It’s been a little over two weeks since Lucasfilm released the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and it really got me thinking about some of the other truly fantastic movie teasers from over the years. To me, a great teaser should really do just that … tease you like no tomorrow and leave you wanting more. Kinda like this girl I knew back in my younger years … but I digress. Whether it is a scene filmed just to wet your appetites, actual footage from the film or a sequence of images shown quickly on the screen, if it does a good job, I can guarantee your ass will be in that seat on opening day.
Here’s some of the best teaser trailers from over the years.
40. Rogue One (2016)
39. Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
Takes fast paced to another level!
38. Annihilation (2018)
Let’s slow it down a bit and marvel in some of the imagery.
37. Interstellar (2014)
Inter-cut with historic footage and actual film footage, Nolan sets an interesting tone.
36. Gravity (2013)
35. Independence Day (1996)
That visual of the White House getting blown up is still incredible.
34. Tron Legacy (2010)
It’s a long teaser but man is it cool.
33. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
“Oh what a day! What a lovely day!”
32. Psycho (1960)
Ok this one is long and seems more like a featurette but damn is Hitch awesome or what?
31. The Addams Family (1991)
I admit that I never saw this one back in the day, but it is a good teaser that gets the ball rolling. It’s also interesting that Christopher Lloyd isn’t playing Uncle Fester.
What do you think of the selection so far? What are some of your favorite teaser trailers form over the years? Maybe they will show up further on the list!