It’s been 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.
60. Up In The Air (2009)
I completely forgot the depth of this cast until I watched this trailer just now.
59. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)
The first (and only) film of the series to not feature Micheal Meyers.
58. Poltergeist (1982)
“Fires may spontaneously break out.”
57. Superman: The Movie (1978)
You’ll believe a man can fly.
56. Jaws (1975)
“Here’s to swimmin’ with bow legged women”
55. Requiem For a Dream (2000)
Yeeeaaaahhh … I never really need to see this movie again.
54. Rocky Balboa (2006)
Rocky should have died in Rocky V, but since that film never really happened, we thankfully got this and some great Creed spinoffs.
53. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
One of the few Tarantino movies I’ve only seen once.
52. Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (2019)
I’m assuming that won’t be the case with this one.
51. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
“I first became aware of it, Mandrake, during the physical act of love…”
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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!