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Scarlett Johansson: Her Sexiest Films

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Scarlett Johansson, one of the most beautiful actresses in the world, has enjoyed her fair share of iconic movie moments. From critically acclaimed gems like Lost in Translation and Vicky Christina Barelona to blockbuster outings in The Avengers and Ghost in a Shell, here are some of her most memorable roles.

1| Ghost in the Shell (2017) 

A controversial casting saw Scarlett play Major Mira Killian, a cyborg super soldier with an unclear past in an adaptation of a Japanese manga classic. 

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2| Lucy (2014) 

It’s a familiar story: four packets of class-A drugs explode in Lucy’s (Johansson) stomach, giving her the ability to think with 100 percent of her brain (as opposed to the 10 percent people mythically use). Naturally this gives her superpowers. It all makes a lot more sense if you only think about it with 10 percent of your brain. 

Sure, it’s might be one of the stupidest films of the decade, but who cares when it features Scarlett Johansson kicking the shit out of nondescript henchmen for 90 straight minutes? 

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3| Chef (2014) 

A small but vital role in Jon Favreau's ode to good cookin,' Scarlett plays restaurant hostess Molly who looks better eating a bowl of pasta than any human has the right to. 

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4| He's Just Not That Into You (2009) 

Johansson plays Anna, a yoga instructor dead-set on stealing Ben (Bradley Cooper) away from his wife, culminating in this flirtatious scene where she skinny-dips in his pool.  He gets a divorce.  

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5|  Don Jon (2013) 

Scarlett was never going to find acting the part of Joseph Gordon Levitt's 'perfect 10' girlfriend very hard. And so it proved. 

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6| Her (2013) 

"Where's Scarlett Johansson?" we hear you cry. She's there, in the ear piece, playing the operating system that Joaquin Phoenix falls for in this futuristic rom-com. You don't see 'Samantha,' but you do hear her husky voice and—whether you'll admit it or not—fall in love a bit by the end too.

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7| Lost in Translation (2003)

The opening shot of Lost in Translation is a hell of a way to open a movie. Cut to Bill Murray's hangdog face and that's enough for us.

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8| Love Song For Bobby Long (2004) 

If John Travaolta drinking himself to death in New Orleans sounds bleak, Scarlett delivered a sweet and believable antidote. 

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9| Match Point (2005) 

There's not much to commend Woody Allen's bizarre tennis-oriented murder mystery but the character of wannabe actress Nola is undoubtedly one of them. 

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10| The Island (2005) 

Being kept for organ harvesting and forced to wear a shiny white suit all day isn't the best. Unless you happen to have Scarlett with you in your attempt to escape. 

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11| Iron Man 2 (2010) 

Swapping blonde hair for red in the role of superhero agent Black Widow, in one of the better superhero franchises. 

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12| Scoop (2006

Woody Allen cast Scarlett as a young journalist caught up in political scandal, cementing her as his most reliable muse.

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13| The Black Dahlia (2006) 

Proving she can be more the girl next door as stunning femme fatale Kay Lake in De Palma's noir thriller. 

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14| Vicky Christina Barcelona (2008) 

Scarlett plays confident free spirit Christina in this love-triangle/quadruple comedy from Woody Allen (again), in which a dark room kiss between her and Penelope Cruz is a stand-out highlight.

 

This story originally appeared on Esquire.co.uk. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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