Friday, August 17, 2007

Top 6 Scarlett Johansson movies

Sure, there's Jessica Alba, but if you're more into the curvaceous hotties, Scarlett Johansson lands right near the top of the list. And, with a slew of new upcoming Scarlett movies including The Nanny Diaries, The Other Boleyn Girl, He's Just Not That Into You and The Spirit, I thought I'd cover the best movies that this rising actress has contributed to the world. She's had a few disasters - The Perfect Score and Girl with a Pearl Earring - but she's done some great films as well. And we wanted an excuse to look up some pictures, too.

Without further ado...
  1. Match Point
    Woody Allen's modern day masterpiece (when was the last time he did a truly great movie?) is about a young social climber who finds a wife only to start an affair with a super-hot beauty (Johansson) - but when she starts going a bit crazy on him, he realizes there is only one way to guarantee his family isn't ruined in the process. By far the best movie Johansson has ever starred in, she delivers a good performance as a woman who falls in love with the wrong guy, even though he isn't that bad of a guy. I think I may watch this movie later tonight...

  2. The Prestige
    OK, Johansson isn't that great in this one as she doesn't get much of a role, but still looks wonderful playing the woman two rival magicians are lusting after (well, technically three). It's a shame she didn't get a more developed part as the movie is otherwise extremely good and powerful, but she plays her part effectively nonetheless. This film shows Johannson's knack for choosing darker and more character-driven stories that can still entertain, engage and excite.

  3. In Good Company
    This Topher Grace/Dennis Quaid film never got the recognition it deserved, but this comedy-drama was surprisingly good and quite funny. Johansson once again plays the love interest (and daughter of Quaid), and as she is the love interest in just about every film, she does it quite well. While her character would normally be one-dimensional, she manages to make an intriguing and likable one nonetheless.

  4. Ghost World
    I don't remember much about this movie other than that I liked it and that it was the first film where I noticed Scarlett. At age 17, I remember her being quite attractive, even though she didn't have the look she has now. This is probably the least known quality Ghost World film.

  5. Lost in Translation
    Probably the most popular Scarlett film and the one that marks her most memorable role, Lost in Translation stars Bill Murray as... hell, everyone knows what this movie is about. Personally, I liked it but didn't love it (which means everyone should like it but not love it), but Johansson is a surprisingly good counter balance to Murray.

  6. The Island
    This is a love-it-or-hate-it film, as some people who despise Michael Bay for everything he has ever done (though they were conveniently lenient on Transformers) refused to watch The Island, while the few who actually saw this movie found it relatively entertaining, despite going a bit over-the-top at times. It's not a perfect film by any means, but from an action perspective it's quite good, and Scarlett looks as hot as ever.

Now that I think of it, despite Scarlett's knack for choosing quality films, she essentially has just played the love interest in every movie, and has a tendency to choose movies where the guy doesn't get the girl. Out of all the movies listed above, only in The Island does she ride off into the sunset with her man.

And let's just show one more picture for the hell of it...


Rama's SCREEN said...

I think Scarlett is a tease,
she'd make us think that she'd push the envelope but she only goes so far and then backs out.
One of these days.. she's gonna be in a film where she'd have to be more daring and finally show all the way.

Anonymous said...

I could only agree with you on three out the six!!! The ones that i could agree on were The Island which to me was a great piece of science fiction where she did look hot!!! Match Pointwas a wonderful piece where the lies and deceptions were greatly shown with another actor (Jonathan Rhys Meyers). The prestige was good in the way of its continuos with the love story!!! Although it did not use much of her in it, the movie still pulled off what it needed too!! Now the other pieces I found boring and plotless!!! Ghost World was just bizarre and In Good Company just didnt keep me focused and the other one which I cant remeber seeing how bad it was didnt settle for me!!!