List of the best Bette Midler movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Singing, dancing, telling jokes, Bette Midler can do it all and her impressive filmography proves it. Bette Midler'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 Midler movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Bette Midler movies will be at the top of the list. Bette Midler has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Bette Midler movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Bette Midler films to end the squabble once and for all.
If you think the best Bette Midler role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Bette Midler performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.
The Rose and Beaches are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list
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Directed by: Garry MarshallBeaches, is a 1988 American comedy-drama film adapted by Mary Agnes Donoghue from the Iris Rainer Dart novel of the same name. It was directed by Garry Marshall, and stars Bette Midler, Barbara... more
Directed by: Hugh WilsonThe First Wives Club is a 1996 comedy film, based on the best-selling 1992 novel of the same name by Olivia Goldsmith. Narrated by Diane Keaton, it stars Keaton, Goldie Hawn, and Bette Midler as... more
Directed by: Kenny OrtegaHocus Pocus is a 1993 American comedy fantasy film directed by Kenny Ortega and starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy as a trio of witches, the Sanderson Sisters, who are... more
Directed by: Jim AbrahamsBig Business is a 1988 American comedy film farce starring Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin. The movie revolves around two sets of identical female twins who were mismatched at birth, with one ending in... more
Directed by: Mark RydellThe Rose is a 1979 American drama film which tells the story of a self-destructive 1960s rock star who struggles to cope with the constant pressures of her career and the demands of her ruthless... more
Directed by: Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, David ZuckerRuthless People is a 1986 black comedy film written by Dale Launer, directed by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker, and starring Danny DeVito, Bette Midler, Judge Reinhold, Anita Morris,... more
Directed by: Mark RydellFor the Boys is a 1991 film which traces the life of Dixie Leonard, a 1940s actress/singer who teams up with Eddie Sparks, a famous performer, to entertain American troops. As in The Rose, Midler's... more
Directed by: Arthur HillerOutrageous Fortune is a 1987 American film written by Leslie Dixon, directed by Arthur Hiller, and stars Shelley Long and Bette Midler. The title is taken from Shakespeare's Hamlet. The film was... more
Directed by: Paul MazurskyDown and Out in Beverly Hills is a 1986 American comedy film based on the French play Boudu sauvé des eaux, which had previously been adapted on film in 1932 by Jean Renoir. Down and Out in Beverly... more
Directed by: Helen HuntThen She Found Me is a 2007 American comedy-drama film directed by Helen Hunt. The screenplay by Hunt, Alice Arlen, and Victor Levin is very loosely based on the 1990 novel of the same name by Elinor... more
Directed by: John ErmanStella is a 1990 American drama film produced by The Samuel Goldwyn Company and released by Touchstone Pictures. The screenplay by Robert Getchell is the third feature film adaptation of the 1920... more
Directed by: Andy FickmanParental Guidance is a 2012 American family-comedy film starring Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Marisa Tomei and Tom Everett Scott and directed by Andy Fickman. The film was released on December 25,... more
Directed by: Carl ReinerThat Old Feeling is a 1997 romantic comedy starring Bette Midler and Dennis Farina. The film was directed by Carl Reiner.... more
Directed by: Emile ArdolinoGypsy is a 1993 film directed by Emile Ardolino. A television adaptation of the classic Broadway musical.... more
Directed by: Frank OzThe Stepford Wives is a 2004 American sci-fi dramedy film. It was directed by Frank Oz from a screenplay by Paul Rudnick and stars Nicole Kidman, Matthew Broderick, Bette Midler, Christopher Walken,... more
Directed by: Michael RitchieDivine Madness is a 1980 concert film directed by Michael Ritchie, and featuring Bette Midler during her 1979 concert at Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California. The 94-minute film features... more
Bette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go OnKamilah Marshall, Kyra DaCosta
Directed by: Bette MidlerBette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go On is a 2010 film written by Eric Kornfeld and Bruce Vilanch and directed by Bette Midler....
Directed by: Peter Hedges
Directed by: Nancy MeyersWhat Women Want is a 2000 American romantic comedy film, written by Josh Goldsmith, Cathy Yuspa and Diane Drake, directed by Nancy Meyers, and starring Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt. The film was a box... more
Directed by: George ScribnerOliver & Company is a 1988 American animated musical buddy comedy-drama film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released on November 18, 1988 by Walt Disney Pictures. The 27th film in the... more
The ThornBette Midler
Directed by: Peter McWilliams, Peter AlexanderThe Thorn is a comic, religious satire movie released on May 24, 1974, as The Divine Mr. J. It was first shown as The Greatest Story Overtold at the Detroit Institute of Art in 1971. It was released... more
Directed by: Robert TownsendJackie's Back is a 1999 television film directed by Robert Townsend. It premiered on the Lifetime Television Network on June 14, 1999.... more
Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a LensAlan Yentob
Directed by: Barbara Leibovitz"A fascinating documentary portrait of the legendary American photographer Annie Leibovitz, who introduced images of the Rolling Stones to the world and worked on the magazines Vanity Fair and Vogue....
The Bette Midler ShowBette Midler
Directed by: Tom TrbovichThe Bette Midler Show is a HBO Video special of one of Bette Midler's tours entitled 'The Depression Tour', The video is of her show at the Cleveland Music Hall during February 1976. the show... more