"Robot and Frank," in which a retired Frank Langella is saddled with an android voiced by Peter Sarsgaard, hits theaters this weekend. The robot is programmed to improve his physical and mental health, but Frank has other ideas. Like many of our robotic friends, this mechanical fellow is soon operating outside his factory settings.

Robots tend to come in two varieties, aloofly evil like HAL 9000 in "2001: A Space Odyssey" or mildly judgmental like Tony Stark's Jarvis. Here, run down some of the best voice actors who provided personality (or a scary lack of one) to some of our favorite movies. Just to be clear, we kept the list to non-humanoids, so we've left off the Terminators and Jude Law gigolos and those robots who don't really talk, like Wall-E.

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