Directed By Chris Columbus
Cinematography by Julio Macat
A little boy, Kevin, is left at home in Chicago by his big family in the midst of a chaotic rush to the airport in for a Christmas trip to Paris for the holidays. He takes full advantage of the situation as a young kid with no supervision, but his fun soon is forced to a halt when burglars are trying to pull off a heist on his family's home. However, Kevin gives them a fight that turns him from the boy of the house to the man of the house.
This is my favorite childhood movie and one I still watch every single year at Christmas. It never gets old for me. John Hughes, another favorite director of mine, actually wrote the script. Chris Columbus, no relation to the pioneer, did a great job of directing this and turning it into a true holiday classic. There's so many great details included at every turn with each section of the story. Kevin's meticulous plan to stop the robbers is crazy enough that it's something you would only picture a kid ever imagining, but also complex enough that it really stands out.