Monty Python and the Holy Grail, which is available now on Netflix, was created long before The Lord of the Rings was adapted; before Legend, Ladyhawke, The Dark Crystal, or Highlander; and after that, it's all about heroes, and it's about rabbits. The characters, from the start, are flawless, classic, and funny.
Before Game of Thrones was released on HBO, before Peter Jackson adapted The Lord of the Rings; before Legend, Ladyhawke, The Dark Crystal, or Labyrinth, there was a simple tale of heroism, sacrifice, and the battle against the evil forces; and it was also about rabbits. It would teach generations of fans the meaning of courage, the utility of the term flesh wound, and the dangers of shrubbery, and how easily crew members working on important motion pictures can be fired.
If you know anything about Monty Python's Flying Circus comedy style, you may understand why the idea of describing the plot of Monty Python and the Holy Grail as it appears on Netflix is a bit of a stretch, not necessarily so much as it would be useless. In this film, King Arthur and Sir Bedevere do not torture a woman by yelling the word Ni because of aspects of an earlier act.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail, a Netflix subscription, takes place in the 10th century, with the legendary King Arthur leading his roundtable of knights on a quest to discover the Holy Grail (which later would be discovered by Indiana Jones and promptly dropped in a hole, which seems a waste in retrospect). After meeting some people with a terminal case of denial and a disturbingly high threshold for suffering, Arthur and Patsy finally begin assembling knights to join them on their quest.
Arthur and his knights face cow-flinging Frenchmen, three-headed brutes, and rather unpleasant wedding ceremonies, during which Sir Lancelot is forced to stop killing anyone he sees for more than a few minutes. There is also a whole tower full of randy maidens, and a rabbit who might rip Marvels Wolverine a new Logan hole and be able to beat the snot out of Thanos without needing a break in between.
Every second of Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a favorite of some, from beginning to end. From Sir Bedevere sifting through a plague-ridden town and yelling to bring out your dead, everyone is utterly quotable. Come see the system or Im not dead yet! or There are some who call me Tim or I fart in your general direction or I fart in your general direction (yay) or There is so much happiness in the movie.