Ranking The ‘Home Alone’ Films And Rip-Offs Only ’90s Kids Will Recall

11.16.15 2 years ago 2 Comments


It’s getting to be that time of year again: A chill is in the air, you’re already growing weary of the Christmas carols at the mall, and you can’t turn on your TV without stumbling across a cable showing of Home Alone or Home Alone 2. Believe it or not, today marks the 25th anniversary of Home Alone, which makes this the perfect time to look back at the original movies and their brief, but potent effect on pop culture.

Home Alone didn’t just rake in the cash and spawn several sequels, it provided the dominant template for all ’90s live-action family comedies. Numerous Home Alonealikes¬†(movies that star cute, yet scampish kids (or animals) who find themselves let down by the adults in their lives before they vent their frustrations by taking violent Looney Tunes-inspired revenge on the criminals and/or evil schemers that happen to stumble upon them) pumped out during the decade, ranging from woof-worthy to those that were almost as good as the real thing. So, here’s a ranking of every ’90s Home Alone movie, and all the imitators that wished they were a Home Alone movie…

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