Some folks at IFC.com scoured YouTube for the best trailers so you wouldn't have to. They picked the best 50. Or did they? Here are my faves:
Number 27: The Marx Brothers' A Night at the Opera:
Number 18: Woody Allen's Sleeper:
Number 17: Stanley Donen's Charade:
Number 15: Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction:
Number 10: Stanley Kubrick's The Shining:
Number 5: Orson Welles introduces Citizen Kane:
Number 2: Alfred Hitchcock introduces Psycho. This trailer terrified me as a kid.
And number one is Ridley Scott's original Alien-- with the best ad line ever written--"In space, no one can hear you scream":
What did they leave out?