I recently did a post showcasing the 50 best movie posters of the 70s but there were so many great posters from that decade that I felt compelled to add 50 more to the list of the greatest posters of arguably the greatest decade for film.
1.) Star Wars
The most iconic of the Star Wars posters, this is the one that was used in the initial 1977 release.
The film's title is French for "Butterfly," referring to Charrière's tattoo and nickname. Beautiful poster.
3.) Up in Smoke
The Stoner classic had a poster that will make you feel very funny!
Classic poster that hung on many a dorm room in the 70s and 80s!
5.) The Towering Inferno
Disaster poster that shows off the mega stars and the inferno!
The horror classic had a poster that chills to the bone!
7.) The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Clever poster for the all-time cult classic!
French poster for Hitchcock's second to last film.
9.) Rocky II
A very cool and rare poster for the Rocky sequel.
10.) Heaven Can Wait
Birney Lettick's illustration for the Warren Beatty 1978 remake of Here Comes Mr. Jordan.
11. The Long Goodbye
Mad Magazine's Jack Davis did the poster for Robert Altman's, The Long Goodbye.
12.) Star Trek The Motion Picture
This is Bob Peak's classic poster for the first Star Trek film.
13.) Pretty Baby
This controversial film from 1978 summed up the film with the tagline on the poster.
14.) What's Up Doc?
A feel good comedy from 1972, screwball comedy pretty much sums it up!
15.) The Hindenburg
Historical disaster film from famed director Robert Wise, beautiful illustration of the zeppelin used for the one sheet.
16. The Last Remake of Beau Geste
Marty Feldman's directorial debut, poster was as cartoonish as the movie and that's a good thing!
17.) Silver Streak
The very first Pairing of Wilder and Pryor!
Another Mad Magazine created movie poster!
19.) Uptown Saturday Night
An all-star cast marketed as a "blackspoitation" film but enjoyed by mainstream audiences.
20.) The French Connection
Photography done right, gritty poster for the 1971 academy award winning classic.
Diana Ross melodrama, had a poster as campy as the film.
The poster for the 1976 Jaws ripoff, also known as, "Jaws with Paws."
Swinging Warren Beatty courts Julie Christie and Goldie Hawn among his many conquests in the very 70s movie, Shampoo.
24.) Bloody Mama
This B movie from Roger Corman had a very clever poster.
25.) Death on the Nile
1978 follow up to Murder On the Orient Express also used Richard Amsel's artwork to great success!
The last Bond of the 70s had an eye-popping poster!
27.) Force Ten From Navarone
Action adventure at it's best!
28.) Slap Shot
A vibrant poster for the 1977 Paul Newman cult classic ice hockey film.
29.) Silent Movie
Master of the parody film, this was Mel Brooks' homage to all things silent movies.
30.) The Big Sleep
Beautiful one sheet again by Richard Amsel, forgettable film but stunning poster!
31.) The Wiz
This 1978 musical retelling of The Wizard of Oz was a flop at the time but is considered a classic now!
32.) The Driver
Walter Hill's moody thriller has a poster to match!
33.) Midnight Express
Harrowing film has a great poster that sets the tone of the film.
Putting the pieces together in the poster just like the film!
35.) The Muppet Movie
Colorful poster for the Muppets first film.
36.) North Dallas Forty
Great poster for the football classic, considered to be one of the best about the game!
37.) Saturday Night Fever
The first poster for the 70s disco classic, pretty much sums up the entire era!
38.) The Sugarland Express
Steven Spielberg's first theatrical film , the poster is as gritty as the film!
39.) Mean Streets
This hugely iconic poster did justice for one of Scorsese's first films!
A robotic and futuristic poster for this great sci-fi western.
41.) Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Spielberg hits it on the head again!
42.) The Mack
Great poster for the cult loved "blackspoitation" film.
43. Return of the Pink Panther
The great Peter Sellers returns!
44.) One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Iconic poster and photograph of Jack Nicholson for the 1975 Oscar winning movie!
One of the most iconic images in all of sci-fi.
46.) Somebody Killed Her Husband
No one was hotter in the 70s than Farrah, but for some reason her big screen starring debut flopped but had an undeniably sexy and well illustrated poster.
German poster for Bob Fosse's directed Academy Award winning classic.
48.) The Great Waldo Pepper
The movie stars Robert Redford as a disaffected World War I pilot who missed the opportunity to fly in combat and his sense of dislocation post-war in the America of the early 1920s.
49.) Airport 1975
Probably the most campy of the disaster films of the 70s, just looking at the poster you can see why, again, that is a good thing!
50.) Soylent Green
Soylent Green is perfect and the poster is priceless.