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Life of Python, TheLife of Python, The (1999) Recommended
Feat. Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam
The BBC celebrates 30 years of Monty Python with new sketches and a plethora of guest appearances. Volume One: "Pythonland" – Journey with…
Magic Pudding, TheMagic Pudding, The (2000)
Feat. Sam Neill, Geoffrey Rush, Hugo Weaving
Based on Norman Lindsay's hilarious classic book about Albert, a magic pudding and his three companions who must defend him against the Pudding…
Human Face, TheHuman Face, The (2001)
Dir. James Erskine
Feat. John Cleese, Elizabeth Hurley
BBC series studying the science and mystery of human faces, with John Cleese and Elizabeth Hurley providing an entertaining double–act as…
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's StoneHarry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001) Recommended
Dir. Chris Columbus
Feat. Daniel Radcliffe, Maggie Smith, Alan Rickman
Immensely popular, this star–studded adaptation of JK Rowling’s first book thankfully captures the essence of orphan Harry’s tale of…
Harry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsHarry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) Recommended
Dir. Chris Columbus
Feat. Daniel Radcliffe, Kenneth Branagh, John Cleese
The second Harry Potter adaptation is better fun and more settled in its mingled tone of magic, fantasy and thriller. Daniel Radcliffe again plays…
Rat RaceRat Race (2002)
Dir. Jerry Zucker
Feat. John Cleese, Whoopi Goldberg, Rowan Atkinson
A contemporary re–race of IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD, wealthy John Cleese devising a money–scramble for $2 million among…
Charlie's Angels - Full ThrottleCharlie's Angels - Full Throttle (2003)
Dir. McG
Feat. Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu
Charlie's most recent 'Angels' return for a second comic–action romp with all the bright colours, sexy costumes, hi–tech clowning and…
Looney Tunes - Back in ActionLooney Tunes - Back in Action (2003)
Dir. Joe Dante
Feat. Brendan Fraser, Jenna Elfman, Steve Martin
Veteran toons Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck are successfully dusted off for the 21st century big–screen, interacting with live actors in a frantic…
Man About TownMan About Town (2006)
Dir. Mike Binder
Feat. Ben Affleck, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, John Cleese
Ben Affleck plays a Hollywood talent agent whose existence is thrown into turmoil when his journal is swiped, containing intimate thoughts on his…
Shrek The ThirdShrek The Third (2007)
Dir. Chris Miller, Raman Hui
Feat. Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz
The franchise rolls on in this third installment of the animated comedy when the big green ogre’s new father–in–law falls ill.…
IgorIgor (2008)
Dir. Anthony Leondis
Feat. John Cusack, John Cleese, Steve Buscemi
Gothic animated outing about a hunchbacked lab assistant who wants to become a mad scientist in his own right and win first place at the annual Evil…
Pink Panther 2, ThePink Panther 2, The (2009)
Dir. Harald Zwart
Feat. Steve Martin, Jean Reno, Emily Mortimer
Steve Martin searches for an artifact thief as he reprises his role as the iconic Detective Clouseau in this sequel to the 2006 remake THE PINK…
Monty Python - Almost the TruthMonty Python - Almost the Truth (2009) Recommended
Feat. John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin
An all–encompassing retrospective on those Monty Python scalawags, this six–part documentary chronicles the lives and careers of the…
Shrek Forever AfterShrek Forever After (Shrek 4) (2010)
Dir. Mike Mitchell
Feat. Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz
Surprisingly enjoyable fourth entry in the franchise has the dastardly Rumpelstiltskin tricking the beloved green ogre into a dark alternate time…
SpudSpud (2010)
Dir. Donovan Marsh
Feat. John Cleese, Troye Sivan, Jamie Royal
Charming coming–of–age comedy concerns the misfortunes of a young boy struggling to adapt to live in a South African private school. Very…
PlanesPlanes (2013)
Dir. Klay Hall
Feat. Dane Cook, Stacy Keach, Brad Garrett
A low flying spinoff of Pixar's CARS series, about a crop duster who aspires to become an air racer. Adds nothing to the tried–and–true…
Spud 2: The Madness ContinuesSpud 2: The Madness Continues (2013)
Dir. Donovan Marsh
Feat. Troye Sivan, John Cleese
The eponymous spud, now 15–years–old, creeps along towards manhood in this sequel to the charming private school comedy.
Monty Python Live (Mostly) - One Down, Five to GoMonty Python Live (Mostly) - One Down, Five to Go (2014)
Feat. John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle
The much–anticipated live reunion show from the Monty Python crew in all its side–splitting glory. Features special guest Eddie Izzard.
Absolutely AnythingAbsolutely Anything (2015)
Dir. Terry Jones
Feat. Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Sanjeev Bhaskar
Mony Python and Simon Pegg feature in this undemanding comedy in which a group of eccentric aliens confer a human being with the power to do…

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