List of 7 Scarlett Johansson Movies Ranked From Greatest To Worst

Beautiful, talented and successful; these are the three words that aptly describe Scarlett Johansson. The American actress has featured in several highly-acclaimed movies and ranks amongst the highest-grossing box office stars in the world. Johansson is also a versatile stage actress and has received numerous accolades in the course of her glittering career. Fancy a Scarlett Johansson movie marathon? Then, we have got some of her most popular features rated from best to worst.

Scarlett Johansson Movies Ranked From Greatest To Worst

1. Lost in Translation (2003)

Lost in Translation is the Scarlett Johansson movie which has fetched her the most accolades. The 2003 indie drama revolves around Bob and Charlotte, two strangers who form an unlikely but heartfelt bond in a foreign land. While Charlotte is a conflicted newlywed who accompanied her celebrity-photographer husband to Tokyo, Bob is a washed-out movie star who is in the city to film a commercial. Lost in Translation featured Johansson as Charlotte while Bill Murray portrayed the role of Bob. The film was a commercial success, grossing $119.7 million on a budget of just $4 million. It also won the Oscar for best original screenplay while Johansson received the BAFTA award for best leading actress. Lost in Translation has a rating of 95% on Rotten tomatoes.

2. Lucy (2014)

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Scarlett Johansson on the set of Lucy image source

Lucy is a 2014 action thriller in which Scarlett Johansson portrays the lead role of Lucy, a girl who is tricked by her boyfriend into becoming an unwitting drug mule. Lucy later develops superhuman abilities after the implanted chemical package leaks into her bloodstream. Lucy was a resounding box office success, grossing $463.4 million on a budget of $40 million. The movie however polarized the critics. While some praised its visuals, others described the plot as nonsensical. There was however a general consensus that Johansson gave an excellent leading performance. Lucy has a rating of 67% on rotten tomatoes.

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3. Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)

Girl with a Pearl Earring is a 2003 romance/drama in which Scarlett Johansson portrays Griet, a girl who goes to work as a maid after her father becomes blind. Griet’s employer is a painter named Johannes and the two develop a close friendship. Their growing attraction is however tasted after a wealthy man commission Johannes to make a painting of Griet. Girl with a Pearl Earring received mixed reviews. Johansson was however praised for her performance with some terming it “excellent” and “marvelous”. The New York native also received a Golden Globe nomination for best leading actress. Girl with a Pearl Earring has a rating of 72% on rotten tomatoes.

4. The Prestige (2006)

If magic and illusions are your thing, then you will surely enjoy this particular Scarlett Johansson movie. The Prestige is a 2006 psychological thriller set in Edwardian London. The film revolves around two magicians, Alfred, and Robert who were previously partners. They, however, turn into arch-rivals after one performs the ultimate trick of teleportation, and the other becomes increasingly desperate in his attempts to recreate the trick. The Prestige featured an A-list cast comprising of the likes of Michael Caine, Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman and of course, Scarlett Johansson. The movie received generally positive reviews and was also a box office success, grossing $109.7 million on a budget of $40 million. The Prestige has a score of 76% on rotten tomatoes.

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Johansson and John Travolta on the set of A Love Song For Bobby Long image source

5. A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004)

This is another Scarlett Johansson movie which fetched her a Golden Globe nomination for best leading actress. The 2004 melodrama revolves around Bobby Long and Lawson Pines, two struggling writers who spend their days drinking in a house owned by a deceased jazz singer. Things take an interesting turn when the singer’s daughter, Pursy, turns up to reclaim her mother’s property. A Love Song for Bobby Long featured the likes of John Travolta and Gabriel Macht while Johansson portrayed Pursy. Though Scarlet was praised for her performance, the movie received mixed reviews in general and scored 43% on rotten tomatoes.

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Johansson, Michael Caine and Hugh Jackman on the set of The Prestige image source

6. The Perfect Score (2004)

The Perfect Score is a 2004 crime/comedy about a bunch of desperate high students who decide to steal the answers to the SAT in order to get into good colleges. The movie featured the likes of Chris Evans and Darius Miles while Johansson portrayed the gutsy leader of the heist named Francesca. The Perfect Score was dismissed by the critics as a poor imitation of the 1995 film, The Breakfast Club. The movie performed also poorly at the cinemas and has a score of 16% on rotten tomatoes.

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7. The Spirit (2008)

The Spirit is a 2008 fantasy/thriller about Denny Colt, a rookie cop who is murdered in the line of duty. Colt returns as a crime-fighting superhero but has to contend with a bunch of femme fatales. The Spirit featured Gabriel Macht as the eponymous Spirit while Scarlett Johansson portrayed his slimy secretary, Silken Floss. The movie received negative reviews with one critic calling it “almost incomprehensible”. It has also been named amongst the top 50 worst films of all times and has a score of 14% on rotten tomatoes.

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