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List of Dakota Johnson Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Social Network (2010)
44
12
The Social Network
PG-13
44
12

Adapted from Ben Mezrich's book The Accidental Billionaires, the movie revolves around the time when Facebook was created and became super successful globally. Its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, soon finds himself in two lawsuits – one by twins who claimed that the idea was originally theirs and the other by his friend, Eduardo Saverin, who found the dilution of his shares in the company unfair.

Starring:
Jesse Eisenberg, Rooney Mara, Brenda Song, Aaron Sorkin, Bryan Barter, Dustin Fitzsimons
Directed By:
2. The Peanut Butter Falcon (2018)
23
6
The Peanut Butter Falcon
PG-13
23
6

The Peanut Butter Falcon is an adventure comedy drama film which tells the story of a man suffering from down syndrome who resides in a residential nursing home. In order to pursue his dream of becoming a professional wrestler, he decides to run away one day, from the care home. He soon meets an outlaw, who becomes his friend and agrees to coach him as well.

Role:
Eleanor
Starring:
Shia LaBeouf, Bruce Dern, Jon Bernthal, Thomas Haden Church, Mick Foley, John Hawkes
Directed By:
Mike Schwartz, Tyler Nilson
3. Cha Cha Real Smooth (2022)
18
7
Cha Cha Real Smooth
A
18
7
Role:
Domino
Starring:
5. 21 Jump Street (2012)
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13
21 Jump Street
R
31
13

Based on a 1980s television show of the same name, 21 Jump Street sees two cops who were former classmates return to their high school in order to contain a synthetic drug outbreak. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum’s impressive performances as undercover high school students has hilarious antics and plenty of laughs.

Directed By:
Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
6. Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)
16
6
Bad Times at the El Royale
R
16
6

At the once-popular but now-deserted hotel El Royale of Lake Tahoe, six strangers, and the hotel manager, meet on a fateful night. They may not be what they appear to be, but have their own secrets which are disclosed over the course of night. As their stories intertwined, the hotel too reveals its own dark secrets - together, everything leads to wild twists and turns. 

Directed By:
Drew Goddard
7. Black Mass (2015)
17
7
Black Mass
R
17
7

In order to curb the influence of Italian mafia in Boston, FBI agent John Connolly approaches state senator William Bulger to form an alliance with his brother, crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger. This biographical film depicts how the latter took advantage of this partnership to become one of the most notorious criminals in the history of America.

Role:
Lindsey Cyr
Directed By:
Scott Cooper
8. The Lost Daughter (2021)
16
8
The Lost Daughter
18
16
8

The Lost Daughter is a drama film which revolves around a middle-aged college professor Leda, who meets a young mother named Nina during her vacation. Nina’s daughter has gone missing and Leda helps her find her daughter, Elena, and she develops a friendship with them. This reminds her of her early motherhood and her two daughters Bianca and Martha.

Role:
Nina
9. Suspiria (2018)
12
6
Suspiria
R
12
6

Susie Bannion is a young American dancer who arrives in Berlin to audition for an internationally famous dance company. However, things get complicated when she is given the role of lead dancer, and the woman she replaces starts accusing the company’s female directors of practicing witchcraft.

Role:
Susie Bannion
Starring:
Tilda Swinton, Jessica Harper, Chloë Grace Moretz, Mia Goth
Directed By:
Luca Guadagnino
10. Need for Speed (2014)
13
7
Need for Speed
PG-13
13
7

Tobey, a former race car driver, operates a garage with his friends. For want of money, he reluctantly agrees with his rival Dino to work upon a rare Ford Shelby Mustang to make it more powerful. He succeeds, but Dino backstabs him and he soon finds himself embroiled in the murder of his friend Pete. Coming out of the jail, his only motive is to seek vengeance.  

Starring:
Aaron Paul, Imogen Poots, Michael Keaton, Rami Malek, Ramon Rodriguez, Dominic Cooper
Directed By:
Scott Waugh
11. A Bigger Splash (2015)
9
4
A Bigger Splash
R
9
4

A famous rock star is on a vacation in Italy, with her boyfriend. However, things get interesting when she receives a visit from an old friend and his seductive daughter.

Role:
Penelope Lannier
Starring:
Matthias Schoenaerts, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Corrado Guzzanti
Directed By:
Luca Guadagnino
12. The High Note (2020)
10
6
The High Note
PG-13
10
6

Maggie Sherwoode is working as a personal assistant to a legendary signer named Grace Davis. She soon meets an aspiring musician named David Cliff, after watching him perform outdoors. She is quite enamored with his voice, and she offers to work with him on his album, by lying that she is a producer.  

Role:
Maggie Sherwoode
Starring:
Bill Pullman, Tracee Ellis Ross
13. The Five-Year Engagement (2012)
10
8
The Five-Year Engagement
R
10
8

Sous-chef Tom Solomon is engaged to Ph.D. graduate Violet Barnes. When Tom’s friend gets Violet’s sister pregnant, their wedding is delayed. Soon, Violet lands a job at the University of Michigan and their wedding keeps getting delayed for one reason or another, putting a strain on their relationship. 

Starring:
Emily Blunt, Kevin Hart, Molly Shannon, Rhys Ifans, Mindy Kaling, Kumail Nanjiani, Chris Pratt
Directed By:
Nicholas Stoller
14. Crazy in Alabama (1999)
7
5
Crazy in Alabama
PG-13
7
5

Lucille, an abused wife, kills her husband. She escapes to Hollywood, hoping that she can find stardom. However, meanwhile, back in Alabama, her nephew is dealing with his problems of his own, after witnessing a corrupt cop commit a racially-motivated murder.

Starring:
Lucas Black, Meat Loaf, Melanie Griffith, Robert Wagner, Rod Steiger, Cathy Moriarty, David Morse
Directed By:
15. How to Be Single (2016)
9
6
How to Be Single
R
9
6

After completing college, young Alice makes the decision to take a break from her long-term boyfriend and move to New York. There she takes up a job as a paralegal, and starts meeting new men and enjoying her single lifestyle. 

Role:
Alice
Starring:
Rebel Wilson, Leslie Mann, Colin Jost, Anders Holm, Damon Wayans Jr.
Directed By:
Christian Ditter
16. For Ellen (2012)
6
5
For Ellen
6
5
Starring:
Margarita Levieva, Jena Malone, Paul Dano, Jon Heder
Directed By:
So Yong Kim
17. Goats (2012)
6
5
Goats
R
6
5

Goats is a comedy drama film which tells the story of a teen boy Ellis, who leaves his comfortable home, to begin his freshman year at Gates Academy. He soon makes new friends and finds himself attracted to a girl working in the local library, who is rumored to be quite promiscuous.   

Starring:
Vera Farmiga, Anthony Anderson, Adelaide Kane, Keri Russell, Alan Ruck, Minnie Driver, David Duchovny
Directed By:
Christopher Neil
18. Persuasion (2022)
6
5
Persuasion
UA 7+
6
5
Role:
Anne Elliot
19. Date and Switch (2014)
6
5
Date and Switch
R
6
5

Date and Switch is a romantic comedy drama film which tells the story of best friends Michael and Matty, whose friendship is tested when the latter reveals that he is actually gay. Although Michael tries to support and help Matty, it puts a strain on their friendship.

Starring:
Sarah Hyland, Aziz Ansari, Gary Cole, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman
Directed By:
Chris Nelson
20. Chloe & Theo (2015)
6
5
Chloe & Theo
PG-13
6
5
Role:
Chloe
Starring:
Mira Sorvino, André De Shields, Ashley Springer, Theo Ikummaq
Directed By:
Ezna Sands
21. Beastly (2011)
9
6
Beastly
PG-13
9
6

A modern-day adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, the movie follows vain and arrogant high school student, Kyle Kingson, who is cursed by witch Kendra Hilferty after he bullies her. Now heavily scarred and ugly, he can only be saved if he can make Lindy Taylor, a former classmate, fall in love with him. 

Role:
Sloan
Starring:
Vanessa Hudgens, Alex Pettyfer, Neil Patrick Harris, Peter Krause, Mary-Kate Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen
Directed By:
Daniel Barnz
22. Fifty Shades Darker (2017)
14
7
Fifty Shades Darker
R
14
7

Based on a novel of the same name, this 2017 erotic romantic drama film revolves around the life of Christian Grey, who starts getting nightmares after his partner Anastasia leaves him. As he tries to get her back into his life, her editor Jack Hyde, starts to create problems for him. 

Role:
Anastasia Steele
Starring:
Jamie Dornan, Kim Basinger, Eric Johnson, Eloise Mumford, Bella Heathcote
Directed By:
James Foley
23. Fifty Shades Freed (2018)
11
6
Fifty Shades Freed
R
11
6

Fifty Shades Freed is a romantic drama thriller film which tells the story of billionaire Christian Grey who gets married to Anastasia, and begins a new, happy and luxurious life with her. However, sinister events try to jeopardize their happy lives before it can even begin.

Role:
Anastasia Steele
Starring:
Arielle Kebbel, Jamie Dornan, Callum Keith Rennie, Eric Johnson
Directed By:
James Foley
24. Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)
17
15
Fifty Shades of Grey
TV-14
17
15

Based on the best-selling E. L. James novel of the same name, the movie is the story of college graduate Anastasia Steele and young businessman Christian Grey. Centering on themes of BDSM, the movie depicts the sadomasochistic yet romantic relationship between the two. 

Role:
Anastasia Steele
Starring:
Jamie Dornan, Jennifer Ehle, Eloise Mumford, Victor Rasuk
Directed By:
Sam Taylor-Johnson
25. Wounds (2019)
5
4
Wounds
R
5
4
Starring:
Brad William Henke, Armie Hammer, Karl Glusman, Zazie Beetz
Directed By:
Babak Anvari
26. Cymbeline (2014)
3
5
Cymbeline
R
3
5
Starring:
Milla Jovovich, John Leguizamo, Ethan Hawke, Bill Pullman, Penn Badgley, Ed Harris
Directed By:
Michael Almereyda
27. Transit (2012)
9
4
Transit
9
4
Starring:
Shane Adler, Morgan Krantz, Jennie Mintz, Jordan Spoliansky
Directed By:
Sarah Elizabeth Mintz
28. In a Relationship (2015)
6
4
In a Relationship
6
4
Role:
Willa
Starring:
Peter Gallagher, Nicholas Braun, Isabelle McNally, Sophie Simpson
Directed By:
Sam Boyd
29. Vale (2015)
7
4
Vale
7
4
Role:
Rachel
Starring:
Natalia Tena, Carles Francino, Quim Gutiérrez, Patricia Valley
Directed By:
Alejandro Amenábar
30. Closed Set (2014)
8
4
Closed Set
8
4
Role:
Leading Lady
Directed By:
Mitchell Amundsen

TV Shows

The Weeknd: Earned It (2015)
6
3
The Weeknd: Earned It
6
3
Role:
Anastasia Steele
Starring:
The Weeknd
Directed By:
Sam Taylor-Johnson
All That Glitters (2010)
7
5
All That Glitters
7
5
Role:
Dakota Johnson - Dianica French
Starring:
Bret Easton Ellis, Kip Pardue, Bret Harrison, Amanda Crew
Directed By:
Bret Easton Ellis
Ben and Kate
6
4
Ben and Kate
6
4
Role:
Kate Fox (16 episodes, 2012-2013)
Starring:
Brittany Snow, Lucy Punch, Jane Seymour, Rosa Salazar, Jennette McCurdy, Alan Ruck, Echo Kellum
Directed By:
Jake Kasdan, Fred Goss, Jay Chandrasekhar, David Katzenberg

Dakota Johnson Awards

People's Choice Awards
Winner Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress 2016