The Good Son is a 1993 American psychological thriller film directed by Joseph Ruben and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It was written by English novelist Ian McEwan. Its story follows a young boy named Mark who, after the death of his mother, is sent to stay with his aunt and uncle while his father is away on business. While there he meets his cousin Henry, who shows signs of violent and evil behavior. It stars Macaulay Culkin, Elijah Wood, Wendy Crewson, David Morse, Daniel Hugh Kelly, and Jacqueline Brookes.


Mark Evans is a boy whose mother, Janice, has recently died. Mark's father, Jack, is about to leave for a business trip, so he takes him to Maine to spend his winter break with his aunt, Susan, and his uncle, Wallace. Mark meets his cousins, Connie and Henry. However, Henry displays a fascination with death, as he talks to Mark about the deaths of Janice and his younger brother, Richard, which makes Mark feel uncomfortable.