Home Alone (1990) is Die Hard (1988)
A resourceful, somewhat badly adjusted guy is left alone on Christmas eve, when a group of otherwise successful career criminals enact an overly elaborate plan for a robbery. The only thing they weren't counting on is this one-man wrecking crew who, almost single-handedly and against all the odds, completely whoops their asses.
Plus: Gluttony as a sign of badassery.
The Films That Share It:
Die Hard and Home Alone. No, seriously. Hear us out. Both films star a completely normal person who, as a result of being distanced from his family, finds himself trapped in a place invaded by criminals, soon realizing that he's the only one who can do anything about it. He's unequipped, outclassed and lacks any resources (also, shoes).
In both movies, the protagonist must use his wits and improvised weaponry to take out the bad guys one at a time, punctuating everything he does with a glib one-liner or weird facial expression.
But the villains in both movies are pretty different, right? You can't compare Hans Gruber and his team of highly trained professionals to a couple of assclowns calling themselves "The Wet Bandits." Unless you consider the fact that, in both movies, the increasingly exasperated leader of the criminals initially attempts to deceive the protagonist by passing himself off as a good guy, but the protagonist is more clever and sees through his bullshit.
Oh, and at one point, both villains suffer a great fall.
Also, only one of them has won an Oscar, but not the one you'd expect.