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Home Alone (1990)
Comedy, Family

Home Alone (1990)

It is Christmas time and the McCallister family is preparing for a vacation in Paris, France. But the youngest in the family named Kevin got into a scuffle with his older brother Buzz and was sent to his room which is on the third floor of his house. Then, the next morning, while the rest of the family was in a rush to make it to the airport on time, they completely forgot about Kevin who now has the house all to himself. Being home alone was fun for Kevin, having a pizza all to himself, jumping on his parents' bed, and making a mess. Then, Kevin discovers about two burglars, Harry and Marv, about to rob his house on Christmas Eve. Kevin acts quickly by wiring his own house with makeshift booby traps to stop the burglars and to bring them to justice. (Read More)

Themes:christmas,  courage,  childhood,  humiliation,  loneliness,  anger,  fear,  friendship
Mood:night
Locations:france,  america,  apartment,  kitchen,  airport,  snow,  church
Characters:driver,  american,  boy,  friend
Period:1990s
Story:vacation,  house,  home,  pet spider,  hiding under a bed,  toy car,  neighbor neighbor relationship,  christmas tree,  missing tooth,  gold tooth,  angry parent,  estranged parent,  pet door,  overactive imagination,  hit with a shovel,  home alone,  toy gun,  pizza delivery,  falling down stairs,  chicago illinois,  american abroad,  criminal duo,  dumb criminal,  nosy neighbor,  paris france,  lifting a boy into the air,  christmas with family,  boy hero,  christmas ornament,  christmas decoration,  christmas carol,  police car,  little boy,  telephone call,  lifting a child into the air,  grabbed by ankle,  crystal glass,  male musician,  mischievous child,  front door,  scene based on painting,  angry woman,  flypaper,  yell,  macaroni,  children's choir,  reference to michael jordan,  tv dinner,  waving,  doorknob,  tar,  angry man,  wreath,  pepsi cola,  nativity,  counting,  lifting male in air,  furnace,  glue,  child hero,  mischief,  iron,  nail,  child swearing,  microwave oven,  musical instrument,  sweater,  precocious child,  tarantula,  sled,  luggage,  tooth,  curtain,  shopping cart,  ticket,  toothbrush,  bag,  crowbar,  heat,  famous score,  treehouse,  unsubtitled foreign language,  illinois,  feather,  parent,  kid,  telling someone to shut up,  looking out a window,  rumor,  family reunion,  cartoon on tv,  laundry,  yelling,  aunt,  pet,  bush,  lying,  uncle,  light,  snowing,  booby trap,  spying,  attic,  self discovery,  stairs,  child protagonist,  shovel,  power outage,  child's point of view,  burglary,  remote control,  shoplifting,  imagination,  barefoot,  clock,  slapstick comedy,  blockbuster,  spider,  hiding,  lifting someone into the air,  toy,  hat,  slow motion,  flying,  hugging,  rope,  holiday,  pizza,  fireworks,  sleeping,  first part,  basement,  threat,  automobile,  scream,  product placement,  statue,  suburb,  screaming,  costume,  danger,  breaking the fourth wall,  argument,  tree,  pain,  child in peril,  one man army,  apology,  truck,  weapon,  disguise,  police station,  dysfunctional family,  bedroom,  subjective camera,  telephone,  criminal,  television,  neighbor,  bed,  running,  water,  arrest,  watching tv,  airplane,  rescue,  mirror,  food,  car,  train,  fire,  brother sister relationship,  brother brother relationship,  cult film,  singing,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  dancing,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  violence,  police

Home Alone 3 (1997)
Comedy, Crime, Family

Home Alone 3 (1997)

Four high-tech industrial spies, Beaupre, Alice, Jernigan and Unger, steal a top-secret microchip, and, to fool customs, hide it in a remote-control toy car. Through a baggage mix-up at the airport, grumpy old Mrs.Hess gets the toy and gives it to her neighbor, 8-year-old Alex. Spies want to get the toy back before their clients get angry and decide to burglarize every house at Alex's street to find the chip. But Alex is prepared for their visit... (Read More)

Themes:christmas,  friendship
Mood:night
Locations:airport,  snow
Characters:driver,  boy
Story:toy car,  house,  remote control,  home,  toy,  car,  bag,  home alone,  toy gun,  falling down stairs,  chicago illinois,  boy hero,  little boy,  wreath,  luggage,  unsubtitled foreign language,  illinois,  booby trap,  attic,  child protagonist,  shovel,  child's point of view,  burglary,  slapstick comedy,  lifting someone into the air,  basement,  suburb,  apology,  weapon,  disguise,  subjective camera,  neighbor,  watching tv,  airplane,  rescue,  food,  fire,  brother sister relationship,  brother brother relationship,  photograph,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  police

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Blue Streak (1999)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Blue Streak (1999)

Miles Logan is a jewel thief who just hit the big time by stealing a huge diamond. However, after two years in jail, he comes to find out that he hid the diamond in a police building that was being built at the time of the robbery. In an attempt to regain his diamond, he poses as an L.A.P.D. detective... (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Mood:night
Period:1990s
Story:toy car,  police car,  unsubtitled foreign language,  laundry,  yelling,  lying,  stairs,  burglary,  remote control,  slapstick comedy,  toy,  flying,  rope,  threat,  automobile,  product placement,  argument,  truck,  disguise,  police station,  subjective camera,  criminal,  television,  running,  water,  arrest,  mirror,  food,  fire,  photograph,  police,  violence

Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)

Danny and Walter are two brothers who barely get along even while driving their parents to distraction as their older sister tries to ignore them. Despite their squabbling, the brothers manage cooperate enough to play an old mechanical board game named Zathura. However, after their first move, they find that the game has apparently flung them, their sister and their entire house into outer space. Furthermore, the brothers surmise the only way to return home is to finish the game. However with almost every move, new dangers arise as the siblings find themselves learning to cooperate in ways they never expected as they realize what they mean to each other. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  anger,  fear
Story:little boy,  telephone call,  macaroni,  furnace,  child swearing,  telling someone to shut up,  cartoon on tv,  home,  hiding,  toy,  hugging,  sleeping,  basement,  argument,  child in peril,  apology,  house,  running,  watching tv,  rescue,  fire,  brother sister relationship,  brother brother relationship,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships

Peter Pan (2003) is one of the best movies like Home Alone (1990)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance

Peter Pan (2003)

In stifling Edwardian London, Wendy Darling mesmerizes her brothers every night with bedtime tales of swordplay, swashbuckling, and the fearsome Captain Hook. But the children become the heroes of an even greater story, when Peter Pan flies into their nursery one night and leads them over moonlit rooftops through a galaxy of stars and to the lush jungles of Neverland. Wendy and her brothers join Peter and the Lost Boys in an exhilarating life--free of grown-up rules--while also facing the inevitable showdown with Hook and his bloodthirsty pirates. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  loneliness,  anger,  fear,  friendship
Mood:night
Locations:snow
Characters:boy,  friend
Story:boy hero,  child hero,  feather,  child protagonist,  child's point of view,  barefoot,  hiding,  lifting someone into the air,  hat,  flying,  danger,  one man army,  weapon,  bed,  water,  rescue,  brother sister relationship,  brother brother relationship,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  violence

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La Science Des Reves (2006)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

La Science Des Reves (2006)

Following the death of his father in Mexico, Stephane Miroux, a shy insecure young man, agrees to come to Paris to draw closer to his widowed mother Christine. He lands a boring job at a calendar-making firm and falls in love with his charming neighbor Stephanie. But conquering her is no bed of roses for the young man and the only solution he finds to put up with the difficulties he is going through is escape into a dream world... This is why La Science Des Reves (2006) is one of the best movies like Home Alone (1990). (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:france,  apartment
Characters:boy,  friend
Story:neighbor neighbor relationship,  paris france,  police car,  telephone call,  sweater,  shopping cart,  remote control,  hat,  slow motion,  flying,  sleeping,  apology,  bedroom,  telephone,  television,  neighbor,  bed,  running,  watching tv,  mirror,  fire,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  police

Toy Story (1995)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Toy Story (1995)

A little boy named Andy loves to be in his room, playing with his toys, especially his doll named "Woody". But, what do the toys do when Andy is not with them, they come to life. Woody believes that he has life (as a toy) good. However, he must worry about Andy's family moving, and what Woody does not know is about Andy's birthday party. Woody does not realize that Andy's mother gave him an action figure known as Buzz Lightyear, who does not believe that he is a toy, and quickly becomes Andy's new favorite toy. Woody, who is now consumed with jealousy, tries to get rid of Buzz. Then, both Woody and Buzz are now lost. They must find a way to get back to Andy before he moves without them, but they will have to pass through a ruthless toy killer, Sid Phillips. (Read More)

Themes:christmas,  friendship
Mood:night
Characters:boy,  friend
Period:1990s
Story:toy,  home,  house,  little boy,  telling someone to shut up,  looking out a window,  yelling,  imagination,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  flying,  pizza,  first part,  threat,  product placement,  suburb,  apology,  bedroom,  subjective camera,  neighbor,  bed,  rescue,  cult film,  family relationships,  violence

Critters (1986)
Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Critters (1986)

A massive ball of furry creatures from another world eat their way through a small mid-western town followed by intergalactic bounty hunters opposed only by militant townspeople.

Themes:courage,  fear
Mood:night
Locations:kitchen,  church
Story:police car,  little boy,  child swearing,  power outage,  fireworks,  first part,  screaming,  danger,  tree,  child in peril,  police station,  bedroom,  subjective camera,  telephone,  watching tv,  rescue,  fire,  brother sister relationship,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  violence

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Taxi (1998) is one of the best movies like Home Alone (1990)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Taxi (1998)

In Marseilles (France), skilled pizza delivery boy Daniel who drives a scooter finally has his dreams come true. He gets a taxi license. Caught by the police for a huge speed infraction, he will help Emilien, a loser inspector who can't drive, on the track of German bank robbers, so he doesn't lose his license and his dream job. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:france,  apartment,  airport
Characters:driver,  boy
Story:pizza delivery,  police car,  pizza,  first part,  automobile,  truck,  police station,  arrest,  watching tv,  car,  fire,  mother son relationship,  police

The Witches (1990)
Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

The Witches (1990)

A young boy, recently orphaned, is taken to England by his grandmother. At a hotel in which they are staying, a group of witches have gathered to prepare a plot to rid England of all children.

Themes:childhood,  anger,  fear
Locations:kitchen,  snow
Characters:boy,  friend
Story:police car,  little boy,  luggage,  treehouse,  yelling,  pet,  lifting someone into the air,  hiding,  hat,  holiday,  fireworks,  scream,  vacation,  child in peril,  house,  disguise,  bedroom,  subjective camera,  running,  rescue,  car,  singing,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  police

E.t. The Extra-terrestrial (1982)
Family, Sci-fi

E.t. The Extra-terrestrial (1982)

After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie, and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien. This is why E.t. The Extra-terrestrial (1982) is one of the best movies like Home Alone (1990). (Read More)

Themes:loneliness,  friendship
Mood:night
Characters:boy,  friend
Story:pizza delivery,  home,  little boy,  child swearing,  famous score,  cartoon on tv,  yelling,  child protagonist,  child's point of view,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  toy,  flying,  pizza,  scream,  product placement,  suburb,  costume,  house,  disguise,  running,  brother sister relationship,  brother brother relationship,  cult film,  mother son relationship,  family relationships

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Clue (1985)
Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Clue (1985)

Clue is a movie about six guests, a butler, and a maid, who are all involved in the murders of six people. The guests all meet at Hill House, where you learn that Professor Plum works in D.C., where everyone else lives. Colonel Mustard is a client of Miss Scarlet, who is the ex-employer of Yvette, the maid, who had an affair with the husband of Mrs. White, etc. Blackmailer Mr. Boddy gives each guest a weapon and tells them to kill butler Wadsworth to avoid being exposed. Add in Mrs. Peacock's craziness and Mr. Green's clumsiness, and meet a whole group tangled in a web of murder, lies, and hilarity. (Read More)

Themes:fear
Mood:night
Locations:kitchen
Story:falling down stairs,  telephone call,  lifting male in air,  unsubtitled foreign language,  yelling,  attic,  stairs,  power outage,  slapstick comedy,  hat,  rope,  automobile,  danger,  weapon,  house,  running,  food,  car,  fire,  cult film,  singing,  dancing,  violence,  police

My Girl (1991) is one of the best movies like Home Alone (1990)
Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance

My Girl (1991)

1972. Vada Sultenfuss (played by Anna Chlumsky) is an intelligent, bubbly, hypochondriacal 11-year old girl. Her father, Harry (Dan Aykroyd), is a mortician and a widower. Her best friend is Thomas J Sennett (Macaulay Culkin). Then her father hires a new receptionist, Shelly (Jamie Lee Curtis), and life will never be the same again. (Read More)

Themes:childhood,  anger,  fear,  friendship
Characters:american,  boy,  friend
Story:little boy,  precocious child,  shopping cart,  kid,  pet,  uncle,  lifting someone into the air,  hat,  fireworks,  first part,  basement,  scream,  argument,  tree,  television,  neighbor,  bed,  watching tv,  brother brother relationship,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  family relationships

Pan (2015)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Pan (2015)

Themes:courage,  fear,  friendship
Characters:boy
Story:hit with a shovel,  american abroad,  child hero,  booby trap,  child protagonist,  child's point of view,  slapstick comedy,  flying,  rope,  statue,  tree,  child in peril,  subjective camera,  rescue,  fire,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  violence

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The People Under The Stairs (1991)
Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The People Under The Stairs (1991)

The People Under the Stairs is the story of a young boy (Fool) from the ghetto and takes place on his 13th birthday. In an attempted burglary (along with two others) of the home of his family's evil landlords, he becomes trapped inside their large suburban house and discovers the secret of the "children" that the insane brother and sister have been "rearing" under the stairs. (Read More)

Characters:boy
Period:1990s
Story:stairs,  falling down stairs,  house,  furnace,  crowbar,  booby trap,  attic,  child protagonist,  burglary,  home,  spider,  basement,  suburb,  child in peril,  brother sister relationship,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  violence,  police

Hugo (2011)
Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance

Hugo (2011)

Hugo is an orphan boy living in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. He learned to fix clocks and other gadgets from his father and uncle which he puts to use keeping the train station clocks running. The only thing that he has left that connects him to his dead father is an automaton (mechanical man) that doesn't work without a special key. Hugo needs to find the key to unlock the secret he believes it contains. On his adventures, he meets George Melies, a shopkeeper, who works in the train station, and his adventure-seeking god-daughter. Hugo finds that they have a surprising connection to his father and the automaton, and he discovers it unlocks some memories the old man has buried inside regarding his past. This is why Hugo (2011) is one of the best movies like Home Alone (1990). (Read More)

Themes:loneliness,  anger,  friendship
Locations:france,  snow
Characters:boy,  friend
Story:uncle,  toy,  paris france,  little boy,  train,  telephone call,  snowing,  child's point of view,  clock,  home,  hiding,  scream,  statue,  child in peril,  subjective camera,  telephone,  running,  arrest,  rescue,  food,  fire,  brother brother relationship,  photograph,  dancing,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  police

En Man Som Heter Ove (2015) is one of the best movies like Home Alone (1990)
Comedy, Drama

En Man Som Heter Ove (2015)

59 year old Ove is the block's grumpy man who several years earlier was deposed as president of the condominium association, but he could not give a damn about being deposed and therefore keeps looking over the neighborhood with an iron fist. When pregnant Parvaneh and her family moves into the terraced house opposite and accidentally backs into Ove's mailbox it turns out to be an unexpected friendship. A drama comedy about unexpected friendship, love and the importance of surrounding yourself with the proper tools. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:snow,  church
Story:neighbor neighbor relationship,  iron,  unsubtitled foreign language,  snowing,  toy,  slow motion,  rope,  vacation,  house,  neighbor,  rescue,  train,  fire,  photograph,  dancing,  husband wife relationship

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The Holiday (2006)
Comedy, Romance

The Holiday (2006)

In London, Iris Simpkins writes a wedding column in a newspaper and nurtures an unrequited love for her colleague Jasper Bloom. Near Christmas, she is informed that Jasper is engaged to marry another colleague, and her life turns upside down. In Los Angeles, the movie-trailers maker Amanda Woods has just split with her unfaithful boyfriend Ethan and wants to forget him. Through a house exchange website, Amanda impulsively swaps her mansion for Iris' cottage in Surrey for the holidays. While in Surrey, Amanda meets Iris' brother and book editor Graham and they fall in love with each other. Meanwhile, Iris meets her new next door neighbor the ninety year old screenplay writer Arthur, who helps her retrieve her self-esteem, and the film composer Miles, with whom she falls in love. (Read More)

Themes:christmas
Locations:airport,  snow
Story:christmas tree,  house,  telephone call,  luggage,  stairs,  home,  lifting someone into the air,  holiday,  vacation,  bedroom,  neighbor,  bed,  running,  airplane,  car,  brother sister relationship

Fred Claus (2007)
Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Fred Claus (2007)

During childhood, Fred Claus suffered his younger brother Nick's saintliness. Jump ahead: Fred is a fast-talking, genial but self-centered guy in Chicago looking for $50,000 to open an off-track-betting shop. When one scam goes awry, he calls Nick at the North Pole for a loan: Nick will give him the money only if Fred comes up to help a few days with the Christmas rush. After his girlfriend dumps him, Fred heads north. Santa's facing an audit from an efficiency expert, and it's not pleasant. Fred's job is to review charts and determine who's naughty and who's nice. Is there any fraternal feeling left, can either learn from the other, and what about Santa getting fired? (Read More)

Themes:childhood,  christmas
Locations:snow
Story:christmas tree,  chicago illinois,  sled,  cartoon on tv,  power outage,  barefoot,  slapstick comedy,  holiday,  apology,  dysfunctional family,  arrest,  brother brother relationship,  dancing,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships

Groundhog Day (1993)
Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Groundhog Day (1993)

A weather man is reluctantly sent to cover a story about a weather forecasting "rat" (as he calls it). This is his fourth year on the story, and he makes no effort to hide his frustration. On awaking the 'following' day he discovers that it's Groundhog Day again, and again, and again. First he uses this to his advantage, then comes the realisation that he is doomed to spend the rest of eternity in the same place, seeing the same people do the same thing EVERY day. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Mood:night
Locations:snow
Period:1990s
Story:hit with a shovel,  police car,  male musician,  musical instrument,  yelling,  lying,  snowing,  self discovery,  shovel,  clock,  lifting someone into the air,  hat,  hugging,  holiday,  automobile,  screaming,  costume,  danger,  television,  bed,  water,  watching tv,  food,  car,  train,  fire,  cult film,  singing,  title spoken by character,  dancing,  police

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The Brothers Grimm (2005) is one of the best movies like Home Alone (1990)
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller

The Brothers Grimm (2005)

Folklore collectors and con artists, Jake and Will Grimm, travel from village to village pretending to protect townsfolk from enchanted creatures and performing exorcisms. They are put to the test, however, when they encounter a real magical curse in a haunted forest with real magical beings, requiring genuine courage. This is why The Brothers Grimm (2005) is one of the best movies like Home Alone (1990). (Read More)

Themes:courage,  fear
Locations:snow,  church
Characters:boy,  friend
Story:snowing,  stairs,  slapstick comedy,  lifting someone into the air,  hat,  flying,  rope,  fireworks,  tree,  child in peril,  weapon,  bed,  running,  arrest,  rescue,  mirror,  food,  fire,  brother brother relationship,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  violence

The 'burbs (1989)
Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

The 'burbs (1989)

This story takes place in a typical American neighborhood, when some new neighbors come to live in the house next to Ray Peterson. These new people are really strange; nobody has ever seen them, their house is a real mess, and during the night you can hear weird noises from their basement. The only thing they know is their name: Klopeks. One day Walter (an old man of the neighborhood) suddenly disappears and everyone starts to suspect the Klopeks... (Read More)

Mood:night
Locations:kitchen
Characters:american
Story:neighbor neighbor relationship,  pizza delivery,  nosy neighbor,  house,  furnace,  telling someone to shut up,  shovel,  power outage,  basement,  product placement,  vacation,  suburb,  breaking the fourth wall,  bedroom,  neighbor,  fire,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships

The Flintstones (1994)
Comedy, Family, Fantasy

The Flintstones (1994)

The Flintstones and the Rubbles are modern stone-age families. Fred and Barney work at Slate and Company, mining rock. Fred gives Barney some money so he and Betty can adopt a baby. When Fred and Barney take a test to determine who should become the new associate vice president, Barney returns the favor by switching his test answers for Fred's, whose answers aren't very good. Fred gets the executive position, but little does he know that he's being manipulated by his boss to be the fall guy for an embezzlement scheme. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Characters:friend
Story:little boy,  laundry,  yelling,  pet,  barefoot,  home,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  hugging,  product placement,  house,  running,  food,  car,  fire,  singing,  dancing,  family relationships

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-fi

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

Through contact with a mysterious substance, called Ooze, 4 little turtles in the canalization of New York mutate to giant turtles. They can speak, walk upright and love pizza. The wise rat Splinter becomes their mentor and educates them to Ninja fighters. Their arch-enemy is the bad, bad guy Shredder, who struggles to gain power over the world. Of course the ninja turtles will do everything to stop him. (Read More)

Themes:anger,  friendship
Locations:apartment
Characters:friend
Period:1990s
Story:pizza delivery,  cartoon on tv,  slapstick comedy,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  pizza,  first part,  costume,  argument,  disguise,  water,  fire,  brother brother relationship,  cult film,  police,  violence

The Pink Panther (2006) is one of the best movies like Home Alone (1990)
Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Mystery

The Pink Panther (2006)

When the coach of the France soccer team is killed by a poisoned dart in the stadium in the end of a game, and his expensive and huge ring with the diamond Pink Panther disappears, the ambitious Chief Insp. Dreyfus assigns the worst police inspector Jacques Clouseau to the case. His intention is to give a diversion to the press, while he uses his best men to chase the killer and thief. He assigns Gendarme Gilbert Ponton to work with Clouseau and inform each step of the investigation. When Clouseau is nominated with honor to the highest prize in France, Dreyfus decides to humiliate Clouseau and take him out of the case. However Clouseau has already solved the mystery. (Read More)

Locations:france,  airport
Characters:american
Story:paris france,  police car,  power outage,  remote control,  slapstick comedy,  first part,  scream,  costume,  pain,  disguise,  bed,  running,  watching tv,  fire,  cult film,  singing,  title spoken by character,  dancing,  police

Parenthood (1989)
Comedy, Drama

Parenthood (1989)

The story of the Buckman family and friends, attempting to bring up their children. They suffer/enjoy all the events that occur: estranged relatives, the "black sheep" of the family, the eccentrics, the skeletons in the closet, and the rebellious teenagers. This is why Parenthood (1989) is one of the best movies like Home Alone (1990). (Read More)

Locations:kitchen
Story:little boy,  telephone call,  power outage,  home,  blockbuster,  hugging,  house,  dysfunctional family,  bedroom,  bed,  car,  brother sister relationship,  brother brother relationship,  singing,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships

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Another Year (2010)
Comedy, Drama

Another Year (2010)

A married couple who have managed to remain blissfully happy into their autumn years, are surrounded over the course of the four seasons of one average year by friends, colleagues, and family who all seem to suffer some degree of unhappiness.

Themes:loneliness,  anger,  christmas,  friendship
Characters:friend
Story:paris france,  telephone call,  toothbrush,  treehouse,  shovel,  holiday,  suburb,  apology,  telephone,  watching tv,  mirror,  food,  car,  train,  brother brother relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships

Nim's Island (2008)
Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Nim's Island (2008)

Nim Rusoe is a girl who joins her father, a scientist, when he does research on marine life on an island. It's just the two of them but she spends her time making friends with all the animals she encounters, chatting on the computer and reading the adventure books of Alex Rover. When her father goes to do some research but when a storm strikes the island he doesn't come back, she gets worried and frightened. She then e-mails Alex Rover hoping that he will come but what she doesn't know is that Alex Rover is a woman who is agoraphobic and germaphobic. But her creation comes to life and eggs her to go. Unfortunately she has never gone anywhere before and is denied her necessities like her sanitary gel by the customs officer at the airport. In the meantime, Nim tries to be strong while waiting for Alex to arrive. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  fear
Locations:airport
Characters:boy
Story:american abroad,  telephone call,  treehouse,  power outage,  child's point of view,  imagination,  slapstick comedy,  spider,  lifting someone into the air,  product placement,  danger,  tree,  child in peril,  house,  subjective camera,  telephone,  bed,  water,  airplane,  rescue,  food,  fire,  photograph,  dancing,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships

Risky Business (1983) is one of the best movies like Home Alone (1990)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance

Risky Business (1983)

A suburban Chicago teenager's parents leave on vacation, and he cuts loose. An unauthorised trip in his father's Porsche means a sudden need for lots of money, which he raises in a creative way.

Themes:friendship
Mood:night
Locations:airport
Characters:friend
Story:home alone,  chicago illinois,  telephone call,  burglary,  blockbuster,  vacation,  house,  bedroom,  telephone,  bed,  car,  cult film,  dancing,  mother son relationship

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Garden State (2004)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Garden State (2004)

Andrew Largeman is a semi-successful television actor who plays a intellectually disabled quarterback. His somewhat controlling and psychiatrist father has led Andrew ("Large") to believe that his mother's wheelchair bound life was his fault. Andrew decides to lay off the drugs that his father and his doctor made him believe that he needed, and began to see life for what it is. He began to feel the pain he had longed for, and began to have a genuine relationship with a girl who had some problems of her own. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  loneliness,  friendship
Locations:kitchen,  airport
Characters:friend
Story:christmas tree,  home,  vacation,  pain,  police car,  telephone call,  hugging,  suburb,  screaming,  dysfunctional family,  telephone,  television,  bed,  watching tv,  food,  brother sister relationship,  cult film,  singing,  dancing,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  police

The Matador (2005)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Matador (2005)

A chance encounter between a travelling salesman and a lonely hitman triggers a strangely profound relationship which provokes each to act in ways neither would have imagined possible. Fate steps in to form a friendship between two men from irreconcilable worlds that will alter the lives of both forever. This is why The Matador (2005) is one of the best movies like Home Alone (1990). (Read More)

Themes:christmas,  friendship
Locations:kitchen,  airport,  snow,  church
Characters:boy,  friend
Story:christmas tree,  christmas decoration,  telephone call,  ticket,  snowing,  hugging,  tree,  apology,  watching tv,  airplane,  mirror,  car,  fire,  photograph,  dancing,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship

Trois Couleurs: Blanc (1994)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Trois Couleurs: Blanc (1994)

Karol (Polish) marries Domininque (French) and moves to Paris. The marriage breaks down and Dominique divorces Karol, forcing him into the life of a metro beggar and eventually back to Poland. However, he never forgets Dominique and while building a new life for himself in Warsaw he begins to plot... (Read More)

Themes:humiliation,  friendship
Locations:france,  airport,  snow,  church
Characters:friend
Story:christmas tree,  paris france,  telephone call,  luggage,  hiding,  slow motion,  sleeping,  statue,  pain,  bed,  arrest,  airplane,  fire,  brother brother relationship,  husband wife relationship,  police

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Peter Pan (1953) is one of the best movies like Home Alone (1990)
Adventure, Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical

Peter Pan (1953)

An adaptation of J. M. Barrie's story about a boy who never grew up. The three children of the Darling family receive a visit from Peter Pan, who takes them to Never Land, where an ongoing war between Peter's gang of rag-tag runaways and the evil Pirate Captain Hook is taking place.

Themes:childhood,  anger,  friendship
Characters:american,  boy,  friend
Story:little boy,  child protagonist,  clock,  home,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  flying,  first part,  bed,  rescue,  brother sister relationship,  brother brother relationship,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships

Scrooged (1988)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Scrooged (1988)

Frank Cross runs a US TV station which is planning a live adaptation of Dickens' Christmas Carol. Frank's childhood wasn't a particularly pleasant one, and so he doesn't really appreciate the Christmas spirit. With the help of the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future, Frank realises he must change. (Read More)

Themes:childhood,  loneliness,  christmas,  friendship
Characters:friend
Story:christmas carol,  cartoon on tv,  lifting someone into the air,  slow motion,  holiday,  breaking the fourth wall,  television,  cult film,  singing,  title spoken by character,  dancing

Hook (1991)
Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Hook (1991)

Peter Pan (Williams) has grown up to be a cut-throat merger and acquisitions lawyer, and is married to Wendy's granddaughter. Captain Hook (Hoffman) kidnaps his children, and Peter returns to Never Land with Tinkerbell (Roberts). With the help of her and the Lost Boys, he must remember how to be Peter Pan again in order to save his children by battling with Captain Hook once again. (Read More)

Themes:christmas
Locations:snow
Characters:boy,  friend
Period:1990s
Story:little boy,  telephone call,  yelling,  snowing,  self discovery,  child's point of view,  home,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  slow motion,  hugging,  costume,  house,  dysfunctional family,  bed,  airplane,  rescue,  brother sister relationship,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  violence

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Gremlins (1984)
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

Gremlins (1984)

Minature green monsters tear through the small town of Kingston Falls. Hijinks ensue as a mild-mannered bank teller releases these hideous loonies after gaining a new pet and violating two of three simple rules: No water (violated), no food after midnight (violated), and no bright light. Hilarious mayhem and destruction in a town straight out of Norman Rockwell. So, when your washing machine blows up or your TV goes on the fritz, before you call the repair man, turn on all the lights and look under all the beds. 'Cause you never can tell, there just might be a gremlin in your house. This is why Gremlins (1984) is one of the best movies like Home Alone (1990). (Read More)

Themes:christmas,  friendship
Story:light,  pet,  toy car,  christmas tree,  water,  food,  microwave oven,  cartoon on tv,  home,  blockbuster,  holiday,  first part,  product placement,  suburb,  house,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  family relationships

Frankenweenie (2012) is one of the best movies like Home Alone (1990)
Animation, Comedy, Family, Horror, Sci-fi

Frankenweenie (2012)

When young Victor's pet dog Sparky (who stars in Victor's home-made monster movies) is hit by a car, Victor decides to bring him back to life the only way he knows how. But when the bolt-necked "monster" wreaks havoc and terror in the hearts of Victor's neighbors, he has to convince them (and his parents) that despite his appearance, Sparky's still the good loyal friend he's always been. (Read More)

Themes:fear
Characters:boy,  friend
Story:police car,  little boy,  car,  pet,  uncle,  attic,  shovel,  home,  spider,  scream,  suburb,  neighbor,  running,  watching tv,  rescue,  fire,  singing,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship

Hung Fan Kui (1995)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Hung Fan Kui (1995)

Keong comes from Hong Kong to visit New York for his uncle's wedding. His uncle runs a market in the Bronx and Keong offers to help out while Uncle is on his honeymoon. During his stay in the Bronx, Keong befriends a neighbor kid and beats up some neighborhood thugs who cause problems at the market. Meanwhile, one of those petty thugs in the local gang stumbles into a criminal situation way over his head. Blinded by greed, his involvement draws his gang, the kid, Keong, and the whole neighborhood into a deadly crossfire. When the lazy cops fail to successfully resolve matters, Keong takes things into his own hands. Needless to say, much spectacular kung-fu and outrageous action sequences follow.... (Read More)

Locations:apartment,  airport,  church
Period:1990s
Story:falling down stairs,  police car,  little boy,  kid,  uncle,  shoplifting,  product placement,  child in peril,  one man army,  disguise,  police station,  criminal,  neighbor,  airplane,  rescue,  brother sister relationship,  violence,  police

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Ghostbusters (2016)
Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Ghostbusters (2016)

Themes:fear,  friendship
Story:falling down stairs,  police car,  telephone call,  crowbar,  uncle,  power outage,  slapstick comedy,  flying,  pizza,  basement,  product placement,  screaming,  danger,  telephone,  rescue,  fire,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  dancing,  police

Arthur Et Les Minimoys (2006)
Adventure, Animation, Family, Fantasy

Arthur Et Les Minimoys (2006)

Arthur is a spirited ten-year old whose parents are away looking for work, whose eccentric grandfather has been missing for several years, and who lives with his grandmother in a country house that, in two days, will be repossessed, torn down, and turned into a block of flats unless Arthur's grandfather returns to sign some papers and pay off the family debt. Arthur discovers that the key to success lies in his own descent into the land of the Minimoys, creatures no larger than a tooth, whom his grandfather helped relocate to their garden. Somewhere among them is hidden a pile of rubies, too. Can Arthur be of stout heart and save the day? Romance beckons as well, and a villain lurks. (Read More)

Characters:boy
Story:toy car,  boy hero,  police car,  telephone call,  child hero,  tooth,  child's point of view,  imagination,  home,  sleeping,  first part,  apology,  house,  water,  food,  brother sister relationship,  dancing,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  police

Hot Pursuit (2015) is one of the best movies like Home Alone (1990)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Hot Pursuit (2015)

Rose Cooper is an uptight and by-the-book cop whose name has become a verb synonymous with screw-ups, and she's found a chance to redeem herself. She has been assigned to protect a federal witness, Daniella Riva, the vivacious and outgoing widow of a drug boss. As the two polar opposites race through Texas, they find themselves pursues by everyone from crooked cops to murderous gunmen. However, their greatest obstacle to making this out alive may be themselves as they learn that Cooper has now been considered a fugitive fleeing with Danielle. This is why Hot Pursuit (2015) is one of the best movies like Home Alone (1990). (Read More)

Themes:anger,  friendship
Characters:friend
Story:police car,  bag,  danger,  argument,  weapon,  house,  disguise,  police station,  criminal,  television,  running,  watching tv,  car,  dancing,  husband wife relationship,  violence,  police

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Keeping Mum (2005)
Comedy, Crime

Keeping Mum (2005)

Walter Goodfellow, the vicar for the small English country parish of Little Wallop, has allowed his marriage to Gloria go stale, and he is so detached from his family that he has not taken notice that his 17-year-old daughter Holly is going through a succession of relationships with unsuitable boyfriends, and his son Petey fears going to school owing to being bullied. Out of desperation for affection, Gloria begins to fall for the advances of Lance, an American golf pro who is giving her "private" lessons. The problems upsetting the family start to fade away after Grace Hawkins, the new housekeeper, arrives and starts tending to matters as an older, and rather darkly mysterious version of Mary Poppins. (Read More)

Themes:anger
Locations:church
Characters:american,  boy
Story:hiding under a bed,  american abroad,  little boy,  shovel,  hiding,  rope,  house,  dysfunctional family,  neighbor,  arrest,  watching tv,  food,  car,  train,  brother sister relationship,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships

Volver (2006)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery

Volver (2006)

Raimunda, her daughter Paula and her sister Sole travel from Madrid to the windy and superstitious village of Alcanfor de las Infantas to visit the grave of their mother Irene, who died years ago in a fire with her husband. Then they visit Irene's sister Paula, an old senile aunt that raised Raimunda after the death of her parents that insists to tell them that Irene is alive and living with her; later, they go to the house of her neighbor and friend Agustina, who gives a support to Paula. They return to Madrid, and after a hard day of work, Raimunda meets her daughter completely distraught at the bus stop waiting for her. When they arrive home, Paula tells her mother that she killed her unemployed father Paco, who was completely drunk and tried to rape her. While Raimunda hides his body, Sole calls her to tell that their beloved aunt Paula has died. The next morning, Sole travels alone to the funeral, and when she returns to Madrid, she finds her mother hidden in the trunk of her car. She brings Irene to her apartment, where secrets from the past are disclosed. (Read More)

Themes:loneliness,  anger
Locations:apartment
Characters:friend
Story:hiding under a bed,  aunt,  telephone call,  shovel,  remote control,  home,  tree,  apology,  house,  fire,  neighbor,  watching tv,  mirror,  food,  car,  singing,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships

The Santa Clause (1994)
Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy

The Santa Clause (1994)

Divorcee Scott Calvin is disgusted to learn that his ex and her husband have tried - and failed - to break it easy to their 6-year-old son Charlie that Santa isn't real. On Christmas Eve, Scott reads The Night Before Christmas... then receives an unexpected visitor on his roof. When he's startled by Scott's calling out and falls, the Santa impersonator disappears, leaving only an 8-reindeer sleigh and a suit with instructions to put it on if he's involved in an accident. Scott does, and is transported around the town dropping gifts through chimneys until he's taken to the North Pole and informed by a group who claim they're elves that he is now Santa. Charlie is proud of his dad's new job, though Scott's convinced it's a dream. Until his hair turns white, his beard refuses to stay shaved, he gains weight inexplicably, even for his sudden love of junk food... Now he's accepted it, there's just one problem: how to keep it secret from his disbelieving family? (Read More)

Themes:christmas
Mood:night
Locations:snow
Characters:boy
Story:christmas tree,  chicago illinois,  precocious child,  lifting someone into the air,  flying,  product placement,  suburb,  police station,  arrest,  rescue,  food,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  police

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Kindergarten Cop (1990) is one of the best movies like Home Alone (1990)
Comedy

Kindergarten Cop (1990)

John Kimble is a tough city cop who's been on the trail of drug dealer Cullen Crisp for years. He finally tracks Crisp down but it seems the only person that can testify against him is his ex-wife. The problem is she's disappeared and all Kimble knows is the name of the school in Oregon where her son attends. When things don't quite go to plan, Kimble finds he has to go undercover on his toughest assignment yet - Kindergarten teacher! (Read More)

Themes:fear,  friendship
Mood:night
Locations:kitchen
Characters:friend
Period:1990s
Story:little boy,  unsubtitled foreign language,  telling someone to shut up,  yelling,  pet,  lying,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  toy,  scream,  screaming,  danger,  pain,  child in peril,  police station,  criminal,  bed,  water,  arrest,  airplane,  rescue,  food,  car,  fire,  cult film,  photograph,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  violence,  police

Toy Story 2 (1999)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Toy Story 2 (1999)

While Andy is away at summer camp Woody has been toynapped by Al McWiggin, a greedy collector and proprietor of "Al's Toy Barn"! In this all-out rescue mission, Buzz and his friends Mr. Potato Head, Slinky Dog, Rex and Hamm springs into action to rescue Woody from winding up as a museum piece. They must find a way to save him before he gets sold in Japan forever and they'll never see him again! This is why Toy Story 2 (1999) is one of the best movies like Home Alone (1990). (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:airport
Characters:friend
Period:1990s
Story:toy,  home,  rescue,  little boy,  blockbuster,  hat,  flying,  suburb,  apology,  house,  television,  airplane,  mirror,  cult film,  husband wife relationship,  violence

Sleeping With Other People (2015)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Sleeping With Other People (2015)

Themes:humiliation,  anger,  fear,  christmas,  friendship
Locations:france
Characters:boy,  friend
Story:police car,  little boy,  telephone call,  remote control,  sleeping,  threat,  apology,  police station,  telephone,  watching tv,  brother brother relationship,  title spoken by character,  dancing,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship

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The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical

The Wizard Of Oz (1939)

In this charming film based on the popular L. Frank Baum stories, Dorothy and her dog Toto are caught in a tornado's path and somehow end up in the land of Oz. Here she meets some memorable friends and foes in her journey to meet the Wizard of Oz who everyone says can help her return home and possibly grant her new friends their goals of a brain, heart and courage. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  friendship
Locations:snow
Story:home,  house,  waving,  curtain,  aunt,  snowing,  clock,  lifting someone into the air,  threat,  tree,  child in peril,  disguise,  dysfunctional family,  neighbor,  rescue,  fire,  singing,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship

Arachnophobia (1990) is one of the best movies like Home Alone (1990)
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Arachnophobia (1990)

A large spider from the jungles of South America is accidently transported in a crate with a dead body to America where it mates with a local spider. Soon after, the residents of a small California town disappear as the result of spider bites from the deadly spider offspring. It's up to a couple of doctors with the help of an insect exterminator to annihilate these eight legged freaks before they take over the entire town. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  fear
Locations:america
Characters:american,  boy
Story:spider,  home,  toy car,  house,  police car,  little boy,  hiding,  danger,  subjective camera,  neighbor,  fire,  brother sister relationship,  cult film,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship

Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan (2006)
Comedy

Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan (2006)

Borat Sagdiyev is a TV reporter of a popular show in Kazakhstan as Kazakhstan's sixth most famous man and a leading journalist. He is sent from his home to America by his government to make a documentary about American society and culture. Borat takes a course in New York City to understand American humor. While watching Baywatch on TV, Borat discovers how beautiful their women are in the form of C. J. Parker, who was played by actress Pamela Anderson who hails from Malibu, California. He decides to go on a cross-country road trip to California in a quest to make her his wife and take her back to his country. On his journey Borat and his producer encounter a country full of strange and wonderful Americans, real people in real chaotic situations with hysterical consequences. (Read More)

Themes:humiliation,  friendship
Locations:america,  airport,  church
Characters:american,  friend
Story:telephone call,  bush,  remote control,  home,  costume,  truck,  television,  neighbor,  running,  arrest,  watching tv,  airplane,  food,  car,  brother sister relationship,  brother brother relationship,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship

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