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Ali Plumb's Best 21st Century Movie Poster Taglines

There are beautiful movie posters... and there are beautiful movie poster taglines. A delightful art that combined wit, wisdom and flat-out punning, crafting taglines for films is a glorious, wonderful thing and something I truly appreciate.

And by that I mean 'am totally obsessed with'.

As if to prove that statement, I've put together a list of ten of my favourites from the 21st century - otherwise you end up with a list of the undeniable greats and there's no room for anything newer to get a pat on the back.

For example, here are some beloved classics that won't be on my list today, what with them being from the 20th century and all:

Alien (1979) - 'In space, no one can hear you scream.'
The Fly (1986) - 'Be Afraid. Be very afraid.'
Monty Python And The Holy Grail (1975) - 'Makes Ben-Hur look like an epic.'
The Naked Gun (1988) - 'If you only see one movie this year... you need to get out more often.'
True Lies (1994) - 'When he said I do, he never said what he did.'
Predator 2 (1990) - 'He's in town with a few days to kill.'

And so on and so on and so on. But there is one other type of poster tagline also worth touching on: the 'so bad it's good', and I must admit, I'm a sucker for those ones too. So before we dig into the out-and-out great stuff from the past two decades, here are some toe-curling gems too:

Domino (2018) - 'Murder can lead to deadlier crimes.'
The Meg (2018) - 'Pleased to eat you.'
Time Freak (2018) - 'If at first you don't succeed, build a time machine.'
The Man With The Iron Fists (2012) - 'You can't spell kung fu without F and U.'
Crank: High Voltage (2009) - 'He was dead but he got better.'
The Pacifier (2005) - 'Prepare for bottle.'

Some of those ones may actually be excellent, it's just a matter of perspective, I suppose. But enough dilly-dallying! Time for the top ten:

10 | Finding Dory (2016) - 'An unforgettable journey she probably won't remember.'

9 | A Good Day To Die Hard (2013) - 'Yippee Ki-Yay Mother Russia.'

8 | The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005) - 'The longer you wait, the harder it gets.'

7 | How To Lose A Guy In Ten Days (2003) - 'One of them is lying. So is the other.'

6 | Ocean's 8 (2018) - 'Every Con Has Its Pros.'

5 | The Program (2016) - 'Winning was in his blood."

4. Elvis & Nixon (2016) - 'On December 21st, 1970, two of America's greatest recording artists met for the first time.'

3 | Central Intelligence (2016) - 'Saving the world takes a little Hart and a big Johnson.'

2 | Alien Vs. Predator (2003) - 'Whoever wins... we lose.'

1. Chicken Run (2000) - 'Escape or Die Frying.'

Wondering what else to watch?

Radio 1's film critic Ali Plumb has put together his top 21st century films and there is something for everyone's mood.