The Best Humphrey Bogart Movies

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Here is a list of the best Humphrey Bogart movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Everyone knows that Humphrey Bogart gave a brilliantly understated performance in Casablanca, but he truly delivers in each and every role in his impressive filmography. Humphrey Bogart's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world, but the order of this Humphrey Bogart movies list is decided by how many votes each film receives, so only his most highly rated movies will be at the top of the list.

Humphrey Bogart has been in a lot of films, from The Maltese Falcon to The Big Sleep, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Humphrey Bogart movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Humphrey Bogart films to end the squabble once and for all. If you think the best Humphrey Bogart role isn't at the top, then vote it up so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Humphrey Bogart performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Humphrey Bogart movies?" and "What are the greatest Humphrey Bogart roles of all time?" So if you're a fan of Bogart's romantic films, you might also enjoy our list of best Lauren Bacall movies and best Ingrid Bergman movies.

John Ford and Billy Wilder are among those who directed Humphrey Bogart at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. Movie fans who love Humphrey Bogart have also been known to enjoy films starring Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy.

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  • Casablanca
    Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid
    1,044 votes
    • Released: 1942
    • Directed by: Michael Curtiz

    Character: Rick Blaine

    In the classic 1942 film, Casablanca, Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), an American expatriate and nightclub owner, navigates a complex web of love and politics in Vichy-controlled Casablanca. His life takes a dramatic turn when Ilsa Lund (Ingrid Bergman), his former lover, walks into his club seeking help for her husband, Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid), a Czech Resistance leader. As they grapple with their past and face harsh realities, the trio becomes entangled in a high-stakes struggle against time and tyranny. This timeless drama, which won three Academy Awards including Best Picture, is renowned for its unforgettable characters and iconic dialogues.

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  • The Maltese Falcon
    Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre
    829 votes
    • Released: 1941
    • Directed by: John Huston

    Character: Sam Spade

    In the intricate web of The Maltese Falcon, private detective Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) finds himself entangled in a dark mystery. A femme fatale, Brigid O'Shaughnessy (Mary Astor), hires him for what appears to be a simple case. But when his partner is murdered, things take a sinister turn. The plot thickens as an elusive artifact - the titular Maltese Falcon - comes into play. John Huston directs this noir classic, which was nominated for three Academy Awards in 1942. Amidst shadowy allies and treacherous enemies, Spade navigates deception and danger in this gripping tale of greed and betrayal.
  • To Have and Have Not
    Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Walter Brennan
    598 votes
    • Released: 1944
    • Directed by: Howard Hawks

    Character: Harry "Steve" Morgan

    In Vichy France, fishing boat captain Harry (Humphrey Bogart) avoids getting involved in politics, refusing to smuggle French Resistance fighters into Martinique. But when a Resistance client is shot before he can pay, Harry agrees to help hotel owner Gerard (Marcel Dalio) smuggle two fighters to the island. Harry is further swayed by Slim (Lauren Bacall), a wandering American girl, and when the police take his friend Eddie (Walter Brennan) hostage, he is forced to fight for the Resistance.

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  • The Big Sleep
    Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Martha Vickers
    692 votes
    • Released: 1946
    • Directed by: Howard Hawks

    Character: Philip Marlowe

    Private investigator Philip Marlowe (Humphrey Bogart) is hired by General Sternwood to help resolve the gambling debts of his wild young daughter, Carmen (Martha Vickers). Sternwood's older daughter, Vivian (Lauren Bacall), provides assistance when she implies that the situation is more complex, and also involves casino owner (John Ridgely) and a recently disappeared family friend. As people linked to the Sternwoods start being murdered, Marlowe finds himself getting ever deeper into the case.
  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
    Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt
    800 votes
    • Released: 1948
    • Directed by: John Huston

    Character: Fred C. Dobbs

    In this classic adventure film, two rough-and-tumble wanderers, Dobbs (Humphrey Bogart) and Curtin (Tim Holt), meet up with a veteran prospector, Howard (Walter Huston), in Mexico and head into the Sierra Madre mountains to find gold. Although they discover treasure, they also find plenty of trouble, not only from ruthless bandits lurking in the dangerous Mexican wilderness but from their own insecurities and greed, which threaten to bring conflict at any moment.

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  • Key Largo
    Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall
    658 votes
    • Released: 1948
    • Directed by: John Huston

    Character: Frank McCloud

    This classic film noir by John Huston stars Humphrey Bogart as World War II vet Frank McCloud. Visiting Key Largo to pay his respects to the family of his late war buddy, McCloud attempts to comfort his comrade's widow, Nora (Lauren Bacall), and father, James Temple (Lionel Barrymore), who operate a hotel. But McCloud realizes that mobsters, led by the infamous Johnny Rocco (Edward G. Robinson), are staying in the hotel. When the criminals take over the establishment, conflict is inevitable.