The best John Candy movies and where to watch them

John Candy in Planes, Trains & Automobiles

Among the actors best known for starring in some of the funniest comedy films ever made, a handful of them are known for bringing audiences as much laughter and tears, like John Candy. I say this because I’m revisiting the work of the two-time Emmy-winning star of the hit sketch comedy series, SCTV, reminds fans that he died at the age of 43 in 1994, while filming the movie East cars in Mexico.

Although it is sad that comic icon John Candy died so young and is no longer around to entertain us with his pristine talent, at least he still gave us plenty of reasons to keep laughing at the exceptional variety of hilarious movie classics in his filmography. The following are our picks for the best John Candy movies you can find right now on streaming, as a digital rental or purchase, or on physical media — starting with one of the best movies ever made over Thanksgiving.

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Planes, trains and cars (1987)