What makes a great poster? It’s about a lot more than just being visually striking. The most memorable posters for films and television series manage to capture the atmosphere and energy of what it’s like to experience the works themselves, not just visually express a character or plot element. That brings us to the best posters of the 2021. Whether it was Warner Bros. capturing the awe-inspiring scale of “Dune” or HBO channeling its inner slime puppy and playing into one of the most delicious relationships on “Succession,” the best posters of the year didn’t just sell the hell out of their titles. They managed to capture what makes watching those titles so special.
Below is IndieWire’s full collection of the best film and television posters of 2021.