Spielberg’s ‘E.T.’ ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ join ‘The Goonies’ as Best Posters of 1980s

Another “Best Of” list puts Steven Spielberg’s works at the top of that list. Female First published their new “Greatest Posters of 80’s” and three films from Spielberg’s resume: E.T., The Goonies and Raiders of the Lost Ark.

“The eighties saw the big budget franchise really take off, while horror, war films, and comedy continued to enjoy success,” the article begins.

et-movie-poster-2E.T.: The Extra-terrestrial


There is no great children’s movie than E.T. – in my humble opinion, it also remains Steven Spielberg’s greatest directorial achievement.


The movie follows Elliott, who befriends an alien who is stranded on Earth. The end of this movie makes me cry every time. They really don’t make kid’s films like this anymore.


E.T. has not one but two fantastic posters – the one below was by John Alvin: who is behind some of the greatest movie posters. Alvin used his own daughter as the human hand model for this poster.


It is believed that Spielberg had the idea for the poster having been inspired by Michelangelo’s painting, The Creation of Adam.

Raiders of the Lost Ark

The eighties saw Indiana Jones hit the big screen for the first time… he has gone on to become one of the most iconic heroes of all time.

Indiana Jones was the second successful franchise for Harrison Ford of the decade – the first being Star Wars – as he teamed up with director Steven Spielberg.

Richard Amsel had enjoyed a long career designing film posters before Raiders of the Lost Ark came along, and yet it remains his most iconic and famous piece of work.

Check out one below.

The Goonies

The Goonies was another stand out children’s film of the eighties, and a movie that still has a very special place in my heart.

Richard Donner was in the director’s chair, while Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, and Corey Feldman all starred.

The movie followed a group of friends who set off to find the lost treasure of pirate One-Eyed-Willie. But with the Fratellis on their tail, there is danger around every corner.

The Goonies had a series of fan posters, but the Drew Struzan designed artwork is my favorite.

Read the full article HERE


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