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1. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

8.4
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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.

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

Votes: 300,416

2. Life of Brian (1979)

R | 94 min | Comedy

8.2
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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.

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

Votes: 210,334

3. Family Guy (1999– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy | Active

8.4
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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.

Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis

Votes: 178,820

4. 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.

Writers: Terry Gilliam, Tom Stoppard, Charles McKeown | Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond

Votes: 130,354

5. 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.

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

Votes: 95,860

6. The Meaning of Life (1983)

R | 107 min | Comedy, 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.

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

Votes: 64,219

7. 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.

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

Votes: 38,418

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

TV-14 | 1,325 min | Comedy, Music

9.0
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The original surreal sketch comedy showcase for the Monty Python troupe.

Creators: Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, John Cleese | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

Votes: 31,790

9. Arthur Christmas (2011)

PG | 97 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.1
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69 Metascore

On Christmas night at the North Pole, Santa's youngest son looks to use his father's high-tech operation for an urgent mission.

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

Votes: 27,850

10. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-PG | 90 min | Comedy, Music | Active

8.2
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The classic late night live sketch comedy show.

Creator: Lorne Michaels | Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Seth Meyers

Votes: 26,913

11. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show | Active

8.9
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America's top fake news show.

Creators: Lizz Winstead, Madeleine Smithberg | Stars: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Craig Kilborn

Votes: 20,577

12. And Now for Something Completely Different (1971)

PG | 88 min | Comedy

7.6
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An anthology of Monty Python's best sketches from their 1st & 2nd seasons of their original TV show.

Writers: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin | Director: Ian MacNaughton | Stars: John Cleese, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 19,421

13. Fierce Creatures (1997)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy

6.3
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62 Metascore

Zookeepers struggle to deal with the policies of changing directors.

Writers: John Cleese, Iain Johnstone | Directors: Fred Schepisi, Robert Young | Stars: John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Robert Lindsay

Votes: 16,963

14. 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.

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

Votes: 10,471

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

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

8.5
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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: 9,521

16. 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.

Writers: Lewis Carroll, Charles Alverson, Terry Gilliam | Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Michael Palin, Harry H. Corbett, John Le Mesurier, Warren Mitchell

Votes: 8,745

17. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992– )

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, Rickey Minor

Votes: 7,244

18. Virgin Territory (2007)

R | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, History

4.9
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Young Florentines regale one another in the Italian countryside while the black plague decimates their city.

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

Votes: 6,072

19. 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.

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

Votes: 4,594

20. Home and Away (1988– )

22 min | Drama

5.3
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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.

Creator: Alan Bateman | Stars: Ray Meagher, Lynne McGranger, Norman Coburn, Emily Symons

Votes: 3,789

21. The Graham Norton Show (2007– )

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.1
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Stars: Graham Norton, Ricky Gervais, Lee Mack, Dawn French

Votes: 3,530

22. The Crimson Permanent Assurance (1983)

16 min | Adventure, Short, Comedy

8.0
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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.

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

Votes: 3,416

23. 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.

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

Votes: 2,174

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

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.2
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A mix of music, comedy and celebrity chat.

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

Votes: 1,828

25. A Private Function (1984)

R | 93 min | Comedy

6.6
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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 »

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

Votes: 1,696

26. How to Irritate People (1969 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 68 min | Comedy

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 »

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

Votes: 1,620

27. 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 »

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

Votes: 1,479

28. Late Night with David Letterman (1982–1993)

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, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Elliott

Votes: 1,446

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

Comedy, Musical

8.3
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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

Votes: 1,421

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

105 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.3
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Bob Hope, Skitch Henderson

Votes: 1,412

31. Concert for George (2003 Video)

PG-13 | 146 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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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: Malcolm Abbs, Gary Brooker, Joe Brown, Mark Brown

Votes: 1,242

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

R | 85 min | Animation, Comedy

5.8
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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.

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

Votes: 998

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

49 min | Documentary

8.4
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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: 902

34. Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus (1971 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy

8.2
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Writers: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam | Director: Ian MacNaughton | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Votes: 861

35. Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (1997 Video Game)

M | 102 min | Comedy, Musical

7.2
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Writer: Bart Jennett | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

Votes: 857

36. The Two Ronnies (1971–1987)

Comedy

8.0
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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: 817

37. Monty Python: Almost the Truth - Lawyers Cut (2009 TV Mini-Series)

Comedy

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

Stars: Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, John Cleese, Michael Palin

Votes: 733

38. Himalaya with Michael Palin (2004– )

360 min | Documentary

8.3
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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: 727

39. 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.

Writers: Eric Idle, John Du Prez | Director: Aubrey Powell | Stars: Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 702

40. Ripping Yarns (1976–1979)

30 min | Adventure, Comedy

8.1
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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, David Griffin, Michael Stainton

Votes: 641

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

72 min | Comedy

8.1
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Sketches from "Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969)".

Writers: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin | Director: Ian MacNaughton | Stars: Steve Martin, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 637

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

50 min | Adventure, Documentary

8.3
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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: 634

43. Rove Live (2000– )

75 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

6.5
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Stars: Rove McManus, Peter Helliar, Corinne Grant, Ryan Shelton

Votes: 630

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

500 min | Adventure, Documentary

8.4
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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: 564

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

58 min | Comedy

7.6
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Writer: Peter Crabbe | Director: Paul Miller | Stars: Robert Klein, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

Votes: 514

46. Monty Python Live (Mostly) (2014)

162 min | Comedy

8.1
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The Pythons redo their old sketches in their last show ever.

Writers: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin | Director: Eric Idle | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Carol Cleveland, John Du Prez

Votes: 507

47. American Friends (1991)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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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 »

Writers: Michael Palin, Tristram Powell | Director: Tristram Powell | Stars: Bryan Pringle, Fred Pearson, Michael Palin, Alfred Molina

Votes: 506

48. The Human Face (2001 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary

7.7
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This 4 part BBC series examines the science behind facial beauty, expression, and fame in an entertaining fashion.

Stars: John Cleese, David Attenborough, Elizabeth Hurley, Pierce Brosnan

Votes: 484

49. G.B.H. (1991 TV Mini-Series)

567 min | Drama

8.3
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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 »

Stars: Robert Lindsay, Michael Palin, Dearbhla Molloy, Alan Igbon

Votes: 480

50. Sahara with Michael Palin (2002 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Documentary

8.0
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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

Votes: 471