10. Tideland – A little girl hangs out in a wasteland with a dead Jeff Bridges and a dead Jennifer Tilly. It’s as exciting as it sounds.
9. Brothers Grimm – Hollywood got their hands on Mr. Gilliam and we all lost out. The few cool moments are in short supply.
8. The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus – A return to form? Kind of. As with most of his productions, this was plagued by some serious production problems (namely, Heath Ledger’s death). Some cool moments and a nice rewrite helped.
7. Jabberwocky – His first feature. It is rough and only hints at his future, but this is a logical step between Monty Python and his other features.
6. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen – An underrated gem that was an epic flop but is actually quite good.
5. Time Bandits – Most of you haven’t seen this one, have you? It’s another fantastically underrated entry. Time travel + thieving dwarves = something that most kids and many adults can enjoy together.
4. 12 Monkeys – More time travel and a plague! This is a bit of a weird one, but it’s a topsy-turvy ride.
3. Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas – I didn’t like this movie the first time I saw it. After acquainting myself more with Hunter S. Thompson, I revisited it and loved it. I still love it. Don’t do drugs.
2. The Fisher King - Jeff Bridges and Robin Williams at the height of their powers. More than a trippy good time, this is an emotionally-engaging story that a lot of people overlook.
1. Brazil – Not just my favorite Gilliam flick, but one of my all-time favorite movies. A futuristic dystopia that is overtaken by bureaucracy and an overbearing government. A daydreaming low-level clerk benevolently threatens to tear it all down. Weird visuals and cinematic exaggeration makes perfect sense here and is allowed to thrive.