Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) Poster

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Sex & Nudity

  • Just fairly mild dialogue
  • In one scene, a man is tempted by many women to spank and receive oral sex from each them (it's said they're between the ages of 16-19). Everyone in this scene is fully clothed however and nothing happens either as the man is saved by someone else from the perilous situation.
  • Woman asks for oral sex.
  • A man says a woman's got "huge tracts of land", an innuendo referring to her breasts, but also referring to the fact that her father owns the biggest tracts of open land in the country.

Violence & Gore

  • A knight has both his arms and legs chopped off. Lots of obviously fake blood. Played for laughs.
  • Nearly all violence is exaggerated and played for laughs. All scenes of bloodshed are so unrealistic and fake-looking they are unlikely to disturb.
  • Two knights sword fight. The fight ends when one knight throws a sword (which goes through the other knight's head). Blood briefly sprays.
  • Two men sword fight. Eventually, one man cuts off the other man's limbs one by one, drawing much blood. He is left on the floor without any limbs. Lasts about two minutes.
  • A man is crushed by a huge wooden rabbit.
  • Somebody is stabbed, there is lots of blood.
  • Three men are stabbed, little detail.
  • Somebody gets shot in the chest with an arrow.
  • Lancelot slays multiple people at a wedding, and some people's clothes become blood-stained. His sword is also blood-stained.
  • A child jumps out of a window in the tallest tower of a castle on a swamp.
  • In a humorous scene, a seemingly harmless rabbit bites several peoples' heads off; causing blood to splatter everywhere.
  • A knight (Brother Maynard) is eaten by an animated monster (The Legendary Black Beast of Aaaaarrghh).
  • A man suffers from a heart attack. Very brief.


  • British people are more likely to take offense to the language with words such as "bastard", "bint", "bloody", "pansy", "sod", "tart", and "tit". There's also 2 uses of "shit" and 1 use of "bitch" and "pussy".

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The opening credits contains a sequence where the background rapidly flashes green and orange. This sequence may affect people with photosensitive conditions, but it only lasts for around 10-15 seconds, and is accompanied by Latin music - after the music ends, the flashing colours are gone and the movie is safe to watch.
  • Two scenes of gore include a fight between two knights and the killer rabbit, but the gore is unrealistic. (Deleted. Personal opinions about ratings are not appropriate for the Parents Guide.)
  • The killer rabbit is a little scary but really, it it played as funny.
  • Battles are more comical than intense.


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Violence & Gore

  • Three men are flung into the gorge of eternal peril.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Brother Maynard is eaten by the Legendary Black Beast of Aaaarrrrgggghhhh. See above.

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