It Takes Two: Top 25 Best Buddy Comedies

From mismatched cops on a job to teenage best friends going out in a blaze of glory, we count down the

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'Planes, Trains and Automobiles' (1987)
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10. 'Planes, Trains and Automobiles' (1987)

Traveling during the holidays is bad enough; add in snowstorms, cancelled flights and chirpy-but-ineffectual rental car agents, and it might make you a little uptight. But throw in an unwanted companion who's a little boorish, smelly, emotionally needy and overall irritating to the infinite power, well…it might drive a man like Steve Martin's buttoned-up salesman around the bend. John Hughes' beloved comedy is many things: a holiday movie, a road movie, a tribute to modes of transportation (see title) and an ode to the healing power of the Flintstones' theme. But first and foremost, it's Exhibit A in making a case for giving two great comedians — Martin and the peerless John Candy — great material to work with and letting them do what they do best. P.S.: No, those aren't pillows.—DAVID FEAR


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