15 Best Scarlett Johansson Movies of All Time

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7. Don Jon (2013)

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By giving a comical outlook to a very taboo societal subject, Joseph Gordon Levitt highlights an issue facing the young generation addiction to adult movies to the extent that he doesn’t find his relationships gratifying enough.

Gordon-Levitt takes the lead role in his own writing and direction, a character named Don who scores perfect girls at will but somehow still finds his adult movies action better.

In looking for his match, he meets two very different women who change a lot in him, making him realize the difference between real relationship and adult movies. One of these is a very hot 10/10 that Don falls for named Barbara, played by the attractive Scarlett Johansson to perfection.


6. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

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What is better than a hot chick in a movie? The answer is a hot chick who is an Avenger, a S.H.I.E.L.D agent and can kick bad guys’ a**es with super-fast martial arts. And the best for this role of Black Widow is none other than the buxom figure Scarlett Johansson.

As Steve Rogers (Captain America) tries to adjust to the modern world, S.H.I.E.L.D. faces a threat from traitors within. When Steve trusts no one, he is labelled as a traitor.

His only aides are The Falcon and the Black Widow from Marvel comics. The movie was nominated for an Oscar in Best Visual effects category and grossed over $714 million at Box office, which speaks volumes of its success.


5. Under the Skin (2013)

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This sci-fi starring the stunning brunette Scarlett Johansson in the lead role is based on a novel by Michel Faber. Is the movie all literal or is it symbolic, it can be left to the viewer’s interpretation.

It shows an alien, never officially labeling in the movie, driving around town and seducing lonely men into her van only to leave them trapped in what seems like a portal.

Her partner or supervisor is a man riding a motorbike and they meet often, never speaking, perhaps using some form of telepathic communication.

Scarlett Johansson wonderfully plays the alien, totally devoid of emotion but as time passes and she observes people, she tends to take human effect only to meet an unfortunate end.


4. In Good Company (2004)

This rom-com written and directed by Paul Weitz makes for an excellent light humor movie for a weekend night. Dan is a 51 and an ad executive, recently demoted by his company and placed under a very young Carter.

Dan tries to accept the situation as he needs the job, with his third daughter on the way. But to add insult to misery, Carter is having an affair with Dan’s daughter. Dan’s daughter Alex is played by the vibrant Scarlett Johansson.


3. Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

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Interesting fact Javier Bardem who plays the painter Juan Antonio and Penelope Cruz, who plays his ex-wife in this romantic flick also became a real life couple in 2010. Woody Allen’s writing and direction shows two young American girls, Vicky (Rebecca Hall) and Cristina (Scarlett Johansson) on a holiday trip in Spain.

Unable to resist the charming painter Juan, Cristina starts an affair only to find that Juan’s ex-wife also enters the scene and things get complicated. Remarkable acting by Penelope Cruz got awarded by an Oscar and many other awards as the Best actress in supporting role.


2. Lost In Translation (2003)

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Highly appreciated by fans and critics alike, Sofia Coppola’s Lost In Translation deservingly won her an Oscar for Best Original screenwriting. Starring Bill Murray as an aged movie star out of his prime and Scarlett Johansson as a young newly-wed, the movie shows how the two meet in Tokyo, a foreign land to both.

Their spouses busy and with language barriers and not much to do, they hang out most of the time, forming a unique bond. They help one another find the meaning of life in different forms.

The movie has superb direction and countless awards in its bucket. Lead actor Bill Murray has an Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe to his name, while Scarlett Johansson was also nominated for a Golden Globe award.


1. Ghost World (2001)

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Based on a comical book by Daniel Clowes, Terry Zwigoff’s venture is a unique one. It shows two young girls, Enid (Thora Birch) and Rebecca (Scarlett Johansson), who have just finished high school. Enid is different – she seems above all normal girls’ desires.

Marriage, college and normal things are not on her list and she has a very satirical view of the world, something most people miss. As Rebecca settles into her life, finding a partner, Enid is left all alone till she finds a guy who, like her, is totally different from the rest too. But is being different for a match? Ghost World shows how the oddities in the two seem to complete each other.


Honorable Mention

We can’t resist mentioning these epic performances of Scarlett Johansson as well:

  • A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004)
  • The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
  • A Good Woman (2004)

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