Independence Day (1996 film)

Independence Day is a 1996 American science fiction action film directed by Roland Emmerich and written by Emmerich and Dean Devlin. It stars an ensemble cast that consists of Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Judd Hirsch, Margaret Colin, Randy Quaid, Robert Loggia, James Rebhorn, and Harvey Fierstein. The film focuses on disparate groups of people who converge in the Nevada desert in the aftermath of a worldwide attack by a powerful extraterrestrial race. With the other people of the world, they launch a counterattack on July 4—Independence Day in the United States. While promoting Stargate in Europe, Emmerich conceived the film while answering a question about his belief in the existence of alien life. Devlin and Emmerich decided to incorporate a large-scale attack having noticed that aliens in most invasion films travel long distances in outer space only to remain hidden when reaching Earth.

Independence Day (book series) - The feature film Independence Day has been the inspiration for a series of novels. The first three novels were originally published in the 1990s based on the 1996 release of the first film, and were republished in March 2016 as a single-volume edition.
Films directed by Roland Emmerich
Films set in Orange County, California
1990s disaster films
American science fiction war films
Films set in Iraq
Films about scientists
Alien visitations in films
Films set in the White House
Films that won the Best Visual Effects Academy Award
Films set in Houston
Films shot in Nevada
Films shot in Washington, D.C.
Films set in Egypt
Films about nuclear war and weapons
Films set in the Las Vegas Valley
Apocalyptic films
American disaster films
Films shot in New Mexico
Alien invasions in films
Films set in Japan
Films about extraterrestrial life
Films set in Washington, D.C.
Films shot in Utah
Films set in Russia
Films adapted into comics
Films shot in New Jersey
American aviation films

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