Bette Davis performances (ranked)

I'm such a fan of Bette Davis, in thrall to her ability to create a vivid and distinct character each time, always believable, compelling and apposite, whether she's in a grotesque Gothic thriller, a sweeping, tragic 'women's picture' of the 1940s, or lighting up standard studio fodder hardly befitting her talents. These are ranked by performance, rather than project.

  • All About Eve

    1

  • All This, and Heaven Too

    2

  • Kid Galahad

    3

  • Of Human Bondage

    4

  • The Letter

    5

  • Watch on the Rhine

    6

  • The Little Foxes

    7

  • Dangerous

    8

  • Jezebel

    9

  • The Man Who Came to Dinner

    10

  • Dark Victory

    11

  • Now, Voyager

    12

  • Mr. Skeffington

    13

  • It's Love I'm After

    14

  • What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

    15

  • In This Our Life

    16

  • The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex

    17

  • The Old Maid

    18

  • Marked Woman

    19

  • The Cabin in the Cotton

    20

  • The Catered Affair

    21

  • Old Acquaintance

    22

  • Thank Your Lucky Stars

    23

  • The Bride Came C.O.D.

    24

  • Satan Met a Lady

    25

  • The Petrified Forest

    26

  • Jimmy the Gent

    27

  • The Star

    28

  • 20,000 Years in Sing Sing

    29

  • Deception

    30

  • Three on a Match

    31

  • Fashions of 1934

    32

  • The Whales of August

    33

  • Ex-Lady

    34