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The Macaulay Culkin Movies List

Updated on January 18, 2017

Macaulay Culkin is, without a doubt, one of the biggest child stars of all time. Although his movie career floundered once he became an adolescent, he has consistently managed to hug the headlines for one reason or another - the latest being his rumored death. Born on August 26, 1980, he started acting at the age of four and was ten when Home Alone made him a household name all over the world.

Here is a list of Macaulay Culkin movies list so far:

1. Rocket Gibraltar (1988)

Written by Amos Poe and directed by Daniel Petrie, Rocket Gibraltar was Macaulay Culkin's first foray into movies. At that time, he was only 8 years old. The film also starred Burt Lancaster, Suzy Amis, Patricia Clarkson and Kevin Spacey. The 99-minute film was released in the United States on September 2, 1988 and earned $187,349 at the domestic box office.

The movie revolves around the desire of a dying patriarch to be given a Viking Funeral. He gathers all his sons and daughters to celebrate his 77th birthday party where he makes his wish known. But they are too occupied with their own personal and social problems; so, it falls upon the grandchildren to honor his last wish.

2. See You in the Morning (1989)

Written and directed by Alan J. Pakula, See You in the Morning also starred Jeff Bridges, Alice Krige, Farah Fawcett and Drew Barrymore. The 119-minute film was released in the United States on April 14, 1989 and made $4,795,000 at the domestic box office.

The movie revolves around a divorced psychologist's attempt to woo a young widow with two children, one of them played by Culkin. While the window and her children are still mourning the death of the man they loved, the psychologist himself has children he loves. In essence, the film is about second chance.

3. Uncle Buck (1989)

Written and directed by John Hughes, Uncle Buck starred John Candy, Jean Louisa Kelly and Macaulay Culkin. The 99-minute film was made on a budget of $15 million and made over $79 million at the US domestic box office. It was released in the United States on August 16, 1989.

The movie revolves around the attempt by overweight bachelor and slob played by John Candy to win the friendship of his rebellious niece (played by Kelly) and nephew (played by Culkin) while he is asked to babysit them for a few days.

4. Home Alone (1990):

Written by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus, Home Alone is the movie that made Macaulay Culkin a household name. It was also the first film in which Culkin had the sole starring role. Other actors in the movie included Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard and Catherine O'Hara. This 103-minute movie was made on budget of $18 million and released in the United States on November 16, 1990. It made $476,684,675 at the domestic box office.

The movie revolves around the ingenious ways an 8-year-old boy called Kevin (played by Culkin), who has been accidentally left behind while his family goes on Christmas vacation, to defend his home against two idiotic burglars (played by Pesci and Stern).

5. My Girl (1991)

Written by Laurice Elehwany and directed by Howard Zieff, My Girl is a coming-of-age comedy film starring Macaulay Culkin and Anna Chlumsky (her first feature film). The film also starred Dan Aykroyd and Jamie Lee Curtis. The 102-minute film was made on a budget of $15 million and made $59,847,243 at the domestic box office. It was released in the United States on November 7, 1991.

The movie revolves around the attempts by a young girl, played by Chlumsky, to split up her father, a widower who runs a funeral parlor, and his new girlfriend, a makeup artist he has hired to help him. Culkin plays her best friend who is allergic to everything.

6. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)

Written by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York was Culkin's second outing as Kevin, the little left-behind-by-his-parents-on-vacation boy who stole America's heart. The film also starred Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard and Catherine O'Hara once again. The 120-minute film was made on a budget of $20 million and made $358,994,850 at the US domestic box office. It was released on November 20, 1992.

Once again, Kevin is left behind by his family, but this time he boards the wrong flight and ends up in New York, where he runs into the same two idiotic burglars he had outwitted a year earlier.

7. The Good Son (1993)

Written by Ian McEwan and directed by Joseph Ruben, The Good Son is a psychological thriller in which Culkin played the "bad guy". The film also starred Elijah Wood and Wendy Crewson. Made on a budget of $17 million, it grossed $60,613,008 at the US domestic box office. The film was released in the United States on September 24, 1993.

The film revolves around a young boy (played by Culkin) who displays an increasingly psychopathic behavior towards his cousin (played by Wood) of the same age who has come to stay with his family.

8. The Pagemaster (1994)

Directed by Joe Johnston (live action) and Poxote Hunt (animation), The Pagemaster is a fantasy adventure starring Macaulay Culkin, Christopher Lloyd, Ed Begley Jr. and Mel Harris. Made on a budget of $21 million, it bombed at the box office made only $13,670,688, but managed to recoup the investment from the sale of home video. The 76-minute film was released in the United States on November 23, 1994.

The film revolves around the attempts of a cowardly boy (played by Culkin) to return to the real world after he accidentally finds himself in an animated world when enters a library to escape a storm.

9. Getting Even with Dad (1994)

Co-written by Tom S. Parker and Jim Jennewein and directed by Howard Deutch, Getting Even with Dad is a comedy film starring Macaulay Culkin, Ted Danson and Glenne Headley. Made on a budget of $30 million, the film bombed at the box office and only managed to make $18,869,594. The 104-minute film was released in the United Stated on June 17, 1994.

The movie revolves around a rare coin heist carried out by an ex-con (played by Danson) and the attempt by his estranged son Timmy (played by Culkin), who gets hold of the stolen coins and hides them to get his father's attention.

10. Richie Rich (1994)

Co-written by Neil Tolkin and Tom S. Parker and directed by Donald Petrie, Richie Rich is a live-action film adaptation of the comic book character of the same name by Alfred Harvey and Warren Kremer. The film starred Macaulay Culkin (in the title role), Johan Larroquette, Edward Herrmann, Christine Ebersole and Jonathan Hyde. Made on a budget of $40 million, it was a box office failure and managed to make only $38,087,756 at the US domestic box office. The 95-minute film was released in the United States on December 21, 1994.

While the superrich but friendless kid Richie Rich is on mission to find some real friends, one the of the top executives of the Rich Industries is out to murder his parents and take over the company. Richie Rich recruits some a group of new friends to help him find his missing parents and thwart the villain's sinister plan.

11. Party Monster (2003)

Co-written and co-directed by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, Party Monsters is based on the true story of the Michael Alig, a drug-addled party organizer known as the King of the Club Kids. The film starred Macaulay Culkin, Seth Green, Chloe Sevigny, Diana Scarwid and Marylin Manson. Made on a budget of $5 million, the film managed to make only $742,898 at the US domestic box office. The 99-minute film was released in the United States on September 5, 2003.

12. Saved (2004):

Directed by Brian Danelly, Saved is a teen comedy-drama in which Macaulay Culkin played a supporting role. The film starred Jena Malone, Mandy Moore, Eva Amurri and Patrick Fugit. Made on a budget of $5 million, it made $10,156,933 at the domestic box office. The 92-minute film was released in the United States on May 28, 2004.

The movie revolves around a devoutly religious high school girl (played by Malone) who finds that her boyfriend is gay and has to deal with teen pregnancy, homophobia, ostracism, divorce and other issues at the same time. Culkin has only a supporting role in the movie as her wheel-chair bound brother.

13. Sex and Breakfast (2007):

Written and directed by Miles Brandman, Sex and Breakfast is a dark comedy film starring Macaulay Culkin, Kuno Becker, Eliza Dushku and Alexis Dziena. The film was released in the United Stated on November 30, 2007.

The movie revolves around a young couple's experiment with anonymous group sex in order to revitalize their troubled relationship.

14. The Wrong Ferrari (2011)

Written, directed and produced by Adam Green, The Wrong Ferrari was shot entirely using iPhone camera. The film starred Adam Green in the leading role and Macaulay Culkin, Jack Dishel, Chris Egan, Corry Kennedy and Illyse Singer in the supporting role. The 82-minute film was released in the United States was submitted to the Anthology of Film Archives on April 4, 2011.

The movie revolves around four young people who call themselves Greensters, their love affairs, and their use of the hallucinogen ketamine. It contains strong profanity and several nude scenes.

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      Nischal Gurung 2 years ago from Muscat, Oman

      its amazing how this guy has grown up hehe

    • Sara Psychedelic profile image

      Sara Psychedelic 2 years ago from Cincinnati, OH

      Love all the Culkin brothers. Despite Macaulay's drug addictions, he will always be a phenomenal actor to me (although Kieran is my favorite)!

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