Film trailers are news and events in and of themselves now. A good trailer will make or break a film, let’s be honest. They’re very fun. So we’ve compiled the very best trailers out there at the moment for your enjoyment.
Something In The Dirt – November 4 – NEW
Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead’s trippy, surreal Something In The Dirt has been impressing audiences at film festivals around the world for months now. The film finally arrives in UK cinemas but before that, here’s one final trailer about the mess neighbours Levi and John find themselves in.
Violent Night – December 2 – NEW
David Harbour as a violent, alcoholic Santa Claus? Yes, please! Harbour is the real deal as his Santa gets mixed up in a house burglary and must help a little girl defeat the bad guys, using his brand of Christmas magic.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie – April 4, 2023 – NEW
When Chris Pratt was announced to be voicing Mario in a new Super Mario Bros. film, the world collectively lost their minds. We finally have a short teaser, and more importantly a snippet of Pratt’s voice work as Mario, for the film which lands next April.
A Man Called Otto – January 6, 2023 – NEW
Tom Hanks plays an old grump called Otto, who lives to judge and criticise everyone around him. The arrival of a feisty young woman next door sparks an unlikely friendship that changes Otto’s life. If we can go by this trailer, A Man Called Otto looks simply delightful.
Creed III – March 3, 2023 – NEW
Michael B. Jordan makes his directorial debut with Creed III which pits his Adonis Creed against Jonathan Majors’ Damian. Damian, a former friend and convict, has some unfinished business with Adonis and the two hash it out the only way they know how; in the boxing ring.
M3GAN – January 13, 2023 – NEW
The titular M3GAN is a doll with artificial intelligence. Designed as every kid’s best friend, M3GAN begins to show some disturbing, dangerous qualities, including extreme jealousy. If last year’s Malignant was your jam, we predict M3GAN will be too.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – November 18
It’s been just over two years since Chadwick Boseman tragically passed away from colon cancer. The return to Wakanda, the home and birthplace of Black Panther, the role that made him a household name, will undoubtedly be emotional, as evident from the latest trailer. We still have no confirmation who the new Panther will be, but our money is on Shuri, as the brand-new trailer seems to focus on her.
Hellraiser – October 7 (US)
Director David Brucker is bringing back Hellraiser and despite having some initial reservations, this trailer shows Brucker is not messing about. Combining the grungy look of the original with the more modern, stylish visual, the new film will explore addiction as a young woman accidentally summons the Cenobites, who we know love a bit of pain and glory.
Emancipation – December 2
If it wasn’t for the infamous slap earlier this year, Emancipation could very well have Will Smith in the Best Actor race for two consecutive years. Based on a true story, Smith plays a slave who yearns to reunite with his family and begins a perilous journey across the country to be with them again. Directed by Anthony Fuqua, this might be the year’s most stylish film.
The Last Of Us – 2023
Technically not a film, but we couldn’t help but include 2023’s most anticipated TV event here. Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsay play Joel and Ellie, who are travelling across post-apocalyptic America, which is now filled with infected zombies. Based on Naughty Dog’s hit video game, this is going to be epic, judging from the trailer.
Prey for The Devil – October 28
Just in time for Halloween, Prey For The Devil is here to provide some religious shocks. A nun learns the tricks of exorcisms and is forced to come to terms with malicious forces from her past. The trailer shows some horrific imagery, so we suspect this might be fun to watch alone in the dark.
The Good Nurse – October 26
Based on chilling true events, The Good Nurse follows Eddie Redmayne’s mysterious nurse who kills patients as a hobby. Jessica Chastain’s good-natured Amy finds out and attempts to bring her colleague down, but easier said than done. This looks like an old-fashioned thriller, with a simple premise but executed to maximum effect.
Pearl – September 16 (US)
If you loved Ti West’s delightfully gnarly X earlier his year, you’re feasting well. A prequel focusing on the murderous Pearl arrives this fall. Mia Goth returns to play Pearl as a young woman with an insatiable appetite for murder, and it looks just as campy and funny as you’d expect but knowing West, this will be gory and brutal, too.
The Greatest Beer Run Ever – September 30
Based on a true story, The Greatest Beer Run Ever is a film about exactly what you think it is. A regular guy, played by Zac Efron, delivers beers to the front lines of war. Streaming on Apple TV+, the film is directed by Peter Farrelly, who was also behind the controversial Best Picture winner Green Book.
Halloween Ends – October 14
After the disappointing Halloween Kills, Halloween Ends looks like it might still end the trilogy on a high. The trailer promises an epic showdown between Laurie Strode (the ever-epic Jamie Lee Curtis) and Michael Myers. Blood, guts and gore are a given and what’s Halloween without… well, Halloween?
The Banshees of Inisherin – October 21
Martin McDonagh reunited with Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson and tries to recreate the magic of In Bruges and the trailer has us hopeful that the writer-director has hit the nail on the head here. Set on a remote island in Ireland, Colm (Gleeson) ends his friendship with Farrell’s Padraic, much to Padraic’s chagrin. Keen to repair their relationship, Padraic will do anything to get his friend back but is given a shocking ultimatum.
Triangle of Sadness – October 28
It always makes for good cinema when filmmakers take the piss out of the ultra-rich and powerful. Ruben Östlund has made a whole career out of it, and the film won him his second Palme D’Or at Cannes earlier this year. After a cruise ship starts sinking, the rich passengers are trapped on an island which doesn’t align with their luxurious lifestyles.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – November 11
We knew the day was coming. We knew there would be a day when the trailer for the Black Panther sequel landed and it would be missing Chadwick Boseman who tragically passed away in 2020. The new trailer is emotionally charged and teases plenty about the film, but most importantly, it’s a tribute to the lasting power of Boseman’s historic performance as T’Challa.
The Menu – November 18
Ralph Fiennes and Anya Taylor-Joy in a twister thriller about a sadistic chef? Yes, please! Taylor-Joy is one of the guests at Fiennes’ lavish dinner party, which turns into a nightmare as the guests are hunted for sport. Mark Mylod’s film looks like it’ll offer us thrills and chills and will be best enjoyed with a nice Chianti.
Day Shift – August 12
Snoop Dogg fighting zombies? Yes, please! Jamie Foxx stars as a dad who uses a pool cleaning service as a front for his real business; killing vampires. The film looks like it’s going to be big-time entertainment, perfect for some popcorn munching and cheering along as Foxx and Snoop Dogg massacre some vampires.
Orphan: First Kill – August 19
Remember The Orphan? The slick cult thriller is now gaining a prequel which dives further into Esther’s murderous past. Memorably played by Isabelle Fuhrman, Esther suffers from a condition which makes her appear considerably younger than she is, allowing her to get away with all kinds of creepy and deadly stuff.
Fall – September 2
Be warned, Fall is not for the faint of heart. It’s a straightforward thriller with an even simpler premise; what if you were stranded on top of a deserted radio tower, 2000 feet up in the air? Fall makes the most of its setting, providing some stomach-turning visuals that’ll give you vertigo and the trailer really cashes in on those aerial shots.
Bodies Bodies Bodies – September 9
A24’s latest horror offering is Bodies Bodies Bodies, a fun take on the slasher genre going by the trailer. It’s all fun and games as a group of friends enjoy a night of drinking at a fancy mansion. They play the titular party game, which suddenly becomes a real-life murder mystery as one of the guests is found dead. Colour us intrigued.
The Woman King – October 7
The trailer for The Woman King focuses on the physical power of Viola Davis’ character, General Nanisca of the Dahomey Amazons, who were an all-female army in 18th and 19th century Dahomey. Based on real events, The Woman King looks like it’s going to be epic and empowering. The film also stars John Boyega and Hero Fiennes Tiffin.
She Said – November 18
It seemed like only yesterday when Harvey Weinstein was publicly revealed to be a sexual predator and a serial abuser. It was all thanks to The New York Times journalists Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor, who uncovered the troubling truth about the most powerful man in Hollywood. Their story is now getting the royal film treatment in She Said and it looks great.
Bullet Train – August 3
From the director of Atomic Blonde and Deadpool 2 comes Bullet Train. Judging from the trailer, we can expect high-octane action and some smart quips. Brad Pitt stars as Ladybug, an assassin hired to get a particular briefcase on a high-speed train, but the trouble is, he’s not the only highly lethal individual after it.
Beast – August 12
August sees the coupling of Dad-Idris Elba with a CGI lion. Sold! In Beast, Elba’s Nate Samuels and his two daughters are hunted by a rogue and rather big lion. The film also includes Sharlto Copley, with Baltasar Kormákurand on directing duties, and it promises to be an action-packed thrill ride with a side of camp.
Don’t Worry Darling – September 23
Harry Styles and Florence Pugh in a film directed by Olivia Wilde? Yes, please! Styles and Pugh play a couple who move into The Victory Project, helmed by the charismatic leader, played by Chris Pine. The film looks like it will also have an intriguing psychosexual undercurrent, and we can’t wait to see this one.
Black Adam – October 21
Yes, there’s been a lot of superhero films lately, but Black Adam has Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, so it automatically has us excited. Johnson stars as the titular superhero, best known as Shazam’s archenemy. The sequel to DC’s Shazam is also arriving later this year and we’re sure the two films are linked. The trailer also includes the song “Murder to Excellence” by Jay-Z and Kanye West (or Ye as he goes by now).
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1 – July 14, 2023
How could we not include the trailer for the latest Tom Cruise -bonanza on here? The trailer for Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1 has dropped and boy, oh boy, we’re in for a wild ride. The film looks insane, but then again, it was always going to look, and probably prove to be, insane. Cruise’s insistence on doing crazy stunts has proved to be the series’ most valuable asset, and by the looks of this trailer, we’re in for some death-defying stunts once again.
Smile – September 30
If you crave some scares, the trailer for Paramount Pictures’ Smile is here to offer you some. Sosie Bacon plays a doctor whose patient disturbingly kills herself in front of her. She then begins to experience terrifying visions and must figure out who or what is haunting her to survive the week. Kyle Gallner and Rob Morgan also star in this shocker.
Elvis – June 24
The King is back! Austin Butler stars as the King of Rock and Roll in the trailer for Baz Luhrmann’s eagerly awaited biopic. The film also stars Tom Hanks as Colonel Tom Parker, which promises to be quite a visual extravaganza of the usual Luhrmann glitz and glamour.
Prey – August 5
Technically, this is just a teaser trailer, but we can’t help but be incredibly excited by a new Predator film. This one looks particularly unique and intriguing as it’s set 300 years in the past. Naru, a Comanche warrior, vows to protect her people when the Predator threatens her village.
Hatching – September 16
The trailer for Finnish horror Hatching is here to scare the bejeezus out of us. Hanna Bergholm’s film, which also screens at this year’s Sundance Film Festival London, follows a young gymnast who secretly nurtures a strange egg. What comes out of it looks pretty monstrous.
Three Thousand Years of Longing – September 30
Before Furiosa, George Miller brings us something fantastical. Idris Elba plays a djinn, summoned by Tilda Swinton’s Alithea Binnie. Elba offers Alithea three wishes for his freedom, and things are about to get freaky, as they often do with Miller’s films.
Bros – October 28
This one might be a little NSFW. Bros is set to be the first ever film where the entire principal cast is part of the LGBTQ+ community and most of the behind-the-camera -crew. Bros also looks insanely funny. Count this as one of the funniest films of the year if the trailer is anything to go by.
Avatar: The Way Of Water – December 16
We head back to Pandora in the trailer for James Cameron’s much-awaited sequel to the biggest film of all time, Avatar. Avatar: The Way Of Water looks to be yet another visual treat as the advances in CGI make the visuals look insane, especially the water effects.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness – May 5
Marvel makes a splashy return to the big screen at the very beginning of May. The Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness trailer looks epic and promises more cosmic imagery and probably plenty of head-scratching moments.
Top Gun Maverick – May 27
Highway to the danger zone… We were already hyped for a new Top Gun film, and the latest trailer did nothing but throw petrol into the flames. Tom Cruise is back as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell and is training a whole load of recruits in the trailer.
Men – June 1
Men are very creepy in the trailer for Alex Garland’s new film. The acclaimed director behind Ex Machina and Annihilation goes small for his latest which sees Jessie Buckley’s character go on a solo holiday but comes across a disturbing amount of Rory Kinnears.
Lightyear – June 17
Toy Story is back! Well, kind of, at least. Lightyear, Pixar’s latest film, will focus on the real astronaut that inspired the beloved Buzz Lightyear toy in the franchise. Voiced by Chris Evans, Buzz blasts into space and returns to Earth minutes later, but somehow he has been gone for over 60 years. Oh yeah, there are also killer robots!
Thor: Love and Thunder – July 8
The Mighty Thor is back. And no, we’re not talking about Chris Hemsworth’s Thor, but Natalie Portman as Mighty Thor. The first trailer for Thor: Love and Thunder finally gave us a glimpse of a very muscly, very impressive Portman, but it also promises a story of Thor finding himself after having a tough couple of years after Infinity War and Endgame.
Nope – July 22
As expected, the trailer for Jordan Peele’s Nope doesn’t offer a whole lot of answers. If anything, it just raises more questions. It seems like Peele is now tackling alien invasions, but something tells us he’s going deeper and more disturbing than that.