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List of Spike Milligan Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Life of Brian (1979)
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3
Life of Brian
R
14
3

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
Director:
Genres:
Comedy
2. The Three Musketeers (1973)
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2
The Three Musketeers
PG
12
2

The Three Musketeers is an action adventure film based on the novel of the same name by Alexandre Dumas.  The film tells the story of a young man from the countryside, who comes to Paris, after learning swordsmanship from his father. He soon faces several adventures along with his Musketeer friends.

As:
Cast
Director:
Richard Lester
Genres:
Adventure, Action
3. The Case of the Mukkinese Battle-Horn (1956)
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2
The Case of the Mukkinese Battle-Horn
12
2

The robbery of the Mukkinese Battle-Horn, a 9th century artifact, from the Metropolitan museum is being looked into by a pair of detectives from Scotland Yard in this amusing farcical short film. The film is an adaptation of a precious memento of BBC radio's The Goon Show.

As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Sgt. Brown / Eccles / Catchpole Burkington / Minnie Bannister (voice)
Director:
Joseph Sterling
Genres:
Comedy, Short, Thriller
Star Cast:
Peter Sellers, Dick Emery, Pamela Thomas, Bill Hepper
4. History of the World: Part I (1981)
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2
History of the World: Part I
R
11
2

Starting from the events of the Old Testament to the Spanish Inquisition to the French Revolution, and lastly the future, this film explains the story of mankind in a comical way. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Comedy
5. A Kid for Two Farthings (1955)
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2
A Kid for Two Farthings
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Carol Reed
Genres:
Comedy, Sport, Drama, Fantasy, Family
Star Cast:
Celia Johnson, Diana Dors, David Kossoff, Joe Robinson
6. The Risk (1960)
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2
The Risk
11
2

British scientists manage to find a cure for an ongoing plague, but their government refuses to publish the research, and decides to keep it a secret. However, foreign powers trick a scientist into handing over the information to them.

As:
Cast
Director:
Roy Boulting, John Boulting
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Donald Pleasence, Raymond Huntley, Peter Cushing, Tony Britton
7. The Running Jumping & Standing Still Film (1959)
11
2
The Running Jumping & Standing Still Film
11
2

The Running Jumping & Standing Still Film is a 1950 comedy short-film which earned an Oscar nomination. The film doesn’t have a plot, and involves a lot of gags. 

As:
Cast, Writer
Director:
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Peter Sellers, Richard Lester, Leo McKern, David Lodge
8. Man About the House (1974)
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2
Man About the House
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
John Robins
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Yootha Joyce, Richard O'Sullivan, Paula Wilcox, Sally Thomsett
9. The Bed Sitting Room (1969)
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2
The Bed Sitting Room
M
10
2
As:
Cast, Writer
Director:
Richard Lester
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Comedy
Star Cast:
Marty Feldman, Peter Edward Cook, Dudley Moore, Peter Cook, Harry Secombe, Rita Tushingham
12. Let's Go Crazy (1951)
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2
Let's Go Crazy
10
2

Let’s Go Crazy is a comedy short musical film which is set in a nightclub. It combines various kinds of variety acts with comedy sketches.

As:
Cast, Writer
Director:
Alan Cullimore
Genres:
Comedy, Short, Musical
Star Cast:
Peter Sellers, Manley & Austin, Tommy Manley, Florence Austin, Keith Warwick
14. Lost in the Wild (1976)
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2
Lost in the Wild
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Hawker
Director:
David Waddington
Genres:
Adventure
Star Cast:
Brett Maxworthy, Sean Kramer, Lionel Long, Jack Allen
15. The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (1972)
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2
The Adventures of Barry McKenzie
10
2

The Adventures of Barry McKenzie is an Australian comedy film which revolves around the adventures of a young man named Barry McKenzie, who along with his aunt, travels to England in order to advance his cultural education.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Landlord
Director:
Bruce Beresford
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Barry Humphries, Peter Edward Cook, Peter Cook, Barry Crocker, Paul Bertram
16. Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall (1973)
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2
Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall
10
2

Terence Milligan is an aspiring jazz musician who joins the British Royal Artillery regiment at Bexhill, during the Second World War. The film revolves around his experiences as a soldier.

As:
Cast, Writer
Director:
Norman Cohen
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Tony Selby, Jim Dale, Arthur Lowe, Geoffrey Hughes
17. Watch Your Stern (1960)
10
2
Watch Your Stern
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Gerald Thomas
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Noel Purcell, Leslie Phillips, Eric Barker, Kenneth Connor
18. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1972)
10
2
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
G
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
William Sterling
Genres:
Family, Adventure, Fantasy, Musical
Star Cast:
Michael Crawford, Dudley Moore, Peter Sellers, Hywel Bennett, Michael Jayston, Fiona Fullerton
19. Postman's Knock (1962)
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2
Postman's Knock
9
2

A provincial postman is sent to train at a reputed mail center in London. However, things get complicated and he is accused of masterminding a mail robbery.

As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Harold Petts
Director:
Robert Lynn
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Archie Duncan, Warren Mitchell, Barbara Shelley, John Wood
20. Penny Points to Paradise (1951)
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2
Penny Points to Paradise
9
2

Two friends manage to win a contest, after which they go to their regular seaside boarding house. Things get complicated because all the other guests, including two women who want to marry for money, try to come up with a plan to take the fortune off them.

As:
Cast
Director:
Anthony Young
Genres:
Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Peter Sellers, Alfred Marks, Harry Secombe, Vicky Page, Paddie O'Neil
21. The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins (1971)
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2
The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins
9
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:
Cast, Writer
Director:
Graham Stark
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Ronnie Barker, Bruce Forsyth, Marty Feldman, Harry Secombe, Joan Sims
22. What a Whopper (1961)
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2
What a Whopper
9
2

In order to make some cash, a young aspiring writer decides to write a book about the Loch Ness Monster. However, publishers are hesitant to take the book, because they don’t believe in such a thing. Therefore, along with some of his friends, the writer tries to create a fake monster, so that they are able to convince the people about its existence.

As:
Cast
Director:
Gilbert Gunn
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Adam Faith, Sidney James, Carole Lesley, Terence Longdon
23. Digby, the Biggest Dog in the World (1973)
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2
Digby, the Biggest Dog in the World
G
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Harz
Director:
Joseph McGrath
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Family, Adventure, Comedy
Star Cast:
Norman Rossington, Jim Dale, John Bluthal, Angela Douglas
24. Invasion Quartet (1961)
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2
Invasion Quartet
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Godfrey Pringle
Director:
Jay Lewis
Genres:
Comedy, War
Star Cast:
Grégoire Aslan, Bill Travers, John Le Mesurier, Thorley Walters
25. Ghost in the Noonday Sun (1973)
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2
Ghost in the Noonday Sun
9
2

Ghost in the Noonday Sun is a comedy film which takes us to the 17th century. It tells the story of a pirate captain, who is murdered by his cook. The latter then tries to find a hidden treasure, but unfortunately, it seems impossible because the map was drawn in disappearing ink. Now, he must rely on the captain’s ghost to find it.

As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Bill Bombay
Director:
Peter Medak, Spike Milligan
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Peter Sellers, Anthony Franciosa, Peter Boyle, Clive Revill
26. The Great McGonagall (1975)
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2
The Great McGonagall
PG
9
2

The Great McGonnagall is a comedy film which tells the story of an unemployed man, William McGonnagall, who wants to become England’s Poet Lauret. However, the problem is that people don’t like his poetry.

As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
William McGonagall
Director:
Joseph McGrath
Genres:
Biography, Comedy
Star Cast:
Peter Sellers, John Bluthal, Julia Foster, Victor Spinetti
27. Calling All Cars (1954)
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2
Calling All Cars
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Freddie, The Taxi (voice) (as Spike {Goon} Milligan also)
Director:
Maclean Rogers
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Cardew Robinson, John Fitzgerald, Adrienne Scott, Pauline Olsen
28. Down Among the Z Men (1952)
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2
Down Among the Z Men
8
2

Down Among the Z Men is a comedy film which tells the story of Harry Jones, who works as a clerk in a general mercantile store. Meanwhile, he is also an amateur actor working in community theater, where he is currently playing the role of an inspector working for the Scotland Yard. His life gets complicated after an absent minded Professor leaves a secret military formula in his store. Soon, two  enemy spies question Harry regarding the Professor, not realizing that the formula is now in Harry’s possession.

As:
Cast
Role:
Pte. Eccles (as The Goons)
Director:
Maclean Rogers
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe, Michael Bentine, Carole Carr
29. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1978)
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2
The Hound of the Baskervilles
8
2

This is a satirical take off on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s novel of the same name. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are invited to examine the weird happenings at Baskerville Hall and the curse of a fabled hound. As they start investigating, everyone appears suspicious. So how do they overcome the obstacles to solve the mystery of the Hound? 

As:
Cast
Director:
Paul Morrissey
Genres:
Crime, Mystery, Horror, Comedy
Star Cast:
Kenneth Williams, Dudley Moore, Peter Edward Cook, Peter Cook, Joan Greenwood
30. Rentadick (1972)
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1
Rentadick
7
1

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:
Cast
Director:
Jim Clark
Genres:
Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Richard Beckinsale, Richard Briers, Donald Sinden, Tsai Chin, Ronald Fraser, James Booth
31. The Cherry Picker (1974)
7
1
The Cherry Picker
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Mr. Lal
Director:
Peter Curran
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Wilfrid Hyde-White, Terry-Thomas, Lulu, Bob Sherman
32. Puckoon (2002)
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2
Puckoon
9
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Terence Ryan
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Richard Attenborough, Griff Rhys Jones, Elliott Gould, John Lynch, Nickolas Grace

TV Movie(s)

1. The Last Goon Show of All (1972)
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3
The Last Goon Show of All
13
3
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Himself / Count Moriarty / Eccles / Little Jim / Minnie Bannister
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe, Ray Ellington, Max Geldray
2. Cucumber Castle (1970)
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2
Cucumber Castle
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Hugh Gladwish
Genres:
Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Vincent Price, Eleanor Bron, Eric Clapton, Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb
3. Pantomania, or Dick Whittington (1956)
9
2
Pantomania, or Dick Whittington
9
2
As:
Cast
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jean Kent, Hattie Jacques, Frankie Howerd, Sylvia Peters
4. Goonreel (1952)
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3
Goonreel
14
3
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Various
Director:
Michael Mills
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Peter Sellers, Graham Stark, Harry Secombe, Michael Bentine
5. 'Wiltons' - The Handsomest Hall in Town (1970)
13
3
'Wiltons' - The Handsomest Hall in Town
13
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Mills
Star Cast:
Ronnie Barker, Peter Sellers, Bill Fraser, Wendy Barrie, Sherrie Jones, Seraphina Lansdown
6. Spike Milligan: I Told You I Was Ill... - A Live Tribute (2002)
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2
Spike Milligan: I Told You I Was Ill... - A Live Tribute
11
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Dominic Brigstocke
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Eddie Izzard, Terry Jones, Harry Enfield, Kathy Burke, John Sergeant
9. Kenny Everett's Christmas Carol (1985)
10
2
Kenny Everett's Christmas Carol
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
John Bishop
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Peter Edward Cook, Peter Cook, Kenny Everett, Michael Barrymore, Debbie Arnold

Animation(s)

Dot and the Kangaroo (1977)
Dot and the Kangaroo
As:
Cast
Role:
Mr. Platypus (voice)
Director:
Yoram Gross
Genres:
Family, Animation, Fantasy, Musical
Star Cast:
June Salter, Barbara Frawley, Joan Bruce, Ross Higgins
Fantastic Animation Festival (1977)
Fantastic Animation Festival
PG
As:
Cast
Role:
Narrator: "Moonshadow"
Director:
Dean A. Berko, Christopher Padilla
Genres:
Family, Animation
Star Cast:
Paul Frees
Wolves, Witches and Giants (1995)
Wolves, Witches and Giants
As:
Cast
Role:
Narrator / ... (10 episodes, 1995-1998)
Genres:
Family, Animation, Fantasy
The Ratties (1987)
The Ratties
As:
Cast
Role:
Narrator (voice) (unknown episodes)
Genres:
Family, Animation, Comedy
Moonshadow (1972)
Moonshadow
As:
Cast
Role:
Narrator (voice)
Director:
Charles Jenkins
Genres:
Animation, Short

TV Shows and Videos

Hancock's Half Hour (1956)
Hancock's Half Hour
As:
Cast
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Kenneth Williams, Sidney James, Tony Hancock, Johnny Vyvyan
Q9 (1969)
Q9
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Various Characters (32 episodes, 1969-1980)
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Peter Edward Cook, Chris Langham, Peter Cook, Harry Secombe, David Lodge, John Bluthal
The World of Beachcomber (1968)
The World of Beachcomber
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Dr. Strabismus (19 episodes, 1968-1969)
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Frank Thornton, Leon Thau, George Benson, Julian Orchard
The Marty Feldman Comedy Machine (1971)
The Marty Feldman Comedy Machine
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Various Characters (15 episodes, 1971-1972)
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Marty Feldman, Davies Dancers The Irving, Jack Parnell, Hugh Paddick
There's a Lot of It About (1982)
There's a Lot of It About
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Various Characters (6 episodes, 1982)
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
John Bluthal, Alan Clare, Keith Smith, Suzanne Sinclair
The Two Ronnies Sketchbook (2005)
The Two Ronnies Sketchbook
As:
Writer
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Ronnie Barker, Ronnie Corbett, Renee Olstead, Katie Melua, Alison Moyet
A Show Called Fred (1956)
A Show Called Fred
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Various Characters (5 episodes, 1956)
Director:
Richard Lester
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Peter Sellers, Graham Stark, Valentine Dyall, Kenneth Connor
The Telegoons (1963)
The Telegoons
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Eccles / ... (9 episodes, 1963-1964)
Director:
Anthony Young
Genres:
Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe
Six Dates with Barker (1971)
Six Dates with Barker
As:
Writer
Director:
Maurice Murphy
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Till Death Us Do Part (1965)
Till Death Us Do Part
TV-PG
As:
Cast
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Warren Mitchell, Anthony Booth, Una Stubbs, Dandy Nichols
No 73 (1982)
No 73
As:
Cast
Genres:
Family
Star Cast:
Sandi Toksvig, Andrea Arnold, Nick Staverson, Neil Buchanan
Everyman (1976)
Everyman
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself (3 episodes, 1977-1999)
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Peter France, Jenni Murray, Vanya Kewley, Joan Bakewell
Curry & Chips (1969)
Curry & Chips
As:
Cast
Role:
Kevin O'Grady (6 episodes, 1969)
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Norman Rossington, Eric Sykes, Kenny Lynch, Geoffrey Hughes
The Melting Pot (1975)
The Melting Pot
As:
Cast, Writer
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Robert Dorning, John Bluthal, Frank Carson, Alexandra Dane
Full House (1972)
Full House
As:
Writer
Director:
Ken Loach
Star Cast:
Michael Palin, Ben Kingsley, Joe Melia, Charlotte Rampling, John Bird
In Sickness and in Health (1985)
In Sickness and in Health
As:
Cast
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Warren Mitchell, Arthur English, Carmel McSharry, Ken Campbell
Sykes and A... (1960)
Sykes and A...
As:
Writer
Genres:
Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Ronnie Barker, Richard Wattis, Hattie Jacques, Leo McKern, Eric Sykes
Super Gran (1985)
Super Gran
As:
Cast
Director:
Tony Kysh, Gerald Blake, Roger Cheveley, Gerry Mill, Anthony Simmons
Genres:
Crime, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Billy Connolly, Gudrun Ure, Iain Cuthbertson, Bill Shine, Alan Snell

Spike Milligan Awards

BAFTA Awards
Winner Best Writer 1957