The 50 Best Movies of the '90s

49. Home Alone (1990)

Director: Chris Columbus
Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, Catherine O'Hara, John Heard

Kevin McAllister taught us how to dream, scheme, and turn our toys in weapons. The puny borderline-albino boy whose parents have too many other kids to keep track of to realize he's not on the plane to their vacation destination taught us that instead of not talking to creepy strangers, it's best to kick their ass. And man, how cool was it when he did? "Merry Christmas, you filthy animals!" —TA

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