All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
Life of Brian
He wasn't the messiah. He was a very naughty boy.
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).
I think I'm going to change my name to Incontinentia Buttocks.
One of the funniest films ever made.
The creation of religion in a nut-shell ;D
My dad didn't laugh once.
This distresses me.
An hour and a half of Python and not a single grin, snigger, giggle etc.
I don't even know who I'm living with anymore.
I completely understand why people banned this; why people find it an outrage if they're Christian. But really, they're going too far to claim this as blasphemy. The Pythons are a simply making a movie on how the outside world views religious beliefs. They are not claiming these events to be true, nor false. Rather an idea that shows how stupid religion looks.
One person mishears a word, such as the "meek" for the "cheese makers". Another time they misunderstand Brian completely and follow him, proclaiming he's the messiah. There are no grounds, and what they follow is idiocy. But they are not proclaiming Christ to be false. Actually, he's the only character of the film portrayed in good light.…
Brian was born on the original Christmas Day in a stable next door to Jesus and from his birth and throughout his life he is mistaken for a prophet.
This film caused controversy on its release, especially with certain religious groups. It was deemed blasphemous and mocking, but on closer inspection this is not a film out to change the world and peoples beliefs, it's simply a hilarious tale of Brian and his continuing mistaken identity. Brought to our screens by the amazing Monty Python team this is a comedy riot. Although some of the set pieces seem a little disjointed they all manage to come together making this a timeless British comedy that never fails to raise many smiles…
Monty Python's Life of Brian must be one of the funniest, if not the funniest film I've ever seen. The great mix of silly and ridiculous humor and satire on religion is what makes this one of the funniest movies ever made.
And thank you for the suggestion Monty Python, maybe I'll go see La Notte.
Never been a massive Monty Python guy but I thought this was pretty hilarious. It was cool just to see scenes that I have seen referenced in other things so many times before.
Always look at the bright side of life.
Brilliant parody of the nonsense that is religion.
This gets half a star more on rewatch. Hilarious, poignant, and accurate.
"Did he rape you?!"
"Well, at first..."
People's Front of Judea all the way.
Really hilarious film from Monty Python.
Una muy divertida e ingeniosa sátira, bien escrita y con finalazo.
The only problem with the film is that its really dated now but it still has the likes of John Cleese and its funny moments.
We'll be discussing this on A Good Story is Hard to Find podcast.
This satire of religion, Hollywood religious epics, and a lot of other things just "because" is a classic for a reason. And it holds up while also reminding us of the 70s. Well done Monty Python!
I don't think that being made to watch it at the age of 12 was really the best first experience of this film. Looking at it now twenty years later I can safely say that I didn't understand at least 70% of the humour but boy is this one smart and hilarious movie. I hesitate to single anybody out for praise as there's not a poor comic performance in there but the timing of Cleese was especially noticeable for me.
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- Citizen Kane
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- Tokyo Story
- The Rules of the Game
- Grand Illusion
- Seven Samurai
- The Lady Vanishes
- The 400 Blows
The entire Criterion collection organized by spine number.
I don't know why I did this.
Number I've Seen: 165/743