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Best Movie Trailers

Liza Brown
Liza Brown Originally published Aug 17, 22, updated Mar 27, 24

Hello guys, and welcome to another excellent and exciting article. Today we will discuss a very informative topic: the best movie trailers. As all of us know, trailers are essential for any film as they help the audience know about the plot or scenario of a specific upcoming film. Usually, they contain some best thrilling scenes or shorts from the film, which attracts the viewers to watch it by creating great suspense. That's why the trailers need to be the best if anyone wants the movie to be successful and that's why we will discuss this topic in this article today.

In this article
    1. The Dark Knight (2008)
    2. Braveheart (1995)
    3. Avatar (2009)
    4. Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)
    5. The Last Samurai (2003)
    6. The Fighter (2010)
    7. Prisoners (2013)
    8. War Horse (2011)
    9. American Beauty (1999)
    10. The Lion King (2019)
    1. Mask and Blend
    2. AI Portrait

Part 1. 10 best movie trailers so far

1.     The Dark Knight (2008)

Director: Christopher Nolan.

Leading Actors: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, and Michael Caine.

This story begins with a Joker's destruction in the city of Gotham. Becoming the most significant danger to the peace there now, to stop the Joker from his evil determinations, Batman must accept the biggest challenge of his life against injustice and fight with him for the prosperity of peace and happiness in his city.

The trailer of this one from our recommendations is full of thriller, suspense, drama, and fighting. It begins with some film blast scenes and then shows thrilling fight and chasing scenes between the Joker and the Batman. Moreover, this trailer's ending scene left great suspense as it shows Batman jumping over a car, and its glass gets broken out.

2.     Braveheart (1995)

Director: Mel Gibson.

Leading Actors: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Angus Macfadyen.

The plot of this movie is quite exciting and thrilling as it is a biographical film that revolves around the life of William Wallace, a Scottish soldier who led his fellow citizens in their fight for independence from their cruel British King, Edward 1.

The trailer of this movie in our listings is also full of thriller, drama, and suspense as it contains many battle and romantic scenes, making it unique and exciting. Also, its ending is very much thrilling and suspenseful and presented in a very historical way.

3.     Avatar (2009)

Director: James Cameron.

Leading Actors: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez.

The story of this one begins when a paretic patient named Jake Sully, a marine also, has been sent off to a planet named Pandora with a special mission granted to him. But there is a big twist in the story when he starts realizing it as his real home and finds himself in a dilemma about whether to follow the commands granted to him or save that world that he thinks is his real home.

The trailer of this one is very much exciting and unique from all the others as it has a great thriller, action, or adventure along with fantasy and comedy. It contains some thrilling scenes from the beginning of the film, which describe the story from the start. Then it shows many fighting and fantasy scenes from the film, which attracts the audience very much. Moreover, the ending of this trailer will surely leave great suspense in the audience's mind.

4.     Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)

Director: Lee Daniels.

Leading Actors: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Jane Fonda.

This movie's plot is unique and amazing as it is a biographical film that revolves around the life of a head servant at the White House named Cecil, who has served approximately eight presidents in his career. The story of this film is basically about how he and his family get very much affected by the various events in the US including the civilian rights movement, the Vietnam conflict, and many more.

The trailer of this one is quite different from all the others we have discussed above as it contains great drama and emotional scenes with a great thriller. It starts from the scenes of the White House, where we can see our protagonist Cecil working in it. Then it shows some emotional scenes of what he and his family suffered from the events in the US. In the end, it shows the name of the leading actors in a very interesting and unique way, making the audience watch it the must.

5.     The Last Samurai (2003)

Director: Edward Zwick.

Leading Actors: Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, Billy Connolly, William Atherton.

This story begins with a combat advisor named Nathan Algren, who is employed to teach the armed forces of Japan so that they can fight against an uprising of Samurais. But the whole story changes when he adopts the tradition of Samurais after they have kept him during combat.

The trailer of this film is very thrilling as it includes the fighting scenes throughout the film and a few romantic scenes, which shows that this film will be full of action, drama, and thriller and have a little romance. Its ending scene is also very suspenseful and thrilling.

6.     The Fighter (2010)

Director: David O. Russell.

Leading Actors: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo.

The story of this recommended film from our listings revolves around a striving boxer named Micky Ward, who has to take the help of his elder stepbrother named Dicky Eklund, who is a retrieving drug-addicted patient to save his career.

The trailer of this movie is full of action, drama, fighting, thriller, suspense, romance, emotions, and many more. It has all the things a good trailer should have. It contains many fighting scenes from the film and the training for the fight scenes. Also, it has some very emotional scenes in it and some very romantic ones, and the way its end is so exciting and thrilling. It will surely leave great suspense in the audience about what will happen next.

7.     Prisoners (2013)

Director: Denis Villeneuve.

Leading Actors: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Melissa Leo.

This story begins with the missing of the daughter of Keller Dover and her daughter's friend. But the actual storyline begins when Keller Dover decides to find his daughter himself as the police are taking too much time to find her. After this decision, he may be closer to his daughter but more comparable to the danger.

The trailer of this one in our listings also has excellent suspense and thriller. It shows some scenes from the begging of the film at the start and then shows some scenes of Keller Dover's daughter and her friend missing. After that, there are many fighting, investigating, and dramatic scenes. Moreover, its ending theme is full of thriller, action, and suspense will indeed engage the audience to watch it.

8.     War Horse (2011)

Director: Steven Spielberg.

Leading Actors: Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Benedict Cumberbatch.

The storyline of this movie revolves around a young boy named Albert, who has a horse named Joey, which he loves the most. But the whole story changes as Joey is bought by the British horse soldiers during World War I, and Albert chases him with the hope that he will get his friend back again. However, he did not know it would take him near the battlefield.

The trailer of this film is full of thriller, action, love, and suspense. At first, it shows how and when Albert and his horse friend Joey met and became good friends in a few scenes. Then it shows some very emotional scenes like when Joey is getting sold to the British horse soldiers and many more. Moreover, in the end, it shows a scene in which Joey is standing hoping to meet his friend Albert back and the camera is closer to his face, which leaves excellent suspense and will be very emotional for the audience.

9.     American Beauty (1999)

Director: Sam Mendes.

Leading Actors: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley.

The story of this one in our listings revolves around an ordinary father named Lester Burnham. Everything is going well in his life as he has a good job and family, but he is going into depression leisurely. But the actual storyline begins when Lester gets besotted with a girl named Angela, who is his daughter's friend.

This movie's trailer is unique and amazing as it is full of drama, romance, comedy, and thriller. There are a few dramatic scenes at the beginning of it. After which, there are a few romantic scenes from the film in it. Then at the end, it has some scenes that create great thrillers and suspense in the audience.

10.     The Lion King (2019)

Director: Jon Favreau.

Leading Actors: Donald Glover, Beyoncé, Seth Rogen, and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

The plot of this one revolves around a young cub of a lion named Simba, who has to leave his territory after his father named, Mufasa, is killed by his evil uncle Scar. But there is a big twist in the story when he accidentally met his childhood friend Nala after many years, which makes Simba come back to his territory and get the thing that belongs to him back from his evil uncle Scar.

The trailer of this last one in our listings is exciting and thrilling as it is full of suspense, adventure, and drama. Moreover, it also contains some great comedy scenes. It contains some emotional scenes from the film at the start. Some adventurous scenes in the middle and end have some thrilling and suspenseful scenes that will indeed engage the audience to watch.

Part 2. How to make your own trailer?

We will discuss what if you get great inspiration from this article and want to make a trailer of the next level like these of any of your short films or video efficiently and effectively. The answer is yes. Using Filmora's highly advanced new features, you can do editing to any extent, from simple to professional ones, very quickly. Let us show you some great features you can use in your video trailers to make them cinematic and professional.

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Mask and Blend

As all of us know, masking and blending are those professional effects in video editing that make your video look professional and cinematic. Therefore, Filmora also offers this feature in it. Also, due to the user-friendly interface, you do not need to be very experienced to use it. This feature of Filmora helps you in masking layers to your video trailers and provides approximately 18 blending modes that you can use in it. Moreover, you can also mix up two or more videos with the help of this feature to enhance the creativity in your trailers.

AI Portrait

AI Portrait is the most important feature when we talk about cinematic trailers. As you can also see in the above trailers, there is a great use of this feature in them and you guys are lucky that it’s available in Filmora, which makes it too easy for you to use. Using this feature in Filmora, you can remove your video trailer's background and add significant effects to them in one click from a library with approximately 70 effects. Moreover, you can add AR Stickers to your trailers to make them quite attractive to the viewers.


So, in the end, the final words for this article are that all the trailers we discuss today are the best among themselves. Their proof is the success of their films, and that's the main thing we all should learn from today's article is that the trailers are the essential things for a movie to be successful. So that's why they need to be professional editing. Because if your trailer is the best one, it will indeed engage a large audience to watch your film. However, we also know that not everyone is too professional in it. Still, using Filmora, even any beginner can edit his videos and trailers professionally with less effort. Thanks for reading.

Liza Brown
Liza Brown Mar 27, 24
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