Home Alone
1990
****
Director: Chris Columbus
Cast: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Catherine O’Hara, Daniel Stern, John Heard, Roberts Blossom

The McCallister family go on a Christmas trip to Paris, but accidentally leave their 8-year-old son Kevin home alone just when a pair of nasty burglars are going from house to house. However, Kevin is ready to protect his home. This enjoyable comedy was a massive sleeper hit and it has become an enduring classic, thanks to its comical violence and warm-hearted Christmas message. Macaulay Culkin is a revelation in the starring role, and Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern give hilarious performances as the burglars. Followed by Home Alone 2: Lost in New York and two other sequels without the usual cast.