It’s been a little over a week 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.
100. The Spirit (2008)
Slick teaser, terrible movie.
99. Poltergeist III (1988)
Very Kubrick-esque. Good teaser, not a good sequel.
98. Friday The 13th, Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)
The 80s man… cool trailers for bad movies.
97. Total Recall (1990)
“How would you know, if someone stole your mind?”
96. Strange Days (1995)
Saw this in the theater back in the day. I wonder if it holds up?
95. Tomorrowland (2015)
I really wanted to like this movie.
94. The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
Roland Emmerich really knows how to cut a trailer.
93. Face/Off (1997)
From the director of Broken Arrow… HA!
92. T2 Trainspotting 2 (2017)
Not the best T2 trailer, but it is certainly a good one.
91. Prometheus (2012)
A great homage teaser to the original Alien teaser trailer.
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!