My Favorite Terry Gilliam Films

* * * * (Out of * * * *)

1.   Brazil (1985) 

2.   Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

3.   Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
(co-directed with Terry Jones)

4.   12 Monkeys (1995)

5.   Time Bandits (1981)

6.   The Fisher King (1991)

7.   The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)

* * * * (Out of * * * *) (Short Cinema)

1.   The Crimson Permanent Assurance (1983)
(Played before Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life)

2.   Miracle of Flight (1974)
(Animation)
(I watched it on youtube)

3.   Story Time (1979)
(Animation)

* * * 1/2 (Out of * * * *)

1.   The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018)

2.   The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)

6 thoughts on “My Favorite Terry Gilliam Films

  1. The Fisher King unfortunately seems to have become forgotten. I don’t know why because it’s the sort of film that people see and it makes them feel happy without insulting their intelligence. The script is vibrant, Jeff Bridges and Robin Williams are excellent and it is completely satisfying. It’s an underrated gem of the nineties.

  2. I wholeheartedly agree 🙂 Speaking of Terry Gilliam, Alex Cox introduced two of his films on Moviedrome back in the day. The titles were Jabberwocky and Brazil. Then again, you already knew that though 🙂 Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂

  3. I’ve never seen Jabberwocky although the cast sounds fascinating. Rodney Bewes, Harry H. Corbett and John le Mesurier were huge stars of British television comedy in their day

  4. Terry Gilliam films are not my cup of tea, nor is Monty Python. I’m not arguing against the relevance or worthiness of his films, it’s just Gilliam’s sense of humor and of drama is so starkly different from my own.
    That said, I enjoyed 12 Monkeys and The Fisher King, the former more than the latter. To me Gilliam is a lot like Tim Burton. He is completely devoted to his vision, which is strangely and uniquely peripheral and surreal. The conventional motifs that normally serve as undertones are brought to the forefront in his films and as a result, to me, his films come across to disjointed and scrambled.

  5. The only difference between Tim Burton and Terry Gilliam is that the latter is a much better and more interesting filmmaker than the former. This is not to bash Burton, but Gilliam fascinates us in ways that one can’t really put their finger on, but you notice it when you watch one of Gilliam’s films. Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂

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