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All Scarlett Johansson Movies Ranked
From an early age, Scarlett Johansson was determined to make it as an actress, going through the classic journey of entertaining family members as a kid before moving on to progressively larger stages. Today, Johansson entertains on a global scale and holds the distinction of being the highest-grossing actress ever.
Johansson got her first starring role at 12-years-old in the dark road comedy Manny & Lo, and it was only four years later she got the indie cred double whammy with Ghost World and The Man Who Wasn’t There. Lost in Translation, Sofia Coppola’s melancholic drama of drifting romantic souls, made her a household name. Next came a brief stint as Woody Allen’s muse in Match Point, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, and Scoop.
Johansson joined the MCU as Black Widow in Iron Man 2, and has been a steady participant since, leading into Avengers: Endgame. But she ain’t even close to being done yet, unlike some of her co-stars: A Black Widow spin-off is releasing in May. Meanwhile, recent efforts like Marriage Story and Jojo Rabbit have been giving her plenty of critical buzz and even awards talk. But before we peer further into the future, let’s take a look back with every Scarlett Johansson movie ranked by Tomatometer!
Adjusted Score: 17.912%
Critics Consensus: Though its visuals are unique, The Spirit's plot is almost incomprehensible, the dialogue is ludicrously mannered, and the characters are unmemorable.
A resurrected cop does battle with a villain whose quest for immortality threatens an entire metropolis in Sin City creator... [More]
Adjusted Score: 18.612%
Critics Consensus: Neither funny nor suspenseful, this heist / teen flick also fails to explore its potentially socially relevant premise.
Produced by MTV Films, The Perfect Score is a teen crime comedy about a group of high school students who... [More]
Adjusted Score: 18.89%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
This vanity project from writer, director, and star Eric Schaeffer is a romantic comedy about a pair of New Yorkers... [More]
Adjusted Score: 29.718%
Critics Consensus: Macaulay Culkin's precocious charisma is sorely missed in this hollow sequel, which doubles down on the broad comedy while lacking all the hallmarks that made the original a classic.
Alex D. Linz replaces that other kid and thereÕs a new cast of villains, but the formula remains the same.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 38.622%
Critics Consensus: Though this ambitious noir crime-drama captures the atmosphere of its era, it suffers from subpar performances, a convoluted story, and the inevitable comparisons to other, more successful films of its genre.
A tale of obsession, love, corruption, greed and depravity that revolves around a true story of the brutal murder of... [More]
Adjusted Score: 38.058%
Critics Consensus: The Nanny Diaries' miscast lead and unrealistic, one-dimensional characters make this class satire far less effective than it should've been.
A recent college graduate with few job prospects is hired to care for a precocious four-year-old boy in this satirical... [More]
Adjusted Score: 39.244%
Critics Consensus: This adaptation of Wilde's Lady Windermere's Fan lacks bite due to liberties taken with the source material, coupled with uneven performances.
One of Oscar Wilde's most popular plays is given a new screen interpretation in this period comedy. In New York... [More]
Adjusted Score: 46.793%
Critics Consensus: A clone of THX 1183, Coma, and Logan's Run, The Island is another loud and bombastic Michael Bay movie where explosions and chases matter more than characters, dialogue, or plot.
Blockbuster action director Michael Bay delivers a striking look at a strange world of the future in this sci-fi action... [More]
Adjusted Score: 45.824%
Critics Consensus: Rehashing old plot lines and characters, Scoop is a tiresome dipper and another disappointing addition to Woody Allen's repertoire.
The late U.K. journalist Joe Strombel is being mourned by his colleagues--even as, stuck in limbo, Joe remains committed to... [More]
Adjusted Score: 46.234%
Critics Consensus: Despite the best efforts of a talented cast, He's Just Not That Into You devotes too little time to each of its protagonists, thus reducing them to stereotypes.
Ken Kwapis' adaptation of Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo's best-selling self-help book He's Just Not That Into You follows the... [More]
Adjusted Score: 48.322%
Critics Consensus: Though it features some extravagant and entertaining moments, The Other Boleyn Girl feels more like a soap opera than historical drama.
Two ferociously ambitious sisters, Mary and Anne Boleyn, are rivals for the bed and heart of the 16th century English... [More]
Adjusted Score: 45.314%
Critics Consensus: A Love Song for Bobby Long gets by for a few bars on the strength of its core cast, but the story's preponderance of kooky clichés falls flat.
Upon hearing of her mother's death, jaded teenage loner Purslane Hominy Will returns to New Orleans for the first time... [More]
Adjusted Score: 51.906%
Critics Consensus: Rough Night's gifted stars are certainly good for some laughs, but their talents aren't properly utilized in a scattered comedy that suffers from too many missed opportunities.
In the R-rated comedy Rough Night, five friends from college - played by Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana... [More]
Adjusted Score: 55.525%
Critics Consensus: Ghost in the Shell boasts cool visuals and a compelling central performance from Scarlett Johansson, but the end result lacks the magic of the movie's classic source material.
In the near future, Major (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 50.819%
Critics Consensus: This homage to the B-movies of the '50s has a promising first half, but runs out of ideas in the second.
What do you get when you cross toxic waste with a bunch of exotic spiders? ... Eaten! ... The residents... [More]
Adjusted Score: 57.354%
Critics Consensus: Though obviously a labor of love, American Rhapsody is an uneven, heavy-handed effort, particularly in the second half.
A true story based on the life story of writer/director Eva Gardos, this film depicts the personal odyssey of a... [More]
Adjusted Score: 68.068%
Critics Consensus: Though it suffers from tonal inconsistency and a lack of truly insightful retrospection, Hitchcock is elevated by inspired performances from its two distinguished leads.
HITCHCOCK is a love story about one of the most influential filmmakers of the last century, Alfred Hitchcock and his... [More]
Adjusted Score: 62.417%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
In this dark comedy, two sisters run away from home and survive by stealing. Manny is eleven and Lo is... [More]
Adjusted Score: 69.127%
Critics Consensus: We Bought a Zoo is a transparently cloying effort by director Cameron Crowe, but Matt Damon makes for a sympathetic central character.
This holiday season, acclaimed filmmaker Cameron Crowe (Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous) directs an amazing and true story about a single... [More]
Adjusted Score: 76.502%
Critics Consensus: Enthusiastic and silly, Lucy powers through the movie's logic gaps with cheesy thrills plus Scarlett Johansson's charm -- and mostly succeeds at it.
From La Femme Nikita and The Professional to The Fifth Element, writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 76.898%
Critics Consensus: Visually arresting, but the story could be told with a bit more energy.
A speculative account of the life of Griet, a 16-year-old girl who appears in Johannes Vermeer's painting of the same... [More]
Adjusted Score: 78.945%
Critics Consensus: Sing delivers colorfully animated, cheerfully undemanding entertainment with a solid voice cast and a warm-hearted -- albeit familiar -- storyline that lives up to its title.
A koala impresario stages a grand singing competition for the world's animals in order to save his elegant theater in... [More]
Adjusted Score: 81.472%
Critics Consensus: It isn't quite the breath of fresh air that Iron Man was, but this sequel comes close with solid performances and an action-packed plot.
In "Iron Man 2," the world is aware that billionaire inventor Tony Stark is the armored Super Hero Iron Man.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 76.664%
Critics Consensus: It might be a bit too eager to tug the heartstrings, but The Horse Whisperer is typically graceful, well-crafted Redford -- on both sides of the camera.
After her fourteen year old daughter suffers a serious horse riding accident, a high-powered magazine editor goes to Montana to... [More]
Adjusted Score: 89.668%
Critics Consensus: Exuberant and eye-popping, Avengers: Age of Ultron serves as an overstuffed but mostly satisfying sequel, reuniting its predecessor's unwieldy cast with a few new additions and a worthy foe.
When Tony Stark jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth's Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 82.896%
Critics Consensus: Full of twists and turns, The Prestige is a dazzling period piece that never stops challenging the audience.
In 1878, two young stage magicians clash in a darkened salon during the course of a fraudulent seance. From this... [More]
Adjusted Score: 84.411%
Critics Consensus: Woody Allen's sharpest film in years, Match Point is a taut, philosophical thriller about class and infidelity.
A clandestine love affair sends one man's charmed life into a tailspin in this dark, disturbing drama written and directed... [More]
Adjusted Score: 86.89%
Critics Consensus: Don Jon proves to be an amiable directing debut for Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and a vivacious showcase for his co-star, Scarlett Johansson.
Jon Martello (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a strong, handsome, good old fashioned guy. His buddies call him Don Jon due to... [More]
Adjusted Score: 98.491%
Critics Consensus: Jojo Rabbit's blend of irreverent humor and serious ideas definitely won't be to everyone's taste -- but either way, this anti-hate satire is audacious to a fault.
Writer director Taika Waititi (THOR: RAGNAROK, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE), brings his signature style of humor and pathos to his... [More]
Adjusted Score: 86.137%
Critics Consensus: Stylish but emotionally distant, The Man Who Wasn't There is a clever tribute to the film noir genre.
In the summer of 1949, a tale of passion, crime and punishment... Ed Crane is a barber in a small... [More]
Adjusted Score: 89.055%
Critics Consensus: A beguiling tragicomedy, Vicky Cristina Barcelona charms with beautiful views of the Spanish city and a marvelously well-matched cast.
Vicky and Cristina, these two young Americans spend a summer in Spain and meet a flamboyant artist and his beautiful... [More]
Adjusted Score: 87.7%
Critics Consensus: The witty and charming In Good Company offers laughs at the expense of corporate culture.
Dan Foreman is headed for a shakeup. He is demoted from head of ad sales for a major magazine when... [More]
Adjusted Score: 94.205%
Critics Consensus: Its message may prove elusive for some, but with absorbing imagery and a mesmerizing performance from Scarlett Johansson, Under the Skin is a haunting viewing experience.
From visionary director Jonathan Glazer (Sexy Beast, Birth) comes a stunning career transformation, a masterpiece of existential science fiction that... [More]
Adjusted Score: 106.036%
Critics Consensus: Avengers: Infinity War ably juggles a dizzying array of MCU heroes in the fight against their gravest threat yet, and the result is a thrilling, emotionally resonant blockbuster that (mostly) realizes its gargantuan ambitions.
An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Infinity... [More]
Adjusted Score: 99.378%
Critics Consensus: Packed with period detail and perfectly cast, Hail, Caesar! finds the Coen brothers delivering an agreeably lightweight love letter to post-war Hollywood.
Four-time Oscar (R)-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men, True Grit, Fargo) write and direct Hail,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 94.393%
Critics Consensus: Chef's charming cast and sharp, funny script add enough spice to make this feel-good comedy a flavorful -- if familiar -- treat.
Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his... [More]
Adjusted Score: 102.402%
Critics Consensus: Suspenseful and politically astute, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a superior entry in the Avengers canon and is sure to thrill Marvel diehards.
After being deemed unfit for military service, Steve Rogers volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into... [More]
Adjusted Score: 105.734%
Critics Consensus: The beautifully stop-motion animated Isle of Dogs finds Wes Anderson at his detail-oriented best while telling one of the director's most winsomely charming stories.
In this stop-motion-animated film from writer/director Wes Anderson, an outbreak of canine flu in Japan leads all dogs to be... [More]
Adjusted Score: 105.044%
Critics Consensus: Thanks to a script that emphasizes its heroes' humanity and a wealth of superpowered set pieces, The Avengers lives up to its hype and raises the bar for Marvel at the movies.
Marvel Studios presents Marvel's The Avengers-the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 106.899%
Critics Consensus: Captain America: Civil War begins the next wave of Marvel movies with an action-packed superhero blockbuster boasting a decidedly non-cartoonish plot and the courage to explore thought-provoking themes.
Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War" finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to... [More]
Adjusted Score: 98.252%
Critics Consensus: With acerbic wit, Terry Zwigoff fashions Daniel Clowes' graphic novel into an intelligent, comedic trip through deadpan teen angst.
Set during the summer after they graduate from high school, two ultra-hip friends, Enid and Becky fear drifting apart when... [More]
Adjusted Score: 105.213%
Critics Consensus: Sweet, soulful, and smart, Spike Jonze's Her uses its just-barely-sci-fi scenario to impart wryly funny wisdom about the state of modern human relationships.
Spike Jonze takes the helm for this comedy about a withdrawn writer (Joaquin Phoenix) who falls in love with his... [More]
Adjusted Score: 117.953%
Critics Consensus: Exciting, entertaining, and emotionally impactful, Avengers: Endgame does whatever it takes to deliver a satisfying finale to Marvel's epic Infinity Saga.
The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers... [More]
Adjusted Score: 101.799%
Critics Consensus: Effectively balancing humor and subtle pathos, Sofia Coppola crafts a moving, melancholy story that serves as a showcase for both Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson.
After making a striking directorial debut with her screen adaptation of The Virgin Suicides, Sofia Coppola offers a story of... [More]
Adjusted Score: 106.883%
Critics Consensus: As lovely to behold as it is engrossing to watch, The Jungle Book is the rare remake that actually improves upon its predecessors -- all while setting a new standard for CGI.
Mowgli, a man-cub raised in the jungle by a family of wolves, embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery when... [More]
Adjusted Score: 110.963%
Critics Consensus: Observing a splintering union with compassion and expansive grace, the powerfully acted Marriage Story ranks among writer-director Noah Baumbach's best works.
A stage director and his actor wife struggle through a grueling, coast-to-coast divorce that pushes them to their personal and... [More]