A Collection of Hand-Painted Movie Posters From Africa


This art form in African countries was at its peak during the 1980s and 1990s. During this time, artists would let their imagination run wild in order to create posters that would never fail to draw audiences to Africa’s dilapidated cinema halls, so they used their fantasy to add scenes, weapons, and characters that didn’t even exist in the original movie.


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  1. Zuma Nation March 2, 2018

    There are a lot of white people on those posters. The only white people in Africa I am aware of live in SA. I guess they will be moving back to Holland pretty soon as they will have no where to live? Then who will buy the tickets?

    • I have a pet rat

    • German Machine Gun March 2, 2018

      There are more countries in Africa with white citizens. But discrimination against whites is rising. And why shouldn’t it? The natives learned it from the white.

    • No diversity in Africa? :(

    • @Rattus
      There is a lot of diversity
      Your question sounds racy
      Rattus I wouldn’t have thought you of all people would be racist

    • Rattus-Lofssor March 2, 2018

      How diverse is a country with only black people?

    • Again, none of the above are me, and I used to live in Harare, so I am well aware of at least Zimbabwe’s diversity. Africa, of course, is a continent comprised of many countries, each with a different culture.

      And may I say, should you ever have the opportunity to visit Lake Kariba, take it. I don’t recommend swimming, though. Schistosomiasis.

    • Rattus-fake March 2, 2018

      @Former-Rattus do you consider diversity when the population is of different races or when it’s not white race?
      Because we hear people saying a 99% black population has diversity, when in fact it does not.

    • @fake, you are aware that culture and diversity are predicated on more than degrees of pigmentation, aren’t you? Or are you one of those who consider China and Japan to be the same place?

    • Rattus-posterior March 2, 2018

      I’m actually green color

    • @TEMPNAME so why people say there is no diversity in movie with all white people with background from different places of Europe?
      Your logic makes no sense.

    • @GMG: Of course, we all know that discrimination against whites is OK. And lest we forget, it was blacks that sold other blacks into slavery during the slave trade.

  2. Those are awesome. I would very much like to purchase the Catwoman poster.

    • Fake name Catman or rattus either one of these

    • I’m a faker who fakes females’ accounts to get approval from other misogynistic losers. I’m not even a man. I’m a worm. I’ll be forever alone. :-(

    • Have you ever tried injera? It’s delicious

    • @oh snap
      I see a crazy trump supporter

  3. The guy above the flames in Mr Nice Guy is rattus.

    • I should be so lucky. I am waaaaay more unattractive than that.

    • @Tempname
      You don’t sound unattractive unless you’re a man that’s trolling

    • Well thank you Rolf32. That is genuinely one of the nicest things anyone has ever postef to me. However, it’s true. I am an unattractive woman.

  4. These movies don’t mean Cr*p when I was young I used to use flip books

  5. Tony Clifton March 2, 2018

    the drawing of Cindy Crawford in the fair game poster looks like Anthony Kiedis from RHCP.

  6. Iron Hippo March 2, 2018

    They managed to spell “Schwarzenegger” but went with “runing” ?

    • Schwarzenegger is a proper name, running is a word in an unfamiliar language. I can spell Putin, cannot for the life of me spell da svedanya.

    • Goober the not Funny March 3, 2018

      They would have rum out of space??

  7. The Jurassic Park is amazing! Better than the movie itself!

  8. Terrible and illiterate. The “artist(s)” need to be hung from the nearest tree!

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