40 Creative Pictogram Recreations of Popular Movie Posters

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A movie poster plays an important role in movie marketing. Sometimes, all it takes is a mesmerizing photo, the right mix of colors, and an attention-worthy font to grab our attention and pique our interest in the movie. As such, movie posters are an art form in itself.

It’s no wonder then, that movie posters are as iconic as movies they promote and can fetch quite a price. In addition to that, movie poster redesigns are quite common among designers as each of us wants to give our own take on the movie.

A popular way to redesign movie posters is through the use of pictograms. Pictorial symbols that represent a word or a phrase are the earliest known form of writing are used to tell the story of the movie, resulting in fascinating and creative designs.

If you’re working on a movie poster design or if you’re interested in pushing the limits of your creativity, you’re in the right place. In this roundup, we’re featuring the best creative pictogram recreations of popular movie posters.

You’ll find pictogram posters for iconic movies such as Pulp Fiction, Jaws, Magnolia, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and many more. The best part about these recreations is that they immediately give you a strong sense of the story so it’s easy to recognize which movie they represent even if you’ve only heard of them and not watched them.

Check out the full collection below and use them as an inspiration then feel free to get creative and put your own spin on it.

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Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction movie poster in a pictogram style

Coffee and Cigarettes

Coffee and Cigarettes pictogram poster inspiration movie

Legion

Legion movie poster in a pictogram style

2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey pictogram poster inspiration movie

A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange movie poster in a pictogram style

Blood Diamond

Blood Diamond pictogram poster inspiration movie

Devil

Devil movie poster in a pictogram style

Eyes Wide Shut

Eyes Wide Shut pictogram poster inspiration movie

Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451 movie poster in a pictogram style

From Paris with Love

From Paris with Love pictogram poster inspiration movie

Full Metal Jacket

Full Metal Jacket movie poster in a pictogram style

Hellraiser

Hellraiser pictogram poster inspiration movie

Hot Fuzz

Hot Fuzz movie poster in a pictogram style

Hunger

Hunger pictogram poster inspiration movie

Inception

Inception movie poster in a pictogram style

Inglourious Basterds

Inglourious Basterds pictogram poster inspiration movie

Irreversible

Irreversible movie poster in a pictogram style

Jaws

Jaws pictogram poster inspiration movie

Leaving Las Vegas

Leaving Las Vegas movie poster in a pictogram style

Magnolia

Magnolia pictogram poster inspiration movie

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest movie poster in a pictogram style

One Love

One Love pictogram poster inspiration movie

Phone Booth

Phone Booth movie poster in a pictogram style

Point Break

Point Break pictogram poster inspiration movie

Psycho

Psycho movie poster in a pictogram style

Rosemary’s Baby

Rosemary's Baby pictogram poster inspiration movie

Shaun of the Dead

Shaun of the Dead movie poster in a pictogram style

Spider Man

Spider Man pictogram poster inspiration movie

Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver movie poster in a pictogram style

The Matrix

The Matrix pictogram poster inspiration movie

There Will Be Blood

There Will Be Blood movie poster in a pictogram style

This Is It

This Is It pictogram poster inspiration movie

Titanic

Titanic movie poster in a pictogram style

Tron

Tron pictogram poster inspiration movie

Twins

Twins movie poster in a pictogram style

Up

Up pictogram poster inspiration movie

Up In the Air

Up In the Air movie poster in a pictogram style

Wall Street

Wall Street pictogram poster inspiration movie

Waterworld

Waterworld movie poster in a pictogram style

World Trade Center

World Trade Center pictogram poster inspiration movie