Michael Palin

Peter Sellers: A State of Comic Ecstasy

Peter Sellers: A State of Comic Ecstasy

Peter Sellers: A State of Comic Ecstasy

IMDb: 7.7
2020
76min

The comedy pioneer behind the Goon Show, Dr Strangelove and the Pink Panther series is explored in depth in this film, surveying his meteoric rise to fame and troubled personal life.

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Arthur Christmas

Arthur Christmas

Arthur Christmas

IMDb: 7.1
2011
97min

Each Christmas, Santa and his vast army of highly trained elves produce gifts and distribute them around the world in one night. However, when one of 600 million children to receive a gift from Santa on Christmas Eve is missed, it is deemed ‘acceptable’ to all but one – Arthur. Arthur Claus is Santa’s misfit son who executes an unauthorized rookie mission to get the last present half way around the globe before dawn on Christmas morning.

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Time Bandits

Time Bandits

Time Bandits

IMDb: 7.0
1981
116min

Young history buff Kevin can scarcely believe it when six dwarfs emerge from his closet one night. Former employees of the Supreme Being, they’ve purloined a map charting all of the holes in the fabric of time and are using it to steal treasures from different historical eras. Taking Kevin with them, they variously drop in on Napoleon, Robin Hood and King Agamemnon before the Supreme Being catches up with them.

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And Now for Something Completely Different

And Now for Something Completely Different

And Now for Something Completely Different

IMDb: 7.6
1971
88min

And Now for Something Completely Different is a film spin-off from the television comedy series Monty Python’s Flying Circus featuring favourite sketches from the first two seasons.

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Life of Brian

Life of Brian

Life of Brian

IMDb: 8.1
1979
94min

Brian Cohen is an average young Jewish man, but through a series of ridiculous events, he gains a reputation as the Messiah. When he’s not dodging his followers or being scolded by his shrill mother, the hapless Brian has to contend with the pompous Pontius Pilate and acronym-obsessed members of a separatist movement. Rife with Monty Python’s signature absurdity, the tale finds Brian’s life paralleling Biblical lore, albeit with many more laughs.

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

IMDb: 8.3
1975
91min

King Arthur, accompanied by his squire, recruits his Knights of the Round Table, including Sir Bedevere the Wise, Sir Lancelot the Brave, Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-As-Sir-Lancelot and Sir Galahad the Pure. On the way, Arthur battles the Black Knight who, despite having had all his limbs chopped off, insists he can still fight. They reach Camelot, but Arthur decides not to enter, as “it is a silly place”.

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Brazil

Brazil

Brazil

IMDb: 8.0
1985
132min

Low-level bureaucrat Sam Lowry escapes the monotony of his day-to-day life through a recurring daydream of himself as a virtuous hero saving a beautiful damsel. Investigating a case that led to the wrongful arrest and eventual death of an innocent man instead of wanted terrorist Harry Tuttle, he meets the woman from his daydream, and in trying to help her gets caught in a web of mistaken identities, mindless bureaucracy and lies.

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Monty Python Live (Mostly)

Monty Python Live (Mostly)

Monty Python Live (Mostly)

IMDb: 7.7
2014
138min

Celebrate the last night of the Pythons on the big screen! – With John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones and Michael Palin.

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The Meaning of Life

The Meaning of Life

The Meaning of Life

IMDb: 7.6
1983
107min

Life’s questions are ‘answered’ in a series of outrageous vignettes, beginning with a staid London insurance company which transforms before our eyes into a pirate ship. Then there’s the National Health doctors who try to claim a healthy liver from a still-living donor. The world’s most voracious glutton brings the art of vomiting to new heights before his spectacular demise.

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A Fish Called Wanda

A Fish Called Wanda

A Fish Called Wanda

IMDb: 7.6
1988
108min

A diamond advocate is attempting to steal a collection of diamonds, yet troubles arise when he realizes that he is not the only one after the diamonds.

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Jabberwocky

Jabberwocky

Jabberwocky

IMDb: 6.2
1977
105min

A medieval tale with Pythonesque humour: After the death of his father the young Dennis Cooper goes to town where he has to pass several adventures. The town and the whole kingdom is threatened by a terrible monster called ‘Jabberwocky’. Will Dennis make his fortune? Is anyone brave enough to defeat the monster?

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Fierce Creatures

Fierce Creatures

Fierce Creatures

IMDb: 6.4
1997
93min

Ex-policeman Rollo Lee is sent to run Marwood Zoo, the newly acquired business of a New Zealand tycoon. In order to meet high profit targets and keep the zoo open, Rollo enforces a new ‘fierce creatures’ policy, whereby only the most impressive and dangerous animals are allowed to remain in the zoo. However, the keepers are less enthusiastic about complying with these demands.

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A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman

A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman

A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman

IMDb: 5.9
2012
85min

John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam pay tribute to their late Monty Python colleague Graham Chapman in this hilarious, 3-D animated adaptation of Chapman’s brazenly fictionalized life story. (TIFF)

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A Life on Screen: Michael Palin

A Life on Screen: Michael Palin

A Life on Screen: Michael Palin

IMDb: 6.9
2018
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The Death of Stalin

The Death of Stalin

The Death of Stalin

IMDb: 7.2
2017
106min

When tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin dies in 1953, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to become the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweebish Georgy Malenkov, the wily Nikita Khrushchev and Lavrenti Beria – the sadistic secret police chief. As they bumble, brawl and back-stab their way to the top, the question remains – just who is running the government?

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The Death of Stalin: Dictators, Murderers and Comrades… Oh My!

The Death of Stalin: Dictators, Murderers and Comrades… Oh My!

The Death of Stalin: Dictators, Murderers and Comrades… Oh My!

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2018
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The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash

The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash

The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash

IMDb: 7.4
1978
76min

The story of the rise and fall of the Pre-Fab Four.

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