The internet is calling out the most misleading movie poster designs

A well-designed movie poster can do wonders to create excitement about a new film. There are a range of strategies that film posters can adopt, from depicting every member of an all-star cast to a more enigmatic approach that stirs up intrigue. But what a movie really shouldn't do is completely mislead the audience about what to expect. 

Sometimes, though, it seems poster designers take desperate measures to reel cinemagoers in. At least, that's the opinion of those contributing to a discussion dedicated to the topic on Reddit. From gritty dramas portrayed as light-hearted comedies to the use of actors that are killed off in the first five minutes or situations that simply don't happen in the film in any way, people might be asking for their money back if they chose a film based on the poster designs below. For more poster inspiration, see our pick of the best print adverts.

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.