Naturally a brunette with beautiful green eyes that people so crave for, Scarlett Johansson rules the hearts of guys and girls alike. With a buxom figure and a husky voice, she not only has all the guys crushing over her but the girls too. Did we mention the successful, New York born actress has been a super model as well? We can safely say, Johansson has successfully downplayed the hype of ‘size zero’ physique. The hot American actress has married twice, having a daughter from her second husband Romain Dauric, a Frenchman who owns an advertising agency. Her talents also include singing. Scarlett Johansson released her debut album named Anywhere I Lay My Head in 2008. Lets take a look at the 15 best Scarlett Johansson movies of all time:
15. The Island (2005)
This romantic adventure, directed by Michael Benjamin Bay, is set in a future world. It shows a facility where humans are treated like robots having the same monotonous routine throughout. The reason given is that the world outside is too polluted except for an island, where everyone dreams of going but only the lucky lottery winners are allowed to.
Everything seems fine till two people, Lincoln Six and Jordan Two Delta (Scarlett Johansson who has turned blonde for the movie) start asking the troublesome question – why? They manage to escape the facility and a hot pursuit begins with high tech and a lot of action.
It also reveals a sinister reason for the existence of the facility. As is usual with Michael Bay, the movie has commendable special effects and good acting all round.
14. An American Rhapsody (2001)
This drama is an attempt by the Hungary born Eva Gardos to tell her own story. The story is told from the point of view of young Suzanne, a fifteen year old convincingly played by Scarlett Johansson. Suzanne was left behind as her parents took off to USA to escape the Stalin oppression.
Raised by a loving foster couple, the girl has settled well with them. However, she is sent to Los Angeles to her real parents, where she finds it hard to come to terms with the reality as she grows up.
She takes a trip to her hometown in Hungary to learn more about her mother and her protective nature. The movie might be set from Suzanne’s view, but it certainly highlights the ordeal her mother went through, a great insight into parents’ over protectiveness.
13. We Bought a Zoo (2011)
What better way to deal with a family tragedy than to buy a zoo? No, we are not joking. Cameron Crowe’s comedy venture is based on a book by Benjamin Mee, a true story of himself. Played by Matt Damon in the movie, Benjamin buys and settles in a large house with a zoo, following his wife’s death.
It is a story of how he works hard and the problems he faces to renovate and turn the zoo into a recognized one with a profitable business. Scarlett Johansson plays the role of the head of the zoo team named Kelly.
12. Manny & Lo (1996)
Written and directed by Lisa Krueger, this comedy drama is about two young girls on the road. This isn’t just a casual road trip. The elder of the two, Lo is pregnant. Inadequate and unqualified to raise a kid on their own, they decide to take hostage a woman who seems to know all about baby care.
The story is narrated from the younger sister, Manny’s view, a character very well depicted by the talented Scarlett Johansson. The movie is interesting enough to keep the viewers hooked and gradually reveals things about characters, slowly filling in the puzzle pieces.
11. Lucy (2014)
Frenchmen Luc Besson’s writing and direction does not only star the gorgeous Scarlett Johansson, it shows her with super human powers. The sci-fi thriller is about a woman who gets mixed up with the wrong crowd in a deal and ends up as their drug mule.
But the chemical inside her leaks giving her extraordinary powers, which she predictably uses to take revenge from her captors. Helping her along the way is a renowned neurologist, Dr. Norman, played by the legendary Morgan Freeman. Bad guys being kicked around by the opposite gender makes for a good fun time of 90 minutes.
10. Hitchcock (2012)
Despite reservations, his wife supports him throughout the project of a horror book adaptation that Hitchcock has undertaken to prove to his critics that he still has the same daring spirit. The movie walks us through the difficulties, his resilience and the strain it puts on his marriage.
Helen Mirren is superb as Hitchcock’s wife Alma, getting nominated for a Golden Globe. Hitchcock himself is played by an equally big name, Anthony Hopkins. Scarlett Johansson features as the actress in movie Psycho that Hitchcock was directing.
9. Iron Man 2 (2010)
Second installment of the very successful franchise Iron Man made $624 million at the Box Office. When you’re as cocky as Mr. Tony, you’re bound to make big enemies. Based on Marvel comics, this time Tony Stark faces his arch rival Hammer, who has an army of Iron Men, or so he thinks.
Hired by Hammer with a vengeance for Stark is the Russian Ivan Vanko, who believes Stark’s father stole his own father’s work. To top it all, Tony Stark is dying. But nothing to worry, Iron Man has it all under control by the end. Helped by his faithful Col. Rhodes and a very hot martial arts expert Natalie Rushman (Scarlett Johansson).
8. Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
We know Scarlett Johansson has quite the looks and figure. But here, she proves she is quite an actress as well. Based on a novel by Tracy Chevalier, it is about a 17th century artist’s work named Girl With the Pearl Earring, rumored to be inspired by a maid who worked in his home named Griet.
The artist, Vermeer is played by the British actor Colin Firth while the maid is played by Scarlett Johansson, a spectacular performance that got her nominated for a Golden Globe in Best Actress category. The movie also has 3 Oscar nominations to its name in Best Art Direction, Costume Design and Cinematography categories.