John Candy Movies List: Best To Worst

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R

The Blues Brothers

(1980)
As:
Cast
Director:
John Landis
Genres:
Crime, Action, Comedy, Music, Musical
Star Cast:
Steven Spielberg, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, James Brown, Cab Calloway
National Lampoon's Vacation
TV-14

National Lampoon's Vacation

(1983)
As:
Cast
Director:
Harold Ramis
Genres:
Adventure, Comedy
Star Cast:
Anthony Michael Hall, Chevy Chase, Jane Krakowski, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid
JFK
R

JFK

(1991)
As:
Cast
Director:
Oliver Stone
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, History
Star Cast:
Gary Oldman, Tommy Lee Jones, Sally Kirkland, Jack Lemmon, Kevin Costner
The Silent Partner
R

The Silent Partner

(1978)
As:
Cast
Director:
Daryl Duke
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Christopher Plummer, Susannah York, Elliott Gould, Céline Lomez
Planes, Trains & Automobiles
R

Planes, Trains & Automobiles

(1987)
As:
Cast
Role:
Del Griffith
Director:
John Hughes
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Michael McKean, Steve Martin, Dylan Baker, Ben Stein
Stripes
R

Stripes

(1981)
As:
Cast
Director:
Ivan Reitman
Genres:
War, Comedy
Star Cast:
Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Warren Oates, P.J. Soles, Sean Young
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PG

Home Alone

(1990)
As:
Cast
Director:
Chris Columbus
Genres:
Comedy, Family
Star Cast:
Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, Roberts Blossom
Spaceballs
PG

Spaceballs

(1987)
As:
Cast
Role:
Barf
Director:
Mel Brooks
Genres:
Adventure, Sci-Fi, Comedy
Star Cast:
Bill Pullman, Mel Brooks, John Hurt, Daphne Zuniga, Rick Moranis
Uncle Buck
PG

Uncle Buck

(1989)
As:
Cast
Role:
Buck Russell
Director:
John Hughes
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Macaulay Culkin, Patricia Arquette, Jean Louisa Kelly, Gaby Hoffmann
Cool Runnings
PG

Cool Runnings

(1993)
As:
Cast
Role:
Irv
Director:
Jon Turteltaub
Genres:
Sport, Family, Adventure, Comedy
Star Cast:
Doug E. Doug, Leon, Rawle D. Lewis, Malik Yoba
Little Shop of Horrors
PG-13

Little Shop of Horrors

(1986)
As:
Cast
Director:
Frank Oz
Genres:
Comedy, Sci-Fi, Musical, Family, Romance
Star Cast:
Bill Murray, Levi Stubbs, Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia
Splash
PG

Splash

(1984)
As:
Cast
Role:
Freddie Bauer
Director:
Ron Howard
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Star Cast:
Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, Eugene Levy, Dody Goodman
The Great Outdoors
PG

The Great Outdoors

(1988)
As:
Cast
Role:
Chet Ripley
Director:
Howard Deutch
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Chris Young, Dan Aykroyd, Annette Bening, Stephanie Faracy
Follow That Bird
G

Follow That Bird

(1985)
As:
Cast
Director:
Ken Kwapis
Genres:
Family, Music, Comedy, Adventure
Star Cast:
Chevy Chase, George Lucas, Caroll Spinney, Jim Henson, Frank Oz
Only the Lonely
PG-13

Only the Lonely

(1991)
As:
Cast
Role:
Danny Muldoon
Director:
Chris Columbus
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Macaulay Culkin, Maureen O'Hara, Ally Sheedy, Kevin Dunn
Brewster's Millions
PG

Brewster's Millions

(1985)
As:
Cast
Role:
Spike Nolan
Director:
Walter Hill
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jerry Orbach, Stephen Collins, Pat Hingle, Rick Moranis, John Candy
1941
PG

1941

(1979)
As:
Cast
Director:
Steven Spielberg
Genres:
Comedy, War, Action
Star Cast:
Dan Aykroyd, Ned Beatty, John Belushi, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton
Summer Rental
PG

Summer Rental

(1985)
As:
Cast
Role:
Jack Chester
Director:
Carl Reiner
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Karen Austin, John Larroquette, Kerri Green, Joey Lawrence
Class of '44
PG

Class of '44

(1973)
As:
Cast
Director:
Paul Bogart
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Deborah Winters, Gary Grimes, Jerry Houser, Oliver Conant
Rookie of the Year
PG

Rookie of the Year

(1993)
As:
Cast
Director:
Daniel Stern
Genres:
Sport, Family, Fantasy, Comedy
Star Cast:
Gary Busey, Albert Hall, Dan Hedaya, Thomas Ian Nicholas
Career Opportunities
PG-13

Career Opportunities

(1991)
As:
Cast
Director:
Bryan Gordon
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jennifer Connelly, John M. Jackson, Kieran Mulroney, Frank Whaley, Dermot Mulroney
Canadian Bacon
PG

Canadian Bacon

(1995)
As:
Cast
Role:
Sheriff Bud Boomer
Director:
Michael Moore
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jim Belushi, Alan Alda, Rip Torn, Rhea Perlman, Dan Aykroyd
Who's Harry Crumb?
PG-13

Who's Harry Crumb?

(1989)
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Harry Crumb
Director:
Paul Flaherty
Genres:
Mystery, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jim Belushi, Tim Thomerson, Annie Potts, Barry Corbin
Delirious
PG

Delirious

(1991)
As:
Cast
Role:
Jack Gable
Director:
Tom Mankiewicz
Genres:
Fantasy, Comedy
Star Cast:
Robert Wagner, Raymond Burr, Margot Kidder, Mariel Hemingway
Once Upon a Crime...
PG

Once Upon a Crime...

(1992)
As:
Cast
Role:
Augie Morosco
Director:
Eugene Levy
Genres:
Crime, Mystery, Comedy
Star Cast:
Sean Young, Eugene Levy, Jim Belushi, Richard Lewis
Going Berserk
R

Going Berserk

(1983)
As:
Cast
Role:
John Bourgignon
Director:
David Steinberg
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Eugene Levy, Elinor Donahue, Pat Hingle, Joe Flaherty
She's Having a Baby
PG-13

She's Having a Baby

(1988)
As:
Cast
Director:
John Hughes
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Alec Baldwin, Kevin Bacon, Elizabeth McGovern, Matthew Broderick, Woody Harrelson
Armed and Dangerous
PG-13

Armed and Dangerous

(1986)
As:
Cast
Role:
Frank Dooley
Director:
Mark L. Lester
Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Action
Star Cast:
Meg Ryan, Robert Loggia, Eugene Levy, Kenneth McMillan
Volunteers
R

Volunteers

(1985)
As:
Cast
Role:
Tom Tuttle from Tacoma
Director:
Nicholas Meyer
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Tim Thomerson, Gedde Watanabe
Tunnel Vision
R

Tunnel Vision

(1976)
As:
Cast
Director:
Neal Israel, Bradley R. Swirnoff
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Chevy Chase, Phil Proctor, Howard Hesseman, Beans Morocco
Lost and Found
PG

Lost and Found

(1979)
As:
Cast
Director:
Melvin Frank
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Paul Sorvino, Martin Short, Lois Maxwell, Maureen Stapleton
Double Negative

Double Negative

(1980)
As:
Cast
Director:
George Bloomfield
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Eugene Levy, Anthony Perkins, Howard Duff, Kate Reid
Nothing But Trouble
PG-13

Nothing But Trouble

(1991)
As:
Cast
Role:
Dennis / Eldona
Director:
Dan Aykroyd
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Chevy Chase, Demi Moore, Valri Bromfield, Dan Aykroyd, John Candy
Wagons East
PG-13

Wagons East

(1994)
As:
Cast
Role:
James Harlow
Director:
Peter Markle
Genres:
Western, Comedy, Adventure
Star Cast:
Richard Lewis, Melinda Culea, Joe Bays, Abraham Benrubi
Find the Lady
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Find the Lady

(1976)
As:
Cast
Role:
Kopek
Director:
John Trent
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Mickey Rooney, Lawrence Dane, Ed McNamara, Robert McHeady
It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time
PG

It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

(1975)
As:
Cast
Director:
John Trent
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Isaac Hayes, Yvonne De Carlo, Anthony Newley, Lloyd Bochner
The Clown Murders
R

The Clown Murders

(1976)
As:
Cast
Role:
Ollie
Director:
Martyn Burke
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery, Horror, Drama
Star Cast:
Stephen Young, Susan Keller, Lawrence Dane, Gary Reineke
Hot to Trot
PG

Hot to Trot

(1988)
As:
Cast
Role:
Don (voice)
Director:
Michael Dinner
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Gilbert Gottfried, Dabney Coleman, Cindy Pickett, Virginia Madsen
Speed Zone
PG

Speed Zone

(1989)
As:
Cast
Role:
Charlie Cronan
Director:
Jim Drake
Genres:
Comedy, Action
Star Cast:
Tim Matheson, Alyssa Milano, Joe Flaherty, Matt Frewer, John Candy
Martin Short: Concert for the North Americas

Martin Short: Concert for the North Americas

(1985)
As:
Cast
Role:
Marcel
Director:
John Blanchard
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Martin Short, Joe Flaherty, Robin Duke, Nancy Dolman
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Citizen Steve

(1987)
As:
Cast
Role:
Clip Maxwell
Genres:
Short, Documentary, Biography
Star Cast:
Robin Williams, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Dan Aykroyd
Masters of Menace
PG-13

Masters of Menace

(1990)
As:
Cast
Director:
Daniel Raskov
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jim Belushi, Tino Insana, David Rasche, Catherine Bach, Dan Aykroyd

TV Movie(s)

The Courage of Kavik, the Wolf Dog

The Courage of Kavik, the Wolf Dog

(1980)
As:
Cast
Director:
Peter Carter
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
John Ireland, Ronny Cox, Chris Wiggins, Linda Sorensen
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The Best of John Candy on SCTV

(1996)
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Various Characters (archiveFootage)
Director:
Milad Bessada, John Blanchard, John Bell
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Eugene Levy, Joe Flaherty, Andrea Martin, Catherine O'Hara
The Best of SCTV

The Best of SCTV

(1988)
As:
Writer
Director:
Paul Flaherty, Jim Blake
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Joe Flaherty, Andrea Martin, Don Lake, John Hemphill
Dave Thomas: The Incredible Time Travels of Henry Osgood

Dave Thomas: The Incredible Time Travels of Henry Osgood

(1986)
As:
Cast
Role:
Wallace Osgood
Director:
Dave Thomas
Genres:
Comedy, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Romance, History, Drama
Star Cast:
Eugene Levy, Martin Short, Joe Flaherty, Valri Bromfield
The Canadian Conspiracy

The Canadian Conspiracy

(1985)
As:
Cast
Role:
Various
Director:
Robert Boyd
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Eugene Levy, Bernard Behrens, George Buza, Damir Andrei
The Last Polka

The Last Polka

(1985)
As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Role:
Yosh Shmenge / Pa Shmenge
Director:
John Blanchard
Genres:
Comedy, Music
Star Cast:
Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Rick Moranis, Robin Duke
Seriously... Phil Collins

Seriously... Phil Collins

(1990)
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
James Yukich
Genres:
Music
Star Cast:
Phil Collins, Dan Aykroyd, Jeffrey Tambor, Gilbert Gottfried
Really Weird Tales

Really Weird Tales

(1987)
As:
Cast
Director:
Paul Lynch, Don McBrearty, John Blanchard
Genres:
Comedy, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Martin Short, Joe Flaherty, Olivia d'Abo, Donald Harron
The Rocket Boy
PG

The Rocket Boy

(1989)
As:
Cast
Role:
The Hawk
Director:
John Blanchard
Genres:
Crime, Sci-Fi, Comedy
Star Cast:
Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas, Robert Donner, Tom Butler
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Warner Bros. Celebration of Tradition, June 2, 1990

(1990)
As:
Cast
Role:
Host
Director:
Gary Halvorson, Terry Donohue
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Chevy Chase, Kim Basinger, Janeen Damian, Dan Aykroyd, John Candy
Boris and Natasha
PG

Boris and Natasha

(1992)
As:
Cast
Director:
Charles Martin Smith
Genres:
Comedy, Action
Star Cast:
John Travolta, John Calvin, Andrea Martin, Sally Kellerman, Thomas F. Wilson
Hostage for a Day
PG-13

Hostage for a Day

(1994)
As:
Cast, Producer, Director
Director:
John Candy
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
John Vernon, George Wendt, Robin Duke, Kathleen Laskey

Animation(s)

Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories

Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories (1992)

As:
Cast
Role:
Narrator (segment "Blumpoe the Grumpoe Meets Arnold the Cat") (1 episode, 1992)
Director:
Art Leonardi
Genres:
Animation, Family
Star Cast:
James Earl Jones, Shelley Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Michael J. Fox, Christian Slater
Camp Candy
TV-Y

Camp Candy (1989)

As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Role:
Himself (17 episodes, 1989-1992)
Genres:
Family, Animation, Comedy
Star Cast:
Eugene Levy, Lewis Arquette, Valri Bromfield, Brian George
Heavy Metal
R

Heavy Metal (1981)

As:
Cast
Director:
Gerald Potterton, John Bruno, John Halas
Genres:
Adventure, Fantasy, Animation, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Harold Ramis, Eugene Levy, Don Francks, Al Waxman
The Rescuers Down Under
G

The Rescuers Down Under (1990)

As:
Cast
Role:
Wilbur (voice)
Director:
Mike Gabriel, Hendel Butoy
Genres:
Family, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Adventure, Fantasy, Animation
Star Cast:
Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, George C. Scott, Tristan Rogers
Who Shrunk Saturday Morning?

Who Shrunk Saturday Morning? (1989)

As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
Doug Rogers
Genres:
Family, Animation
Star Cast:
Tiffani Thiessen, Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Elizabeth Berkley, Dustin Diamond

TV Shows and Videos

Second City TV

Second City TV (1976)

As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Various / ... (52 episodes, 1976-1979)
Director:
George Bloomfield, John Blanchard, Milad Bessada
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Joe Flaherty, Martin Short, Andrea Martin, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara
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Dr. Zonk and the Zunkins (1974)

As:
Cast
Role:
(unknown episodes)
Star Cast:
Gilda Radner, Dan Hennessey, Robin Eveson, Robert McKenna
SCTV Channel

SCTV Channel (1983)

As:
Cast
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Eugene Levy, Martin Short, Joe Flaherty, Andrea Martin
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Cucumber (1972)

As:
Cast
Role:
Weatherman (unknown episodes)
Genres:
Family, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Martin Short, Alex Laurier, Nikki Tilroe
SCTV Network 90

SCTV Network 90 (1981)

As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Various / ... (39 episodes, 1981-1983)
Director:
John Blanchard, Jim Drake, John Bell
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Bill Murray, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin
Saturday Night Live
TV-PG

Saturday Night Live (1975)

As:
Cast
Director:
Ben Stiller, Dave Wilson, Beth McCarthy-Miller, Don Roy King, James Signorelli
Genres:
Comedy, Music
Star Cast:
Andy Griffith, Ben Stiller, Chris Farley, Colin Firth, Don Pardo
The ABC Afternoon Playbreak

The ABC Afternoon Playbreak (1972)

As:
Cast
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Denise Alexander, Edd Byrnes, Diana Hyland, Laurence Luckinbill
King of Kensington

King of Kensington (1975)

As:
Cast
Director:
Alan Erlich, Sheldon Larry, Ari Dikijian, Perry Rosemond, Gary Plaxton
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Al Waxman, Mike Myers, Helene Winston, Fiona Reid, Bob Vinci
The Billy Crystal Comedy Hour

The Billy Crystal Comedy Hour (1982)

As:
Cast
Role:
Himself (1 episode, 1982)
Director:
Tim Kiley
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Cindy Williams, Billy Crystal
The David Steinberg Show

The David Steinberg Show (1972)

As:
Cast
Role:
Spider Reichman / ... (6 episodes, 1976-1977)
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Martin Short, Scatman Crothers, David Steinberg, Joe Flaherty
The New Show

The New Show (1984)

As:
Cast
Director:
Heino Ripp
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Valri Bromfield, Jeff Goldblum, Teri Garr, Dave Thomas
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90 Minutes Live (1976)

As:
Cast
Role:
Various (1976) (unknown episodes)
Star Cast:
Valri Bromfield, Rick Moranis, Clémence DesRochers, Danny Finkleman
Ray Parker Jr.: Ghostbusters

Ray Parker Jr.: Ghostbusters (1984)

As:
Cast
Role:
Cameo appearance (uncredited)
Director:
Ivan Reitman
Genres:
Music, Short
Star Cast:
Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Ray Parker Jr., Dan Aykroyd, Ollie Brown
Coming Up Rosie

Coming Up Rosie (1975)

As:
Cast
Role:
Wally Wypyzypychwk (1976-77) (unknown episodes)
Director:
Trevor Evans, Hedley Read
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Dan Aykroyd, Catherine O'Hara, Dan Hennessey, Barry Baldaro
Tales of the Klondike

Tales of the Klondike (1981)

As:
Cast
Director:
Peter Pearson, David Cobham, Claude Fournier, Janine Manatis, Peter Rowe
Genres:
Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
Orson Welles
Dr. Simon Locke

Dr. Simon Locke (1971)

As:
Cast
Director:
Richard Gilbert, Gerald Mayer, John Meredyth Lucas, Peter Carter, Brian Walker
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
William Shatner, Leslie Nielsen, Sam Groom, Larry D. Mann, Len Birman
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Big City Comedy (1980)

As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Himself (unknown episodes)
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Tino Insana, Audrie Neenan, Tim Kazurinsky, Don Lamont
The Dave Thomas Comedy Show

The Dave Thomas Comedy Show (1990)

As:
Cast
Director:
Paul Miller
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Anson Downes, Dave Thomas, Don Lake, Julie Fulton, Teresa Ganzel