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The Best Voiceover Performances in Film

Updated April 3, 2020 11.4k votes 1.5k voters 5.7k views80 items

List RulesVote up your favorite voiceover performance, not just your favorite actor.

This list contains information about the best voiceover performances in film, ranked by your votes. Several famous actors and actresses have shared their famous voices in film. Some of these celebrities voiced iconic animated characters, while others narrated classic films. Several Academy Award winners have given great voiceover performances.

Who has given some of the best voiceover performances in film? Robin Williams is at the top of the list. Robin Williams' iconic performance as the Genie in Aladdin is one of the best vocal roles in any Disney film. Tom Hanks and Tim Allen also gave great performances as Woody and Buzz Lightyear in the Toy Story films. Johnny Depp brought the character of Rango to life with his expressive vocals.

Some of the best vocal performances come as narrations. Alec Baldwin's soothing voiceover work flavored the Wes Anderson film The Royal Tenenbaums, as he narrated the story of the dysfunctional family. Perhaps the best non-animated vocal performance comes courtesy of Morgan Freeman in March of the Penguins. Bruce Willis also gave a memorable performance in the Look Who's Talking films with his trademark vocals.

Which voiceover performance is your favorite? Vote on this list, and let your voice be heard in the comments section.
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    Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
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    Tom Hanks

    Woody - "Toy Story"
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    Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
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    Bill Murray

    Garfield - "Garfield"
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    Matt Stone is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
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    Matt Stone

    South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
     Kyle Broflovski / Kenny McCormick / Saddam Hussein / Terrance Henry Stoot / Big Gay Al / Ticket Taker / Jimbo Kearn / Gerald Broflovski Additional Voices
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    Morgan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
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    Morgan Freeman

    Narrator - "March of the Penguins"
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    John Cleese is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
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    John Cleese

    Lord Farquaad - "Shrek"
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    Trey Parker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
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    Trey Parker

    South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
    Stan Marsh / Eric Cartman / Gregory / Satan / Mr. Garrison / Mr. Hat / Phillip Niles Argyle / Randy Marsh / Tom – News Reporter / Miget In A Bikini / Canadian Ambassador / Bombardiers / Mr. Mackey / Army General / Ned Gerblanski / Christophe – Le Mole (or The Mole) / Big Gay Al (singing voice) / Additional Voices (voice)
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    Dan Aykroyd is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
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    Dan Aykroyd

    Yogi Bear - "Yogi Bear"
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    Cameron Diaz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
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    Cameron Diaz

    Princess Fiona - "Shrek"
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    Seth MacFarlane is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
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    Seth MacFarlane

    Ted - "Ted"
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    Mike Judge is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
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    Mike Judge

    Multiple roles - "Beavis and Butthead Do America"
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    Ray Romano is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
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    Ray Romano

    Manny - "Ice Age" films
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    Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
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    Adam Sandler

    Davey / Whitey / Eleanore / Deer - "Eight Crazy Nights"
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    Queen Latifah is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
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    Queen Latifah

    Ellie - "Ice Age" films
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    Vincent Price is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
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    Vincent Price

    Zigzag - "The Thief and the Cobbler
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    Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
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    Randy Savage

    Bolt - "Thug"
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    Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
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    Robin Williams

    The Genie - "Aladdin"
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    Andy Serkis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
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    Andy Serkis

    Gollum - "Lord of the Rings" series
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    Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
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    Johnny Depp

    Rango - "Rango"
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    Angela Lansbury is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
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    Angela Lansbury

    Mrs. Potts - "Beauty and the Beast"
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    Russell Brand is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
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    Russell Brand

    E.B. - "Hop"
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    George Clooney is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
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    George Clooney

    Mr. Fox - "The Fantastic Mr. Fox"
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    Billy Crystal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
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    Billy Crystal

    Mike Wazowski - "Monsters, Inc."
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    Jeremy Irons is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
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    Jeremy Irons

    Scar - "The Lion King"
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    Charles Fleischer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
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    Charles Fleischer

    Roger Rabbit-"Who Framed Roger Rabbit"
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    Whoopi Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
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    Whoopi Goldberg

    Shenzi - "The Lion King"
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