Monty Python filmography

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The Monty Python comedy troupe branched off into a variety of different media after the success of their sketch comedy television series, Monty Python's Flying Circus.


Live Shows[edit]


There were four Monty Python films:

Musicals and Plays[edit]


The following official Monty Python books authored by the team members have been published, mostly in large format:

  • Monty Python's Big Red Book (1971) – Hardcover and paperback. Covers vary.
  • The Brand New Monty Python Bok (1973) (Paperback edition issued as The Brand New Monty Python Papperbok)
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1977) (First draft and shooting scripts, with Gilliam pictures, lobby cards, stills, correspondence and cost breakdown - the film script later republished separately as a standard paperback)
  • The Life of Brian of Nazareth/Montypythonscrapbook (1979) (Expanded film script plus a lot of extra material published back-to-back with it - the film script later published separately as a standard paperback)
  • Monty Python - The Case Against (1981) (Written with Robert Hewisohn - an official, script-heavy guide to the Pythons' battles with the censors)
  • Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (1983) (Expanded film script with photos)
  • Monty Python: Just the Words (1989) (Mostly complete transcripts of all 4 television series. Originally published in two volumes)
  • The Complete Works of Shakespeare and Monty Python: Vol. 1 – Monty Python (1981) (a repackaging of both the Big Red Book and the Brand New Bok)
  • The Fairly Incomplete & Rather Badly Illustrated Monty Python Songbook (1995)
  • Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus - Sämtliche Deutschen Shows (1998) (Germany-only scriptbook for the two Fliegender Zirkus specials)
  • Monty Python Speaks! (1999) (Written and edited by David Morgan - an oral history of the group's work comprising new interviews with all the surviving members and their extended working families)
  • A Pocketful of Python, picked by Terry Jones (1999) (Terry Jones's favorite Python moments.)
  • A Pocketful of Python, picked by John Cleese (2000) (John Cleese's favorite moments from the Python films and TV series.)
  • A Pocketful of Python, picked by Terry Gilliam (2001) (Terry Gilliam's favorite Python moments.)
  • A Pocketful of Python, picked by Michael Palin (2001) (Michael Palin's favorite Python moments.)
  • A Pocketful of Python, hand-picked by Eric Idle (2002) (Eric Idle's favorite Python moments.)
  • The Pythons Autobiography By The Pythons (2003) (Edited by Bob McCabe - a large-format, illustrated coffee table book, oral history of Monty Python told through collection of interviews from Python members and friends; later reissued as small, text-only paperback.)
  • The Very Best Of Monty Python (2006) (Full-colour paperback combining the five volumes of A Pocketful of Python)
  • Monty Python Live! (2009) (A combination of oral history and new Python comedy book including the complete illustrated libretto of Python's live shows)


Original Monty Python album releases:

Compilation albums:

Spinoff albums include:

In addition, there have been several singles, either on general release or as promotional material (including magazine freebies).

Computer and video games[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • From Fringe to Flying Circus – Roger Wilmut (1980)
  • Monty Python: The Case Against Irreverence, Scurrility, Profanity, Vilification, and Licentious AbuseRobert Hewison (1981)
  • Monty Python: Complete and Utter Theory of the Grotesque – John O. Thompson (1982)
  • Life of Python – George Perry (1983)
  • The First 20 Years of Monty PythonKim "Howard" Johnson (1989)
  • And Now for Something Completely Trivial: The Monty Python Trivia and Quiz Book – Kim "Howard" Johnson (1991)
  • Monty Python: A Chronological Listing of the Troupe's Creative Output and Articles and Reviews About Them, 1969–89 – Douglas L. McCall (1992)
  • Life Before and After Monty Python: The Solo Flights of the Flying Circus – Kim "Howard" Johnson (1993)
  • Monty Python's Complete Waste of Time : An Official Compendium of Answers to Ruddy Questions Not Normally Considered Relevant to Mounties! – Rusel Demaria (1995)
  • The First 28 Years of Monty Python – Kim "Howard" Johnson (1998)
  • Monty Python Speaks! – David Morgan (1999)
  • The (Non-Inflatable) Monty Python TV Companion – Jim Yoakum (1999)
  • The Pythons' Autobiography by The Pythons (2003)
  • Monty Python and Philosophy: Nudge, Nudge, Think, Think! – Gary L. Hardcastle and George A. Reisch (2006)
  • And Now For Something Completely Digital: The Complete Illustrated Guide to Monty PythonAlan Parker & Mick O'Shea (2006)
  • Monty Python's Tunisian Holiday – Kim "Howard" Johnson (2008)