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Best Bette Davis Movies

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List of the best Bette Davis movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. In classic films like All About Eve and The Letter, Bette Davis used her famous eyes to say everything she needed to without every opening her lips. Bette Davis's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Bette Davis movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Bette Davis movies will be at the top of the list. Bette Davis has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Bette Davis movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Bette Davis films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Bette Davis role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Bette Davis performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

Use every item on this list for yours, from What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? to Now, Voyager.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Bette Davis movies?" and "What are the greatest Bette Davis' roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Davis' classic beauty, you might also enjoy our list of best Marilyn Monroe movies and best Joan Crawford movies.


If you're a fan of Bette Davis, then check out our lists of the best Ingrid Bergman and Spencer Tracy movies as well.


Best Bette Davis Movies Films
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    Marilyn Monroe, Bette Davis, Anne Baxter

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    Bette Davis, Claude Rains, Paul Henreid

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    Ronald Reagan, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart

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    Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Robert Aldrich

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    Bette Davis, Gale Sondergaard, Herbert Marshall

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    Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, Margaret Lindsay

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    Bette Davis, Teresa Wright, Dan Duryea

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    Bette Davis, Claude Rains, Bess Flowers

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    Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Olivia de Havilland

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    Bette Davis, Leslie Howard, Reginald Denny

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    Bette Davis, Charles Boyer, June Lockhart

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    Bette Davis, Donald Crisp, William Lundigan

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    Bette Davis, Claude Rains, Paul Henreid

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    Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Hattie McDaniel

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    Bette Davis, Karl Malden, Peter Lawford

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    Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Vincent Price

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    Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan, Mary Wickes

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    Bette Davis, Maggie Smith, Angela Lansbury

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    Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Leslie Howard

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    Bette Davis, Gig Young, Dolores Moran

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    Bette Davis, Glenn Ford, Walter Brennan

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    Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Eduardo Ciannelli

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    Bette Davis, Hattie McDaniel, Mary Astor

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    Bette Davis, James Cagney, William Frawley

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    Bette Davis, Eric Roberts, Geraldine Fitzgerald

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    Bette Davis, Wendy Craig, Pamela Franklin

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    Bette Davis, Margaret Lindsay, Franchot Tone

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    Natalie Wood, Bette Davis, Sterling Hayden

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    Bette Davis, Vincent Price, Mary Steenburgen

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    Bette Davis, Nigel Bruce, John Dall

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    Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, Jane Bryan

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    Ann-Margret, Bette Davis, Peter Falk

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    Bette Davis, Joan Collins, Rod Taylor

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    Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson

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    Bette Davis, Debbie Reynolds, Ernest Borgnine

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    Bette Davis, Kyle Richards, David McCallum

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    Bette Davis, Margaret Lindsay, William Demarest

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    Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Joan Blondell

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    Bette Davis, Burgess Meredith, Oliver Reed

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    Bette Davis, Sheila Hancock, Arnold Diamond

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    Christopher Lee, Bette Davis, Kim Richards

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    Bette Davis, Emlyn Williams, Gary Merrill

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    Bette Davis, Joseph Cotten, Frances Charles

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    Bette Davis, Spencer Tracy, nm0129894

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    Bette Davis, Susan Hayward, DeForest Kelley

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    Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Conrad Nagel

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    Bette Davis, Barry Sullivan

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    Bette Davis, Doris Lloyd, Douglass Montgomery

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    Bette Davis, Ruth Chatterton, George Brent

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