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List Rules Vote for your favorite John Candy movies, regardless of critic reviews or how big the role was.

When you're watching the best John Candy movies, you can't help but love the big guy. Though he died more than 20 years ago (1994), his roles and characters are still remembered to this day. For example, Planes, Trains and Automobiles just wouldn't be the same without him. But narrowing down the best John Candy movies into a list is tough, mainly because he hit it out of the ballpark in many of his roles. But fans such as yourself have taken on the task of voting on their favorite John Candy movies below.

John Candy honed his comedy skills at Second City before starring in such films as The Great Outdoors and Uncle Buck. His highest grossing movies have received plenty of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. But the greatest John Candy performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, as he was also a great in Camp Candy, which aired from 1989 to 1992.

If you've ever wondered what are the best John Candy movies or what are the greatest John Candy roles of all time, this list provides a great crowd-sourced answer. Some people are more interested in comedies starring a young John Candy, while others want to know about the films he made in the final years of his life. If you think the funniest John Candy role isn't at the top, then vote it up so it has the chance to become number one.

You might also enjoy our list of best Steve Martin movies and best Dan Aykroyd movies. After all, they often costarred in the best John Candy 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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Planes, Trains and Automobiles is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best John Candy Movies of All Time, Ranked
Planes, Trains and Automobiles Steve Martin, Kevin Bacon, John Candy

The Best Dan Aykroyd Movies of All Time, Ranked The Best Superhero Toy Lines

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Uncle Buck Macaulay Culkin, John Candy, Patricia Arquette

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Vacation is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best John Candy Movies of All Time, Ranked
Vacation Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley, John Candy

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Home Alone is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best John Candy Movies of All Time, Ranked
Home Alone Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, John Candy

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The Great Outdoors Annette Bening, Dan Aykroyd, John Candy

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Stripes Bill Murray, John Candy, Dennis Quaid

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Spaceballs Joan Rivers, John Hurt, Mel Brooks

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Cool Runnings John Candy, Malik Yoba, Jay Brazeau

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The Blues Brothers Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg

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Summer Rental John Candy, Joey Lawrence, Rip Torn

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Brewster's Millions Richard Pryor, John Candy, Rick Moranis

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Splash Tom Hanks, John Candy, Daryl Hannah

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Who's Harry Crumb? John Candy, Jeffrey Jones, Shawnee Smith

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Armed and Dangerous Meg Ryan, John Candy, Eugene Levy

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Little Shop of Horrors is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best John Candy Movies of All Time, Ranked
Little Shop of Horrors Bill Murray, Steve Martin, John Candy

The Best Chris Farley Movies 95+ Amazing Behind the Scenes Photos from Iconic Movies

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JFK Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon

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Rookie of the Year Gary Busey, John Candy, Dan Hedaya

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Canadian Bacon Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Michael Moore

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Only the Lonely Macaulay Culkin, John Candy, Maureen O'Hara

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Volunteers Tom Hanks, John Candy, Rita Wilson

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Nothing but Trouble Demi Moore, Tupac Shakur, Chevy Chase

+ - 122 55
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1941 Mickey Rourke, Christopher Lee, Dan Aykroyd

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The Rescuers Down Under John Candy, Bob Newhart, George C. Scott

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Delirious John Candy, Robert Wagner, Margot Kidder

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Wagons East! John Candy, John C. McGinley, Charles Rocket

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Career Opportunities Jennifer Connelly, John Candy, Dermot Mulroney

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She's Having a Baby Alec Baldwin, Magic Johnson, Bill Murray

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Hot to Trot John Candy, Gilbert Gottfried, Burgess Meredith

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Heavy Metal John Candy, Harold Ramis, Eugene Levy

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Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird Chevy Chase, John Candy, George Lucas

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Once Upon a Crime... John Candy, Cybill Shepherd, Sean Young

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Boris and Natasha: The Movie John Travolta, John Candy, Andrea Martin

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Going Berserk John Candy, Eugene Levy, Rosalind Chao

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Hostage for a Day John Candy

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Lost and Found John Candy, Martin Short, George Segal

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The Silent Partner John Candy, Christopher Plummer, Elliott Gould

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The Last Polka John Candy, Catherine O'Hara, Eugene Levy

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Tunnel Vision Chevy Chase, John Candy, Al Franken

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Masters of Menace Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Catherine Bach

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Speed Zone Alyssa Milano, Brooke Shields, John Candy

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Class of '44 John Candy, Sam Bottoms, Jerry Houser

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It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time John Candy, Isaac Hayes, Stefanie Powers

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The Canadian Conspiracy William Shatner, John Candy, Martin Short

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Deadly Companion John Candy, Anthony Perkins, Catherine O'Hara

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

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The Clown Murders John Candy, Al Waxman, Cec Linder

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Find the Lady Mickey Rooney, John Candy, Peter Cook