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Monty Python and the Holy Grail

4. Monty Python and the Holy Grail

After films like Ran and Taxi Driver, you might not enjoy this one as humor is very subjective. However because I want to keep my list personal I chose my 4th favorite a film that makes me laugh the biggest and most often.

I consider Monty Python and the Holy Grail to be a comedic masterpiece, no actually; more like a bible. All sorts of jokes, puns, fourth wall breaks, and comedic situations that are still being used today- are found in a short 90 minutes or so and are executed perfectly.

The jokes are the punchline of the film but if you just look at the very basic premise you get the answer of why it helplessly makes you laugh. It's the story of the 'brave' men of Camelot, lead by King Arthur, on the search for the legendary Holy Grail. Now if these men were proper knights you would consider their quest as something serious, but that's not their case. When they walk they prance sort of like hyper little girls and speak in a ridiculous fashion. Just the sight of them make you spit out whatever you're drinking.

Because of this basic ridiculous premise it gives the film an excuse to do anything crazy. Now this is the tricky part about possibility- you can either fail at a restaurant, for example by choosing a bad soup or score with a nice salad. Or choose nothing. Or be wacky and creative and ask something crazy and totally out of mind. In my opinion, Monty Python and the Holy Grail does all four, and all in a totally hilarious way. Some jokes and situations make you want to facepalm- but the execution of them is so great it's funny. The 'so-bad-it's-so-good' I love. The good stuff and creative and crazy stuff is really good. The killer bunny, the cartoon drawer dying, 'only a flesh wound' and many more are pure gold. Lastly, sometimes the film does nothing and lets the film take a run on itself. Strangely, it works, because everything around is backed up by good writing, performances, and the humor.

I want to see all my favorites in a theater one day, but for a reason I want to avoid seeing Monty Python and the Holy Grail on a big screen. That's because I'll probably howl and laugh non-stop, shout famous quotes out loud with all the power my lungs possesses. Probably I will either die of a exhausted lung or get kicked out. Shows how much I love it.