Best Movies of John Candy

Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)

Aggregate Rating: 166 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 72 | Earnings: $49.23M

A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving with an obnoxious slob of a shower curtain ring salesman as his only companion.


The Blues Brothers (1980)

Aggregate Rating: 156 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 60 | Earnings: $54.20M

Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised.


Spaceballs (1987)

Aggregate Rating: 144 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 46 | Earnings: $38.12M

Planet Spaceballs' President Skroob sends Lord Dark Helmet to steal planet Druidia's abundant supply of air to replenish their own, and only Lone Starr can stop them.


Stripes (1981)

Aggregate Rating: 144 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 68 | Earnings: $85.30M

Two friends who are dissatisfied with their jobs decide to join the army for a bit of fun.


Splash (1984)

Aggregate Rating: 142 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 71 | Earnings: $69.80M

A young man is reunited with a mermaid who saves him from drowning as a boy and falls in love not knowing who/what she is.


Cool Runnings (1993)

Aggregate Rating: 137 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 60 | Earnings: $68.86M

When a Jamaican sprinter is disqualified from the Olympic Games, he enlists the help of a dishonored coach to start the first Jamaican Bobsled Team.


Uncle Buck (1989)

Aggregate Rating: 133 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 51 | Earnings: $66.76M

Bachelor and all round slob, Buck, babysits his brother's rebellious teenage daughter and her cute younger brother and sister.


Summer Rental (1985)

Aggregate Rating: 101 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 38 | Earnings: null

An overworked air-traffic controller takes his family on a beach vacation but is soon beset by series of mishaps.


The Rescuers Down Under (1990)

Aggregate Rating: 73 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $27.93M

Lead Role: Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, John Candy, Tristan Rogers, | Director:

The R.A.S. agents, Miss Bianca and Bernard, race to Australia to save a boy and a rare golden eagle from a murderous poacher.


The Great Outdoors (1988)

Aggregate Rating: 71 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $41.46M

A Chicago man's hope for a peaceful family vacation in the woods is shattered when the annoying in-laws drop in.


Heavy Metal (1981)

Aggregate Rating: 71 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A glowing green orb - which embodies ultimate evil - terrorizes a young girl with an anthology of bizarre and fantastic stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror.


Brewster's Millions (1985)

Aggregate Rating: 69 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $38.80M

A minor-league baseball player has to spend $30,000,000 in thirty days in order to inherit $300,000,000. However, he's not allowed to tell anyone about the deal.


Only the Lonely (1991)

Aggregate Rating: 64 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $21.83M

A Chicago cop must balance loyalty to his overbearing mother and a relationship with a shy funeral home worker.


Canadian Bacon (1995)

Aggregate Rating: 60 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $0.18M

The U.S. President, low in the opinion polls, gets talked into raising his popularity by trying to start a cold war against Canada.


Who's Harry Crumb? (1989)

Aggregate Rating: 60 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $10.98M

Harry Crumb is a bumbling and inept private investigator who is hired to solve the kidnapping of a young heiress which he's not expected to solve because his employer is the mastermind behind the kidnapping.


Once Upon a Crime... (1992)

Aggregate Rating: 58 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $8.70M

Phoebe and fellow American Julian Peters meet in Rome, find a lost dog, and agree to return it to Monte Carlo to split the five thousand dollar reward. Discovering the dog's owner dead, ...


Delirious (1991)

Aggregate Rating: 58 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $5.55M

A soap opera writer gets hit on the head and wakes up as a character in his own show.


Armed and Dangerous (1986)

Aggregate Rating: 57 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $15.95M

A fired cop and useless lawyer sign up as security guards and find they've joined a corrupt union.


Volunteers (1985)

Aggregate Rating: 55 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Lawrence is a rich kid with a bad accent and a large debt. After his father refuses to help him out, Lawrence escapes his angry debtors by jumping on a Peace Corp flight to Southeast Asia, ...


Going Berserk (1983)

Aggregate Rating: 53 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A drummer/chauffeur engaged to a congressman's daughter encounters a sleazy film director, the leader of an aerobics cult, and other crazed characters during the days leading up to his wedding.



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