The most iconic narrators in film history

The voices that delivered some of cinema's greatest stories

Stars Insider

04/10/23 | StarsInsider


The art of cinema is that it shows rather than tells. We learn about the characters through small moments and interactions that say more than words ever could. However, adding a narrator to a film gives another layer of depth, and can be either entertaining or chilling, comforting or disconcerting. The narrator's voice has been used in so many different ways throughout cinematic history, and while some styles have become somewhat cliché or are seen as narrative shortcuts, there are several iconic examples that clearly inspired other filmmakers and turned narration into an art form.

Intrigued? Click through this gallery to remember some of the most unforgettable narrators in film history.

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