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List of Graham Chapman Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
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Monty Python and the Holy Grail
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King Arthur of Camelot is looking for courageous knights to join his Round Table and he succeeds in his quest when a few men come forward. A bit of partying and deliberation later, they decide to leave. However, now God himself sends them to find the Holy Grail. What follows is a series of adventure and an encounter with a mysterious enchanter named Tim.

As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
King Arthur / Voice of God / Middle Head / Hiccoughing Guard
Genres:
Fantasy, Comedy, Adventure
Star Cast:
Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, John Cleese, Michael Palin
2. Life of Brian (1979)
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Life of Brian
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Brian of Nazareth, who was born in a stable next-door to Jesus on the same night, is mistaken as the prophesied messiah by the three wise men. Out of love for the young rebel Judith and hatred for the occupying Romans, he joins the People's Front of Judea, and unwittingly gathers his own group of followers.

As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Wise Man #2 / Brian Cohen / Biggus Dickus
Director:
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, John Cleese, Michael Palin
3. The Crimson Permanent Assurance (1983)
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The Crimson Permanent Assurance
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As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Fantasy, Adventure, Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones
4. Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1982)
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Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl
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As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Second Barber / Colin 'Bomber' Harris / Pope's Servant / Abe Seagull / Silly Walker / Inspector Praline / The Colonel / Nobby Hegel / Second Yorkshireman / Abuser / Lecturer / A humble woodcutter / Son / Mountie
Director:
Terry Hughes, Ian MacNaughton
Genres:
Documentary, Comedy
Star Cast:
Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, John Cleese, Michael Palin
5. The Meaning of Life (1983)
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The Meaning of Life
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‘The Meaning of Life’ is a musical presented through a series of sketches. It’s a film by the British comedy troupe Monty Python, portraying various stages of life from the miracle of birth to the mystery of death. The movie also depicts hilarious vignettes about religious service, sex education, war, organ donation – every possible thing, just to find ‘the meaning of life.’ 

As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Chairman / Fish #1 / Doctor / Harry Blackitt / Wymer / Hordern / General / Coles / Narrator #2 / Dr. Livingstone / Transvestite / Eric / Guest #1 / Arthur Jarrett / Geoffrey / Tony Bennett
Genres:
Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Michael Caine, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, John Cleese, Graham Chapman
6. And Now for Something Completely Different (1971)
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And Now for Something Completely Different
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As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Brother / Policeman / Defence attorney / British pedestrian / Mr. Harrison (Apricot) / The Colonel / 'Hell's Grannies' policeman / Jimmy Blankensop / Sir Edward Ross / Restaurant patron #1 / Letter Writer / Oliver St. John Mollusk / Mountie / Town Gu
Director:
Ian MacNaughton
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, John Cleese, Michael Palin
7. The Secret Policeman's Private Parts (1984)
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The Secret Policeman's Private Parts
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As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
Roger Graef, Julien Temple
Genres:
Music, Comedy, Documentary
Star Cast:
Phil Collins, John Cleese, Connie Booth, Carol Cleveland
8. Monty Python Live (Mostly) (2014)
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Monty Python Live (Mostly)
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As:
Writer
Director:
Genres:
Documentary, Comedy
Star Cast:
Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Jones
9. The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer (1970)
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The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer
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The satirical film follows Michael Rimmer who joins an insignificant British ad agency where he manipulates his way to a place of authority and taking the company to the top position, he becomes a polling specialist. He enters politics to become MP, and acquires wealth and attractive wife. Ruthlessly, he climbs the ladder of success to procure total power of the country.

As:
Cast, Writer
Director:
Kevin Billington
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Harold Pinter, Denholm Elliott, Arthur Lowe, John Cleese, James Cossins
10. The Odd Job (1978)
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The Odd Job
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As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Role:
Arthur Harris
Director:
Peter Medak
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
David Jason, Diana Quick, Edward Hardwicke, Simon Williams
11. The Magic Christian (1969)
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The Magic Christian
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As:
Cast, Writer
Director:
Joseph McGrath
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
John Cleese, Yul Brynner, Christopher Lee, Roman Polanski, Peter Sellers
12. Yellowbeard (1983)
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Yellowbeard
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As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Yellowbeard
Director:
Mel Damski
Genres:
Adventure, Action, Comedy
Star Cast:
Eric Idle, John Cleese, James Mason, Peter Cook
13. Doctor in Trouble (1970)
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Doctor in Trouble
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As:
Cast
Director:
Ralph Thomas
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
James Robertson Justice, Irene Handl, Harry Secombe, Leslie Phillips, Graham Chapman
14. The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins (1971)
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The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins
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The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins is a British comedy film which tells us seven different stories which are based on the seven deadly sins.

As:
Writer
Director:
Graham Stark
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Bruce Forsyth, Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe, Ronnie Barker, Joan Sims
15. The Statue (1971)
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The Statue
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As:
Cast
Director:
Rod Amateau
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Robert Vaughn, David Niven, Ann Bell, John Cleese, Virna Lisi
16. Rentadick (1972)
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Rentadick
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As:
Writer
Director:
Jim Clark
Genres:
Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Richard Briers, Donald Sinden, Tsai Chin, Ronald Fraser, James Booth
17. Eric Idle: Exploits Monty Python (2002)
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Eric Idle: Exploits Monty Python
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As:
Writer
Director:
Ari Golan
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Eric Idle, Peter Crabbe, Joseph Steven, Samantha Harris, Jennifer Julian
18. Stage Fright (1989)
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Stage Fright
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As:
Cast
Director:
Brad Mays
Star Cast:
Rick Hammontree, Susan Rome, Gregory McClure, Marcy Emmer
19. Love Potion (1987)
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Love Potion
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As:
Producer
Director:
Julian Doyle
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Robert Ashby, Norman Chancer, Nancy Paul, John Rowe, Ian Barritt

TV Movie(s)

20. Parrot Sketch Not Included: Twenty Years of Monty Python (1989)
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Parrot Sketch Not Included: Twenty Years of Monty Python
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As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Himself (cameo) / Various Roles (achive footage)
Director:
Ian MacNaughton
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, John Cleese, Steve Martin
21. Pleasure at Her Majesty's (1976)
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Pleasure at Her Majesty's
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As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Various
Director:
Jonathan Miller, Roger Graef
Genres:
Comedy, Documentary
Star Cast:
Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese, Eleanor Bron, Alan Bennett
22. Out of the Trees (1976)
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Out of the Trees
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As:
Cast, Writer
Director:
Ian MacNaughton, Bernard Thompson
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Simon Jones, Maria Aitken, Roger Brierley, Marjie Lawrence
23. Python Night: 30 Years of Monty Python (1999)
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Python Night: 30 Years of Monty Python
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As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Himself (archiveFootage)
Director:
Terry Jones, Elaine Shepherd
Genres:
Documentary, Comedy
Star Cast:
Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, John Cleese, Michael Palin
24. Jake's Journey (1988)
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Jake's Journey
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As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Sir George / Queen / Taxi driver
Director:
Hal Ashby
Genres:
Comedy, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Rik Mayall, Gabrielle Anwar, Peter Cook, Griff Rhys Jones
25. We Know Where You Live (2001)
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We Know Where You Live
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As:
Writer
Director:
Declan Lowney
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Alan Rickman, Eddie Izzard, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Richard Blackwood, Bono
26. Comic Relief (1986)
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Comic Relief
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As:
Writer
Director:
Rowan Atkinson
Genres:
Documentary, Comedy
Star Cast:
Chris Barrie, Billy Connolly, Rowan Atkinson, Simon Brint, Frank Bruno
27. Pythonland (1999)
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Pythonland
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As:
Cast
Role:
Himself (archiveFootage)
Director:
Ralph Lee
Star Cast:
John Cleese, Eddie Izzard, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Graham Chapman
28. Still Crazy Like a Fox (1987)
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Still Crazy Like a Fox
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As:
Cast
Role:
Detective Inspector Palmer
Director:
Paul Krasny
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Jack Warden, John Rubinstein, Penny Peyser, Robby Kiger
29. From Spam to Sperm (2000)
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From Spam to Sperm
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As:
Cast
Role:
Himself (archiveFootage)
Director:
Selina Mehta
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
John Cleese, Meat Loaf, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Graham Chapman

Animation(s)

A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman (2012)
A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman
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As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Graham Chapman / Narrator (voice)
Director:
Bill Jones, Jeff Simpson, Ben Timlett
Genres:
Comedy, Animation
Star Cast:
Cameron Diaz, Stephen Fry, Terry Gilliam, John Cleese, Graham Chapman

TV Shows and Videos

Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969)
Monty Python's Flying Circus
TV-14
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Various / ... (46 episodes, 1969-1974)
Director:
John Howard Davies, Ian MacNaughton
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, John Cleese, Michael Palin
BBC Show of the Week (1965)
BBC Show of the Week
As:
Writer
Director:
John Howard
Genres:
Music
Star Cast:
Tony Bennett, Davies Dancers The Irving, Keith Michell, Sacha Distel, Sammes Singers The Mike
Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus (1972)
Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
A Humble Woodcutter / ... (1 episode, 1972)
Director:
Ian MacNaughton
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Eric Idle, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Jones
Marty (1968)
Marty
As:
Writer
Director:
Roger Race
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Tim Brooke-Taylor, Michael Palin, Marty Feldman, John Junkin, Roland MacLeod
Saturday Night Live (1975)
Saturday Night Live
TV-PG
As:
Cast
Director:
Ben Stiller, Dave Wilson, Beth McCarthy-Miller, Don Roy King, James Signorelli
Genres:
Comedy, Music
Star Cast:
Andy Griffith, Ben Stiller, Chris Farley, Colin Firth, Don Pardo
Doctor in Charge (1972)
Doctor in Charge
As:
Writer
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Miriam Margolyes, Ernest Clark, Robin Nedwell, Geoffrey Davies, George Layton
No, That's Me Over Here! (1967)
No, That's Me Over Here!
As:
Cast, Writer
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Eric Idle, Ivor Dean, Ronnie Corbett, Henry McGee
Monty Python & the Quest for the Holy Grail (1996)
Monty Python & the Quest for the Holy Grail
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
King Arthur / God / Middle Head (archiveFootage) (voice)
Director:
Terry Jones, Steve Martino
Genres:
Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, John Cleese, Michael Palin
Comedy Playhouse (1961)
Comedy Playhouse
As:
Writer
Director:
Eric Fawcett, James Gilbert, Douglas Argent, Michael Mills, Graeme Muir
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
John Le Mesurier, John Cleese, Joanna Lumley, Ronald Fraser, Frank Thornton
That Was the Week That Was (1962)
That Was the Week That Was
As:
Writer
Director:
Ned Sherrin
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Roy Kinnear, David Frost, William Rushton, Millicent Martin, Lance Percival
The Two Ronnies (1971)
The Two Ronnies
As:
Writer
Director:
Terry Hughes, Paul Jackson, Marcus Mortimer, James Gilbert, Marcus Plantin
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Charlton Heston, Joanna Lumley, Ronnie Corbett, Ronnie Barker
At Last the 1948 Show (1967)
At Last the 1948 Show
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Various Characters / ... (13 episodes, 1967)
Director:
Ian Fordyce
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Tim Brooke-Taylor, Eric Idle, John Cleese, Marty Feldman
Doctor in the House (1969)
Doctor in the House
As:
Writer
Director:
Bill Turner, David Askey, Maurice Murphy, Mark Stuart
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Ernest Clark, Barry Evans, George Layton, Geoffrey Davies, Robin Nedwell
The Frost Report (1966)
The Frost Report
As:
Writer
Director:
James Gilbert
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
John Cleese, David Frost, Ronnie Corbett, Ronnie Barker, Julie Felix
David Frost Presents (1968)
David Frost Presents
As:
Cast, Writer
Director:
Ian Fordyce
Genres:
Talk-Show
Star Cast:
Michael Palin, Mary Hopkin, Paul McCartney
Comedy Masterclass (2001)
Comedy Masterclass
As:
Writer
Director:
Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Marty Feldman
Genres:
Comedy, Documentary
Doctor at Large (1971)
Doctor at Large
As:
Writer
Director:
Bill Turner, Alan Wallis, David Askey
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Barry Evans, George Layton, Geoffrey Davies
Broaden Your Mind (1968)
Broaden Your Mind
As:
Cast, Writer
Director:
Roger Race
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Tim Brooke-Taylor, Michael Palin, Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie, Roland MacLeod
Doctor on the Go (1975)
Doctor on the Go
As:
Writer
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Ernest Clark, Robin Nedwell, Geoffrey Davies, Christopher Biggins, John Kane
Monty Python's Complete Waste of Time (1994)
Monty Python's Complete Waste of Time
As:
Cast
Role:
Various (archiveFootage)
Genres:
Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Carol Cleveland
Looks Like a Brown Trouser Job (2005)
Looks Like a Brown Trouser Job
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Himself (archiveFootage)
Director:
Richard S. Miller
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Graham Chapman
The Meaning of Life (1997)
The Meaning of Life
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As:
Cast
Role:
Various (archiveFootage)
Director:
Steve Martino
Genres:
Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, John Cleese, Michael Palin
A Christmas Night with the Stars (1958)
A Christmas Night with the Stars
As:
Cast, Writer
Director:
James Gilbert, Graeme Muir, Dennis Main-Wilson, Duncan Wood, Douglas Moodie
Genres:
Comedy, Music
Star Cast:
Eric Idle, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Toppers The Television, Jack Warner

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