Harold and Maude Trailer & Clips


Harold and Maude full movie is released on Dec 20, 1971. Watch Harold and Maude online - the English Comedy movie from United States , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $1,546. Harold and Maude is directed by Hal Ashby and created by Colin Higgins with Ruth Gordon and Bud Cort. Harold and Maude is available online on fuboTV and Showtime Amazon Channel.

Young adult Harold Chasen, solitary and friendless by choice, is obsessed with death, this fascination manifesting itself in he staging his own fake suicides, driving a hearse and attending funerals, even of people he doesn't know, all to the chagrin of his exasperated wealthy mother with whom he lives. Mrs. Chasen is determined for Harold to be "normal", including her sending him into therapy to deal with his issues and finding him a girlfriend through a computer dating service. It is at a series of funerals that Harold meets Maude, on the cusp of her eightieth birthday, she who too attends funerals of strangers. Unlike Harold, Maude is obsessed with life - her own life to be more precise - she does whatever she wants to please herself, damned what others may think or how they may be affected. Since she can't take material possessions with her, she is more interested in experiences, with whatever material possessions she has - often "borrowed" without asking - only to further those experiences. Their friendship is initially based on how the other can further their own priority. But as Maude shows Harold how to truly live, Harold falls in love with her. Their relationship, already limited in time by the sheer math, is curtailed even more as Maude shows him only not how to live well, but die well.

As know as:

Harold og Maude, Harorudo to Môdo/Shônen wa niji o wataru, Harold i Maude, ハロルドとモード 少年は虹を渡る, Harold si Maude

Release Date:

Jan 01, 1971

Release Date (Streaming):

Jun 27, 2000


United States



Stream Service:

Paramount Pictures

Production Companies:

Mildred Lewis and Colin Higgins Productions

Gross worldwide:



They will defy everything you've ever seen or heard about screen lovers! [Video], They were meant to be. But exactly what they were meant to be is not quite clear., This is Harold. Fully equipped to deal with life. This is Maude. Harold's girlfriend., His Hangups Are Hilarious, They met at the funeral of a perfect stranger. From then on, things got perfectly stranger and stranger.


Richard McGuinness
Village Voice
The fact that [it] isn't very funny and, like its 80-year-old heroic, long outlives its necessary life, is less important than the fact that the characters frequently react gently or like credible human beings to the script's impossible notions.
by rottentomatoes, Jan 18, 2013
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
Simpleminded, but it's fairly inoffensive, at least until Ashby lingers over the concentration-camp serial number tattooed on Gordon's arm. Some things are beyond the reach of whimsy.
by rottentomatoes, Oct 24, 2007
Derek Adams
Time Out
It is most successful when it keeps to the tone of an insane fairystory set up at the beginning of the movie.
by rottentomatoes, Jun 24, 2006

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