Awkward Movie Posters from Russia

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

50 First Dates

Ice Age: Continental Drift, Surrogates, Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over

Bruce Almighty

Alien vs. Predator

Friends with Benefits, The Fast and the Furious


Shrek 2, Avatar

The Crimson Rivers

Peter Pan, Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid

Alice in Wonderland

Bridget Jones’s Diary, Kill Bill

Sex and the City 2, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

The Aviator, The Matrix Revolutions


The Dark Knight, Star Trek




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  1. I actually like the Anaconda.

  2. who is in poster ”kill Bill” ? wtf :D

  3. muhahahahaha in HUILOstan (RUSSLAND) kids are used for work, no other reason why those picks look so awful :DDDD

  4. My question is why are they paintings and not prints that have been Photoshopped with the proper language? Some of them are close, while some of them look like I painted them, especially the rather adorable Anaconda. (I think it must have eaten Hello Kitty.)

    • It seems to be a long-standing tradition that existed all throughout Soviet time in that part of the world.
      Why — I have no idea — I have a suspicion that majority of Western movies were bootlegged in the USSR, and they simply didn’t get original posters. However, Soviet movie posters were hand-painted, too. Could very well be Soviet movies didn’t have posters of that size provided with the movie — majority of hand-painted poster placards here were at least 3x2m or larger.
      Back here in Riga, Latvia, there are still one movie theatre that does it. Their posters are artistically quite decent, compared to majority of the ones seen here.

    • That’s just a good way to keep kids away from computer and to help them express themselves. It also helps to discover their creativity:3

  5. What in the hell! Way too Cheap. Who had painted thoses crap

  6. Oh those russians!

    • Very real, whole soviet time the posters were like this. if move is from USA (CUJ A) it will be made predicilous.

  7. Some of these movies deserve no better posters. like! :)

  8. who is actor ”Yma Turman”? in poster ‘kill Bill’

  9. No doubtly, image of Anaconda was inspired by the PC-game “Worms” from 90th. BTW, fat Alien isn’t so scary as really frightning Scooby-Doo!

  10. It’s great that the Russian’s are using illustrated artwork – but it’s a shame their artists are first grade students.

  11. Cool story but the most part of posters from Belarus and Ukraine. FYI.

  12. Quite charming.
    I don’t know much about Russian cinema culture but maybe it’s tradition for the cinema owner to create their posters and funds are limited so they can’t hire professional illustrators or designers.
    This is no reflection on Russian art in general though. They on a par at least to the US or UK in that regard, we are just ignorant to it as so much of it is repressed by the regime.

  13. It’s probably somewhere in the countryside, where it is chipper to advertise this way

  14. why do u have to be so mean? it breaks my russian heart. i’m gonna go and drink some vodka with my polar bear instead of arguing with you.

  15. that anaconda <3

  16. posters from Belarus and Ukraine

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