The perfect trailer is one that gives away the minimum amount of plot of the film while still setting the stage for the mood and tone and even pacing. These do it best.
  1. 2001: A Space Odyssey
    This one is my favorite. Minor spoilers because it's the trailer for the rerelease.
  2. The Social Network
    Close second to 2001. Creep by Radiohead may be a shitty song, but the orchestral choir version suits this trailer so well.
  3. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  4. Alien
    My grandpa showed me this movie when I was way too young...
  5. Mad Max: Fury Road
    Seeing this trailer in theaters sold me on seeing the movie. I ended up seeing it like five times in theaters... #worthit
  6. Knight of Cups
  7. A Serious Man
  8. The Shining
  9. The Tree of Life
  10. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zisso
  11. Joy