MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL VOTED BEST BRITISH FILM OF ALL TIME
by Hans ten Cate
Sunday, 22 February 2004

Monty Python and The Holy Grail has been voted Britain's favorite British film of all time. The survey results, collected from 7,000 British film fans by the UK branch of Amazon.com and the Internet Movie Database, were released on February 12, to coincide with the BAFTA Awards the following Sunday.

Monty Python's Life of Brian, traditionally recognized as Britain's favorite Python film, made the list as well, but ended up at #7 in the survey.

Holy Grail took a quarter of the votes and came way ahead of box office smash Four Weddings And A Funeral and Oscar winners Chariots Of Fire and Shakespeare In Love.

The final poll results were:

    • 1 Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
    • 2 A Clockwork Orange (1971)
    • 3 Trainspotting (1996)
    • 4 Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
    • 5 The Third Man (1949)
    • 6 Shakespeare In Love (1998)
    • 7 Monty Python’s Life Of Brian (1979)
    • 8 The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957)
    • 9 Sense and Sensibility (1995)
    • 10 Love Actually (2003)
    • 11 Goldfinger (1964)
    • 12 Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
    • 13 The Full Monty (1997)
    • 14 Elizabeth (1998)
    • 15 The Italian Job (1969)
    • 16 The English Patient (1996)
    • 17 Doctor Zhivago (1965)
    • 18 Gandhi (1982)
    • 19 Chariots of Fire (1981)
    • 20 Withnail And I (1987)

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