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The Best Classic Movies Streaming On Hulu

Updated November 13, 2020 419 votes 393 voters 32.4k 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 Hat1
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    The Cat in the Hat

    Daws Butler, Pamelyn Ferdin

    Released1971

    Directed byHawley Pratt

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  • Heathers2
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    Heathers

    Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty

    Released1988

    Directed byMichael Lehmann

  • Johnny Guitar3
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    Johnny Guitar

    Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden

    Released1954

    Directed byNicholas Ray

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

  • Snoopy, Come Home4
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    Snoopy, Come Home

    Bill Melendez, Christopher DeFaria

    Released1972

    Directed byBill Melendez

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    #15 of 46 The Best Family Movies Streaming on Hulu#11 of 24 The Best Animated Movies Streaming on Hulu

  • The Furies5
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    The Furies

    Barbara Stanwyck, Walter Huston

    Released1950

    Directed byAnthony Mann

  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan6
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    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

    Kirstie Alley, William Shatner

    Released1982

    Directed byNicholas Meyer

  • A Boy Named Charlie Brown7
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    A Boy Named Charlie Brown

    Bill Melendez, Pamelyn Ferdin

    Released1969

    Directed byBill Melendez, Charles M. Schulz

  • The Tall Stranger8
  • A Man Alone9
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    A Man Alone

    Ray Milland, Lee Van Cleef

    Released1955

    Directed byRay Milland

  • Pony Express10
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    Pony Express

    Charlton Heston, Rhonda Fleming

    Released1953

    Directed byJerry Hopper

  • Girls Just Want to Have Fun11
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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 Kill12
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    License to Kill

    Denzel Washington, Don Murray

    Released1984

    Directed byJud Taylor

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  • Air Force One13
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    Air Force One

    Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman

    Released1997

    Directed byWolfgang Petersen

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  • A Beautiful Mind14
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    A Beautiful Mind

    Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe

    Released2001

    Directed byRon Howard

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  • Bad Company15
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    Bad Company

    Jeff Bridges, Geoffrey Lewis

    Released1972

    Directed byRobert Benton

  • Bewitched16
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    Bewitched

    Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell

    Released2005

    Directed byNora Ephron

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  • Julia17
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    Julia

    Meryl Streep, Jane Fonda

    Released1977

    Directed byFred Zinnemann

  • Live and Let Die18
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    Live and Let Die

    Jane Seymour, Roger Moore

    Released1973

    Directed byGuy Hamilton

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  • Monster's Ball19
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    Monster's Ball

    Halle Berry, Sean Combs

    Released2002

    Directed byMarc Forster

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    #47 of 52 The Saddest Romance Movies That Will Make You Cry#311 of 675 The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars

  • My Best Friend's Wedding20
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    My Best Friend's Wedding

    Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney

    Released1997

    Directed byP. J. Hogan

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    My Best Friend's Wedding Is The Most Twisted, Screwed Up Rom-Com Ever Made#586 of 925 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

  • Romeo + Juliet21
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    Romeo + Juliet

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Paul Rudd

    Released1996

    Directed byBaz Luhrmann

  • The Good Shepherd22
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    The Good Shepherd

    Angelina Jolie, Robert De Niro

    Released2006

    Directed byRobert De Niro

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  • The Patriot23
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    The Patriot

    Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger

    Released2000

    Directed byRoland Emmerich

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    #75 of 277 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry#38 of 374 The 50+ Best War Movies Ever Made, Ranked

  • The Prince of Egypt24
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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 Planner25
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    The Wedding Planner

    Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey

    Released2001

    Directed byAdam Shankman