5 Scarlett Johansson Movies You Might Not Know About
So quarantine has given me time to do things I’ve never done. One of them is going on a Scarlett Johansson movie marathon. I’m still currently on it and I’m loving it. Scarlett Johansson is currently my favorite actress and I am loving the recent films she has been in like Marriage Story and Jojo Rabbit. They’re some of the only films I re-watched within the same month this year. She’s on a roll. I think she’s picking her movies very wisely and her career is just getting bigger and bigger. She got nominated for 2 Oscars this year and I’m still surprised she didn’t get one. I loved those movies so much to the point where I decided I’m gonna watch every Scarlett Johansson movie before I get busy with work again. Here are the ones I’ve really enjoyed so far that I definitely didn’t know about and I believe maybe you haven’t either unless you’ve been watching her for over 15 years.
1. Just Cause (1995)
Just Cause is one of Scarlett Johansson’s first movies and first big break into the film industry. She plays the daughter of a professor who is trying to solve a crime and prove a man innocent. I surprisingly enjoyed this one a lot. I’m not the biggest fan of crime movies, but it’s not too intense yet still interesting. The story goes in different ways that keep the audience well engaged. Scarlett is so young and cute in this movie and I really feel like this is the start of her great acting career.
2. Manny and Lo (1996)
Manny and Lo is about two sisters that don’t have parents that are stealing and constantly on the run. Laurel that’s the big sister gets pregnant and they don’t know what to do and decide to kidnap a woman that could possibly help them. Amanda the little sister who is played by Scarlett Johannson plays a kind and wise role in this and it’s just a sweet movie with a nice ending. It’s not a plot I’ve seen before and you can see the heart in all the characters.
3. The Horse Whisperer (1998)
The Horse Whisperer is an amazing film with a really great cast. It’s a heartwarming film about family, love, dealing with trauma, not giving up. Scarlett’s character Grace and her horse have a really sad terrible accident at the beginning of the film that changes her life. She’s not the same anymore and her mom wants to do anything to fix that. Her mom takes her and her horse to a horse whisperer to help her be able to ride again and help her horse that is also struggling. It’s just a really great film that has lots of special moments. The place where this was filmed was also beautiful with tons of nice scenery. I would watch this again.
4. Ghost World (2001)
Ghost World might be the movie you already know about, but since I have never watched it before, I decided I should just add it to the list anyways. It’s a movie about two best friends that just graduated high school and one is still trying to figure out what she wants to do with her life. I mean aren’t we all. She’s smart, doesn’t really fit in with the people her age, and struggles to please people or get a summer job. Scarlett Johansson plays the more supportive best friend character in this film and the main character Enid becomes friends with a guy she was pranking and it just kind of goes from there. This is a dark comedy of people living their lives and coming to realization. This seems to be one of the older movies Scarlett is known for along with Lost in Translation which will not be on the list due to it being very famous.
5. A Good Woman
I watched this film today and this is where I currently am on my Scarlett Johansson movie marathon. I’m about 15 movies in and still have a lot to go. This is when Scarlett starts playing adult roles and she’s married in this one. I feel like a lot of actors play younger than their age but it doesn’t really seem that that’s the case for her. She seems to play mostly roles around her actual age until this point. This is not the story I expected but a story I loved. It definitely has some nice surprises. I don’t want to give too much away but it’s a story that takes place in Italy in the 1930s and it’s just a nice afternoon easy movie to watch. Scarlett plays a beautiful kind wife that loves her husband. This is originally a play written by Oscar Wilde.
And that’s it. 5 Scarlett Johansson movies that you should check out if you’re a fan of Scarlett Johansson like me. She’s seriously such a great actress and I hope I get the pleasure to meet her someday when she’s in Tokyo for press or something. A girl can dream. 🙂
If you haven’t watched Marriage Story or Jojo Rabbit, go watch both of those films now! They’re so good. I cannot say this enough. I made my mom watch both with me after watching them already.
Thanks for reading. Peace.