1996 Science Fiction film directed by Roland Emmerich. Mankind fights back against an alien invasion on July 4th.

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Why did the aliens let a 50 year old ship into the Mothership?

In the movie Independence Day Captain Hiller (Smith) and David (Goldblum) fly an alien-ship that had been in our possession since the 1950s (explicitly mentioned more than once in the movie) into the ...
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What is the significance of the flashing lights?

In ID4 (Independence Day), there are 3 helicopters sent up to greet the alien craft. One of the copters is fitted with a set of light panels that flash the lights in a specific pattern/sequence. What ...
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Why is the movie titled “Independence Day”?

The title of the movie Independence Day (1996) makes no sense to me. A country gains independence when: It was depending on some other country (being ruled by another country). It becomes sovereign, ...
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Is Independence Day a comedy spoof?

I haven't seen it since I walked out of the theater disgusted in 1996, but I've recently been wondering if the movie Independence Day was intended to be a comedy. I was 19 then, and I went to see ...
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How does earth based technology interact with alien technology

I recently rewatched Independence Day (1996) And noticed a lot of new things that left all kinds of plot-holes and questions. I'm willing to accept plot-holes and Deus Ex Machina type explanations at ...