The best Bette Davis’s movies

Bette Davis

Bette Davis

05/04/1908- 06/10/1989
We present our ranking of the best Bette Davis’s movies. Do you love cinema? Or are you looking for a movie of your favorite actor to watch tonight? Surely you have some to see or that you did not know yet about Bette Davis.
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The Little Foxes

The Little Foxes
7.9/10
  • Genre: DramaRomance
  • Release: 29/08/1941
  • Character: Regina Hubbard Giddens
The ruthless, moneyed Hubbard clan lives in, and poisons, their part of the deep South at the turn of the 20th century. Regina Giddons née Hubbard has her daughter under her thumb. Mrs. Giddons is estranged from her husband, who is convalescing in Baltimore and suffers from a terminal illness. But she needs him home, and will manipulate her daughter to help bring him back. She has a sneaky business deal that she's cooking up with her two elder brothers, Oscar and Ben. Oscar has a flighty, unhappy wife and a dishonest worm of a son. Will the daughter have to marry this contemptible cousin? Who will she grow up to be - her mother or her aunt? Or can she escape the fate of both?

Death on the Nile

Death on the Nile
7.2/10
  • Genre: Mystery
  • Release: 29/09/1978
  • Character: Marie Van Schuyler
As Hercule Poirot enjoys a luxurious cruise down the Nile, a newlywed heiress is found murdered on board. Can Poirot identify the killer before the ship reaches the end of its journey?

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
8/10
Two aging film actresses live as virtual recluses in an old Hollywood mansion. Jane Hudson, a successful child star, cares for her crippled sister Blanche, whose career in later years eclipsed that of Jane. Now the two live together, their relationship affected by simmering subconscious thoughts of mutual envy, hate and revenge.

All About Eve

All About Eve
8.2/10
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release: 06/10/1950
  • Character: Margo Channing
From the moment she glimpses her idol at the stage door, Eve Harrington is determined to take the reins of power away from the great actress Margo Channing. Eve maneuvers her way into Margo's Broadway role, becomes a sensation and even causes turmoil in the lives of Margo's director boyfriend, her playwright and his wife. Only the cynical drama critic sees through Eve, admiring her audacity and perfect pattern of deceit.

Dead Ringer

Dead Ringer
7.3/10
  • Genre: CrimeDramaThriller
  • Release: 19/02/1964
  • Character: Margaret DeLorca / Edith Phillips
The working class twin sister of a callous wealthy woman impulsively murders her out of revenge and assumes the identity of the dead woman. But impersonating her dead twin is more complicated and risky than she anticipated.

Now, Voyager

Now, Voyager
7.9/10
  • Genre: DramaRomance
  • Release: 22/10/1942
  • Character: Charlotte Vale
A woman suffers a nervous breakdown and an oppressive mother before being freed by the love of a man she meets on a cruise.

Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte

Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte
7.5/10
An aging, reclusive Southern belle plagued by a horrifying family secret descends into madness after the arrival of a lost relative.

Return from Witch Mountain

Return from Witch Mountain
5.7/10
Tony (Ike Eisenmann) and Tia (Kim Richards) are other-worldly twins endowed with telekinesis. When their Uncle Bene drops them off in Los Angeles for an earthbound vacation, a display of their supernatural skill catches the eye of the nefarious Dr. Gannon (Christopher Lee) and his partner in crime, Letha (Bette Davis), who see rich possibilities in harnessing the children's gifts. They kidnap Tony, and Tia gives chase only to find Gannon is using her brother's powers against her.

Jezebel

Jezebel
7.4/10
  • Genre: DramaRomance
  • Release: 26/03/1938
  • Character: Julie Marsden
In 1850s Louisiana, the willfulness of a tempestuous Southern belle threatens to destroy all who care for her.

Of Human Bondage

Of Human Bondage
7/10
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release: 20/07/1934
  • Character: Mildred Rogers
Club-footed medical school student Philip Carey falls in love with cynical waitress Mildred Rogers. She rejects him and runs off with a salesman, later returning pregnant and unmarried. Philip takes her in, though "happily ever after" is not to be.

Jimmy the Gent

Jimmy the Gent
6.6/10
An unpolished racketeer, whose racket is finding heirs for unclaimed fortunes, affects ethics and tea-drinking manners to win back the sweetheart who now works for his seemingly upright competitor.

Pocketful of Miracles

Pocketful of Miracles
7.1/10
  • Genre: ComedyDrama
  • Release: 18/12/1961
  • Character: Apple Annie
Boozy, brassy Apple Annie, a beggar with a basket of apples, is as much a part of downtown New York as old Broadway itself. Bootlegger Dave the Dude is a sucker for her apples -- he thinks they bring him luck. But Dave and girlfriend Queenie Martin need a lot more than luck when it turns out that Annie is in a jam and only they can help: Annie's daughter Louise, who has lived all her life in a Spanish convent, is coming to America with a Count and his son. The count's son wants to marry Louise, who thinks her mother is part of New York society. It's up to Dave and Queenie and their cronies to turn Annie into a lady and convince the Count and his son that they are hobnobbing with New York's elite.

The Letter

The Letter
7.5/10
After a woman shoots a man to death, a damning letter she wrote raises suspicions.

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
6.8/10
  • Genre: ComedyMystery
  • Release: 21/05/1982
  • Character: (in "Deception") (archive footage)
Juliet Forrest is convinced that the reported death of her father in a mountain car crash was no accident. Her father was a prominent cheese scientist working on a secret recipe. To prove it was murder, she enlists the services of private eye Rigby Reardon. He finds a slip of paper containing a list of people who are 'The Friends and Enemies of Carlotta'.

Marked Woman

Marked Woman
7.1/10
In the underworld of Manhattan, a woman dares to stand up to one of the city's most powerful gangsters.

In This Our Life

In This Our Life
7.3/10
  • Genre: DramaRomance
  • Release: 08/05/1942
  • Character: Stanley Timberlake Kingsmill
A young woman dumps her fiancée and runs off with her sister's husband. They marry, settle in Baltimore, and Stanley ultimately drives Peter to drink and suicide. Stanley returns home to Richmond only to learn that her sister Roy and old flame Craig have fallen in love and plan to marry. The jealous and selfish Stanley attempts to win back Craig's affections, but her true character is revealed when, rather than take the rap herself, she attempts to pin a hit and run accident on the young black clerk who works in Craig's law office.

Burnt Offerings

Burnt Offerings
6.4/10
A couple and their 12-year-old son move into a giant house for the summer. Things start acting strange almost immediately. It seems that every time some gets hurt on the grounds the beat-up house seems to repair itself.

The Man Who Came to Dinner

The Man Who Came to Dinner
7.5/10
  • Genre: ComedyRomance
  • Release: 01/01/1942
  • Character: Maggie Cutler
An acerbic critic wreaks havoc when a hip injury forces him to move in indefinitely with a Midwestern family.

Dark Victory

Dark Victory
7.4/10
  • Genre: DramaRomance
  • Release: 20/04/1939
  • Character: Judith Traherne
A flighty heiress discovers inner strength when she develops a brain tumor.

Mr. Skeffington

Mr. Skeffington
7.6/10
  • Genre: DramaRomance
  • Release: 25/05/1944
  • Character: Fanny Trellis
A beautiful but vain woman who rejects the love of her older husband must face the loss of her youth and beauty.

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