The 30 Best Trailers Of 2013

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Good trailers, bad trailers, you know we’ve had our share. Here, then, are just the most tantalising teasers that got us stomping our feet this year, from palm-moistening horrors to riotously ridiculous action spectaculars. And remember, even if you didn’t like the film at the end of the day, sometimes the trailer can still get your metaphorical engines revving all the same…

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

Best bit: Michael Fassbender's Magneto pulling Jennifer Lawrence's Mystique along the ground. Perhaps she tripped up again?


GODZILLA

Best bit: If anyone says anything other than the parachutists careening to earth with red smoke blasting out of their backpacks, they are lying – and we can't work out why.


CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER

brightcove.createExperiences();Best bit: That'll be Anthony Mackie's Sam Wilson tipping backwards off an in-flight helicarrier, blasting his Uzis as his wings unfurl behind him. He's called ‘The Falcon' for a reason, you know.

THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL

Best bit: The bit where it's the most Wes Anderson-y thing ever. So, all of it.


THE RAID 2: BERANDAL

Best bit: There are too many "OOOOF!" and "YEEEOW!" moments in this teaser to choose just one, so Iko Uwais' Rama beating the dust out of his prison wall will have to do.


AMERICAN HUSTLE

Best bit: Christian Bale's one-two gut punch of huge belly and only slightly smaller combover. There is a man who suffers for his art.

THE LEGO MOVIE

Best bit: Not the "First try!" gag – though that is good – but the Batmobile / Wonder Woman's invisible jet riff. "Dang it!"


THE WOLF OF WALL STREET

brightcove.createExperiences();Best bit: For its sheer ballsiness, it has to be the dwarf-tossing. The beautiful cutting to Kayne West's 'Black Skinhead' also needs a tip of the cap, because it really is that good.


NYMPHOMANIAC

Best bit: Billy Elliot with a whip, being rather matter-of-fact about screaming.

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

Best bit: "I NEED... TO SPEAK TO CAESAR." It looks like Caesar isn't in the speaking mood.


FAST & FURIOUS 6

Best bit: Vin Diesel driving out of a crashing-and-still-exploding cargo plane doesn't cut it as it's a massive spoiler, so it's either the first Robot Wars-style cop car flip or the immortal words of Ludacris: "Uh, guys... they've got a tank."


IRON MAN 3

brightcove.createExperiences();Best bit: Leaving the joy of impersonating The Mandarin saying "You'll never see me coming..." to one side for a moment (as well as those exploding suits), the flat-out coolest moment was seeing Mark 42 flying through the air and latching onto Tony. That, and all the BRAAAAAAHMS.

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS

brightcove.createExperiences();Best bit: There's another end of movie spoiler here with the ship smashing into San Francisco, but if you ignore that there's the honeyed tones of Benedict Cumberbatch to make everything all right again. Pick your favourite phrase: "I will walk over your cold corpses" or "Have I got your attention now?"


ELYSIUM

brightcove.createExperiences();Best bit: It's a shame the trailer doesn't show more of the robots getting blasted into oblivion by an explosive bullet, but when it does...


ONLY GOD FORGIVES

brightcove.createExperiences();Best bit: Say what you like about the film, but this trailer is something else. And by "something else", read "absolutely incredible". This makes picking a stand-out moment difficult, so let's go for... the music.

MAN OF STEEL

brightcove.createExperiences();Best bit: Kal-El's fists on the ground, the grit rumbling around as he bullets into the air, while Hans Zimmer's score makes you get that weird butterfly feeling in your stomach.


THOR: THE DARK WORLD

brightcove.createExperiences();Best bit: The slap, followed by "That was for New York", then the head turn, and "I like her..."


PACIFIC RIM'S WONDERCON TEASER

Best bit: If you've played the Portal games, the moment you hear GLaDOS's voice. If you've not played the Portal games, the bit where the giant robot smashes the giant monster in the face.

GRAVITY

Best bit: That moment at the very, very end, when you finally catch your breath. Provided you do catch your breath, of course.


ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES TEASER

Best bit: "HEY! FAT FACE! YOU!" (Pause) "Stay classy..."


SHORT TERM 12

brightcove.createExperiences();Best bit: Marcus's (Keith Stanfield) rapping isn't bad, but a face-on cupcake attack? That's enough to rival Pacific Rim.

HER

Best bit: It's blink-and-you'll-miss it, but Joaquin Phoenix's dance moves cannot be denied.


ALL IS LOST

Best bit: The bit with Robert Redford on a boat. Seriously though, the bit with Robert Redford on a boat.


FILTH

Best bit: Naked photocopying or "No more cocaine and chip suppers for Bruce, eh?" – it's your call. No, wait, scratch that: it's Eddie Marsan twiddling his nipples on the dance floor.

A FIELD IN ENGLAND

brightcove.createExperiences();Best bit: That second where you think you've got your head around what this movie is about, then suddenly realise you don't have a clue at all.


IN FEAR

brightcove.createExperiences();Best bit: That eerie, chilling, brain-tweaking plucking noise.


NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET'S RE-RELEASE

brightcove.createExperiences();Best bit: A bloody body in a bag, being pulled by an invisible man. Also that catchy little ditty you won't be able to get out of your head for weeks. "One, two..."

THE PURGE

Best bit: The use of the gospel choir music is inspired, especially when a creepy man in a suit wearing a freeky-deaky mask is leaning through the lounge window.


THE CONJURING

brightcove.createExperiences();Best bit: The clap? But which clap? Or the match? Or the lightbulb? Well, we're not going to watch it again to find out.


EVIL DEAD

Best bit: The chainsaw and buckets o' blood make a good case, but whatever is coming out of that eye is what'll haunt you for the rest of your days.