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The Best Movies Directed by Terry Gilliam 

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List of all movies directed by Terry Gilliam ranked from best to worst with photos. Films directed by Terry Gilliam are listed here and include movie posters and Terry Gilliam movie trailers whenever possible. This is a collection of the best movies directed by Terry Gilliam as voted on by film buffs. If you think the greatest Terry Gilliam movie isn't as high as it should be on this list, then make sure to vote so that your opinion of what the top Terry Gilliam film is can be factored into this list.

From Terry Gilliam's studio films to Terry Gilliam's independent films, this Terry Gilliam filmography keeps tabs on all Terry Gilliam movies, and lets the cream of the crop rise to the top.

Movies here include everything from Monty Python and the Holy Grail to 12 Monkeys.

If you’re wondering “what movies did Terry Gilliam direct?” or “who is Terry Gilliam?” then this list will explain how most people know this director. This list also answers questions like “what are the all-time best movies directed by Terry Gilliam?” and “what's a good selection of good Terry Gilliam movies?”

If you're wanting to get into Terry Gilliam films, then this list is a great starting point for at least starting with the most decent Terry Gilliam works.

All Terry Gilliam director credits are included. This list of every movie that Terry Gilliam has directed can be sorted for specific information such as what genre the Terry Gilliam movie is and which actors starred in the Terry Gilliam film.

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Johnny Depp and Brad Pitt have both worked on a Terry Gilliam directed movie, as have many other great actors. If you're a fan of Terry Gilliam's movies, you might also like movies by Wes Anderson and Mel Brooks.

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Robert De Niro, Bob Hoskins, Ian Holm

Released: 1985

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

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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Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer

Released: 1995

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

12 Monkeys, also known as Twelve Monkeys, is a 1995 American science fiction film directed by Terry Gilliam, inspired by Chris Marker's 1962 short film La Jetée, and starring Bruce ...more

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John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

Released: 1975

Directed by: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones

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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Sean Connery, John Cleese, Ian Holm

Released: 1981

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

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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Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges, Tom Waits

Released: 1991

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

The Fisher King is a 1991 American comedy-drama film written by Richard LaGravenese and directed by Terry Gilliam. It stars Robin Williams and Jeff Bridges, with Mercedes Ruehl, Amanda Plummer, ...more

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Fear and Loathing in Las... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Terry Gilliam
Johnny Depp, Cameron Diaz, Christina Ricci

Released: 1998

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a 1998 American dark comedy film co-written and directed by Terry Gilliam, starring Johnny Depp as Raoul Duke and Benicio del Toro as Dr. Gonzo. It was adapted ...more

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Uma Thurman, Robin Williams, Sting

Released: 1988

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

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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Johnny Depp, Jude Law, Colin Farrell

Released: 2009

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is a 2009 fantasy film directed by Terry Gilliam and written by Gilliam and Charles McKeown. The film follows a travelling theatre troupe whose leader, having ...more

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John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

Released: 1971

Directed by: Terry Gilliam, Ian MacNaughton

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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Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, Terry Jones

Released: 1977

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

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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Jonathan Pryce, Adam Driver, Olga Kurylenko

Released: 2018

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

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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Matt Damon, Tilda Swinton, Christoph Waltz

Released: 2013

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

The Zero Theorem is a 2013 British science fiction film directed by Terry Gilliam, written by Pat Rushin, and starring Christoph Waltz, Lucas Hedges, Mélanie Thierry, and David Thewlis. ...more
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Monica Bellucci, Matt Damon, Lena Headey

Released: 2005

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

The Brothers Grimm is a 2005 adventure fantasy film directed by Terry Gilliam. The film stars Matt Damon, Heath Ledger, and Lena Headey in an exaggerated and fictitious portrait of the Brothers ...more

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Jeff Bridges, Jennifer Tilly, Janet McTeer

Released: 2005

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

Tideland is a 2005 British-Canadian science fiction fantasy film co-written and directed by Terry Gilliam, an adaptation of Mitch Cullin's novel of the same name. The film was shot in Regina, ...more

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John Scott Martin, Leslie Sarony, Andrew Bicknell

Released: 1983

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

The Crimson Permanent Assurance is a short film that plays as the beginning of the feature-length motion picture Monty Python's The Meaning of Life. Although it can be presented as a separate ...more
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The Wholly Family Cristiana Capotondi, Antonino Iuorio, Renato De Maria

Released: 2011

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

The Wholly Family is a 2011 Italian short fantasy film written and directed by Terry Gilliam. The film was funded by the Garofolo Pasta Company and shot in the Naples area.
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Storytime

Released: 1968

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

Storytime is a short animated comedy film written, directed and animated by Terry Gilliam. It is Gilliam's first film, and stylistically anticipates the distinctive animations which Gilliam went ...more
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Miracle of Flight

Released: 1974

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

Miracle of Flight is a 1974 short animated comedy film written and directed by Terry Gilliam.
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The Legend of Hallowdega David Arquette, Becky Fly, Roy Feaster

Released: 2010

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

The Legend of Hallowdega is a 2010 short fantasy comedy written by Aaron Bergeron and directed by Terry Gilliam.