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

    Marilyn Monroe, Bette Davis, Anne Baxter

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    Now, Voyager

    Bette Davis, Claude Rains, Paul Henreid

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    The Letter

    Bette Davis, Gale Sondergaard, Herbert Marshall

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    Dark Victory

    Ronald Reagan, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart

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    What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

    Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Robert Aldrich

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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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    Mr. Skeffington

    Bette Davis, Claude Rains, Bess Flowers

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    Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte

    Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Olivia de Havilland

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    Of Human Bondage

    Bette Davis, Leslie Howard, Reginald Denny

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    All This, and Heaven Too

    Bette Davis, Charles Boyer, June Lockhart

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    Deception

    Bette Davis, Claude Rains, Paul Henreid

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    The Old Maid

    Bette Davis, Donald Crisp, William Lundigan

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    In This Our Life

    Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Hattie McDaniel

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    The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex

    Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Vincent Price

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    Old Acquaintance

    Bette Davis, Gig Young, Dolores Moran

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    Dead Ringer

    Bette Davis, Karl Malden, Peter Lawford

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    Death on the Nile

    Bette Davis, Maggie Smith, Angela Lansbury

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    The Man Who Came to Dinner

    Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan, Mary Wickes

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    The Petrified Forest

    Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Leslie Howard

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    A Stolen Life

    Bette Davis, Glenn Ford, Walter Brennan

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    The Nanny

    Bette Davis, Wendy Craig, Pamela Franklin

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    The Great Lie

    Bette Davis, Hattie McDaniel, Mary Astor

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    Marked Woman

    Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Eduardo Ciannelli

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    Watch on the Rhine

    Bette Davis, Eric Roberts, Geraldine Fitzgerald

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    The Whales of August

    Bette Davis, Vincent Price, Mary Steenburgen

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    The Star

    Natalie Wood, Bette Davis, Sterling Hayden

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    Dangerous

    Bette Davis, Margaret Lindsay, Franchot Tone

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    The Bride Came C.O.D.

    Bette Davis, James Cagney, William Frawley

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    The Sisters

    Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, Jane Bryan

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    The Corn Is Green

    Bette Davis, Nigel Bruce, John Dall

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    The Virgin Queen

    Bette Davis, Joan Collins, Rod Taylor

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    The Catered Affair

    Bette Davis, Debbie Reynolds, Ernest Borgnine

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    Pocketful of Miracles

    Ann-Margret, Bette Davis, Peter Falk

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    Kid Galahad

    Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson

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    Burnt Offerings

    Bette Davis, Burgess Meredith, Oliver Reed

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    The Watcher in the Woods

    Bette Davis, Kyle Richards, David McCallum

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    Strangers: The Story of a Mother and Daughter
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    Three on a Match

    Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Joan Blondell

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    Return from Witch Mountain

    Christopher Lee, Bette Davis, Kim Richards

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    The Bad Sister

    Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Conrad Nagel

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    Another Man's Poison

    Bette Davis, Emlyn Williams, Gary Merrill

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    Beyond the Forest

    Bette Davis, Joseph Cotten, Frances Charles

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    The Anniversary

    Bette Davis, Sheila Hancock, Arnold Diamond

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    June Bride

    Bette Davis, Debbie Reynolds, Robert Montgomery

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    Waterloo Bridge

    Bette Davis, Doris Lloyd, Douglass Montgomery

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    Payment on Demand

    Bette Davis, Barry Sullivan

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    Fog Over Frisco

    Bette Davis, Margaret Lindsay, William Demarest

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    Where Love Has Gone

    Bette Davis, Susan Hayward, DeForest Kelley

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    That Certain Woman

    Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, Anita Louise

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