You know what I'm going to be the lone dissenting voice and say Home Alone isn't a very good movie. Yes, I know everyone just loves this movie, but I feel like people say that because they're supposed to. Macaulay Culkin is insufferable and annoying. This is the first film I ever saw and rooted for the bad guys - that's how much I disliked it. Bah humbug.
This is just one of the best, most classic children's movie out there. What kid doesn't want to be Kevin McCallister? He is the coolest kid out there. Not only does he get the house to himself, but he protects it from criminals. But what is so great about this film is the heart and the emphasis on family. Just a classic.