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12.17.2013by: David Oller

Top 10 Movie Trailers of 2013

Movie Trailers serve a singular purpose: to convince you to sit your ass in a dark room and be transported to another time, place, or existence. With the Director at the helm and the cast and crew taking us on a voyage, the trailer is that which convinces us to invest our hard earned time and money to go on their cinematic journey. Some trailers oversell the movie and leave the final product feeling empty because we have a "been there, seen that" feeling. Other trailers showcase the minor details that make the voyage worth taking without spoiling any of the surprises along the way. I feel these trailers did the best job selling us on trusting the cast and crew to take us where they wanted to go, and whether that was hunting drug lords, being terrorized by ghosts and masked men, or flying through the air and space, I wanted more than anything to take each if these journeys. These are my favorite movie trailers of 2013.

#10: Fast & Furious 6

The most balls-to-the wall, action packed trailer of the year for what turned out to be the surprise hit of the summer. How the hell do these movies keep getting better and better?

#9: Inside Llewyn Davis

Written and Directed by the Coen Brothers, Inside Llewyn Davis takes place in 1961 following Llewyn Davis throug the Greenwich Village folk scene. With an amazing cast and music written by Mumford & Sons, this trailer showcases the best of what make the Coen Brothers masterful filmmakers.

#8: The Wolf of Wall Street

Another collaboration between Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio? As if anybody had any doubt this movie would look like anything but an incredible ride, this first trailer solidified The Wolf of Wall Street as one of the "Can't Miss" movies of 2013.

#7: You're Next

After spending two years hearing rave reviews coming out of TIFF and other film festivals, You're Next FINALLY got a bad-ass trailer and a well deserved wide release. The juxtaposition of Lou Reed's "Perfect Day" against the terrorization of the Davison family, along with the pacing and slick editing of this trailer solidified You're Next as my most anticipated horror movie of 2013.

#6: The World's End

There was no doubt in my mind that the final chapter in Edgar Wright's Cornetto Trilogy would be anything but incredibly fun. This first look at The World's End amped my excitement to 11, and as it turned out, didn't even scratch the surface of how exceptional the final product was. Now let's boo-boo!

#5: American Hustle

David O. Russell once again leads an incredible cast in his latest, American Hustle. This trailer impeccably showcases the cast and look of the film in a montage to Led Zepplin's "Good Times, Bad Times" without giving away any plot.

#4: The Grand Budapest Hotel

What can I say? The Grand Budapest Hotel looks to be pure, unadulterated Wes Anderson. That alone puts this in my top five most anticipated movies of 2014. I can't watch this trailer without having a giant shit eating grin on my face from the first frame to the last.

#3: The Conjuring Teaser

The teaser trailer for The Conjuring is terrifying in its simplicity. Essentially a shorter cut of the "Clap Game" scene in the movie, this teaser exudes atmosphere and tension, and acts as the perfect introduction to one of the scariest movies in recent memory. It is also the first trailer I have ever seen that was genuinely frightening and left me begging for more.

#2: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Having read and loved the short story in High School, it was with trepidation that I approached viewing anything related to The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. This first trailer put me at ease though, as it seems to be a fantastic representation of the magic realism involved in the short story. Everything from the look and feel, Ben Stillerís obvious commitment to the character and story, and the use of "Dirty Paws" by Of Monsters and Men to tie it all together put any worry I had at bay.

#1 (TIE): Man of Steel

Our first introduction to Zack Snyder's Krypton, Hans Zimmer's booming score, and the insane action of Man of Steel all wrapped up into one of the best-cut trailers of the year. This trailer was so good in fact, I couldn't help but feel let down with the final product. Don't get me wrong, I really enjoyed Man of Steel for what it was, but it never reached the level of chills this trailer gave me when it was unleashed.

#1 (TIE): Gravity

Two astronauts stranded in space trying to survive and get back to Earth. Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity is about as minimalist story wise as a big budget movie gets, and this final trailer expertly sells the look and feel of the movie without diminishing any of the heart-stopping action. Trailers this breath-taking typically give away too much, but fortunately for Gravity it's more about the full movie theater experience and this trailer is only a small taste. But what an incredibly well put together, tension-filled taste it is.

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3:37AM on 12/18/2013
I finally saw Man of Steel and I don't understand the complaints. The level of destruction was no different that the sort of destruction we saw in the comics or in Superman: Doomsday. If anything, I commend the director for making a realistic disaster movie with a superhero and supervillains. I do understand how some people may have been offended by images that might have reminded them of 911 but I guess that was what the director was going for. And, yeah, Superman did kill Zod in Superman
I finally saw Man of Steel and I don't understand the complaints. The level of destruction was no different that the sort of destruction we saw in the comics or in Superman: Doomsday. If anything, I commend the director for making a realistic disaster movie with a superhero and supervillains. I do understand how some people may have been offended by images that might have reminded them of 911 but I guess that was what the director was going for. And, yeah, Superman did kill Zod in Superman 2: at least this time it was in defense of others.
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9:14PM on 12/17/2013
Strong list I mostly agree with. Walter Mitty and Man of Steel were the best, and I agree the trailer for MOS was better than the movie ended up being. If you include 2014 films, the teaser for X-Men: Days of Future Past is the best, with scenes from the great cast backed by the score from Sunshine.
Strong list I mostly agree with. Walter Mitty and Man of Steel were the best, and I agree the trailer for MOS was better than the movie ended up being. If you include 2014 films, the teaser for X-Men: Days of Future Past is the best, with scenes from the great cast backed by the score from Sunshine.
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7:59PM on 12/17/2013

Well chosen

This is easily one of my favorite trailers of all time. Gave me chills over and over again. I gotta agree with you David... definitely made the movie itself a bit more disappointing although I enjoyed it overall.
This is easily one of my favorite trailers of all time. Gave me chills over and over again. I gotta agree with you David... definitely made the movie itself a bit more disappointing although I enjoyed it overall.
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7:13PM on 12/17/2013
This was a good trailer, but the one before I think, was better. That would probably be my #1 pick.
This was a good trailer, but the one before I think, was better. That would probably be my #1 pick.
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6:15PM on 12/17/2013
Walter Mitty is probably my number 1, followed by Gravity. The trailer for Walter Mitty is such an elating experience. It has all the elements I love in a good trailer: a sense of the story at hand, genuine wonder in what is going on, a sense of imagination, interesting cinematography, and great music. It seems, from early reviews, the film doesn't live up to the trailer, but the trailer itself is fantastic and really did have me thinking that this would be a breakout experience for Stiller. I
Walter Mitty is probably my number 1, followed by Gravity. The trailer for Walter Mitty is such an elating experience. It has all the elements I love in a good trailer: a sense of the story at hand, genuine wonder in what is going on, a sense of imagination, interesting cinematography, and great music. It seems, from early reviews, the film doesn't live up to the trailer, but the trailer itself is fantastic and really did have me thinking that this would be a breakout experience for Stiller. I still hope I enjoy the film when I see it and disagree with the critics.
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11:32AM on 12/17/2013

I can't go to number 9

Ummmmm..... Is it just me or is it not possible to get past number 10? The arrows to click back and forth show up as the page loads, but once the video loads they disappear.
Ummmmm..... Is it just me or is it not possible to get past number 10? The arrows to click back and forth show up as the page loads, but once the video loads they disappear.
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9:44PM on 12/17/2013
Glad to know I'm not the only one having issues getting the buttons for scrolling through the entries to appear. Wonder if it's coding or a security software conflict?
Glad to know I'm not the only one having issues getting the buttons for scrolling through the entries to appear. Wonder if it's coding or a security software conflict?
3:24PM on 12/17/2013
Yeah, I think someone done goofed on the html code and what not.
Yeah, I think someone done goofed on the html code and what not.
11:24AM on 12/17/2013
The third trailer is pretty much the only trailer that gave me goosebumps this year!
The third trailer is pretty much the only trailer that gave me goosebumps this year!
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11:00AM on 12/17/2013
am i the only one who didn't think this movie was that scary?
am i the only one who didn't think this movie was that scary?
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10:20AM on 12/17/2013
Gravity would have to be my number 1 pick as well.
Gravity would have to be my number 1 pick as well.
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9:36AM on 12/17/2013
I'm actually pretty pleased with this list. Last year all the favorite trailers were for blockbusters like Star Trek, but you included a cross-section of very good and effective trailers for large and small alike. And thank you for including The Grand Budapest Hotel, which might just be my favorite on the list. Besides being pure Wes Anderson, I love being able to laugh at Ralph Fiennes, since he's an actor I'm often terrified of.
I'm actually pretty pleased with this list. Last year all the favorite trailers were for blockbusters like Star Trek, but you included a cross-section of very good and effective trailers for large and small alike. And thank you for including The Grand Budapest Hotel, which might just be my favorite on the list. Besides being pure Wes Anderson, I love being able to laugh at Ralph Fiennes, since he's an actor I'm often terrified of.
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8:23AM on 12/17/2013
I'll agree with The_Soloist about Out of the Furnace, very good trailer. If we're including 2014 films as we seem to be, I think that trailer for Edge of Tomorrow was excellent. As for movies released this year, the trailer for Mud would probably be my favorite, very suspenseful without giving away the whole film. And let's not forget the Bad Grampa trailer, that was hilarious. Also those Anchorman 2 teasers where the four characters just all walk toward the camera saying something stupid, that
I'll agree with The_Soloist about Out of the Furnace, very good trailer. If we're including 2014 films as we seem to be, I think that trailer for Edge of Tomorrow was excellent. As for movies released this year, the trailer for Mud would probably be my favorite, very suspenseful without giving away the whole film. And let's not forget the Bad Grampa trailer, that was hilarious. Also those Anchorman 2 teasers where the four characters just all walk toward the camera saying something stupid, that was fun.
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7:05AM on 12/17/2013
After following this movie's development and constant actor changes it was great to see the end product from a man who we all know is the master... Mr Alonso
After following this movie's development and constant actor changes it was great to see the end product from a man who we all know is the master... Mr Alonso
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7:02AM on 12/17/2013
It mixed all the elements beautifully together of what makes superman such an icon. The money shot at the end of him punching zod in air was clutch.
It mixed all the elements beautifully together of what makes superman such an icon. The money shot at the end of him punching zod in air was clutch.
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6:58AM on 12/17/2013

stiller is growing up

Absolutely beautiful trailer. I love the shot where stiller is on the skateboard, arms out, riding down the hill with the sunset behind him. Stiller has become an interesting director who will keep producing fascinating projects.
Absolutely beautiful trailer. I love the shot where stiller is on the skateboard, arms out, riding down the hill with the sunset behind him. Stiller has become an interesting director who will keep producing fascinating projects.
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6:54AM on 12/17/2013
I.forgot about this one. Amazing trailer that is one hundred percent Anderson: witty, funny, creative, beautiful to look at, and seems to have great characters. Plus, fiennes, in the trailer, has enough charisma to sell me.
I.forgot about this one. Amazing trailer that is one hundred percent Anderson: witty, funny, creative, beautiful to look at, and seems to have great characters. Plus, fiennes, in the trailer, has enough charisma to sell me.
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6:51AM on 12/17/2013
Can't go wrong with zepplin. This trailer made me obsessed with the song. My fears if Russell could not deliver on short notice was out to ease when I saw this trailer. By the reviews, I think my doubts were silly.
Can't go wrong with zepplin. This trailer made me obsessed with the song. My fears if Russell could not deliver on short notice was out to ease when I saw this trailer. By the reviews, I think my doubts were silly.
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6:47AM on 12/17/2013

this low??

I love this trailer. When it came out a promoted it like hell with the people I with. It is fun and the song goes perfectly the madness going on up on the screen.
I love this trailer. When it came out a promoted it like hell with the people I with. It is fun and the song goes perfectly the madness going on up on the screen.
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6:41AM on 12/17/2013
I usually agree with at least 50% of each individual list. I could not disagree with this more. Spider-man is the best trailer this year. Or that new Godzilla. The MoS trailers where terrible, and I though I would hate the movie. Turns out it was my favorite movie this year.
I usually agree with at least 50% of each individual list. I could not disagree with this more. Spider-man is the best trailer this year. Or that new Godzilla. The MoS trailers where terrible, and I though I would hate the movie. Turns out it was my favorite movie this year.
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5:26AM on 12/17/2013
I thought trailer 3 was superb, but I actually thought Trailer 2 (the one that uses the score from Elizabeth: The Golden Age) was even better and I think I even liked the Nokia trailer a little more. It was also a fantastic film.
I thought trailer 3 was superb, but I actually thought Trailer 2 (the one that uses the score from Elizabeth: The Golden Age) was even better and I think I even liked the Nokia trailer a little more. It was also a fantastic film.
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2:58AM on 12/17/2013

great movie

with great actors, what else needs to be said.
with great actors, what else needs to be said.
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2:58AM on 12/17/2013

Absolutely my #1

I remember seeing this preview in IMAX 3D and simply being blown away and I wasn't disappointed. This was my top movie of 2013 and the first time 3D was used to enhance a story leaving my jaw firmly planted on the theater floor. Wolf of Wallstreet is my clear second followed by the Man of Steel teaser, Captain America: Winter Soldier and Walter Mitty.
I remember seeing this preview in IMAX 3D and simply being blown away and I wasn't disappointed. This was my top movie of 2013 and the first time 3D was used to enhance a story leaving my jaw firmly planted on the theater floor. Wolf of Wallstreet is my clear second followed by the Man of Steel teaser, Captain America: Winter Soldier and Walter Mitty.
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2:45AM on 12/17/2013
Believe or not, I've had friends who said the trailer made them not want to see the film, as they thought it would just be 90 minutes of Sandra Bullock hyperventilating. I beg to differ; this was great and really made me want to see more.
Believe or not, I've had friends who said the trailer made them not want to see the film, as they thought it would just be 90 minutes of Sandra Bullock hyperventilating. I beg to differ; this was great and really made me want to see more.
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2:45AM on 12/17/2013
Wasn't expecting this as the top spot. I don't know if I agree with it or not.

I would have liked to have seen Prisoners, Out of the Furnace, and Pacific Rim on here. Those three films had a really great, effective trailer that pulls you in and doesn't let go.
Wasn't expecting this as the top spot. I don't know if I agree with it or not.

I would have liked to have seen Prisoners, Out of the Furnace, and Pacific Rim on here. Those three films had a really great, effective trailer that pulls you in and doesn't let go.
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2:45AM on 12/17/2013
Man of Steel Trailer #3 was incredible.
Man of Steel Trailer #3 was incredible.
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2:44AM on 12/17/2013
Good Times Bad Times makes such a great trailer song. Suits the tone they were going for to a tee.
Good Times Bad Times makes such a great trailer song. Suits the tone they were going for to a tee.
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2:42AM on 12/17/2013
Man of Steel did an amazing job with its trailers. I think the film released five different trailers and all seemed better than the predecessor. No easy feat.

Amazing film as well too.
Man of Steel did an amazing job with its trailers. I think the film released five different trailers and all seemed better than the predecessor. No easy feat.

Amazing film as well too.
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2:42AM on 12/17/2013
Between this and the Great Gatsby, Leo really has been partyin' it up at the movies this year.
Between this and the Great Gatsby, Leo really has been partyin' it up at the movies this year.
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2:41AM on 12/17/2013
It was a really exciting trailer, though I think they gave too much of the climactic runway chase away.
It was a really exciting trailer, though I think they gave too much of the climactic runway chase away.
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2:40AM on 12/17/2013
Definitely one of the scarier trailers I can remember as of late.
Definitely one of the scarier trailers I can remember as of late.
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2:40AM on 12/17/2013
Gotta love Wes Anderson and the phenomenal cast he has for this one.
Gotta love Wes Anderson and the phenomenal cast he has for this one.
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2:39AM on 12/17/2013
Great trailer. Like you said, it does a great job of making you excited without spoiling anything.
Great trailer. Like you said, it does a great job of making you excited without spoiling anything.
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2:38AM on 12/17/2013
Surprised this wasn't higher on the list. Great effective trailer that really sets the tone.
Surprised this wasn't higher on the list. Great effective trailer that really sets the tone.
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2:37AM on 12/17/2013
Love this trailer. Have re-watched multiple times. Can't wait to see the film.
Love this trailer. Have re-watched multiple times. Can't wait to see the film.
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