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The Best Classic Movies Streaming On Hulu

Updated November 13, 2020 397 votes 387 voters 31.7k views29 items

Only time can tell what will turn a regular old blockbuster hit into a timeless classic film, 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 must see movies on Hulu are great no matter how many years have passed since their release, or how many times you've watched them. Even recent Oscar winners have earned their place among timeless cinema classics through extraordinary performances and profound cinematography.

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 let us know what you think in the comment section. 

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    The Cat in the Hat
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    The Cat in the Hat

    Daws Butler, Pamelyn Ferdin

    Released1971

    Directed byHawley Pratt

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    Heathers
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    Heathers

    Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty

    Released1988

    Directed byMichael Lehmann

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    Johnny Guitar
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    Johnny Guitar

    Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden

    Released1954

    Directed byNicholas Ray

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    #187 of 399 The Best Western Movies Ever Made#71 of 142 The Best Western Movies on Amazon Prime

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    Snoopy, Come Home
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    Snoopy, Come Home

    Bill Melendez, Christopher DeFaria

    Released1972

    Directed byBill Melendez

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    #261 of 572 The Best Animated Films Ever#12 of 46 The Best Family Movies Streaming on Hulu

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    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
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    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

    Kirstie Alley, William Shatner

    Released1982

    Directed byNicholas Meyer

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    A Boy Named Charlie Brown
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    A Boy Named Charlie Brown

    Bill Melendez, Pamelyn Ferdin

    Released1969

    Directed byBill Melendez, Charles M. Schulz

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    The Furies
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    The Furies

    Barbara Stanwyck, Walter Huston

    Released1950

    Directed byAnthony Mann

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    The Tall Stranger
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    A Man Alone
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    A Man Alone

    Ray Milland, Lee Van Cleef

    Released1955

    Directed byRay Milland

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    Pony Express
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    Pony Express

    Charlton Heston, Rhonda Fleming

    Released1953

    Directed byJerry Hopper

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    Girls Just Want to Have Fun
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    Girls Just Want to Have Fun

    Sarah Jessica Parker, Helen Hunt

    Released1985

    Directed byAlan Metter

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    License to Kill
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    License to Kill

    Denzel Washington, Don Murray

    Released1984

    Directed byJud Taylor

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    Air Force One
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    Air Force One

    Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman

    Released1997

    Directed byWolfgang Petersen

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    #24 of 50 The 50 Highest Grossing '90s Movies, Ranked#242 of 1,647 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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    A Beautiful Mind
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    A Beautiful Mind

    Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe

    Released2001

    Directed byRon Howard

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    Bad Company
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    Bad Company

    Jeff Bridges, Geoffrey Lewis

    Released1972

    Directed byRobert Benton

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    Bewitched
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    Bewitched

    Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell

    Released2005

    Directed byNora Ephron

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    #537 of 836 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made#24 of 38 The Best Movies About Magic

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    Julia
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    Julia

    Meryl Streep, Jane Fonda

    Released1977

    Directed byFred Zinnemann

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    Live and Let Die
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    Live and Let Die

    Jane Seymour, Roger Moore

    Released1973

    Directed byGuy Hamilton

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    Monster's Ball
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    Monster's Ball

    Halle Berry, Sean Combs

    Released2002

    Directed byMarc Forster

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    My Best Friend's Wedding
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    My Best Friend's Wedding

    Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney

    Released1997

    Directed byP. J. Hogan

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    Romeo + Juliet
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    Romeo + Juliet

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Paul Rudd

    Released1996

    Directed byBaz Luhrmann

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    The Good Shepherd
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    The Good Shepherd

    Angelina Jolie, Robert De Niro

    Released2006

    Directed byRobert De Niro

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    #24 of 74 The Greatest Movies About CIA Agents & Operatives#181 of 315 The Best Political Films Ever Made

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    The Patriot
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    The Patriot

    Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger

    Released2000

    Directed byRoland Emmerich

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    #37 of 374 The 50+ Best War Movies Ever Made, Ranked#2 of 13 These Are The Most Historically Inaccurate Movies Of All Time

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    The Prince of Egypt
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    The Prince of Egypt

    Sandra Bullock, Michelle Pfeiffer

    Released1998

    Directed byBrenda Chapman, Simon Wells, Steve Hickner

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    The Wedding Planner
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    The Wedding Planner

    Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey

    Released2001

    Directed byAdam Shankman