The 10 Most Beautiful Movie Posters Of 2013

This was a great year for movies. From blockbuster sequels like Iron Man 3 and Star Trek: Into Darkness to fact-based dramas like 12 Years a Slave and Captain Phillips, there was something for everyone.

Fortunately for the movie poster enthusiasts among us, this year's films also brought a pantheon of beautiful movie posters for us to admire. Here are some of 2013's best.

1. The Kings of Summer

Via: IMP Awards

It's a risky move to make your tag line larger than your movie's title, but with a quote this exultant, it works. Plus, has there ever been an image that evokes as much freedom and joy as three adolescent boys jumping into a river?

2. Gravity

Via: Rope of Silicon

Simple with a short but haunting tag line and picture. With big names like Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, do you really need anything flashy?

3. Disconnect

Via: IMP Awards

Playing on the trend of putting QR codes on movie posters, this film about the dangers of our constantly plugged-in culture creates a QR code out of selfies and other Instagram-like pictures. A straight-forward way to both critique and capitalize on our obsession with technology.

4. Inside Llewyn Davis

Via: IMP Awards

The faded background and simple color scheme makes this poster look like an old concert bill — or that comfy vintage band tee you never want to take off. A mellow poster for an unassuming and bleak film.

5. I'm So Excited!

Via: Spotlight Report

Reminiscent of the delightful title sequence from the similarly party-and-plane-themed Catch Me If You Can, this delightfully poppy 60s homage is just right for a film saturated in campiness and fun. 

6. Nebraska

Via: IMP Awards

A lot of movie posters use a profile as a graphic and classy way to display their film's star. This one works because of the shock of white, wispy hair that establishes the film's protagonist as disheveled and a bit sad.

7. Ain't Them Bodies Saints

Via: Rope of Silicon

A painted poster? The medium itself immediately makes this poster stand out. It's as beautiful as it is unexpected.

8. World War Z

Via: IMP Awards

Well, this is terrifying. Nothing says "apocalyptic disaster movie" quite like a tower of zombies attacking a helicopter.

9. John Dies at the End

Via: IMP Awards

There is something so refreshing about this unusual movie poster. With its decidedly classic feel, it looks like a quirky mix of Indiana Jones, Jurassic ParkBack to the Future, and almost every other film made in the 80s and 90s.

10. The Great Gatsby

Via: Fonts in Use

No actors, setting, or props needed — just a beautiful Art Deco pattern that hints at the elaborate lavishness of the film itself.