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Top 10 Scarlett Johansson movies

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Scarlett Johansson is certainly one of her generation’s most popular and accomplished actors. She began her career in the 2000s. Her initial career shows us an impressive rising star who later became a major Hollywood asset in the 2010s. She joined a major franchise and scored several Academy Award nominations over the years.

Her long resume makes it difficult for her fans to put their fingers on the best movies of her career. Almost all types of movies, from superhero blockbusters and hilarious comedies to heavy emotional dramas, adorn the list of her movies. We have thoroughly searched and surveyed to give you the following top 10 movies of Scarlett’s career.

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  1. Prestige

Year: 2006

Director: Christopher Nolan

Christopher Nolan is well-known for his creative, high-concept films. The Prestige is no exception. This film is about magic and the fierce rivalry between two magicians from the 1800s. However, it goes far beyond what it should.

Johansson works with a fantastic cast, including Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Rebecca Hall, Michael Caine, and Piper Perabo. She plays the role of Olivia, Jackman’s assistant, who gets sent to Bale’s as a spy, only to fall in love with him. It’s just one of several twists throughout this gripping story.

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  1. Jojo Rabbit

Year: 2019

Director: Taika Waititi

Johansson’s incredible 2019 continued with her performance as Jojo Rabbit. This film is from Taika Waititi’s brilliantly bizarre mind. It follows Roman Griffin Davis, a Hitler Youth member. He discovers that Johansson, his mother, has hidden a Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their home.

Johansson, despite the great performances from the other cast members, is at her best. She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress Oscar. This earned her two Academy Award nominations in one year. It is rare to achieve this feat. Her heartwarming performance is what makes the film so emotional.

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  1. Her

Year: 2013

Director: Spike Jonze

Scarlett Johansson’s voice acting skills are greatly underrated, but her greatest work in that field likely came in Her. The film tells the story of Johansson’s character, Joaquin Pheonix, who falls for Samantha, his operating system.

The Best Original Screenplay winner was well-received by critics. It has continued to be available on streaming services for audiences. Johansson was praised for bringing Samantha alive and showing different emotions, despite her not being a human character.

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  1. Marriage Story

Year: 2019

Director: Noah Baumbach

Scarlett Johansson’s 2019 year was one of the most successful in her career. It all began with Avengers: Endgame. Later in the years, she appeared in the critically-acclaimed Wedding Story, an original Netflix film.

The story is about Nicole Johansson and Charlie Adam Driver, a couple going through a divorce from coast to coast. Noah Baumbach’s highly emotional film was widely praised upon its release. It received six Oscar nominations, including one for Johansson for Best Actress. She also achieved the Golden Globe Award and BAFTA.

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  1. Avengers: Infinity Wars

Year: 2018

Director: Russo brothers

Johansson’s performance in the sequel, End Game, is more impressive, but Avengers Infinity War scored slightly higher overall. This movie brought together the Guardians of the Galaxy, the Avengers, and new heroes like Spider-Man or Doctor Strange.

It was the largest crossover event when they tried to stop Thanos from collecting the Infinity Stones and wiping out half of humanity. The film received widespread praise and had one of the most shocking endings in cinema history.

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  1. Avengers: End Game

Year: 2019

Director: Russo brothers

The end of Natasha Romanoff’s story came in Avengers: End Game. The blockbuster was a success, grossing more than $2 billion at the box office. It also became the most successful movie ever made. This movie brought together more heroes than ever before to defeat Thanos.

Johansson’s performance as Black Widow is undoubtedly her best. She shows what the film’s loss meant for her character. She also gives her life to help her friend reunite with her family so that billions of dollars could return from the Flick.

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  1. Isles of Dogs


Director: Wes Anderson

Scarlett Johansson worked with Bill Murray in a few movies, including Isle of Dogs. This stop-motion animated film by Wes Anderson tells the story of a boy who searches for his dog after his species was forced to live on a trash island because of a disease. It was a huge success and received a Best Animated Feature Oscar nomination. Johansson voices Nutmeg (a show dog and love interest of Chief (Bryan Cranston), the main dog in this story). Voice acting is a great aspect of Johansson’s career, and this video shows it.

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  1. Lost in Translation

Year: 2003

Director: Sofia Coppola

For many fans, Lost in Translation was the film that brought Scarlett’s talents to the light. The movie is about Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson), a recent college graduate. The young girl forms an attachment with an aging film star. Bill Murray perfectly portrays the aging star’s midlife crisis in buzzy Tokyo. The movie received lots of praise in every aspect, but the lead actors’ performances were beyond praise. Lost in Translation got nominated for four Oscars and won the Best Original Screenplay award. The movie also made Johansson win a BAFTA.

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  1. The Man Who Was Not There

Year: 2001

Director: Coen brothers

The movie belongs to the very early stage of Scarlett Johansson’s career. Although she was a new entry into the industry, she worked with Billy Bob Thornton and Frances McDormand. The important thing is that she made the most of the opportunity under the direction of the Coen brothers.

The movie was set in 1949, and the plot shows a barber blackmailing his wife’s boss and lover for money. However, things go haywire later in the movie. Johansson plays a pianist teen, Rachel “Birdy” Abundas, who the protagonist visits often.

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  1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Year: 2014

Director: Russo brothers

Although we have seen Scarlett in many iconic roles, her performance as MCU’s Black Widow is clearly the most popular. She debuted in MCU as Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow) in 2010, appearing in Iron Man 2. She again hit the screen as Black Widow in 2012 as a part of The Avengers. However, her role took a hike in Captain America: The Winter Soldier as a second lead. Her outstanding performance beside Rogers cemented their friendship, making them strong allies throughout their characters’ lives in the franchise. We cannot complete the list without this action-packed spy thriller where Scarlett mesmerized the audience with her performance.



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