Home Alone (1990)

This is the ultimate Christmas classic. In fact, it still so popular, Google just did a little throwback video advertisement called Home Alone Again.

Written John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus, the story is a nice and simple concept: family accidentally leaves boy home at Christmas, boy must defend home from robbers.

Starring Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister, the 8-year-old who is left behind. Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern are the bumbling robbers.

What makes the movie so great is there is never a dull moment and every scene is so memorable. The kid watches a black-and-white mafia movie and uses sound clips from the movie later to mess with a pizza driver and the robbers. “Keep the change, ya filthy animal.”

The movie is packed with fun, comedy, and the ultimate goal of reuniting Kevin with his family before it is too late. The robbers are such idiots and it is delightful to watch them succumb to Kevin’s booby traps in cartoon comedy slapstick.

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Available to stream on Starz