What Movies Look Like in Barcode Form

Barcodes are the schnitz these days, even though they have been around for the longest time. Of course, QR Codes are garnering a lot of attention as well, but the good old barcodes still provide some amusement – especially if they are anything like these barcodes that the guys at Moviebarcode have created. ((Source: Moviebarcode))

What they did was to get hold of some of their favorite movies (I am assuming the movies in the list are their favorites, of course) and then compressed all the images. The result? Very interesting images. Think color spectrums. Think seeing hours of movies compressed into one collage of colors. Granted, these barcodes are NOT barcodes in the strictest sense, but you’ll get the idea when you see the gallery below.

Here are 12 of the most interesting movie barcodes I found in their site. Here’s a challenge for movie geeks out there – do you think you can identify the movies just by looking at the barcode? On the other hand, if you don’t feel like taking up the challenge and just want to know what movie each barcode stands for – you know you want to! – check the list at the bottom of this post. The movie titles are presented in the same order as the images in the gallery. ((

  • The Social Network
  • The Matrix
  • The Dark Knight
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Kung Fu Panda
  • Kill Bill 1
  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • Fight Club
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Black Swan
  • Batman Begins


I don’t know about you, but it is interesting to see how many movies seem to make use of very few colors. Take for example movie barcode number 5. It is predominantly shades of brown and black. Then again, I have been called colorblind! ;)

You can purchase prints of these movie barcodes Red Bubble. ((Red Bubble))

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