Scarlett Johansson: 6 cult films to see or watch again

Impressive in Under the Skin, surprising in Marriage story, Scarlett Johansson has the gift of dazzling us in a palette of emotions and varied characters. As she will soon be appearing in the new Wes Anderson, we review our 6 favorite films with the actress.

Coming soon to the movie Asteroid City by Wes Anderson, Scarlett Johansson navigates with ease between styles and characters. Discovery in the sublime drama The Horse Whisperer, in which she plays a 13-year-old girl, disabled following a riding accident, she dresses in mystery in Under the Skingoes science fiction with Lucy by Luc Bessonand shines with its naturalness and spontaneity in the films of Woody Allen… She will even decide to join the franchise Marvel slipping into the skin of Russian spy Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow. A look back at six notable films from the (long) career of this singular actress.


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Lost in translationby Sofia Coppola (2003)

Bob Harris (played by Bill Murray) is a declining actor who finds himself in Tokyo to shoot a commercial. In this city that he does not understand, loneliness and boredom push him to question everything. Until the day where he meets, in the hotel bar, a young American (played by Scarlett Johansson): it’s the beginning ofa strange friendship and the story of the wanderings of these two characters in a city magnified by director Sofia Coppola. Lost in translation will haunt you for a long time. It remains the best way to discover the actress.

Match Pointby Woody Allen (2005)

Is luck more important than talent? In this social tale written by Woody Allen, the tennis ball hits the net and you’re suspended, gasping for air. Will she fall on the right side, or will luck turn? Match Point tells the social ascent of an ex-tennis player (played by Chris Wilton) who has become a teacher in an upscale area of ​​London, who marries a girl from a good family. Until he meets Nola, played by Scarlett Johansson. This young American actress is the opposite of everything he has always aspired to: yet he is irresistibly attracted to her. A cheeky and cruel filmwhose fall will surprise you.

Herby Spike Jonze (2014)

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In this film by Spike Jonze, with Joaquin Phoenix, you won’t see Scarlett Johansson. You will listen to it. With passion, embarrassment, and curiosity, like the main character of this film when he discovers Samantha, an artificial intelligence. This ultramodern computer program comes to fill the loneliness of this inconsolable man, who, post-breakup, finds it difficult to open up to others. At the same time, we understand that cities are full of new technologies and screens, human warmth seems to have disappeared. We find it through these exchanges, sensitive and intelligent, between man and machine. A film that allows us to witness the birth of a strange and destabilizing love.

Vicky Cristina Barcelonaby Woody Allen (2008)

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A film that unites Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, Rebecca Hall and Scarlett Johansson ? We say yes, without even having read the script. During a Barcelona summer, two friends meet the seducer Juan Antonio, an enigmatic painter who has just divorced. The film takes us to meet three singular women: Vicky – a future bride, always with her head on her shoulders -, Cristina – Vicky’s friend, a passionate and emotional woman – and Maria Elena – the ex with a strong temperament. A film devouring human passionswhich takes us from intoxication to disappointment, and criticizes our permanent dissatisfaction.

Marriage Storyand Noah Baumbach (2019)

MARRIAGE STORY Trailer (2019) Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver

The story of a divorce. Not just any, that of a director (played by Adam Driver) and his wife, actress (played by Scarlett Johansson). We discover a couple who loved each other, passionately, and who are tearing themselves apartsometimes in a frightening and terribly violent way. We cry, of joy, of sadness, of compassion and we are, very quickly, swept away by this couple so wonderfully disunited. This film is ideal for discovering the full range of emotions of the actress.

under the skinby Jonathan Glazer (2013)

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Maybe Scarlett Johansson’s most surprising film. She interprets a woman there, prowling in her white van, seducing men in order to bring them home for a mysterious reason. Is she really human? His character speaks very little, everything is written on his face. An impressive performance that gives the film its dark and supernatural side.

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Scarlett Johansson: 6 cult films to see or watch again