For centuries people have been discussing the Arthurian legend. The main source of information of the "real" legend is from Malory's Le Morte D"Arthur. This mythical legend has brought upon movies, television shows, and books. Several movies have been produced that are based upon the Arthurian legend. All of these movies have their similarities and differences to Malory's Le Morte D"Arthur. An example of a movie based upon the Arthurian legend is Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Although this movie is particularly entertaining, the plot vaguely adheres to Malory's Le Morte D"Arthur. .
From the directors Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones is the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. This film is a classic comedy filled with minor facts from the Arthurian legend. The movie opens up with five minutes of random credits from the making of the movie. The plot starts off with King Arthur riding around the countryside gathering knights to join him in the search for the Holy Grail. Sadly Arthur does not encounter widespread support. Peasants argue that his kingship is the result of a subjective and unfair method of choosing a ruler and that he's overpowering them. Other people he encounters doubt his authenticity. After many tough conflicts throughout his journey he finally gathers supporters. His company includes, Sir Launcelot, Sir Galahad, Sir Bedevere, and Sir Robin. The men go on to battling killer-rabbits, three headed knights, black beasts, the infamous knights of Ni and many more perilous creatures and tasks. The five men decide to split up and search for the Holy Grail. However, each of them faces tough and obscure obstacles along the way. Sir Launcelot slaughters a group of wedding guests, Sir Galahad falls into the control of a horde sex-starved women, and Sir Robin flees danger while his companions sing of his fearfulness. The movie abruptly comes to an end before the men are able to attack the castle and capture the Holy Grail.