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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    What Ever Happened to Baby Jan... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Robert Aldrich

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    The Old Maid is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Donald Crisp, William Lundigan

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    Marked Woman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Eduardo Ciannelli

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

    Bette Davis, Maggie Smith, Angela Lansbury

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    All About Eve is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Marilyn Monroe, Bette Davis, Anne Baxter

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

    Bette Davis, Burgess Meredith, Oliver Reed

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

    Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, Margaret Lindsay

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    Dark Victory is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Ronald Reagan, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart

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    The Letter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Gale Sondergaard, Herbert Marshall

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    The Bad Sister is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Conrad Nagel

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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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    Ex-Lady is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Gene Raymond, Frank McHugh

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    Wicked Stepmother is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Barbara Carrera, Colleen Camp

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    The Little Foxes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Teresa Wright, Dan Duryea

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    The Great Lie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Hattie McDaniel, Mary Astor

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    Madame Sin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Robert Wagner

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    Now, Voyager is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Claude Rains, Paul Henreid

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    Hell's House is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Pat O'Brien, Junior Durkin

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    Of Human Bondage is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Leslie Howard, Reginald Denny

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    Mr. Skeffington is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Claude Rains, Bess Flowers

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    Old Acquaintance is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Gig Young, Dolores Moran

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    In This Our Life is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Hattie McDaniel

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

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

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    The Petrified Forest is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Leslie Howard

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

    Bette Davis, Margaret Lindsay, Franchot Tone

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    Dead Ringer is listed (or ranked) 26 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) 27 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan, Mary Wickes

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    The Private Lives of Elizabeth... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Vincent Price

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    A Stolen Life is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Glenn Ford, Walter Brennan

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    The Nanny is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Wendy Craig, Pamela Franklin

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    The Virgin Queen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Joan Collins, Rod Taylor

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    The Corn Is Green is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Nigel Bruce, John Dall

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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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    The Bride Came C.O.D. is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, James Cagney, William Frawley

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    Pocketful of Miracles is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Ann-Margret, Bette Davis, Peter Falk

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    The Watcher in the Woods is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Kyle Richards, David McCallum

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    The Sisters is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, Jane Bryan

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    Kid Galahad is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson

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    Three on a Match is listed (or ranked) 39 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) 40 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Emlyn Williams, Gary Merrill

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    Return from Witch Mountain is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Christopher Lee, Bette Davis, Kim Richards

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    Beyond the Forest is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Joseph Cotten, Frances Charles

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    Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Olivia de Havilland

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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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    The Anniversary is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Sheila Hancock, Arnold Diamond

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    Phone Call from a Stranger is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Shelley Winters, Keenan Wynn

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    Where Love Has Gone is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Susan Hayward, DeForest Kelley

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    Juarez is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Claude Rains, Paul Muni

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    Waterloo Bridge is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, Doris Lloyd, Douglass Montgomery

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    Fashions of 1934 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Bette Davis Movies

    Bette Davis, William Powell, Reginald Owen

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