1971 romantic comedy
Plot: Gloomy and asocial Harold gets his kicks faking suicide for the benefit of his mother. While Mom tries to set him up with a suitable mate via a dating service, Harold meets nearly-eighty-year-old Maude under more natural circumstances--while recreationally attending a funeral of somebody he didn't know. They hang out, he falls in love, and she teaches him how to live.
"I suppose you think that's very funny, Harold." What a great first line! This is one of my favorite movies. I sincerely believe that this is one of the most beautiful of cinema's love stories, and I love how a movie that starts with so much death and dark humor ultimately has so much to say about life and how to live it. I also love the humor, the performances from the two leads (the fringe characters are also good), and, even though I'm not exactly a Cat Stevens fan, the music. The screenplay is also really good. Harold and Maude just seems so easy to enjoy; it's effortless and manages to surprise again and again.