It’s evening- a typical weekday evening and we city dwellers are where we’re expected to be. Damn! It never seems to end does it? Moving at snail pace, listening to the cacophony of hoots, sniffing on the whiff of exhaust fumes and then looking on ahead at the sight of anything but a clear straight road. In no time, our eyes begin to search the surrounding for distraction as a means of escape from a journey that seems to only fuel our frustration levels inch by inch as we move through hectic peak hour traffic.

By distraction I’m talking about those big time attention seekers we call billboard ads, and to be more precise- film posters! While most film posters evoke in us a ‘blah’ response; there are also some that instantly capture our imagination. Here we take a look at fifteen of Hollywood’s most fascinating film posters that have succeeded in driving crowds- Crowds that are led by the power of their own preconceptions and expectations to finally land a seat in the cinema hall. Have a look!

Kill Bill (2003)

A bride wielding a sword? Now that’s one ‘Killer’ concept!

Perfume (2007)

A gorgeous dame fading into blood red petals. Chilling yet Charming!

The Fan (1981)

The theme cuts right through this poster!

The U.S. vs. John Lennon (2006)

The deuces- Perfect representation of Lennon!

Rocky (1976)

Badly bruised, but standing tall- This poster does say it all!

The Howling (1981)

This poster screams horror.

Mean Streets (1973)

Doesn’t this poster ‘blow’ your mind away?

Eyes of Laura Mars (1978)

Simple concept yet aesthetically amazing.

The Dark Knight (2008)

When the poster has a villain like this, you know it’s one bad-ass movie.

Pulp Fiction (1994)

How could we not include this one?

The Memory Thief (2007)

A poster capable of arresting anybody’s attention- ANYBODY’S!

V for Vendetta (2006)

Because an iconic movie deserves an iconic poster.

The Good The Bad And The Ugly Italian Version (1966)

Simply a Captivating composition!

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Center of attention and in control. (Oh, & that’s one dramatic background!)

Attack of the 50ft. Woman (1958)

Because an iconic movie deserves an iconic poster.

While the list could go on forever, we had to place a full stop at #No.15. But we’d like to know if any of your personal favorites features (or doesn’t) on our list of Hollywood’s Top 15 Fascinating Film Posters. Do drop in your comment below!