Cotton Candy From The Reel World: Watch A Supercut Of The Best T-Shirts In Film History

Embedded above: a visual history of the greatest prop t-shirts — and the occasional tank, polo, and sweatshirt — from film! A full list of every tee, film, and year of release is included below after the jump. What’d we miss? Post your thoughts, complaints, and critiques in the comments!

Design | Movie | Year

1. Compulsive T-Shirt Collector Intro – Mystery Train (1989)
2. Joy Division – 500 Days Of Summer (2009)
3. Peace Through FirepowerAliens (1986)
4. Metallica & AC/DC – Beavis And Butt-Head Do America (1996)
5. Gayby – Bruno (2009)
6. Referee/All Valley Karate Championship – The Karate Kid (1984)
7. Brodie’s Shirt – Mallrats (1995)
8. Chucks & Mt. Dew – Step Brothers (2008)
9. Blue Heart – Chungking Express (1994)
10. Raptor – Ghost World (2001)
11. Kiss Me I’m Polish – Kids (1995)
12. Harrison University – Old School (2003)
13. Fancy A F*ck – Notting Hill (1999)
14. Stars – Fight Club (1999)
15. Wild ThingMajor League (1989)
16. Wyld Stallyns – Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)
17. New York Herald Tribune – Breathless (1960)
18. Big FunHeathers (1988)
19. Slinky – Juno (2007)
20. Speaker City – Old School (2003)
21. Win Rocky Win – Rocky II (1979)
22. Los Angeles 1984Real Genius (1985)
23. Los Angeles 1984Repo Man (1984)
24. Guns Don’t Kill PeopleHappy Gilmore (1996)
25. Bushwood CCCaddyshack (1980)
26. I’m With Stupid – Once Upon A Time In Mexico (2003)
27. Parental Advisory Notice – White Men Can’t Jump (1992)
28. Mumford Phys. Ed. Dept.Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
29. I Did It My Way – Repo Man (1984)
30. Homemade Sex Pistols – The Runaways (2010)
31. Dance Your Ass OffFootloose (1984)
32. Where’s The Beef? – Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
33. Blank – A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
34. Born To Be Bad – Twins (1988)
35. I Was Drugged And Left For Dead In Mexico – The Game (1997)
36. Res Firma Mitescere NescitAmerican Flyers (1985)
37. Jack Burton’s Fu Manchu Tank TopBig Trouble In Little China (1986)
38. International Order For GorillasReal Genius (1985)
39. Surf NicaraguaReal Genius (1985)
40. I Heart Toxic WasteReal Genius (1985)
41. Muddy Smiley Face – Forrest Gump (1994)
42. Tears – Fight Club (1999)
43. Moustache Rides – Mask (1985)
44. High On StressRevenge Of The Nerds (1984)
45. Gimme’ Head Til’ I’m DeadRevenge Of The Nerds (1984)
46. Bull ShitThe Jerk (1979)
47. Grotesque American Mickey – Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas (1998)
48. I @#%! On The First DateThe Fatties: Fart 2 via Tropic Thunder (2008)
49. Shark Cat – Pineapple Express (2008)
50. Human Tree – The Hangover (2009)
51. CollegeAnimal House (1978)
52. Shit Happens When You Party Naked – Bad Santa (2003)
53. CuttersBreaking Away (1979)
54. Amboy Dukes and Pot LeafDazed And Confused (1993)
55. Flash – Flash Gordon (1980)
56. Why Waltz When You Can Rock & RollThe Lost Boys (1987)
57. Stephen King RulesThe Monster Squad (1987)
58. Air Service International – Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
59. Teddy Bear – Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
60. Uncle Rico’s Diamond Panel – Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
61. Endurance – Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
62. Vote For Pedro – Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
63. Mickey Mouse Ringer – The Outsiders (1983)
64. One In The OvenPolice Academy (1984)
65. I Got Wood – Shaun Of The Dead (2004)
66. Green Skeleton ShirtThis Is Spinal Tap (1984)
67. Public Enemy – Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)
68. Now I Have A Machine Gun HO – HO – HO – Die Hard (1988)
69. Kill Lincoln – Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
70. CaduceusFerris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
71. Death Before DiscoStripes (1981)
72. What Are You Looking At DicknoseTeen Wolf (1985)
73. Life Sucks Then You DieTeen Wolf (1985)
74. Obnoxious: The Movie – Teen Wolf (1985)
75. Don’t Hassle Me I’m LocalWhat About Bob? (1991)
76. Colt .45 and Bruce Springsteen – Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
77. UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs and Krazy Kat – Pulp Fiction (1994)
78. Garlic T-Shirt Buddy Outro – The Lost Boys (1987)

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Selected Sources:
Grolsch Film Works – Fashion In Film: The T-Shirt
The Short List – 30 T-Shirts On Film
Hide Your Arms – Every T-Shirt In Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
Fibers.com – Movie T-Shirt Anthology
TV Tropes – Fun T-Shirts
Jezebel – An Ode To A Man In A (Correctly Fitting) Plain White T-Shirt

Concept and editing by Brett Roberts and Travis Greenwood.
Mashup by DJ Lobsterdust. His mixes are awesome!

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