hulu The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu  

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Only time can tell what will turn a regular old blockbuster hit into a timeless classic, built to withstand the test of many decades. Some movies that set out to be "classics" quickly flopped, while other, lesser-known features quietly sneaked under the radar and became classics over time. The best classic movies on Hulu are great no matter how many years have passed since their release, or how many times you've watched them. 

What are some of the best classic movies streaming on Hulu? For starters, you can try out the classic horror flick Friday the 13th, as well as The Hills Have Eyes for that matter. Classic cartoon films are also available, such as Snoopy, Come Home and The Cat in the Hat. If those aren't your style, perhaps you'll like From Russia with Love, or even The Untouchables. Whatever type of classic movies you like, there's surely something for you on Hulu. 

Vote up the best classic movies streaming on Hulu below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section. 

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The Cat in the Hat is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
The Cat in the Hat Daws Butler, Pamelyn Ferdin, Allan Sherman The Cat in the Hat is an animated musical television special first aired on CBS on March 10, 1971, based on the 1957 Dr. Seuss children's book of the same name, and produced by DePatie-Freleng ...more

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Snoopy, Come Home is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
Snoopy, Come Home Bill Melendez, Christopher DeFaria, Linda Ercoli Snoopy, Come Home! is a 1972 animated musical film, released by National General Pictures, produced by Cinema Center Films and Lee Mendelson Films, directed by Bill Meléndez, and based on ...more

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From Russia with Love is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
From Russia with Love Sean Connery, Robert Shaw, Daniela Bianchi From Russia with Love is the second James Bond film made by Eon Productions and the second to star Sean Connery as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. Released in 1963, the film was produced by ...more

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The Karate Kid is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
The Karate Kid Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita The Karate Kid is a 1984 American martial arts romantic drama film directed by John G. Avildsen and written by Robert Mark Kamen, starring Ralph Macchio, who was 22 years old during principal ...more

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Friday the 13th is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
Friday the 13th Kevin Bacon, Tom Savini, Betsy Palmer Friday the 13th is a 1980 American slasher film directed by Sean S. Cunningham and written by Victor Miller. The film concerns a group of teenagers who are murdered one by one while attempting ...more

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The Pink Panther Strikes Again is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
The Pink Panther Strikes Again Julie Andrews, Omar Sharif, Peter Sellers The Pink Panther Strikes Again is the fifth film in The Pink Panther series and picks up where The Return of the Pink Panther leaves off. Released in 1976, Strikes Again is the third entry to ...more

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The Untouchables is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
The Untouchables Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner The Untouchables is a 1987 American crime drama film directed by Brian De Palma and written by David Mamet. Based on the book The Untouchables, the film stars Kevin Costner as government agent ...more

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Gator is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
Gator Burt Reynolds, Lauren Hutton, Jerry Reed Gator is a 1976 action film sequel to White Lightning and starring Burt Reynolds in his directorial debut.

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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Lear... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb James Earl Jones, Peter Sellers, George C. Scott Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, more commonly known as Dr. Strangelove, is a 1964 political satire black comedy film that satirizes the cold war fears of a ...more

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Thief is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
Thief Willie Nelson, James Caan, Tuesday Weld Thief is a 1981 neo-noir film written and directed by Michael Mann and based on the 1975 novel The Home Invaders: Confessions of a Cat Burglar by "Frank Hohimer". The film stars James ...more

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Mr. Majestyk is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
Mr. Majestyk Charles Bronson, Linda Cristal, Lee Purcell Mr. Majestyk is a 1974 American action film directed by Richard Fleischer and starring Charles Bronson. The film is from an original screenplay written by Elmore Leonard. The title character's ...more

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A Man Alone is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
A Man Alone Ray Milland, Lee Van Cleef, Raymond Burr A Man Alone is a film directed by Ray Milland that was released in 1955.

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The Furies is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
The Furies Barbara Stanwyck, Walter Huston, Judith Anderson The Furies is a 1950 American Western film directed by Anthony Mann and starring Barbara Stanwyck, Wendell Corey, and Walter Huston in his last film performance. In 2008, the film was released ...more

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The Dogs of War is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
The Dogs of War Christopher Walken, Tom Berenger, Jim Broadbent The Dogs of War is a 1980 war film based upon the 1974 novel of the same name by Frederick Forsyth, directed by John Irvin. It stars Christopher Walken and Tom Berenger as part of a small, ...more

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Pony Express is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
Pony Express Charlton Heston, Rhonda Fleming, Forrest Tucker Pony Express is a 1953 American western film directed by Jerry Hopper and starring Charlton Heston as Buffalo Bill, Forrest Tucker as Wild Bill Hickok, Jan Sterling as a Calamity Jane type ...more

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Taxi Driver is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
Taxi Driver Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Martin Scorsese Taxi Driver is a 1976 American neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Paul Schrader. Set in New York City soon after the end of the Vietnam War, the film ...more

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Planet of the Apes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
Planet of the Apes Charlton Heston, Linda Harrison, James Whitmore Planet of the Apes is a 1968 American science fiction film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner and starring Charlton Heston. Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, James Whitmore, and James ...more

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A Boy Named Charlie Brown is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
A Boy Named Charlie Brown Bill Melendez, Pamelyn Ferdin, Christopher DeFaria A Boy Named Charlie Brown is a 1969 American animated musical film, produced by Cinema Center Films, distributed by National General Pictures, and directed by Bill Meléndez, it is the ...more

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Bad Company is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
Bad Company Jeff Bridges, Geoffrey Lewis, Ed Lauter Bad Company is a 1972 American Western film directed by Robert Benton, who also co-wrote the film with David Newman. It stars Barry Brown and Jeff Bridges as two of a group of young men who flee ...more

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Carrie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
Carrie John Travolta, Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie Carrie is a 1976 American supernatural horror film based on Stephen King's first major 1974 novel of the same name. The film was directed by Brian De Palma and written by Lawrence D. Cohen. The ...more

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Cheech & Chong's Up in Smoke is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
Cheech & Chong's Up in Smoke Ellen Barkin, Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong Up in Smoke, directed by Lou Adler, is Cheech & Chong's first feature-length film, released in 1978 by Paramount Pictures. It stars Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Edie Adams, Strother Martin, ...more

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Heathers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
Heathers Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty, Christian Slater Heathers is a 1988 comedy, drama film written by Daniel Waters and directed by Michael Lehmann.

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Johnny Guitar is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
Johnny Guitar Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, Royal Dano Johnny Guitar is a 1954 American Republic Pictures western drama film starring Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, Mercedes McCambridge, and Scott Brady. The screenplay was based upon a novel by Roy ...more

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Lawrence of Arabia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
Lawrence of Arabia Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness Lawrence of Arabia is a 1962 British epic adventure drama film based on the life of T. E. Lawrence. It was directed by David Lean and produced by Sam Spiegel through his British company, Horizon ...more

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Marathon Man is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
Marathon Man Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider Marathon Man is a 1976 suspense/thriller film directed by John Schlesinger. It was adapted by William Goldman from his novel of the same name and stars Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy ...more

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The Tall Stranger is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
The Tall Stranger The Tall Stranger is a film directed by Thomas Carr released on Nov 7, 1957.

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The Hills Have Eyes is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
The Hills Have Eyes Dee Wallace, Michael Berryman, John Steadman The Hills Have Eyes is a 1977 American exploitation-horror film written and directed by Wes Craven and starring Susan Lanier, Michael Berryman and Dee Wallace. It is about a suburan family on a ...more