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List of Terry Jones Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

2. Life of Brian (1979)
63
16
Life of Brian
R
63
16

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.

Role:
Mandy Cohen / Colin / Simon the Holy Man / Bob Hoskins / Saintly Passer-by / Alarmed Crucifixion Assistant
Directed By:
Terry Jones
3. Monty Python Live (Mostly) (2014)
8
2
Monty Python Live (Mostly)
8
2
Role:
Spanish Guitarist / Third Yorkshireman / Mrs. Blackitt / Mountie / Mr. Hilton / Himself / Pepperpot / First Penguin on Telly Pepperpot / Albatross Person / Pub customer / Cardinal Biggles / Abuser / Spam Waitress
Directed By:
4. The Meaning of Life (1983)
23
8
The Meaning of Life
R
23
8

‘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.’ 

Role:
Bert / Fish #6 / Mum / Priest / Biggs / Sergeant / Man with Bendy Arms / Mrs. Brown / Mr. Creosote / Maria / Leaf Father / Fiona Portland-Smythe
Directed By:
5. And Now for Something Completely Different (1971)
11
4
And Now for Something Completely Different
PG
11
4

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.

Role:
Stage Manager / Tobacconist / 2nd Hungarian Man / Squire / Self-defence student #3 / Tenant #1 / Flasher / Mouse Organist Ken Ewing / Fat Soldier / Waiter / Nude Organist / Brian / Nigel Incubator Jones
Directed By:
Ian MacNaughton
6. Not the Messiah: He's a Very Naughty Boy (2010)
7
3
Not the Messiah: He's a Very Naughty Boy
PG
7
3
Role:
Workingman / Mexican / Mountie
Starring:
Directed By:
Aubrey Powell
8. Locked Out (2006)
5
3
Locked Out
5
3
Starring:
Terry Gilliam, Roland Bertin, Hélène Vincent, Albert Dupontel
Directed By:
Albert Dupontel
9. Erik the Viking (1989)
6
4
Erik the Viking
PG-13
6
4

Based upon Norse mythology, this fantasy adventure comedy film tells the story of Erik, who starts to dislike rape and pillage, after the death of an innocent woman. Erik soon learns from a woman named Freya that a wolf named Fenrir has swallowed the sun, he decides to set things right.  

Role:
King Arnulf
Starring:
Timothy Francis Robbins, Mickey Rooney, John Cleese, Tim Robbins, Imogen Stubbs
Directed By:
Terry Jones
10. Jabberwocky (1977)
6
4
Jabberwocky
PG
6
4

A young peasant is mistaken as the only hope for the kingdom, when the countryside is threaten by a monster.

Starring:
Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, Warren Mitchell, John Le Mesurier, Harry H. Corbett
Directed By:
11. Spike Milligan: I Told You I Was Ill... - A Live Tribute (2002)
7
2
Spike Milligan: I Told You I Was Ill... - A Live Tribute
7
2
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Eddie Izzard, Harry Enfield, Kathy Burke, John Sergeant
Directed By:
Dominic Brigstocke
12. Henry Cleans Up (1979)
7
2
Henry Cleans Up
7
2
Role:
Albert
Starring:
Michael Palin, Carol Cleveland, Dick Graham, Tommy Mann
Directed By:
Digby Turpin
13. The Surprising History of Rome (2002)
7
3
The Surprising History of Rome
PG
7
3
Role:
Himself / Presenter
Starring:
Rick Jones, Elizabeth Fentress, Suzanne Evans, Andrew Wallace-Hadrill
Directed By:
Phil Grabsky
14. The Surprising History of Sex and Love (2002)
7
3
The Surprising History of Sex and Love
PG-13
7
3
Role:
Himself / Presenter
Starring:
Rick Jones, Joann Fletcher, Bill Dever, Diana Edelman
Directed By:
Alan Ereira, Phil Grabsky
15. The Surprising History of Egypt (2002)
7
3
The Surprising History of Egypt
PG
7
3
Role:
Himself / Presenter
Starring:
Joann Fletcher, Azza Sarry el-Din, Isac Ramsey
Directed By:
Phil Grabsky
16. The Creator (1999)
6
3
The Creator
6
3
Starring:
Albert Dupontel, Claude Perron, Nicolas Marié, Michel Vuillermoz
Directed By:
Albert Dupontel
17. King Guillaume (2009)
3
3
King Guillaume
3
3
Starring:
Pierre Richard, Isabelle Nanty, Raymond Bouchard, Omar Sy
Directed By:
Pierre-François Martin-Laval

Director

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
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7
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
PG
32
7

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.

Starring:
Terry Gilliam, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Connie Booth
Directed By:
Python Night: 30 Years of Monty Python (1999)
8
2
Python Night: 30 Years of Monty Python
8
2
Starring:
Meat Loaf, Barry Humphries, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, Graham Chapman, John Cleese
Directed By:
Terry Jones, Elaine Shepherd
Life of Brian (1979)
25
6
Life of Brian
R
25
6

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.

Starring:
Chris Langham, Spike Milligan, Terry Gilliam, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman
Directed By:
Terry Jones
The Meaning of Life (1983)
12
4
The Meaning of Life
R
12
4

‘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.’ 

Starring:
Jane Leeves, Michael Caine, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman
Directed By:
Boom Bust Boom (2015)
6
3
Boom Bust Boom
G
6
3
Starring:
John Cusack, Philip Bulcock, Dirk Bezemer, Zvi Bodie, Willem Buiter
Directed By:
Terry Jones, Bill Jones, Ben Timlett
The BFI London Imax Signature Film (1999)
6
3
The BFI London Imax Signature Film
6
3
Starring:
John Cleese
Directed By:
Terry Jones
The Wind in the Willows (1996)
5
3
The Wind in the Willows
PG
5
3
Starring:
Steve Coogan, Stephen Fry, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, John Cleese, Nicol Williamson
Directed By:
Terry Jones
Personal Services (1987)
5
3
Personal Services
R
5
3
Starring:
Alec McCowen, Julie Walters, Tim Woodward, Danny Schiller, Shirley Stelfox
Directed By:
Terry Jones
Erik the Viking (1989)
5
3
Erik the Viking
PG-13
5
3

Based upon Norse mythology, this fantasy adventure comedy film tells the story of Erik, who starts to dislike rape and pillage, after the death of an innocent woman. Erik soon learns from a woman named Freya that a wolf named Fenrir has swallowed the sun, he decides to set things right.  

Starring:
Timothy Francis Robbins, Mickey Rooney, John Cleese, Tim Robbins, Imogen Stubbs
Directed By:
Terry Jones
Absolutely Anything (2015)
6
4
Absolutely Anything
R
6
4

The alien galactic council debates whether the Earth should be destroyed, or to make humanity a member of their council. They eventually come up with a plan of bestowing limitless power to a schoolteacher, to see if the powers would be used for good or for evil. Thus, his actions would determine the fate of humanity. 

Starring:
Kate Beckinsale, Simon Pegg, Joanna Lumley, Robin Williams, Eddie Izzard, John Cleese, Eric Idle
Directed By:
Terry Jones

Narrator/Dubbing

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
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12
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
PG
55
12

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.

Role:
Dennis's Mother / Sir Bedevere / Left Head / Prince Herbert / Voice of Cartoon Scribe
Starring:
Terry Gilliam, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Connie Booth
Directed By:
Python Night: 30 Years of Monty Python (1999)
8
2
Python Night: 30 Years of Monty Python
8
2
Role:
Arthur Ewing / Salesman / BBC Crewmember / Self / Gumby / Pepperpot / Gorilla / BBC Voice Over / Policeman
Starring:
Meat Loaf, Barry Humphries, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, Graham Chapman, John Cleese
Directed By:
Terry Jones, Elaine Shepherd
Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1982)
9
2
Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl
R
9
2

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

Role:
Fourth Barber / Referee / Anti-racism singer / Silly olympiad commentator #2 / Laparche / Silly Walker / Karl Marx / Mr. Hilton / Albatross Person / Man with hat / Third Yorkshireman / Demonstrator #2 / Wife / Mountie
Starring:
John Cleese, Eric Idle, Graham Chapman, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam
Directed By:
Terry Hughes, Ian MacNaughton
Education Tips No. 41: Choosing a Really Expensive School (2003)
7
2
Education Tips No. 41: Choosing a Really Expensive School
7
2
Role:
Agency Producer (voice)
Starring:
Michael Palin, John Cleese, Michael Palin
Directed By:
Terry Jones
L.A. Story (1991)
8
4
L.A. Story
PG-13
8
4

A TV weatherman working in Los Angeles feels bored with his job as well as his relationship with his girlfriend. His life takes a turn when he begins to receive secret messages from an electronic freeway sign near his home.

Role:
Sara's Mother (voice) (uncredited)
Starring:
Chevy Chase, Sarah Jessica Parker, Steve Martin, Marilu Henner, Kevin Pollak, John Lithgow, Rick Moranis
Directed By:
Mick Jackson
The Legend of Dick and Dom
5
3
The Legend of Dick and Dom
5
3
Role:
 Narrator 33 episodes, 2009-2011
Starring:
Brian Blessed, Steve Furst, Richard McCourt, Dominic Wood
Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar (1999)
7
5
Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar
7
5

Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar is an animated fantasy comedy film based on the popular Asterix comics. The film revolves around a group of people in a small village, who possess a magic potion that can turn them into invincible soldiers. When Julius Caesar finds out about this, he decides to get his hands on it.

Role:
Obelix (voice)
Starring:
Michel Galabru, Claude Piéplu, Gérard Depardieu, Christian Clavier
Directed By:
Claude Zidi
Absolutely Anything (2015)
7
5
Absolutely Anything
R
7
5

The alien galactic council debates whether the Earth should be destroyed, or to make humanity a member of their council. They eventually come up with a plan of bestowing limitless power to a schoolteacher, to see if the powers would be used for good or for evil. Thus, his actions would determine the fate of humanity. 

Role:
Scientist Alien (voice) / Van Driver
Starring:
Kate Beckinsale, Simon Pegg, Joanna Lumley, Robin Williams, Eddie Izzard, John Cleese, Eric Idle
Directed By:
Terry Jones
The Box (1981)
4
3
The Box
4
3
Role:
Harrington (voice)
Starring:
Michael Palin, Charles McKeown, Andrew Lodge, Richard Verna
Directed By:

Animation Movies

Blazing Dragons
8
3
Blazing Dragons
8
3
Starring:
Stephanie Morgenstern, Aron Tager, Juan Chioran, Edward Glen, Steven Sutcliffe
The Unsteady Chough (2004)
8
3
The Unsteady Chough
8
3
Directed By:
Sam Leifer, Jonathan van Tulleken
Hjælp! Jeg er en fisk (2000)
19
12
Hjælp! Jeg er en fisk
G
19
12
Role:
Professor Mac Krill (voice)
Starring:
Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, Nis Bank-Mikkelsen, Søren Sætter-Lassen, Morten Kerrn Nielsen, Sebastian Jessen
Directed By:
Stefan Fjeldmark, Greg Manwaring, Michael Donovan, Michael Hegner
Anna and the Moods (2006)
5
4
Anna and the Moods
5
4
Role:
Narrator (voice)
Starring:
Björk, Damon Albarn, Sjón Sigurdsson, Þórunn Lárusdóttir
Directed By:
Gunnar Karlsson
A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman (2012)
8
6
A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman
R
8
6
Role:
Terry Jones / Graham's Mother / Biggles / Anatomy Don / Enormous Peter (voice)
Starring:
Cameron Diaz, Graham Chapman, Stephen Fry, Terry Gilliam, John Cleese, Michael Palin
Directed By:
Bill Jones, Jeff Simpson, Ben Timlett

Special Appearance/Cameo

The Crimson Permanent Assurance (1983)
12
3
The Crimson Permanent Assurance
12
3
Role:
Window Cleaner / Bert (uncredited)
Starring:
Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Graham Chapman
Directed By:

TV Shows

Monty Python's Flying Circus
75
10
Monty Python's Flying Circus
TV-14
75
10
Role:
Various / ... (46 episodes, 1969-1974)
Starring:
Connie Booth, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, John Cleese
Directed By:
John Howard Davies, Ian MacNaughton
Medieval Lives
9
2
Medieval Lives
9
2
Role:
Presenter (8 episodes, 2004)
Starring:
Robert Stone, Peter Barber, Faye Getz
The Young Ones
21
5
The Young Ones
21
5
Starring:
Hugh Laurie, Lenny Henry, Dawn French, Emma Thompson, Stephen Fry, Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson
Directed By:
Paul Jackson, Geoff Posner
Black and Blue
8
2
Black and Blue
8
2
Starring:
Warren Mitchell, Clifford Rose, David Collings, Julian Holloway, Tony Robinson
Directed By:
Kombat Opera Presents
8
2
Kombat Opera Presents
8
2
Starring:
Hugh Dennis, Kevin Eldon, Simon Gleeson, Nathan Harmer, Adey Grummet
Directed By:
Terry Jones
Frost on Sunday
8
2
Frost on Sunday
8
2
Starring:
David Frost, Ronnie Barker, Ronnie Corbett, Michael Palin, Josephine Tewson
Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus
10
2
Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus
10
2
Role:
Albrecht Dürer Singer / ... (1 episode, 1972)
Starring:
Connie Booth, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, John Cleese, Michael Palin
Directed By:
Ian MacNaughton
Ripping Yarns
9
2
Ripping Yarns
9
2
Starring:
Michael Palin, John Cleese, Charles McKeown
Directed By:
Terry Hughes, Alan J.W. Bell, Jim Franklin
Marty
7
2
Marty
7
2
Starring:
Marty Feldman, Michael Palin, Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Junkin, Roland MacLeod
Directed By:
Roger Race
Complete and Utter History of Britain
7
2
Complete and Utter History of Britain
7
2
Role:
Various / ... (6 episodes, 1969)
Starring:
Michael Palin, Colin Gordon, Wallas Eaton, Diana Quick
The Two Ronnies
10
3
The Two Ronnies
10
3
Starring:
Charlton Heston, Ronnie Corbett, Joanna Lumley, Ronnie Barker
Directed By:
Terry Hughes, Paul Jackson, Marcus Mortimer, James Gilbert, Marcus Plantin
Barbarians
8
2
Barbarians
8
2
Role:
Himself - Presenter (4 episodes, 2006)
Starring:
Pope Benedict XVI, Peter Heather, Joseph Balint, Béatrice Cauuet
Twice a Fortnight
7
2
Twice a Fortnight
7
2
Starring:
Michael Palin, Tony Buffery, Ronald Fletcher, Graeme Garden
The Frost Report
7
2
The Frost Report
7
2
Starring:
John Cleese, Ronnie Corbett, David Frost, Ronnie Barker, Julie Felix
Directed By:
James Gilbert
Education Tips No. 41: Choosing a Really Expensive School (2003)
7
2
Education Tips No. 41: Choosing a Really Expensive School
7
2
Starring:
Michael Palin, John Cleese, Michael Palin
Directed By:
Terry Jones
Do Not Adjust Your Set
7
3
Do Not Adjust Your Set
7
3
Role:
Various Characters / ... (21 episodes, 1967-1969)
Starring:
Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Denise Coffey, David Jason
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
12
5
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
12
5
Starring:
Elizabeth Hurley, Joss Ackland, Ian McDiarmid, Christopher Lee, Douglas Henshall, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jane Wyatt
Directed By:
Carl Schultz, Simon Wincer, René Manzor, Ellery Ryan, Bille August
Jackanory
6
3
Jackanory
6
3
Starring:
Helena Bonham Carter, Miriam Margolyes, Elaine Stritch, Jeremy Brett, Ian McKellen, Judi Dench, Ben Kingsley
Directed By:
Michael Kerrigan, Philippa Langdale, Nigel Douglas, Marilyn Fox, Angela Beeching
Broaden Your Mind
6
3
Broaden Your Mind
6
3
Starring:
Graham Chapman, Michael Palin, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie, Roland MacLeod
Directed By:
Roger Race
The Late Show
6
2
The Late Show
6
2
Starring:
Barry Humphries, Malcolm Muggeridge, John Bird, John Fortune, John Wells
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Espionage Escapades (2003)
6
3
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Espionage Escapades
6
3
Starring:
Sean Patrick Flanery, Tim McInnerny, Amanda Ooms, Timothy Spall, Kenneth Cranham
Directed By:
Terry Jones, Robert Young
The Legend of Dick and Dom
5
3
The Legend of Dick and Dom
5
3
Role:
 Narrator 33 episodes, 2009-2011
Starring:
Brian Blessed, Steve Furst, Richard McCourt, Dominic Wood
Dinotopia
9
5
Dinotopia
TV-PG
9
5
Starring:
Geraldine Chaplin, Wentworth Miller, David Thewlis, Jim Carter, Alice Krige, Katie Carr
Directed By:
Marco Brambilla
Behind the Director's Son's Cut (2007)
5
3
Behind the Director's Son's Cut
5
3
Role:
King Arnulf / Interviewee - Director / Writer
Starring:
Timothy Francis Robbins, Mickey Rooney, John Cleese, Tim McInnerny, Gary Cady
Comedy Lab
4
3
Comedy Lab
4
3
Starring:
Fred Armisen, Miranda Hart, Peter Kay, Stephen Merchant, Will Poulter, Nicholas Parsons, Ricky Gervais
A Christmas Night with the Stars
4
3
A Christmas Night with the Stars
4
3
Starring:
Benny Hill, Graham Chapman, Michael Palin, Ronnie Barker, Eric Idle, Marty Feldman, Steve Coogan
Directed By:
James Gilbert, Graeme Muir, Dennis Main-Wilson, Duncan Wood, Douglas Moodie