Eurostile, its precursor Microgramma, and their close equivalent Bank Gothic, are sans-serif fonts
used in many Science Fiction
films to give a futuristic feel. In fact, they have been used so often that the presence of these fonts in the credits or set design now actually helps viewers to quickly understand the setting of the scene. They are most commonly used in their bold extended versions.
Common uses of Eurostile include signs on the inside (and outside) of spaceships; important text on computer display screens (especially those that need to be readable in long shots); and dramatic film titles.
- The user interface for HAL 9000 in A Space Odyssey uses Eurostile Bold Extended.
- The title slide for Terminator Salvation is set in Eurostile Bold Extended. Eurostile is also used for on-screen computer interface designs throughout the film.
- Moon features Eurostile (and particularly Eurostile Bold Extended) throughout its set design and on-screen UI.
- The lettering on the front of the Starship Enterprise in Star Trek is Eurostile Extended.
- G Force uses Eurostile Bold Extended in its title slide.
- District 9 uses Eurostile in its opening sequences.
- WALL-E uses Eurostile for its on-wall direction signs.
- Pixar also use Eurostile in The Incredibles, on Syndrome's computer.
- Battlestar Galactica (Reimagined) uses Bank Gothic in its main title sequence.
- The original The Andromeda Strain film uses Eurostile Bold Extended for on-wall signage.
- Mystery Science Theater 3000 The Movie uses Eurostile for the title and opening credits.
- The Hunt for Red October uses Eurostile Extended for its on-screen interstitials.
- Catching Fire, the second film in The Hunger Games trilogy, uses Bank Gothic extensively in its teaser trailer
- The Alan Partridge film, Alpha Papa, uses a metallic Eurostile Bold Extended text style for deliberate pseudo-dramatic effect in its teaser trailer
- The trailer for Episode 5 of Series 7 of Doctor Who uses Bank Gothic in its Regular and Bold Extended versions
- Captain Scarlet uses Microgramma Medium Extended in its opening credits