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Best John Candy Movies

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List of the best John Candy movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. John Candy honed his comedy skills at Second City before starring in such films as The Great Outdoors and Uncle Buck. John Candy's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top John Candy movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated John Candy movies will be at the top of the list. John Candy has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest John Candy movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining John Candy films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best John Candy role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest John Candy performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

The list you're viewing contains films like Planes, Trains and Automobiles and Stripes.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best John Candy movies?" and "What are the greatest John Candy roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Candy's hilarious humor, you might also enjoy our list of best Steve Martin movies and best Dan Aykroyd movies.


John Candy was no stranger to working with popular directors, including Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard and John Hughes. Movie fans who love John Candy have also been known to enjoy films starring Dan Aykroyd and Christopher Lloyd.


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    Laurie Metcalf, Patricia Arquette, Amy Madigan

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    Ben Stein, Laila Robins, John Candy

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    Annette Bening, Robert Prosky, Dan Aykroyd

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    Harold Ramis, Bill Paxton, Dennis Quaid

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    John Hurt, Joan Rivers, Rick Moranis

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    Aretha Franklin, Steve Lawrence, Joe Walsh

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    Patrick McKenna, Doug Steckler, John Candy

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    Rick Moranis, Jerry Orbach, Lin Shaye

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    Richard B. Shull, Eugene Levy, Howard Morris

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    Tito Puente, Eugene Levy, Kenneth McMillan

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    Ally Sheedy, Milo O'Shea, Kieran Culkin

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    Rick Moranis, Vincent Gardenia, Tichina Arnold

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    Demi Moore, Dan Aykroyd, John Candy

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    Rip Torn, Rhea Perlman, Stanley Anderson

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    Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Vincent D'Onofrio

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    Mariel Hemingway, Zach Grenier, Jerry Orbach

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    Bob Newhart, Peter Firth, Wayne Robson

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    George Plimpton, Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks

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    Robert Stack, Patti LuPone, Penny Marshall

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    Gary Busey, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Neil Flynn

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    Alec Baldwin, Ted Danson, Dyan Cannon

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    Harold Ramis, Eugene Levy, Alice Playten

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    Frank Whaley, John Candy, Noble Willingham

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    Ornella Muti, Eugene Levy, Sean Young

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    Caroll Spinney, Frank Oz, George Lucas

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    Burgess Meredith, Lonny Price, Dabney Coleman

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    Al Franken, Betty Thomas, John Candy

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    John Candy, Elliott Gould, Michael Kirby

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    David Rasche, Dan Aykroyd, John Candy

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    Anthony Newley, Alex Rocco, John Travolta

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    John Candy, Robert Picardo, Russell Means

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    Hostage for a Day John Candy

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    Eugene Levy, Ernie Hudson, Jeff Imada

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    Glenda Jackson, Martin Short, George Segal

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    Catherine O'Hara, Eugene Levy, John Candy

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    Matt Frewer, John Schneider, Eugene Levy

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    John Candy, Sam Bottoms, Jerry Houser

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    The Canadian Conspiracy Martin Short, Eugene Levy, John Candy

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    Peter Cook, Delroy Lindo, Ed McNamara

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    Anthony Newley, Stefanie Powers, John Candy

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    The Courage of Kavik the Wolf Dog John Candy, Ronny Cox, John Ireland

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    Al Waxman, John Candy, Stephen Young

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    Anthony Perkins, Catherine O'Hara, Eugene Levy

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