20 Movie Trailers That Are Better Than the Movie Itself

Why it’s great: I’m an apologist for Alien 3, so I’d contend that the trailer here is approximately as good as the movie. Since I know I’m in the minority, I’ll say that the trailer does a great job of selling a sci-fi slasher movie that builds to that iconic shot of the alien breathing, literally down Ripley’s neck (it also has a very solid example of that trope-iest of all trailer tropes, the “In a world…” voiceover). I’m not sure if the tagline (“The Bitch is Back”) is badass or casually misogynistic, but it definitely gets your attention.

Where to stream: Digital rental

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