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List of the best Eric Idle movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Eric Idle's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Eric Idle movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Eric Idle movies will be at the top of the list. Eric Idle has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Eric Idle movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Eric Idle films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Eric Idle role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Eric Idle performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

List features Dudley Do-Right, Monty Python's The Meaning of Life and more.

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a 1975 British comedy film written and performed by the comedy group of Monty Python, and directed by Gilliam and Jones. It was conceived during the hiatus ...more

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Monty Python's The Meaning of Life John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, also known as The Meaning of Life, is a 1983 British musical sketch comedy film written and performed by the Monty Python troupe, and directed by one of its ...more

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Life of Brian George Harrison, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam Monty Python's Life of Brian, also known as Life of Brian, is a 1979 British comedy film starring and written by the comedy group Monty Python, and directed by Jones. It tells the story of Brian ...more

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The Adventures of Baron Munchausen Uma Thurman, Robin Williams, Sting The Adventures of Baron Munchausen is a 1988 British adventure fantasy comedy film co-written and directed by Terry Gilliam, starring John Neville, Sarah Polley, Eric Idle, Jonathan Pryce, ...more

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Shrek the Third Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Eddie Murphy Shrek the Third is a 2007 American computer-animated fantasy comedy film, and the third installment in the Shrek franchise. It was produced by DreamWorks Animation and is the first in the series ...more

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And Now for Something Completely Different John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle And Now for Something Completely Different is a 1971 British comedy anthology film based on the television comedy series Monty Python's Flying Circus featuring sketches from the first two ...more

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National Lampoon's European Vacation Chevy Chase, Anthony Michael Hall, Beverly DAngelo European Vacation is a 1985 comedy film. The second film in National Lampoon's Vacation film series, it was directed by Amy Heckerling and stars Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo. Dana Hill and ...more

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Nuns on the Run Eric Idle, Robbie Coltrane, Janet Suzman Nuns on the Run is a 1990 British comedy film starring Eric Idle and Robbie Coltrane, also featuring Camille Coduri and Janet Suzman. It was written and directed by Jonathan Lynn and produced by ...more

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Yellowbeard David Bowie, John Cleese, Madeline Kahn Yellowbeard is a 1983 comedy film by Graham Chapman, along with Peter Cook, Bernard McKenna and David Sherlock. It was directed by Mel Damski, and was Marty Feldman's last film appearance.

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Ella Enchanted Anne Hathaway, Heidi Klum, Vivica A. Fox Ella Enchanted is a 2004 British–American–Irish fantasy romantic comedy film loosely based on Gail Carson Levine's 1997 novel of the same name. The film stars Anne Hathaway as Ella and Hugh ...more

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South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut George Clooney, Minnie Driver, Isaac Hayes South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut is a 1999 American adult animated satirical musical comedy film based on the animated television series South Park, and produced, co-written by and ...more

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Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl is a 1982 concert film in which the Monty Python comedy troupe perform many of their greatest sketches at the Hollywood Bowl. The show also included ...more

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Casper is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Eric Idle Movies
Casper Mel Gibson, Clint Eastwood, Christina Ricci Casper is a 1995 American family comedy fantasy film starring Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman, Cathy Moriarty, Eric Idle, and Amy Brenneman, based on the Casper the Friendly Ghost comic books and ...more

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Hollywood Homicide Harrison Ford, Josh Hartnett, André 3000 Hollywood Homicide is a 2003 American action comedy film starring Harrison Ford and Josh Hartnett. The film also features Lena Olin, Bruce Greenwood, Isaiah Washington, Keith David, Gladys ...more

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The Transformers: The Movie Orson Welles, Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy The Transformers: The Movie is a 1986 animated feature film based on the animated TV series by the same name. It was released in North America on August 8, 1986 and in the UK on December 5, ...more

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Quest for Camelot Pierce Brosnan, Celine Dion, Gary Oldman Quest for Camelot is a 1998 American animated musical fantasy film from Warner Bros. Animation, based on the novel The King's Damosel by Vera Chapman, it stars Jessalyn Gilsig, Cary Elwes, Jane ...more

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The Wind in the Willows John Cleese, Stephen Fry, Vanessa Redgrave The Wind in the Willows is a 1987 American animated musical television film directed by Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Jules Bass. It is an adaptation of The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. Set ...more

The Best Biopics About Real Comedians

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Monty Python's Life of Brian Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Eric Idle Monty Python's Life of Brian is an album released by Monty Python in conjunction with the 1979 film Monty Python's Life of Brian. It mostly contains scenes from the movie with only brief linking ...more

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The Rutles Bill Murray, George Harrison, Mick Jagger All You Need Is Cash is a 1978 television film that traces the career of a fictitious British rock group called The Rutles. As TV Guide described it, the group's resemblance to The Beatles is ...more

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Mom and Dad Save the World Kathy Ireland, Jeffrey Jones, Teri Garr Mom and Dad Save the World is a 1992 sci-fi adventure, family, romantic comedy film. Jon Lovitz plays Emperor Tod Spengo who is the cruel, silly and over-dramatic emperor of the planet named ...more

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The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch David Bowie, Tom Hanks, Robin Williams The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch is a 2002 re-telling of the 1978 mockumentary All You Need Is Cash, in a modern setting.

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The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue William H. Macy, Eric Idle, Ralph Macchio The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue is a 1998 direct-to-video animated film produced by MGM Animation and the sequel to the 1982 animated film The Secret of NIMH. In the film, Timothy ...more

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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 2 Randy Quaid, Ed Asner, Eric Idle National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure is an American made-for-TV comedy film. It premiered December 20, 2003 on NBC and stars Randy Quaid and Miriam Flynn, ...more

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Delgo Jennifer Love Hewitt, Val Kilmer, Burt Reynolds Delgo is a 2008 American computer-animated adventure romantic comedy fantasy film produced by Fathom Studios, a division of Macquarium Intelligent Communications, which began development of the ...more

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Dudley Do-Right Sarah Jessica Parker, Brendan Fraser, Alfred Molina Dudley Do-Right is a 1999 romantic comedy film, based on Jay Ward's Dudley Do-Right, produced by Davis Entertainment for Universal Studios. The film stars Brendan Fraser as the cartoon's title ...more

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie Whoopi Goldberg, John Goodman, Debbie Reynolds Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie is a 1998 animated film about Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, who first appeared in a 1939 story by Robert L. May. The film was the first theatrical ...more

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Splitting Heirs Catherine Zeta-Jones, John Cleese, Rick Moranis Splitting Heirs is a 1993 British film starring Eric Idle, Rick Moranis, Barbara Hershey, Catherine Zeta-Jones, John Cleese and Sadie Frost. The film was directed by Robert Young, and features ...more

Mythical Creatures That Were Found in Real Life

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An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn Sylvester Stallone, Whoopi Goldberg, Naomi Campbell An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn is a 1998 comedy film. The film was critically panned, winning five awards at the 1998 Golden Raspberry Awards. The film had an estimated budget of $10 ...more

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The Scream Team Kat Dennings, Eric Idle, Kathy Najimy The Scream Team is a Disney Channel Original Movie. The movie was aired October 4, 2002 in the U.S. It was the last movie to use the Disney 1990's logo before switching to a newer one.

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Missing Pieces Eric Idle, Lauren Hutton, Melora Walters Missing Pieces is 2012 drama film written and directed by Kenton Bartlett.

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The Mikado Eric Idle, Lesley Garrett, Felicity Palmer The Mikado is a 1987 musical comedy film written by William S. Gilbert and directed by John Michael Phillips.

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Faerie Tale Theatre: The Pied Piper of Hamelin Eric Idle, Chris Wiggins, Keram Malicki-Sánchez Faerie Tale Theatre: The Pied Piper of Hamelin is a 1985 family children fantasy adventure comedy film directed and written by Nicholas Meyer.

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Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him)? Who is Harry Nilsson... is a documentary about the musician Harry Nilsson that premiered at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in 2006. It was released to theatres and on DVD in the ...more

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Not the Messiah is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Eric Idle Movies
Not the Messiah Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Michael Palin THE PROPER CARE AND FEEDING OF AN AMERICAN MESSIAH is the mock documentary story of a man who thinks he is a messiah. Not the messiah, but rather a local, regionally-selected messiah for his own ...more

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The Nutcracker Leslie Nielsen, Eric Idle, Fred Willard The Nutcracker and the Mouseking is a 2004 Animation Film written by Andy Hurst, Ross Helford and directed by Tatiana Ilyina, Michael G. Johnson.

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Honey, I Shrunk the Audience! Rick Moranis, Eric Idle, Marcia Strassman Honey, I Shrunk the Audience was a 4D film spin off of the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids film series that was shown at several Disney theme parks.

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Alice in Wonderland Peter Sellers, John Gielgud, Eric Idle Alice in Wonderland is a BBC television play, shot on film, based on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. It was directed by Jonathan Miller, then best known for his appearance in ...more

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Wolf Sheep Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd, Eric Idle Based on the illustrations and short story by Art Director, Mac Torres, and written by Director, Eusebio Torres, and Producer, Patrick Torres, WOLF SHEEP will be voiced by an array of stars, ...more