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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.


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    Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Marilyn Monroe

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    Ilka Chase, Bette Davis, Claude Rains

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    Anna Lee, Bette Davis, Dave Willock

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    Humphrey Bogart, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Bette Davis

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    Gale Sondergaard, Bette Davis, Frieda Inescort

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    Henry Fonda, Irving Pichel, Bette Davis

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    Dolores Gray, Richard Waring, Bette Davis

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    Teresa Wright, Bette Davis, Carl Benton Reid

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    Agnes Moorehead, Bruce Dern, Mary Astor

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    Bette Davis, Charles Boyer, Barbara O'Neil

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    Bette Davis, Leslie Howard, Reginald Denny

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    Vincent Price, Nanette Fabray, Bette Davis

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    Bette Davis, Claude Rains, Benson Fong

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    Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis, Paul Harvey

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    Angela Lansbury, Peter Ustinov, Sam Wanamaker

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    Bette Davis, Jerome Cowan, George Brent

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    James Cagney, Bette Davis, Eugene Pallette

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    Bette Davis, Jimmy Durante, Mary Wickes

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    Glenn Ford, Walter Brennan, Charlie Ruggles

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    Bette Davis, Philip Carey, Estelle Winwood

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    Charles Coburn, Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland

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    Paul Lukas, Eric Roberts, Geraldine Fitzgerald

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    Anne Revere, Bette Davis, Esther Dale

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    Bette Davis, Pierre Watkin, Dick Foran

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    Wendy Craig, Bette Davis, Jill Bennett

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    Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis, John Litel

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    Vincent Price, Mary Steenburgen, Lillian Gish

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    Mary Astor, Bette Davis, Hattie McDaniel

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    Rod Taylor, Joan Collins, Bette Davis

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    Ian Bannen, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Bette Davis

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    Bette Davis, John Dall, Nigel Bruce

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    Edward G. Robinson, Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis

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    Ann-Margret, Hope Lange, Glenn Ford

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    Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, Jane Bryan

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    Bette Davis, Sterling Hayden, Robert Warwick

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    Gary Owens, Bette Davis, Jeffrey Jacquet

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    Debbie Reynolds, Rod Taylor, Bette Davis

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    Spencer Tracy, Bette Davis, Warren Hymer

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    Irving Pichel, Bette Davis, Donald Woods

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    Karen Black, Burgess Meredith, Eileen Heckart

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    Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis, Joan Blondell

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    Paul Muni, Bette Davis, Claude Rains

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    Bette Davis, Jack Hedley, Timothy Bateson

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    Bette Davis, Douglass Montgomery, Mae Clarke

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    Mike Connors, Bette Davis, DeForest Kelley

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    Bette Davis, Joseph Cotten, Frances Charles

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    Bette Davis, Emlyn Williams, Anthony Steel

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    Bette Davis, Phillip Reed, Hugh Herbert

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    Bette Davis, Barry Sullivan

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