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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

363 96
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Death on the Nile Bette Davis, Maggie Smith, Angela Lansbury

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Now, Voyager Bette Davis, Claude Rains, Paul Henreid

333 84
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Burnt Offerings Bette Davis, Burgess Meredith, Oliver Reed

329 205
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The Letter Bette Davis, Gale Sondergaard, Herbert Marshall

333 264
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Dark Victory Ronald Reagan, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart

357 258
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Jezebel Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, Margaret Lindsay

343 241
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Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Olivia de Havilland

292 202
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The Old Maid Bette Davis, Donald Crisp, William Lundigan

236 194
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Mr. Skeffington Bette Davis, Claude Rains, Bess Flowers

268 195
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The Little Foxes Bette Davis, Teresa Wright, Dan Duryea

194 187
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Of Human Bondage Bette Davis, Leslie Howard, Reginald Denny

222 188
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Marked Woman Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Eduardo Ciannelli

160 191
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Dead Ringer Bette Davis, Karl Malden, Peter Lawford

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A Stolen Life Bette Davis, Glenn Ford, Walter Brennan

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Deception Bette Davis, Claude Rains, Paul Henreid

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The Petrified Forest Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Leslie Howard

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The Great Lie Bette Davis, Hattie McDaniel, Mary Astor

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

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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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The Bad Sister Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Conrad Nagel

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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

110 187
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The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Vincent Price

146 210
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Dangerous Bette Davis, Margaret Lindsay, Franchot Tone

117 113
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Hollywood Canteen Bette Davis, Barbara Stanwyck, Peter Lorre

117 196
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Wicked Stepmother Bette Davis, Barbara Carrera, Colleen Camp

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Madame Sin Bette Davis, Robert Wagner

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Watch on the Rhine Bette Davis, Eric Roberts, Geraldine Fitzgerald

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The Star Natalie Wood, Bette Davis, Sterling Hayden

106 186
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Ex-Lady Bette Davis, Gene Raymond, Frank McHugh

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The Virgin Queen Bette Davis, Joan Collins, Rod Taylor

84 185
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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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Pocketful of Miracles Ann-Margret, Bette Davis, Peter Falk

86 188
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Hell's House Bette Davis, Pat O'Brien, Junior Durkin

85 187
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The Sisters Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, Jane Bryan

83 182
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The Catered Affair Bette Davis, Debbie Reynolds, Ernest Borgnine

87 256
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The Whales of August Bette Davis, Vincent Price, Mary Steenburgen

40 183
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Payment on Demand Bette Davis, Barry Sullivan

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

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Beyond the Forest Bette Davis, Joseph Cotten, Frances Charles

51 183
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Another Man's Poison Bette Davis, Emlyn Williams, Gary Merrill

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Kid Galahad Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson

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

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The Anniversary Bette Davis, Sheila Hancock, Arnold Diamond

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Three on a Match Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Joan Blondell

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