16 Movie Posters Inspired By World Famous Art Masterpieces


Poster designs combine different types of art, and sometimes carry inspirations from famous art works. Of course, movie posters are original art works on their own and they are a very important part of the movie. We gathered 16 beautiful movie posters that were inspired by famous art masterpieces in this post.

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1. Melancholia (2011)

Inspired by "Ophelia" by John Everett Millais.

2. Scream (1996)

Inspired by Edvard Munch's iconic work "The Scream".

3. Days of Heaven (1978)

This movie produced by Terrence Malik carries traces of Edward Hopper's painting, "Christina's World." You can see it more detailed in certain frames of the movie.

4. For Colored Girls (2010)

Inspired by the piece of Piet Mondrian, "Composition with Red Blue and Yellow."

5. Midnight in Paris (2011)

"Starry Night" by Vincent van Gogh was used.

6. The Fall (2006)

The movie famous with its artistic essence, has a poster similar to the painting "Face of Mae West" by Salvador Dali.

7. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

The poster is a recreation of the masterpiece by Michelangelo, "The Creation of Adam."

8. Bruce Almighty (2003)

The same masterpiece of Michelangelo was reinterpreted in this poster design too.

9. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Salvador Dali's work "In Voluptas Mors" is used as a small detail in the poster.

10. Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

It is thought to be a recreation of the masterpiece "Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog" by Caspar David Friedrich.

11. Madea’s Family Reunion (2006)

Inspired by Andy Warhol's "Portrait of Marilyn Monroe."

12. The Exorcist (1973)

Carries inspirations from "The Empire of Lights" by René Magritte. 

13. For Richer or Poorer (1997)

Inspired by the masterpiece of Grant Wood, "American Gothic."

14. The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)

Recreation of the masterpiece "Christ of Saint John of the Cross" by Salvador Dali.

15. The Expendables 2 (2012)

"The Last Supper" by Leonardo da Vinci was recreated. 

16. The Descent (2005)

Recreation of Salvador Dali's "In Voluptas Mors."

Bonus: Heat (1995)

The scene we see Robert De Niro in is actually a recreation of "Pacific" by Alex Colville.

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