About

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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Directed by

Roland Emmerich

Written by

Dean Devlin (Screenplay)
Roland Emmerich (Screenplay)

Runtime

145 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Earth. Take a good look. It might be your last.

Cast

Keywords

independence war ufo patriotism battle alien extraterrestrial invasion spacecraft countdown

Photos

Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#100 on The 100 best sci-fi movies TimeOut

Awards

Oscar for Best Effects, Visual Effects

Oscar nomination for Best Sound Bob Beemer