FilmThe Best and Worst Movie Tag Lines

JulieGOctober 12, 20207 min

Movie tag lines are easily and often overlooked, but if they’re well written, they can compliment the film a great deal. Well, either compliment a film, spoil a film, or have nothing at all to do with the film. We’ve chosen a few tag lines that we think are incredible and should really get a lot more praise (alongside the film).

The tag line is usually one of the first things you read after seeing the movie’s theatrical poster, and it has to deliver something to entice the reader.

Here are a few examples of tag lines that compliment the film and make you want to know more:

“You’ll believe a man can fly”… – Superman (1978)

“Who you gonna call?”  – Ghostbusters (1984)

“Work Sucks!”… – Office Space (1999)

“You’ll never go in the water again.” – Jaws (1975)

“With great power comes great responsibility.” – Spider-Man (2002)

“Why So Serious?” – The Dark Knight (2008)

And here are some horrible examples of tag lines that well, probably should have been left off the poster:

“The tooth hurts.” – The Tooth Fairy (2010)

“Sea evil.” – Ghost Ship (2002)

“Two agents. One city. No merci.” – From Paris with Love (2010)

Trust a few. Fear the rest.” – X-Men (2000)

“The system gives him a raw deal. Nobody gives him a raw deal.” – Raw Deal (1986)

What do you think of these tag lines? Do you have any specific tag line that you cringe at whenever you hear it? Or any particular tag lines that you really like?

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