Selling a film is an art - but like the films themselves, not all art is deserving of praise.

Though their contributions are often overlooked, the creative minds behind the posters you see plastered on billboards and on buses have a big job: getting you in the theater door. And while for surefire blockbusters the quality of the film's one-sheet probably isn't make-or-break, smaller films can live and die on how effectively they catch the public's eye.

So how did this year's crop do? As always, it was a mixed bag. From the tired to the inspired to the truly heinous, check out our list of the best and worst movie posters of 2014 below.

Which posters did you love/hate this year? Let us know in the comments.

A former contributor to sites including MTV's The Backlot and Bloody-Disgusting, Chris Eggertsen worked in film development before indulging his love of pop culture writing full time. He specializes in horror, the intersection of social issues and entertainment and Howard Stern. He's on Twitter @HitFixChris.