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The Red Balloon

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Rotten Tomatoes Logo95%
Family Fantasy 
195634 minutesOn: HBO MAX TCM The Criterion Channel Tags: Friendship Country: France

In this deceptively simple, nearly wordless tale, a young boy discovers a stray balloon, which seems to have a mind of its own, on the streets of Paris. The two become inseparable, yet the world’s harsh realities finally interfere. With its glorious palette and allegorical purity, this Academy Award-winning short film has enchanted young and old for generations.The Red Balloon featuring Pascal Lamorisse and Georges Sellier is streaming with subscription on HBO MAX, streaming via tv everywhere with TCM, streaming with subscription on IndieFlix Shorts (Via Prime Video), and 5 others. It's a comedy and drama movie with a very high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 95% and a high IMDb audience rating of 8.2 (16,066 votes).

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Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, IndieFlix, The Criterion Channel & 1 other).

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Available to stream on a TV everywhere service (TCM).

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Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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Not available to watch free online.

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#1,637 Ranked Movie

#3 Ranked in Movies on IndieFlix

#136 Ranked in Friendship Movies

#210 Ranked in Family Movies

The Red Balloon has a very high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 95% and a high IMDb audience rating of 8.2 (16,066 votes). The movie is popular with Reelgood users lately.

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