The Best Bette Davis Movies Films

The 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.

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    All About Eve is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    All About Eve Marilyn Monroe, Bette Davis, Anne Baxter

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    What Ever Happened to Baby Jan... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Robert Aldrich

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    Now, Voyager is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Now, Voyager Bette Davis, Claude Rains, Paul Henreid

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    Jezebel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Jezebel Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, Margaret Lindsay

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    Dark Victory is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Ronald Reagan, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart

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    The Letter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Gale Sondergaard, Herbert Marshall

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    The Little Foxes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    The Little Foxes Bette Davis, Teresa Wright, Dan Duryea

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    Mr. Skeffington is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Claude Rains, Bess Flowers

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    Of Human Bondage is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Of Human Bondage Bette Davis, Leslie Howard, Reginald Denny

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    The Old Maid is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Donald Crisp, William Lundigan

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    Deception is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Claude Rains, Paul Henreid

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    In This Our Life is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Hattie McDaniel

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    Old Acquaintance is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Gig Young, Dolores Moran

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    The Petrified Forest is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Leslie Howard

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    Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Olivia de Havilland

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    All This, and Heaven Too is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Charles Boyer, June Lockhart

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    Dead Ringer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Karl Malden, Peter Lawford

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    The Man Who Came to Dinner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    The Man Who Came to Dinner Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan, Mary Wickes

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    The Private Lives of Elizabeth... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Vincent Price

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    Death on the Nile is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Death on the Nile Bette Davis, Maggie Smith, Angela Lansbury

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    The Great Lie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Hattie McDaniel, Mary Astor

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    A Stolen Life is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    A Stolen Life Bette Davis, Glenn Ford, Walter Brennan

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    The Nanny is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    The Nanny Bette Davis, Wendy Craig, Pamela Franklin

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    Marked Woman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Eduardo Ciannelli

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    Watch on the Rhine is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Eric Roberts, Geraldine Fitzgerald

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    The Star is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Natalie Wood, Bette Davis, Sterling Hayden

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    The Whales of August is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Vincent Price, Mary Steenburgen

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    The Sisters is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, Jane Bryan

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    Dangerous is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Margaret Lindsay, Franchot Tone

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    The Corn Is Green is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Nigel Bruce, John Dall

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    The Bride Came C.O.D. is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    The Bride Came C.O.D. Bette Davis, James Cagney, William Frawley

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    The Virgin Queen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Joan Collins, Rod Taylor

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    The Catered Affair is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Debbie Reynolds, Ernest Borgnine

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    Pocketful of Miracles is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Pocketful of Miracles Ann-Margret, Bette Davis, Peter Falk

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    Kid Galahad is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson

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    Burnt Offerings is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Burnt Offerings Bette Davis, Burgess Meredith, Oliver Reed

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    The Watcher in the Woods is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Kyle Richards, David McCallum

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    Beyond the Forest is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Joseph Cotten, Frances Charles

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    The Anniversary is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Sheila Hancock, Arnold Diamond

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    Three on a Match is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Joan Blondell

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    Another Man's Poison is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Emlyn Williams, Gary Merrill

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    Strangers: The Story of a Moth... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies
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    The Bad Sister is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Conrad Nagel

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    Payment on Demand is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Barry Sullivan

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    Where Love Has Gone is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Susan Hayward, DeForest Kelley

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    Bordertown is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Paul Muni

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    20,000 Years in Sing Sing is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Spencer Tracy, nm0129894

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    Return from Witch Mountain is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Christopher Lee, Bette Davis, Kim Richards

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    That Certain Woman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, Anita Louise

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    It's Love I'm After is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Leslie Howard

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