Dakota Johnson made her debut in the 1999 American comedy-drama film ‘Crazy in Alabama’ where she played the role of ‘Sondra.’ The film received mostly negative reviews from critics and was a box office bomb. After taking a 10-year hiatus, Johnson made a return to the big screen in 2010 and starred in the American biographical drama film ‘The Social Network’ directed by David Fincher. The film earned praise from critics and was also a major box office hit, grossing over $224.9 million on a budget of $40 million. The following year, she played the role of ‘Sloan Hagen’ in the American romantic fantasy drama film, ‘Beastly.’ The film was largely panned by critics but managed to gross over $43.2 million on a budget of $17 million. In 2012, she starred as ‘Fugazy’ in the American buddy cop action comedy film ‘21 Jump Street’ directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. The film was praised by critics and was a financial success, grossing over $201.6 million on a $42–54.7 million budget. She played the role of ‘Em’ in the 2014 Chris Nelson-directed American teen sex comedy film ‘Date and Switch.’ The film was panned by critics and received a 30% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
In 2015, she portrayed Anastasia Steele in the American erotic romantic drama film ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson. Even though the film received mostly negative reviews upon release, it became a phenomenal commercial success, grossing over $569.7 million on a $40 million budget. That same year, she also appeared in the Scott Cooper-directed American biographical crime drama film ‘Black Mass.’ The film received a positive response from critics and received a 73% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. She was next seen in films like ‘How to Be Single’ (2016), ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ (2017), ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ (2018), ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ (2018), ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’ (2019), ‘Our Friend’ (2019), ‘The Nowhere Inn’ (2020), ‘The Lost Daughter’ (2021), and ‘Am I OK?’ (2022). She was last seen in the 2022 American comedy-drama film ‘Cha Cha Real Smooth’ directed by Cooper Raiff. The film garnered praise from critics and earned a 91% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.