08/06/2009 - Blogger.Iconshock

50 Best free movie themed icons

I was surprised to see that despite the massive acceptance of movie themed icons, the amount of high quality sets on the web is rather scarce. Sure there's a lot of sources, but most of the contributions are made with little technical care and are almost unusable.

On the other side, I was surprised to see the brilliance of the sets I did find; the love and professionalism do show through these 50 examples of the most entertaining icons to make.

Speaking of movies... what was the last movie you've watched?

I went to see Michael Haneke's Funny games yesterday. Crazy and sadistic movie. I liked it.

By the way, sorry for the mess we made with the blog last Friday. I was trying to publish from word 2007 and we were doing some tests, with no success I may add. There's a voodoo problem with the HTML tags that we are trying to fix, so your favorite blogger can let go for once and for all from the evil spell of the WYSIWYG editor of Wordpress.

Ok, so bring on the icons!

DISCLAIMER

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First things first. I have to say that I could have made this list with only Iconshock’s stock of movie related icons. I have searched and searched for about 3 days to find the best movie themed Icons on the web, and to tell you the truth, Iconshock has the biggest collection around. So, I will only list here my personal favorites from the Iconshock stock, and I will place them at the bottom of the countdown, to avoid the mention looking like a pitiful act of self promotion.

1. Ratatouille

Iconka

Ratatouille_Movie

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The level of detail and similarity to the actual film characters is astonishing. These guys from Iconka make such captivating and charming icons, you can feel the love they pour into each pixel.

2. Transformers

Pf Yuan

Transformers_Movie

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I was very disappointed by Michael bay’s rendition of my favorite 80’s cartoon, but this set is so cool it almost makes up for it. A shame only Optimus Prime is depicted.

3. Batman Begins

FastIcon

Batmanbegins_Movie

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Beautifully made set. Check out the lovely details on the folder Icons. This set captures the same mood of the movie.

4. 300

Markdelete

300_Movie

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Well made set. Nice lighting and good aliasing. Could benefit with some more wear and tear though.

5. The Bourne Ultimatum

NicWorks

Bourne_Movie

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Each Icon is a perfect key feature of the movie. Didn’t expect to find an icon set of this movie. I’m not a fan of the series I must say, but I do like this set very much.

6. 2001 a Space Odyssey

Zyotism

2001_Movie

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This is one of my favorite movies of all time, and I have looked for a high quality set for quite a while. Everything in these icons is just perfect. Come on, it even has Dr David’s lunch tray!

7. Alien

Markdelete

Alien_Movie

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Very cool Icons. Only for MAC users.

8. The Fight Club

Zyotism

FightClub_Movie

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Incredible work! One of my favorite icon sets listed here! The soap, the penguin…Everything is in here! Rock on dude, you are a genius! Great set fro ma great movie.

9. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy

YellowIcon

HGTTG_Movie

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Very nice depiction of that curious little fellow. Very realistic. Two thumbs up!

10. Superman

YellowIcon

Superman_Movie
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Very good icons for a dark desktop theme. The crystal feel is very well achieved, but I personally think a Superman movie could inspire much more.

11. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

YellowIcon

TMNT_Movie

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I have never been a fan of a turtle that can potentially kick my ass. Nevertheless, this set one of the best listed here. The detail and lighting is simple outstanding.

12. Back to The Future

YellowIcon

Backtothefuture_Movie

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This movie rules! The team behind this set must be above their 30’s and listened to The clash and Aja in their teens. Perfect set.

13. Ironman

YellowIcon

Ironman_Movie

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Kickass details. We want more! Too few icons for a movie with a lot of imagery.

14. The Devil Rejects

Screasel

Devil_Rejects_Movie

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Gore fans rejoice! I love Rob Zombie movies and was very pleased that a thoughtful fan out there delighted us with such a bloody set. The recycle bin is a winner.

15. Full Metal Jacket

Dennis van Lith

Full_Metal_Jacket_Movie

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Beautifully made icon, almost identical to the famous poster. Just incredible. I would add more adjectives but I’m hungry and have to go to lunch.

16. Hackers

Digiboy

Hackers_Movie
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Can you believe this set is the only one about this movie in all internet?

17. Aeon Flux

Markdelete

Flux_Movie

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Good set reminiscent to the animated series rather than to the movie.

18. X Men 3

Markdelete

XMen_Movie

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Beautiful set, with the most kickass characters of the movie. Nice edges. I think it can be used with a wide array of colours.

19. The Godfather

Manuel Sanches

Godfather_Movie

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Really wonderful set, vivid and precise. I’m going to use it on one of my personal pc’s.

20. Spiderman 3

Markdelete

SpiderMan_Movie

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One of the best Spiderman sets around. I specially like the black Spidey over the building.

21. The Dark Night

Dariel

Dark_Night_Movie

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Nice and ingenious Icon set. This movie is so good, I’ve noticed it’s one of the most popular among icon artists.

22. Wall E

Michael Flarup

Walle_E_Movie

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Who can resist this pair? This is one of the most charming movies ever made, and surprisingly, it has inspired many icon sets despite the intricate details of its characters, specially Wall E. This set is half realistic, half illustrated, sort of like the concept designs used in art departments. Bravo!

23. Walle E

Comtesse

Walle_E_II_Movie

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You won’t find all the characters together anywhere else.

24. Superman Returns

Markdelete

Superman_Returns_Movie

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Not a set to go nuts about. This is the weakest of the list.

25. Evil Dead 2

Yazbo

Evil_Dead_2_Movie

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This movie is one of the best horror films I’ve seen. Can’t wait to see Sam Raimi’s last film. This set is well made and faithful to the movie.

26. Batman Begins

Markdelete

Batman_Begins_Movie

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I checked this icon set well, and saw little artifacts on the edges. Please report if the same happened to you.

27. Ironman

Icontoaster

Ironman_Green_Movie

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Very well crafted Icon. Comes in a damaged version, but this one is better.

28. Kill Bill

David Lanham

Kill_BIll_Movie

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Perfect! This is one of the best Icon Sets ever! They even made the Kaboom cereal! Check the detail at the smaller sizes. This is just genius.

29. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Anthony Piraino

Kingdom_of_Crystal_Skull_Movie

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Anthony Piraino is a real artist. His Icons are impressively well made, full of rich colour and lighting.

30. Flushed Away

David Lanham

Flushed_Away_Movie

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Beautiful set. The well crafted detail is not lost when downscaling.

31. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Anthony Piraino

Temple_of_Doom_Movies

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Anthony’s series of Indiana Jones is the best you can find in the Internet.

32. Raiders of the Lost Ark

Anthony Piraino

Raiders_of_The Lost_Ark_Movie

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What can I say, just look at the details on the hat, or on the ark.

33. The Matrix Trilogy

Dave Brasgalla

Matrix_Trilogy

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Clever, not so obvious choice of elements for icons. Bravo. Perfectly well made, with great use of lighting and texture. This guy is too good.

34. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Anthony Piraino

Last_Crusade_Movie

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Just look at the crucifix.

35. Ghost in the Shell

Dave Brasgalla

Ghost_in_The_Shell_Movie

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This is also one of my favorite movies of all time, and brings to me many good memories. These Icons are just perfect. The best on the Internet about this great animated feature.

36. The Matrix

Dave Brasgalla

Matrix_Movie

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Ingenious use of the matrix concept for folders and document icons. Very well made.

37. The Matrix

Dave Brasgalla

Matrix_Small_Movie

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Very small icons are tough to make. And this guy is a real master at pixel art. Just look how he applies lighting to such a tiny scale.

38. Star Wars

YellowIcon

Star_Wars_Saga_Movie

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This is the best and most extensive set you can find about Star Wars in the whole Internet. Just fabulous. I specially love the details on the spaceships. They should do more for the sake of humanity.

39. The Phantom Menace

The Icon Factory

The_Phantom_Menace_Movie

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How could he stuff a detailed character as princess Amidala in such a tiny space?Holy s@!& look at the droids!

40. Attack of The Clones

Talos Tsui

Attack_of_the_Clones_Movie

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Extremely beautiful set of Starwars ships. I’m still hungry, so my brain can’t communicate fluently the admiration I have for this work.

41. Star Wars First Trilogy

Talos Tsui

Star_Wars_First_Trilogy_Vol_I_Movie

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42. Star Wars First Trilogy

Talos Tsui

Star_Wars_First_Trilogy_Vol_II_Movie

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They should make a Revenge of the Sith set. Perfect.

43. Star Wars Second Trilogy

Louie Mantia

Star_Wars_Second_Trilogy_Movie

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Very faithful representation of the wonderful clone design. This quality of shading is so difficult to achieve at this scale, and this guy incredibly makes it feel so easy.

44. Star Wars Second Trilogy

Louie Mantia

Star_Wars_Second_Trilogy_Vol II_Movie

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Other series of Clone Helmets from Louie Mantia.

45. Star Wars Second Trilogy

Jeremy Fine

Star_Wars_Revenge_of_The_Sith_Movie

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It’s a shame this guy stopped here. The quality of this icon is outstanding. I love the 3D feel and lighting achieved.

46. Finding Nemo

Iconshock

Finding_Nemo_Movie

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One of the most beautiful sets about this perfect movie. All the expression and charisma of the characters are very well captured in these icons.

47. Gremlins II

Iconshock

Gremlins_Movie

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I was surprised that I didn’t find any other gremlin set on the internet. If you find another please tell me, because I’m a fan. It brings me the best memories of my life for personal reasons.

48. Kill Bill

Iconshock

KillBill_Movie

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Not the best kill Bill Icon Set on the web, but still very cool.

49. Clash of the Titans

Iconshock

Clash_of_the_titans_Movie

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I couldn’t believe Iconshock made a set about this movie! This flick is one of the most impressive uses of stop motion in cinema history and still is screened at film schools throughout the globe despite being made almost 30 years ago. Viva Harryhausen! You can be sure you won’t find another set about this movie in particular.

50. Monsters Inc.

Iconshock

Monsters_inc_Movie

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This is one of the most detailed and perfectly made Icon sets on the entire web. Should be part of the official downloadable goodies from the movie.

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11 Responses to “50 Best free movie themed icons”

  1. gswdNo Gravatar
    June 8th

    The last movie I saw was the new Star Trek movie. Although there a few others out, and to be released that I want to try to catch in the theaters, including Angels & Demons.

  2. G. PiñerosNo Gravatar
    June 8th

    Haven’t seen it. Did you like it? I’ve heard mixed reviews.

  3. SherwoodNo Gravatar
    June 8th

    G. – I wrote a beautiful commentary on your icon article and when I sent it, it said page not found…soooo I won’t redo it cuz my fingers are tired. You did a good article. I liked your choices, I already found them and the last movie I saw was Gran Torino w/Clint Eastwood….

    No worries on the messed up page on Friday….Hope you get it under control for your future posts.
    C ya next time.

  4. G. PiñerosNo Gravatar
    June 9th

    Oh my dear Sherwood, It’s so sad how your lovely words got lost in the deep waters of cyberspace. I imagine they were as witty and supportive as always. My office mates are fans of your comments, since you always make us laugh. Good luck.

  5. JjayNo Gravatar
    June 10th

    AHHH Number 2 is supposed to be transformers not ratattouille! Plz fix! I like your collection tho I must ask, who is this supposedly infamous Digiboy?? N One of my fave sets of monsters inc is not included http://mantia.me/icons/monsters-inc/ I love the scream canisters and boos door complete with little floral stickers.

  6. G. PiñerosNo Gravatar
    June 10th

    Fixed. Thank you Jjay! Your monsters Inc link is incredible. I’ll put in in the next top 100 list we are assembling.

  7. JjayNo Gravatar
    June 10th

    Thx G!! Just dl it, now imma go check it out! btw, side note. it asks for our email every response. Most of ur commenters are community members, u have that info, so i keep typing random comments for an email – does anyone in ur office see these fake emails n laugh at them?? like my current (not published) one is whyamifillingthisout@repeatedly.com id just like to know if its for my own amusement or that of others as well.

  8. iconoclastNo Gravatar
    June 11th

    What a great collection, G! Thx for your great blog posts. Keep ’em coming!

  9. rbaygirlNo Gravatar
    June 11th

    Nice post!

  10. Blogger.IconshockNo Gravatar
    June 23rd

    Hello rbay girl! How are you? Check out our collection of a hundred free folder icons and tell us what you think…hug hug.

  11. VinnepegNo Gravatar
    July 11th

    I read your article with great pleasure. Thank you.

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