Independence Day

Lists: Action, Fantasy

Brief Synopsis: "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."

Overall Ranking: 697 (Rank from 1996: # 10)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 55.56%
Regular 33.33%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 11.11%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Chris of This Is Madness100(full review)
Gorgon Reviews97
Tim The Film Guy96(full review)
Darren of Movie Reviews 10192(full review)
Bryan Lienesch87 - As far as summer blockbusters go, it's an instant classic.
Comedy: 5
Sex Appeal: 3
Scary: 5
Rewatch: 8
Rob from GuysFilmQuest83(full review)
Dave Examines Movies83(full review)
Tom Little of Digital Shortbread69(full review)Comedy: 4
Sex Appeal: 2
Scary: 4
Rewatch: 6
David Baruffi25

People Involved

  • Will Smith (Captain Steven Hiller)
  • Bill Pullman (President Thomas J. Whitmore)
  • Jeff Goldblum (David Levinson)
  • Mary McDonnell (First Lady Marilyn Whitmore)
  • Judd Hirsch (Julius Levinson)
  • Robert Loggia (General William Grey)
  • Randy Quaid (Russell Casse)
  • Margaret Colin (Constance Spano)
  • Vivica A. Fox (Jasmine Dubrow)
  • James Rebhorn (Albert Nimzicki)
  • Harvey Fierstein (Marty Gilbert)
  • Adam Baldwin (Major Mitchell)
  • Brent Spiner (Dr. Brackish Okun)
  • James Duval (Miguel Casse)
  • Lisa Jakub (Alicia Casse)
  • Giuseppe Andrews (Troy Casse)
  • Harry Connick Jr. (Captain Jimmy Wilder)
  • Roland Emmerich (Director)