Trailers are what pulls audience to the theatre halls. It is what introduces a film to the public.
So, definitely, working upon the trailer is one of the most important tasks for the film maker. Let’s take a look into 10 Best Movie Trailers of all time.
10. The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001)
The 2001 epic fantasy film The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring I, directed by Peter Jackson, won four Oscars at the 74th Academy Awards in the categories of Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects, Best Makeup, and Best Original Score. Being one of the highest grossers of the year, the film heavily focussed on making a trailer to watch for. The trailer in itself took the viewers into another fantasy world of their own.
9. Forrest Gump (1994)
The 1994 epic romantic comedy and drama movie Forrest Gump, directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, and Sally Field, won six Oscars including Best Picture, , Best Actor , Best Adapted Screenplay , Best Visual Effects, and Best Film Editing. The character Forrest Gump played by Hanks, became a favourite of the audience even from the trailer. So, undoubtedly it had to be included in the list of 10 Best Movie Trailers Of All Time.
8. Back To The Future (1985)
The next trailer in our list “10 Best Movie Trailers Of All Time”, is the 1985 film Back To The Future, directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover and Thomas F. Wilson. The movie’s trailer introduced a whole new time period to the audience. Much like the movie, the trailer too was novel in its own way.
7. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
The 1999 movie The Blair Witch Project, directed by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez proved not only how a low budget film can be a commercial success, but also how a trailer can contribute to the success of a film. The film earned 11 times its budget. The trailer if the film was a sheer a short horror movie and the audience could not wait to grab more of it.
6. The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
The next in our list is the trailer of the 2003 science fiction action film The Matrix Reloaded, directed by The Wachowski Brothers. With the trailer, the wait of the audience for the sequel of The Matrix. It promised for a more intense movie than its prequel. The trailer was in fact one of the best parts of the whole movie.
5. Cloverfield (2008)
The 2008 science fiction found footage monster film directed by Matt Reeves is one of 2008’s most talked about film. And all started from the release of its trailer. It showed how real the situation can be and fans were not disappointed when they watched the movie based on the trailer of the film.
4. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
The 1998 epic war film Saving Private Ryan, directed by Steven Spielberg is regarded by many as one of the best movie of Tom Hanks. With a box office collection of $481,840,909, it is one of the most commercially successful film of 1998. Many critics acknowledge the trailer of the film for its success, which helped to generate the buzz for the movie.
3. Terminator 2 : Judgement Day (1991)
Terminator 2 : Judgement Day was one of the most waited films of 1991. With its first look that we grabbed through its trailer, we realised that the Terminator franchise has just got bigger than ever and we more than loved it. No doubt, it raked in innumerable moolahs at the box office.
2. The Godfather Part III (1990)
The 1990 crime film The Godfather Part III, which was the third part of the The Godfather franchise has the credit of producing one of the best movie trailers of all time. The trailer reminded that the franchise still holds that impact as it did with its previous two movies. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola , the film starred Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, and Andy García, and features Eli Wallach, Joe Mantegna, George Hamilton, Bridget Fonda, and Sofia Coppola. It also bagged seven Oscar nominations at the 63rd Academy Awards.
1. Alien (1979)
1979 film Alien was a landmark film in itself. Starring Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm and Yaphet Kotto and directed by Ridley Scott, Alien is considered to be the one of the best science fiction and horror movie to be ever made. Its trailer was equally spooky, which showed the horror, tension and claustrophobia that the characters of the film experienced. So, naturally it is one of the best movie trailers ever made.
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