Movies 2009

What fonts are used in films? We constantly notice exceptional, humorous, and romantic typefaces on movie posters or announcements and wonder which fonts were used in them. Quite often, the film companies themselves produce these letterforms, and use them solely for their own distribution purposes.

However, there are numerous fonts in the vast Linotype Library that appear similar to some of these designs, and which can convey the same mood as the film.

Here is our selection, which we regularly update and expand.

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Funny People (Universal Pictures 2009).
Starring Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann.

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Akzidenz-Grotesk® Extended

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Bellamy (Alicéléo, 2009).
Starring Gerard Depardieu, Marie Bunel, Clovis Cornillac.

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Basic Commercial™ Black

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Duplicity (Universal Pictures, 2009).
Starring Clive Owen, Julia Roberts, Tom Wilkinson, Paul Giamatti.

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Century Gothic™

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Affären á la Carte (20th Century Fox, 2009).
Starring Karin Viard, Dany Boon, Marina Fois.

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Futura®

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The Hangover (Warner Brothers Pictures, 2009).
Starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis.

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Futura®

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The Proposal (Touchstone Pictures, 2009).
Starring Ryan Reynolds, Sandra Bulloc.

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Futura®

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Alvin and the Chipmunks (Twentieth Century Fox, 2009).
Starring Jason Lee, David Cross.

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Gill Sans® Ultra Bold

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Hilde (Warner Brothers, 2009).
Starring Heike Makatsch, Dan Stevens, Monica Bleibtreu.

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Gill Sans®

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Imagine That (Paramount Pictures, 2009).
Starring Eddie Murphy.

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Gill Sans®

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Against The Dark (Sony Pictures, 2009).
Starring Steven Seagal, Jeff Chase.

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Neue Helvetica®

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17 Again (Warner Brothers, 2009).
Starring Zac Efron, Leslie Mann, Michelle Trachtenberg, Thomas Lennon, Sterling Knight.

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Neue Helvetica®

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G-Force (Walt Disney Pictures, 2009).
Starring Bill Nighy, Nicolas Cage, Steve Buscemi, Penelope Cruz, Will Arnett, Kelli Garner.

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Neue Helvetica®

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Brüno (Universal Pictures, 2009).
Starring Sacha Baron Cohen.

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Helvetica®

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Crossing Over (Weinstein Company, 2009).
Starring Harrison Ford, Ray Liotta, Jim Sturgess, Ashely Judd.

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Helvetica®

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Last Chance Harvey (Ouverture Films, 2009).
Starring Emma Thompson, Dustin Hoffman.

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Helvetica®

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The Taking of Pelham 123 (Columbia Pictures, 2009).
Starring Denzel Washington, John Travolta.

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Helvetica®

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Ace Ventura 3 (Warner Brothers Pictures, 2009).
Starring Josh Flitter.

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Impact™ (modified)

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My Big Fat Greek Summer (20th Century Fox, 2009).
Starring Nia Vardalos, Richard Dreyfuss.

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Lithos™

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Antichrist (IFC Films, 2009).
Starring Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg.

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Lucida® Bright Demi

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Coco Before Chanel (Sony Pictures Classics, 2009).
Starring Audrey Tautou.

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ITC Mona Lisa® Solid

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Pandorum (Constantin Film/Impact Pictures, 2009).
Starring Dennis Quaid, Ben Foster, Cung Le, Antje Traue.

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Morris Sans®

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2012 (Sony Pictures, 2009).
Starring John Cusack, Amanda Peet.

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Morris Sans®

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The Boat That Rocked (Universal Pictures, 2009).
Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Nick Frost, Rhys Ifans.

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ITC Serif Gothic® Black

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S. Darko (20th Century Fox, 2009).
Starring Daveigh Chase, Brianna Evigan, Ed Westwick.

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Trajan™

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The Countess (X Filme International/Celluloid Dreams, 2009).
Starring Julie Delpy, Radha Mitchell, Ethan Hawke.

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Trajan™

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The Time Traveler’s Wife (Warner Brothers Pictures, 2009).
Starring Eric Bana, Rachel McAdams.

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Weiss® Roman

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For the film credits underneath headlines, extremely narrow typefaces are almost always used. One of our best examples of this style is ITC Roswell.

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ITC Roswell™