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Tremendous Trailer Trash Tuesday: IMDB Top 5 Film Trailers




Going to roll the dice and mix it up a little today.  This week we are going to take a look at the trailers for the films currently in the top 5 spots on the IMDB top 250 films.  You can check out the full list on IMDB right here.  Are these the top five films of all time?  Have you seen all five of these films?  How far along are you in watching all 250 films on the IMDB list?  Do the trailers for these films do the movies justice?  Is this the laziest Tremendous Trailer Trash Tuesday post of all time?  All these questions and more can be discussed in the comments section.




#5 The Good the Bad and the Ugly (1966)




#4 Pulp Fiction (1994)






#3 The Godfather 2 (1974)






The Godfather (1972)





The Shawshank Redemption (1994)





Would these be my choices for the top five films of all time?  I am not sure about that, but I am a big fan of every one of these films.  In my mind the IMDB top 250 is a bit slanted toward more modern films.  Interesting that Coppola was able to crank out two Godfather films in a span of two years.   Was there a stronger year for films in recent memory than 1994?  Pulp Fiction and Shawshank Redemption lost to Forrest Gump for best picture that year.  So have you seen these five films?  Would they be in your top 5, top 10?   Have you watched all 250 films on the IMDB list?






Casablanca would probably be in my top 5.  Well, ok my top 10, it is so hard to choose.

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  • Tracy May 7, 2013, 10:01 am

    I’ve seen all but The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. I know, I know…sacrilege! My Top 5 or 10……God….it’s so hard to choose. I can tell you that Jaws is up there. So is Breakfast at Tiffany’s which both are my default faves. Aliens…..Terminator probably…..I don’t think I can make a complete list.

    As for the top 250…..I’m ashamed. A quick tally only has me at 40%. That is dreadful!

    • Adam May 7, 2013, 10:12 am

      Well look at it this way, you will not be running out of good films to watch anytime in the near future. :-)

  • scottydynamite May 7, 2013, 10:17 am

    The last time I looked at the top 250 I think I had seen 190 of them, I will get through the whole list.

    I have seen all 5 of the films listed above and I am a bit tired of the Shawshank Channel which is AMC. Seems they have Shawshank on at least 15 times a month and over and over again.

    This is pretty lazy of you Adam but still interesting.

    How about 1996 Braveheart, Leaving Las Vegas, The Usual Suspects, Casino, Dead Man Walking, Babe, Twelve Monkeys, and Apollo 13.

    • Adam May 7, 2013, 10:20 am

      I think I was drinking a lot in 1996 I don’t recall any of those films. :-)

      • Adam May 8, 2013, 9:35 am

        Prob because I was living with you at Fox St.

  • Erik - Movie140 May 7, 2013, 11:33 am

    I am not good at making all time lists but I am sure my top 5 would look different. :)

    • Adam May 8, 2013, 9:26 am

      1. loaf of bread
      2. stick of butter
      3. case of beer
      4. gallon of milk
      5. mushrooms
      6. 12′ silk rope

      Erik I made a list for you

  • Griff May 7, 2013, 11:55 am

    This is arbitrary and my list is constantly in flux. Some movies you see and don’t appreciate until you see them again years later with a little gray in your beard. Some movies you love when your young and see again later and think it is not so great. I like shawshank as much as the next guy but it wouldn’t even make my top 10. The Godfather movies are epic important films but on my top 5? Not so much. The only one of those I would put on my top 5 would be The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.

    • Adam May 7, 2013, 12:52 pm

      Had to make room for Iron Man 3?

      • Griff May 7, 2013, 3:52 pm

        I couldn’t fit it in my top 5 in good conscience when Oz the Great and Powerful is out there in the world…

  • Joe May 7, 2013, 6:53 pm

    Casablanca did not even make the top 20? This is hard to accept. As Mark said, your list can change at any time but I would have to say that Casablanca would at least be in my top twenty every time. I like The Shawshank Redemption and all but voted #1 is pretty hard to believe and, like Mark, it definitely is not #1 on my list on any day at any time. I like this week’s subject, Adam, due to the fact that you can argue pretty much every selection in a best of list. Citizen Cane #45?………You can argue that Citizen Cane is overrated but lets be serious. Terminator 2 should never beat out Citizen Cane in a best movies of all time list.

    • Adam May 8, 2013, 9:27 am

      Joe I look forward to your Shawshank review ;-)

  • Popcorn Nights May 8, 2013, 4:30 am

    Mine are probably Goodfellas (always found it more fun to watch than the two Godfather films), Pulp Fiction, Stand By Me, Star Wars and maybe something like Amelie or Groundhog Day. Always surprised at how high The Shawshank Redemption appears in any greatest film list. I’ve seen it a couple of times and kind of enjoy watching it in the same way I kind of enjoy eating toast. I can chomp away quite happily and then suddenly, maybe after the third bite, I remember that steak and eggs exists. I guess I must be missing something in the film that really appeals to a lot of people.

    • Adam May 8, 2013, 9:28 am

      Popcorn, I sort of like it as well but cant see it in my personal top 25 but different strokes for different folks and all that jazz.

  • ckckred May 8, 2013, 4:39 am

    My top five would include Apocalypse Now, 2001, Taxi Driver, Mulholland Drive, and Tokyo Story. I think all but Mulholland Drive are in IMDB’s top 250. I love all of the films mentioned with the exception of The Shawshank Redemption. I know the appeal of the film but never really liked it.

    • Adam May 8, 2013, 9:30 am

      Ckckred, How amazing was Naomi Watts in Mullholland Drive, actually just watched that for the first time a few months ago.

      • ckckred May 8, 2013, 10:33 am

        She was great in that. I’m surprised she didn’t get an Oscar nomination, that’s one of the best performances I’ve seen.

        • Adam May 13, 2013, 10:37 am

          It caused me to watch I Heart Huckabees to see more Naomi Watts, so that is an added bonus as well.

  • Tim The Film Guy May 8, 2013, 7:51 am

    Great film, love some old trailers haha :D

    • Adam May 8, 2013, 9:31 am

      Tim, some of those trailers are pretty stale especially that Godfather 2, nothing happens for a full minute lol. Might due my top 5 old time B&W film trailers at some point.

      • Tim The Film Guy May 8, 2013, 9:48 am

        Yeah just looking at all of the awards we have haha xD

        I would read a Top 5 old time trailers :D And not just because I follow you and read everything anyway haha :D

  • Chris May 8, 2013, 1:48 pm

    Nice, love this Adam!

    • Adam May 13, 2013, 10:38 am

      thanks Chris

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