Bette Davis Best Movies

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Bette Davis Best Movies

Have you heard these Bette Davis Best Movies? We bet you'll find some new picks. We put together 6 of our favorites.

All About Eve (1950)

All About Eve
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Joseph L. Mankiewicz, starring Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm
Rated Passed

All About Eve is a critically acclaimed 1950 drama film directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and starring Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, and Celeste Holm. It follows the story of aspiring actress Eve Harrington (Baxter) as she insinuates her way into the lives of theatre star Margo Channing (Davis) and her circle of friends. Despite being incredibly talented, Eve's ambition and scheming nature threaten to disrupt the lives of those around her and bring harm to Margo's career. Through a series of events that unfold, secrets are revealed and Eve's true motives are uncovered. In the end, Margo stands up to Eve and reclaims her success, while Eve is revealed to be the one who has been duped. All About Eve is a timeless classic that is both humorous and poignant, and it won six Academy Awards including Best Picture.

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Robert Aldrich, starring Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono, Wesley Addy
Rated Passed

"What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" is a 1962 psychological thriller directed by Robert Aldrich starring Bette Davis and Joan Crawford as two aging sisters living together in a decaying Hollywood mansion. Baby Jane Hudson (Davis) was once a successful child star, but has since retired from show business due to age and poor health. Her wheelchair-bound sister Blanche (Crawford) was the more successful of the two, but has now been confined to her bed after a mysterious accident. Jane slowly begins to torture and torment Blanche, as her mental state deteriorates into psychosis. As Jane's cruelty escalates, Blanche must fight to survive her vicious sister and uncover the dark secrets of their past.

Now, Voyager (1942)

Now, Voyager
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Irving Rapper, starring Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Gladys Cooper
Rated Passed

Now, Voyager tells the story of Charlotte Vale, a shy and deeply repressed woman who has been subjugated by her domineering mother. After a nervous breakdown, she is sent to a sanatorium, where she begins to regain her self-confidence with the help of her psychiatrist. She then embarks on a cruise, where she meets a married man with whom she falls in love. Despite the scandalous nature of their relationship, Charlotte is ultimately able to rediscover her own inner strength and assertiveness, finally liberating herself from her mother's oppressive influence.

The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)

The Man Who Came to Dinner
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From William Keighley, starring Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan, Monty Woolley, Richard Travis
Rated Not Rated

The Man Who Came to Dinner is a 1942 American comedy film directed by William Keighley and starring Bette Davis and Monty Woolley. The film tells the story of a famous, acerbic wit radio personality, Sheridan Whiteside (Woolley), who is invited for dinner at the home of the Stanleys, a prominent local family. After Whiteside slips on the ice outside their house, he is obliged to stay as a guest in their home for weeks. During his stay, Whiteside wreaks havoc on the lives of the family and their friends, while also providing comedic relief by his countless witty remarks. In the end, Whiteside is asked to leave, but he leaves the family with a renewed appreciation for one another.

Death on the Nile (1978)

Death on the Nile
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From John Guillermin, starring Peter Ustinov, Mia Farrow, Simon MacCorkindale, Jane Birkin
Rated PG

Burnt Offerings (1976)

Burnt Offerings
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Dan Curtis, starring Karen Black, Oliver Reed, Burgess Meredith, Eileen Heckart
Rated PG

 



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