Most Voted Titles With Michael Palin
- Movies or TV
1. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Grail, encountering many very silly obstacles.
2. Life of Brian (1979)
R | 94 min | Comedy
Brian is born on the original Christmas, in the stable next door. He spends his life being mistaken for a messiah.
3. Family Guy (1999– )
TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy | Active
In a wacky Rhode Island town, a dysfunctional family strive to cope with everyday life as they are thrown from one crazy scenario to another.
4. Brazil (1985)
R | 132 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state.
5. A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Crime
In London, four very different people team up to commit armed robbery, then try to doublecross each other for the loot.
6. The Meaning of Life (1983)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Musical
The comedy team takes a look at life in all its stages in their own uniquely silly way.
7. Time Bandits (1981)
PG | 110 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
A young boy accidently joins a band of dwarves as they jump from time-period to time-period looking for treasure to steal.
8. Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974)
TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Music
The original surreal sketch comedy showcase for the Monty Python troupe.
9. Arthur Christmas (2011)
PG | 97 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
On Christmas night at the North Pole, Santa's youngest son looks to use his father's high-tech operation for an urgent mission.
10. And Now for Something Completely Different (1971)
PG | 88 min | Comedy
An anthology of Monty Python's best sketches from their 1st & 2nd seasons of their original TV show.
12. Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1982)
R | 77 min | Documentary, Comedy
The Monty Python troupe perform a combination of classic sketches and new material at the Hollywood Bowl.
Writers: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Marty Feldman, Angus James, David Lipscomb | Directors: Terry Hughes, Ian MacNaughton | Stars: John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Graham Chapman
14. Jabberwocky (1977)
PG | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
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.
15. Virgin Territory (2007)
R | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, History
Young Florentines regale one another in the Italian countryside while the black plague decimates their city.
17. Home and Away (1988– )
22 min | Drama
"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.
18. The Crimson Permanent Assurance (1983)
16 min | Adventure, Short, Comedy
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.
20. Mr. Toad's Wild Ride (1996)
PG | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
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.
22. A Private Function (1984)
R | 93 min | Comedy
1947 in a small town in England. The war has been won two years ago, but there's still rationing of meat. When princess Elizabeth is going to marry, a group of businessmen wants to impress ... See full summary »
23. How to Irritate People (1969 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 68 min | Comedy
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 »
24. The Missionary (1982)
R | 90 min | Comedy
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 »
25. Monty Python & the Quest for the Holy Grail (1996 Video Game)
A parody of computer games, mainly CD-ROM ones, in which King Arthur must search for the Holy Grail.
Writers: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Bart Jennett, Terry Jones, Michael Palin | Directors: Terry Jones, Steve Martino | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle
26. Late Night with David Letterman (1982–1993)
60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show
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 »
R | 85 min | Animation, Comedy
An animated, factually incorrect biography of Graham Arthur Chapman, one of the founding members of the comedy group Monty Python.
32. The Two Ronnies (1971–1987)
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 »
33. Himalaya with Michael Palin (2004– )
360 min | Documentary
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 »
36. Not the Messiah: He's a Very Naughty Boy (2010)
PG | 92 min | Comedy, Music
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.
38. Parrot Sketch Not Included: Twenty Years of Monty Python (1989 TV Special)
72 min | Comedy
Sketches from "Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969)".
42. American Friends (1991)
PG | 95 min | Comedy, Drama
Francis Ashby, a senior Oxford don on holiday alone in the Alps, meets holidaying American Caroline and her companion Elinor, the blossoming Irish-American girl she adopted many years ... See full summary »
45. G.B.H. (1991 TV Mini-Series)
567 min | Drama
Michael Murray is an ambitious and charismatic politician, Jim Nelson is a much loved headmaster of a local school for disturbed children. When the paths of these two men cross, things are ... See full summary »
46. Sahara with Michael Palin (2002 TV Mini-Series)
50 min | Documentary
In this four part BBC television series presented by British comedian and travel presenter Michael Palin, and broadcast in 2002. In it, Palin traveled around the Sahara Desert in Northern ... See full summary »
Star: Michael Palin
47. Python Night: 30 Years of Monty Python (1999 TV Movie)
125 min | Documentary, Comedy
Series of new sketches performed by the Monty Python team, linking programmes to celebrate their 30th anniversary.
48. The Secret Policeman's Other Ball (1982)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Documentary, Music
The film of an on-stage charity benefit for Amnesty International. The show includes comedy skits by the members of Monty Python, as well as noted comedians Peter Cook, Rowan Atkinson, and ... See full summary »