Best Michael Palin movies

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Best Michael Palin movies
Today we present the best Michael Palin movies. If you are a great movie fan, you will surely know most of them, but we hope to discover a movie that you have not yet seen ... and that you love! Let's go there with the best movies from Michael Palin:

TOP 20:
The Wind in the Willows
The Wind in the Willows
Michael Palin as: The Sun
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Family
Release: 1996
Jailed for his reckless driving, rambunctious Mr. Toad has to escape from prison when his beloved Toad Hall comes under threat from the wily weasels, who plan to build a dog food factory on the very meadow sold to them by Toad himself. This fantastic roller-coaster ride of hilarious adventures was both written and directed by Terry Jones, who also plays the central role of Mr. Toad. Alongside three former Pythons are a gallery of well-known faces all bringing wit and wonder to a feast of colourful characters. An absolutely charming film to delight children and adults alike, The Wind in the Willows is a perfect updating of Kenneth Grahame’s well-loved children’s classic.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Bernard Hill movies?

TOP 19:
Absolutely Anything
Absolutely Anything
Michael Palin as: Kindly Alien (voice)
Genre: Comedy, Science Fiction
Release: 2015
Eccentric aliens give a man the power to do anything he wants to determine if Earth is worth saving.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Joanna Lumley movies?


TOP 18:
Jabberwocky
Jabberwocky
Michael Palin as: Dennis Cooper
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Release: 1977
A medieval tale with Pythonesque humour: After the death of his father the young Dennis Cooper goes to town where he has to pass several adventures. The town and the whole kingdom is threatened by a terrible monster called 'Jabberwocky'. Will Dennis make his fortune? Is anyone brave enough to defeat the monster?

TOP 17:
Fierce Creatures
Fierce Creatures
Michael Palin as: Adrian 'Bugsy' Malone
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Release: 1997
Ex-policeman Rollo Lee is sent to run Marwood Zoo, the newly acquired business of a New Zealand tycoon. In order to meet high profit targets and keep the zoo open, Rollo enforces a new 'fierce creatures' policy, whereby only the most impressive and dangerous animals are allowed to remain in the zoo. However, the keepers are less enthusiastic about complying with these demands.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Jack Davenport movies?

TOP 16:
Time Bandits
Time Bandits
Michael Palin as: Vincent
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 John Cleese movies?


TOP 15:

How to Irritate People

How to Irritate People
Michael Palin as: 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 14:

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
Michael Palin 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 Stephen Fry movies?

TOP 13:

Arthur Christmas

Arthur Christmas
Michael Palin as: Ernie Clicker (voice)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family
Release: 2011
Each Christmas, Santa and his vast army of highly trained elves produce gifts and distribute them around the world in one night. However, when one of 600 million children to receive a gift from Santa on Christmas Eve is missed, it is deemed ‘acceptable’ to all but one—Arthur. Arthur Claus is Santa’s misfit son who executes an unauthorised rookie mission to get the last present half way around the globe before dawn on Christmas morning.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Hugh Laurie movies?


TOP 12:

The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash

The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash
Michael Palin as: Eric Manchester
Genre: Comedy, Music
Release: 1978
The story of the rise and fall of the Pre-Fab Four.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Dan Aykroyd movies?

TOP 11:

The Death of Stalin

The Death of Stalin
Michael Palin as: Vyacheslav Molotov
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Release: 2017
When tyrannical dictator Josef Stalin dies in 1953, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to become the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweebish Georgy Malenkov, the wily Nikita Khrushchev and Lavrenti Beria, the sadistic secret police chief.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Jonathan Aris movies?

TOP 10:

The Crimson Permanent Assurance

The Crimson Permanent Assurance
Michael Palin as: Workman
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Release: 1983
A group of down-and-out accountants mutiny against their bosses and sail their office building onto the high seas in search of a pirate's life.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Matt Frewer movies?


TOP 9:

Monty Python Live (Mostly)

Monty Python Live (Mostly)
Michael Palin 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 8:

Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl

Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl
Michael Palin 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:

A Fish Called Wanda

A Fish Called Wanda
Michael Palin as: Ken Pile
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.

TOP 6:

And Now for Something Completely Different

And Now for Something Completely Different
Michael Palin as: Gumby / Man with tape recorder / Phrasebook Author / Arthur Pewtey / Second self - defence student / Second Tenant / Lost His Wallet / Shrill Petrol Announcer / Milkman / Ernest Scribbler / Pet shop employee / Lumberjack / Headwaiter Gilberto / Herbert Anchovy / Blackmail Presenter / Gervais Brookhamster / 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 5:

The Meaning of Life

The Meaning of Life
Michael Palin 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 4:

The Secret Life of Brian

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

TOP 3:

Brazil

Brazil
Michael Palin as: Jack Lint
Genre: Comedy, Science Fiction
Release: 1985
Low-level bureaucrat Sam Lowry escapes the monotony of his day-to-day life through a recurring daydream of himself as a virtuous hero saving a beautiful damsel. Investigating a case that led to the wrongful arrest and eventual death of an innocent man instead of wanted terrorist Harry Tuttle, he meets the woman from his daydream, and in trying to help her gets caught in a web of mistaken identities, mindless bureaucracy and lies.

TOP 2:

Life of Brian

Life of Brian
Michael Palin as: Wise Man #3 / Mr. Big Nose / Francis / Mrs. A / Ex-Leper / Announcer / Ben / Pontius Pilate / Boring Prophet / Eddie / Shoe Follower / Nisus Wettus
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 1:

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Michael Palin as: First Swallow-Savvy Guard / Dennis / Peasant 2 / Right Head / Sir Galahad the Pure / Narrator / King of Swamp Castle / Brother Maynard's Brother / Leader of The Knights Who Say NI!
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".



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