Independence Day parents guide

Independence Day

Freedom wasn't won in a day.

Overall C+

Independence Day is everything any audience would demand from a classic flying saucer attack flic, even if it demands you turn off your sense of reason in a few places.

Release date July 3, 1996

Violence C
Sexual Content B
Profanity B-
Substance Use C

Why is Independence Day rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Independence Day PG-13 for sci-fi destruction and violence.

Run Time: 145 minutes

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Independence Day
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG May frighten young children, some violence, occasional coarse language and swearing.
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba PG Frightening Scenes.
Ontario PG Frightening Scenes. Violence.
Quebec 13+
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video PG

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News About "Independence Day"

Cast and Crew

Independence Day is directed by Roland Emmerich and stars Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Independence Day movie is May 3, 2016. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Independence Day: 20th Anniversary Edition
Release Date: 3 May 2016
Independence Day releases in a 20th Anniversary Edition to home video (2-Disc Blu-ray/Digital Copy). Bonus features include:
- Newly Restored Extended (154 minutes) and Original Theatrical (145 minutes) Cuts
- 30-Minute Documentary: Independence Day: A Legacy Surging Forward

Home Video Notes: 11 March 2008
Take on the aliens one more time with this Blu-ray release of Independence Day. Along for the ride are audio commentaries by director Roland Emerich, producer Dean Devlin and FX supervisors Volker Engel and Doug Smith, theatrical trailers, interactive games and a trivia track. Audio tracks are available in DTS 5.1 HD (English) and Dolby Digital 5.1 (Spanish and French) with subtitles in English, French and Spanish.

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A sequel to this 1996 movie is releasing 20 years after Independence Day first appeared in theaters! See our review of Independence Day:Resurgence.

Alien pictures abound on the silver screen. Look for everything from the invading kind War of the Worlds (1953)  and the remake in 2005) to the cute and friendly E.T. The Extra Terrestrial .

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