18 BEST BETTE DAVIS MOVIES

A dozen and a half of the very best of Bette Davis---combining her best acting with films of the highest caliber---and I may even throw in a few guilty pleasure movies of hers---see if you can guess which ones.
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1.
The Letter (1940)
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The wife of a rubber plantation administrator shoots a man to death and claims it was self-defense, but a letter in her own hand may prove her undoing. (95 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
2.
All About Eve (1950)
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An ingenue insinuates herself into the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends. (138 mins.)
 
3.
Of Human Bondage (1934)
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A young man finds himself attracted to a cold and unfeeling waitress who may ultimately destroy them both. (83 mins.)
Director: John Cromwell
 
4.
Jezebel (1938)
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In 1850s Louisiana, a free-spirited Southern belle loses her fianc due to her stubborn vanity and pride, and vows to win him back. (104 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
5.
Dark Victory (1939)
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A young socialite is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, and must decide whether or not she'll meet her final days with dignity. (104 mins.)
Director: Edmund Goulding
 
6.
The Catered Affair (1956)
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At breakfast, Jane announces that she and Ralph are getting married the next week. All Jane and Ralph... (94 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
“ Outstanding under-rated film with a terrific performance by Davis. ” - 1953calif
 
7.
Watch on the Rhine (1943)
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A German-born engineer, his American wife and their children travel from Mexico to the United States to visit his brother but their plans are complicated by a Romanian count. (114 mins.)
Director: Herman Shumlin
 
8.
In This Our Life (1942)
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A young woman, Stanley Timberlake, dumps her fiance, Craig Fleming, and runs off with her sister Roy's husband... (97 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
9.
The Virgin Queen (1955)
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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. (92 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
 
10.
Now, Voyager (1942)
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A frumpy spinster blossoms under therapy and becomes an elegant, independent woman. (117 mins.)
Director: Irving Rapper
 
11.
The Petrified Forest (1936)
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A waitress, a hobo and a bank robber get mixed up at a lonely diner in the desert. (82 mins.)
Director: Archie L. Mayo
 
12.
All This, and Heaven Too (1940)
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When lovely and virtuous governess Henriette Deluzy comes to educate the children of the debonair Duc de Praslin... (141 mins.)
Director: Anatole Litvak
 
13.
Mr. Skeffington (1944)
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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. (146 mins.)
Director: Vincent Sherman
 
14.
Dead Ringer (1964)
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The working-class twin sister of a callous, wealthy woman impulsively murders her out of revenge and assumes her identity. But impersonating her dead twin is more complicated and risky than she anticipated. (116 mins.)
Director: Paul Henreid
 
15.
Dangerous (1935)
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An alcoholic actress who is considered a dangerous jinx is rehabilitated, but she then shows that she's as dangerous as ever. (79 mins.)
Director: Alfred E. Green
 
16.
The Whales of August (1987)
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It's August. Like they have most summers, elderly widowed sisters Libby Strong and Sarah Webber, who live in Philadelphia... (90 mins.)
 
17.
Deception (1946)
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A piano teacher believes that her fianc was killed on the battlefield. When he miraculously returns, they decide to marry, but are threatened by a wealthy, egotistical composer the piano teacher started dating on the rebound after she became convinced her love had died. (115 mins.)
Director: Irving Rapper
 
18.
The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941)
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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. (92 mins.)