Voice over narration gets a bit of a bad rap. I hear detractions all the time.
"It's just being used to tie together a poorly written story."
"The audience is smart enough to figure it out without this crap."
It goes on.
I'll admit, when it doesn't work, it's just plain awful. Sometimes it's a bit ambiguous as to whether or not it's contributing in a positive way to the experience (I still own two versions of Blade Runner because I haven't really decided which way I feel on that one yet).
But when it works....it can be something beautiful. And as audio professionals, we should love that, because it is pure aural content. So, I want to know, what films do you appreciate because of the narration?
For me, Fight Club and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas are up at the top. I can probably think of a few more, but I want to hear from you.