10 Rubbish Films You Forgot Scarlett Johansson Starred In

From Home Alone 3 to Eight Legged Freaks...

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Scarlett Johansson Not every one of her movies can be a success Image Picture Fox Searchlight

Scarlett Johansson has become one of the biggest stars in Hollywood in recent years, and her filmography boasts some of the most successful movies of the last decade.

The former-child star burst on the scene after appearing in Lost In Translation in 2003 at the age of just 17 – and it’s hard to believe she’s still only 32 years old.

However, not every movie can be as successful as The Avengers or The Prestige, and Scarlett’s starred in her fair share of flops along the way to mega-stardom.

From Home Alone 3 to Eight Legged Freaks, loaded rounds up the 10 rubbish films that you forgot Scarlett Johansson was in:


1

Home Alone 3

Johansson was just 13 when she starred in Home Alone 3. The movie followed the same formula as the first two in the franchise, only this time without Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci or Daniel Stern. Johansson plays the annoying sister who bullies young protagonist Alex Pruitt when he tries to defend their home. Nice one Scarlett…

2 

Eight Legged Freaks

A year before her breakthrough performances in Lost in Translation and Girl In The Pearl Earring, Johansson starred in campy horror flick Eight Legged Freaks in 2002. David Arquette also appears in the movie, which sees a load of spiders grow to gigantic sizes after being exposed to toxic waste.

3

North

Johansson landed her first film role in 1994 when she appeared in North. Also starring Elijah Wood, Bruce Willis and Seinfeld’s Jason Alexander and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, the film told the story of a boy who leaves his home to try and find a new set of parents. The film was critically panned upon its release, and things could only get better for Scarlett.

4

SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

Johansson was one of the brightest new stars in Hollywood in 2004, which makes it all the more surprising that she followed up her role in Girl With The Pearl Earring with… The SpongBob SquarePants Movie. The actress provided the voice for Mindy in the 2004 animation, which saw the kid’s TV show try and fail to repeat its success on the big screen.

5

If Lucy Fell

Another one of Scarlett’s early ventures into film, 1996 romcom If Lucy Fell saw the actress star alongside Eric Schaeffer, Sarah Jessica Parker, Ben Stiller and Elle Macpherson. Just 12 at the time, the actress appeared in a small supporting role as a young arts student, so we can’t really blame her for the film not being any good.

6

The Perfect Score

2004 also saw Johansson star in teen movie The Perfect Score. She plays a student who convinces Chris Evans and her other friends to steal the answers to their upcoming SAT exams in order to get into better colleges. Funnily enough, the trailer also sees Johansson imagine playing a superhero in a black leather outfit – could she have predicted her role as Black Widow eight years before starring in The Avengers?

7

He’s Just Not That Into You

He’s Just Not That Into You marked Johansson’s first major role in a rom-com back in 2009, and it wasn’t her best. Johansson plays a home-wrecking yoga instructor who has an affair with Bradley Cooper in the movie. The film took home a healthy profit at the box office, but it was panned by critics everywhere. Scarlett’s stayed away from rom-coms ever since, and this is probably the reason why…

8

My Brother The Pig

A strange one this. 1999’s My Brother The Pig saw Scarlett play a young girl whose brother was – you guessed it – turned into a pig. Eva Mendes also stars in the film as the children’s nanny, who somehow manages to transform the brother with some magic rocks. It’s as bizarre as it sounds.

9

The Black Dalia

Johansson starred in 2006’s The Black Dalia, which turned out to be a very poor adaptation of James Ellroy’s novel. The film movie failed to make back its $50m budget, and represented one of the missteps in Johansson’s career.

The film had a fundamental problem too – much of the novel hangs on the fact that pornographic actress Madeleine Linscott looks a lot like murder victim Elizabeth Scott, which leads to may complications throughout further down the line. Unfortunately though, the actors cast in the roles for the film (Hillary Swank and Mia Kirshner) didn’t look anything like each other, and the whole thing was very confusing.

10

Match Point

Johansson collaborated with Woody Allen several times during her career – notably on Vicky Christina Barcelona – but Match Point marked a blunder in Johansson’s burgeoning career. Two years after her breakthrough role in Lost In Translation, Scarlett plays a struggling actress who has an affair with Jonathan Rhys Meyers’s retired tennis pro. Not one of her best.

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Loaded staff writer Harry Fletcher has covered news, sport and entertainment for several major websites across the UK. Follow him on Twitter at @Harry__Fletcher.