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Premise
06-13-05, 01:18 AM
I personally like narrated movies(Shawshank,MDB,Fight Club,etc).Could you recommend some others?I think there was an older thread,but would like an updated list.Thanks.

mifuneral
06-13-05, 01:30 AM
AI
Amadeus
A Christmas Story
A Clockwork Orange
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Memento
Royal Tenenbaums

possibly also these, though I'm not positive:
Big Fish
The Jerk
Naked Lunch

Jackskeleton
06-13-05, 01:40 AM
stand by me

HN
06-13-05, 01:53 AM
marty stouffer's wild america

Sernov
06-13-05, 02:20 AM
The Sandlot
Forrest Gump

andicus
06-13-05, 02:31 AM
Flirting and I believe, The Year My Voice Broke.

Cameron
06-13-05, 02:33 AM
princess bride
Sin City

chowderhead
06-13-05, 02:35 AM
Ferris Bueller's Day Off and The Princess Bride :)

NatrlBornThrllr
06-13-05, 02:45 AM
Adaptation
American Beauty
American History X
Annie Hall
City of God
Gangster No. 1
In America
Primer
The United States of Leland
The Virgin Suicides

...to name a few.

-JP

The Infidel
06-13-05, 02:52 AM
Some have narration at the beginning, some at the end, and some throughout, but based on some of the other suggestions, here's mine:

Armageddon
Radio Flyer
Biloxi Blues
Bram Stoker's Dracula
Dances With Wolves
Bubba Ho-Tep
Dragnet
Exit To Eden
Goodfellas
Interview With The Vampire
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
Lolita
Malcolm X
Maverick
Moulin Rouge
Payback
Secretary
Terminator 2
Threesome
Titanic
Tombstone
Young Sherlock Holmes
The Lonely Guy

The Infidel
06-13-05, 02:53 AM
Ferris Bueller's Day Off and The Princess Bride :)
I thought about Ferris, but didn't include it since he's actually on-screen during his dialogue, talking to the camera. I didn't think that would be counted as "narration".

Dark_Sithlord
06-13-05, 03:00 AM
Blade Runner, Theatrical version. Harrison Ford's narration was deleted for the Director's Cut.

inri222
06-13-05, 03:13 AM
Taxi Driver
I Stand Alone

Dark_Sithlord
06-13-05, 03:28 AM
Field of Dreams

PaintballDork
06-13-05, 05:15 AM
The Sandlot
Thin Red Line?

matome
06-13-05, 09:09 AM
Mermaids

Joe Molotov
06-13-05, 09:16 AM
How the West was Won

NatrlBornThrllr
06-13-05, 09:29 AM
Band of Outsiders

Filmmaker
06-13-05, 09:33 AM
I'm gonna be the first to mention APOCALYPSE NOW???

wendersfan
06-13-05, 09:33 AM
<b>Diary of a Country Priest</b> and <b>A Man Escaped</b>

iggystar
06-13-05, 09:37 AM
The Age of Innocence

NavinJohnson
06-13-05, 10:49 AM
Daughter of Horror - narrated by Ed McMahon!

Snowmaker
06-13-05, 10:52 AM
Milo & Otis :D

Giles
06-13-05, 11:11 AM
Milo & Otis :D

ah drat! that was the first one that came to mind.

Mondo Kane
06-13-05, 12:21 PM
Menace II Society
Oldboy
Platoon
The Josephine Baker Story
American Me
Little Big Man
Malèna
George of the Jungle
Mi Vida Loca
Amélie
Big Lebowski
Eve's Bayou
Last Temptation of Christ
To Kill a Mockingbird
Soul Food
Mi Familia
The Lover
Carlito's Way
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
Sunset Boulevard
The Gods must be crazy
Casino(I love it when Frank Vincent steps in on the narration)

The Bus
06-13-05, 01:55 PM
Milo & Otis :D

You stole my joke.

Mondo Kane
06-14-05, 01:07 AM
Forgot Y Tu Mama Tambien.

Maxflier
06-14-05, 09:36 AM
Spirit:Stallion of the Cimarron

taa455
06-14-05, 12:20 PM
I think Pi is a good example. Clockwork Orange is an excellent one, already mentioned.

rkndkn
06-14-05, 02:03 PM
Maelstrom (Excellent movie, occasionally narrated by a dying fish. . .in French, of course)

Spp
06-14-05, 04:26 PM
Million Dollar Baby

mattressman
06-15-05, 10:24 PM
Adaptation
American Beauty
American History X
Annie Hall
City of God
Gangster No. 1
In America
Primer
The United States of Leland
The Virgin Suicides

...to name a few.

-JP

I love damn near all of those. I've been dying to see "the united states of leland."

Third Baseman
06-15-05, 11:03 PM
Lemony Snickets....kinda :)

baracine
06-17-05, 11:28 AM
El Cid (1961)
King of Kings (1961)
All About Eve (1950)
A Letter to Three Wives (1949)
Cleopatra (1963)
The Barefoot Contessa (1954)
(the last four being by Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
The Lady From Shangai (1947)
The Fellini sketch in Boccaccio 70 "The Temptation of Dr. Antonio" (1962)
The Fellini sketch in Spirits of the Dead/Histoires extraordinaires "Toby Dammit" (1968)
I Remember Mama (1948)
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)
Rebecca (1940)
The Uninvited (1944)
Portrait of Jennie (1948)
Lydia (1941)
The Seventh Victim (1943)
The Ten Commandments (1956)
Spartacus (1960)
Lolita (every version)
Mildred Pierce (1945): The title role answers a police investigator's questions for most of the film.
The Saragossa Manuscript (1965): Narration inside a narration inside a narration inside a narration inside a narration, etc.
Dead of Night (1945): At least six different narrators.
The Queen of Spades (1949)
Divorce, Italian Style (1961)
Les Girls (1957): Four different narrators.
Rashomon (1950): Four different narrators.
Citizen Kane (1940): Three different narrators.
Si Versailles m'était conté (1954): The director, Sacha Guitry, narrates the story of Versailles, as he does in most of his historical or quasi-historical films (Napoléon, Les Perles de la couronne, Le fabuleux destin de Désirée Clary, Le Diable boiteux, etc).
Titanic (1997): Uses the exploration of the sunken ship as a framing device for the main narration/flashback. The epilogue still comes as a poignant shock.
Sunset Blvd. (1950): Uses the narration itself as a framing device, even though it turns out to be a red herring. The epilogue still comes as a schock.
Siamo Donne/We, the Women* (1953): Six real-life Italian actresses (Ingrid Bergman Rossellini, Alida Valli, Isa Miranda, Anna Magnani, Emma Danieli and Anna Amendola) narrate allegedly true episodes from their lives in neo-realist style. * Sometimes referred to as "Ingrid and the Chicken"
Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, David Copperfield, Little Women, Madame Bovary, Cheaper by the Dozen, The Magnificent Ambersons: Every version
Since You Went Away (1944)
Thief of Bagdad (1940): Ahmed's long narration and the teller of tales' story
Une Vie (1958): As well as most French films based on Guy de Maupassant's stories (Une partie de campagne 1936, Mademoiselle Fifi 1944, Boule de Suif 1945, Le Plaisir 1952, etc.)
Three Came Home (1950)
The Sullivans/The Fighting Sullivans (1944)
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
Black Narcissus (1947)
Hiroshima, Mon Amour (1959): Very long narrated flashback.

baracine
06-21-05, 02:46 PM
The Criterion Collection website has just posted five different essays on the subject of films with voice-over narration and their importance in film history:
http://www.criterionco.com/asp/in_focus.asp?id=14
Coincidence or what?!

llandros
06-21-05, 10:38 PM
Uma Thurman narrates parts of Kill Bill (both volumes)

marty888
06-22-05, 08:36 AM
Character narration in <b>RUBY GENTRY</b> the wonderfully turgid melodrama about swamp trash (Jennifer Jones) and her relations with young Charlton Heston and Karl Malden.

Premise
12-27-05, 02:38 AM
Barry Lyndon

Legolas
12-27-05, 03:34 AM
A Murder of Crows, starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Tom Berenger, is an example of a VERY BAD BAD BAD BAD voiceover narration.

Fincher Fan
12-27-05, 07:24 AM
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

H8nXTC
12-27-05, 07:47 AM
Babe and it's sequel?

Shannon Nutt
12-27-05, 01:21 PM
Blade Runner, Theatrical version. Harrison Ford's narration was deleted for the Director's Cut.

Which is still one of the more bone-headed moves ever. I don't care what Ridley says, it's a better flick WITH the narration.

H8nXTC
12-27-05, 01:54 PM
Which is still one of the more bone-headed moves ever. I don't care what Ridley says, it's a better flick WITH the narration.

Agreed, especially with Ford's voice.

rkndkn
12-27-05, 02:43 PM
Shopgirl

kitkat
12-27-05, 03:57 PM
About a Boy
Sophie's Choice

lysander
12-27-05, 05:01 PM
A Christmas Story

GuessWho
12-27-05, 05:39 PM
Anchorman

narrated by Bill Kurtis!

caligulathegod
12-31-05, 01:15 AM
Nearly every movie Christina Ricci has ever starred in.

Jazzbutcher
01-01-06, 10:15 AM
A River Runs Through It

rw2516
01-01-06, 11:41 AM
Double Indemnity