Scarlett Johansson Movies Ranked (by Rotten Tomatoes)

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Scarlett Johansson has received a lot of love for her portrayal of Marvel superhero and master assassin, Black Widow. However, Johansson has made a name for herself in the world of cinema, with roles in many other great movies.


Rotten Tomatoes is a site that ranks movies based on the average rating from critics. Below are all Scarlett Johansson’s movies ranked from worst to best, according to the Tomatometer.

46. THE SPIRIT (2008) – 14%
Critics Consensus: Though its visuals are unique, The Spirit’s plot is almost incomprehensible, the dialogue is ludicrously mannered, and the characters are unmemorable.
Starring: Gabriel Macht, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Eva Mendes
Directed By: Frank Miller (II)


45. THE PERFECT SCORE (2004) – 16%
Critics Consensus: Neither funny nor suspenseful, this heist / teen flick also fails to explore its potentially socially relevant premise.
Starring: Erika Christensen, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Bryan Greenberg
Directed By: Brian Robbins

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Distributed by Paramount Pictures

44. IF LUCY FELL (1996) – 18%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Starring: Sarah Jessica Parker, Ben Stiller, Elle Macpherson, James Rebhorn
Directed By: Eric Schaeffer

43. HOME ALONE 3 (1997) – 29%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Starring: Alex D. Linz, Olek Krupa, Rya Kihlstedt, Lenny Von Dohlen
Directed By: Raja Gosnell


42. THE BLACK DAHLIA (2006) – 32%
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.
Starring: Josh Hartnett, Scarlett Johansson, Aaron Eckhart, Hilary Swank
Directed By: Brian DePalma

41. THE NANNY DIARIES (2007) – 34%
Critics Consensus: The Nanny Diaries’ miscast lead and unrealistic, one-dimensional characters make this class satire far less effective than it should’ve been.
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Laura Linney, Alicia Keys, Chris Evans
Directed By: Robert Pulcini, Shari Springer Berman

40. A GOOD WOMAN (2006) – 38%
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.
Starring: Helen Hunt, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Wilkinson, Stephen Campbell Moore
Directed By: Mike Barker


39. THE ISLAND (2005) – 40%
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.
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Scarlett Johansson, Djimon Hounsou, Sean Bean
Directed By: Michael Bay

Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures

38. SCOOP (2006) – 41%
Critics Consensus: Rehashing old plot lines and characters, Scoop is a tiresome dipper and another disappointing addition to Woody Allen’s repertoire.
Starring: Woody Allen, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Ian McShane
Directed By: Woody Allen

37. HE’S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU (2009) – 41%
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.
Starring: Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Connelly
Directed By: Ken Kwapis


36. THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL (2008) – 43%
Critics Consensus: Though it features some extravagant and entertaining moments, The Other Boleyn Girl feels more like a soap opera than historical drama.
Starring: Eric Bana, Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Jim Sturgess
Directed By: Justin Chadwick

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35. A LOVE SONG FOR BOBBY LONG (2004) – 43%
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.
Starring: John Travolta, Scarlett Johansson, Gabriel Macht, Deborah Kara Unger
Directed By: Shainee Gabel


34. ROUGH NIGHT (2017) – 44%
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.
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Ilana Glazer, Zoë Kravitz
Directed By: Lucia Aniello

33. GHOST IN THE SHELL (2017) – 44%
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.
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Michael Pitt, Christopher Obi, Josep Naufahu
Directed By: Rupert Sanders

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Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures

32. EIGHT LEGGED FREAKS (2002) – 48%
Critics Consensus: This homage to the B-movies of the ’50s has a promising first half, but runs out of ideas in the second.
Starring: David Arquette, Kari Wuhrer, Scott Terra, Doug E. Doug
Directed By: Ellory Elkayem


31. AN AMERICAN RHAPSODY (2001) – 55%
Critics Consensus: Though obviously a labor of love, American Rhapsody is an uneven, heavy-handed effort, particularly in the second half.
Starring: Nastassja Kinski, Scarlett Johansson, Tony Goldwyn, Mae Whitman
Directed By: Éva Gárdos

30. HITCHCOCK (2012) – 60%
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.
Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel
Directed By: Sacha Gervasi

29. MANNY & LO (1996) – 62%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Starring: Mary Kay Place, Scarlett Johansson, Aleska Palladino, Aleksa Palladino
Directed By: Lisa Krueger, Lisa Krueger


28. WE BOUGHT A ZOO (2011) – 65%
Critics Consensus: We Bought a Zoo is a transparently cloying effort by director Cameron Crowe, but Matt Damon makes for a sympathetic central character.
Starring: Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church, Colin Ford
Directed By: Cameron Crowe

27. LUCY (2014) – 67%
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.
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Amr Waked, Julian Rhind-Tutt
Directed By: Luc Besson

Distributed by Universal Pictures

26. GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING (2004) – 72%
Critics Consensus: Visually arresting, but the story could be told with a bit more energy.
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth, Tom Wilkinson, Judy Parfitt
Directed By: Peter Webber


25. SING (2016) – 72%
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.
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson
Directed By: Garth Jennings, Christophe Lourdelet

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24. IRON MAN 2 (2010) – 73%
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.
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Mickey Rourke
Directed By: Jon Favreau


23. THE HORSE WHISPERER (1998) – 74%
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.
Starring: Robert Redford, Kristin Scott Thomas, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Neill
Directed By: Robert Redford

22. AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON (2015) – 75%
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.
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth
Directed By: Joss Whedon

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Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures

21. THE PRESTIGE (2006) – 75%
Critics Consensus: Full of twists and turns, The Prestige is a dazzling period piece that never stops challenging the audience.
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Piper Perabo
Directed By: Christopher Nolan


20. MATCH POINT (2005) – 77%
Critics Consensus: Woody Allen’s sharpest film in years, Match Point is a taut, philosophical thriller about class and infidelity.
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Matthew Goode, Emily Mortimer, Brian Cox
Directed By: Woody Allen

19. DON JON (2013) – 79%
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.
Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, Tony Danza
Directed By: Joseph Gordon-Levitt

18. JOJO RABBIT (2019) – 79%
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.
Starring: Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Taika Waititi, Rebel Wilson
Directed By: Taika Waititi


17. THE MAN WHO WASN’T THERE (2001) – 81%
Critics Consensus: Stylish but emotionally distant, The Man Who Wasn’t There is a clever tribute to the film noir genre.
Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Frances McDormand, Michael Badalucco, James Gandolfini
Directed By: Joel Coen

Critics Consensus: A beguiling tragicomedy, Vicky Cristina Barcelona charms with beautiful views of the Spanish city and a marvelously well-matched cast.
Starring: Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, Scarlett Johansson, Patricia Clarkson
Directed By: Woody Allen

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15. IN GOOD COMPANY (2004) – 83%
Critics Consensus: The witty and charming In Good Company offers laughs at the expense of corporate culture.
Starring: Dennis Quaid, Topher Grace, Scarlett Johansson, Marg Helgenberger
Directed By: Paul Weitz, Chris Weitz

14. UNDER THE SKIN (2014) – 85%
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.
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Paul Brannigan, Krystof Hádek, Antonia Campbell-Hughes
Directed By: Jonathan Glazer

Distributed by A24

13. AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (2018) – 85%
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.
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans
Directed By: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo


12. HAIL, CAESAR! (2016) – 85%
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.
Starring: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes
Directed By: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

11. CHEF (2014) – 87%
Critics Consensus: Chef’s charming cast and sharp, funny script add enough spice to make this feel-good comedy a flavorful — if familiar — treat.
Starring: Jon Favreau, John Leguizamo, Sofía Vergara, Bobby Cannavale
Directed By: Jon Favreau

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.
Starring: Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie
Directed By: Joe Russo, Anthony Russo


9. ISLE OF DOGS (2018) – 90%
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.
Starring: Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum
Directed By: Wes Anderson

8. MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS (2012) – 92%
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.
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans
Directed By: Joss Whedon

Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

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.
Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan
Directed By: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo


6. GHOST WORLD (2001) – 92%
Critics Consensus: With acerbic wit, Terry Zwigoff fashions Daniel Clowes’ graphic novel into an intelligent, comedic trip through deadpan teen angst.
Starring: Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson, Steve Buscemi, Brad Renfro
Directed By: Terry Zwigoff

5. AVENGERS: ENDGAME (2019) – 94%
Critics Consensus: Exciting, entertaining, and emotionally impactful, Avengers: Endgame does whatever it takes to deliver a satisfying finale to Marvel’s epic Infinity Saga.
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans
Directed By: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

4. THE JUNGLE BOOK (2016) – 94%
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.
Starring: Neel Sethi, Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley
Directed By: Jon Favreau


3. HER (2013) – 95%
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.
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson, Rooney Mara
Directed By: Spike Jonze

2. LOST IN TRANSLATION (2003) – 95%
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.
Starring: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi, Anna Faris
Directed By: Sofia Coppola

Distributed by Netflix

1. MARRIAGE STORY (2019) – 95%
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.
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, Laura Dern, Alan Alda
Directed By: Noah Baumbach




Written by Oliver Swift

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