12 most imaginative movie wallpapers

These movie wallpapers offer a bit more creativity and imagination than your average still-shot.

You might have the best pencils and know how to draw everything from faces to felines, but these would add up to nothing without a creative mind behind them. Movie wallpapers usually consist of predictable still-shots that are nice to look at but nothing more. As a creative, though, you're probably looking for something a little more imaginative.

That's why we've curated this list of 12 movie-inspired desktop wallpapers, which all offer a different insight into your favourite films. Whether minimal, illustrative or 3D art styles are your bag, there's something here for everyone.

01. The Shining

Show your a real horror buff with this design taken straight from The Shining

If you like your wallpaper creative, abstract and film-related, perhaps this design is for you. Taken from the gloriously retro carpet featured throughout the The Overlook Hotel in Kubrick's 1980 film-adaptation of Stephen King classic, The Shining.

02. The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel is a stunning piece of architecture!

The whole of Wes Anderson's 2014 is a work of art, and pretty much any scene would make a stunning desktop background, but the impressive, pink front of The Grand Budapest Hotel (which is in reality, Palace Bristol Hotel located in the Czech Republic) makes a a grand wallpaper display indeed.

03. The Hunger Games

Two Katniss' for the price of one in this sleek desktop design

We absolutely adore this negative space Hunger Games design. If you are keen to show off your love of the film series but want something a little classier than the bog-standard film wallpaper, this design is sure to capture your imagination.

04. Superman

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Superman fan Joe Stone created this brilliant movie wallpaper

We teamed up with top illustrator and die-hard Superman fan Joe Stone to bring you this exclusive, free wallpaper for your iPhone, iPad and desktop. Celebrating Superman's triumphant comeback to the silver screen back in 2013, it's the perfect wallpaper for any comic fan.

05. Fight Club

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The two personalities clash with this brilliant Fight Club movie wallpaper

"I saw a Fight Club poster the other day on Imgur's website, which inspired me to create this wallpaper," explains designer Alex Cican. "I'm using two exceptional drawings of Brad Pitt and Edward Norton." A brilliant movie wallpaper for members of Fight Club.

06. Princess Mononoke

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The forest spirit from Princess Mononoke makes an appearance

There's plenty of Studio Ghibli movie wallpapers out there, but we just had to include this Princess Mononoke-inspired offering from designer David Lanham. Featuring a forest spirit, a Kodama, set against a life-like background gives it that creative edge we were looking for.

07. The Hobbit

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Which characters will you pick for your customised wallpaper?

Okay, we know we said that we were steering clear of still-shot movie wallpapers – but this one from The Hobbit has a little trick up its sleeve. Launching the 'make your own wallpaper' app, you're able to pick and choose which images you like best from various settings across the film and combine them to make your very own movie wallpaper.

08. Clark to Superman

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Show your love for the Man of Steel with this Superman inspired movie wallpaper

We love a bit of minimalism here at Creative Bloq, and this evocative Superman-inspired movie wallpaper is right up our street. Entitled 'Clark to Superman', two key features of both characters are all that's needed to get the design across.

09. Life of Pi

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Ang Lee's Life of Pi will certainly be a feast for the cinematographer's eye

The cinematography in Ang Lee's Life of Pi is out of this world. The movie certainly got critics in a spin, with this epic whale scene a memorable moment in the film. This movie wallpaper adds an oil-painted effect to make it even more beautiful.

10. Indiana Jones

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Bringing back the old school Indie

Let's just forget about the most recent Indiana Jones release and instead try to concentrate on the old gems. This comic-inspired movie wallpaper will bring a burst of colour to any creative desktop. We love its old school feel; if only the movie makers had felt the same way!

11. Batman

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Which baddie was your favourite in the Nolan series?

Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy produced some of the most successful superhero movies to date. This illustrated movie wallpaper brings all those baddies together including the Joker, Bane and Catwoman. The silhouetted bat backdrop is also a nice touch!

12. Star Wars

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We just had to include a Star Wars movie wallpaper, right?!

How could we compile a list of movie wallpapers without including some sort of Star Wars reference?! Here we go for minimal once again, with this Stormtrooper-inspired movie wallpaper. What more could your desktop want? Well, maybe the other 11 in this list...


A founder member of the Creative Bloq team, Sammy Maine is now a freelance journalist. She also thinks that Buffy the Vampire Slayer is probably the best television series ever created.