Trailers That Spoil the Whole Movie (and Save You Money)

Trailers play a crucial role in promoting the movie. They have the function of providing information to the audience. This information decides whether the viewer will visit a cinema, eventually buy a movie or not.

Creators of trailers have a difficult job; they have around 2,5 minutes to lure the viewer, but not to spoil crucial information or scenes from the movie. In most cases, they are doing a great job. We will focus on the trailers which have not managed to keep the movie secrets in this article. Our focus is on the cases where trailer creators revealed more than it would be necessary.

We decided to convey basic information about movie that is available on the IMDB pages. We believe that this information will help you understand how the trailer spoiled the movie.

Disclaimer: The article contains a large number of spoilers.

Free Will

When a boy learns that a beloved killer whale is to be killed by the aquarium owners, the boy risks everything to free the whale.


The trailer includes almost every major plot, including the whale’s daring escape and release into the Pacific waters.

Cast Away

A FedEx executive undergoes a physical and emotional transformation after crash landing on a deserted island.


If you are asking if he gets off the island, just watch the trailer.


A young police officer must prevent a bomb exploding aboard a city bus by keeping its speed above 50 mph.


The trailer reveals footage of the hostages watching the bus explode from a safe distance and the movie’s ending (subway chase).

Spider-man 3

A strange black entity from another world bonds with Peter Parker and causes inner turmoil as he contends with new villains, temptations, and revenge.


The Black Suit, Venom’s origin, and the new Green Goblin – it’s all there in the trailer. Minor plot twists are revealed too.

Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron’s new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard.


The Fellowship of the Ring ended with Gandolf the Grey death after the daring battle with the Balrog. When the trailer for The Two Towers comes out, fans were shocked by the sight of Gandolf the White, who survived the fall and continues on the journey.

Rocky IV

Rocky Balboa proudly holds the world heavyweight boxing championship, but a new challenger has stepped forward: Drago, a six-foot-four, 261-pound fighter who has the backing of the Soviet Union.


Rocky IV trailer reveals one of the series’s core characters’ death to that point, the character who helps started Rocky Balboa’s career.


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