It is difficult to choose which among all motion pictures may be categorized as the “Best Movies of All Time.” For one, there are really numerous movies made that may be described as the best. Two, there are several classifications or genres of motion pictures, and under each genre, there are already numerous movies that may be considered the best. There are several organizations or publications that have been determining which motion pictures may be considered the best ever. This is based on the results of various surveys or vote stacking conducted. While it is difficult to name the movies that are considered to be the greatest ever especially if such movies come from different genres or classification, let us focus on one genre only. Let’s take a look at three comedy films that have always been considered as the “Best Movies of All Time.”
“Monty Python and the Holy Grail” is one of the best movies of all time. It was released in 1975, directed by Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam, produced by Michael White and Mark Forstater, and written and performed by Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, John Cleese, and Graham Chapman. “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” was actually inspired by the television program “Monty Python’s Flying Circus.” The television series was such a hit which made its actors decide to come up with a movie. Such decision was made while they were resting after the series’ third season.
“Monty Python’s Life of Brian” is another film considered as one of the best movies of all time. This was, of course, the next project of Jones, Gilliam, Palin, Idle, Cleese and Chapman after the “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” Produced by John Goldstone and released in 1979, “Monty Python’s Life of Brian” is about a Jew named Brian Cohen who lived during Jesus Christ’s time. The funny thing is that Cohen was mistakenly recognized as the Messiah.
In 1978, the comedy film “National Lampoon’s Animal House” was released. Up until now, such comedy film is considered as one of the best movies of all time. Directed by John Landis, produced by Matty Simmons and Ivan Reitman, and written by Harold Ramis, Douglas Kenney and Chris Miller, the actors in the “National Lampoon’s Animal House” include Donald Sutherland, Cesare Danova, Thomas Hulce, Verna Bloom, John Vernon, Tim Matheson, and John Belushi. The gist of this comedy film evolves around a group of fraternity boys who always get into fights and become a challenge for their school administrators.
These are only three of the best comedy movies of all time. To add a couple of best films, “Some Like It Hot,” starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, and “City Lights,” starring Charlie Chaplin may also be considered as two of the best comedy movies of all time.