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10 Excellent Trailers

To be one of the greatest song-and/or-dance performances of the decade you don't have been in a musical - but it helps. Equally, you don't need any ability at singing or dancing, just an enthusiastic attitude and a willingness to go for it. Don't believe us? Check these babies out

Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
The use of Requiem for a Dream and Clint Mansell's Lux Aeterna in trailers has almost become a clich, but that's because a remix here worked so damn well.
Little Children (2006)
Who knew Thomas The Tank Engine could be so scary? Seriously, that's one hell of a dramatic train for one heck of a dramatic film.

Requiem for a Dream (2001)
Ever tried screaming in the bath while your head is underwater? It's not actually that much fun. Trust us, we tried. That said, the rest of the trailer's brilliantly put together.
The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
Explosive, frenetic and plenty ominous, the thing that ultimately makes Revolution's trailer so impressive is that, even after the disappointment of Reloaded, it made us believe that this one could work.

Cloverfield (2008)
Shakier than your grandmother's last crack at Scarborough's jelly juggling contest, some felt sick first seeing this. They, we can safely say, were wusses, and probably didn't go on any of the cool rides at Alton Towers.
Watchmen (2008)
Those costumes, which we weren't 100% convinced by in the first images, work brilliantly in motion. Our excitement levels just rose several notches after we watched this.

A Serious Man (2009)
The Coen Brothers' latest film is defiantly obscure - and while this trailer isn't much more enlightening, it does combine wonderful Coen lines, memorable characters with the metronome sound of a man having his head repeatedly thumped against a wall.
The Dark Knight (2008)
The truck flips upside down. It FLIPS UPSIDE DOWN. And as if that weren't enough, the music is so exhilarating it makes you want to get up and break a pool cue in two.

Comedian (2002)
To be fair, a film with a robot renegade cop sounds like an ace idea. Them movies people should do that sometime.
Transformers (2007)
The big fighty robots! With the smashing! And the being one thing, then another! One, like, really big thing, then another really big thing with guns!

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