10 Awesome Desktop Backgrounds For A Movie Fan

Tina Sieber 26-08-2010

<firstimage=”//”>awesome desktop backgroundsWhy is it that so many wallpaper sites are such a pain to visit? How about making all of them less cluttered, easy to navigate, and pleasing to the eye? Am I asking too much?


Anyways, if you love movies and are in the market for some new wallpapers, look no further. To save you the hassle, I went out to find a selection of awesome desktop backgrounds from the movies for you. You can navigate directly to the source and download the wallpaper or browse the respective page for more. Enjoy!

Up In The Air @ Movie Wallpapers

Let’s start with something pretty. Movie Wallpapers is one of the few pages that has a very pleasing design and is also easy to navigate. Unfortunately, it doesn’t feature the latest movies. Can’t have it all, right?

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The Expendables @ FM-TW

Great selection of genres, but sadly only ‘one size fits all’ wallpapers. Please adjust to your screen size if required. You will find five more desktop backgrounds for The Expendables and many more for recently released and older movies.

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1600 x 1200

Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D @ Celebrity Wonder

Celebrity Wonder has a good selection of wallpapers from the latest movies, including Piranha 3D, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, or Predators. You’ll also find several other options for Resident Evil, via the link above.

So have a look if you dare.

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1280 x 10241024 x 768800 x 600

Kites @ Now Running (Hindi)

Few sites feature foreign movies. Hasn’t Bollywood gone mainstream, yet? At Now Running you can select from Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, or Kannada movies. These are all languages spoken in India by the way. There is an English section, too, but it’s empty.


1024 x 768 – 800 x 600


Twilight @ Twilight Guide

Vampires will never go out of fashion. So I guess we will have to put up with Twilight for a little longer. This site has some stunning wallpapers from the series and the movies. Please forgive me if I didn’t pick the most recent one.

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1024 x 768

Avatar @ deviantART

deviantART is always a great resources for fantastic images. This collage was created by the artist PixelAngel and is available in a high resolution. Please scale it down to your screen resolution before making it your desktop background.

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1920 x 1200

The Other Guy @

This site has a pretty neat feature on its start page. It lists movies in three different categories: ‘Box Office’, ‘In Theaters’, and ‘Coming Soon’. This way you always know what’s hot without a lot of guessing. The site offers 12 more wallpapers of The Other Guy.

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1280 x 10241024 x 768800 x 600

Inception @ Joblo’s Movie Wallpapers

Joblo’s Movie Wallpapers has a good selection of up to date movies. There are usually several wallpapers for each movie. You will find 12 more for Inception, available through the link above.

Also visit the site if you’re looking for material from Cats & Dogs, Grown Ups, or Toy Story 3.

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1900 x 1200 – 1600 x 1200

Joan Crawford @ Classic Movie Favorites

Are you looking for something more timeless? Classic Movie Favorites has dozens of wallpapers from those movie legends of the past century. Greta Garbo, Barbara Stanwyck, Katherine Hepburn, Clark Gable, and Marlene Dietrich are just a few of them.

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1024 x 768 – 800 x 600

TRON: Legacy @

This site features wallpapers of movies that won’t be released for quite some time. It also provides some great Vintage and James Bond desktop background that are worth reviewing. In addition to offering a nice variety, also serves the best selection of formats, including widescreen, fullscreen, HDTV, and formats for various devices. Please visit the page for a full list of options.

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Widescreen (16:9): 1600 x 900

Fullscreen (4:3): 1400 x 10501280 x 9601024 x 768800 x 600

Fullscreen (5:4): 1280 x 1024

HDTV (16:9): 720p

Also check out the following articles on MakeUseOf:

  • Create Cool Desktop Wallpapers Quickly using Microsoft Word by Jeffry
  • Best Sites to Download Very High Resolution Wallpapers by Karl
  • 10 Best Sites To Get Free Backgrounds For Your Mobile Phone by Nancy
  • 9 Fascinating and Cool 3D Backgrounds for Computers by Tina
  • 7 Simple Steps To An Awesome Minimalist Desktop by Tina

What is your favorite wallpaper ever and where can we download it?

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  1. susheelkumar
    May 16, 2016 at 11:48 am

    nice post

  2. Curtis Turner
    October 8, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    I'm a fan of the classics! would love to see backgrounds like Katharine Hepburn - Elizabeth Taylor - Barbara Stanwyck .....

  3. Saikat Basu
    August 27, 2010 at 7:18 am

    Personally, I like wallpapers with a dark background. It sets off the icons nicely. The Avatar WP is pretty cool!