3. MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL (1975)
Director: Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones
James Gunn says: Monty Python And The Holy Grail is a hugely important movie to me. I remember watching it for the first time on cable, when I was about 13 years old. I remember seeing the scene when the Black Knight is getting his limbs cut off, and I laughed so hard. And then the scene with the killer rabbit. I laughed so hard during those scenes, I don’t think I ever laughed harder in my life before then or since.
It’s just an all-out hilarious movie from moment to moment. And in a lot of ways, it really was the first real slapstick gore film. Movies like The Toxic Avenger later one-upped it or at least tried to do so.
I like their other movies, too. Life Of Brian is hilarious, and I probably would have put that on this list, too, but I decided to just give Monty Python one pick.