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The 10 best Scarlett Johansson movies of all time - RANKED
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The 10 best Scarlett Johansson movies of all time - RANKED

The 10 best Scarlett Johansson movies of all time - RANKED
Photo: © ANP

Scarlett Johansson is one of the most successful and influential movie stars of all time.

In fact, in terms of box office success, Johansson is unparalleled as no other movie star has grossed as much money as her.

Since she made her debut in Hollywood, her movies have grossed an astonishing $14,973,199,748 and she averages $441,309,083 for each of her projects. Her most successful film was Avengers: Endgame which earned $2,794,731,755 at the box office.

Johansson is an acclaimed actress, too, having been nominated for two Academy Awards in the same year for her respective performances in A Marriage Story and Jojo Rabbit.

Within our MovieMeter community, there are naturally various Scarlett Johansson movies that have received hugely positive responses. By subscribing to become a member of the MovieMeter community HERE, you can rate all of your favourite movies - and some of your least favourite ones.

According to our community, Johansson's best movie is The Prestige, the thriller about rival magicians directed by Christopher Nolan.

Perhaps surprisingly, there is only one Marvel property in the top five and that is Avengers: Infinity War, though Endgame and the original Avengers both still place in the top 10.

In number three is the movie that arguably put her on the map - Lost in Translation.

In fourth and fifth are two movies in which she only lent her voice, albeit in memorable fashion in The Jungle Book remake and Her.

Best Scarlett Johansson movies

1. The Prestige

The Prestige
3.90 (5551)

The Prestige (2006)

Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman) and Alfred Borden (Christian Bale) have been rivals since starting as aspiring magicians. Now, around 1900, they are both accomplished illusionists and their rivalry has grown to immense proportions. So big that everything and everyone near the arch-rivals is at risk.

Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Stars: Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale and Scarlett Johansson

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2. Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War
3.74 (1440)

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

The Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy join forces to prevent super being Thanos (Josh Brolin) from gaining all six Infinity Stones that would allow him to destroy half of all life in the universe.

Directed by: Anthony Russo and Joe Russo
Stars: Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans

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3. Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation
3.73 (4315)

Lost in Translation (2003)

Bob Harris and Charlotte are two Americans in Tokyo. Bob is a movie star who temporarily resides in Japan for a whiskey commercial, while young Charlotte is swept away by her overworked photographer husband. When they can't sleep one night, Bob and Charlotte meet in the luxurious hotel bar. This chance meeting quickly degenerates into a surprising friendship and Charlotte and Bob decide to discover Tokyo together.

Directed by: Sofia Coppola
Stars: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson and Giovanni Ribisi

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4. Her

3.62 (1999)

Her (2013)

Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) is a lonely writer. He acquires a newly developed operating system that is intended to meet all the needs of its user. Much to Theodore's surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and the operating system.

Directed by: Spike Jonze
Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams and Scarlett Johansson

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5. The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book
3.62 (1768)

The Jungle Book (2016)

Mowgli is a human child raised by a family of wolves. When the dangerous tiger Shere Khan returns to the jungle, Mowgli discovers he is no longer welcome. Forced to leave his familiar place, Mowgli embarks on a fascinating journey of self-discovery, assisted by the panther Bagheera and Baloo the bear. Along the way, Mowgli encounters other creatures from the jungle who are also after him.

Directed by: Jon Favreau
Stars: Neel Sethi, Bill Murray and Ben Kingsley

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6. Marriage Story

Marriage Story
3.62 (959)

Marriage Story (2019)

Theater director Charlie and actress Nicole are the ideal couple for many of their colleagues: they are married, have a wonderful son and thanks to their collaboration their theater company can play on Broadway for the first time. But their relationship ends when Nicole decides to leave New York for Los Angeles to star in a pilot for a television series and be closer to her family. Charlie and Nicole agree to end their marriage amicably, but when they can't work it out and lawyers take control, the situation quickly escalates.

Directed by: Noah Baumbach
Stars: Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson and Laura Dern


7. Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame
3.60 (1316)

Avengers: Endgame (2019)

With half of all living things wiped out at the hands of Thanos (Josh Brolin), the Avengers and the rest of humanity are still coming to terms with loved ones lost. When Antman (Paul Rudd) suddenly returns from the Quantum Realm, the Avengers embark on a time travel adventure to reverse Thanos' genocide and stop the supervillain once and for all.

Directed by: Anthony Russo and Joe Russo
Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and Mark Ruffalo

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8. The Man Who Wasn't There

The Man Who Wasn't There
3.59 (1122)

The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)

When Creighton Tolliver visits barber Ed Crane for a haircut, he tells Ed about a business deal. He wants to enter the market of the future: that of dry cleaners. However, he is $10,000 short to close the deal. Interested, Ed says he will have the money within a week. He has a plan to get the money: he decides to blackmail "Big Dave" with his adultery. Initially, the plan seems to work, until Big Dave realizes who is blackmailing him...

Directed by: Joel Coen
Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Frances McDormand and James Gandolfini

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9. The Avengers

The Avengers
3.54 (3250)

The Avengers (2012)

The Avengers are an extraordinary team of superheroes. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global security, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), director of the international peacekeeping force SHIELD, needs a team to save the world from destruction. This team consists of Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Captain America (Chris Evans).

Directed by: Joss Whedon
Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson and Chris Evans

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10. Ghost World

Ghost World
3.54 (1207)

Ghost World (2001)

Ghost World is a film about quirky teenagers Enid and Rebecca. After graduation, they are convinced that they will realize their ideals. They have had enough of modern America with shopping malls and massive eateries. With their cynicism they spare no one and think they are ready for the adult world. However, their life doesn't look great. Dirty jobs alternate with hopeless loves. Rebecca becomes a waitress at the local coffee shop to pay her rent. Enid comes into contact with the quirky Seymour and plunges into a remarkable love affair. In the struggle to unravel the mystery of adulthood, Enid and Rebecca struggle with their identities and the promises they made to each other long ago.

Directed by: Terry Zwigoff
Stars: Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson and Steve Buscemi

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