It’s been a week and a half 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.
80. Suicide Squad (2016)
Cool teaser for a lackluster film.
79. The Lion King (2019)
Watch this side by side comparison to the original too.
78. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
Newer teasers are much longer these days, but this one is kinda worth it.
77. Toy Story 3 (2010)
Doesn’t even remotely hint at how much you are going to cry at the end of the film.
76. Toys (1992)
Another fourth wall breaker and some classic Robin Williams, R.I.P.
75. Alien 3 (1992)
Should have been a David Fincher classic, but well…
74. The Game (1997)
At least Fincher had a little more control on this production.
73. Where The Wild Things Are (2009)
After watching this, I kinda need to see the movie again.
72. Dunkirk (2017)
Man, this one is tense.
71. War of the Worlds (2005)
I remember seeing this and couldn’t wait for the actual film.
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!