Best John Cleese movies

| FILM AND TV
Best John Cleese movies
We present our ranking of the best John Cleese movies. Do you love cinema? Or are you looking for a movie of your favorite actor to watch tonight? Surely you have some to see or that you did not know yet about John Cleese.

TOP 25:
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West
John Cleese as: Cat R. Waul (voice)
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Family, Western
Release: 1991
Some time after the Mousekewitz's have settled in America, they find that they are still having problems with the threat of cats. That makes them eager to try another home out in the west, where they are promised that mice and cats live in peace. Unfortunately, the one making this claim is an oily con artist named Cat R. Waul who is intent on his own sinister plan.

TOP 24:
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
John Cleese as: Prof. Waldman
Genre: Drama, Horror, Science Fiction, Romance
Release: 1994
Based on Mary Shelley's novel, "Frankenstein" tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a promising young doctor who, devastated by the death of his mother during childbirth, becomes obsessed with bringing the dead back to life. His experiments lead to the creation of a monster, which Frankenstein has put together with the remains of corpses. It's not long before Frankenstein regrets his actions.


TOP 23:
Clockwise
Clockwise
John Cleese as: Brian Stimpson
Genre: Comedy
Release: 1986
An uncompromising British school headmaster finds himself beset by one thing going wrong after another.

TOP 22:
A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman
A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman
John Cleese as: Various (voice)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Release: 2012
John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam pay tribute to their late Monty Python colleague Graham Chapman in this hilarious, 3-D animated adaptation of Chapman's brazenly fictionalized life story. (TIFF)
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Michael Palin movies?

TOP 21:
How to Irritate People
How to Irritate People
John Cleese as: Himself - Various
Genre: Comedy
Release: 1969
A pre-Monty Python mockumentary, written by and presented by John Cleese, that provides tips on learning how to really bug people.


TOP 20:
Time Bandits
Time Bandits
John Cleese as: Robin Hood
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Adventure, Comedy
Release: 1981
Young history buff Kevin can scarcely believe it when six dwarfs emerge from his closet one night. Former employees of the Supreme Being, they've purloined a map charting all of the holes in the fabric of time and are using it to steal treasures from different historical eras. Taking Kevin with them, they variously drop in on Napoleon, Robin Hood and King Agamemnon before the Supreme Being catches up with them.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Shelley Duvall movies?

TOP 19:
The Swan Princess
The Swan Princess
John Cleese as: Jean-Bob (voice)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Family, Adventure, Comedy
Release: 1994
The beautiful princess Odette is transformed into a swan by an evil sorcerer's spell. Held captive at an enchanted lake, she befriends Jean-Bob the frog, Speed the turtle and Puffin the bird. Despite their struggle to keep the princess safe, these good-natured creatures can do nothing about the sorcerer's spell, which can only be broken by a vow of everlasting love.

TOP 18:
Trolls
Trolls
John Cleese as: Roi Gristle (voice)
Genre: Family, Animation, Fantasy, Adventure, Comedy, Music
Release: 2016
Lovable and friendly, the trolls love to play around. But one day, a mysterious giant shows up to end the party. Poppy, the optimistic leader of the Trolls, and her polar opposite, Branch, must embark on an adventure that takes them far beyond the only world they鈥檝e ever known.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Jamie Dornan movies?


TOP 17:
The Great Muppet Caper
The Great Muppet Caper
John Cleese as: Neville
Genre: Family, Crime, Comedy, Mystery, Music
Release: 1981
Kermit and Fozzie are newspaper reporters sent to London to interview Lady Holiday, a wealthy fashion designer whose priceless diamond necklace is stolen. Kermit meets and falls in love with her secretary, Miss Piggy. The jewel thieves strike again, and this time frame Miss Piggy. It's up to Kermit and Muppets to bring the real culprits to justice.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Jack Warden movies?

TOP 16:
Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse
Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse
John Cleese as: Narrator (segment 'The Nutcracker')
Genre: Animation, Family, Comedy
Release: 2001
When a huge snowstorm leaves everyone stranded, Mickey and all of his guests at the House of Mouse, including Pooh, Belle, Snow White, Cinderella, Ariel and many more of his old and new friends, break out the cookies and hot chocolate to help Donald mend his tattered Christmas spirit.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Bill Farmer movies?

TOP 15:

Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh
John Cleese as: Narrator (voice)
Genre: Animation, Family
Release: 2011
During an ordinary day in Hundred Acre Wood, Winnie the Pooh sets out to find some honey. Misinterpreting a note from Christopher Robin, Owl convinces Pooh, Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Kanga, Roo, and Eeyore that their young friend has been captured by a creature named "Backson" and they set out to rescue him.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Tom Kenny movies?


TOP 14:

Mickey's House of Villains

Mickey's House of Villains
John Cleese as: Narrator (segment "Mickey's Mechanical House") (voice)
Genre: Family, Animation, Comedy
Release: 2002
The villains from the popular animated Disney films are gathered at the House of Mouse with plans to take over. Soon, the villains take over the house and kick out Mickey, Donald and Goofy. It's all up to Mickey and his friends to overthrow evil and return the House of Mouse to normal--or as close to normal as it gets.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Matt Frewer movies?

TOP 13:

Spud

Spud
John Cleese as: Mr. 'The Guv' Edly
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 2010
It's South Africa 1990. Two major events are about to happen: The release of Nelson Mandela and, more importantly, it's Spud Milton's first year at an elite boys only private boarding school. John Milton is a boy from an ordinary background who wins a scholarship to a private school in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. Surrounded by boys with nicknames like Gecko, Rambo, Rain Man and Mad Dog, Spud has his hands full trying to adapt to his new home. Along the way Spud takes his first tentative steps along the path to manhood. (The path it seems could be a rather long road). Spud is an only child. He is cursed with parents from well beyond the lunatic fringe and a senile granny. His dad is a fervent anti-communist who is paranoid that the family domestic worker is running a shebeen from her room at the back of the family home. His mom is a free spirit and a teenager's worst nightmare, whether it's shopping for Spud's underwear in the local supermarket

TOP 12:

Silverado

Silverado
John Cleese as: Sheriff John T. Langston
Genre: Western
Release: 1985
Four unwitting heroes cross paths on their journey to the sleepy town of Silverado. Little do they know the town where their family and friends reside has been taken over by a corrupt sheriff and a murderous posse. It's up to the sharp-shooting foursome to save the day, but first they have to break each other out of jail, and learn who their real friends are.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Scott Glenn movies?

TOP 11:

Shrek 2

Shrek 2
John Cleese as: King (voice)
Genre: Animation, Family, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure
Release: 2004
Shrek, Fiona and Donkey set off to Far, Far Away to meet Fiona's mother and father. But not everyone is happy. Shrek and the King find it hard to get along, and there's tension in the marriage. The fairy godmother discovers that Shrek has married Fiona instead of her Son Prince Charming and sets about destroying their marriage.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Julie Andrews movies?


TOP 10:

Monty Python Live (Mostly)

Monty Python Live (Mostly)
John Cleese as: Himself, others
Genre: Comedy
Release: 2014
Celebrate the last night of the Pythons on the big screen! - With John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones and Michael Palin.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Eddie Izzard movies?

TOP 9:

A Fish Called Wanda

A Fish Called Wanda
John Cleese as: Archie Leach
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Release: 1988
A diamond advocate is attempting to steal a collection of diamonds, yet troubles arise when he realizes that he is not the only one after the diamonds.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Stephen Fry movies?

TOP 8:

Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl

Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl
John Cleese as: Various Roles
Genre: Comedy
Release: 1982
Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl is a 1982 concert film in which the Monty Python team perform many of their greatest sketches at the Hollywood Bowl, including several pre-Python ones.

TOP 7:

And Now for Something Completely Different

And Now for Something Completely Different
John Cleese as: Announcer / Hungarian Citizen / self - Defence Teacher / Sir George Head / Policeman / Interviewer / Mr. Praline / Second General / Christopher Columbus / Mungo the Cook / Bank Robber / Accountant #2 (falling past the window) / Vocational Guidance Counselor / Vivian Smith Smythe Smith / Mountie / Town Guild Lady
Genre: Comedy
Release: 1971
A collection of Monty Python's Flying Circus skits from the first two seasons of their British TV series.

TOP 6:

The Meaning of Life

The Meaning of Life
John Cleese as: Diverse Rollen
Genre: Comedy
Release: 1983
Life's questions are 'answered' in a series of outrageous vignettes, beginning with a staid London insurance company which transforms before our eyes into a pirate ship. Then there's the National Health doctors who try to claim a healthy liver from a still-living donor. The world's most voracious glutton brings the art of vomiting to new heights before his spectacular demise.


TOP 5:

The Secret Life of Brian

The Secret Life of Brian
John Cleese as: Himself
Genre: Documentary
Release: 2007
A documentary about the making of the controversial Life of Brian and the surrounding accusations of blasphemy.

TOP 4:

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
John Cleese as: Nearly Headless Nick
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Release: 2002
Cars fly, trees fight back, and a mysterious house-elf comes to warn Harry Potter at the start of his second year at Hogwarts. Adventure and danger await when bloody writing on a wall announces: The Chamber Of Secrets Has Been Opened. To save Hogwarts will require all of Harry, Ron and Hermione鈥檚 magical abilities and courage.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Harry Melling movies?

TOP 3:

Life of Brian

Life of Brian
John Cleese as: Wise Man #1 / Reg / Jewish Official / First Centurion / Deadly Dirk / Arthur
Genre: Comedy
Release: 1979
Brian Cohen is an average young Jewish man, but through a series of ridiculous events, he gains a reputation as the Messiah. When he's not dodging his followers or being scolded by his shrill mother, the hapless Brian has to contend with the pompous Pontius Pilate and acronym-obsessed members of a separatist movement. Rife with Monty Python's signature absurdity, the tale finds Brian's life paralleling Biblical lore, albeit with many more laughs.

TOP 2:

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Monty Python and the Holy Grail
John Cleese as: Second Swallow-Savvy Guard / The Black Knight / Peasant 3 / Sir Launcelot the Brave / Taunting French Guard / Tim the Enchanter
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Release: 1975
King Arthur, accompanied by his squire, recruits his Knights of the Round Table, including Sir Bedevere the Wise, Sir Lancelot the Brave, Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-As-Sir-Lancelot and Sir Galahad the Pure. On the way, Arthur battles the Black Knight who, despite having had all his limbs chopped off, insists he can still fight. They reach Camelot, but Arthur decides not to enter, as "it is a silly place".

TOP 1:

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
John Cleese as: Nearly Headless Nick (Sir Nicolas)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Release: 2001
Harry Potter has lived under the stairs at his aunt and uncle's house his whole life. But on his 11th birthday, he learns he's a powerful wizard -- with a place waiting for him at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As he learns to harness his newfound powers with the help of the school's kindly headmaster, Harry uncovers the truth about his parents' deaths -- and about the villain who's to blame.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Fiona Shaw movies?



If you like the best John Cleese movies, then you will also like the best Michael Palin movies, where many of their films coincide.