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1. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

8.3
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93 Metascore

King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table embark on a surreal, low-budget search for the Holy Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles.

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

Votes: 464,559 | Gross: $1.23M

2. Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)

R | 94 min | Comedy

8.1
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77 Metascore

Born on the original Christmas in the stable next door to Jesus, Brian of Nazareth spends his life being mistaken for a messiah.

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

Votes: 336,526 | Gross: $20.05M

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

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

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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: 60,411

4. 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.

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

Votes: 105,185 | Gross: $14.93M

5. And Now for Something Completely Different (1971)

PG | 88 min | Comedy

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An anthology of the best sketches from the first and second seasons of Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969).

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

Votes: 27,344

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

R | 77 min | Documentary, Comedy, Musical

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: 12,638 | Gross: $0.33M

7. Monty Python Live (Mostly) (2014)

Not Rated | 162 min | Documentary, Comedy, Musical

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: 2,051

8. 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: 1,494 | Gross: $0.01M

9. Spamalot

Comedy, Fantasy, Musical | Announced

Musical based on "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"

Director: Casey Nicholaw

10. Stadium Anthems (2018)

99 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

8.6
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A female recording artist encounters the misogyny and outdated business practices of male record label executives.

Director: Scott Douglas Brown | Stars: Toddy Walters, Jude Moran, Jordan Leigh, Christopher Soren Kelly

Votes: 88

11. 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.

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

Votes: 1,659

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

87 min | Comedy

8.2
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Two parts Monty Python German television comedy specials.

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

Votes: 1,649

13. Monty Python: Almost the Truth - The Lawyer's Cut (2009– )

107 min | Documentary, Biography

8.1
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A documentary on the history on British comedy group Monty Python. Features interviews with the five surviving members plus other comedians and artists whose careers they have influenced.

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

Votes: 1,355

14. The Meaning of Monty Python's Meaning of Life (1983 TV Short)

29 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Iain Johnstone | Stars: John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Jones

Votes: 65

15. 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 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: 1,107

16. The Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It (1977)

56 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.5
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The grandson of the world's first and foremost consulting detective and his bumbling, bionic sidekick attempt to catch the only living descendant of Professor Moriarty.

Director: Joseph McGrath | Stars: John Cleese, Arthur Lowe, Ron Moody, Holly Palance

Votes: 596

17. Monty Python: The Meaning of Live (2014 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

7.6
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Uniquely intimate documentary following the stars of Monty Python as they reunite for a final time to stage a marathon ten shows of Monty Python Live (mostly) - One Down Five to Go at The O2, London in July 2014.

Directors: Roger Graef, James Rogan | Stars: John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Votes: 326

18. Python Night: 30 Years of Monty Python (1999 TV Movie)

125 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

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Series of new sketches performed by the Monty Python team, linking programmes to celebrate their 30th anniversary.

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

Votes: 759

19. The Secret Policeman's Ball (1979 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.0
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A series of benefit concerts to raise money for Amnesty International. Performances include comedy skits and musical numbers by a varied cast of mostly British performers. Featuring several... See full summary »

Director: Roger Graef | Stars: Paul Abrahams, Rowan Atkinson, Chris Beetles, Mike Brearley

Votes: 375

20. The Secret Life of Brian (2007 TV Movie)

48 min | Documentary

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A documentary about the making of the controversial Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979) and the surrounding accusations of blasphemy.

Director: Will Yapp | Stars: Richard Dillane, Jonathan Benson, John Beyer, Inayat Bunglawala

Votes: 194

21. 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 »

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

Votes: 446

22. The Meaning of Life (1997 Video Game)

M | Comedy, Musical

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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: 1,155

23. Pleasure at Her Majesty's (1976 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Comedy

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Pleasure At Her Majesty's (1976) The very first show in what came to be called the "Secret Policeman's Ball" series took place over three late nights in April 1976 at Her Majesty's Theatre ... See full summary »

Directors: Roger Graef, Jonathan Miller | Stars: Alan Bennett, John Bird, Eleanor Bron, Tim Brooke-Taylor

Votes: 202

24. The Meaning of Monty Python (2013 Video)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

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This programme celebrates the 30th Anniversary of Monty Python's final film The Meaning of Life. It reunites John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin as they ... See full summary »

Director: Albert Sharpe | Stars: John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Votes: 114

25. The Quest (I)

Animation | Announced

Loosey, an escaped alien crook joins Clando who claims to be a king on an intergalactic quest to save his kingdom from an alien hoard. Along with Harold, a psychic bird and warrior princess Helly, alien forces chase them across the galaxy.

Director: Will Vinton | Star: John Cleese

26. Life of Python (1990 TV Special)

57 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

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This documentary tells the history of the Python group, allowing a few glimpses at the works of its predecessors (At Last the 1948 Show, Do Not Adjust Your Sets etc.) and various interviews... See full summary »

Director: Mark Redhead | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Dudley Moore, Steve Martin, Chevy Chase

Votes: 189

27. Forefathers

Comedy, History | Announced

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Director: Victor Quinaz | Star: Philip Quinaz

28. Benvenuto Cellini (2015 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 163 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

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'A mix of futurism à la Metropolis, fantasy à la Batman and quotes from Piranesi's Carceri, juxtaposed in the form of photo montages, enhanced with...robots, a helicopter, a shark and the ... See full summary »

Director: François Roussillon | Stars: Mark Elder, John Osborn, Mariangela Sicilia, Laurent Naouri

29. Magus Elgar Audio Drama (2018– )

Fantasy

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Stars: Ricardo Cabral, Kellen Goff, Christopher Moore, Kennedy Phillips

30. Behind the Director's Son's Cut (2007 Video)

10 min | Short, Comedy

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Director/Father Terry Jones along with Editor/Son Bill Jones share their experiences in recutting the 1989 classic "Erik the Viking" for a 2007 DVD Director's (Son's) Cut.

Stars: Gary Cady, John Cleese, Bill Jones, Terry Jones

Votes: 13

31. The Roots of Monty Python (2005 Video)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

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

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

Votes: 18

32. 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: 91

33. Flock of Meese (2011)

25 min | Short, Comedy

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"Flock of Meese" is a sketch comedy troupe from Las Vegas, NV. Combining the wit of "Monty Python" with the randomness of a live-action "Robot Chicken," the Meese explore the depths of ... See full synopsis »

Directors: R.J. Feher, Dee Drenta | Stars: Danielle Andrade, Lucas Conant, Eddie Deirmenjian, Dee Drenta

34. John Cleese & Anders Lund Madsen (1999 TV Short)

24 min | Documentary, Short

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Comfortably lying in a deck chair on a parking lot John Cleese is being interviewed by popular Danish TV philosopher Anders Lund Madsen. Among many, topics range from hiring people to make ... See full summary »

Stars: Anders Lund Madsen, John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Carol Cleveland

Votes: 22

35. King Arthur (Le Roi Arthur) (2009 TV Movie)

112 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

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Director: Olivier Simonnet | Stars: Ana Maria Labin, Chantal Santon-Jeffery, Mélodie Ruvio, Mathias Vidal

36. John Cleeses fornemmelse for humor (1997 TV Short)

28 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: John Cleese, Eddie Michel

Votes: 21

37. The Meaning of Making 'The Meaning of Life' (2003 Video)

49 min | Comedy, Documentary

7.9
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Retrospective documentary on the making of The Meaning of Life (1983).

Director: David Willing | Stars: Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, John Cleese

Votes: 98

38. Chessmaster Theatre Presents: How to Play Chess (1994)

3 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

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Monty Python like short film that pokes fun at the stuffy programs on the BBC that teach you the elements of the game of chess. This chess game includes cheating and mercenaries.

Director: John Wardlaw | Star: John Wardlaw

39. Get Dat Paperboy! (1996)

105 min | Comedy

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Danny the paperboy has a lot of newspaper routes. Bad guys spy his lucrative business, they muscle-in to increase their vast empire. Danny refuses to surrender whats his. Can he go against a news media cartel, full of ruthless villains?

Director: Tasciotti | Stars: Daniel Byrnes, Tasciotti, Andrea Pacione, Ed Martino

40. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014– )
Episode: Chris Evans/Monty Python/LunchMoney Lewis (2015)

TV-14 | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Chris Evans (Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)); comedy troupe Monty Python (Monty Python: The Meaning of Live (2014)). Also: LunchMoney Lewis performs with The Roots.

Director: Dave Diomedi | Stars: Jimmy Fallon, Chris Evans, LunchMoney Lewis, The Roots

Votes: 18

41. The Midnight Special (1972–1981)
Episode: Episode #2.5 (1973)

Music

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Stars: Peter Banks, Ray Bennett, Chuck Berry, Colin Carter

42. Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009–2014)
Episode: Episode dated 14 October 2009 (2009)

TV-14 | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Stars: Jimmy Fallon, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

43. 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: 1,957

44. Total Remake (2015– )
Episode: La Jetée/12 Monkeys (Terry Gilliam) (2016)

22 min | Documentary, Short

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Directors: Kevin Villet-Bouvier, Kor Wentemn | Stars: Romain Bressy, Rom Buddy, Nicolas Canavaggia, Laurent Ibanez

45. Comic Roots (1982–1983)
Episode: Michael Palin (1983)

29 min | Biography

7.7
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Short biographical documentary about comedian Michael Palin and his early interest in acting and comedy. Includes his education at the Shrewsbury School and Oxford.

Stars: Michael Palin, Audrey Andrews, J.D.A. Hall, Robert Hewison

Votes: 13



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