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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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Heathers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
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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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
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) 3 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
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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#206 of 589 The Best Animated Films Ever #14 of 24 The Best Animated Movies Streaming on Hulu

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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
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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#190 of 396 The Best Western Movies Ever Made #15 of 21 The Best Western Movies Streaming on Hulu

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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
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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Footloose is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
Sarah Jessica Parker, Kevin Bacon, John Lithgow
Footloose is a 1984 American musical-drama directed by Herbert Ross. It tells the story of Ren McCormack, an upbeat Chicago teen who moves to a small town in which, as a result of the efforts of ...more

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Saturday Night Fever is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
John Travolta, Fran Drescher, Denny Dillon
Saturday Night Fever is a 1977 American drama film directed by John Badham. It stars John Travolta as Tony Manero, a working-class young man who spends his weekends dancing and drinking at a ...more

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Star Trek II: The Wrath ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
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Kirstie Alley, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy
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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Diamonds Are Forever is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
Sean Connery, Sammy Davis, Jr.
Diamonds Are Forever is the seventh spy film in the James Bond series by Eon Productions, and the sixth and final Eon film to star Sean Connery as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. The film is ...more
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The Amityville Horror is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger
The Amityville Horror is a 1979 American supernatural horror film, directed by Stuart Rosenberg, based on Jay Anson's bestselling 1977 novel of the same name. It is the first film in the ...more

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Witness is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
Harrison Ford, Viggo Mortensen, Danny Glover
Witness is a 1985 American thriller film directed by Peter Weir and starring Harrison Ford and Kelly McGillis. The screenplay by William Kelley, Pamela Wallace, and Earl W. Wallace focuses on a ...more

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The Furies is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
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 Tall Stranger is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
The Tall Stranger is a film directed by Thomas Carr released on Nov 7, 1957.
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A Man Alone is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
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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Pony Express is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
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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Bad Company is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Classic Movies Streaming on Hulu
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