Top 10 Humphrey Bogart Movies

Here’s my top 10 favorite classic movies starring one of my favorite actors, Humphrey Bogart. Some of the results may surprise you.

1. To Have and Have Not

Director: Howard Hawks

Year: 1944

Bogart plays Harry “Steve” Morgan

Also starring Walter Brenan and Lauren Bacall

My all time favorite Humphrey Bogart movie and the first movie he made with his future wife. You can see the sparks between them jump off the screen especially when she tells him how to whistle.

2. Casablanca

Director: Michael Curtiz

Year: 1942

Bogart plays Rick Blain

Also starring Ingrid Bergman and Claude Rains

This is most people’s favorite Humphrey Bogart movie, and it’s my second favorite, but nothing beats the chemistry between Bogart and Bacall. Still this is one of my all time favorites and one of the most quoted movies of all time.

3. African Queen

Director: John Huston

Year: 1951

Bogart plays Charlie Allnut

Also starring Katherine Hepburn

John Huston direction and starring Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn? How can it not be good?

4. Key Largo

Director: John Huston

Year: 1948

Bogart plays Frank McCloud

Also starring Lauren Becall, Edward G. Robinson, and Lionel Barrymore

Another great John Huston movie with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. This is the last movie Bogart and Bacall made together.

5. Sabrina

Director: Billy Wilder

Year: 1955

Bogart plays Linus Larimore

Also starring Audrey Hepburn and William Holden

A great romantic story about a girl who believes she loves one man when she really loves another.

6. The Left Hand of God

Director: Edward Dmytryk

Year: 1955

Bogart plays Jim Carmody

Also starring Gene Tierney

A movie based on the novel by William Barrett. This movie isn’t that well known, but it’s one of my favorites about a priest who finds redemption in China.

7. The Maltese Falcon

Director: John Huston

Year: 1941

Bogart plays Sam Spade

Also starring Mary Astor

This is the original Sam Spade private eye movie that all the others copy. The beginning of a movie genre and a great flick.

8. Dark Passage

Director: Delmar Daves

Year: 1947

Bogart plays Vincent Parrey

Also starring Lauren Bacall

A man is convicted of the murder of his wife. He didn’t do it and on the way to prison to be executed, he escapes. This is the original Fugitive movie, only Bogart is lucky enough to have Lauren Bacall help him solve the mystery of who killed his wife.

9. Across the Pacific

Director: John Huston

Year: 1942

Bogart plays Rick Leland

Also starring Mary Astor

This movie was made during World War 2. Rick Leland is court martialed and hints that he’s for hire to the highest bidder.

10. High Sierra

Director: Raoul Walsh

Year: 1941

Bogart plays Roy Earle

Also starring Ida Lupino

This movie is when Humphrey Bogart became a star and started the genre of the bad guy as the sympathetic main character.

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About Tamera Kraft

Tamera Kraft has been a children’s pastor for over 20 years. She is the leader of a ministry called Revival Fire For Kids where she mentors other children’s leaders, teaches workshops, and is a children’s ministry consultant and children’s evangelist. She is also a writer and has curriculum published including Kid Konnection 5: Kids Entering the Presence of God published by Pathway Press. She is a recipient of the 2007 National Children’s Leaders Association Shepherd’s Cup for lifetime achievement in children’s ministry.

8 thoughts on “Top 10 Humphrey Bogart Movies

  1. The African Queen is my absolute favorite Bogie movie, even though Bogie and Bacall were the hot ticket item, he didn’t do so bad with Hepburn, either!

  2. You got some of my favorites. Casablanca on the wide screen–you can’t beat it.

    Sabrina is the ultimate classic chick flick!

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