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. Chrisse June 27, 2014

    I actually like the Anaconda.

    • haajdhd June 27, 2014

      Anaconda looks like worm on meth!

  2. name June 28, 2014

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

  3. mike June 28, 2014

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

    • Иосиф July 31, 2014

      Сало уронили!

  4. Dr. Lorna June 28, 2014

    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.)

    • Ross July 4, 2014

      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.

    • Andrew July 29, 2014

      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. Mr Y June 28, 2014

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

  6. Vova June 28, 2014

    Oh those russians!

  7. ??? June 28, 2014

    is this real

    • Es Esh Aa June 28, 2014

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

  8. EDL June 28, 2014

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

  9. :) June 28, 2014

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

    • K. June 28, 2014

      Letter “y” in russia is “u”, so it’s Uma Turman, main female character in Kill Bill.

  10. Antony June 29, 2014

    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!

  11. Jamie June 29, 2014

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

    • adam July 2, 2014

      no, they r just drunk or on krokodil the entire time

  12. SPURDO June 30, 2014

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

  13. Shane Chebsey July 1, 2014

    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.

  14. Kate July 2, 2014

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

  15. Andrew July 29, 2014

    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.

  16. Tery August 1, 2014

    that anaconda <3

  17. Ann October 2, 2014

    posters from Belarus and Ukraine

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