Scarlett Johansson’s Top 4 Must-Watch Movies Revealed

Scarlett Johansson, known for her iconic role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is not just a superhero on screen but also a powerhouse in indie cinema.

Alongside Hollywood legends like Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock, Michelle Williams, and Viola Davis, Johansson has graced us with some of the most memorable performances of this century.

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Her journey to stardom began in the late 1990s, but it was in the early 2000s that she truly made her mark.


Collaborating with Joel Coen for a small part in the crime drama “The Man Who Wasn’t There” and then taking a leading role in Terry Zwigoff’s coming-of-age indie gem “Ghost World,” both released in 2001, set the stage for her rise.

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However, in 2003, at the tender age of 17, she took the industry by storm in Sofia Coppola’s “Lost in Translation.”

In “Lost in Translation,” Johansson delivered a performance beyond her years, opposite comedy veteran Bill Murray.


The film tells the tale of two lost souls finding each other in Tokyo and was nominated for ‘Best Picture,’ with Coppola winning an Oscar for ‘Best Original Screenplay.’ Despite her remarkable performance, Johansson was left out of the accolades.

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Nevertheless, her success in Coppola’s indie drama catapulted her to even greater heights. She collaborated with esteemed directors like Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Glazer, Spike Jonze, Noah Baumbach, Taika Waititi, and Wes Anderson.

Her beloved role as Black Widow in the MCU also garnered her a massive fan following eager to hear her insights on pop culture.


In 2023, Scarlett Johansson gave her fans just that by revealing her four favorite movies in an interview with Letterboxd. Her choices span different genres and eras, reflecting her diverse taste in film.

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First on her list is the somewhat obscure 1958 Morton DaCosta film “Auntie Mame,” starring Rosalind Russell and Peggy Cass.

This heartwarming story of an orphan’s life turned upside down when living with their eccentric aunt earned six Academy Award nominations, including ‘Best Picture.’


Next is the 1993 romantic comedy classic, “Groundhog Day,” starring her “Lost in Translation” co-star Bill Murray.

Directed by Harold Ramis, this film is often hailed as one of the greatest comedy movies ever, revolving around a news reporter caught in a time loop, learning valuable life lessons.

Johansson’s third pick takes us into the world of musicals with the vibrant 1994 film “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.”


Featuring an all-star cast including Terence Stamp, Hugo Weaving, and Terrance Stamp, this movie follows two drag performers and a transgender woman as they journey across the Australian desert for a unique gig.

Rounding off her list is the blockbuster classic “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” by James Cameron.

This sequel to the 1984 favorite transformed the iconic cyborg villain into a hero, sent back in time by the human rebellion to protect a young boy from impending danger.


Scarlett Johansson’s movie choices showcase her appreciation for cinematic diversity, from heartwarming classics to time-loop comedies and even musical extravaganzas.

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