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The Best Michael Palin Movies  

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List of the best Michael Palin movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Michael Palin'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 Michael Palin movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Michael Palin movies will be at the top of the list. Michael Palin has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Michael Palin movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Michael Palin films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

List films range from Michael Palin: Hemingway Adventure to The Human Face.

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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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Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Stephen Fry
A Fish Called Wanda is a 1988 film written by John Cleese and Charles Crichton. It was directed by Crichton and stars Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, and Michael Palin. Kline won the ...more
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Robert De Niro, Bob Hoskins, Ian Holm
Brazil is a 1985 British film directed by Terry Gilliam and written by Gilliam, Charles McKeown, and Tom Stoppard. British National Cinema by Sarah Street describes the film as a ...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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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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Maggie Smith, Michael Palin, Pete Postlethwaite
A Private Function is a 1984 British comedy film starring Michael Palin and Maggie Smith. The film was predominantly filmed in Ilkley, Ben Rhydding, and Barnoldswick West Yorkshire. The film was ...more
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Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, Terry Jones
Jabberwocky is a 1977 British fantasy film co-written and directed by Terry Gilliam. The name is taken from the nonsense poem "Jabberwocky" in Lewis Carroll's Through the ...more
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Sean Connery, John Cleese, Ian Holm
Time Bandits is a 1981 British fantasy film co-written, produced, and directed by Terry Gilliam, and starring Sean Connery, John Cleese, Shelley Duvall, Ralph Richardson, Katherine Helmond, Ian ...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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Maggie Smith, Timothy Spall, Michael Palin
The Missionary is a 1982 British comedy film directed by Richard Loncraine, and starring Michael Palin and Maggie Smith. It was produced by George Harrison, Denis O'Brien, Palin and Neville C. ...more
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Michael Palin: Great Railway Journeys Michael Palin
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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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Matt Lucas, Mark Gatiss, Lee Ingleby
The Wind in the Willows is a 2006 British Canadian adventure film directed by Rachel Talalay, it is an adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's novel of the same name. Rat, Mole, and Badger take it upon ...more
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Jamie Lee Curtis, John Cleese, Kevin Kline
Fierce Creatures is a 1997 farcical comedy film. While not literally a sequel, Fierce Creatures is a spiritual successor to the 1988 film A Fish Called Wanda. Both films star John Cleese, Jamie ...more
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Alfred Molina, Michael Palin, Roger Lloyd-Pack
American Friends is a 1991 British film starring Michael Palin. It was written by Palin and its director, Tristram Powell.
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Not the Messiah is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Michael Palin 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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Jonathan Pryce, Adam Driver, Olga Kurylenko
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote is a 2018 fantasy-adventure-comedy film directed by Terry Gilliam, loosely based on the novel by Miguel de Cervantes. An advertising executive (Adam Driver) jumps ...more
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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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Cameron Diaz, John Cleese, Stephen Fry
An animated, factually incorrect biography of Graham Arthur Chapman, one of the founding members of the comedy group Monty Python.
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John Cleese, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman
How to Irritate People is a 1968 television broadcast written by John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Marty Feldman and Tim Brooke-Taylor. Cleese, Chapman, and Brooke-Taylor also feature in it, along ...more
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Eva Longoria, Hugh Laurie, James McAvoy
Arthur Christmas reveals the incredible, never-before seen answer to every child's question: 'So how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?' The answer: Santa's exhilarating, ...more
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John Cleese, Pierce Brosnan, Kevyn Major Howard
The Human Face is a 4 part BBC series that examines the science behind facial beauty, expression, and fame. Actor and comedian John Cleese investigated identity, perception, creativity and ...more
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Michael Palin
Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure is a 1999 BBC television documentary presented by Michael Palin. It records Palin's travels as he visited many sites where Ernest Hemingway had been. The ...more