The Movie: The Monty Python team takes on organised religion, from the Judean People's Front to the People's Front of Judea.
The Risk: The Pythons took great pains to show that Brian explicitly wasn't Jesus - indeed, that's the whole point - but would Christian pressure groups get the gag?
Did It Pay Off?: Thirty-nine UK local authorities banned the film, while John Cleese and Michael Palin had to take to the airwaves to plead their case. Still, the dissenters couldn't dent the reputation of one of cinema's greatest comedies.