Movie Poster Font

It seems like one of the major searches we get are on the keywords for movie fonts or “movie poster font”, or the fonts for some specific movie. So rather than trying to fight it, we’ll provide some links to specific movie font resources. Note that a lot of the more esoteric fonts are hand created or based on an existing font.

First up is Linotype:

The page for Current Movie Fonts >>
It contains titles like Inception, The Fighter, The Social Network, The King’s Speech, Black Swan, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Salt, Knight and Day, Grown Ups, Cats and Dogs, Moon, Killers, Toy Story 3 and The Karate Kid.

The page for Movie Fonts 2003 – 2006 >>
It contains titles like The Departed, The Fast and the Furious 3 – Tokyo Drift, The Ladykillers, The Black Dahlia, Man on Fire, The Forgotten, The Stepford Wives, Rocky Balboa, The Terminal, An Inconvenient Truth, Shall we Dance?, The Good Shepherd, Lost in Translation, The Queen, Alien vs. Predator, Das Parfum, La vie en rose, Scoop, Catwoman, Flags of our Fathers and New York Minute.

The page for Classic Movie Fonts >>
Titles include Rain Man, Gone With the Wind, Rocky, The Silence of the Lambs, Pearl Harbour, The Untouchables, Ghostbusters, Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi and Titanic.

AbstractFonts.com:
AbstractFonts.com has an active forum where users can post their font identification questions and the main site features over 12,000 free fonts.

Typophile.com:
Typophile.com has a forum as well called the Type ID Board, and is another great resource for font IDs.

Tim Girvin:
Tim Girvin (Strategic Branding & Design) has designed more than 400 titles for movies such as The Lord of The Ring, The Matrix, Apocalypse Now, Sleepy Hollow, Tombstone and Unforgiven.

Luc Devroye:
Luc Devroye of McGill University has an extensive movie font list here at cg.scs.carleton.ca/~luc/movie.html. You’ll have to use your browser search function to cruise this page.

Individual Movie Titles:

300 Movie Font – We believe it’s actually a handcrafted font, but one font that emulates it’s “splatter” look is called Steadmanesque that is based on famed illustrator Ralph Steadman’s style – a free version is available here on abstractfonts.com.

The Lord of the Rings Movie Font:
Tim Girvin did the title, but it’s been suggested that it’s based on
Octavian Font
, and not the ubiquitous Trajan font.

Twilight Movie Font:
Looks like this is probably the book font, Zephyr Regular, but not the movie title font.

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