A series of knockabout comedy films made in England and aimed at parochial audiences, but which gathered a worldwide cult following among Anglophile comedy fans. Thirty films were made between 1958 and 1978 (1992's 'Carry On Columbus' was a misguided attempt at reviving the brand for a modern audience, and is best forgotten) and featured a core cast of regulars, including Sidney James, Charles Hawtrey, Kenneth Connor, Kenneth Williams, Bernard Bresslaw and Peter Butterworth. The best series instalments are generally thought to be Carry On Cleo, Carry On Camping, Carry On Up the Khyber and Carry On At Your Convenience, whilst the worst are usually cited (not without good reason) as Carry On Jack, Carry On England and Carry On Emmannuelle. The series lives on through DVD releases, edited compilations and a strong internet presence.
"I'll take any of the Carry On films over the Austin Powers series"