In this guide, we are going to discuss the best movie trailers that created history. These trailers seem to be exciting, promising, and entertaining. These trailers are designed to stay up with the spirit of feature film without revealing much about the plot. These trailers have managed to make up the mind of audients to see the whole film.
These trailers are something that attracts audience to cinema halls. These are what represent film to the public. For a filmmaker, working on trailers is one of the most vital jobs. Have a look in these best film trailers you must watch
10. Back to the Future (1985)
Starring Christopher Lloyd, Michael J. Fox, Crispin Glover, Lea Thompson and Thomas F. Wilson, and directed by Robert Zemeckis, Back to the Future (1985) is a sci-fi American comedy adventure film. The trailer itself showcases the whole new period of time to the viewers. A teenager Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is sent back to 1955 where he comes across his future parents who are studying in high school. Suddenly, his mother starts loving him. Christopher Lloyd plays Dr. Emmett “Doc” Brown, an eccentric scientist and Marty’s buddy who helps deal with the damage to the past by suggesting him how to make his parents love each other.
9. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
The epic fantasy film was released in 2001. Directed by Peter Jackson, “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” is the winner of four Oscars at 74th Academy Awards in Best Visual Effects, Best Cinematography, Best Original Score and Best Makeup categories. It was the highest grosser in 2001. The trailer brought the viewers to the whole new fantasy world.
The plot is set in Middle Earth which revolves around Dark Lord Sauron (Sala Baker) who is looking for the One Ring, which was found by Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood), the young hobbit. Frodo, along with his 8 companions and the fellowship of the ring start the journey to Mt. Doom to destroy the Ring as the Middle Earth’s fate relies on them.
8. Forrest Gump (1994)
The 1994 epic drama and rom-com film Forrest Gump stars Robin Wright, Tom Hanks, Mykelti Williamson, Gary Sinise, and Sally Field and directed by Robert Zemeckis. The film is the winner of 6 Oscars for Best Actor, Best Picture, Best VFX, Best Screenplay and Best Editing categories. Tom Hanks’ character Forrest Gump was loved by the audience even with the trailer. The plot shows various decades in the life of a slow witted yet friendly natured and kind-hearted man, Forrest Gump who is based in Alabama witnesses some of the events on the latter end of 20th century in the US, basically the period between his birth in the year 1944 and 1982. The film significantly differs from the novel of Winston Groom, including his personality and various events which were seen.
7. The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
The Matrix Reloaded is a 2003 sci-fi action franchise directed and written by The Wachowski Brothers. The wait of the audience for The Matrix’s sequel became more difficult by watching the trailer. It was far more promising and intense than its first installment. The trailer was actually the best part of the film.
6. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
Directed by Eduardo Sanchez and Daniel Myrick, The Blair Witch Project (1999) is not just a low budget film, but was a great hit. The trailer also played a great role in making this film commercially successful. It earned around 11 times of its budget. The trailer seems to be a short horror film which made audience difficult to wait to get the most of it.
5. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Directed by Steven Spielberg, Saving Private Ryan was an epic war film which is accepted by most of the critics and it is among the best films of Tom Hanks. With overall collection of whopping $481,840,909, it is among the best and most commercially hit films in 1998. The trailer is acknowledged to grab the eyes and the main reason behind its success.
4. Cloverfield (2008)
Directed by Matt Reeves, Cloverfield is an American sci-fi found footage monster horror flick and one of the most sought-after film in 2008. It all started from its trailer’s speed. It shows the real situation and it never disappoints the viewers when they watched the film. The found footage shot film is based on a camcorder which records 6 young residents in New York City fleeing from a giant monster as well as smaller creatures attacking the city and blowing their farewell party off. It was well received by audience and critics.
3. The Godfather III (1990)
The 1990’s epic crime film was the third installment of The Godfather series. It has been recognized for having one of the best trailers of all time. The franchise still holds the same impact and it did really well with its last two films. The film starred Diane Keaton, Al Pacino, Andy Garcia and Talia Shire and directed by Francis Ford Coppola. It features Joe Mantegna, Eli Wallach, Bridget Fonda, Joe Mantegna, George Hamilton, Sofia Coppola and Bridget Fonda. At 63rd Academy Awards, it has been nominated for seven Oscars.
2. Terminator 2: The Judgment Day (1991)
It was among the most awaited films in 1991. The first look was enough to grab attention with the trailer. The franchise has got more amazing than ever. It is a science fiction action franchise which is produced, directed, and co-written by James Cameron. Starring Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong and Robert Patrick, Terminator 2 was the sequel to The Terminator (1984). The plot follows Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) and John Connor (Edward Furlong) her 10 years old son. They are pursued by an advanced, latest Terminator, the shape-shifting, liquid metal T-1000 (Robert Patrick), sent back to hunt down John Connor to keep him from leading humans. A less advanced, another Terminator (Arnold) sent back to safeguard John.
1. Alien (1979)
Alien was a landmark in itself. Released in 1979, the film starring Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Harry Dean Stanton, Veronica Cartwright, Ian Holm, John Hurt, and Yaphet Kotto. Alien is known to be one of the best horror science fiction films ever made. The trailer was very spooky that depicted the stress, horror and claustrophobia at its best. It transferred the same feelings that characters face. It is one of the best movie trailers made ever. The trailer seems to be about a very aggressive outer space creature which stalks and eventually kills the crew in a spaceship.