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The Best Scarlett Johansson Movies

Updated November 7, 2019 17.9k votes 3.7k voters 265.6k views52 items

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This list of the best Scarlett Johansson movies is ranked best to worst and includes movie trailers when available. Throughout her career, Scarlett Johansson has went from indie-darling to action star, appearing in a diverse range of films including Lost in Translation and The Avengers. Scarlett Johansson's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of this Scarlett Johansson movies list is decided by how many votes each title receives, so only her most highly rated films will be at the top of the list.

This Scarlett Johansson filmography includes famous movies like The PrestigeCaptain America: The Winter Soldier, and many additional films as well, and answers the questions, "What are the best Scarlett Johansson movies?" and "What are the greatest Scarlett Johansson roles of all time?"  If you think the best Scarlett Johansson role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. 

If you are a fan of Johansson's Marvel movies, you might also enjoy our list of best Robert Downey, Jr. movies and best Chris Evans movies.

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  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier1
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    Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders

    Released2014

    Directed byAnthony Russo, Joe Russo

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a 2014 American superhero film featuring the Marvel...  more

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  • The Avengers2
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    The Avengers

    Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans

    Released2012

    Directed byJoss Whedon

    Marvel's The Avengers is a 2012 American superhero film directed by Joss Whedon, based on the...  more

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  • Lucy3
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    Lucy

    Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman

    Released2014

    Directed byLuc Besson

    Lucy is a 2014 English-language French science fiction action film written and directed by Luc...  more

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  • Lost in Translation4
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    Lost in Translation

    Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray

    Released2003

    Directed bySofia Coppola

    Lost in Translation is a 2003 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Sofia...  more

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  • Iron Man 25
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    Iron Man 2

    Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow

    Released2010

    Directed byJon Favreau

    Iron Man 2 is a 2010 American superhero film directed by Jon Favreau, based on the Marvel...  more

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  • The Avengers: Age of Ultron6
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    The Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth

    Released2015

    Directed byJoss Whedon

    Avengers: Age of Ultron is a 2015 American superhero film directed by Joss Whedon, based on...  more

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  • Captain America: Civil War7
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    Captain America: Civil War

    Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr.

    Released2016

    Directed byAnthony Russo, Joe Russo

    Captain America: Civil War is a 2016 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe...  more

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  • Avengers: Infinity War8
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    Avengers: Infinity War

    Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth

    Released2018

    Directed byAnthony Russo, Joe Russo

    Avengers: Infinity War is a 2018 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo....  more

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  • The Prestige9
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    The Prestige

    Scarlett Johansson, David Bowie

    Released2006

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

    The Prestige is a 2006 mystery drama film directed by Christopher Nolan, from a screenplay...  more

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  • We Bought a Zoo10
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    We Bought a Zoo

    Scarlett Johansson, Matt Damon

    Released2011

    Directed byCameron Crowe

    We Bought a Zoo is a 2011 American family comedy-drama film loosely based on the 2008 memoir...  more

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  • Match Point11
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    Match Point

    Scarlett Johansson, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

    Released2005

    Directed byWoody Allen

    Match Point is a 2005 drama film written and directed by Woody Allen which stars Jonathan Rhys...  more

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  • The Island12
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    The Island

    Scarlett Johansson, Ewan McGregor

    Released2005

    Directed byMichael Bay

    The Island is a 2005 American science fiction action thriller film directed by Michael Bay,...  more

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  • Avengers: Endgame13
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    Avengers: Endgame

    Robert Downey Jr, Josh Brolin

    Released2019

    Directed byAnthony Russo, Joe Russo

    Avengers: Endgame is a 2019 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, based...  more

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  • Don Jon14
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    Don Jon

    Scarlett Johansson, Anne Hathaway

    Released2013

    Directed byJoseph Gordon-Levitt

    Don Jon is a 2013 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Joseph...  more

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  • Her15
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    Her

    Scarlett Johansson, Olivia Wilde

    Released2013

    Directed bySpike Jonze

    Her is a 2013 American romantic science fiction comedy-drama film written, directed, and...  more

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  • Under the Skin16
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    Under the Skin

    Scarlett Johansson, Kryštof Hádek

    Released2013

    Directed byJonathan Glazer

    Under the Skin is a 2013 science fiction film directed by Jonathan Glazer, loosely based on...  more

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  • Vicky Cristina Barcelona17
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    Vicky Cristina Barcelona

    Scarlett Johansson, Penélope Cruz

    Released2008

    Directed byWoody Allen

    Vicky Cristina Barcelona is a 2008 romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody...  more

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  • Just Cause18
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    Just Cause

    Scarlett Johansson, Sean Connery

    Released1995

    Directed byArne Glimcher

    Just Cause is a 1995 suspense thriller film directed by Arne Glimcher and starring Sean...  more

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  • The Other Boleyn Girl19
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    The Other Boleyn Girl

    Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman

    Released2008

    Directed byJustin Chadwick

    The Other Boleyn Girl is a 2008 historical romantic drama film directed by Justin Chadwick,...  more

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  • The Nanny Diaries20
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    The Nanny Diaries

    Scarlett Johansson, Alicia Keys

    Released2007

    Directed byRobert Pulcini, Shari Springer Berman

    The Nanny Diaries is a 2007 American comedy-drama film, based on the novel of the same name by...  more
  • Ghost World21
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    Ghost World

    Scarlett Johansson, Steve Buscemi

    Released2001

    Directed byTerry Zwigoff

    Ghost World is a 2001 American comedy-drama film directed by Terry Zwigoff, based on the comic...  more

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  • Girl with a Pearl Earring22
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    Girl with a Pearl Earring

    Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth

    Released2003

    Directed byPeter Webber

    Girl with a Pearl Earring is a 2003 drama film directed by Peter Webber. The screenplay was...  more

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  • He's Just Not That Into You23
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    He's Just Not That Into You

    Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Aniston

    Released2009

    Directed byKen Kwapis

    He's Just Not That into You is a 2009 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Ken...  more

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  • The Horse Whisperer24
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    The Horse Whisperer

    Scarlett Johansson, Kate Bosworth

    Released1998

    Directed byRobert Redford

    The Horse Whisperer is a 1998 American drama film directed by and starring Robert Redford,...  more

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  • Ghost in the Shell25
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    Ghost in the Shell

    Scarlett Johansson, Takeshi Kitano

    Released2017

    Directed byRupert Sanders

    Ghost in the Shell is a 2017 science fiction action film directed by Rupert Sanders, based on...  more

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