Monty Python movies, rated

Appearing for the first time in 1969 in the BBC show with their name, the Monty Python A comedy group has managed to create a lasting impact on comic cinema, British cinema, and the film itself in general. Three of the six members were listed in the 2005 “Comedian’s Comedian” poll for best comics. Their style has even created their own word in common dictionaries, “Pythonesque”.

Comprised of John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin, the world – renowned group first appeared on the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) in 1969 with their sketch comedy show, Monty Python flying circus, which lasted four seasons and approximately 45 programs in total. Hit Britain immediately, along with the rest of the world, Monty Python flying circus bullet rating through the roof for each country in which it was broadcast.

With their growing popularity and fame, Monty Python continued to rise to new heights, creating five major feature films, incorporating the legendary stories. Monty Python and the Holy Grailalong with Brian’s life, which was almost as influential. Monty Python members would go on to do great things outside of the group, especially with Cleese’s acting course and Gilliam’s amazing run as a director. Their films are very popular, therefore, rated using a combined score from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, and Metacritic, here are the top five Monty Python films.

5 Meaning of life (combined score of 78%)


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First seen in 1983, The Meaning of Life quite different from the previous two films (Holy Love and Brian’s life), how this film returned the famous comedy group back to their original roots Flying circus. Instead of one serial story or plot, Meaning of Life follows eight comic sketches written by the group, with each sketch exploring the subject of “meaning of life” in various absurdist ways. Meaning of Life $ 43 million off budget of $ 9 million, and was the last film by the six members of Monty Python, before Graham Chapman died in 1988.

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4 And now for something completely different (combined score of 82%)


John Cleese at a desk on the beach in And Now for Something Completely Different
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First Monty Python film, And now for something completely different first published in 1971. This film consisted of unused comedy sketches from the first two seasons of Flying circus. Funded by Victor Lowe, this was Monty Python’s attempt to break into (unsuccessful) American business. Monty Python thinks this movie is failing, even though it has a good following right now as a cult classic in the 70s.


3 Live at the Hollywood Bowl (combined score of 85%)


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Filmed in Los Angeles and appearing in 1980, Live at the Hollywood Bowl It was Monty Python’s fourth film. A concert comedy made up of many of the sketches and songs previously performed by the group live at the Hollywood Bowl, this film was another special entry from the group. While not a box office success, the film has a good rating from many review sites.

2 Brian’s life (combined score of 86%)


Brian has a big cross.
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Brian’s life it was first released in 1979, and was Monty Python’s third film in their film. Addressing the broad subject of a somewhat controversial religious satire, the film tells the story of a man (named Brian) who was born on the same day as Jesus Christ of Christianity, as well as being his neighbor. As a result of these coincidences, the main plot deals with Brian being mistaken as the Messiah.

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Probably the most controversial film of the group, Brian’s life he was banned several times by many religious groups for blasphemy, and even lost his funding, before a legendary member of the Beatles, George Harrison, came in and donated money to the film. Brian’s life still banned in Ireland and Norway, with the latter becoming the selling line for the film. Earning $ 20.7 million dollars on a $ 4 million budget, Brian’s life It was the fourth highest grossing film in the UK in 1979, as well as being the highest rated British film in America.

1 Monty Python and the Holy Grail (90% combined score)


Cast Monty Python dressed as knights in the Holy Coal
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Monty Python’s most famous film, and one of the best and most successful comedy films ever, Monty Python and the Holy Grail first in 1975, between the third and fourth quarters of Flying circus. Based on Arthurian legend, the film follows King Arthur through many silly and silly obstacles as he tries to find the Holy Grail. The Holy Love we managed to take $ 5 million off the $ 400K budget, which surprised everyone.

While reviews were initially mixed when the film was first released, the film’s legacy and legend grew and grew as the years passed. Now in this age, Monty Python and the Holy Grail consistently ranked in many of the top ten lists of the best comedy movies ever, along with the other Python thread Brian’s life, and has the best reviews of any Monty Python movie across multiple review sites. Non-stop, the film’s vignettes and set pieces set the standard for a new kind of absurdist, wacky comedy.

Comedy group Monty Python has made a huge impact on comedy and cinema history. From doing one of my favorite British comedy shows Flying circus, to some of the most successful comedy films listed above. With each film individually, a valuable watch.


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