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50 Stunning Asian Movie Posters

It’s fascinating what information can be learned about a movie simply from taking a glance at the movie poster. Skipping past the obvious such as the title and cast, what is really interesting is determining a film’s tone and atmosphere from its poster alone. Is it violent? Funny? Scary? Quite often the poster alone may answer these questions for you.

Not surprisingly, this is not a trait solely unique to North American cinema. While some presentational factors differ from culture to culture, usually the essence of a movie is plainly communicated through its poster no matter what – or where.

Observing design from another culture’s perspective can be a great source of inspiration. Sometimes it takes a completely unique frame of reference to get those creative juices flowing. It is in this spirit that Smashing Magazine has collected 50 impressive Asian movie posters for your illumination and inspiration. We hope you enjoy them.

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50 Stunning Asian Movie Posters Link

Lady Vengence (2005)953

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Tale Of Two Sisters (2003)5

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Spirited Away (2001)7

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Akira (1988)9

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The Host (2006)3511

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Lust, Caution (2007)13

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The Good, The Bad And The Weird (2008)15

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Game Of Death (1978)17

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Art Of The Devil (2004)19

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Godzilla vs Megalon (1973)21

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Riding Alone For Thousands Of Miles (2005)23

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Muoi (2007)25

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Goliathon (1977)27

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Audition (1999)29

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Exit The Dragon, Enter The Tiger (1976)31

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Love And Honour (2006)33

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The Host (2006)3511

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Inframan (1975)37

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Exodus (2007)39

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My Neighbor Totoro (1988)41

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Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance (2002)43

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The Sun Also Rises (2007)45

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The Mysterians (1957)47

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Chungking Express (1994)49

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Seven Samurai (1954)51

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Trivial Matters (2007)53

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Whispering Corridors 4 (2005)55

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Atragon II (1969)57

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CJ7 (2008)59

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Enter The Dragon (1973)61

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Blind Mountain (2007)63

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Deadly China Doll (1972)65

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Neighbor No. 13 (2005)67

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Legend Of Dinosaurs And Monster Birds (1977)69

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Steamboy (2004)71

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The Banquet (2006)73

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Kwaidan (1964)75

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Kamikazee Girls (2004)77

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Super Man Chu (1973)79

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3-Iron (2004)81

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The Street Fighter (1974)83

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Ju-on: The Grudge (2003)85

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The Chinese Connection (1972)87

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Destroy All Monsters (1968)89

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Forgive And Forget (2008)91

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Gojira (1954)93

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Lady Vengence (2005)953

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Dreams (1990)97

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Shogun Assassin (1980)99

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Oldboy (2003)101

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  1. 1 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/10/12/50-beautiful-movie-posters/
  2. 2 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/09/28/60-inspiring-concert-posters-from-10-amazing-artists/
  3. 3 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0451094/
  4. 4 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0451094/
  5. 5 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0365376/
  6. 6 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0365376/
  7. 7 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0245429/
  8. 8 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0245429/
  9. 9 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094625/
  10. 10 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094625/
  11. 11 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0468492/
  12. 12 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0468492/
  13. 13 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0808357/
  14. 14 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0808357/
  15. 15 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0901487/
  16. 16 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0901487/
  17. 17 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077594/
  18. 18 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077594/
  19. 19 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0444759/
  20. 20 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0444759/
  21. 21 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070122/
  22. 22 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070122/
  23. 23 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0437447/
  24. 24 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0437447/
  25. 25 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0937231/
  26. 26 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0937231/
  27. 27 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076164/
  28. 28 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076164/
  29. 29 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0235198/
  30. 30 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0235198/
  31. 31 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074506/
  32. 32 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074506/
  33. 33 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0483578/
  34. 34 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0483578/
  35. 35 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0468492/
  36. 36 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0468492/
  37. 37 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073168/
  38. 38 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073168/
  39. 39 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1091616/
  40. 40 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1091616/
  41. 41 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096283/
  42. 42 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096283/
  43. 43 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0310775/
  44. 44 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0310775/
  45. 45 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0769507/
  46. 46 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0769507/
  47. 47 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050251/
  48. 48 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050251/
  49. 49 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109424/
  50. 50 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109424/
  51. 51 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047478/
  52. 52 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047478/
  53. 53 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1149603/
  54. 54 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1149603/
  55. 55 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0470967/
  56. 56 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0470967/
  57. 57 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064470/
  58. 58 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064470/
  59. 59 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0940709/
  60. 60 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0940709/
  61. 61 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070034/
  62. 62 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070034/
  63. 63 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1020972/
  64. 64 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1020972/
  65. 65 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0165315/
  66. 66 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0165315/
  67. 67 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0443205/
  68. 68 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0443205/
  69. 69 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085830/
  70. 70 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085830/
  71. 71 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0348121/
  72. 72 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0348121/
  73. 73 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0465676/
  74. 74 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0465676/
  75. 75 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058279/
  76. 76 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058279/
  77. 77 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0416220/
  78. 78 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0416220/
  79. 79 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0201209/
  80. 80 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0201209/
  81. 81 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0423866/
  82. 82 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0423866/
  83. 83 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073756/
  84. 84 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073756/
  85. 85 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0364385/
  86. 86 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0364385/
  87. 87 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068767/
  88. 88 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068767/
  89. 89 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063172/
  90. 90 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063172/
  91. 91 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1268793/
  92. 92 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1268793/
  93. 93 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047034/
  94. 94 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047034/
  95. 95 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0451094/
  96. 96 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0451094/
  97. 97 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100998/
  98. 98 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100998/
  99. 99 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081506/
  100. 100 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081506/
  101. 101 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0364569/
  102. 102 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0364569/
  103. 103 http://www.impawards.com/
  104. 104 http://www.imdb.com/
  105. 105 http://picasaweb.google.com/weirdposters/
  106. 106 http://www.dianying.com/en/posters/
  107. 107 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/10/12/50-beautiful-movie-posters/
  108. 108 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/09/28/60-inspiring-concert-posters-from-10-amazing-artists/
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  1. 1

    wow! truly inspiring

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  2. 2

    I think this one is better than what you listed (‘The Host’ poster).

    http://www.impawards.com/2007/host_ver3.html

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  3. 3

    Time to watch some new movies. ^__^

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  4. 4

    Always impressive, bur I don’t agree with the “CJ7” one, in my opinion way too eastrern styled. Thanks for the inspiration and mind traveling !!

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  5. 5

    Klaas van Wachteren

    October 30, 2008 5:28 am

    Genius Collection.

    A gallery what have been cool.
    Loading times are not this sexy :-)

    http://www.vinergy.org

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  6. 6

    For God, PLEASE make small posts in RSS. Like PSDTuts

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  7. 7

    Truly inspiring posters. I found a few in there I forgot a long time ago, time to visit the video store soon.

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  8. 8

    wonderful list!
    I am lucky to hv seen most of these movies ;)

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  9. 9

    I really love asian film as it doesn’t follow the predictable paths that western ones seem to and as we can see it generates some awesome artwork …

    Godzilla ftw

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  10. 10

    You had a utterly bad host !
    I can’t load them all ! So many blank !

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  11. 11

    Note to self: rent the film Kamikazee Girls

    Thank you Smashing Magazine!
    http://www.keelingdesign.com

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  13. 13

    Nice collection there. I
    though, “The Host” is actualy brazilian, cuz its in portuguese.

    Link [adwtf.blogspot.com]

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    An RSS Subscriber

    October 30, 2008 6:23 am

    Please please please, make partial rss feeds!

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  15. 15

    Great Posters! , truly inspiring pictures and they take me back too, Great sense of lighting and composition in these.

    Love the old school ones! ..

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  16. 16

    No doubt these are good. What I find sad is how “Asian” has been restricted to only a few countries and south east asian posters have been left out altogether.

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  17. 17

    Cool list. I have seen and even own several of these movies. Sad to see Casshern didn’t make the list.

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  18. 18

    Art Of The Devil (2004)
    Movie from Thailand
    :D

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  19. 19

    Nice posters!

    One I also like but it isn’t on the lis is Casshern. =)

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  20. 20

    Where are the Bollywood posters or does Asia not include India?

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