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1. 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.

Creator: Lorne Michaels | Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson

Votes: 32,776

2. 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.

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: 380,716 | Gross: $1.23M

3. 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.

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: 271,162 | Gross: $0.65M

4. 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.

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

Votes: 44,582

5. 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: 10,061

6. Never Mind the Buzzcocks (1996– )

30 min | Comedy, Game-Show, Music

8.1
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A comedy trivia quiz based around pop music, originally hosted by Mark Lamarr up to October 2006, then hosted by Simon Amstell until his departure in 2011. From that point forward the show ... See full summary »

Stars: Phill Jupitus, Mark Lamarr, Bill Bailey, Sean Hughes

Votes: 3,891

7. Great Performances (1971– )

Biography, Drama, Music

8.3
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Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming, Plácido Domingo

Votes: 388

8. Erik the Viking (1989)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy

6.2
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Erik the Viking and his men travel across the sea to find Valhalla to ask the gods to end the Age of Ragnarok.

Writer: Terry Jones | Director: Terry Jones | Stars: Tim Robbins, John Cleese, Mickey Rooney, Eartha Kitt

Votes: 11,038 | Gross: $1.93M

9. Magical Mystery Tour (1967 TV Movie)

55 min | Comedy, Musical

6.2
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The Beatles charter a special bus for a surreal mystery tour.

Directors: George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Bernard Knowles | Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

Votes: 4,967

10. 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.

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

Votes: 5,027

11. Arena (1975– )

Documentary, Music

8.9
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Wide-ranging arts programme.

Creator: Anthony Haas | Stars: Gavin Millar, Kenneth Tynan, Paul McCartney, Jonathan Miller

Votes: 102

12. Top of the Pops (1964–2016)

30 min | Music

7.0
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A rundown of the latest chart hits, featuring in-studio performances from popular music artists.

Stars: Lulu Cartwright, Legs & Co, Rosie Hetherington, Pan's People

Votes: 377

13. Countdown (1982– )

45 min | Game-Show

6.6
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The long-running words and numbers game.

Stars: Carol Vorderman, Richard Whiteley, Susie Dent, Rachel Riley

Votes: 505

14. 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: 1,657

15. The 50 Greatest Comedy Films (2006 TV Movie)

180 min | Documentary

7.7
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Writers: Sean Doherty, Ged Parsons, Sarah Stockton, Mark Turnbull | Director: Sarah Hunt | Stars: Stephen Fry, G.W. Bailey, Steven Berkoff, Alan Carr

Votes: 28

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.

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: 11,485

17. Omnibus (1967–2003)

Documentary, Biography, Music

8.4
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Arts documentary series.Also with concerts and experimental dramatizations.

Stars: Humphrey Burton, David Collings, Stephen Fry, John Gielgud

Votes: 98

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

Comedy, Musical

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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: 1,405

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

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Music

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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: 890

20. The South Bank Show (1978– )

53 min | Documentary

7.1
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Long-running arts series.

Stars: Melvyn Bragg, Ian McKellen, Peter Hall, Lenny Henry

Votes: 82

21. Concert for George (2003 Video)

PG-13 | 146 min | Documentary, Music

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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: 1,457 | Gross: $0.07M

22. Timeshift (2002– )

60 min | Documentary

7.1
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Series looking at changes in British society, employing archive footage from the BBC and other sources.

Stars: Veronika Hyks, Tamsin Greig, Andrew Martin, Andrew Collins

Votes: 22

23. 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: 988

24. Do Not Adjust Your Set (1967–1969)

50 min | Family, Comedy

7.4
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The Bonzo Dog Dooh Dah Band, an eccentric English group featuring Neil Innes was fronted by the late Vivian Stanshall.

Stars: Denise Coffey, Eric Idle, David Jason, Terry Jones

Votes: 318

25. The Raggy Dolls (1986–1994)

5 min | Animation, Family

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This features toys which have been thrown in a factory reject bin but come to life and have adventures. This time though they are dolls and, rather than becoming superheroes and saving ... See full summary »

Creator: Melvyn Jacobson | Star: Neil Innes

Votes: 385

26. Beat-Club (1965–1981)

30 min | Music

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Stars: Uschi Nerke, Dave Lee Travis, Gitta Weidhaas, Karin Weidhaas

Votes: 39

27. The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch (2004 TV Special)

PG-13 | 84 min | Comedy

6.0
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Twenty-three years after the release of the original Rutles documentary, famous artists, actors and musicians speak out on how the Rutles influenced them.

Writer: Eric Idle | Director: Eric Idle | Stars: Eric Idle, Neil Innes, Ricky Fataar, David Bowie

Votes: 340

28. The Seventh Python (2008)

94 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

8.5
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The accidental career of Neil Innes, encompassing the Bonzo Dog Band, Magical Mystery Tour, Monty Python's Flying Circus, Saturday Night Live, The Rutles and beyond.

Writers: Brett Hudson, Burt Kearns | Director: Burt Kearns | Stars: John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin

Votes: 24

29. The Secret Policeman's Other Ball (1982)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Documentary, Music

6.7
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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 »

Writer: Terence Dackombe | Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Jeff Beck, Alan Bennett, John Bird

Votes: 412

30. Jane (1982–1984)

10 min | Animation, Comedy

7.9
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Based on the daily mirror (uk) wartime comic strip. Jane does her best to foil enemy agents as well as lose clothing.

Creator: Norman Pett | Stars: Glynis Barber, Bob Danvers Walker, Max Wall, Dean Allen

Votes: 41

31. Rock and Roll's Greatest Failure: Otway the Movie (2013)

97 min | Documentary

9.4
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The UK's cult legend John Otway returns to his old school to give a course on survival in the music industry.

Director: Steve Barker | Stars: John Otway, David Crabtree, Eleanor Man, Surani Perera

Votes: 318

32. Rutland Weekend Television (1975–1976)

30 min | Comedy, Music

8.3
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Low budget comedy sketch series purporting to show the programming of a low key regional television service. Written by Eric Idle of 'Monty Python's Flying Circus' fame. A popular feature ... See full summary »

Stars: Eric Idle, Neil Innes, David Battley, Henry Woolf

Votes: 75

33. The Innes Book of Records (1979– )

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Stars: Neil Innes, Bryan Payne, Gillian Gregory, John Betjeman

Votes: 29

35. Top Ten (1998– )

90 min | Music, Documentary

5.9
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Series looking at different genres in television and music.

Stars: Phill Jupitus, Marc Almond, Isaac Hayes, Pete Waterman

Votes: 23

36. Puddle Lane (1985–1989)

15 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.5
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Based on the learn-to-read book series "Puddle Lane" by Sheila McCullagh. A Magician, living in a mansion at the end of Puddle Lane, tells stories about his neighbours with the aid of his cauldron.

Stars: Neil Innes, Richard Robinson, Kate Lee

Votes: 22

37. Out of the Trees (1976 TV Movie)

Comedy

6.8
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Writers: Douglas Adams, Graham Chapman, Bernard McKenna | Directors: Ian MacNaughton, Bernard Thompson | Stars: Graham Chapman, Roger Brierley, Simon Jones, Maria Aitken

Votes: 26

38. The Comedy Map of Britain (2007– )

Documentary

6.2
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Stars: Alan Whicker, John Hamp, Mark Lamarr, Steve Pemberton

Votes: 12

39. The Comedians' Comedian (2005 TV Movie)

Documentary

6.2
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Writers: Jimmy Carr, Sean Doherty, Julia Hunter, Don Perretta, Shaun Pye, Neill Southgate, Nicholas Wealthall | Stars: Jimmy Carr, Ann Bryson, Woody Allen, Rowan Atkinson

Votes: 27

40. Movie Connections (2007–2009)

40 min | Documentary

6.9
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Series looking at the history of favourite films.

Stars: Ashley Jensen, Julie Walters, John Gordon Sinclair, Alex Norton

Votes: 15

41. Gods of Los Angeles (2005)

Drama, Romance

5.8
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Bruce thought he had everything. A stable life, a beautiful girlfriend. But he still felt dead inside. And he found himself at a crossroads, with no idea what to do with the rest of his ... See full summary »

Writer: Garrett Gilchrist | Director: Garrett Gilchrist | Stars: Cori Haisler, David Ashe, Katherine Carpenter, David Maddox

Votes: 47

42. The Roots of Monty Python (2005 Video)

75 min | Documentary

7.2
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Several contemporary British comedians discuss the early work of Monty Python.

Writer: Bob Carruthers | Director: Rachael Griffiths | Stars: Tom Binns, Neil Innes, Kevin McCarthy, Graham McTavish

Votes: 16

43. We Need Answers (2009–2010)

30 min | Comedy, Game-Show

7.4
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A comedy panel show in which the questions are provided by a text message answering service.

Creators: Alex Horne, Tim Key, Mark Watson | Stars: Alex Horne, Tim Key, Mark Watson, Jake Arnott

Votes: 29

44. The Adventures of the Son of Exploding Sausage (1969)

14 min | Short, Comedy, Music

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The Bonzo Dog Band drive into the country in a truck, unload their equipment in some woods only to find some of it taken away by some children. They eat and play at a party, and the Bonzos ... See full summary »

Writer: David Korr | Director: David Korr | Stars: Neil Innes, Vivian Stanshall, Roger Ruskin Spear, 'Legs' Larry Smith

45. High and Dry (1985– )

30 min | Comedy

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Stars: Richard Wilson, Vivienne Martin, Bernard Cribbins, Angus Barnett

46. The World Stands Up (2004– )

21 min | Comedy

6.5
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A series of stand up comedy programs featuring four artistes per episode the last one of which is musical

Stars: Waen Shepherd, Mette Lisby, Ria Lina, J. Chris Newberg

Votes: 22

47. Monty Python & the Holy Grail Location Report (1974 TV Short)

17 min | Comedy, Documentary, Short

7.4
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An documentarian from the BBC visits the set of Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975). This documentary shouldn't be viewed as a making of the film, but rather a goof-off session that is simply there to conjure up laughter.

Directors: Tony Bilbow, Philip Jenkinson | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Carol Cleveland, Mark Forstater

Votes: 120

48. Colour Me Pop (1968–1969)

Music

8.3
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Stars: The Strawbs, The Hollies, Spooky Tooth, David Ackles

Votes: 7

49. The Secret Policeman's Private Parts (1984)

R | 77 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

7.3
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This video provides a retrospective of music and comedy from four Amnesty International benefit performances held in 1976, 1977, 1979, and 1981.

Directors: Roger Graef, Julien Temple | Stars: Connie Booth, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Carol Cleveland

Votes: 90

50. The Book Tower (1979–1989)

Family

7.5
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New and classic books are discussed, passages read by well-known actors and authors, and short dramatisations are used to bring the stories to life.

Stars: Bernard Bresslaw, Alun Armstrong, Tom Baker, Roger McGough

Votes: 15