Bette Davis Movies List

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Bette Davis Movies List

For Bette Davis Movies List, there is no limit to the creators exploring this idea. We put together 9 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 1950 American drama film written and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck. It stars Bette Davis as Margo Channing, a highly regarded but aging Broadway star. Anne Baxter plays Eve Harrington, an ambitious young fan who insinuates herself into Channing's life, ultimately threatening her career and her personal relationships. Other featured cast includes George Sanders, Celeste Holm, Hugh Marlowe, Barbara Bates, Gary Merrill, and Thelma Ritter. The film chronicles Eve's calculated attempt to usurp Margo's position. Margo is unaware of Eve's machinations and believes Eve to be her enthusiastic fan and protégée. As time passes, however, she begins to see through Eve's schemes. Eventually, Margo learns the truth and is forced to take a hard look at her own life and career. All About Eve is widely considered to be a classic of film noir and is widely referenced in popular culture. The film was nominated for 14 Academy Awards, winning six, including Best Picture. It was also the first film to win both Best Picture and Best Director in the same year.

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 classic psychological thriller film directed by Robert Aldrich in 1962. It stars Bette Davis and Joan Crawford as aging sisters living together in a decaying Hollywood mansion. Blanche, the younger sister, is paralyzed from the waist down and wheel-chair bound. Baby Jane, the elder sister, was once a child star but has become increasingly unhinged, jealous, and unstable over the years. The film follows the sisters as Baby Jane terrorizes Blanche and attempts to regain her fame. As the tension between the sisters builds, Baby Jane's grip on reality slips further away, leading to a shocking and suspenseful climax.

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 is a 1942 romantic drama set in the 1930s directed by Irving Rapper and starring Bette Davis. The film tells the story of Charlotte Vale, a repressed, middle-aged spinster. She is taken under the wing of a kind and understanding psychiatrist, Dr. Jaquith, who helps her find the inner strength to break away from the control of her domineering mother. With newfound self-esteem and determination, Charlotte embarks on a cruise to South America, where she meets Jerry Durrance, a married man who is also on the cruise with his daughter, Tina. Charlotte and Jerry develop a strong bond and begin to fall in love. Jerry must eventually return to his wife, but their brief romance has changed Charlotte's life. She returns to the mainland with new self-confidence and the realization that she can live her life on her own terms.

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 film adaptation of the 1939 Broadway play of the same name. Directed by William Keighley, the film stars Bette Davis, Monty Woolley, Ann Sheridan, Jimmy Durante, Billie Burke, and Reginald Gardiner. The story follows the eccentric Sheridan Whiteside (Woolley), a famous radio personality, who is invited to a small Ohio town for dinner with the Stanleys. After an accident, Whiteside is forced to stay for an extended period of time and his presence quickly disrupts the Stanley household. Whiteside's personal assistant Maggie (Davis) assists him in making life as chaotic as possible for the Stanley family and their guests. Eventually, the Stanley family rallies together to combat Whiteside's antics, leading to a comedic and unexpected conclusion.

Dead Ringer (1964)

Dead Ringer
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Paul Henreid, starring Bette Davis, Karl Malden, Peter Lawford, Philip Carey
Rated Approved

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

The Watcher in the Woods (1980)

The Watcher in the Woods
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Directors: John Hough, Vincent McEveety, starring Bette Davis, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Kyle Richards, Carroll Baker
Rated PG

Return from Witch Mountain (1978)

Return from Witch Mountain
★★★★
★★★★
2.3 out of 4 stars

From John Hough, starring Bette Davis, Christopher Lee, Kim Richards, Ike Eisenmann
Rated G

 



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