Best Movies of Terry Gilliam

Twelve Monkeys (1995)

Aggregate Rating: 198 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 74 | Earnings: $56.88M

In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.


Brazil (1985)

Aggregate Rating: 188 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 88 | Earnings: $9.93M

A bureaucrat, in a retro-future world, tries to correct an administrative error, and becomes an enemy of the state.


Time Bandits (1981)

Aggregate Rating: 156 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 79 | Earnings: $42.37M

A young boy accidentally joins a band of time travelling dwarves, as they jump from era to era looking for treasure to steal.


The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)

Aggregate Rating: 148 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 69 | Earnings: $8.08M

An account of Baron Munchausen's supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits.


The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)

Aggregate Rating: 146 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 65 | Earnings: $7.69M

A traveling theater company gives its audience much more than they were expecting.


The Fisher King (1991)

Aggregate Rating: 144 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 61 | Earnings: $41.90M

A former radio DJ, suicidally despondent because of a terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was an unwitting victim of that mistake.


Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

Aggregate Rating: 141 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 41 | Earnings: $10.56M

An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades.


The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018)

Aggregate Rating: 125 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 56 | Earnings: null

Toby, a disillusioned advertising executive, becomes pulled into a world of time jumping fantasy when a Spanish cobbler believes him to be Sancho Panza. He gradually becomes unable to tell dreams from reality.


Jabberwocky (1977)

Aggregate Rating: 124 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 61 | Earnings: null

A young peasant, with no interest in adventure or fortune, is mistaken as the kingdom's only hope when a horrible monster threatens the countryside.


The Brothers Grimm (2005)

Aggregate Rating: 120 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 51 | Earnings: $37.90M

Will and Jake Grimm are traveling con-artists who encounter a genuine fairy-tale curse which requires true courage instead of their usual bogus exorcisms.


The Zero Theorem (2013)

Aggregate Rating: 115 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 50 | Earnings: $0.22M

A hugely talented but socially isolated computer operator is tasked by Management to prove the Zero Theorem: that the universe ends as nothing, rendering life meaningless. But meaning is what he already craves.


Tideland (2005)

Aggregate Rating: 94 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 26 | Earnings: $0.06M

Because of the actions of her irresponsible parents, a young girl is left alone on a decrepit country estate and survives inside her fantastic imagination.