With Python (Monty) Pictures (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

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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: 517,348 | Gross: $1.23M

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

R | 94 min | Comedy

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

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

Votes: 381,219 | 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: 70,371

4. 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: 29,516

5. Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus (1972)

87 min | Comedy

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A two-part Monty Python German television comedy special.

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

Votes: 1,953

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

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

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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 forty years of Monty Python.

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

Votes: 1,263

8. Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live (2005 TV Special)

TV-14 | 120 min | Comedy, Documentary

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A retrospective of the first 5 years of Saturday Night Live.

Director: Kenneth Bowser | Stars: Sheree Ali, Joan Armatrading, Dan Aykroyd, Anne Beatts

Votes: 552

9. Monty Python's Personal Best (2006)

Comedy

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The actors from "Monty Python's Flying Circus" each share their favorite and memorable moments from the series.

Stars: John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 425

10. 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: 907

11. The Meaning of Monty Python (2013 Video)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

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Five Pythons reflect on their creative process, politics, television and the making of their award-winning final film, "The Meaning of Life."

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

Votes: 323

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

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

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

Votes: 563

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

Not Rated | 72 min | Comedy

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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: 1,492

14. 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: 346

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

Not Rated | 58 min | Documentary, Comedy

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This reunion show features the five surviving members of Monty Python, with Graham Chapman's ashes in attendance. The Pythons look back at their work and receive an American Film Industry ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,078

16. Storytime (1968)

9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

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A bizarre comedy short by Terry Gilliam telling various absurdly comic stories.

Director: Terry Gilliam

Votes: 886

17. Greatest Ever Comedy Movies (2006 TV Special)

170 min | Comedy

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Directors: Miranda Glasser, Tim Van Someren | Stars: Giles Coren, Derek Acorah, Andrew Adamson, Rick Baker

Votes: 20

18. Hitler: The Comedy Years (2007 TV Movie)

48 min | Documentary

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A documentary about the portrayal of Adolf Hitler in popular culture.

Director: Jacques Peretti | Stars: Peter Thompson, Richard Wiseman, Steve Punt, David Croft

Votes: 38

19. Monty Python & the Holy Grail in Lego (2001)

2 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

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This film is an American medieval comedy film, and it is a recreation of the Camelot scene from the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It follows King Arthur and several of his knights, who decide if they should got to Camelot.

Directors: Tim Drage, Tony Mines

Votes: 661

20. Life of Python (1990 TV Movie)

57 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

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Documentary telling the history of the Python group, allowing a few glimpses at the works of its predecessors and various interviews with the group's members and other associated artists.

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

Votes: 208

21. Away from It All (1979)

13 min | Short, Comedy

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The narrator of a travelogue film slowly goes mad from boredom.

Directors: John Cleese, Clare Taylor | Star: John Cleese

Votes: 107

22. The Pythons (1979 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

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50 minute documentary shot on location during the making of Life of Brian (1979). Although the documentary isn't specifically about the production of Life of Brian it does give a nice ... See full summary »

Stars: Eric Idle, Graham Chapman, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 170

23. From Spam to Sperm (2000 TV Movie)

Comedy

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The Monty Python guys, except for Graham Chapman, who died, reminisce about their television show, their movies, and live performances. Some sketches were revisited, including Spam, the Ministry of Silly Walks, and Mr. Creosote.

Director: Selina Mehta | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Carol Cleveland, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 31

24. Crumpet! A Very British Sex Symbol (2005 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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They were the glamour girls on James Bond's arm, the vestal virgins in Up Pompeii, and the girls-next-door in Man About The House. They were the vampire victims dispatched in the first reel... See full summary »

Director: John Moulson | Stars: Tony Livesey, Austin Little, Robin Askwith, Alexandra Bastedo

Votes: 32

25. The Quest for the Holy Grail Locations (2001 Video)

47 min | Documentary

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Director: Julian Doyle | Stars: Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Julian Doyle, Hamish McInnes

Votes: 180

26. 50 Greatest Comedy Catchphrases (2008 TV Movie)

185 min | Documentary

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Directors: Esther Dere, Michael Forte | Stars: Ardal O'Hanlon, Raymond Allen, Fred Aylward, David Baddiel

Votes: 28

27. The Meaning of Making 'the Meaning of Life' (2003 Video)

49 min | Comedy, Documentary

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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: 116

28. Spam: The Documentary (2006 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Director: David Manning | Stars: David Manning, John Aycock, Richard Cox, Bill Gates

Votes: 42

29. Education Tips No. 41: Choosing a Really Expensive School (2003 Video)

Unrated | 6 min | Comedy, Short

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We are taken on a Travelogue-style tour of St. Titarse's, eh, St. Titus's Academy by the well known Monty Python team, back for this totally new sketch.

Director: Terry Jones | Stars: John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Jones

Votes: 106

30. Not Again: Not the Nine O'Clock News (2009 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, Comedy

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A look behind the scenes of satirical sketch show, Not the Nine O'Clock News.

Director: Andy Humphries | Stars: Julian Rhind-Tutt, Dara O Briain, John Lloyd, Ronni Ancona

Votes: 39

31. John Cleese's the Meaning of Life (2003 Video)

2 min | Short, Comedy

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Star: John Cleese

Votes: 13

32. The Unforgettable Spike Milligan (2010 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Director: Verity Maidlow | Stars: Spike Milligan, Martin Glyn Murray, Desmond Milligan, Silé Harrower

33. Frost on Sketch Shows (2013 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Comedy

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Director: Andrew Fettis | Stars: David Frost, Ronnie Corbett, Richard Curtis, Stephen Fry

Votes: 8

34. Pythonland (1999 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Michael Palin makes a whirlwind tour of the various locations used by the Python troupe in their famous sketches.

Director: Ralph Lee | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Carol Cleveland, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 102

35. Time Troopers (2004 Video Game)

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Director: Dick Cooper | Stars: John Cleese, Emma Taylor-Isherwood, Holly Alexander, Brigid Christison

36. Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974)
Episode: Hamlet (1974)

TV-14 | 27 min | Comedy

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Hamlet undergoes psychoanalysis; eight Queen Victorias compete in the Queen Victoria handicap race; a boxing contender gets his head knocked off.

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

Votes: 506

37. Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974)
Episode: It's a Living (1970)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

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Sketches include: The time on BBC 1, School Prize Giving, Films by Mr. Dibley, Timmy Williams Interview, Election Night Special

Director: Ian MacNaughton | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Votes: 622

38. Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974)
Episode: The Light Entertainment War (1974)

TV-14 | 31 min | Comedy

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A parody of war includes the invasion of Norway by tutu-clad commandos and a plea to the public to treat the war seriously.

Director: Ian MacNaughton | Stars: Graham Chapman, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Votes: 516

39. Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974)
Episode: Michael Ellis (1974)

TV-14 | 29 min | Comedy

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In this episode, Chris Quinn enters a department store and demands to buy an ant named Marcus.

Director: Ian MacNaughton | Stars: Graham Chapman, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Votes: 551

40. Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974)
Episode: Mr. Neutron (1974)

TV-14 | 28 min | Comedy

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The search for Mr. Neutron, who plans to dominate the world, stretches from a London suburb to the Yukon, and results in the destruction of earthly civilization.

Director: Ian MacNaughton | Stars: Graham Chapman, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Votes: 512

41. Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974)
Episode: Owl Stretching Time (1969)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

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A change from street clothes to swim trunks turns into a burlesque act; a karate class exercises defense tactics against fresh fruit; a man tries to buy a book about false teeth.

Directors: John Howard Davies, Ian MacNaughton | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

Votes: 911

42. Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974)
Episode: Party Political Broadcast (1974)

TV-14 | 29 min | Comedy

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A spoof of British political-party broadcasts includes the finals of "the worst family in Britain" contest, a violent cricket match and a housewife who revolutionized beekeeping.

Director: Ian MacNaughton | Stars: Graham Chapman, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Votes: 502

43. Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974)
Episode: Scott of the Antarctic (1970)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

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Foam-rubber snow and a stuffed lion are featured in a scene from "Scott of the Antarctic"; a football match is waged between gynecologists and Long John Silver impersonators.

Director: Ian MacNaughton | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Votes: 630

44. Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974)
Episode: Spam (1970)

TV-14 | 31 min | Comedy

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World revolutionaries are quizzed about football scores; figures from works of art go on strike throughout galleries in England; the search continues for a cure for over-acting; Viking marauders kidnap Englishmen who ask for canned ham.

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

Votes: 666

45. Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974)
Episode: The Ant: An Introduction (1969)

TV-14 | 29 min | Comedy

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A man with double vision organizes a mountain-climbing expedition; llamas are celebrated in a rousing Spanish song; a barber is afraid to cut hair; a couple's romantic evening is ruined by uncouth visitors.

Director: Ian MacNaughton | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Votes: 825

46. The Comedy Map of Britain (2007– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2007)

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Directors: Elaine Shepherd, Matt O'Casey | Stars: Alan Whicker, Helen Aberdeen, Bill Bailey, Morris Bright

47. The Comedy Map of Britain (2007– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (2007)

Documentary

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Directors: Andy Humphries, Matt O'Casey | Stars: Alan Whicker, Andrew Baker, Max Boyce, Charles Chilton

48. 20 to 1 (2005–2019)
Episode: Funny Films (2007)

Documentary

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Bert Newton counts down modern movies that made us laugh from 20 to 1.

Stars: Bert Newton, Angry Anderson, Kerry Armstrong, Lorraine Bayly

Votes: 9

49. W5 (1966– )
Episode: Life of Cleese/Breaking Free (2019)

Documentary, News

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Actor, comic, screenwriter and producer John Cleese talks about life on his island exile; the story accused murderer Brian Anderson.

Director: Allan Myers | Stars: Brian David Anderson, John Cleese, Avery Haines, Kevin Newman

50. 20 to 1 (2005–2019)
Episode: Adults Only 20 to 01: World's Most Daring Movies (2009)

Documentary

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Bert Newton counts down films that dared to push the boundaries from 20 to 1.

Stars: Bert Newton, Imogen Bailey, Angry Anderson, Bessie Bardot


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