LOS ANGELES - APRIL 12:  Actor John Candy poses for a photo session on April 12, 1993 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry Langdon/Getty Images)
Movies - TV
The 15 Best John Candy Movies, Ranked
15. Delirious
In "Delirious," John Candy plays Jack Gable, a reality-warping writer with a magic typewriter, and his performance makes a weak movie into something watchable. By the end, the film is close to a shaggy dog story, but the classic Candy message is there throughout its runtime: kindness matters more
than cruelty.
14. Home Alone
Candy has a glorified cameo in the first "Home Alone" movie, but he still has moments that matter. His cheery, garrulous Gus Polinski not only gives desperate and distraught Kate a ride back home but also keeps her sane by sharing relatable anecdotes, and his warm heart helps uplift the whole thing.
13. Heavy Metal
Candy lends his voice to three characters in the anthology film: a horny teenager in the "Den" segment, a desk sergeant in "Harry Canyon," and a lusty robot in "So Beautiful & So Dangerous." Casting Candy to voice all these animated characters is an interesting choice that doesn't pay off in some segments, but the film gives him a chance to showcase his range.
12. The Rescuers
In the 1990 film "The Rescuers Down Under," Candy voiced Wilbur, the dorky albatross that acts as the comedy sidekick to the Rescuers. In addition to looking like Candy, Wilbur is just as eager and warm-hearted as his human counterpart and jumpstarts his engine the moment he finds out this trip to Australia is a rescue operation for a kid.
11. Who's Harry Crumb?
Kind and bumbling Harry (Candy) is a private investigator assigned to the kidnapping case of the daughter of millionaire P.J. Downing; Harry makes an ally of Downing's brainy youngest daughter Nikki as the pair tries to find the culprit. "Who's Harry Crumb?" was a critical failure, but it's a fun and charming watch.