Monty Python's Life of Brian

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Brief Synopsis: "A brilliant parody from the British comedy group Monty Python about the history of (not Jesus but the boy born right next door to The Manger, Brian). A Terry Jones directed film from 1979 that has since gained cult status. What many fans don't know is that this movie might never have happened if not for the financial assistance of George Harrison (of The Beatles)."

Overall Ranking: 805 (Rank from 1979: # 7)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 33.33%
Regular 66.67%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Thomas Pollock90
David Baruffi80
Brittani Burnham of Rambling Film71(full review)

People Involved

  • Graham Chapman (Brian Cohan)
  • John Cleese (Arthur)
  • Terry Gilliam (Crucifee)
  • Eric Idle (Mr. Cheeky)
  • Terry Jones (Mandy Cohan)
  • Michael Palin (Wise Man #3)
  • Terence Bayler (Gregory)
  • Carol Cleveland (Mrs. Gregory)
  • Kenneth Colley (Jesus)
  • Gwen Taylor (Mrs. Big Nose)
  • Sue Jones-Davies (Judith)
  • John Case (Pilates Wife)
  • Terry Jones (Director)