It has been about ten years at least since I last saw "Life of Brian" so I will have to do it again. I remember seeing it with a group of my fellow Mormon missionaries on our day off to relax and do chores! I don't recall it being blasphemous, just irreverant.
I have never seen "Name of the Rose" with Sean Connery. I have always meant to but never get around to it. I must make amends.
For those of you who love a good historical mystery I recommend the "Brother Cadfael" series. This is topnotch television viewing with the title role played by the very gifted actor Derek Jocobi. Brother Cadfael is a monk and former crusader who uses critical thinking to solve crimes and murders during the medeival age. He is a man out of time in a sense.