Harold and Maude is centered around Harold’s troubled young soul and his friendship with 79-year-old Maude (Ruth Gordon). Hal Ashby’s 1971 black comedy explores existentialism and death, which Harold (Bud Cort) repeatedly courts in an introspective yet angsty rebellion against his socialite mother (Vivian Pickles). Harold carries out elaborate fake suicides and attends funerals, where he eventually meets a kindred spirit in Maude. Harold is immediately entranced, and the pair develop a fierce bond as Maude slowly educates him on the gift of life that Harold has forgotten through his own morbidity. This might not be for the faint of heart, but give it a shot and Harold and Maude will most certainly jolt the mind.