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1. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

8.3
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90 Metascore

King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles.

Directors: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 380,892 | Gross: $1.23M

2. Life of Brian (1979)

R | 94 min | Comedy

8.1
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75 Metascore

Brian is born on the original Christmas, in the stable next door. He spends his life being mistaken for a messiah.

Director: Terry Jones | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 271,290 | Gross: $0.65M

3. Brazil (1985)

R | 132 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.0
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88 Metascore

A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond

Votes: 151,893 | Gross: $9.93M

4. A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Crime

7.6
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80 Metascore

In London, four very different people team up to commit armed robbery, then try to doublecross each other for the loot.

Directors: Charles Crichton, John Cleese | Stars: John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin

Votes: 108,091 | Gross: $63.49M

5. The Meaning of Life (1983)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

7.6
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The comedy team takes a look at life in all its stages in their own uniquely silly way.

Directors: Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam | Stars: John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Votes: 86,061

6. Time Bandits (1981)

PG | 110 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

7.0
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A young boy accidentally joins a band of dwarves as they jump from era to era looking for treasure to steal.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Sean Connery, Shelley Duvall, John Cleese, Katherine Helmond

Votes: 45,761 | Gross: $42.37M

7. Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

8.9
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The original surreal sketch comedy showcase for the Monty Python troupe.

Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

Votes: 44,617

8. Arthur Christmas (2011)

PG | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.1
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69 Metascore

Santa's clumsy son Arthur gets put on a mission with St. Nick's father to give out a present they misplaced to a young girl in less than 2 hours.

Directors: Sarah Smith, Barry Cook | Stars: James McAvoy, Jim Broadbent, Bill Nighy, Hugh Laurie

Votes: 35,389 | Gross: $46.44M

9. The Daily Show (1996– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.8
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America's top fake news show.

Stars: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Craig Kilborn

Votes: 33,446

10. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

8.2
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The famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson

Votes: 32,782

11. The Witches (1990)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

6.8
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A young boy stumbles onto a witch convention and must stop them, even after he has been turned into a mouse.

Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Jasen Fisher, Rowan Atkinson

Votes: 24,425 | Gross: $10.36M

12. And Now for Something Completely Different (1971)

PG | 88 min | Animation, Comedy

7.7
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An anthology of Monty Python's best sketches from their 1st & 2nd seasons of their original TV show.

Director: Ian MacNaughton | Stars: John Cleese, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 23,574

13. Absolutely Anything (2015)

85 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.0
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34 Metascore

A group of eccentric aliens confer a human being with the power to do absolutely anything, as an experiment.

Director: Terry Jones | Stars: Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Rob Riggle

Votes: 21,173

14. Fierce Creatures (1997)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy

6.4
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62 Metascore

Zookeepers struggle to deal with the policies of changing directors.

Directors: Fred Schepisi, Robert Young | Stars: John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin

Votes: 19,411 | Gross: $9.20M

15. Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993–2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.3
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Conan O'Brien, a Harvard Lampoon alumnus, hosts this late-night comedy/talk-show which is often silly and whimsical.

Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Joel Godard, Max Weinberg

Votes: 14,040

16. Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1982)

R | 77 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.9
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The Monty Python troupe perform a combination of classic sketches and new material at the Hollywood Bowl.

Directors: Terry Hughes, Ian MacNaughton | Stars: John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Graham Chapman

Votes: 11,487

17. Jabberwocky (1977)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

6.2
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61 Metascore

A young peasant, with no interest in adventure or fortune, is mistaken as the kingdom's only hope when a horrible monster threatens the countryside.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Michael Palin, Harry H. Corbett, John Le Mesurier, Warren Mitchell

Votes: 10,068

18. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.0
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Jimmy Fallon hosts the Tonight Show and interviews celebrities, plays games with them and has a musical or comedic guest perform.

Stars: Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, Steve Higgins, Ahmir-Khalib Thompson

Votes: 9,140

19. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992–2014)

TV-14 | 62 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

5.3
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After Johnny Carson's retirement from the show, Jay Leno stepped in as his permanent replacement. The format of the show has remained largely unchanged, consisting primarily of an opening ... See full summary »

Stars: Jay Leno, Kevin Eubanks, Edd Hall, John Melendez

Votes: 8,660

20. Virgin Territory (2007)

R | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, History

4.8
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Young Florentines take refuge from the black plague and engage in bawdy adventures and lusty exchanges.

Director: David Leland | Stars: Hayden Christensen, Mischa Barton, Ryan Cartwright, Christopher Egan

Votes: 6,682

21. The Graham Norton Show (2007– )

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.2
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Irish comedian Graham Norton hosts his very own talk show.

Stars: Graham Norton, Ricky Gervais, Ed Byrne, Miranda Hart

Votes: 5,529

22. The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash (1978 TV Movie)

76 min | Comedy, Music

7.4
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Charts the adventures of the prefab four, possibly the most famous band of all time.

Directors: Eric Idle, Gary Weis | Stars: Eric Idle, John Halsey, Ricky Fataar, Neil Innes

Votes: 5,029

23. Home and Away (1988– )

22 min | Drama, Romance

5.2
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"Home and Away" chronicles the lives, loves, happiness, and heart-breaks of the residents of Summer Bay, a small coastal town in New South Wales, Australia.

Stars: Ray Meagher, Lynne McGranger, Norman Coburn, Emily Symons

Votes: 4,464

24. The Crimson Permanent Assurance (1983)

16 min | Adventure, Short, Comedy

8.1
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A group of down-and-out accountants mutiny against their bosses and sail their office building onto the high seas in search of a pirate's life.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Sydney Arnold, Guy Bertrand, Andrew Bicknell, Ross Davidson

Votes: 3,679

25. Late Night with David Letterman (1982–2002)

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.5
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David Letterman hosted this popular late-night comedy/talk-show. Often, Dave would go on location or to the phone lines to play pranks. Some famous features of the show include the "Top Ten... See full summary »

Stars: David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Marv Albert, Richard Lewis

Votes: 2,715

26. Mr. Toad's Wild Ride (1996)

PG | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.3
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Mole's underground home is bought by the Weasels from wealthy landowner Mr. Toad and Mole is thrown out. He and Rat start to fight to get his home back from evil Weasels.

Director: Terry Jones | Stars: Steve Coogan, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Antony Sher

Votes: 2,429 | Gross: $0.07M

27. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Skitch Henderson, Doc Severinsen

Votes: 2,100

28. Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001–2010)

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.1
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A mix of music, comedy and celebrity chat hosted by fast-witted comic Jonathan Ross.

Stars: Jonathan Ross, Stephen de Martin, Ian Parkin, David Wickenden

Votes: 1,973

29. A Private Function (1984)

R | 93 min | Comedy

6.6
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In post-war Britain, food rationing continues, leading a married couple to become involved in the flourishing bacon black market.

Director: Malcolm Mowbray | Stars: Michael Palin, Maggie Smith, Denholm Elliott, Richard Griffiths

Votes: 1,896

30. David Frost Presents (1968– )
Episode: How to Irritate People (1969)

TV-PG | 68 min | Talk-Show

6.9
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In this mock-documentary, John Cleese narrates a series of sketches on irritation -- types and techniques. Included are parents irritating their children, old ladies irritating movie-goers ... See full summary »

Director: Ian Fordyce | Stars: John Cleese, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graham Chapman, Michael Palin

Votes: 1,809

31. The Two Ronnies (1971–1987)

Comedy

7.9
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Long running BBC comedy show consisting of sketches and humourous musical routines involving the large Ronnie Barker and the small Ronnie Corbett. Most sketches involved both men, but ... See full summary »

Stars: Ronnie Barker, Ronnie Corbett, The Fred Tomlinson Singers, John Owens

Votes: 1,752

32. The Missionary (1982)

R | 90 min | Comedy

6.2
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In 1905, after 10 years of missionary work in Africa, the Rev. Charles Fortesque is recalled to England, where his bishop gives him his new assignment - to minister to London's prostitutes.... See full summary »

Director: Richard Loncraine | Stars: Michael Palin, Maggie Smith, Trevor Howard, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 1,657

33. Concert for George (2003 Video)

PG-13 | 146 min | Documentary, Music

8.7
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82 Metascore

George Harrison's friends, family, and bandmates unite for a tribute concert on the one-year anniversary of his death.

Director: David Leland | Stars: Joe Brown, Eric Clapton, Jools Holland, Sam Brown

Votes: 1,458 | Gross: $0.07M

34. Monty Python & the Quest for the Holy Grail (1996 Video Game)

Comedy, Musical

8.7
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A parody of computer games, mainly CD-ROM ones, in which King Arthur must search for the Holy Grail.

Directors: Terry Jones, Steve Martino | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

Votes: 1,407

35. Monty Python Live (Mostly) (2014)

162 min | Comedy

7.7
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The reunion of the Monty Python team on stage for the first time in over 30 years, and for the last time ever.

Directors: Eric Idle, Aubrey Powell | Stars: John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Votes: 1,398

36. A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman (2012)

R | 85 min | Animation, Comedy

5.9
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45 Metascore

An animated, factually incorrect biography of Graham Arthur Chapman, one of the founding members of the comedy group Monty Python.

Directors: Bill Jones, Jeff Simpson, Ben Timlett | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Jones, Michael Palin

Votes: 1,256 | Gross: $0.01M

37. Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus (1972– )

87 min | Comedy

8.3
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Two parts Monty Python German television comedy specials.

Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Votes: 1,206

38. The Meaning of Life (1997 Video Game)

M | Comedy, Musical

7.3
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The British troupe's sketches include themes of gluttony, birth control, total insignificance and, of course, the meaning of life.

Director: Steve Martino | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

Votes: 1,114

39. Around the World in 80 Days (II) (1989– )

49 min | Documentary

8.8
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Michael Palin attempts to copy the exploits of fictional character Phileas Fogg, by trying to travel around the world (without flying) in 80 days.

Stars: Michael Palin, Basil Pao, Chris Collins, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 1,054

40. Monty Python: Almost the Truth - The Lawyer's Cut (2009 TV Mini-Series)

107 min | Comedy

8.1
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Britain's top comedians pay tribute to the iconic series, Monty Python's Flying Circus.

Stars: Eric Idle, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 989

41. Parrot Sketch Not Included: Twenty Years of Monty Python (1989 TV Special)

72 min | Comedy

8.2
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Sketches from "Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969)".

Director: Ian MacNaughton | Stars: Steve Martin, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 922

42. Not the Messiah: He's a Very Naughty Boy (2010)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Music

7.2
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A comic oratorio inspired by Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979) filmed at its only European performance at the Royal Albert Hall in October 2009 to celebrate 40 years of Monty Python.

Director: Aubrey Powell | Stars: Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 890

43. Himalaya with Michael Palin (2004– )

360 min | Documentary

8.4
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This 2004 BBC television series records comedian and travel presenter Michael Palin's six-month trip across the Himalaya mountain range, covering an amazingly diverse range of cultures and ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Palin, The Dalai Lama

Votes: 828

44. Ripping Yarns (1976–1979)

30 min | Adventure, Comedy

8.0
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Ripping Yarns is a collection of tales that make for 'ripping good' television. Michael Palin plays a different lead character in each yarn.

Stars: Michael Palin, Charles McKeown, Barbara New, David Griffin

Votes: 802

45. Remember Me (2014 TV Mini-Series)

Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.1
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The day Tom Parfitt moves from his home into residential care, he becomes the sole witness to a violent death.

Stars: Michael Palin, Mark Addy, Jodie Comer, Julia Sawalha

Votes: 797

46. Pole to Pole (1992 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Adventure, Documentary

8.5
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Michael Palin undertakes a journey by the most direct route possible with the most land to cross from the North Pole to the South Pole.

Stars: Michael Palin, Neil Hardwick, Lasse Lehtinen, Graham Hancock

Votes: 762

47. Full Circle with Michael Palin (1997 TV Mini-Series)

500 min | Adventure, Documentary

8.6
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Michael Palin embarks on another epic journey of exploration and adventure, this time 15,000 miles through 18 countries around the Pacific rim.

Stars: Rob Hehnlin, Michael Palin

Votes: 707

48. The Wipers Times (2013 TV Movie)

92 min | War

7.3
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Just after the First World War Fred Roberts goes for a job as a newspaper journalist and tells the sub-editor how, in the trenches in 1916, he discovered a printing press in working order. ... See full summary »

Director: Andy De Emmony | Stars: Ben Chaplin, Patrick FitzSymons, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Steve Oram

Votes: 687

49. Rove Live (2000– )

75 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

6.7
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Add a Plot

Stars: Rove McManus, Peter Helliar, Corinne Grant, Ryan Shelton

Votes: 637

50. Monty Python's Flying Circus: Live at Aspen (1998 TV Special)

58 min | Comedy

8.0
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Monty pythons flying circus is a funny live show based on the TVs series monty Python and the flying circus.

Director: Paul Miller | Stars: Robert Klein, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

Votes: 601