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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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2

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, Voiceover
Role:
King Arthur / Voice of God / Middle Head / Hiccoughing Guard
Genres:
Fantasy, Comedy, Adventure
2. Life of Brian (1979)
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Life of Brian
R
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2

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
4. Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1982)
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Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl
R
12
2

This documentary film shows us few performances of The Monty Python troupe at the Hollywood Bowl.

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
5. The Meaning of Life (1983)
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The Meaning of Life
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11
2

‘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, Narrator
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
6. And Now for Something Completely Different (1971)
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And Now for Something Completely Different
PG
11
2

This anthology film based on the popular British television series ‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus’ features over 40 comedy sketches dealing with varied topics and animation shorts. The best of the sketches taken from the show’s first two series and re-filmed without studio audience include such classics as ‘Dead Parrot,’ ‘Hell’s Grannies,’ ‘Nudge Nudge,’ ‘Bank Robber,’ ‘The Lumberjack Song,’ ‘Kilimanjaro Expedition,’ and many more.

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
7. The Secret Policeman's Private Parts (1984)
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The Secret Policeman's Private Parts
R
11
2

This documentary provides us a retrospective of music and comedy from four different Amnesty International benefit performances.

As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
Roger Graef, Julien Temple
Genres:
Music, Comedy, Documentary
Star Cast:
Phil Collins, Connie Booth, John Cleese, Carol Cleveland
9. The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer (1970)
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The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer
R
10
2

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:
Peter Edward Cook, Ronnie Corbett, Harold Pinter, John Cleese, Denholm Elliott, Arthur Lowe, James Cossins
10. The Odd Job (1978)
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The Odd Job
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The film revolves around a man named Arthur Harris, who has been abandoned by his wife recently. He gets depressed but being too timid to kill himself, he hires a hitman to do the job. However, when his wife returns, he finds that the contract cannot be cancelled.  

As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Role:
Arthur Harris
Director:
Peter Medak
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
David Jason, Diana Quick, Edward Hardwicke, Simon Williams
13. Doctor in Trouble (1970)
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Doctor in Trouble
R
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Ralph Thomas
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
James Robertson Justice, Irene Handl, Harry Secombe, Leslie Phillips,
14. The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins (1971)
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The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins
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2

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:
15. The Statue (1971)
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The Statue
R
8
2

Professor Alex Bolt gains international fame after developing a universal language named Unispeak. He wins a Nobel Prize as well, for his efforts. Meanwhile, his wife Rhonda has made a sculpture of her husband. However, when Alex learns that it is a nude statue, he becomes quite enraged and it leads to a quarrel between them.

As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
Rod Amateau
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
David Niven, John Cleese, Robert Vaughn, Ann Bell, Virna Lisi
16. Rentadick (1972)
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Rentadick
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Armitage runs a chemical company that is working on producing a gas that can cause temporary disability down the waist. It is wanted by the military, and it is also sought by a group of Japanese. He hires people from a detective agency to guard his gas, but people who want it, hires people from the same detective agency to steal it.

As:
Writer
Director:
Jim Clark
Genres:
Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Richard Beckinsale, Spike Milligan, 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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2
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, uncredited
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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2
As:
Producer
Director:
Julian Doyle
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Robert Ashby, Norman Chancer, Nancy Paul, John Rowe, Ian Barritt

TV Movie(s)

1. 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
2. Pleasure at Her Majesty's (1976)
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Pleasure at Her Majesty's
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2
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Various
Director:
Jonathan Miller, Roger Graef
Genres:
Comedy, Documentary
Star Cast:
Alan Bennett, John Cleese, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Eleanor Bron
3. Out of the Trees (1976)
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Out of the Trees
10
2
As:
Cast, Writer
Director:
Ian MacNaughton, Bernard Thompson
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Simon Jones, Maria Aitken, Roger Brierley, Marjie Lawrence
5. Jake's Journey (1988)
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Jake's Journey
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2
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Sir George / Queen / Taxi driver
Director:
Hal Ashby
Genres:
Comedy, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Gabrielle Anwar, Peter Edward Cook, Rik Mayall, Peter Cook, Griff Rhys Jones
6. We Know Where You Live (2001)
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We Know Where You Live
10
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Declan Lowney
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Alan Rickman, Eddie Izzard, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Richard Blackwood, Bono
7. Comic Relief (1986)
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Comic Relief
10
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Rowan Atkinson
Genres:
Documentary, Comedy
Star Cast:
Rowan Atkinson, Chris Barrie, Billy Connolly, Simon Brint, Frank Bruno
9. Still Crazy Like a Fox (1987)
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Still Crazy Like a Fox
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Detective Inspector Palmer
Director:
Paul Krasny
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Jack Warden, John Rubinstein, Penny Peyser, Robby Kiger
10. From Spam to Sperm (2000)
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From Spam to Sperm
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself (archiveFootage)
Director:
Selina Mehta
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Meat Loaf, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, John Cleese, Eric Idle

Animation(s)

TV Shows and Videos

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
Doctor in Charge (1972)
Doctor in Charge
As:
Writer
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Miriam Margolyes, Ernest Clark, Robin Nedwell, Geoffrey Davies, George Layton
That Was the Week That Was (1962)
That Was the Week That Was
As:
Writer
Director:
Ned Sherrin
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
David Frost, Roy Kinnear, William Rushton, Millicent Martin, Lance Percival
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
David Frost Presents (1968)
David Frost Presents
As:
Cast, Writer
Director:
Ian Fordyce
Genres:
Talk-Show
Star Cast:
Connie Booth, 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:
Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Tim Brooke-Taylor, 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:
Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, John Cleese, 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