over 1 year
One of the best movie <3
over 4 years
I see why it ends up on "cult film" lists, but to pointless for me.
almost 5 years
One-of-a-kind film, what I wish more 1970s films had been like. Sweet, full of dark humor.
So many bizarre elements but it all works! Maude is my new favourite heroine.
Classic! Dark humor that makes you think!
almost 7 years
I'm not sure what to make of it. At the least, it's the best hippy film I've ever seen.
L.I.V.E Live! A movie that challenges life, death, and our perceptions.
Maude is the original Manic Pixie Dream Girl. Why haven't you seen this? Watch it now.
Harold and Maude is a 1971 American dark comedy film directed by Hal Ashby and released by Paramount Pictures. It incorporates elements of dark humor and existentialist drama, with a plot that revolves around the exploits of a young man intrigued with death, Harold (played by Bud Cort). Harold drifts away from the life that his detached mother prescribes for him, and develops a relationship with an old woman named Maude (played by Ruth Gordon).
The screenplay upon which the film was based was written by Colin Higgins, and published as a novel in 1971. The movie was shot in the San Francisco Bay Area. Harold and Maude was also a play on Broadway for some time. A French adaptation for television, translated and written by Jean-Claude Carrière, appeared in 1978. It was adapted for the stage and performed in Québec, starring Roy Dupuis.
The film is ranked number 45 on the American Film Institute's list of 100 Funniest Movies of all Time, and was selected for preservation in the National...