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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? The Blob might top your list. The Blob starred a young Steve McQueen, and told the incredibly cheesy monster story of The Blob, a giant mass from outer space that grows larger and larger with each victim it consumes. Fellini’s masterpiece 8 ½ is also on this list, as is Orson Welles’ take on Shakespeare’s Othello. Woody Allen’s unusual Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (*But Where Afraid to Ask) became an instant classic in 1972 due to it's bizarre subject matter. Plan 9 from Outer Space is n this list of classics as well, because it is widely considered one of the best-bad-movies ever made. 

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Othello is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
Othello Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Hilton Edwards Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Othello is a 1952 drama film based on the Shakespearean play, made by Mercury Productions Inc. and Les Films Marceau and distributed by United Artists when released in the United States in 1955. ...more

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The Cat in the Hat is listed (or ranked) 2 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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My Man Godfrey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
My Man Godfrey Carole Lombard, Jane Wyman, William Powell My Man Godfrey is a 1936 American comedy-drama film directed by Gregory La Cava. The screenplay was written by Morrie Ryskind, with uncredited contributions by La Cava, based on 1101 Park ...more

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8 1/2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu

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Lola is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
Lola Armin Mueller-Stahl, Christine Kaufmann, Mario Adorf Lola is a 1981 West German film directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, and is the third in his BRD Trilogy. The first film in the trilogy is The Marriage of Maria Braun and the second is Veronika

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Victory at Sea is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
Victory at Sea Victory at Sea is a documentary television series about warfare in general during World War II, and naval warfare in particular, as well as the use of industry in warfare. It was originally ...more

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On the Waterfront is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
On the Waterfront Marlon Brando, Eva Marie Saint, Rod Steiger Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial On the Waterfront is a 1954 American crime drama film about union violence and corruption amongst longshoremen. The film was directed by Elia Kazan and written by Budd Schulberg. It stars Marlon ...more

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Snoopy, Come Home is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Plan 9 from Outer Space is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
Plan 9 from Outer Space Tor Johnson, Bunny Breckinridge, Joanna Lee Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Plan 9 from Outer Space is a 1959 American black-and-white science fiction thriller film released by Distributors Corporation of America. The film was written, produced, directed, and edited by ...more

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Everything You Always Wanted t... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask) Woody Allen, Burt Reynolds, Gene Wilder Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask) is a comedy film that is Woody Allen's fourth film as director. It consists of a series of short sequences loosely ...more

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Great Expectations is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
Great Expectations Alec Guinness, Jean Simmons, John Mills Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Great Expectations is a 1946 British film directed by David Lean, based on the novel by Charles Dickens and starring John Mills, Bernard Miles, Finlay Currie, Jean Simmons, Martita Hunt, Alec ...more

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The Strange Love of Martha Ive... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers Kirk Douglas, Barbara Stanwyck, Judith Anderson The Strange Love of Martha Ivers is a black-and-white film noir released in the United States in 1946, starring Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Lizabeth Scott and featuring Kirk Douglas in his ...more

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To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everyt... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar Robin Williams, Naomi Campbell, Patrick Swayze To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar is a 1995 American comedy film, starring Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze, and John Leguizamo as three New York drag queens who embark on a road ...more

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The Blob is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
The Blob Steve McQueen, Aneta Corsaut, Lee Payton The Blob is an independently made 1958 American horror/science fiction film directed by Irvin Yeaworth. In the style of American International Pictures, Paramount Pictures released the film as a ...more

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The Dawn Rider is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
The Dawn Rider John Wayne, Jack Jones, Yakima Canutt Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial The Dawn Rider is a 1935 Western film starring John Wayne. John Mason chases after his father's killer, an outlaw who remains elusive until he is tricked into revealing himself with a decoy gold ...more

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The Hollywood Dream Factory is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
The Hollywood Dream Factory

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Lucy's Really Lost Moments is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
Lucy's Really Lost Moments

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A Christmas Wish is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
A Christmas Wish A Christmas Wish is a 2013 short film directed by Ant Blades.

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Pitfall is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
Pitfall Raymond Burr, Dick Powell, Jane Wyatt Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Pitfall is a 1948 black-and-white film noir drama directed by André De Toth. The film was based on a novel of the same name by Jay Dratler, and was titled Tragedia a Santa Monica for its ...more

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The Lone Ranger is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
The Lone Ranger Clayton Moore, Jay Silverheels, Beverly Washburn The Lone Ranger is a Warnercolor Western film based on the TV show The Lone Ranger, starring Clayton Moore and Jay Silverheels. The Lone Ranger was the first of two theatrical features based on ...more

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Men in War is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
Men in War Robert Ryan, Vic Morrow, Nehemiah Persoff Men in War is a war film about the Korean War directed by Anthony Mann. It stars Robert Ryan and Aldo Ray as the leaders of a small detachment of American soldiers cut off and desperately trying ...more

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Modern Times is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
Modern Times Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Edward LeSaint Modern Times is a 1936 comedy film written and directed by Charlie Chaplin in which his iconic Little Tramp character struggles to survive in the modern, industrialized world. The film is a ...more

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Destroy All Monsters is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
Destroy All Monsters Haruo Nakajima, Kenji Sahara, Akira Kubo Destroy All Monsters, released in Japan as Kaijū Sōshingeki, is a 1968 Japanese science fiction Kaiju film produced by Toho. The ninth entry in the original Godzilla series, it stars Akira Kubo, ...more

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Premonition Following An Evil ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
Premonition Following An Evil Deed

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The Big Combo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
The Big Combo Lee Van Cleef, Brian Donlevy, Earl Holliman Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial The Big Combo is a 1955 American film noir directed by Joseph H. Lewis and photographed by cinematographer John Alton, with music by David Raksin.

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Grizzly is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
Grizzly Christopher George, Richard Jaeckel, Andrew Prine Grizzly is a 1976 horror film directed by William Girdler, about a 15-foot tall, man-eating Grizzly bear that terrorizes a National Forest. It stars Christopher George, Andrew Prine and Richard ...more

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The Luci-Desi Milton Berle Spe... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
The Luci-Desi Milton Berle Special

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Billy Liar is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
Billy Liar Julie Christie, Tom Courtenay, Leonard Rossiter Billy Liar is a 1963 black and white CinemaScope film based on the novel by Keith Waterhouse. It was directed by John Schlesinger and stars Tom Courtenay as Billy and Julie Christie as Liz, one ...more

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The Best of Laurel and Hardy i... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
The Best of Laurel and Hardy in Color

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The Alphabet is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
The Alphabet

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The Lucky Texan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
The Lucky Texan John Wayne, George "Gabby" Hayes, Yakima Canutt The Lucky Texan is a 1934 Lonestar Films B-movie Western film featuring John Wayne, five years before his breakthrough appearance in Stagecoach, Barbara Sheldon, Gabby Hayes, and legendary ...more

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Shock Corridor is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
Shock Corridor James Best, Peter Breck, Constance Towers Shock Corridor is a 1963 film, directed and written by Samuel Fuller. The film tells the story of a journalist who gets himself committed to a mental hospital in order to track an unsolved

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Machine to Kill Bad People is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
Machine to Kill Bad People Marilyn Buferd, Aldo Giuffrè, Giacomo Furia The Machine That Kills Bad People, or La Macchina ammazzacattivi is a 1952 Italian film directed by Roberto Rossellini.

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Missile to the Moon is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
Missile to the Moon Gary Clarke, Cathy Downs, K. T. Stevens Missile to the Moon is an independently made 1958 American black-and-white science fiction film, produced by Marc Frederic, directed by Richard E. Cunha, starring Richard Travis, Cathy Downs, ...more

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God's Little Acre is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
God's Little Acre Tina Louise, Michael Landon, Buddy Hackett God's Little Acre is a 1958 American film of Erskine Caldwell's 1933 novel of the same name. It was directed by Anthony Mann and shot in black and white by master cinematographer Ernest Haller. ...more

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Fear is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
Fear Ingrid Bergman, Kurt Kreuger, Mathias Wieman Fear is a 1954 drama film directed by Roberto Rossellini and starring his wife Ingrid Bergman. It has also been released as Angst in the English-speaking world. It is loosely based on the Stefan ...more

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Anything Goes is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
Anything Goes Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Ethel Merman

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The Web of Death is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
The Web of Death