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1. Little Gloria... Happy at Last (1982)

180 min | Biography, Drama

The story deals with Gloria Vanderbilt's difficult coming-of-age when, at eleven, she was a pawn in a custody battle between her sybaritic mother and her aunt.

Stars: Angela Lansbury, Maureen Stapleton, Martin Balsam, Glynis Johns

Votes: 617

2. A Piano for Mrs. Cimino (1982 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

An elderly widow must find meaning and activity in her life when her son suggests she is no longer capable of handling her own affairs.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Bette Davis, Penny Fuller, Christopher Guest, George Hearn

Votes: 557

3. Family Reunion (1981 TV Movie)

200 min | Drama

Elizabeth Winfield is a retired teacher and matriarch of a problematic family who desperately tries to keep her family together, after many years they separated from each other. While she's... See full summary »

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Bette Davis, J. Ashley Hyman, David Huddleston, John Shea

Votes: 401

4. Skyward (1980 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

An aging Bette Davis is a flight instructor at an old Texas airport. When a young girl in a wheelchair finds the airport by watching gliders fly, she decides she wants to learn how to fly. ... See full summary »

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Bette Davis, Howard Hesseman, Marion Ross, Clu Gulager

Votes: 469

5. The Watcher in the Woods (1980)

PG | 84 min | Family, Horror, Mystery

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

Directors: John Hough, Vincent McEveety | Stars: Bette Davis, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Kyle Richards, Carroll Baker

Votes: 4,979 | Gross: $5.00M

6. White Mama (1980 TV Movie)

105 min | Drama

A poor, elderly white woman living in a tenement in a black ghetto is befriended by a neighborhood boy, and the two of them form a mutually beneficial relationship: he provides her ... See full summary »

Director: Jackie Cooper | Stars: Bette Davis, Ernest Harden Jr., Eileen Heckart, Virginia Capers

Votes: 551

7. Strangers: The Story of a Mother and Daughter (1979 TV Movie)

88 min | Drama

A woman who left home 20 years ago under acrimonious circumstances finds out that she is terminally ill. She returns home and tries to rebuild her relationship with her embittered mother ... See full summary »

Director: Milton Katselas | Stars: Bette Davis, Gena Rowlands, Ford Rainey, Donald Moffat

Votes: 581

8. Death on the Nile (1978)

PG | 140 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

As Hercule Poirot enjoys a luxurious cruise down the Nile, a newlywed heiress is found murdered on board. Can Poirot identify the killer before the ship reaches the end of its journey?

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

Votes: 25,227

9. The Disappearance of Aimee (1976 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography, Drama

In 1926, famous evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson disappeared for six weeks. When she surfaced, she claimed that she had been kidnapped and held prisoner in Mexico. Others claimed that she ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Harvey | Stars: Faye Dunaway, Bette Davis, James Sloyan, James Woods

Votes: 490

10. Hello Mother, Goodbye! (1974 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy

A successful engineer tires of his high-tension job and quits to start his own mail-order company, much to his mother's consternation.

Director: Peter H. Hunt | Stars: Bette Davis, Kenneth Mars

Votes: 195

11. Bunny O'Hare (1971)

GP | 91 min | Comedy

Bunny is a penniless widow who blackmails a robber into teaching her the trade. Soon the pair starts a successful crime spree, and the cops aren't turning a blind eye.

Director: Gerd Oswald | Stars: Bette Davis, Ernest Borgnine, Jack Cassidy, Joan Delaney

Votes: 806

12. Connecting Rooms (1970)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama

Explores the relationships shared by the residents of a seedy boarding house in London.

Director: Franklin Gollings | Stars: Bette Davis, Michael Redgrave, Alexis Kanner, Kay Walsh

Votes: 480

13. It Takes a Thief (1968–1970)

TV-PG | 51 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

The adventures of suave cat burglar Alexander Mundy, who plies his trade for the U.S. Government.

Stars: Robert Wagner, Fred Astaire, Malachi Throne, Murray Pollack

Votes: 1,533

14. The Anniversary (1968)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

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

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Bette Davis, Sheila Hancock, Jack Hedley, James Cossins

Votes: 2,053

15. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

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

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

Votes: 4,544

16. 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?

Director: Seth Holt | Stars: Bette Davis, Wendy Craig, Jill Bennett, James Villiers

Votes: 4,837

17. The Decorator (1965 TV Short)

30 min | Short, Comedy

A respected but struggling interior decorator from a wealthy background moves in with some of her clients in order to meet their specific needs. In the process, she tends to become friends ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Kinon | Stars: Ed Begley, Bette Davis, Alice Frost, James Stacy

Votes: 104

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

Not Rated | 133 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Joseph Cotten, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 11,657

19. Where Love Has Gone (1964)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama

A divorced couple's teen-age daughter stands trial for stabbing her mother's latest lover.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Bette Davis, Susan Hayward, Mike Connors, Joey Heatherton

Votes: 1,177

20. Dead Ringer (1964)

Unrated | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

66 Metascore

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.

Director: Paul Henreid | Stars: Bette Davis, Karl Malden, Peter Lawford, Philip Carey

Votes: 4,196

21. The Empty Canvas (1963)

105 min | Drama

The son of a dead Italian nobleman and a wealthy American woman forgets the disappointment of finding he has no talent for being a painter by succumbing to the sexual advances of an amoral model who believes in indiscriminate love affairs.

Director: Damiano Damiani | Stars: Bette Davis, Horst Buchholz, Catherine Spaak, Isa Miranda

Votes: 659

22. 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.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Glenn Ford, Bette Davis, Hope Lange, Arthur O'Connell

Votes: 5,486

23. The Scapegoat (1959)

Unrated | 91 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

An English schoolteacher meets his lookalike, a French count; and unwillingly swaps identities with him.

Director: Robert Hamer | Stars: Alec Guinness, Bette Davis, Nicole Maurey, Irene Worth

Votes: 1,527

24. 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.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Robert Stack, Marisa Pavan, Charles Coburn, Erin O'Brien

Votes: 909

25. Storm Center (1956)

Approved | 85 min | Drama

During the 1950s, a small-town librarian is shunned by the locals after she refuses the City Council's request to remove a book on Communism from the library's shelves.

Director: Daniel Taradash | Stars: Bette Davis, Brian Keith, Kim Hunter, Paul Kelly

Votes: 1,043

26. 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 »

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Bette Davis, Ernest Borgnine, Debbie Reynolds, Barry Fitzgerald

Votes: 2,635

27. The Virgin Queen (1955)

Approved | 92 min | Biography, Drama, History

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.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Bette Davis, Richard Todd, Joan Collins, Jay Robinson

Votes: 2,304

28. The Star (1952)

Passed | 89 min | Drama, Romance

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

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Bette Davis, Sterling Hayden, Natalie Wood, Warner Anderson

Votes: 2,963

29. Phone Call from a Stranger (1952)

105 min | Drama, Film-Noir

While waiting on a delayed flight, David Trask, who has left his unfaithful wife, meets three of his fellow passengers. When the aircraft crashes, he is one of few survivors, and sets out to resolve their unfinished business.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Bette Davis, Shelley Winters, Gary Merrill, Michael Rennie

Votes: 1,981

30. Another Man's Poison (1951)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A mystery writer becomes involved in a tangled web of murderous deception not unlike the plots of her novels.

Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Bette Davis, Gary Merrill, Emlyn Williams, Anthony Steel

Votes: 1,971

31. Payment on Demand (1951)

Approved | 90 min | Drama

The film is about divorce but with flashbacks as to why divorce occurs.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Bette Davis, Barry Sullivan, Jane Cowl, Kent Taylor

Votes: 1,246

32. All About Eve (1950)

Passed | 138 min | Drama

98 Metascore

An ingénue insinuates herself into the lives of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends.

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

Votes: 111,074 | Gross: $0.01M

33. Beyond the Forest (1949)

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

Resentful of her small-town life, a married woman schemes to run off with a rich businessman.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Bette Davis, Joseph Cotten, David Brian, Ruth Roman

Votes: 1,996

34. June Bride (1948)

Approved | 96 min | Comedy

A magazine's staff, including bickering ex-lovers Linda and Carey, cover an Indiana wedding, which goes slightly wrong...

Director: Bretaigne Windust | Stars: Bette Davis, Robert Montgomery, Fay Bainter, Betty Lynn

Votes: 1,422

35. Winter Meeting (1948)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Romance

Spinster poetess Susan Grieve lives in a Manhattan apartment where naval hero Slick Novak comes with her for a nightcap. Next morning they visit her Connecticut farm where Novak tells her ... See full summary »

Director: Bretaigne Windust | Stars: Bette Davis, Janis Paige, Jim Davis, John Hoyt

Votes: 918

36. 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.

Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, John Abbott

Votes: 2,701

37. 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.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Bette Davis, Glenn Ford, Dane Clark, Walter Brennan

Votes: 2,757

38. 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.

Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Bette Davis, John Dall, Nigel Bruce, Rhys Williams

Votes: 2,208

39. Hollywood Canteen (1944)

Approved | 124 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Two soldiers on sick leave spend three nights at the Hollywood Canteen before going back to active duty. With a little friendly help from John Garfield, Slim gets to kiss Joan Leslie, whom ... See full summary »

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Bette Davis, John Garfield, The Andrews Sisters, Jack Benny

Votes: 1,708

40. 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.

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Bette Davis, Claude Rains, Walter Abel, George Coulouris

Votes: 4,943

41. 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.

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Bette Davis, Miriam Hopkins, Gig Young, John Loder

Votes: 2,670

42. Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943)

Approved | 127 min | Comedy, Musical

Two producers are putting together a wartime charity show with an all-star cast but the egotism of radio personality Eddie Cantor disrupts their plans.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Eddie Cantor, Dennis Morgan, Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis

Votes: 1,422

43. Watch on the Rhine (1943)

Approved | 114 min | Drama

A German-born engineer, his American wife and their children travel from Mexico to the United States to visit her family but their plans are complicated by a Romanian count.

Directors: Herman Shumlin, Hal Mohr | Stars: Bette Davis, Paul Lukas, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Lucile Watson

Votes: 3,525

44. Now, Voyager (1942)

Approved | 117 min | Drama, Romance

A frumpy spinster blossoms under therapy and becomes an elegant, independent woman.

Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Gladys Cooper

Votes: 13,691

45. 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.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, George Brent, Dennis Morgan

Votes: 3,681

46. The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)

G | 112 min | Comedy, Romance

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.

Director: William Keighley | Stars: Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan, Monty Woolley, Richard Travis

Votes: 6,132

47. The Little Foxes (1941)

Approved | 116 min | Drama, Romance

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

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, Teresa Wright, Richard Carlson

Votes: 9,374

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

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

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.

Director: William Keighley | Stars: James Cagney, Bette Davis, Stuart Erwin, Eugene Pallette

Votes: 2,733