7 Movies That Defined Dakota Johnson’s Career and Where to Stream Them

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Over the previous few years, Dakota Johnson’s profession has skyrocketed and he or she’s shortly grow to be a family identify. She made a reputation for herself within the Fifty Shades of Grey sequence of movies and is part of Hollywood royalty. But she was appearing lengthy earlier than she starred as Anastasia Steele. Here are only a handful of her career-defining movies.

Dakota Johnson at 'The Friend' premiere during the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 06, 2019.
Dakota Johnson at ‘The Friend’ premiere throughout the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 06, 2019 | GP Images/Getty Images

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1. ‘Crazy in Alabama’

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Crazy in Alabama centered on Peejoe and his household from — you guessed it — Alabama. His Aunt Lucille (performed by Melanie Griffith, Johnson’s mother) is a bit eccentric, with a dream of working in Hollywood. She drops her youngsters off with Peejoe’s mother, and heads to Los Angeles after she murders her husband. Peejoe then witnesses a homicide by a racist cop, and finally ends up on the middle of the case. It takes place in Alabama throughout the Civil Rights motion in 1965, and bounces forwards and backwards between their views. 

This was the primary movie Johnson was ever in and he or she was round 10 years previous. She had a tiny position as one in every of Lucille’s youngsters, and her half-sister Stella Banderas additionally appeared with Johnson within the movie. Antonio Banderas, Johnson’s stepfather on the time, directed. 

Not obtainable to stream, however viewers can hire on Fandango, Vudu, and Amazon.

2. ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

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Fifty Shades of Grey actually doesn’t want a primer; it’s based mostly on Twilight fanfiction and focuses on Christian Grey who takes Anastasia Steele into his world of privilege and BDSM. It was the position that actually put Johnson on the map, though she had starred in her personal present (Ben and Kate), and performed minor roles earlier than this. Anastasia was simply the position to shine the sunshine on Johnson’s profession. 

Available to stream on Hulu or hire on NBC.com

3. ‘A Bigger Splash’

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A Bigger Splash stars Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, and is directed by Luca Guadagnino, who additionally directed Call Me By Your Name together with one other Johnson movie on this record. It’s a drama that additionally takes place in Italy, and as about Marianne Lane (Swinton), a significant pop star. Johnson performs the daughter of Marianne’s former lover, Harry (Fienes). But her present lover is Paul, who used to work with Harry. 

Johnson’s Penelope, or “Pen” for brief, performs the position of a bored daughter who’s additionally enamored by Paul. Lots of romantic antics ensue, however there’s quite a lot of anguish, too. 

Available to hire on Amazon. 

4. ‘How To Be Single’

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How To Be Single is Johnson’s first large lead in a comedy and it stars Leslie Mann and Rebel Wilson alongside Johnson. Her character, Alice, is newly out of a four-year relationship, and in her post-graduate job in New York City. Mann performs her sister, and Wilson is her eccentric new work friend. 

Essentially the film does precisely what the title states: It teaches Alice, and the viewer, reside life as a single. After all of the blunders, in fact. It’s pleasant and showcases Johnson’s impeccable comedic timing. 

Available on Hulu

5. ‘Suspiria’

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This is the second film on this record directed by Guadagnino and it carries his particular imaginative and prescient for certain. It’s a remake of the 1977 Italian movie of the identical identify. It highlights a dance firm in Germany that Johnson’s character is dying to get into. It seems that the corporate is run by a coven of witches and that’s not even near essentially the most disturbing factor concerning the movie. 

It options dance, in fact, but additionally gore, bone-chilling components, and a complicated puzzle that may take the entire film to determine. 

Available to stream on Amazon Prime

6. ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’

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Bad Times on the El Royale is the definition of a “stacked cast.” Besides Johnson, the film additionally stars Chris Hemsworth, Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Jon Hamm, and extra. It’s a neo-noir thriller that takes place at a resort (the El Royale) and focuses on the 4 people who check-in there one night. Some aren’t telling the complete fact and others are ready to strike. It’s practically empty, as effectively, which provides to the suspenseful ambiance. 

Available to hire on Amazon. 

7. ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’

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Lastly, The Peanut Butter Falcon is among the most heartwarming films on this record. It stars Johnson as Eleanor alongside Shia LaBeouf as Tyler. Eleanor works as a caretaker at an assisted dwelling house, which homes Zak, a younger man with Down syndrome. He continuously tries to get away, and in the future he succeeds. He runs into Tyler, and begins to journey with him on foot. Eleanor, within the meantime, is searching for him, and the three make an attention-grabbing group as soon as she finds them. 

Available to hire on Amazon. 

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