Bette Davis Filmsby kittcat1995 | created - 27 Apr 2012 | updated - 18 Aug 2013 | Public
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1. So Big! (1932)
Unrated | 81 min | Drama, Romance
Following the death of Selena's father, she's offered a job as a teacher in a small town and a new chapter of her life begins.
Role: Miss Dallas O'Mara
2. Of Human Bondage (1934)
Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, Romance
A young man finds himself attracted to a cold and unfeeling waitress who may ultimately destroy them both.
Role: Mildred Rogers
Bette was nominated for an Oscar - Best Actress in a Leading Role This was a write-in nomination.
3. The Petrified Forest (1936)
Not Rated | 82 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance
A waitress, a hobo and a bank robber get mixed up at a lonely diner in the desert.
Role: Gabrielle Maple
4. It's Love I'm After (1937)
Approved | 90 min | Comedy
An actor of the stage finds himself pursued by a lovestruck fan while trying to patch up a tempestuous relationship with his actress lover.
Role: Joyce Arden
5. Jezebel (1938)
Approved | 104 min | Drama, Romance
In 1850s Louisiana, a free-spirited Southern belle loses her fiancé due to her stubborn vanity and pride, and vows to win him back.
Bette won the Oscar - Best Actress Fay Bainter won the Oscar - Best Supporting Actress
6. The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)
Approved | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History
A depiction of the love/hate relationship between Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Devereux, the Earl of Essex.
Role: Queen Elizabeth I
This was the first of two times that actress Bette Davis portrayed British monarch Queen Elizabeth I. She would portray her again 16 years later (1955) in The Virgin Queen.
7. All This, and Heaven Too (1940)
Approved | 141 min | Drama, Romance
A duchess' irrational behavior toward the governess of her children triggers tragic events that will change her family's lives forever.
Role: Henriette Deluzy-Desportes
8. The Letter (1940)
Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
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.
Role: Leslie Crosbie
Bette was nominated for an Oscar - Best Actress Nominated for Best Picture
9. In This Our Life (1942)
Approved | 97 min | Drama
The day before her wedding, a pampered young woman absconds with her sister's husband; in retaliation, her sister begins seeing the woman's former fiancé.
Role: Stanley Timberlake
10. Now, Voyager (1942)
Approved | 117 min | Drama, Romance
A frumpy spinster blossoms under therapy and becomes an elegant, independent woman.
Role: Charlotte Vale
Bette was nominated for an Oscar - Best Actress
11. Old Acquaintance (1943)
Passed | 110 min | Drama, Romance
Old friends Kit Marlowe and Millie Drake adopt contrasting lifestyles: Kit is a single, critically acclaimed author while married Millie writes popular pulp novels.
Role: Kit Marlow
12. The Corn Is Green (1945)
Not Rated | 115 min | Drama
A schoolteacher becomes the mentor of a talented young miner and seeks to get him into a university.
Role: Miss Lilly Moffat
13. A Stolen Life (1946)
Approved | 109 min | Drama
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.
Role: Twins - Kate Bosworth / Patricia Bosworth
14. All About Eve (1950)
Not Rated | 138 min | Drama
An ingenue insinuates herself into the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends.
Votes: 102,713 | Gross: $0.01M
Won the Academy Award for Best Picture Bette Davis was nominated for the Academy Award - Best Actress
15. Another Man's Poison (1951)
Approved | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
In an isolated house, mystery writer Janet Frobisher is involved in potentially murderous relationships.
Role: Janet Frobisher
The ending of this movie was AMAZING!
16. Payment on Demand (1951)
Approved | 90 min | Drama
The film is about divorce but with flashbacks as to why divorce occurs.
Role: Joyce Ramsey (nee Jackson)
17. The Virgin Queen (1955)
Approved | 92 min | Drama, History, Romance
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.
Role: Queen Elizabeth I
This was the second time that actress Bette Davis portrayed British monarch Queen Elizabeth I.
18. The Catered Affair (1956)
Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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, because Jane's ... See full summary »
Role: Mrs. Agnes Hurley
19. John Paul Jones (1959)
126 min | Action, Biography, History
The career of Revolutionary War naval hero from his youth in Scotland through his service to Catherine the Great of Russia.
Role: Empress Catherine the Great
20. Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
Approved | 136 min | Comedy, Drama
A New York gangster and his girlfriend attempt to turn street beggar Apple Annie into a society lady when the peddler learns her daughter is marrying royalty.
Role: Apple Annie
Glenn Ford won Golden Globe - Best Actor - Musical/Comedy
Bette Davis was nominated for Golden Globe - Best Actress - Musical/Comedy Peter Falk was nominated for an Oscar - Best Supporting Actor
21. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A former child star torments her paraplegic sister in their decaying Hollywood mansion.
Role: Baby Jane Hudson
Bette was nominated for an Oscar - Best Actress Bette was nominated for a Golden Globe - Best Actress
22. Three on a Match (1932)
Passed | 63 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
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.
23. Mr. Skeffington (1944)
Approved | 146 min | Drama, Romance
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.
24. Satan Met a Lady (1936)
Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
In this spoof of the story The Maltese Falcon (1941) is based on, a double-crossing woman, the two-timing P.I. she hired, the corpulent "empress of crime", and a gentleman thief are all after a legendary priceless eighth-century ram's horn.
26. Deception (1946)
Approved | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A piano teacher believes that her fiancé 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.
27. The Nanny (1965)
Unrated | 93 min | Thriller
There's just something not quite right when Bette Davis stars as an English nanny. And is her 10-year-old charge an emotionally disturbed murderer or just an insolent brat?