Independence Day

1996 "Don't make plans for August."
7| 2h25m| PG-13| en| More Info
Released: 25 June 1996 Released
Producted By: 20th Century Fox
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On July 2, a giant alien mothership enters orbit around Earth and deploys several dozen saucer-shaped 'destroyer' spacecraft that quickly lay waste to major cities around the planet. On July 3, the United States conducts a coordinated counterattack that fails. On July 4, a plan is devised to gain access to the interior of the alien mothership in space, in order to plant a nuclear missile.

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Karry Best movie of this year hands down!
Smartorhypo Highly Overrated But Still Good
Fairaher The film makes a home in your brain and the only cure is to see it again.
Dana An old-fashioned movie made with new-fashioned finesse.
barberic-695-574135 A must watch movie if you love Sci Fi. Great story, brilliant SFX, well acted, fast moving, some action. What more do I need to say. Will we watch it again in the future, absolutely even though we have watched it three times already.
merelyaninnuendo Independence DayIt's the same survival-natured script with just another perspective with some good visuals and battles but still the audience is smarter than this.
juneebuggy Taken on entertainment value this is a good movie; its big, thrilling, and action packed. The special effects stand up today and I enjoyed the extended cast. On the downside the plot and character development is thin and its corny at times with much gung-ho flag waving as the rest of the world (Brits) wait for America to decide how to handle this Morse code. Great entertainment though.For the most part the story follows Will Smith as an army of alien spaceships attack earth and threaten to destroy the human race. There's a huge cast attached, banding together to stop the invasion with multiple story arcs converging. The initial take down by the aliens is well done, devastating on a global level with fire balls etc. It's one of those movies that I catch myself watching and enjoying every time I stumble across it on TV.I enjoyed Bill Pullman as the president, Jeff Goldblum's banter with his crotchety dad Judd Hirsch. Robert Loggia,Harry Connick Jr, Mary Mcdonnell and a drunken Randy Quaid saving the day.
Torrin-McFinn77 So Independence Day isn't for everyone, so what? It's still better than most of those other recent disaster films. It made a ton of money when it came out and won an Oscar. I don't care for Oscars, but that's not why I go to movies in the first place. I go to a movie to be entertained, not to pick apart like a Rotisserie chicken. That's my two cents. And even if the dialogue isn't the best, it's still interesting. Many of the lines are memorable and fun to listen to as a fan. I'd even heard of some of them used in other TV shows and video games. This movie is one of those love-it-or-hate-it films, but I'm one of the people who love it. Alien ships, destruction, dogfights, and different people banding together to fight a common foe. Will they survive? Only time will tell.