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1. All About Eve (1950)

TV-PG | 138 min | Drama

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An ingenue insinuates herself in to the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends.

Writer: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm

2. All About My Mother (1999)

R | 101 min | Drama

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Young Esteban want to become a writer and also to discover the identity of his father, carefully concealed by the mother Manuela.

Writer: Pedro Almodóvar | Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Candela Peña, Antonia San Juan

3. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

Unrated | 134 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

8.1
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A former child star torments her crippled sister in a decaying Hollywood mansion.

Writers: Henry Farrell, Lukas Heller | Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono, Wesley Addy

4. Death on the Nile (1978)

PG | 140 min | Mystery

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A murder is committed on a Nile steamer, but Hercule Poirot is on board...

Writer: Anthony Shaffer | Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Mia Farrow, Simon MacCorkindale, Jane Birkin

5. Now, Voyager (1942)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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Boston spinster blossoms under therapy and finds impossible romance.

Writers: Casey Robinson, Olive Higgins Prouty | Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Gladys Cooper

6. The Petrified Forest (1936)

Not Rated | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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A waitress, a hobo and a bank robber get mixed up at a lonely diner in the desert.

Writers: Charles Kenyon, Delmer Daves, Robert E. Sherwood | Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Leslie Howard, Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis, Genevieve Tobin

7. Jezebel (1938)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Romance

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A haughty headstrong Southern Belle in Antebellum Louisiana loses her fiance due to her stubborn vanity and pride and vows to get him back.

Writers: Clements Ripley, Abem Finkel, John Huston, Owen Davis | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, George Brent, Margaret Lindsay

8. Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)

Unrated | 133 min | Mystery, Thriller

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An aging, reclusive southern belle, plagued by a horrifying family secret, descends into madness after the arrival of a lost relative.

Writers: Henry Farrell, Lukas Heller | Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Joseph Cotten, Agnes Moorehead

9. The Letter (1940)

Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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The wife of a rubber plantation administrator shoots a man to death and claims it was self-defense; a letter in her own hand may prove her undoing.

Writers: W. Somerset Maugham, Howard Koch | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, James Stephenson, Frieda Inescort

10. Dark Victory (1939)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Romance

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A young socialite is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour, and must decide whether she'll meet her final days with dignity.

Writers: Casey Robinson, George Emerson Brewer Jr., Bertram Bloch | Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Bette Davis, George Brent, Humphrey Bogart, Geraldine Fitzgerald

11. The Little Foxes (1941)

Passed | 116 min | Drama, Romance

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The ruthless, moneyed Hubbard clan lives in, and poisons, their part of the deep South at the turn of the 20th century.

Writers: Lillian Hellman, Arthur Kober, Dorothy Parker, Alan Campbell | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, Teresa Wright, Richard Carlson

12. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock presents several short stories. The stories are invariably surprising, often containing elements of horror, comedy, suspense, and the supernatural.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams, Patricia Hitchcock

13. Burnt Offerings (1976)

PG | 116 min | Horror, Mystery

6.5
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Haunted house chiller from Dan Curtis has Oliver Reed and Karen Black as summer caretakers moving into gothic house with their young son. The catch? The house rejuvenates a part of itself ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Marasco, William F. Nolan, Dan Curtis | Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Karen Black, Oliver Reed, Burgess Meredith, Eileen Heckart

14. The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)

Approved | 112 min | Comedy, Romance

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When acerbic critic Sheridan Whiteside slips on the front steps of a provincial Ohio businessman's home and breaks his hip, he and his entourage take over the house indefinitely.

Writers: Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, George S. Kaufman, Moss Hart | Director: William Keighley | Stars: Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan, Monty Woolley, Richard Travis

15. Pocketful of Miracles (1961)

Approved | 136 min | Comedy, Drama

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Boozy, brassy Apple Annie, a beggar with a basket of apples, is as much as part of downtown New York as old Broadway itself. Bootlegger Dave the Dude is a sucker for her apples --- he ... See full summary »

Writers: Hal Kanter, Harry Tugend, Robert Riskin, Damon Runyon | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Glenn Ford, Bette Davis, Hope Lange, Arthur O'Connell

16. Of Human Bondage (1934)

Passed | 83 min | Drama, Romance

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A young man finds himself attracted to a cold and unfeeling waitress who may ultimately destroy them both.

Writers: Lester Cohen, W. Somerset Maugham | Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Bette Davis, Leslie Howard, Frances Dee, Kay Johnson

17. Mr. Skeffington (1944)

TV-G | 146 min | Drama, Romance

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Popular and beautiful Fanny Trellis is forced into a loveless marriage with an older man, Jewish banker Job Skeffington, in order to save her beloved brother Trippy from an embezzlement charge and predictable complications result.

Writers: Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Elizabeth von Arnim | Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Bette Davis, Claude Rains, Walter Abel, George Coulouris

18. The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)

Approved | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History

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A depiction of the love/hate relationship between Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Devereux, the Earl of Essex.

Writers: Norman Reilly Raine, Æneas MacKenzie, Maxwell Anderson | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Donald Crisp

19. The Watcher in the Woods (1980)

PG | 84 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

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When a family moves to a country home, the young girls experience strange happenings that have a link to an occult event years past.

Writers: Brian Clemens, Florence Engel Randall, Rosemary Anne Sisson, Harry Spalding | Directors: John Hough, Vincent McEveety | Stars: Bette Davis, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Kyle Richards, Carroll Baker

20. The Nanny (1965)

Unrated | 93 min | Thriller

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Bette Davis stars as an English nanny whose sense of reality is clouded due to some deep dark secret in her past.

Writers: Jimmy Sangster, Marryam Modell | Director: Seth Holt | Stars: Bette Davis, Wendy Craig, Jill Bennett, James Villiers

21. Return from Witch Mountain (1978)

G | 95 min | Family, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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Tia and her brother Tony have supernatural powers, can communicate and move things with the power of their mind alone. They arrive on Earth for a visit in Los Angeles. When Tony uses his ... See full summary »

Writers: Malcolm Marmorstein, Alexander Key | Director: John Hough | Stars: Bette Davis, Christopher Lee, Kim Richards, Ike Eisenmann

22. All This, and Heaven Too (1940)

Approved | 141 min | Drama, Romance

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When lovely and virtuous governess Henriette Deluzy comes to educate the children of the debonair Duc de Praslin, a royal subject to King Louis-Philippe and the husband of the volatile and ... See full summary »

Writers: Rachel Field, Casey Robinson | Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Bette Davis, Charles Boyer, Jeffrey Lynn, Barbara O'Neil

23. The Whales of August (1987)

90 min | Drama

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Summer people in Maine: things are changing. Whales no longer pass close to the shore as they did during the youth of two elderly widowed sisters who have a seaside home where they've ... See full summary »

Writer: David Berry | Director: Lindsay Anderson | Stars: Bette Davis, Lillian Gish, Vincent Price, Ann Sothern

24. Watch on the Rhine (1943)

Approved | 114 min | Drama

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Sara and Kurt Muller and their three children are returning to her mother's home in Washington DC after 18 years in Europe. A Romanian Count living there discovers Kurt's attache case full ... See full summary »

Writers: Dashiell Hammett, Lillian Hellman | Directors: Herman Shumlin, Hal Mohr | Stars: Bette Davis, Paul Lukas, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Lucile Watson

25. In This Our Life (1942)

Approved | 97 min | Drama

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A young woman (Stanley Timberlake) dumps her fiancée (Craig Fleming) and runs off with her sister's (Roy Timberlake) husband (Peter Kingsmill). They marry, settle in Baltimore, and Stanley ... See full summary »

Writers: Howard Koch, Ellen Glasgow | Director: John Huston | Stars: Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, George Brent, Dennis Morgan

26. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

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Marshal Matt Dillon keeps the peace in the rough and tumble Dodge City.

Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

27. Dead Ringer (1964)

Unrated | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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The twin sister of a callous wealthy woman murders her out of revenge and assumes the identity of the dead woman.

Writers: Albert Beich, Rian James, Oscar Millard | Director: Paul Henreid | Stars: Bette Davis, Karl Malden, Peter Lawford, Philip Carey

28. Perry Mason (1957–1966)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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A master defense attorney handles difficult criminal cases for his accused clients.

Creator: Erle Stanley Gardner | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, Ray Collins

29. The Great Lie (1941)

Approved | 108 min | Drama

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After a newlywed's husband apparently dies in a plane crash, she discovers that her rival for his affections is now pregnant with his child.

Writers: Lenore J. Coffee, Polan Banks | Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Bette Davis, George Brent, Mary Astor, Lucile Watson

30. Marked Woman (1937)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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A crusading DA persuades a clip joint "party girl" to testify against her mobster boss after her innocent sister is accidentally murdered during one of his unsavory "parties."

Writers: Robert Rossen, Abem Finkel | Directors: Lloyd Bacon, Michael Curtiz | Stars: Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Lola Lane, Isabel Jewell

31. The Old Maid (1939)

Approved | 95 min | Drama

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The arrival of an ex-lover on a young woman's wedding day sets in motion a chain of events which will alter her and her cousin's lives forever.

Writers: Casey Robinson, Zoe Akins, Edith Wharton | Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Bette Davis, Miriam Hopkins, George Brent, Donald Crisp

32. Three on a Match (1932)

Unrated | 63 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

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Although Vivian Revere is seemingly the most successful of a trio of reunited schoolmates, she throws it away by descending into a life of debauchery and drugs.

Writers: Lucien Hubbard, Kubec Glasmon, John Bright | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Virginia Davis, Joan Blondell, Anne Shirley, Ann Dvorak

33. The Star (1952)

Approved | 89 min | Drama

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A washed-up movie queen finds romance, but still desires a come-back.

Writers: Dale Eunson, Katherine Albert | Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Bette Davis, Sterling Hayden, Natalie Wood, Warner Anderson

34. The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

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A financially-strapped charter pilot hires himself to an oil tycoon to kidnap his madcap daughter and prevent her from marrying a vapid band leader.

Writers: Kenneth Earl, M.M. Musselman, Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein | Director: William Keighley | Stars: James Cagney, Bette Davis, Stuart Erwin, Eugene Pallette

35. Kid Galahad (1937)

Approved | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

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Fight promoter Nick Donati grooms a bellhop as a future champ, but has second thoughts when the 'kid' falls for his sister.

Writers: Seton I. Miller, Francis Wallace | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Wayne Morris

36. Deception (1946)

Approved | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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A piano teacher believes that her fiancé, a cellist, was killed on the battlefield. When he returns alive, they marry, but are menaced and threatened by a wealthy, egotistical composer she started dating on the rebound.

Writers: John Collier, Joseph Than, Louis Verneuil | Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, John Abbott

37. A Stolen Life (1946)

TV-PG | 109 min | Drama

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When a woman's twin sister is drowned, she assumes her identity in order to be close to the man she feels her sister took from her years before.

Writers: Catherine Turney, Margaret Buell Wilder, Karel J. Benes | Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Bette Davis, Glenn Ford, Dane Clark, Walter Brennan

38. Old Acquaintance (1943)

Approved | 110 min | Drama

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Old friends Kit Marlowe and Millie Drake adopt contrasting lifestyles: Kit is a single, critically acclaimed author while married Millie writes popular pulp novels.

Writers: John Van Druten, Lenore J. Coffee | Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Bette Davis, Miriam Hopkins, Gig Young, John Loder

39. The Virgin Queen (1955)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, History, Romance

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Sir Walter Raleigh overcomes court intrigue to win favor with the Queen in order to get financing for a proposed voyage to the New World.

Writers: Harry Brown, Mindret Lord | Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Bette Davis, Richard Todd, Joan Collins, Jay Robinson

40. The Corn Is Green (1945)

115 min | Drama

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A schoolteacher becomes the mentor of a talented young miner and seeks to get him into a university.

Writers: Frank Cavett, Casey Robinson, Emlyn Williams | Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Bette Davis, John Dall, Nigel Bruce, Rhys Williams

41. Dangerous (1935)

Approved | 79 min | Drama

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An alcoholic actress considered a dangerous jinx is rehabilitated but shows she's as dangerous as ever.

Writer: Laird Doyle | Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Bette Davis, Franchot Tone, Margaret Lindsay, Alison Skipworth

42. Waterloo Bridge (1931)

81 min | Drama, Romance, War

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In World War I London, Myra is an American out of work chorus girl making ends meet by picking up men on Waterloo Bridge. During a Zeppelin air raid she meets Roy, a naive young American ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert E. Sherwood, Benn W. Levy, Tom Reed | Director: James Whale | Stars: Mae Clarke, Douglass Montgomery, Doris Lloyd, Frederick Kerr

43. The Catered Affair (1956)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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At breakfast, Jane announces that she and Ralph are getting married the next week. All Jane and Ralph want is a small wedding with the immediate family and no reception. This is because ... See full summary »

Writers: Paddy Chayefsky, Gore Vidal | Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Bette Davis, Ernest Borgnine, Debbie Reynolds, Barry Fitzgerald

44. 20,000 Years in Sing Sing (1932)

Unrated | 78 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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Brash hoodlum Tom Connors enters Sing Sing cocksure of himself and disrespectful toward authority, but his tough but compassionate warden changes him.

Writers: Lewis E. Lawes, Wilson Mizner, Brown Holmes, Courtney Terrett, Robert Lord | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Bette Davis, Arthur Byron, Lyle Talbot

45. Late Night with David Letterman (1982–1993)

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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David Letterman hosted this popular late-night comedy/talk-show. Often, Dave would go on location or to the phone lines to play pranks. Some famous features of the show include the "Top Ten... See full summary »

Stars: David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Elliott

46. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Bob Hope, Skitch Henderson

47. The Anniversary (1968)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

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Three sons who work in the family construction business help their overbearing mother celebrate her anniversary to her late husband.

Writers: Jimmy Sangster, Bill MacIlwraith | Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Bette Davis, Sheila Hancock, Jack Hedley, James Cossins

48. Beyond the Forest (1949)

Approved | 97 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

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Rosa Moline is bored with life in a small town. She loves Chicago industrialist Neil Latimer who has a hunting lodge nearby. Rosa squeezes her husband's patients to pay their bills so she ... See full summary »

Writers: Lenore J. Coffee, Stuart Engstrand | Director: King Vidor | Stars: Bette Davis, Joseph Cotten, David Brian, Ruth Roman

49. Satan Met a Lady (1936)

Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Drama, Film-Noir

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Sardonic detective Shane, thrown out of one town for bringing trouble, heads for home and his ex-partner's detective agency. The business is in a sad way, and Shane, who has had the ... See full summary »

Writers: Brown Holmes, Dashiell Hammett | Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Bette Davis, Warren William, Alison Skipworth, Arthur Treacher

50. 60 Minutes (1968– )

60 min | Documentary, News | Active

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The premiere television News magazine.

Creator: Don Hewitt | Stars: Andrew Rooney, Lesley Stahl, Steve Kroft, Scott Pelley