Features John Cleese, cowritten by Cleese and Graham Chapman
The Magic Christian
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(1969) Starring:Richard Attenborough, Peter Sellers, Laurence Harvey Director:Joseph McGrath Certificate: Watch now: Included in all packages with LOVEFiLM Instant Run time: 88 minutes
In this zany British comedy a hobo is adopted by the world's richest man. He teaches him about the family business which is to prey on people's greed. They turn everything into lurid displays of bad manners and profiteering. Things climax at the inaugural voyage of his new cruiser The Magic Christian.
Uncredited, John Cleese and Graham Chapman contributed to this pre-Python script
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(1972) Starring:James Booth, Richard Briers, Julie Ege Director:Jim Clark Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable Run time: 89 minutes
In this British spy spoof, written by two of the Monty Python team, an inept detective is caught up in a nerve gas scam that involves a frustrated Swedish wife, an Arab sheik and a team of Japanese spies.
Spike Milligan's Goon Show would be the chief comedic influence of all the pythons, and Spike would eventually cameo in Monty Python's Life of Brian.
Down Among the Z Men(1952) Starring:Graham Sta, Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan Director:MacLean Rogers Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
The one and only film outing for the stars of the groundbreaking 1950's radio comedy series 'The Goon Show'. During World War II a gang of dodgy criminals arrive in a small town with the aim to poach a professor's secret atomic formula. Zany antics and madcap tomfoolery ensue as the troupe attempt ..read more »
(2000) Starring:Ron Cook, Tim McInnerny, Glenn Close Director:Kevin Lima Certificate: Watch now: Included in all packages with LOVEFiLM Instant
Freshly-released from prison, the infamous dog-botherer Cruella DeVil (Glenn Close) is apparently a reformed woman. So much so in fact, that she now owns her own dog shelter. But of course, it's not long before she's up to her old tricks, enlisting the help of Parisian designer Le Pelt (Gerard ..read more »
(2008) Starring:John Cusack, Steve Buscemi, John Cleese Director:Anthony Leondis Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
In a land of mad scientists and diabolical inventions, what do you do when you're born with a hunch on your back? You become an Igor.
A twist on the classic monster movie, that tells the story of one Igor-who's sick of being a lowly lab assistant with a 'Yes Master's' degree-and dreams of becoming ..read more »
features child actor John Howard-Davies who would go on to direct Monty Python's Flying Circus!
(1948) Starring:Anthony Newley, Kay Walsh, Francis Sullivan Director:David Lean Certificate: Watch now: Included in all packages with LOVEFiLM Instant
The second of director David Lean's adaptations of a Charles Dickens novel (Great Expectations (1946) was the first), Oliver Twist expertly boils down an enormous novel to a little less than two hours' screen time. The film begins with baby Oliver left on the doorstep of an orphanage/workhouse by ..read more »
Help! I'm a Fish
(2000) Starring:Terry Jones, Alan Rickman, Nis Bank-Mikkelsen Director:Michael Hegner, Stefan Fjeldmark Certificate: Watch now: Included in all packages with LOVEFiLM Instant
Three kids are accidentally sent on the underwater adventure of a lifetime in this animated story for the whole family. Five-year-old Stella and her 13-year-old brother Fly are dropped off to spend the afternoon with their Aunt Anna and her son, an overweight computer geek named Chuck. Fry, Stella, ..read more »