These movie wallpapers provide a bit more creativity and imagination than your normal still-shot.
What better approach to check another year than by restoring that old desktop wallpaper that you’ve been looking at for a long time? Movie wallpaper generally comprise of predictable still-shots that are decent to look at but nothing more; you’re most likely searching for something with a little imagination, however.
That is the reason we’ve curated this list of the best movie-inspired desktop wallpapers, which all offer a different understanding into your most loved movies. Regardless of whether minimal, illustrative or 3D art styles are your bag, there’s something here for everybody.
01. The Shawshank Redemption
Who can oppose a inspirational quote from time to time? This wallpaper’s depends on The Shawshank Redemption and nails its subject using only three elements: the tree in the background, the silhouette of a rock mallet, and a solitary line of dialogue.
There’s such a great amount of Batman to choose from out there, yet we’ve kept things straightforward with this superbly angular polygonal representation of the Dark Knight, and in doing as such we’ve abstained from irritating anybody by plumping for an explicit Batman (although obviously Michael Keaton was the best). Result!
03. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
There can’t have been many people expecting a weird animated Spider-Man film to be a huge Christmas smash hit, let alone for it to be considered one of the best superhero films of all time, but that’s what the frankly bonkers Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has managed to do. Set across multiple parallel universes with a host of Spider-People, including Spider-Ham – a spider that got bitten by a radioactive pig, obviously – it’s a whole stack of spiderrific fun, and it’s hard not to love this vertigo-inducing desktop tribute.
Fritz Lang’s 1927 epic is regarded as a masterpiece of early sci-fi cinema, boasting stunning special effects and beautiful art direction. The film was inspired visually by Bauhaus, Cubism and Futurism, and these inspirations are reflected in this elegant and understated wallpaper.
05. The Shining
If you like your wallpaper creative, abstract and film-related, perhaps this design is for you. This pattern is taken from the gloriously retro carpet found throughout the The Overlook Hotel in Kubrick’s 1980 film adaptation of The Shining.
Katsuhiro Otomo’s movie adaptation of Akira was the most expensive animated film ever when it was released in 1988, and it still looks stunning more than 30 years later. We love this atmospheric interpretation by Jonas de Ro, featuring Shotaro Kaneda and his iconic motorcycle, with Neo-Tokyo exploding in the background.
07. The Hunger Games
We absolutely adore this negative space Hunger Games design. If you are keen to show off your love of the film series but want something a little classier than the bog-standard film wallpaper, this design is sure to capture your imagination.
08. Fight Club
“I saw a Fight Club poster the other day on Imgur’s website, which inspired me to create this wallpaper,” explains designer Alex Cican. “I’m using two exceptional drawings of Brad Pitt and Edward Norton.” A brilliant movie wallpaper for members of Fight Club.
09. Indiana Jones
Let’s just forget about the most recent Indiana Jones release and instead try to concentrate on the old gems. This comic-inspired movie wallpaper will bring a burst of colour to any creative desktop. We love its old school feel; if only the movie makers had felt the same way!
10. Star Wars
How could we compile a list of movie wallpapers without including some sort of Star Wars reference?! Here we go for minimal once again, with this Stormtrooper-inspired movie wallpaper. What more could your desktop want? Well, maybe the others in this list.