Essential cinema will vary based on the eye of the beholder. As an art form, moviegoing is a subjective experience that paves the way for opinions and spirited discussion about what we like, dislike, and why. But when it comes to “the classics,” there’s something a bit more unifying about the medium. These are the movies you’ll see on a variety of must-watch lists. And chances are that even if you’ve never seen one of these beloved flicks, you’ve probably at least heard of the film.
For the Hulu subscribers of our readership, there are a number of “classic” flicks on the platform that fit nicely into this cinematic label. For one reason or another, these are the movies that often find themselves at the top of the silver-screen trove. If you want to dive into some of these gems, here’s a roundup of all the best classic movies you can watch on Hulu right now.
We’ve also curated a guide to the best movies on Hulu and the best movies on Netflix if you’re looking for additional recommendations.