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

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All About Eve Marilyn Monroe, Bette Davis Anne Baxter

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The Old Maid Bette Davis, Donald Crisp William Lundigan

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Death on the Nile Bette Davis, Maggie Smith Angela Lansbury

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The Letter Bette Davis, Gale Sondergaard Herbert Marshall

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Marked Woman Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart Eduardo Ciannelli

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Dark Victory Ronald Reagan, Bette Davis Humphrey Bogart

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Jezebel Bette Davis, Henry Fonda Margaret Lindsay

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The Little Foxes Bette Davis, Teresa Wright Dan Duryea

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Burnt Offerings Bette Davis, Burgess Meredith Oliver Reed

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Now, Voyager Bette Davis, Claude Rains Paul Henreid

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Mr. Skeffington Bette Davis, Claude Rains Bess Flowers

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Deception Bette Davis, Claude Rains Paul Henreid

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Of Human Bondage Bette Davis, Leslie Howard Reginald Denny

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The Great Lie Bette Davis, Hattie McDaniel Mary Astor

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The Bad Sister Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart Conrad Nagel

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Dead Ringer Bette Davis, Karl Malden Peter Lawford

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The Petrified Forest Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart Leslie Howard

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Old Acquaintance Bette Davis, Gig Young Dolores Moran

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In This Our Life Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland Hattie McDaniel

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Wicked Stepmother Bette Davis, Barbara Carrera Colleen Camp

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A Stolen Life Bette Davis, Glenn Ford Walter Brennan

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Madame Sin Bette Davis, Robert Wagner

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

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Dangerous Bette Davis, Margaret Lindsay Franchot Tone

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

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The Nanny Bette Davis, Wendy Craig Pamela Franklin

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Ex-Lady Bette Davis, Gene Raymond Frank McHugh

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

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Hell's House Bette Davis, Pat O'Brien Junior Durkin

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The Virgin Queen Bette Davis, Joan Collins Rod Taylor

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Pocketful of Miracles Ann-Margret, Bette Davis Peter Falk

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The Corn Is Green Bette Davis, Nigel Bruce John Dall

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

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The Menace Bette Davis, H.B. Warner Halliwell Hobbes

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All This, and Heaven Too Bette Davis, Charles Boyer June Lockhart

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The Sisters Bette Davis, Errol Flynn Jane Bryan

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The Catered Affair Bette Davis, Debbie Reynolds Ernest Borgnine

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The Watcher in the Woods Bette Davis, Kyle Richards David McCallum

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Kid Galahad Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart Edward G. Robinson

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Beyond the Forest Bette Davis, Joseph Cotten Frances Charles

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Three on a Match Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart Joan Blondell

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Another Man's Poison Bette Davis, Emlyn Williams Gary Merrill

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Watch on the Rhine Bette Davis, Eric Roberts Geraldine Fitzgerald

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The Anniversary Bette Davis, Sheila Hancock Arnold Diamond

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Payment on Demand Bette Davis, Barry Sullivan

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Where Love Has Gone Bette Davis, Susan Hayward DeForest Kelley

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Return from Witch Mountain Christopher Lee, Bette Davis Kim Richards

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Phone Call from a Stranger Bette Davis, Shelley Winters Keenan Wynn

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Fog Over Frisco Bette Davis, Margaret Lindsay William Demarest