The Monty Python back catalogue is now on Netflix.
All of their movies plus documentary series and live specials are available for you to watch right now. There is so much there is hard to know where to start so here’s a but about each before you dive in and become part of the troupe.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Grail, encountering many very silly obstacles.
Monty Python’s Flying Circus
The entire original BBC series of Monty Python’s Flying Circus is also available to watch. 45 Episodes in total!
In the Flying Circus brainy members of the Python troupe present sketches from the absurd to the obscure, and milk humour out of anything they come across. Just mention the “Dead Parrot” sketch, the “Ministry of Funny Walks” or “Spam,” and you’ll get a chorus of Python fans chiming in with the best lines.
Monty Python: Before the flying circus
Discover the road to Monty Python in this entertaining documentary, including interviews as well as home movies, photos and rare recordings from the early years.
Life Of Brian
It used to be banned in Ireland and now you can easily stream it on Netflix! Who of you follows the shoe? Is that the messiah himself Spike Milligan at the very end?
Monty Python: The Meaning of Live
Monty Python: The Meaning of Live is a 2014 British documentary telefilm, directed by Roger Graef and James Rogan, about a 10-day series of live performances at London’s O₂ stadium.
Monty Python’s Personal Best
A showcase featuring the members of the original Monty Python troupe. This was a mini-series of 6 one hour episodes broadcast in 2006.
Monty Python’s Best Bits (Mostly)
The Monty Python comedy troupe has a long history, dating back to 1969. Throughout the decades, the troupe has gained a loyal following of millions of fans, including a number of famous Python fans. This program features some of comedy’s biggest names – who also happen to be some of the group’s celebrity fans – who talk about how the legendary group influenced their careers and changed comedy. Steve Coogan, Mike Myers and Stephen Fry are some of the celebrities who share their love of Monty Python. The five-part series also features some fan-favorite Python sketches, including the popular dead parrot sketch, and explains how they influenced other writers and performers.
Monty Python: Almost the Truth
This is another 6 part series televised in 2009. Interviews with John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin, plus archival footage of the late Graham Chapman, highlight a 40-year retrospective of the world-famous comedy troupe. The docu-series also includes never-before-seen Python material plus interviews with many of their celebrity fans.
Monty Python’s Fliegender Zirkus
A two-part miniseries created by the Pythons for the German market, filmed in Bavaria and with the Pythons speaking in German.
Monty Python Conquers America
Follow the evolution of Monty Python from its beginnings as a wacky British sketch comedy troupe to its current standing as a global phenomenon that redefined humour and shaped an entire generation of American comics. Judd Apatow, Hank Azaria, David Hyde Pierce and other performers share their favourite Python moments and explain how the group inspired them to push the boundaries of entertainment.
This catalogue also includesEric Idle’s 2012 film:What About Dick?
This features Russell Brand, Billy Connolly, Tim Curry, Eddie Izzard and Jane Leeves.
Parrot Sketch Not Included – 20 Years of Monty Python
Parrot Sketch Not Included was a tribute special to the Monty Python comedy group, put together to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the debut of the group’s television series, Monty Python’s Flying Circus. This was first broadcast in 1989. Here is that Parrot sketch below though:
There is also a lot of live shows available. These include:
Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl
New and classic sketches and songs by the British comedy troupe are performed at the Hollywood Bowl. Two short films from the 1972 special “Monty Python’s Fliegender Zirkus” are also added. The series of sketches and songs parodies such mundane subjects as musical numbers, fairy tales, philosophers, conversations and masculinity. Performances include “The Last Supper,” “Silly Olympics,” “Bishop on the Landing,” “The Lumberjack Song” and “Four Yorkshiremen.”
Monty Python Live At Aspen
Monty Python Live at Aspen was a reunion show featuring the surviving members of the Monty Python team: John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin, appearing on stage together for the first time since their Hollywood Bowl shows in 1980. This episode aired in 1998.
Monty Python Live (Mostly): One Down, Five to Go
Live from London in a sold-out final show in 2014, surviving members of the British comedy troupe reprise old roles and break out in irreverent song and dance.