MovieGoods: Best Movie Posters of 2009 Were Not Found in Theaters

Despite the significant amount of money spent by studios for movie posters, the best of 2009 did not come from a traditional design house.

Jan 19, 2010, 10:30 ET from MovieGoods Inc.

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Online retailer MovieGoods has released its list for the "Best Movie Posters of 2009," and not one could have been found on display at a local theater during the year.

MovieGoods' chief, Bob McLauchlan, said that after studying the hundreds of movie posters released in 2009, the company believes the very best designs came from outside the traditional design houses and were instead created by the Turner Classic Movies team for their "Summer under the Stars" promotion.

"There were some very good movie posters to come out of the marketing departments of the major studios for 2009. In terms of design, layout and creativity, we feel like the TCM team set a new standard," McLauchlan said.

Each year, Turner Classic Movies dedicates the month of August to "Summer under the Stars" – each day being dedicated to one of Hollywood's most enduring stars. To promote the event, TCM released re-imagined versions of movie posters designs. "Dr. Strangelove" and "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" are among the classics that were included.

While the TCM movie posters took the top spots on the MovieGoods' list, they weren't the only "Best Of" posters included for 2009.

The MovieGoods' list includes other categories as well as the "best of" list. There are 17 categories in all, including five posters from 2009 for the "Best Theatrical Movie Poster." Visit for the complete list and to see the best movie posters of 2009.

MovieGoods is the market leader for movie posters and other movie-related consumer products. Based in Las Vegas, MovieGoods sells new and vintage movie posters, photos, and more. The company is also the leading destination for original studio posters and unique foreign and independent film posters. For more information about the company and available products, please visit, email at or call (702) 382-7414.

Turner Classic Movies is a Peabody Award-winning network celebrating 15 years of presenting great films, uncut and commercial-free, from the largest film libraries in the world.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

SOURCE MovieGoods Inc.