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From battling superheroes to the return of some franchise favorites, this has been an excellent year for trailers. They've been explosive and explicit, brutal and understated and have delighted, confused and entertained in equal measure.

So for your viewing pleasure, here are the 15 best movie trailers of 2015. Get stuck in!

15. The Lobster

Yorgos Lanthimos is not a name that's particularly well known outside of his native Greece, but with his critically acclaimed and award-winning English language debut The Lobster, expect to hear more from this offbeat talent in the future.

The premise of this avant-garde comedy? Singles are given 45 days at a hotel to find a partner. If they don't, they get turned into an animal. Like I said, it's avant-garde.

14. Krampus

A German festive folklore brought to the big screen, Krampus is a horned goat-beast that prays on those who've been naughty rather than nice. Ah those Germans and their joyous Christmas tales.

Stars comedy talents Adam Scott, David Koechner and Toni Collette.

13. The Secret Life of Pets

Ever wondered what your pets get up to while you're not there? Well the brains behind the Despicable Me franchise might just have the answers.

12. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

This is more a trailer for a trailer, but nevertheless that Potter magic is back and this time it's Oscar-winning posh boy Eddie Redmayne waving the wand.

11. Creed

It can't have been easy strapping on the mighty gloves of Carl Weathers to play the son of Apollo Creed, but Michael B. Jordan pulled no punches in his performance as Adonis Johnson, resulting in Creed being the best Rocky movie since the first in the franchise and Jordan cementing his place as Hollywood's next big thing.

10. Youth

Quirky, witty and tender, the two-and-half minute trailer for Paola Sorrentino's Youth - starring Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel in award-winning form - was the most beautiful and honest minute representation of old age since Pixar's Up.

9. Deadpool

The Deadpool trailer landed and then three minutes later the clusterfuck nightmare that was the portrayal of the Merc with a Mouth in X-Men Origins: Wolverine had been wiped from our collective consciousness in a balls-to-the-wall frenzy of swearing and ultra-violence.

Oh how we rejoiced! Oh how we fucking rejoiced!

8. Captain America: Civil War

Does it need any introduction? You've already watched it 323,000 times so what's one more between (former) friends?

7. Love

If you thought Lars von Trier had the monopoly on boundary-pushing sex scenes, then you've probably never heard of Love. It's from French enfant terrible Gaspar Noé and not only does it feature un-choreographed and graphic sex, it's also in 3D.

Yep, 3D.

The red band trailer did not hold back either. Warning, it's most certainly NSFW.

6. Suicide Squad

Following months of teases, taunts and Jared Leto going ever-so-slightly crazy, the Suicide Squad trailer finally arrived and boy did it blow us out of the park - despite Will Smith's Deadshot doing that thing where they say the name of the movie in the movie.

5. Hail, Caesar!

The Cohen brothers are back behind the camera to direct an all-star cast as well as Dolph Lundgren (I'm kidding Dolph. Please don't hurt me) and the world is suddenly a much brighter place again.

4. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman + Superman + Wonder Woman = take my money now.

3. Goodnight Mommy

Mommy wears a medical-grade face mask and stalks her kids for two-and-half minutes. I go to bed with the light on for the first time since watching Event Horizon.

2. The Revenant

Leonardo DiCaprio fights a bear, Tom Hardy, and the weather in Alejandro González Iñárritu's follow up movie to his Oscar-winning Birdman. Will Leo finally get a statuette of his own? The bear said he wouldn't, so Leo ripped its fucking back off.

1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Just.... I can't even explain how good this is.... Watch it again and feel all those nostalgia bones in your body get tingly all over once again.


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