The Late Great John Candyby Ziglet_mir | created - 17 Dec 2013 | updated - 20 May 2017 | Public
A list in order of his best performances. Del Griffith sits on top.
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1. Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
R | 93 min | Comedy
A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving with an obnoxious slob of a shower curtain ring salesman as his only companion.
Votes: 105,474 | Gross: $49.53M
7. Spaceballs (1987)
PG | 96 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
A pair of space cowboys must come to the rescue of a Princess and save the galaxy from a ruthless race of beings known as Spaceballs.
Votes: 154,139 | Gross: $38.12M
9. The Blues Brothers (1980)
R | 133 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised.
Votes: 162,309 | Gross: $57.23M
10. Who's Harry Crumb? (1989)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Mystery
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.
Votes: 13,923 | Gross: $10.98M
12. Home Alone (1990)
PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family
An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.
Votes: 380,521 | Gross: $285.76M
13. The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
G | 77 min | Animation, Adventure, Crime
The R.A.S. agents, Miss Bianca and Bernard, race to Australia to save a little boy and a rare golden eagle from a murderous poacher.
Votes: 32,425 | Gross: $27.93M
14. Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical
A nerdy florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed.
Votes: 56,590 | Gross: $38.75M
15. Wagons East (1994)
PG-13 | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Western
In the 1860's Wild West, when a ragged bunch of misfit settlers decide they cannot stand living in their current situation, they hire a grizzled cowboy to take them on a journey back to their hometowns east.
Votes: 4,411 | Gross: $4.36M
18. Once Upon a Crime... (1992)
PG | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
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, ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,360 | Gross: $8.67M
19. Going Berserk (1983)
R | 85 min | Comedy
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.
Votes: 1,394 | Gross: $0.23M
20. The Clown Murders (1976)
R | 96 min | Drama, Mystery, Horror
Four men kidnap an old girlfriend on Halloween night as a joke to ruin a real estate deal, only to have a very real clown-masked killer stalk them seeking revenge.
21. Cool Runnings (1993)
PG | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
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.
Votes: 81,479 | Gross: $68.86M
23. Career Opportunities (1991)
PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy, Romance
Jim is the dorky son of a local cement contractor who lives at home and has no direction. Josie is the gorgeous daughter of a wealthy businessman who dreams of leaving town. When Jim is ... See full summary »
Votes: 8,162 | Gross: $11.34M
25. Speed Zone (1989)
PG | 94 min | Comedy, Action
An illegal race that takes place over the United States and nothing will stop this bunch of racers except for the occasional cop or a damsel in distress. Jackie Chan's car is not in this ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,753 | Gross: $3.08M
26. Volunteers (1985)
R | 107 min | Comedy
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, ... See full summary »
Votes: 7,579 | Gross: $19.88M
27. Brewster's Millions (1985)
PG | 102 min | Comedy
A minor league baseball player has to spend thirty million dollars in thirty days, in order to inherit three hundred million dollars. However, he's not allowed to tell anyone about the deal.
Votes: 31,973 | Gross: $38.80M
28. Heavy Metal (1981)
R | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
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.
Directors: Gerald Potterton, John Bruno, John Halas, Julian Harris, Jimmy T. Murakami, Barrie Nelson, Paul Sabella, Jack Stokes, Pino Van Lamsweerde, Harold Whitaker | Stars: Richard Romanus, John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Don Francks