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]

Other collaborations outside of Monty Python[edit]

In addition to their work as a group, the six members have collaborated with each other on numerous other film and television projects outside of Monty Python.

Year Title Graham Chapman John Cleese Terry Gilliam Eric Idle Terry Jones Michael Palin
1969 The Magic Christian Yes Yes
1970 The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer Yes Yes
1971 The Statue Yes Yes
1977 Jabberwocky Yes Yes Yes
1978 All You Need Is Cash Yes Yes
1981 Time Bandits Yes Yes Yes
1983 The Crimson Permanent Assurance Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
1983 Yellowbeard Yes Yes Yes
1985 Brazil Yes Yes
1988 A Fish Called Wanda Yes Yes
1988 The Adventures of Baron Munchausen Yes Yes
1989 Erik the Viking Yes Yes
1993 Splitting Heirs Yes Yes
1996 The Wind in the Willows Yes Yes Yes Yes
1997 Fierce Creatures Yes Yes
2002 Pinocchio Yes Yes
2003 Concert for George Yes Yes Yes Yes
2006 Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him)? Yes Yes
2006 Locked Out Yes Yes
2007 Shrek the Third Yes Yes
2012 A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
2015 Absolutely Anything Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

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)