Best Movies of John Cleese

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

Aggregate Rating: 232 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 93 | Earnings: $1.23M

King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles.


Life of Brian (1979)

Aggregate Rating: 203 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 75 | Earnings: $0.65M

Brian is born on the original Christmas, in the stable next door. He spends his life being mistaken for a messiah.


A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

Aggregate Rating: 174 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 80 | Earnings: $63.49M

In London, four very different people team up to commit armed robbery, then try to doublecross each other for the loot.


Time Bandits (1981)

Aggregate Rating: 156 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 79 | Earnings: $42.37M

A young boy accidentally joins a band of time travelling dwarves, as they jump from era to era looking for treasure to steal.


Winnie the Pooh (2011)

Aggregate Rating: 149 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 74 | Earnings: $26.69M

While searching for honey, Pooh and his friends embark on an adventure to find Eeyore's missing tail and rescue Christopher Robin from an unknown monster called, The Backson.


Fierce Creatures (1997)

Aggregate Rating: 128 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 62 | Earnings: $9.20M

Zookeepers struggle to deal with the policies of changing directors.


The Big Year (2011)

Aggregate Rating: 121 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 53 | Earnings: $7.20M

Two bird enthusiasts try to defeat the cocky, cutthroat world record holder in a year-long bird-spotting competition.


A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 104 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 45 | Earnings: $0.01M

An animated, factually incorrect biography of Graham Arthur Chapman, one of the founding members of the comedy group Monty Python.


The Meaning of Life (1983)

Aggregate Rating: 88 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Lead Role: John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, | Director:

The comedy team takes a look at life in all its stages in their own uniquely silly way.


The Out-of-Towners (1999)

Aggregate Rating: 87 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 33 | Earnings: $28.54M

The remake of the 1970 Neil Simon comedy follows the adventures of a couple, Henry and Nancy Clark, vexed by misfortune while in New York City for a job interview.


And Now for Something Completely Different (1971)

Aggregate Rating: 80 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

An anthology of the best sketches from the first and second seasons of Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969).


Elliot the Littlest Reindeer (2017)

Aggregate Rating: 75 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

When Blitzen announces his retirement on December 21st, a miniature horse has 3 days to fulfill his lifelong dream of earning a spot on Santa's team at the North Pole try-outs.


Arctic Dogs (2019)

Aggregate Rating: 72 | Imdb: 4 | Metascore: 28 | Earnings: null

An Arctic fox works in the mailroom of a package delivery service, but wants to be doing the deliveries.


Clockwise (1986)

Aggregate Rating: 68 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $1.48M

An obsessively punctual comprehensive school headmaster sets out to give an important speech at the annual Headmasters' Conference.


An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991)

Aggregate Rating: 67 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $22.17M

A family of Emigre mice decide to move out to the west, unaware that they are falling into a trap perpetrated by a smooth talking cat.


Spud (2010)

Aggregate Rating: 67 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

It's South Africa 1990. Two major events are about to happen: The release of Nelson Mandela and, more importantly, it's Spud Milton's first year at an elite boys only private boarding school.


The Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It (1977)

Aggregate Rating: 66 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

The grandson of the world's first and foremost consulting detective and his bumbling, bionic sidekick attempt to catch the only living descendant of Professor Moriarty.


Erik the Viking (1989)

Aggregate Rating: 64 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $1.93M

Erik the Viking and his men travel across the sea to find Valhalla to ask the gods to end the Age of Ragnarok.


Spud 2: The Madness Continues (2013)

Aggregate Rating: 63 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Spud faces the second year of boarding school whilst still waiting for his own body to mature as much as he has.


Parting Shots (1998)

Aggregate Rating: 61 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

After learning he is dying from cancer an failed photographer illegally buys a pistol and decides to go vigilante and get his revenge on all those who have made his life a misery.



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