Top 10 Best Movies of Scarlet Johansson
Here is the list of top 10 Best Movies of Scarlet Johanson of all time.
1. Lost in Translation (2003)
Before going to prominence with the action genre, Scarlett left her special imprint in the highly-appreciated movie “Lost in Translation” which was written and directed by Sofia Coppola. The film starts with Bob Harris – a has-been movie star who comes to Tokyo for a wine endorsement deal. Here, he met a young married woman, Charlotte(played by Scarlett Johansson), to accompany her husband on a business trip. Both feel lonely and out of place in Tokyo. The cultural and linguistic differences further emphasize the depression that both of them are experiencing. They come together - an old, a young one - not because of love or sex but simply the loneliness and need to speak it out. After release, Lost in Translation was highly-praised by the critics, especially Johansson's performance which won her a BAFTA Award for Best Actress. And it can be said that the role of Charlotte has always been rated as one of Scarlett Johansson's pinnacle of acting.
2. The Prestige (2006)
Before the famous role of Black Widow, Scarlett Johansson impressed fans with her appearance in the psychological thriller film The Prestige. She portrayed the fake secretary, Olivia, alongside two hot actors Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale. The story is about Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman)and Alfred Borden (Christian Bale), theatrical theater magicians who competed in London in the late 19th century. They were caught up in one-on-one competition with tragic outcomes. In addition to the praised beauty, Scarlett Johansson's acting is also a bright spot. From the eyes to the gesture, she made it perfectly, showing off the cunning deviousness of an insider. After release, The Prestige received positive reviews and a moderate box office success and gained Academy Award nominations for BestCinematography and Best Art Direction.
3. Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Vicky Cristina Barcelona marks the third collaboration between Woody Allen and Scarlett Johansson. It follows two American girls, Rebecca Hall (Vicky) and Scarlett Johansson (Cristina), who spend summertime in Barcelona, where they meet an artist, Juan Antonio, who is brought to both of them while still fascinated of his mentally and emotionally unstable ex-wife María Elena. With fair skin and lips, Scarlett captivates the audience with her sensual and innocent beauty. In the movie, she manifested both the clarity of the twenties with a lot of concerns about love and life and the slyness of a woman who knows how her deadly charm is. Considered as the "muse" of Woody Allen, Scarlettplayed the role of a passionate and effervescent Cristina. When it hit the theater, the film got mostly positive reviews. And for Scarlett’s performance, she won the Gotham Awards for the Best Ensemble Cast.
4. Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe(2010–present)
Black Widow is considered as the most famous role in Scarlett Johansson’s acting career, making her name spread out all the world. In 2010, she surpassed Emily Blunt, Natalie Portman, Jessica Alba, and Angelina Jolie to portray Black Widow in the blockbusterIron Man 2. She is a Russian spy, an antagonist of the superhero Iron Man. Then she defected to the United States, becoming an agent of the fictional spy agency S.H.I.E.L.D. and a key member of the superhero team the avengers. Up to now, she has appeared in a total of8 episodes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She always adds something vital to these movies, but she rarely gets to own them herself. It is worth noting that Johansson has become such a skilled physical actress that we believe Black Widow can fight alongside all these superheroes despite not having any powers herself. This summer, Scarlett Johansson will return to the silver screen in a solo movie about this character, opening the fourth Phase forMarvel. It’s set to be released in 2020.
5. Her (2013)
Few may know that Scarlett Johansson used to be a singer, so she has quite a special voice. Therefore, she is often invited to voice the fictional characters. In the movie “Her”, although Scarlettdid not directly appears, her warm voice contributed significantly to the success of the film. Her voice brought the soul into the character of Samantha - an artificially intelligent virtual assistant personified through a female voice. The film is about Theodore, a lonely, introverted writer who writes love letters to people who have difficulty expressing emotions. Due to depression, Theodore falls in love with, Samantha. After release, the film was highly praised by both the critics and the audiences. Plus, it earned 5 prestigious Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, and won the award for Best Original Screenplay.
6. Under the Skin (2013)
In Under the Skin, Scarlett transformed into a real predator, using her physical beauty to hide her bloodthirsty. The movie starts with the image of blue light growing as psychotherapy hallucinogenic. It gradually takes viewers to a strange, gloomy world. The content of Under the Skin is not too difficult to follow when it comes to discovering the life of an alien (Scarlett Johansson). Initially, she lures unsuspecting men into her van. Once there, she seduces and sends them into another dimension where they are nothing more than meat. But after the incident with a bizarre person, she fled to Scotland, having emotional experiences with him here. Most of the comments are positive for the film, especially about the acting of Scarlett Johansson. When she fully transformed the image of a bloodthirsty alien, the viewer was both scared but also attracted by her charm. Though the film is widely regarded as a commercial disappointment, it received critical acclaim, particularly for Johansson's performance.
7. Lucy (2014)
Apart from the famous role of Black Widow, Scarlett Johansson also impressed her fans with another action role, “Lucy” in the film of the same name in 2014. Lucy is a young girl kidnapped by a criminal group and injected with a nootropic drug that accidentally leaks out and gives her special powers. Generally, a normal person can only use 10%of his brain but in this case, she can use 100% of it. She can control everything with her mind or acquire knowledge quickly. But at the same time, she realizes she is about to die, so she set out to take revenge and find her way. This is the first blockbuster starring Scarlett Johansson. After its release, the film earned more than$450 million against the budget of $40 million and was greatly-praised by critics for its themes, scripts, visuals, and action scenes, but especially Johansson’s performance.
8. Ghost in the Shell (2017)
The year 2017 was the first time in Hollywood to witness the appearance of the Japanese anime legend. Taking on the lead role is none other than today's most expensive action actress: Scarlett Johansson. The film is based on the famous Japanese comic book of the same name. Its plot is about Major Motoko Kusanagi, the field commander of Public Security Section 9, specializes in dealing with dangerous criminals, and confronts with a hacker named Kuze, who intends to ruin the technology plan “HankaRobotic”. After Ghost in the Shell hit the theater, though gathering a lot of mixed reviews when the producer chose a white actor to play a Japanese character, Scarlett Johansson is undeniably the only actress currently experienced enough fame and figure to fit with this role.
9. Marriage Story (2019)
In the film awards season at the beginning of this year, the name Scarlett Johansson will probably be the highlight in many awards ceremonies because of the impressive performance in her film “Marriage Story”. Especially, thanks to this role, Scarletthonorably received Oscar nomination for the Best Actress. This a 2019 drama film written, directed, and produced by Noah Baumbach, and considered as a big explosion of Netflix last year. The title “Marriage Story” is quite ironic when most of the film's time is around a marriage coming to an end. The two main characters, Charlie (Adam Driver)and Nicole (Scarlett Johansson) used to be a perfect couple in both love and career, but they are increasingly distant due to the growing differences in their views of life, ambition, career and even the way of raising their son, Henry. Despite the psychological topic, lasting over two hours, Marriage Story is still worth watching. Besides the many contemplative moments about love and marriage, viewers can easily burst out laughing with the lines of the lawyer characters.
10. Jojo Rabbit (2019)
This is another fantastic film starring Scarlett Johansson in the same year. She got a nomination for the Best SupportingActress thanks to her role in this movie. In the film, Johansson played a supporting role as a mother of the main character "Jojo", a Hitler Youth member. Jojo finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their attic. He must then question his beliefs while dealing with the intervention of his imaginary friend, a fanciful version of Adolf Hitler with a comedic stand on the politics of the war. Jojo Rabbit was set at the end of World WarII, Germany was gradually becoming exhausted due to seriously fighting on both East and west fronts. The film is full of meaningful messages such as criticizing racism, promoting freedom, fighting spirit, and human rights.