All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
Earth. Take a good look. It might be your last.
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 the a plan is devised to gain access to the interior of the alien mothership in space in order to plant a nuclear missile.
Breathtaking and operatic cheese on the cheesiest level of cheese that cheese can achieve. Jeff Goldblum is one of the greatest specimens ever created and Bull Pullman's speech never fails to make me tear up. 'Merica.
From the director who once stated that he is "a filmmaker, not a scientist" as his defense to the plethora of historical & scientific inaccuracies present in his movies, Independence Day remains Roland Emmerich's most enjoyable & unabashedly entertaining work to date and is the picture that introduced me to this weirdo. And although it offers the same ridiculousness as his other features, it still succeeds as a solid popcorn flick that was once at the forefront of large-scale disaster films.
The story concerns an alien invasion against which the entire mankind unite together to fight for its freedom. It begins on July 2 when an alien mothership enters the Earth's orbit & deploys several spaceships which take over the major cities of…
Sci-fi Action combined with gangbuster special effects made this the kind of film that'll pop your corn like it's going out of style!
An all-star cast that adds depth and a likability factor to their respective characters! Spectacularly cheesy with a side order of funky aliens on a mission to invade earth makes this an irresistible film!
If this film had been made back when I was a kid I would have gone totally apeshit over this!
This fast-paced and fairly enjoyable science-fiction action adventure is a typical piece of work from director Roland Emmerich, but also incorporates a few things to make it a lot better than the other films I've seen from him. Roland Emmerich is the same filmmaker who were once quoted saying "I'm a filmmaker not a scientist", but who also feels that he's knowledgeable enough to say that scholars who object to the accuracy of his Shakespeare film are liars. This doesn't in any way affect the rating or the quality of the film at hand, I guess I'm trying to say that this is a science-fiction film with fiction in capital letters.
Independence Day is pretty light on the science, which…
"Kick the tires and light the fires, big daddy!"
I just watched Independence Day three times in one sitting. Almost literally, I only really stood up to use the restroom. My father-in-law just left it on all day, and I just kept on watching it. I couldn't help but wonder what healthy, ambitious people were doing today. Probably healthy, ambitious activities. Suckers.
I had flashbacks to when I was a little turd kid and watched Empire Strikes Back on repeat, only that is one of the greatest films ever made and this is Roland Emmerich.
Not afraid to admit it though, it was a pretty great day.
Categorically absurd and wildly amusing, maybe the last completely guileless spectacle. They might as well have used pie-tins on strings instead of these gorgeous miniatures, and Emmerich's straight-up economy makes the talky parts look practically Preminger-like. Weird. Anyway, this surprisingly blows up better than ever.
Cheesy, preposterous, but I would lie if I said I didn't have fun. Also, Jeff Goldblum.
Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, and Will Smith in one movie against outer space-Alien.
Dame it, name it, its my favorite President of U.S. movie so far.
Much more boring than I remember, but the film junk commentary made it all the more enjoyable. But I was also impressed by a lot of the miniature work.
Jeff Goldblum really says "Must go faster" is this movie as well?!
Watched with the Neighbors. Abby said it was one of her favorite movies. Its lasting value will be laughing at, in retrospect, how bad everything is. But all in all, still a fun movie to watch.
Big and dumb and not too much fun. The space battles are all watered-down versions of Star Wars, the finale stolen wholesale from Return of the Jedi. The movie’s dumb politics are an ugly melange of jackboot jingoism and fiercely manipulative Hallmark moments. It conjures up a throwaway stripper character to do nothing except march in front of a laser to satisfy our reactionary sanctimony. “Make yourselves at home!” indeed. The less said about President Lone Starr “growing a pair” in the third act, the better. Michael Bay would’ve done great things here, a filmmaker whose misanthropic outlook is certainly simpatico, but whose innate knack for montage and visual grammar runs circles around ID4’s.
So, decades after the sweet lenticular…
Somebody put Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum in a movie together and decided there should be scenes without them? Uh
Roland Emmerich—the preeminent stealth Pop artist of big, loud Hollywood movies—came into his own with this alien invasion blockbuster, which allowed the writer/director to pander to all kinds of wish-fulfillment fantasies (couples reuniting, national pride, honorable presidents) while giving him plenty of reasons to obliterate landmarks of American culture—a template he would subsequently repeat in GODZILLA, THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW and the batshit-crazy apocalypse smorgasbord 2012. Part macho weepie, part buddy picture, part special effects extravaganza, it'd probably be a really dull mess if not for Emmerich's compulsive showmanship and his penchant for identifying and isolating pop-cultural touchstones, from West Coast earthquakes and Area 51 to crop dusters and Jewish humor. This might seem like the apex of crass commercialism,…
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
List made from the book 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die. This list just from the 2014 edition,…