Avengers: Endgame might be Scarlett Johansson’s biggest movie of all time. And she is an absolute delight in it. Although Johansson is most known for her work in the Marvel movies, her vitae is full of a variety of acting roles. But the versatility of her acting skills often gets overshadowed by her enormous success as Black Widow. 

Being part of the MCU launched Johansson to global stardom but she was far from being pigeonholed as just a Marvel star. Several other projects she has been part of prove her mettle as an actor. In this article, we include three of her best non-Marvel films.

Lost in Translation (2003)

Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray in Lost in Translation
Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray in Lost in Translation

Directed by Sofia Coppola, the Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson starrer finds the pair unhappy in their respective marriages. They strike up an interesting companionship while their stay in the same hotel in Japan.

The film was highly successful with the critics and a dynamic hit at the box office. Over the years it has risen to a cultural classic status. It landed Coppola an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay with two additional nominations. And Johansson’s acting was called remarkable. The film multiplied its $4 million budget to $118 million at the box office.

Lost in Translation is now available on Peacock and Amazon Prime.

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Marriage Story (2019)

Scarlett Johansson in Marriage Story
Scarlett Johansson in Marriage Story

The movie features a couple’s messy divorce and how it changes their family dynamics. Adam Driver and Johansson play the wedded couple whose marriage fiber has been on the verge of turning to shreds. It depicts the fragile state of a couple who is separating and the jumbled nuance of emotions they feel.

Directed by Noah Baumbach, the film was nominated in six categories at the Oscars with Laura Dern winning one for Best Supporting Actress.

Marriage Story is now streaming on Netflix.

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Her (2013)


In a world where humans have progressed highly with Artificial Intelligence technology, a lonely writer in LA starts a friendship with his AI which turns into love. But the couple soon realizes theirs is a challenging relationship.

The film has Joaquin Phoenix in the lead. Directed by Spike Jonze, Her features Johansson as Samantha, the voice of the AI. The film received rave reviews on its release and was nominated at the Academy Awards in five categories, winning Best Original Screenplay.

Rotten Tomatoes meter reads an impressive 94% for the film.

Her is streaming now on Netflix.

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