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Monty Python and the Holy Grail

monty-python-and-the-holy-grailMonth Python and the Holy Grail is the Holy Grail of jokes that are much better than my stupid puns. So, if you are looking for a top comedy movie to watch, let’s go with a classic tonight! Monty Python and the Holy Grail is awesome, and it stands the test of time. This is one of those top comedies that is funny on so many levels, so if you want to think, it’s perfect, and if you don’t want to think- well it’s perfect to. Just so you know – there was no PG13 when this movie was made. It would probably be considered PG13 at this point. For that reason, I have included it in both PG13 and PG categories.

Basically, you have Arthur, King of the Britons, off on a quest for the Holy Grail with an odd accompaniment of strange knights who end up in plenty of bizarre, ridiculous, and otherwise comical situations with a surreal cast of characters. There’s quite a few parodies of historical realities such as serious events like the black plague and witch hunts, and also a great scene where Arthur gets the legitimacy of his reign questioned by a peasant. Perfect for Poli Sci and history majors, or anyone with a passing knowledge of history and politics. And even if you don’t really care about politics or history, it’s still funny. That’s the beauty of this film- it’s great on all levels, and the more levels you understand, the richer the experience you get, but it’s still hilarious even if you are only half paying attention. You also get to witness the famed Black Knight, who receives a flesh wound (this will make sense once you watch the movie). After this movie, you will realize just how many times people quoted it without you knowing. Congratulations, you will finally be in the loop, and you get to speak in a British accent and quote this movie just like everyone else 🙂 There are sooo many reasons that this amazing film makes it on the list of my top comedies.

If you like Monty Python, you will like the Holy Grail. If you don’t like Monty Python, then go dunk your head in lukewarm clarified butter and leave this movie to the rest of us. If you haven’t seen any Monty Python, then feel ashamed and watch this movie immediately.

The humour in Monty Python sketches is not for everyone, and this holds as true as ever in the Holy Grail. If you like satire, black humour and dry wit, then Monty Python is for you. Also, if you like killer rabbits, then you won’t be disappointed. If you are looking for top comedies, and you are feeling like a smart and funny comedy, with a bizarre sense of humour that will make you think, then Monty Python and the Holy Grail definitely on the list of top comedies for you!

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