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The Best Scarlett Johansson Movies  

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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 these top Scarlett Johansson movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Scarlett Johansson movies will be at the top of the list.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Scarlett Johansson movies?" and "What are the greatest Scarlett Johansson roles of all time?"  The greatest Scarlett Johansson performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand. This Scarlett Johansson filmography includes famous movies like The PrestigeCaptain America: The Winter Soldier, and many additional films as well. 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.

Michael Bay and Christopher Nolan are among those who have directed Scarlett Johansson at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. Movie fans who love Scarlett Johansson have also been known to enjoy films starring Robert Downey Jr. and Samuel L. Jackson.

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The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Scarlett Johansson Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo
Marvel's The Avengers is a 2012 American superhero film directed by Joss Whedon, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a ...more
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Captain America: The Winter So... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Scarlett Johansson Movies
Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a 2014 American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Captain America, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios ...more
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Lost in Translation is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Scarlett Johansson Movies
Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray, Anna Faris
Lost in Translation is a 2003 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Sofia Coppola. It stars Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi, Anna Faris, and Fumihiro Hayashi. The ...more
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Lucy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Scarlett Johansson Movies
ravi2 added Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Analeigh Tipton
Lucy is a 2014 English-language French science fiction action film written and directed by Luc Besson and produced by his wife Virginie Silla for his company Europacorp. The film was shot in ...more
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The Prestige is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Scarlett Johansson Movies
Scarlett Johansson, David Bowie, Hugh Jackman
The Prestige is a 2006 mystery drama film directed by Christopher Nolan, from a screenplay adapted by him and his brother Jonathan Nolan from Christopher Priest's 1995 World Fantasy ...more
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Iron Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Scarlett Johansson Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle
Iron Man 2 is a 2010 American superhero film directed by Jon Favreau, based on the Marvel Comics character. With the world now aware of his identity as Iron Man, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) ...more
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The Island is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Scarlett Johansson Movies
Scarlett Johansson, Ewan McGregor, Steve Buscemi
The Island is a 2005 American science fiction action thriller film directed by Michael Bay, starring Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson. It was released on July 22, 2005, in the United States ...more
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We Bought a Zoo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Scarlett Johansson Movies
Scarlett Johansson, Matt Damon, Elle Fanning
We Bought a Zoo is a 2011 American family comedy-drama film loosely based on the 2008 memoir of the same name by Benjamin Mee. The film is directed by Cameron Crowe, and stars Matt Damon as ...more
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Avengers: Infinity War is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Scarlett Johansson Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo
Avengers: Infinity War is a 2018 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. Torn apart after the events of Captain America: Civil War, the Avengers join forces with the Guardians ...more
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Under the Skin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Scarlett Johansson Movies
Scarlett Johansson, Kryštof Hádek, Paul Brannigan
Under the Skin is a 2013 science fiction film directed by Jonathan Glazer, loosely based on Michel Faber's 2000 novel. A mysterious young woman (Scarlett Johansson) seduces lonely men in the ...more
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Don Jon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Scarlett Johansson Movies
Scarlett Johansson, Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt
Don Jon is a 2013 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Produced by Ram Bergman and Nicolas Chartier, the film stars Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett ...more
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The Avengers: Age of Ultron is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Scarlett Johansson Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo
Avengers: Age of Ultron is a 2015 American superhero film directed by Joss Whedon, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. When Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) ...more
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Captain America: Civil War is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Scarlett Johansson Movies
aidin2014 added Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson
Captain America: Civil War is a 2016 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, based on the Marvel Comics character. Political interference in the Avengers' activities causes a ...more
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Vicky Cristina Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Scarlett Johansson Movies
Scarlett Johansson, Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem
Vicky Cristina Barcelona is a 2008 romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody Allen. The plot centers on two American women, Vicky and Cristina, who spend a summer in Barcelona ...more
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Her is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Scarlett Johansson Movies
Scarlett Johansson, Olivia Wilde, Amy Adams
Her is a 2013 American romantic science fiction comedy-drama film written, directed, and produced by Spike Jonze. The film's musical score was composed by Arcade Fire, with the cinematography ...more
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Match Point is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Scarlett Johansson Movies
Scarlett Johansson, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Emily Mortimer
Match Point is a 2005 drama film written and directed by Woody Allen which stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Scarlett Johansson, Emily Mortimer, Matthew Goode, Brian Cox, and Penelope Wilton. Rhys ...more
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Girl with a Pearl Earring is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Scarlett Johansson Movies
Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth, Cillian Murphy
Girl with a Pearl Earring is a 2003 drama film directed by Peter Webber. The screenplay was adapted by screenwriter Olivia Hetreed, based on the novel of the same name by Tracy Chevalier. ...more
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The Other Boleyn Girl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Scarlett Johansson Movies
Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, Benedict Cumberbatch
The Other Boleyn Girl is a 2008 drama film directed by Justin Chadwick. The screenplay by Peter Morgan was adapted from the 2001 novel of the same name by Philippa Gregory. It is a romanticized ...more
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Ghost World is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Scarlett Johansson Movies
Scarlett Johansson, Steve Buscemi, Teri Garr
Ghost World is a 2001 American comedy-drama film directed by Terry Zwigoff, based on the comic book of the same name by Daniel Clowes, with a screenplay cowritten by Daniel Clowes and Terry ...more
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The Black Dahlia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Scarlett Johansson Movies
Scarlett Johansson, Rose McGowan, Hilary Swank
The Black Dahlia is a 2006 American neo noir thriller film directed by Brian De Palma. It is drawn from a novel of the same name by James Ellroy, writer of L.A. Confidential and stars Josh ...more
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The Nanny Diaries is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Scarlett Johansson Movies
Scarlett Johansson, Alicia Keys, Chris Evans
The Nanny Diaries is a 2007 American comedy-drama film, based on the novel of the same name by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus. Written and directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, ...more
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Ghost in the Shell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Scarlett Johansson Movies
slaft added Scarlett Johansson, Takeshi Kitano, Michael Pitt
Ghost in the Shell is a 2017 science fiction action film directed by Rupert Sanders, based on the Japanese manga of the same name by Masamune Shirow. Cyborg counter-cyberterrorist field ...more
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Scoop is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Scarlett Johansson Movies
Scarlett Johansson, Hugh Jackman, Woody Allen
Scoop is a 2006 American-British romantic comedy mystery written and directed by Woody Allen and starring Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Ian McShane, and Allen himself. The film was released ...more
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He's Just Not That Into You is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Scarlett Johansson Movies
Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly
He's Just Not That into You is a 2009 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Ken Kwapis, based on the self-help book by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo. This Baltimore-set movie of ...more
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Avengers: Endgame is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Scarlett Johansson Movies
Robert Downey Jr, Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo
Avengers: Endgame is a 2019 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team, and the sequel to Avengers: Infinity War. After Thanos (Josh ...more