Pythonesque

by sheyenne | created - 18 Jan 2014 | updated - 16 Apr 2016 | Public

Films that features at least one member of the Pythons as either an actor, writer or director

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1. Doctor in Trouble (1970)

R | 90 min | Comedy

Dr. Tony Burke (Leslie Phillips) is in love with Ophelia O'Brien (Angela Scoular), but doesn't have time to propose to her as she leaves for a cruise to the Mediterranean. Also, on-board ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Leslie Phillips, Harry Secombe, James Robertson Justice, Angela Scoular

Votes: 383

2. And Now for Something Completely Different (1971)

PG | 88 min | Comedy

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: 29,538

3. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

91 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: 517,693 | Gross: $1.23M

4. The Odd Job (1978)

87 min | Comedy

Arthur Harris is a happily married man who returns from his job to discover that his wife, Fiona, is leaving him. Devastated he gets really drunk and tries to commit suicide. After a few ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Graham Chapman, David Jason, Diana Quick, Simon Williams

Votes: 240

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

R | 94 min | Comedy

77 Metascore

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: 381,503 | Gross: $20.05M

6. Yellowbeard (1983)

PG | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

39 Metascore

After serving two decades in prison, Yellowbeard (Graham Chapman) breaks out determined to recover the treasure that he buried so long ago, alongside his son, old crew, and the British Navy.

Director: Mel Damski | Stars: Graham Chapman, Peter Boyle, Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong

Votes: 7,788 | Gross: $4.30M

7. The Meaning of Life (1983)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Musical

72 Metascore

The comedy team takes a look at life in all of its stages in their own uniquely silly way.

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

Votes: 116,740 | Gross: $14.93M

8. Still Crazy Like a Fox (1987 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Thriller

Harrison Fox Snr (Jack Warden) and Harrison Fox Jnr (John Rubinstein) are two of San Francisco's most successful private eyes. During a vacation in England they inadvertently become the ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Krasny | Stars: Jack Warden, John Rubinstein, Penny Peyser, Robby Kiger

Votes: 147

10. The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash (1978 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 76 min | Comedy, Music

Charts the adventures of the prefab four, possibly the most famous band of all time.

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

Votes: 6,237

11. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)

PG | 126 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

69 Metascore

An account of Baron Munchausen's supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: John Neville, Eric Idle, Sarah Polley, Oliver Reed

Votes: 52,162 | Gross: $8.08M

12. Nuns on the Run (1990)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Crime

2 criminals want out but their boss kills those leaving. When the men are ordered to rob the triad, they keep the money and hide from the boss, triad and police at a convent, dressed as nuns.

Director: Jonathan Lynn | Stars: Eric Idle, Robbie Coltrane, Camille Coduri, Janet Suzman

Votes: 7,993 | Gross: $10.96M

13. Splitting Heirs (1993)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Crime

A duke dies and leaves the title and wealth to his adult son. But who's the real son: the found baby raised in USA or the abandoned baby raised by a Hindi family in London? Comedy follows.

Director: Robert Young | Stars: Eric Idle, Rick Moranis, Barbara Hershey, Catherine Zeta-Jones

Votes: 4,224 | Gross: $3.25M

14. The Wind in the Willows (1995 TV Movie)

73 min | Animation, Family

When three close friends Mole, Ratty and Badger find out that the infamous Mr. Toad of Toad Hall has been up to no good, they must find him and change his ways for good.

Directors: Dave Unwin, Dennis Abey | Stars: Alan Bennett, Michael Palin, Michael Gambon, Rik Mayall

Votes: 962

15. Labyrinth (1986)

PG | 101 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

50 Metascore

Sixteen-year-old Sarah is given thirteen hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother Toby when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King Jareth.

Director: Jim Henson | Stars: David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Toby Froud, Shelley Thompson

Votes: 129,376 | Gross: $12.73M

16. Personal Services (1987)

R | 105 min | Comedy

The story of the rise of a madame of a suburban brothel catering to older men, inspired by the real experiences of Cynthia Payne.

Director: Terry Jones | Stars: Julie Walters, Alec McCowen, Shirley Stelfox, Danny Schiller

Votes: 1,508 | Gross: $1.74M

17. Erik the Viking (1989)

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

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

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

Votes: 13,433 | Gross: $1.93M

18. Crusades (1995)

200 min | Documentary, History, War

Terry Jones presents the history of the medieval religious wars in the middle-east known as the Crusades.

Stars: Terry Jones, Marcello Walton, Kammy Darweish, Antony Zaki

Votes: 507

19. Fawlty Towers (1975–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

Hotel owner Basil Fawlty's incompetence, short fuse, and arrogance form a combination that ensures accidents and trouble are never far away.

Stars: John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth

Votes: 88,312

20. Privates on Parade (1983)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, War

The members of S.A.D.U.S.E.A. (Song and Dance Unit South East Asia) fall in and out of love while trying to dodge Malayan Communist bullets in the late 1940s. Not only that, they have to ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Blakemore | Stars: Patrick Pearson, Michael Elphick, Joe Melia, John Standing

Votes: 871

21. Silverado (1985)

PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Crime, Drama

64 Metascore

A misfit bunch of friends comes together to right the injustices which exist in a small town.

Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn, Kevin Costner, Danny Glover

Votes: 41,099 | Gross: $33.20M

22. Clockwise (1986)

PG | 96 min | Comedy

An obsessively punctual comprehensive school headmaster sets out to give an important speech at the annual Headmasters' Conference.

Director: Christopher Morahan | Stars: John Cleese, Penny Leatherbarrow, Howard Lloyd-Lewis, Jonathan Bowater

Votes: 11,957 | Gross: $1.48M

23. A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Crime

80 Metascore

In London, four very different people team up to commit armed robbery, then try to double-cross one another for the loot.

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

Votes: 136,683 | Gross: $63.49M

24. Fierce Creatures (1997)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy

62 Metascore

Zookeepers struggle to deal with the policies of changing directors.

Directors: Robert Young, Fred Schepisi | Stars: John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin

Votes: 24,107 | Gross: $9.38M

25. The Out-of-Towners (1999)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy

33 Metascore

The remake of the 1970 Neil Simon comedy follows the adventures of married couple Henry and Nancy Clark as they are vexed by misfortune while in New York City for a job interview.

Director: Sam Weisman | Stars: Steve Martin, Goldie Hawn, John Cleese, Mark McKinney

Votes: 13,640 | Gross: $28.54M

26. The Frost Report (1966–1967)

30 min | Comedy

A comedy show written and staring various comedy pioneers including comedians who would go on to form the Two Ronnies and Monty Python.

Stars: David Frost, Ronnie Barker, Ronnie Corbett, John Cleese

Votes: 70

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

30 min | Family, Comedy

Short comedy sketches were performed by an ensemble cast accompanied by Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, an eccentric English group featuring the late Neil Innes, was fronted by the late Vivian Stanshall.

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

Votes: 439

28. Jabberwocky (1977)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

61 Metascore

A young peasant with no interest in adventure or fortune is mistaken for the kingdom's only hope when a horrible monster threatens the countryside.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Michael Palin, Harry H. Corbett, John Le Mesurier, Warren Mitchell

Votes: 14,112

29. Time Bandits (1981)

PG | 110 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

79 Metascore

A young boy accidentally joins a band of time travelling dwarves, as they jump from era to era looking for treasure to steal.

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

Votes: 61,155 | Gross: $42.37M

30. Brazil (1985)

R | 132 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

84 Metascore

A bureaucrat in a dystopic society becomes an enemy of the state as he pursues the woman of his dreams.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond

Votes: 194,706 | Gross: $9.93M

31. A Private Function (1984)

R | 92 min | Comedy

In post-World War II Britain, food rationing continues, leading a married couple to become involved in the flourishing bacon black market.

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

Votes: 2,637 | Gross: $2.53M

32. The Fisher King (1991)

R | 137 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

61 Metascore

A former radio DJ, suicidally despondent because of a terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was an unwitting victim of that mistake.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Robin Williams, Adam Bryant, Paul Lombardi

Votes: 82,465 | Gross: $41.90M

33. 12 Monkeys (1995)

R | 129 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

74 Metascore

In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt, Joseph Melito

Votes: 595,885 | Gross: $57.14M

34. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

R | 118 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

41 Metascore

An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, Tobey Maguire, Michael Lee Gogin

Votes: 268,691 | Gross: $10.68M

35. The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer (1970)

R | 100 min | Comedy

Fresh-faced young Michael Rimmer worms his way into an opinion poll company and is soon running the place. He uses this as a springboard to get into politics, and in the mini-skirted ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Billington | Stars: Ann Beach, Desmond Walter-Ellis, Peter Cook, Arthur Lowe

Votes: 643

36. Mom and Dad Save the World (1992)

PG | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

An alien Overlord plans to blow up the Earth but first, he snatches and proposes to marry an Earthman's wife.

Director: Greg Beeman | Stars: Teri Garr, Jeffrey Jones, Jon Lovitz, Thalmus Rasulala

Votes: 4,579 | Gross: $2.03M

37. Ripping Yarns (1976–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Adventure, Comedy

This show is a collection of tales that make for "ripping good" television. Sir Michael Palin played a different lead character in each yarn.

Stars: Michael Palin, Charles McKeown, Barbara New, David Griffin

Votes: 1,463

As suggested by Edward Schreiber · Multi-instrumentalist at SETESH

38. Rutland Weekend Television (1975–1976)

30 min | Comedy, Music

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: 119

As suggested by Edward Schreiber · Multi-instrumentalist at SETESH

39. David Frost Presents (1968– )
Episode: How to Irritate People (1969)

TV-PG | 68 min | Talk-Show

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: 2,063

As suggested by Edward Schreiber · Multi-instrumentalist at SETESH



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