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1. Home Alone (1990)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family

7.6
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63 Metascore

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.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard

Votes: 415,278 | Gross: $285.76M

2. The Blues Brothers (1980)

R | 133 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.9
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60 Metascore

Jake Blues, just released from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and his brother Elwood were raised.

Director: John Landis | Stars: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Cab Calloway, John Candy

Votes: 170,960 | Gross: $57.23M

3. Spaceballs (1987)

PG | 96 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.1
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46 Metascore

A rogue star pilot and his trusty sidekick must come to the rescue of a Princess and save the galaxy from a ruthless race of beings known as Spaceballs.

Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Mel Brooks, John Candy, Rick Moranis, Bill Pullman

Votes: 161,795 | Gross: $38.12M

4. JFK (1991)

R | 189 min | Drama, History, Thriller

8.0
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72 Metascore

New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau

Votes: 133,044 | Gross: $70.41M

5. Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)

R | 93 min | Comedy

7.6
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72 Metascore

A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving with an obnoxious slob of a shower curtain ring salesman as his only companion.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Steve Martin, John Candy, Laila Robins, Michael McKean

Votes: 112,422 | Gross: $49.53M

6. Vacation (1983)

R | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy

7.4
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55 Metascore

The Griswold family's cross-country drive to the Walley World theme park proves to be much more arduous than they ever anticipated.

Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Imogene Coca, Randy Quaid

Votes: 88,776 | Gross: $61.40M

7. Cool Runnings (1993)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.0
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60 Metascore

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.

Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: John Candy, Leon, Doug E. Doug, Rawle D. Lewis

Votes: 85,724 | Gross: $68.86M

8. Uncle Buck (1989)

PG | 100 min | Comedy

7.0
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51 Metascore

Bachelor and all-round slob Buck babysits his brother's rebellious teenage daughter and her cute younger brother and sister.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: John Candy, Macaulay Culkin, Jean Louisa Kelly, Gaby Hoffmann

Votes: 77,792 | Gross: $66.76M

9. Splash (1984)

PG | 111 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.2
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71 Metascore

A young man is reunited with a mermaid who saved him from drowning as a boy. He falls in love with her, not knowing who or what she is.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, Eugene Levy, John Candy

Votes: 64,580 | Gross: $62.10M

10. Stripes (1981)

R | 106 min | Comedy, War

6.9
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68 Metascore

Two friends who are dissatisfied with their jobs decide to join the army for a bit of fun.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Bill Murray, John Candy, Harold Ramis, Warren Oates

Votes: 60,464 | Gross: $85.30M

11. Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical

7.0
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81 Metascore

A nerdy florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed.

Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, Levi Stubbs

Votes: 60,287 | Gross: $38.75M

12. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

8.1
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A famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson

Votes: 40,063

13. The Great Outdoors (1988)

PG | 91 min | Comedy

6.7
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24 Metascore

A Chicago man's hope for a peaceful family vacation in the woods is shattered when the annoying in-laws drop in.

Director: Howard Deutch | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Stephanie Faracy, Annette Bening

Votes: 36,343 | Gross: $41.46M

14. The Rescuers Down Under (1990)

G | 77 min | Animation, Adventure, Crime

6.9
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70 Metascore

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.

Directors: Hendel Butoy, Mike Gabriel | Stars: Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, John Candy, Tristan Rogers

Votes: 34,988 | Gross: $27.93M

15. Brewster's Millions (1985)

PG | 102 min | Comedy

6.5
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37 Metascore

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.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Richard Pryor, John Candy, Lonette McKee, Stephen Collins

Votes: 33,464 | Gross: $38.80M

16. Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

4.9
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Elwood must reunite the old band, with a few new members, and go on another "Mission from God."

Director: John Landis | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, John Goodman, Walter Levine, Tom Davis

Votes: 30,183 | Gross: $13.98M

17. 1941 (1979)

PG | 118 min | Action, Comedy, War

5.8
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34 Metascore

Hysterical Californians prepare for a Japanese invasion in the days after Pearl Harbor.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Treat Williams, Nancy Allen

Votes: 29,707 | Gross: $31.76M

18. Heavy Metal (1981)

R | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

6.7
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51 Metascore

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

Votes: 29,060

19. Rookie of the Year (1993)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.0
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53 Metascore

When an accident miraculously gives a boy an incredibly powerful pitching arm, he becomes a major league pitcher for the Chicago Cubs.

Director: Daniel Stern | Stars: Thomas Ian Nicholas, Gary Busey, Albert Hall, Amy Morton

Votes: 22,805 | Gross: $53.58M

20. Nothing But Trouble (1991)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy

5.1
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A businessman and his friends are captured by a sadistic judge and his equally odd family in the backwoods of a bizarre mansion.

Director: Dan Aykroyd | Stars: Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Demi Moore

Votes: 21,286 | Gross: $8.48M

21. Canadian Bacon (1995)

PG | 91 min | Comedy

6.0
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The U.S. President, low in the opinion polls, gets talked into raising his popularity by trying to start a cold war against Canada.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: John Candy, Alan Alda, Rhea Perlman, Kevin Pollak

Votes: 15,281 | Gross: $0.18M

22. Who's Harry Crumb? (1989)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Mystery

5.9
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44 Metascore

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.

Director: Paul Flaherty | Stars: John Candy, Jeffrey Jones, Annie Potts, Tim Thomerson

Votes: 14,587 | Gross: $10.98M

23. Summer Rental (1985)

PG | 87 min | Comedy

6.3
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38 Metascore

An overworked air-traffic controller takes his family on a beach vacation but is soon beset by series of mishaps.

Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: John Candy, Richard Crenna, Rip Torn, Karen Austin

Votes: 12,766 | Gross: $24.69M

24. Sesame Street (1969– )

TV-Y | 55 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

8.1
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On a special inner city street, the inhabitants, human and muppet, teach preschool subjects with comedy, cartoons, games, and songs.

Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 11,063

25. She's Having a Baby (1988)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.9
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41 Metascore

Young newlyweds find out just how unprepared they are for their future together.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Elizabeth McGovern, Alec Baldwin, James Ray

Votes: 10,721 | Gross: $16.03M

26. Armed and Dangerous (1986)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.7
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17 Metascore

A fired cop and useless lawyer sign up as security guards and find they've joined a corrupt union.

Director: Mark L. Lester | Stars: John Candy, Meg Ryan, Eugene Levy, Robert Loggia

Votes: 10,106 | Gross: $15.95M

27. Only the Lonely (1991)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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A Chicago cop must balance loyalty to his overbearing mother and a relationship with a shy funeral home worker.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: John Candy, Maureen O'Hara, Ally Sheedy, Kevin Dunn

Votes: 9,490 | Gross: $21.83M

28. Career Opportunities (1991)

PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy, Romance

5.9
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41 Metascore

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. They find they have a lot in common.

Director: Bryan Gordon | Stars: Frank Whaley, Jennifer Connelly, Dermot Mulroney, Kieran Mulroney

Votes: 9,098 | Gross: $11.34M

29. Volunteers (1985)

R | 107 min | Comedy

5.5
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55 Metascore

1962, after Yale graduation, womanizing Lawrence flees a gambling debt that his rich dad won't pay. He takes his roomie's place as Peace Corps Volunteer in Thai Golden Triangle with 2 other PCVs. Will he survive 2 years?

Director: Nicholas Meyer | Stars: Tom Hanks, John Candy, Rita Wilson, Tim Thomerson

Votes: 8,015 | Gross: $19.88M

30. Delirious (1991)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.9
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A soap opera writer gets hit on the head and wakes up as a character in his own show.

Director: Tom Mankiewicz | Stars: John Candy, Mariel Hemingway, Emma Samms, Raymond Burr

Votes: 7,283 | Gross: $5.55M

31. Wagons East (1994)

PG-13 | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Western

4.8
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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.

Director: Peter Markle | Stars: John Candy, Joe Bays, Abraham Benrubi, Jill Boyd

Votes: 4,663 | Gross: $4.36M

32. Follow That Bird (1985)

G | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.8
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Big Bird is sent to live far from Sesame Street by a pesky social worker. Unhappy, Big Bird runs away from his foster home, prompting the rest of the Sesame Street gang to go on a cross-country journey to find him.

Director: Ken Kwapis | Stars: Caroll Spinney, Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt

Votes: 4,382

33. The Silent Partner (1978)

R | 106 min | Drama, Crime, Thriller

7.5
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A timid bank teller anticipates a bank robbery and steals the money himself before the crook arrives. When the sadistic crook realizes he's been fooled, he tracks down the teller and engages him in a cat-and-mouse chase for the cash.

Director: Daryl Duke | Stars: Elliott Gould, Christopher Plummer, Susannah York, Céline Lomez

Votes: 4,269

34. Late Night with David Letterman (1982–1993)

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.4
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Popular late-night comedy/talk-show with host David Letterman, interviewing famous guests.

Stars: David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Bill Wendell, Calvert DeForest

Votes: 3,747

35. Once Upon a Crime... (1992)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

5.9
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35 Metascore

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 »

Director: Eugene Levy | Stars: John Candy, Jim Belushi, Cybill Shepherd, Sean Young

Votes: 3,620 | Gross: $8.67M

36. Hot to Trot (1988)

PG | 83 min | Comedy, Fantasy

4.5
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22 Metascore

Fred P. Chaney receives as inheritance after the death of his mother a speaking horse that also has good knowledge about the stock-market. With the help of this horse Fred gains a lot at ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Dinner | Stars: Bobcat Goldthwait, Dabney Coleman, John Candy, Virginia Madsen

Votes: 2,928 | Gross: $6.44M

37. Cannonball Fever (1989)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Action

4.5
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Despite the police's preemptive strike, the illegal coast-to-coast car race is still on with new drivers. It's a race where fair play, red lights, stop signs, police roadblocks and traffic rules in general have no validity.

Director: Jim Drake | Stars: Peter Boyle, Donna Dixon, John Candy, Matt Frewer

Votes: 2,901 | Gross: $3.08M

38. SCTV (1976–1981)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.4
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The staff of Melonville's TV station put on programming that is unique in its own silly way.

Stars: Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Dave Thomas

Votes: 1,906

39. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Bill Mumy

Votes: 1,519

40. The Magical World of Disney (1954–1991)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.5
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash, Slim Pickens

Votes: 1,502

41. Going Berserk (1983)

R | 85 min | Comedy

5.3
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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.

Director: David Steinberg | Stars: John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Alley Mills

Votes: 1,483 | Gross: $0.23M

42. SCTV Network (1981–1983)

TV-PG | 90 min | Comedy

8.3
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Comedy parody about TV.

Stars: John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin

Votes: 1,449

43. Larry King Live (1985–2010)

60 min | News, Talk-Show

5.5
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Popular and controversial journalist Larry King hosts this CNN call-in talk show.

Stars: Larry King, Bill Maher, Bob Woodward, Ryan Seacrest

Votes: 938

44. It Came from Hollywood (1982)

PG | 80 min | Documentary, Comedy

5.8
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Popular comedians watch and give comments about the worst and silliest films from Hollywood.

Directors: Malcolm Leo, Andrew Solt | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong

Votes: 811 | Gross: $2.57M

45. Ray Parker Jr.: Ghostbusters (1984 Video)

4 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

7.5
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Music video for 'Ghostbusters' by Ray Parker Jr.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Ray Parker Jr., Dan Aykroyd, Ollie Brown, John Candy

Votes: 718

46. Boris and Natasha (1992 TV Movie)

PG | 88 min | Action, Comedy

4.6
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The classic cartoon spies, Boris and Natasha, get their very own live-action adventure. Sent to America to find an important microchip, the usually villainous duo begin to question who they're working for and why.

Director: Charles Martin Smith | Stars: Sally Kellerman, Dave Thomas, Andrea Martin, John Calvin

Votes: 713

47. SCTV Channel (1983–1984)

Not Rated | 45 min | Comedy

8.3
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The staff of Melonville's TV station put on programming that is unique in its own silly way.

Stars: Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Martin Short

Votes: 652

48. Tunnel Vision (1976)

R | 70 min | Comedy

5.1
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A committee investigating TV's first uncensored network examines a typical day's programming, which includes shows, commercials, news programs, you name it. What they discover will surely ... See full summary »

Directors: Neal Israel, Bradley R. Swirnoff | Stars: Phil Proctor, Howard Hesseman, Beans Morocco, Stephen Feinberg

Votes: 547

49. Masters of Menace (1990)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy

5.4
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The Masters of Menace are actually a motorcycle gang. When one of their own dies while performing a dangerous bike stunt, they decide to cross the country to go bury him. With the coffin in... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Raskov | Stars: David Rasche, Catherine Bach, Tino Insana, Lee Ving

Votes: 479

50. Camp Candy (1989– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.3
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Comedian John Candy runs a summer camp.

Stars: John Candy, Lewis Arquette, Valri Bromfield, Danny Mann

Votes: 434



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