Is Planes, Trains and Automobiles on Netflix?

Steve Martin and John Candy sit in a destroyed car in a scene from the film 'Planes, Trains
Steve Martin and John Candy sit in a destroyed car in a scene from the film 'Planes, Trains /

A good Thanksgiving movie is hard to find. Isn’t it?

With that said, there’s definitely a few out there, just waiting to be watched. And luckily, we know just where to look this time. So if you’re in the mood for a blast from holiday movies’ past, you might want to check out Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

Written and directed by John Hughes, this festive flick stars Steve Martin and John Candy. In its heyday, the 1987 comedy classic was met with critical acclaim and according to Variety, there’s plans for a reboot with Will Smith and Kevin Hart set to star. So stay tuned for more updates on that!

For now, let’s take a closer look at the original, shall we? Rotten Tomatoes Critic Consensus says, “Thanks to the impeccable chemistry between Steve Martin and John Candy, as well as a deft mix of humor and heart, Planes, Trains and Automobiles is a hilarious, heartfelt holiday classic.” And we totally agree.

With Thanksgiving this week, there’s no better time to sit back, relax, and laugh along with two of the funniest funny guys ever to share the screen.

What is Planes, Trains, and Automobiles?

IMDb describes the plot as:

"A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving with a lovable oaf of a shower curtain ring salesman as his only companion."

Can I watch Planes, Trains, and Automobiles on Netflix?

Sadly, it is not on Netflix.

Thankfully, there are other places you’ll be able to watch this one, if you’re interested. Currently, it’s available on Amazon Prime Video with the AMC+ add on. This means you can sign up for a 30-day trial if you have Amazon Prime. But you better get moving! Planes, Trains and Automobiles will be leaving AMC in six days.

Click here to start streaming.

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