The Best Sites To Watch Movie Trailers Online

Tina Sieber 26-12-2008

Winter time is movie time. Heading out to the movies with friends in the afternoon, getting some popcorn, nachos, coke and then snuggle into the seat as the story unfolds in front of you. But will you enjoy the movie? How did you pick? Did you pay attention to the trailers last time?


While movie reviews, advice from friends and box office ratings are very important, only a good trailer makes a story come alive and transports the atmosphere of the story it’s going to tell. Movie trailers are powerful tools of the movie industry, but with a little bit of experience you can tell by the trailer whether or not the movie is as good as they’re trying to make it sound.

Other than at the movie theater, you can browser movie trailers on the internet. Here are the best sites to watch movie trailers online.

Here’s a fantastic site for browsing movies randomly, although they do provide a search feature. The Trailers section is kept very basic, with a playback window on top and a block of 4 x 4 snapshots from different movies below which you click to play the trailer. This way you can stay on a single page to watch several trailers and don’t have to move back and forth between pages. - movie trailer sites

Other than the title of the movie, there is no information provided and that’s at once both the biggest drawback and advantage. On the one hand there is no way to know what kind of movie is hidden behind that little preview image and you may hate a certain type of movie. On the other hand, this is the best way to discover something new. However, the search will locate actors and movie titles. So there is a way of filtering.



TrailerSpy features trailers for movies, TV, games, books and music. On the main page it’s got a little frame where you can browse through movies opening this week and in the movies section you can browse the most popular movie trailers. In a menu on the right you can pick types or trailers, such as mainstream, independent or classic.

TrailerSpy - watch trailers online

Each movie trailer contains a small description and is tagged. Of course you can search trailers that way, which works very well. The code for each trailer can be copied and embedded elsewhere. Users can leave a comments and related trailers are shown on the side.

The site allows you to sign up, save favorites, create playlists, add your own videos and join groups.


Yahoo! Movies

The major advantage of mainstream sites such as Yahoo! is that they often offer custom sub-pages for different languages and/or countries. Thus Yahoo! movie trailers also come in Deutsch, Français, Español, Italiano and certainly more.

yahoo movies trailers

The site is mainstream and thus contains a ton of material and information, yet it’s clear and easy to navigate. The top of the Trailers & Clips section contains featured premieres, below you can browse through trailers of movies that are coming soon. Furthermore you’ll find recently added and most popular trailers as well as trailers for movies opening this week. This description refers to the US page and the site organization may be different for local versions.


imdb movie trailersIf you’re looking for the trailer of a specific movie, for example an old or foreign language movie that may not be available on the mainstream sites, head over to the Internet Movie Database. It’s not a great resource for browsing trailers, but IMDb has an incredible database which includes trailers, featurettes, interviews or links to sites that provide trailers for countless movies.


Once you have picked a movie, you will want to know about its show times. Ryan recently wrote an article on 3 Ways to Check Movie Show Times in Your Area. This will work if you’re in the US, Canada or UK (maybe). Outside these countries, try your local Google, for example with these links:









Enjoy your movie and let us know whether and how you managed to pick wisely! If you’re aware of any other good movie trailer sites, share them in comments.

Related topics: IMDb, Movie Trailer.

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  1. Walter Kovacs
    January 26, 2010 at 4:18 am

    I couldn't agree more about the quicktime issue, twice now the apple site gave me these frustrating question marks instead of trailers and never a solution how to fix it. It's unfortunate since I'm quite accustomed to the site, but I'm just going to try out the onese listed here since I'm completely fed up atm with them.

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    January 8, 2010 at 3:04 am

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  3. Andrew
    September 10, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    I posted somewhere on this forum as well. I for one use The later discovered only recently.

  4. Watch Movies
    August 31, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    I am really surprised there is no ( one of my favorite high quality movie trailers site...

    also no &

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    June 25, 2009 at 2:55 am

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  6. Jan
    February 8, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    check out with lots of classic movies form the 20s up to the 50s

  7. Adi
    February 7, 2009 at 6:00 am

    Another upcoming place where you can watch movie trailers is from this blog -

  8. Rick
    January 6, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Another great place is:
    They have not only movie trailers in HQ but other non-main stream stuff as well, like Sundance films, etc.

  9. zack
    January 1, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    You can watch movies currently in theaters streaming and online at: enjoy!

  10. Gonzalo Novoa
    December 30, 2008 at 9:50 am

    I didn't liked the selection, is a must imho, but then again that's just me and a few other commenters :)

  11. mrintech
    December 27, 2008 at 10:11 am

    Nice List, but you forgot:

    • Tina
      December 27, 2008 at 10:35 am

      Nope, as pointed out above I didn't forget it, I just didn't deem it worthy. ;)

  12. Daniel
    December 27, 2008 at 8:36 am is what i use its on youtube so its fine nothing to download! its just started out so remember to subscribe

  13. Tina
    December 27, 2008 at 6:22 am

    Neither Apple's Quicktime Trailer page nor Coming Soon appealed to me compared to the sites that made it into the list.

    I don't remember coming across Trailer Addict. But it appears to load very slow, so maybe that's why I ditched it. I do remember all the Tom Cruise ads. Apart from that it doesn't seem to add any new feature to the list above. Nice layout, though.

    Thanks for the iPhone related feedback!

    • Don
      April 17, 2009 at 12:22 pm

      So, Tina, what was it about Apple's movie trailer site that didn't appeal to you? Was it the fact that it is the largest trailer site by far? That it does not have any advertising? That it provides, on average, the highest quality trailers--including HD trailers? That it has a fast and efficient search function with access to years of trailer history?


      • WayneB
        June 6, 2009 at 1:38 pm

        Apple's site doesn't appeal to me because it forces me to use QuickTime, a piece of software that I abhor having to use.

        I'd much rather just see a flash trailer in a webpage like Hulu.

  14. Norman Roberts
    December 27, 2008 at 6:03 am

    thanks for the article
    here’s my link to your free movie fix

  15. ben
    December 27, 2008 at 12:48 am

    LOL. How can you forget Quicktime trailers?

    Btw - Now Playing beats Flixster on the iPhone.

  16. Josh
    December 26, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    I have been using for years now. They don't snag everything, but almost.

  17. Leandro
    December 26, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    What? No Trailers Addict?

  18. Asgaro
    December 26, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    My ultimate source is ;)

  19. Ken Burkes
    December 26, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    Also, for those of you iPhone users, you should check out the free app Flixster. Get reviews, trailers, showtimes, and much more. Movie Trailers on the go. How great is that?