Independence Day

Independence Day

By Roland Emmerich

  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Release Date: 1996-08-09
  • Advisory Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 2h 25min
  • Director: Roland Emmerich
  • Actors:
  • Awards:
  • iTunes Price: USD 4.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 0.99
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On July 2nd, communications systems worldwide are sent into chaos by a strange atmospheric interference. First thought to be meteors, they are later revealed to be gigantic spacecraft, piloted by a mysterious alien species who have set out to launch an attack throughout the globe. On July 3rd, the aliens all but obliterate New York, Los Angeles, and Washington when a band of survivors devise a plan to fight back against the enslaving aliens. On July 4th, humanity fights for its freedom.



  • I ❤️ this movie

    By eb👩‍🎤
    This movie was so good! Shoutout to Will Smith, Margaret Colin, Mary McDonell, Vivica A. Fox, Jeff Goldblum, and Bill Pullman! They're acting was outstanding, they're emotions felt real....all together this was just an awesome movie 👏🎬🎥
  • Awesome & Inspirational

    By bloodbought1
    We will rise up! today is our Independence Day! I watch this every 4th it lifts my spirit and makes me proud to be American
  • It makes you think whether we are alone in the universe or not.

    By 7Kevins
    Do you think we are all alone in the universe? I truly don't think so based on scientific and religious reasons, but I will not entertain you with my beliefs. Anyways, I think Independence Day is one of those classic science fiction films that everyone has to watch at least once in their life. Why? Well, I think this film will make you think about your existence on Earth and this by itself should change how you live on a daily basis. This is what I think is the powerful message behind this suspenseful action film starring Will Smith in the lead role.
  • Alright

    By double digit
    This movie was alright. I am a Will Smith fan so thought it would be good. Not too good. It had some good parts but overall it was great. It is a long movie and pretty slow moving. Too slow for me.
  • A Classic

    By KMac712701
    Love this movie
  • Amazing Movie

    By TimeLordWho/MrAustinFTW
    I have often heard of how great this movie was, but I misunderstood what it was about, so I never bothered to watch it. Boy, was I missing out. I finally decided to watch it to see what all the hype was about, and it is a truly amazing movie that hit me in all the right ways. Sure, there are the classic tropes like the "Virus Uploading" progress bar and then bringing the skull and crossbones on the screen, but it's just a good movie with believable characters portrayed by great actors, many of which went on to get even better. I have not been this satisfied with a movie in a long time. On top of just being a brilliant movie, it fits in with all of my favorite subjects. It's just so good.
  • Lol Rotten Tomatos

    By LordVulpinator
    You so stupid rotten
  • Bill Pullman

    By rowanfantasy
    I've only seen this movie about one million times and that is because Bill my husband Pullman is it 💖💕 but overall it's a great movie
  • A Timeless Classic

    By Gandalf0821
    This movie is what a summer blockbuster should be. Adventure, romance, humor, action, and more. The story is good and the special effects actually add to and don't detract from the story. If only movies today could recapture what ID4 did back in '96. Relive the awesomeness and get this movie for your collection today!
  • Maybe

    By Shenanigans on this
    Maybe it could happen, but Will Smith? Quaid would most likely be squatting in a house.