All ‘Home Alone’ movies in order

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The holiday season usually brings a familiar sight on screens: Kevin McCallister setting up ingenious booby traps in one of the Home Alone films.

Undeniably, the first two movies were monumental hits. But owing to Hollywood’s penchant for stretching franchises, we now have four more installments in the series. Macaulay Culkin starred in the original pair, contributing to their iconic status alongside Catherine O’Hara, Daniel Stern, and Joe Pesci. Consequently, the later movies may feel somewhat disconnected from the classic originals.

However, with Christmas upon us and free time on hand, you might find yourself drawn to watching the entire series in the correct sequence. There’s a chance you might even discover a hidden gem among them.

All the Home Alone movies released in order:

  1. Home Alone (1990)
  2. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
  3. Home Alone 3 (1997)
  4. Home Alone 4: Taking Back the House (2002)
  5. Home Alone: The Holiday Heist (2012)
  6. Home Sweet Home Alone (2021)

 

Home Alone (1990)

The first Home Alone movie showcases the McCallister family’s chaos when young Kevin is accidentally left behind during their Christmas vacation. While Kevin enjoys his newfound freedom, he confronts burglars aiming to plunder their home. Armed with household items and a vivid imagination, Kevin outsmarts the intruders, safeguarding his home until the family’s return.

 

Home Alone 2

Lost in New York presents Kevin’s adventures after boarding the wrong flight, finding himself alone in New York City. He crosses paths again with the Wet Bandits and devises another set of elaborate traps to thwart their nefarious plans.

 

Home Alone 3

introduces Alex Pruitt, who becomes entangled in a predicament involving terrorists seeking a valuable computer chip. Despite being home sick with chickenpox, Alex cleverly defends his house, delaying the criminals until the authorities arrive.

 

Home Alone 4

Taking Back the House reintroduces Kevin, who defends his stepmother’s house from Marv. Despite featuring some original characters, the movie, plagued by cast changes, didn’t receive favorable reviews.

 

Home Alone: The Holiday Heist

A brother and sister left alone at home thwart thieves aiming to steal a famous painting. Though not highly regarded, it fares better than its predecessor.

 

Home Sweet Home Alone

This movie endeavors to rejuvenate the franchise. Despite a star-studded cast, it’s considered forgettable, detailing a story about thieves attempting to retrieve a valuable doll but ending up befriending the family instead.