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The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu 

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Updated July 30, 2020 1k votes 380 voters 30.6k views 16 items

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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Heathers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty, Christian Slater

Released: 1988

Directed by: Michael Lehmann

Heathers is a 1988 comedy, drama film written by Daniel Waters and directed by Michael Lehmann.

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The Cat in the Hat is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
Daws Butler, Pamelyn Ferdin, Allan Sherman

Released: 1971

Directed by: Hawley Pratt

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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#245 of 568 The Best Animated Films Ever #9 of 113 The Absolute Worst Animated Movies #6 of 46 The Best Family Movies Streaming on Hulu

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Snoopy, Come Home is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
Bill Melendez, Christopher DeFaria, Linda Ercoli

Released: 1972

Directed by: Bill Melendez

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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Johnny Guitar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, Royal Dano

Released: 1954

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

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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A Boy Named Charlie Brow... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
Bill Melendez, Pamelyn Ferdin, Christopher DeFaria

Released: 1969

Directed by: Bill Melendez, Charles M. Schulz

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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The Furies is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
Barbara Stanwyck, Walter Huston, Judith Anderson

Released: 1950

Directed by: Anthony Mann

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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A Man Alone is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
Ray Milland, Lee Van Cleef, Raymond Burr

Released: 1955

Directed by: Ray Milland

A Man Alone is a film directed by Ray Milland that was released in 1955.
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Star Trek II: The Wrath ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
Joe Donley added Kirstie Alley, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy

Released: 1982

Directed by: Nicholas Meyer

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is a 1982 sci-fi film written by Jack B. Sowards and Nicholas Meyer adn directed by Nicholas Meyer.

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The Tall Stranger is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu

Released: 1957

Directed by: Thomas Carr

The Tall Stranger is a film directed by Thomas Carr released on Nov 7, 1957.
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Blazing Saddles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder, Anne Bancroft

Released: 1974

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Blazing Saddles is a 1974 satirical Western comedy film directed by Mel Brooks. Starring Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder, the film was written by Brooks, Andrew Bergman, Richard Pryor, Norman ...more

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Casino is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
Sharon Stone, Robert De Niro, James Woods

Released: 1995

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Casino is a 1995 American drama film directed by Martin Scorsese. It is based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Nicholas Pileggi, who also co-wrote the screenplay for the film with ...more

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Sands of Iwo Jima is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
John Wayne, Forrest Tucker, Richard Jaeckel

Released: 1949

Directed by: Allan Dwan

Sands of Iwo Jima is a 1949 film starring John Wayne that follows a group of United States Marines from training to the Battle of Iwo Jima during WWII. The movie also features John Agar, Adele ...more

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Thelma & Louise is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
Brad Pitt, Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis

Released: 1991

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Thelma & Louise is a 1991 American film, written by Callie Khouri and directed by Ridley Scott. It stars Geena Davis as Thelma and Susan Sarandon as Louise, two friends who embark on a road ...more

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Bad Company is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
Jeff Bridges, Geoffrey Lewis, Ed Lauter

Released: 1972

Directed by: Robert Benton

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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West Side Story is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, John Astin

Released: 1961

Directed by: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise

West Side Story is a 1961 American romantic musical drama film directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins. The film is an adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical of the same name, which in turn ...more

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Pony Express is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
Charlton Heston, Rhonda Fleming, Forrest Tucker

Released: 1953

Directed by: Jerry Hopper

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