Best taglines on movie posters

 

Alien movie poster

 

« In space no one can hear you scream. » With these few words, the movie poster of Alien says it all : it will be terrifying, it will be in the vacuum of space, and noone will come to help you. This fantastic tagline, frequently imitated since, is now considered as one of most important taglines ever created for movie posters.

 

Here is a selection of great movie taglines, selected for you by Mauvais-genres.com. 

 

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Best taglines on Sci-Fi movie posters

 

Alien (1979)
« In space, no one can hear you scream. » (USA)
This movie tagline is one of the most famous ever created, and a source of inspiration for many movie posters created since. It would have been imagined by the wife of Phil Gips, who is the co-creator of the Alien US movie poster, with Stephen Frankfurt.
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Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
« A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... » (USA).
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Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
« Close Encounter of the First Kind - Sighting of a UFO. Close Encounter of the Second Kind - Physical Evidence. Close Encounter of the Third Kind - Contact. WE ARE NOT ALONE. » (USA)
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E.T.: The Extra-terrestrial (1982)
« He is afraid. He is totally alone. He is 3,000,000 light years from home. » (USA)
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Mad Max (1979)
« The maximum force of the future » (USA)
« The last law in a world gone out of control. Pray that he's out there somewhere. » (UK)

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Back to the Future II (1989)
« Getting back was only the beginning. » (USA)
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A Clockwork Orange (1971)
« Being the adventures of a young man whose principal interests are rape, ultra-violence and Beethoven. » (USA)
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Rollerball (1975)
« In the not too distant future, wars will no longer exist. But there will be Rollerball. » (USA).

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12 Monkeys (1995)
« The future is history » (USA). Excellent tagline for a movie about time travel, remake of Chris Marker's film La Jetée (1962).
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Soylent Green (1973)
« People never change. They'll do anything to get what they need. And they need SOYLENT GREEN. » (USA).
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They Live (1988)
« You see them on the street. You watch them on TV. You might even vote for one this fall. You think they're people just like you. You're wrong. Dead wrong. » (USA).
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Robocop (1987)
« Part man, part machine, all cop. » (USA)
« 50% homme. 50% machine. 100% flic. » (France). Not very subtle, mais very effective.
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AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004)
« Whoever wins ... We lose. » (USA). Indeed.
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Star Trek (2009)
« The future begins. » (USA).
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Terminator Salavation (2009)
« The End Begins » (USA).
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Mars Attacks ! (1996)
« Nice planet. We'll take it! » (USA, UK).
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Predator 2 (1990)
« He's coming to town with a few days to kill. » (USA)
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Moon (2009)
« The last place you'd ever expect to find yourself » (USA).

 

Godzilla (1998)

« Size Does Matter. ». (USA) No comment.

 

Muppets from Space (1999)
« Space. It's not as deep as you think. » (USA). One the funniest tagline ever!

 

The Iron Giant (1999)
« It came from outer space ! » (USA) A reference to the cult 1953 sci-fi movie.

 

WALL-E (2008)
« In Space, No One Can Hear You Clean. » (USA). A very funny tribute to Alien famous tagline.

 

Spaceballs (1987)
« May The Farce Be With You. » (USA) A tribute to Star Wars famous tagline, Spaceballs being a parody of the legendary saga.

 

Best taglines on Horror movie posters

 

Dawn of the Dead (1978)
« When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth. » (USA).

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The Thing (1982)
« Man is The Warmest Place to Hide. » (UK).

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Gremlins (1984)
« Cute. Clever. Mischievous. Intelligent. Dangerous » (USA)
« Don't get him wet, keep him out of bright light, and never feed him after midnight. » (UK).
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Gremlins 2 (1990)
« We told you. Remember the rules. You didn't listen. » (USA)
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Night of the Living Dead (1968)
« They keep coming back in a bloodthirsty lust for HUMAN FLESH! » (USA).
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Zombi 2 (1979)
« We are going to eat you ! ». (USA)
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Scanners (1981)
« 10 Seconds: The Pain Begins. 15 Seconds: You Can't Breathe. 20 Seconds: You Explode. Their thoughts can kill! » (USA).
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Last House on the Left (1972)

« Mari, seventeen, is dying. Even for her the worst is yet to come! ».

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

« Who will survive and what will be left of them ? » (USA).

The french tagline is simply « APRES 5 ANS D'INTERDICTION » ("after 5 years of interdiction"). Indeed, the movie was censored for 5 years in France. The british censorship was even longer : it took 25 years for the movie to be in movie theatres !
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The Blob (1988)
« Scream now, while there's still room to breathe. » (USA).

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The Fly (1986)
« Be afraid. Be very afraid. ».
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The Lift (1983)
« Take the stairs! Take the stairs! For God's sake take the stairs! » (USA)
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Rosemary's baby (1968)
« Pray for Rosemary's baby. » (USA). Here the movie title is the tagline itself.
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A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
« If Nancy doesn't wake up screaming, she won't wake up at all. » (USA).
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Dracula (1992)
« Love never dies » (USA).
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Jaws 2 (1978)

« Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water. » (USA).
« One good bite deserves another ! » (USA rerelease 1980).
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Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

« A different set of jaws » (USA).

A great tribute to Jaws (same year in movie theatres).

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Ghoulies (1984)

« They'll get you in the end! » (USA). 

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Army of Darkness (1992)
« Trapped in time. Surrounded by evil. Low on gas. »
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Eight Legged Freaks (2002)
« Let the squashing begins ! » (USA).
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Shaun of the Dead (2004)
« A romantic comedy. With zombies. » (USA)
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The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
« The lucky ones die first » (USA)
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Driller Killer (1979)
« It's cheaper than a chainsaw ».

 

Scary Movie 3 (2003)
« Great trilogies come in threes. ». (USA)

 

Saw 2 (2005)
« Oh yes.., there will be blood. » (USA)

How to make a monster (1958)

« It will scare the living yell out of you » (USA).

 

The crawling eye (1958)

« The nightmare terror of the slithering eye that unleashed agonizing horror on a screaming world! » (USA).  Irresistible.

 

I was a teenage Frankenstein (1957)

« Body of a boy! Mind of a monster! Soul of an unearthly thing! » (USA).

Arachnophobia (1990)
« Eight legs, two fangs and an attitude. » (USA).

 

Best taglines on Action / Adventure movie posters

 

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
« If adventure has a name ... it must be Indiana Jones. » (USA).
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Conan the Barbarian (1982)
« Thief. Warrior. Gladiator. King » (USA).
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Goldeneye (1995)
« You know the name. You know the number. » (USA)
Yes we do : James Bond, l'agent 007.
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Cobra (1986)
« Crime is a Disease. Meet the cure. » (USA).
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The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
« This year, a sweater won't do. » (USA).

Best taglines on Thriller / Crime movie posters

 

Deliverance (1982)
« This is the weekend they didn't play golf. » (USA)
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Taxi driver (1976)
« On every street in every city, there's a nobody who dreams of being a somebody. » (USA)
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Fargo (1996)
« A lot can happen in the middle of nowhere. ». (USA)
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Best taglines on drama movie posters

 

The Graduate (1968)

« This is Benjamin. He's a little worried about his future. » (USA).

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The Truman Show (1998)
« On the air. Unaware. » (USA).
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The Secretary (2002)
« Assume the position. » (USA)
 

Easy Rider (1969)
« A man went looking for America. And couldn't find it anywhere. » (USA)

 

American Beauty (1999)
« ...look closer. » (USA).

 

The Social Network (2010)
« You don't get to 500 million friends without making a few ennemies » (USA)

 

Best taglines on comedy movie posters 

 

A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
« A tale of murder, lust, greed, revenge, and seafood. » (USA).
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The Big Lebowski (1998)
« Her life was in their hands. Now her toe is in the mail. » (UK)

 

Clerks (1994)
« Just because they serve you doesn't mean they like you. » (USA).

 

The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005)
« The longer you wait, the harder it gets. »

 

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
« Family isn't a word. It's a sentence. » (USA).

 

Vixen : « Is she woman... or animal? » (USA)

Super Vixens : « Too much for one movie » (USA)

Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! : « Superwomen! Belted, buckled and booted! » (USA)

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This list will be completed regularly. Please feel free to contact us in order to add new movie posters taglines. 

 

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Mauvais Genres.