Best Movies of Roland Emmerich

Independence Day (1996)

Aggregate Rating: 216 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 59 | Earnings: $306.12M

The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy Earth. Fighting superior technology, mankind's best weapon is the will to survive.


The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

Aggregate Rating: 160 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 47 | Earnings: $186.74M

Jack Hall, paleoclimatologist, must make a daring trek from Washington, D.C. to New York City, to reach his son, trapped in the cross-hairs of a sudden international storm which plunges the planet into a new Ice Age.


The Patriot (2000)

Aggregate Rating: 156 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 63 | Earnings: $113.33M

Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin is driven to lead the Colonial Militia during the American Revolution when a sadistic British officer murders his son.


2012 (2009)

Aggregate Rating: 138 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 49 | Earnings: $166.11M

A frustrated writer struggles to keep his family alive when a series of global catastrophes threatens to annihilate mankind.


White House Down (2013)

Aggregate Rating: 136 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 52 | Earnings: $73.10M

While on a tour of the White House with his young daughter, a Capitol policeman springs into action to save his child and protect the president from a heavily armed group of paramilitary invaders.


Anonymous (2011)

Aggregate Rating: 125 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 50 | Earnings: $4.46M

The theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, who penned Shakespeare's plays. Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I and the Essex rebellion against her.


Stargate (1994)

Aggregate Rating: 121 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 42 | Earnings: $71.57M

An interstellar teleportation device, found in Egypt, leads to a planet with humans resembling ancient Egyptians who worship the god Ra.


Midway (2019)

Aggregate Rating: 119 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 47 | Earnings: null

The story of the Battle of Midway, told by the leaders and the sailors who fought it.


Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

Aggregate Rating: 106 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 32 | Earnings: $103.14M

Two decades after the first Independence Day invasion, Earth is faced with a new extra-Solar threat. But will mankind's new space defenses be enough?


Universal Soldier (1992)

Aggregate Rating: 105 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 35 | Earnings: $36.30M

Private Luc Deveraux and his sadistic sergeant, Andrew Scott, got killed in Vietnam. The army uses their bodies for a secret project - reanimating dead soldiers as deadly obedient cyborgs. However, their memories come back too.


Godzilla (1998)

Aggregate Rating: 101 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 32 | Earnings: $136.02M

A giant, reptilian monster surfaces, leaving destruction in its wake. To stop the monster (and its babies), an earthworm scientist, his reporter ex-girlfriend, and other unlikely heroes team up to save their city.


10,000 BC (2008)

Aggregate Rating: 91 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 34 | Earnings: $94.77M

A prehistoric epic that follows a young mammoth hunter's journey through uncharted territory to secure the future of his tribe.


Stonewall (2015)

Aggregate Rating: 79 | Imdb: 4 | Metascore: 30 | Earnings: $0.19M

A young man's political awakening and coming of age during the days and weeks leading up to the Stonewall Riots.


Moon 44 (1990)

Aggregate Rating: 50 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

An unconventional corporate agent is given the task of shaping a group of violent criminals and technical wizards into a helicopter defense force assigned to protect a mining station on a remote moon.


Das Arche Noah Prinzip (1984)

Aggregate Rating: 50 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Near the end of the 20th century, WMDs (weapons of mass destruction) are retired. However, certain factions plan to use a science space station as a weapon against each other. The astronauts inside will decide the world's fate.


Joey (1985)

Aggregate Rating: 48 | Imdb: 4 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

When Joey's dad dies Joey is starting to act strange. He's got psychic powers. He can talk to him on the phone! His red toy telephone! But what he doesn't know is that he is not talking to ...


Hollywood Monster (1987)

Aggregate Rating: 40 | Imdb: 4 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

In an old Hollywood mansion, the spirit of an old family retainer inhabits an old grandfather clock. When a movie company uses the mansion for a film, the spirit inhabits the body of an ...