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The Best Eric Idle Movies  

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman, Cathy Moriarty
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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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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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
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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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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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Missing Pieces Eric Idle, Lauren Hutton, Melora Walters
Missing Pieces is 2012 drama film written and directed by Kenton Bartlett.
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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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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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Harrison Ford, Josh Hartnett, André 3000
This film 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 Knight, Master ...more