Independence Day (1996) Poster


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The Mask You Live In (2015)
Brief shot of Hiller and Levinson is shown


ID4 Mission Disks (1996) (Video Game)
Movie tie-in games.
Independence Day (1997) (Video Game)


The Wizard of Oz (1939)
mentioned in a line of dialogue
Dumbo (1941)
Open reference by a character
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
The scene from black and white movie shown in the Casse trailer is from The Day the Earth Stood Still
The War of the Worlds (1953)
The orientation of the bent street lamps and overturned cars as seen through the tank's night vision makes them resemble the Martian spaceships from the 1953 film.
Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century (1953) (Short)
Smith goes backwards and hits a wall and then he says "Whoops," because someone wrote the instructions wrong. The situation and quote was taken from the Daffy Duck cartoon of Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century (1953).
Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956)
References in dialogue
Shadows (1958)
Directly lifts exotic dancer dialogue bit.
Some Like It Hot (1959)
When Julius prays the secretary of defense says "But I'm not Jewish". Julius answers: "Nobody's perfect".
Battle in Outer Space (1959)
Will Smith's squadron were stationed at El Toro air base. This is the same name as the air base from which the Flying Wing Bomber flew out of to drop in the movie
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
When Randy Quaid's character rides the missile to crash it into the alien ship
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
Referenced by name (Special Edition only)
Planet of the Apes (1968)
The visual of the Statue of Liberty half buried in the sand
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
"Good Morning, Dave" startup message on David's computer
Oliver! (1968)
Constance reads a news article sentence that includes the quote "Please sir, can I have some more?"
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Movie title mentioned in a line of dialogue; also, the chopper pilot's using lights (and playing the same "duh-dah-duh-duhh-duhm" tune, complete with improvised "lowered octave and artificially fuzzed" final two notes) to communicate with the alien ship is similar to the officials' doing the same to communicate with the alien ships in "Close Encounters."
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Close up of the Aliens emerging from the ship head first at night
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
IMHO: The sequence where Bill Pullman climbs the ladder to his jet and watches the UFO take off bears a strong semblance to the scene in ESB where Luke climbs into his X-Wing after the Hoth battle and watches the Falcon take off.
Airplane! (1980)
"I picked a hell of a day to quit drinking" line
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Open reference by a character
The Thing (1982)
In the dissection scene, the alien stands up waving his tentacles and making sounds that recall the alien from the John Carpenter film.
V (1983) (TV Mini-Series)
"For those of us accustomed to the likes of Close Encounters and Alien Space Ship..." Also the huge round alien ships positioning themselves above major cities.
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
Among the sounds used to produce the noise the televisions make when they're experiencing the reception disturbance is the famous breathing of Darth Vader when he takes off his mask in Return of the Jedi
Kuroi ame (1989)
The "Osaka police office" from the movie is seen
Black Rain (1989)
The "Osaka police office" from the movie is seen
Captain Skyhawk (1990) (Video Game)
Steven called David Levinson "Captain Skyhawk"
Die Hard 2 (1990)
After Steven hits the alien then David Levinson said "How can the same smeg happen to the same guy twice?"
Predator 2 (1990)
A child can be seen playing with The Predator toy from Predator 2 in one scene in the film
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)
Mecha-King Ghidorah toy can be seen
Kontora Supirittsu (1992) (Video Game)
The line, "Eh, fuck my lawyer,"
Jurassic Park (1993)
Goldblum's "Must go faster, must go faster!" line.
Late Show with David Letterman (1993) (TV Series)
When talking about snow boarding
The X-Files (1993) (TV Series)
A man in the satellite call centre talking on the phone says 'Yes ma'am, I love the X-Files too'
Speed (1994)
A car crashes through a billboard for the movie
Crimson Tide (1995)
The scene onboard the submarine U.S.S. Georgia uses a set from Crimson Tide
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995) (TV Series)
Stuck in traffic, Fierstein demands over his cellphone that he speak with Dr. Katz. Fierstein himself was previously a guest character on the show.
Hackers (1995)
Corinthians 1:30 When the virus takes over the computer
Broken Arrow (1996)
The scenes with the stealth bombers used sets from Broken Arrow
The Rock (1996)
Between principal photography and the re-shoot of Russell's scenes in his F18, the cockpit mock-up was from The Rock

Referenced in 

Duke Nukem 3D (1996) (Video Game)
The UFO is shown on the movie screen in "Hollywood Holocaust"
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: I, Whoops, There It Is (1996) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name.
Future Fantastic: Alien (1996) (TV Episode)
Film mentioned and still photos shown.
Moesha: The List (1996) (TV Episode)
Kim mentions this in a conversation with Niecy
Caroline in the City: Caroline and the Letter (1996) (TV Episode)
Charlie tells Richard he's seen it.
3rd Rock from the Sun: Hotel Dick (1996) (TV Episode)
Dick and Mary stand in front of a model of the alien ship in the sci-fi convention.
Area 51 (1996) (Video Game)
Saturday Night Live: Bill Pullman/New Edition (1996) (TV Episode)
Referenced during cold opening, monolgogue and 'Hollywood Party'
Smash Hits Poll Winners Party 1996 (1996) (TV Special)
The movie poster is seen during Will Smith's acceptance speech for the Best Film Actor Award.
The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #1.2 (1996) (TV Episode)
A Jeff Goldblum action figure is shown.
The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #1.3 (1996) (TV Episode)
Poster on billboard.
The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #1.4 (1996) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as one of the year's best films.
The Larry Sanders Show: The Matchmaker (1997) (TV Episode)
Larry mentions that Harvey Fierstein appears in the film
Roseanne: Hit the Road Jack (1997) (TV Episode)
Is mentioned in the show
Asteroid (1997) (TV Movie)
For the Love of...: Lunar Conspiracy (1997) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by David Percy.
PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal: The 13th Floor/The Believer (1997) (TV Episode)
Peter comments that the kidnapper had seen the movie too many times.
Step by Step: Independence Day (1997) (TV Episode)
title reference
Star Fox 64 (1997) (Video Game)
The entire Katina level, including the character Bill Grey, is a reference to this film.
Saturday Night Live: Jeff Goldblum/En Vogue (1997) (TV Episode)
Mention by Jeff Goldblum
Siskel & Ebert: Air Force One/Good Burger/Cafe Society/In the Company of Men/Box of Moonlight (1997) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Air Force One" review.
Bad Business (1997)
Mega Man X4 (1997) (Video Game)
Storm Owl's airships fires a laser similar to the alien destroyers
Stargate SG-1: The First Commandment (1997) (TV Episode)
Independence Day theme can be heard at the end of the episode once the planet's people have been freed from the SG-9 leader-turned-god. Independence Day score was by David Arnold who also wrote the theme for Stargate.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Invasion of the Neptune Men (1997) (TV Episode)
Mike: I never thought I'd say it but suddenly Independence Day seems a richly nuanced movie.
Saved by the Bell: The New Class: Her Brother's Keeper (1997) (TV Episode)
Liz refers to the film and its star Will Smith.
Die 120 Tage von Bottrop (1997)
C. Schlingensief asks Roland Emmerich for 9,000 D Mark to shoot a remake of "Independence Day"
Star Wreck: Lost Contact (1997) (Video)
Installing virus (=Windows 95!) into a alien spaceship
Snix Again (1997) (Short)
A poster of the movie is seen in Jim's room.
20 Dates (1998)
Mike & Angelo: Space Invaders (1998) (TV Episode)
Mike refers to the film.
Seinfeld: The Wizard (1998) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name
Stargate SG-1: Politics (1998) (TV Episode)
Daniel Jackson makes a sarcastic remark about how they can defeat the Goa'uld by uploading a virus into the mothership.
StarCraft (1998) (Video Game)
When clicked repeatedly the Wraith pilots quote Will Smith's character in the scene where he and Jeff Goldblum fly to the mothership: "I gotta get me one of these.".
Godzilla (1998)
A small statue of an alien from Independence Day (1996) (also directed by Roland Emmerich) is visible in the broadcast booth at Madison Square Garden.
The X Files (1998)
Mulder urinates on a poster for the film
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place: Two Guys, a Girl and a Landlord (1998) (TV Episode)
Pete tries to rally the other tennants against the landlord by saying "Today can be our independence day!"
South Park: Chef's Salty Chocolate Balls (1998) (TV Episode)
They talk about this film too after getting it confused with independant movies.
Animorphs: Underground (1998) (TV Episode)
Marco jokes "It worked on "Independence Day"." and Jake tells him "They had Will Smith.".
Antz (1998)
The soldier hypnotically stares at the magnifying glass saying "It's beautiful".
Godzilla: On Assignment with Charles Caiman (1998) (Video)
mentioned once
The Faculty (1998)
When discusses science fiction films, Casey speculates that Roland Emmerich may be an alien. Casey later refers to the scene in which the White House is destroyed.
StarCraft: Brood War (1998) (Video Game)
Six Days in Roswell (1998)
Poster displayed at the UFO Museum and Research Center in Roswell.
True Anal Stories 1 (1998) (Video)
Poster on the wall
The Simpsons: Viva Ned Flanders (1999) (TV Episode)
The Simpson family's escape from the smoke cloud is a reference to a scene in Independence Day.
South Park: Prehistoric Ice Man (1999) (TV Episode)
In the ice-man's 1996 habitat, an Independance Day poster is on the wall.
Caroline in the City: Caroline and the Ultimatum (1999) (TV Episode)
poster visible at Mr. Chu's video store
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
The Trade Federation ships closing in on Naboo like the alien ships closing on Earth
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
Dr. Evil mentions using footage from this.
Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill (1999) (Video)
mentioned along with Deep Impact, Armageddon, and Independence Day
Muppets from Space (1999)
Elements of the plot. Also, Dr. Phil Van Neuter is attacked in a smoke-filled room by the rats just like Brent Spiner's character got attacked by the captured alien in ID. He gets pushed up against the glass and says "release me".
2001 Yonggary (1999)
Fight Club (1999)
There is a poster for Independence Day outside the video store
South Park: Chinpokomon (1999) (TV Episode)
Sharon: "Tell them how to bring those sons of bitches down!"
Perfect Dark (2000) (Video Game)
Celebrity Deathmatch: The Return of Lucy Lawless (2000) (TV Episode)
During the introduction to the Sheen vs. Douglas match, Johnny Gomez mentions that Bill Pullman played the American president in the film.
Futurama: Parasites Lost (2001) (TV Episode)
The escape from the mothership scene is recreated.
Halo: Combat Evolved (2001) (Video Game)
South Park: Here Comes the Neighborhood (2001) (TV Episode)
A poster for a film called "GUZ" in the style of "ID4" in Will Smith's house based on this movie.
Dinner for Five: Episode #1.3 (2002) (TV Episode)
Title appears on screen when Jeff Goldblum is in shot.
Returner (2002)
the films alien uses a human telepathically to speak.
Taken (2002) (TV Mini-Series)
South Park: The Return of the Fellowship of the Ring to the Two Towers (2002) (TV Episode)
Parody poster at the movie rental store.
South Park: Red Sleigh Down (2002) (TV Episode)
Jesus tells Santa "You're a... bad liar" after the former is shot and is about to die.
The Twilight Zone: The Monsters Are on Maple Street (2003) (TV Episode)
Jason compares the power-loss to the plot of "ID4".
South Park: Cancelled (2003) (TV Episode)
the man in the space station talks about uploading a computer virus to the spaceship to disable it, just like 'independence day'
Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2003)
While announcing Aileen Wuornos' death to the press, a prison spokesman says that during her final pre-execution statement she said "Like on Independence Day, on June 6th, just like the movie, on the big mothership, I'll be back, I'll be back".
Hollywood and the Muslim World (2003) (TV Movie)
Koi... Mil Gaya (2003)
Cloud formation when space ship arrives
Zero Day (2003)
Just before the shooting Andre utters the line, "Let's kick the tires and light the fires"
Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Universal Remonster (2003) (TV Episode)
Oglethorpe: No, it is a Fargate! From the makers of Thindependence Day!
The Making of 'Kill Bill' (2003) (TV Short)
mentioned once
What's New, Scooby-Doo?: High-Tech House of Horrors (2003) (TV Episode)
The house's screens go staticky and a laughing Jolly Roger appears. This happens in the alien ship in "Independence Day". The skull and laugh are identical.
One Step Beyond: The Making of 'Alien: Resurrection' (2003) (Video)
Leland Orser mention it once
Jersey Girl (2004)
Arthur mentions it. Later, video case is shown in a video store.
South Park: AWESOM-O (2004) (TV Episode)
Poster for a similar movie in the movie studio.
HBO First Look: The Making of 'The Day After Tomorrow' (2004) (TV Episode)
mentioned once
The Force Is with Them: The Legacy of 'Star Wars' (2004) (Video)
Mentioned once.
Team America: World Police (2004)
The scenes in which large cities were destroyed by a rolling fire were made to look like those being destroyed in Independence Day.
Gojira: Fainaru uôzu (2004)
The Xilian aliens' mothership uses an energy shield that made their ship invulnerable to all attacks. It was eventually brought down (see reference to RETURN OF THE JEDI).
Battlestar Galactica: Kobol's Last Gleaming: Part 2 (2005) (TV Episode)
nuke planted in alien mothership
South Park: Die Hippie, Die (2005) (TV Episode)
"Uploading" a Slayer CD at the end is very similar to the computer virus uploaded in this film.
American Dad!: Francine's Flashback (2005) (TV Episode)
During the interview, Bill Pullman says he was in this movie.
'Team America': Miniature Pyrotechnics (2005) (Video)
Referenced by title
Batman Begins (2005)
On his first ride in the Batmobile, Lt. Gordon exclaims, "I've got to get me one of these!" (a memorable line from ID4)
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.1 (2005) (TV Episode)
correct response in "This Movie Is a Disaster!" category
Red Dwarf: Back from the Dead - Series VII (2005) (Video)
Referenced by name
Shadow the Hedgehog (2005) (Video Game)
In one scene, the Black Arms destroy the White House in exactly the same fashion as in Independence Day's famous scene.
Johnny Castle Rising Star (2006)
One of Johnny's favourite monologues
The Holiday (2006)
DVD is shown in a video store.
Pittsburgh (2006)
Goldblum's past movies are mentioned in conversation
Zwartboek: The Special (2006) (Video)
Mentioned once by Paul Verhoeven
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Independence Day (2007) (TV Episode)
The Nerd makes references to the film.
HBO First Look: I Am Legend (2007) (TV Episode)
mentioned once
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
DVD and video case are shown.
Rambo: No Blood: Episode #1.2 (2008) (TV Episode)
Movie is referenced.
Red vs. Blue: Reconstruction (2008) (TV Episode)
When Simmons is trying to hack into a computer, Grif says "I find viruses that feature a laughing skull tend to work best."
Indiana Jones 4: The Return of a Legend (2008) (Video)
Mentioned by Spielberg.
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 (2008) (Video Game)
The Apollo Fighter as it is finished being built, it says "Just kick the tires and light the fires."
The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
Jaden Smith repeatedly asks for his father who would have killed those aliens
The Day the Earth Stood Still: T4 Movie Special (2008) (TV Movie)
mentioned once
Under the Influence (2008)
Line is taken from
Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)
A person in the space station talks about uploading a computer virus to the spaceship to disable it, just like in the movie.
Crimes That Shook the World: Aileen Wuornos (2009) (TV Episode)
Midgets Vs. Mascots (2009)
the "we will not go quietly into the night" speech around 1h 5m into the movie
Bad Movie Beatdown: Transmorphers (2009) (TV Episode)
The plan to take down the machines is said to be exactly like the one in this film
V: Pilot (2009) (TV Episode)
Right after the spaceships arrival college student #1 is interviewed on TV and says 'Dude, This IS Independence Day', whereby college student #2 replys and points out the fact that ID4 in turn was a ripoff of a any number of previous scifi movies.
Saturday Night Live: January Jones/Black Eyed Peas (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during Weekend Update and picture shown
Roland Emmerich: Master of the Modern Epic (2010) (Video)
Mention twice by Roland Emmerich
South Park: Sexual Healing (2010) (TV Episode)
Obama goes from talking about Independence Day to aliens
Family Guy: Peter-assment (2010) (TV Episode)
Peter thinks Ollie Williams looks like Will Smith and asks what it felt like to punch the alien in the face.
iCarly: iPsycho (2010) (TV Episode)
When Carly grabs Nora's arm through the slot and pulls her face against the glass, Nora growls in a weird voice "Release me!", a reference to a scene in Independence Day.
Nostalgia Critic: The Phantom (2010) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown briefly
Moving On (2010) (Video)
Philip Hinchcliffe mentions this film
Bad Movie Beatdown: 10,000 B.C. (2010) (TV Episode)
other films from Roland Emmerich
Tangled (2010)
"I've gotta get me one of these!"
The Beekeepers (2010)
Mike refers to Bill Pullman's monologue during his inspirational speech.
The Ricky Gervais Show: Clive Warren (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Karl
Saturday Night Live: Gwyneth Paltrow/Cee Lo Green (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Will Smith (Jay Pharoah)
Face Off: Welcome to the Jungle (2011) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
Nostalgia Critic: The Lost World: Jurassic Park (2011) (TV Episode)
Rob, impersonating Jeff Goldbum, says "checkmate!"
Bad Movie Beatdown: Moon 44 (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned among Emmerich's other films
Aliens, UFOs & the Bible: Are We Alone in the Universe? (2011) (Video)
Mentioned by Gary, a still image from the movie is shown, and the title appears on the list of highest grossing movies.
Half in the Bag: Battle: Los Angeles and The Galaxy Invader (2011) (TV Episode)
title is referenced
UFO's Do Not Exist! The Grand Deception and Cover-Up of the UFO Phenomenon (2011)
Director/Narrator mentions he was a technical adviser on this film
The Nostalgia Chick: Disaster Movies of Roland Emmerich: Part Two (2011) (TV Episode)
The film is discussed
Scream: The Inside Story (2011) (TV Movie)
Poster is shown.
Evil Bong 3: The Wrath of Bong (2011)
Mentioned in a line of dialogue
Bad Movie Beatdown: 2012: Part 1 (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned among Roland Emmerich's previous films
Brows Held High: The Doom Generation (2011) (TV Episode)
"Her boyfriend is played by that guy from Independence Day."
Mr. Young: Mr. Meteor (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Miss Universe 2011 (2011) (TV Special)
Vivica A. Fox is introduced as having been in the film
De la B a la Z: El imperio de las hormigas (2011) (TV Episode)
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.15 (2011) (TV Episode)
Ignatiy mentions that Roland Emmerich directed the film
Conan: Dead Men Tell No Amusing Anecdotes (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned while introducing Jeff Goldblum
Face Off: Return to Oz (2012) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
Face Off: Dangerous Beauty (2012) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
The Blockbuster Buster: Wild Wild West (2012) (TV Episode)
Erod talks about Will Smith's other blockbusters.
Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.64 (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Tim Ley.
Jeopardy!: Episode #28.152 (2012) (TV Episode)
Answer to question in category Will Smith Movies
Mad: I Am Lorax/Modern Family Circus (2012) (TV Episode)
Listed as one of Will Smith's movies with explosions.
Teen Wolf: Battlefield (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Nostalgia Critic: To Boldly Flee: Part I (2012) (TV Episode)
The destruction of That Sci-Fi Guy's house is a variation of the destruction seen in this movie.
Watchman Video Broadcast: The Whirlwind (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike, and a still image from the movie is shown.
Robot Chicken: DC Comics Special (2012) (TV Short)
mentioned in dialogue
Nostalgia Critic: To Boldly Flee: Part VIII (2012) (TV Episode)
Executor: "Independence Day. Doesn't get any better. "
Bad Movie Beatdown: Ghosts of Mars (2012) (TV Episode)
"She starts going Bill Pullman and sees vision of the aliens' past..."
Public Domain Horror VHS Art (2012) (Video)
VHS is seen in James Rolfe's collection.
U.F.O. (2012)
"Welcome to Earth"
Family Guy: The Giggity Wife (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.116 (2013) (TV Episode)
Jay says that seeing the White House under attack in "Olympus Has Fallen" is different from how it was in "Independence Day"
Oblivion (2013)
Plot line about flying into the mothership to nuke it
White House Down (2013)
Tour guide mentions this movie by the same director Roland Emmerich.
Independence Daysaster (2013)
Date of alien invasion: 4th of July
Remix the Movies: Obama's Message to Hollywood (2013) (TV Episode)
Half in the Bag: The Lone Ranger and White House Down (2013) (TV Episode)
another film by Roland Emmerich
Holliston: Blobby (2013) (TV Episode)
Corri states that Jeff Goldbum uploading a computer virus to an alien race in Independence Day made no sense.
Rude Tube: WTF?!? (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Alex.
Chris Stuckmann Movie Reviews: 500th Video - Blu-Ray Collection!! (2013) (TV Episode)
Chris mentions it. Also, DVD is shown.
How It Should Have Ended: How Pacific Rim Should Have Ended (2013) (TV Episode)
Russell Casse appears
Atop the Fourth Wall: SCI-Spy #4 (2013) (TV Episode)
"...they're like the aliens from Independence Day.."
Mad: Pacific Ring/Horton Hears a Whodunnit! (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as one of Roland Emmerich's films
Nostalgia Critic: Sharknado (2013) (TV Episode)
The Critic almost does the "Boomer will live" meme, but stops himself
Ender's Game (2013)
The attack position how Mazer Rackham piloted his aircraft into the enemy ship, destroying it
Discussing the Pod (2013) (Video)
mentioned once
FanboyFlicks, Bad Movies!: What's Wrong with After Earth??? (2013) (TV Episode)
Mark alludes to it. Also, poster is shown.
Studio C: Episode #3.9 (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the "Bad Boy Rap" sketch
Melissa & Joey: Independence Day (2014) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Girls: Only Child (2014) (TV Episode)
Caroline tells Hannah she auditioned for the role of Alicia Casse in the film.
Cougar Town: Love Is a Long Road (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Airplane vs. Volcano (2014) (Video)
many of the plot elements
Honest Trailers: Godzilla (1998) (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the narrator
Honest Game Trailers: Star Fox 64 (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
The film ends with a final battle involving a spaceship ready to decimate an entire city with heroes in ships firing at the enemy ship's shields.
Chris Stuckmann Movie Reviews: Complete Blu-Ray Collection (2014) (TV Episode)
Chris mentions it. Also, DVD is shown.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Andy Samberg/Kevin Durant/Kenny Chesney (2014) (TV Episode)
A wrong guess by Andy Samberg in the 5-Second Summaries game
Bob's Burgers: Father of the Bob (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned that Bill Pullman was president
Nostalgia Critic: Matrix Reloaded (2015) (TV Episode)
"Tonight, we dine in our Independence Day!"
Home (2015)
Near the end when the Gorg ship opens its doors (so to speak). The fact the Gorg are small beings using an exo skeletal suit.
Ha sido un placer (2015) (Short)
Government palace destroyed in the same fashion as the White House
The Late Late Show with James Corden: Jeff Goldblum/Zookeeper Rick Schwartz/Beck (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by James as he introduces Jeff Goldblum
Orange Is the New Black: A Tittin' and a Hairin' (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Vince Vaughn/Jim Gaffigan/Ryn Weaver (2015) (TV Episode)
Title selected by Jimmy in the 5-Second Summaries game
Honest Trailers: Magic Mike (2015) (TV Episode)
"Today we celebrate our Independence Day!"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Adam Sandler/Judd Apatow (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jimmy as he and Adam Sandler talk about Pixels (2015)
Half in the Bag: Pixels (2015) (TV Episode)
Jack says Pixels should have been a remake of Independence Day
Geeks Who Drink: Mark Pellegrino vs. Brett Dalton (2015) (TV Episode)
a math problem involves the year of the film's release
Lazer Team (2015)
When the military suggests nuking an alien vessel in order to destroy it, several characters state that a similar plan didn't work in Independence Day. In that movie, attempts to nuke an alien destroyer above Houston, Texas, fail.
Team Fortress 2: The INVASION Update (2015) (Short)
The Soldier excitedly yells at and attempts to shoot the UFO with his shotgun.
Face Off: Movie Magic, Part 1 (2015) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned
Flat Earth & Other Hot Potatoes: Episode #1.43 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mark.
Honest Trailers: Die Hard (2015) (TV Episode)
Title seen on movie poster
Space Cop (2016) (Video)
"upload a virus into the alien mothership's computer core"
The 5th Wave (2016)
Alien spaceship hovers over their city ready to decimate an entire city
Half in the Bag: 10 Cloverfield Lane and Me Him Her (2016) (TV Episode)
Mike and Jay mention Randy Quaid in Independence Day
Arrow: Beacon of Hope (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Traceroute (2016)
reference to Roland Emmerich and Area 51
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Liam Hemsworth/Nick Jonas (2016) (TV Episode)
Jimmy mentions the movie with a new sequel
Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
Shows a photograph featuring Will Smith's character
My Weekly Bond: Announcement: My New Podcast (2016) (TV Episode)
Discussed on Diminishing Returns podcast.
PWN: Movie Tropes: PWN #6 (2016) (TV Episode)
Images are shown
Filmbarátok Podcast: Episode #1.102 (2016) (TV Episode)
Movie is reviewed
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Kristen Wiig/Keke Palmer/Gay Talese/Thomas Lang (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the segment A Closer Look
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Will Smith/Usher (2016) (TV Episode)
Will Smith mentions his earlier movie
Nostalgia Critic: Wild Wild West (2016) (TV Episode)
a successful Will Smith movie
Mary + Jane: Jenéeuary (2016) (TV Episode)
poster visible
Nostalgia Critic: The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2016) (TV Episode)
Critic imitates Randy Quaid saying "I'm baaaaaaack!"
Saturday Night Live: Kristen Wiig/The XX (2016) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned on Weekend Update
Xenolinguistics: Understanding 'Arrival' (2017) (Video)
Patrice Vermette mentions this film.
Mixxxer Show: Pedro (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Milan Peroutka.
Talk Show the Game Show: Times a Wastin (2017) (TV Episode)
Ben Roy mentions ths movie by name
Unacknowledged (2017)
Independence Day referenced
Supergirl: Resist (2017) (TV Episode)
Winn says, "Well, yeah, not to mention the full-on Independence Day (1996) going out there with the mothership hovering over the city."
Worst Cooks in America: Social Media Food Failures (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Vivica A. Fox.
Half in the Bag: Mother! (2017) (TV Episode)
movie poster appears when Jay says Mother! is the arthouse version of Hollywood "shut-your-brain-off" movies
The Babysitter (2017)
Bee mentions the film
Testing the Globe: Flat Earth, Aliens, UFOs and the War Against God (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Bill Clinton.
Golic and Wingo: Episode #1.42 (2018) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Adrian Wojnarowski
Talking Dead: Laura (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Yvette Nicole Brown as one of the films she would watch over and over again during the zombie apocalypse.


The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
Is playing on the TV monitor at the Casse home.
Entertainment Tonight (1981) (TV Series)
The McLaughlin Group (1982) (TV Series)
It is featured on the television screen near the start of the film

Featured in 

Siskel & Ebert: Chain Reaction/Matilda/Emma/Stonewall (1996) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
The Oprah Winfrey Show: Summer Movie Reviews (1996) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.
Troldspejlet: Troldspejlet Special: Væsener fra fremmede planeter (1996) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann recaps the history of aliens from other worlds featured in sci-fi films, comic books and other fiction, mentioning the film + clip shown
The 69th Annual Academy Awards (1997) (TV Special)
Nobody Does It Better: The Music of James Bond (1997) (TV Movie)
Clip shown
1997 MTV Movie Awards (1997) (TV Special)
Clips shown in Best Action Sequence and Best Movie category
Master of Desaster: Roland Emmerich - eine Hollywoodkarriere (1998) (TV Movie)
Documentary about this title's director
Boom! Hollywood's Greatest Disaster Movies (2000) (Video)
footage is shown from this film
Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003)
footage appears throughout
I Love the '90s: 1996 (2004) (TV Episode)
Footage from this film was edited into this mini-series.
The Ultimate Film (2004) (TV Movie)
number 47
Just Like the Movies (2006) (Short)
clips at various points
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 16 September 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips from this film are featured in "The Great American Culture Quiz" segment.
De wereld draait door: Episode #4.30 (2008) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Godzilla 1998 (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips of the movie were shown.
Nostalgia Critic: Godzilla (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
Mister President (2008) (TV Movie)
clips shown and discussed
Nostalgia Critic: Sidekicks (2009) (TV Episode)
A downtown explosion scene is used
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Men Who Stare at Goats/A Christmas Carol/Precious (2009) (TV Episode)
"Filmstradamus: The End of the World" segment
Roland Emmerich - Mein Leben (2009) (TV Movie)
Features Clip
Great Movie Mistakes (2010) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Robin Hood/Letters to Juliet/Just Wright (2010) (TV Episode)
Features Will Smith's line "welcome to earth"
Nostalgia Critic: Independence Day (2010) (TV Episode)
Movie reviewed/clips shown.
Hollywood's Top Ten: It's the End of the World as We Know It (2010) (TV Episode)
Taking the #2 best disaster movie
The Nostalgia Chick: Playing God (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
Love & Other Drugs (2010)
Seen on TVs in the electronics store
Bad Movie Beatdown: 10,000 B.C. (2010) (TV Episode)
Some clips are shown
The Nostalgia Chick: The Craft (2011) (TV Episode)
"This week we're going to reference Independence Day as a positive."
Bad Movie Beatdown: 2012: Part 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
recalling the scene of Boomer surviving the tunnel explosion
Hollywood's Top Ten: Movie Speeches (2011) (TV Episode)
Side by Side (2012)
Features scene where White House is destroyed
The Nostalgia Chick: Men in Black (2012) (TV Episode)
"Welcome to earth, indeed."
That Sci-Fi Guy: 5/5 Jeff Goldblum Roles (2012) (TV Episode)
David Levinson takes #2 on the good side
Great Movie Mistakes IV (2012) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
Honest Trailers: Independence Day (2013) (TV Episode)
Film trailer used
Honest Trailers: Pacific Rim (2013) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
Tosh.0: Bad Impressions (2013) (TV Episode)
Clip shown
1,001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)
White House exploding
The Oscars (2014) (TV Special)
Popular heroes presentation.
Top 40 Ultimate Action Movies (2014) (TV Movie)
Number 12 in the Countdown
The Nostalgia Chick: Independence Day vs. War of the Worlds, Part. 1 (2014) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed and compared to War of the Worlds
The Real History of Science Fiction: Invasion (2014) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
Brows Held High: Anonymous (2014) (TV Episode)
Oancitizen analyzes this movie.
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Best Film Trailers (2014) (TV Episode)
trailer takes #4
Nostalgia Critic: The Dark Age of Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
among the abundance of disaster films
Some Jerk with a Camera: Shrek 4D: Part 1 (2015) (TV Episode)
Clip of the big speech in Independence Day is shown after Jerk talks about how Shrek got a deal with Universal.
History Buffs: The Last Samurai (2015) (TV Episode)
clip shown
30 Greatest Disaster Movies (2015) (TV Movie)
Number 5 in the countdown
Nostalgia Critic: Christmas with the Kranks (2015) (TV Episode)
The "Boomer will live" meme pops up
Being George Clooney (2016)
clip shown
Independence Day: A Legacy Surging Forward (2016) (Video)
Clips, interviews and behind-the-scenes
re:View: Independence Day (2016) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
Footage of Bill Pullman from the first film is shown
CollegeHumor Originals: If the Speech from Independance Day Happened Today (2016) (TV Episode)
Today, the reactions would not be unanimous.
Half in the Bag: Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) (TV Episode)
movie clips are shown
Loose Canon: 9/11 (2016) (TV Episode)
Footage is shown.
Honest Trailers: Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
Half in the Bag: Shut in and Arrival (2016) (TV Episode)
movie clip is shown
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 WTF Alternate Endings (2017) (TV Episode)
Russell Casse's battle biplane alternate ending takes #5
ScrewAttack's Top 10s: Top 10 CRAZIEST Fictional Presidents (2018) (TV Episode)
Thomas J. Whitmore is the #6 pick.
The Oscars (2018) (TV Special)
90 Years of Oscar montage
James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction: Alien Life (2018) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.


Back to the Future (1985)
Opening a car door on a necking couple and pulling the girl out of the car, the way Biff does with Marty. Tiffany is made up to look comically similar to Lorraine.

Spoofed in 

Mars Attacks! (1996)
Star Fox 64 (1997) (Video Game)
There is a mission where Fox has to destroy a mothership hovering over a base that plays out just like the final battle.
Bimbo Movie Bash (1997)
Spoofed in film.
Men in Black (1997)
Muppets Tonight: Rick Moranis (1997) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as 'Co-Dependence Day'
Metal Slug 2 (1998) (Video Game)
The ending of the game is a funny homage of the ending of the film (SPOILERS: with a pilot crashing and destroying the alien ship)
Weird Science: WS4 (1998) (TV Episode)
This episode is a parody of the film.
Men in White (1998) (TV Movie)
Metal Slug X (1999) (Video Game)
Tondemo kuraishisu! (1999) (Video Game)
Futurama: When Aliens Attack (1999) (TV Episode)
The scene with the white house being destroyed by a ship's laser is re-enacted.
Popular: Timber! (2000) (TV Episode)
Ms. Glass spoofs the famous "I'm baaack!" quote from the movie.
Shrek (2001)
Evolution (2001)
Osmosis Jones (2001)
Futurama: Roswell That Ends Well (2001) (TV Episode)
Zoidberg throws himself against the glass of the containment room to the horror of the onlookers - just as the alien in Independence Day does.
Undead (2003)
SimCity 4: Rush Hour (2003) (Video Game)
Alien ship is taken from Independence Day
South Park: Something Wall-Mart This Way Comes (2004) (TV Episode)
When they find out about the "Heart of Wall-Mart", Chef says "Spread the word to other towns" to a military guy like in this movie
Chicken Little (2005)
The earth is invaded by flying saucers and borrows a song from ID4.
How It Should Have Ended: How to Survive an Alien Attack (2006) (TV Episode)
Characters from the film offer advice on how to survive an alien attack
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
Food destroying National Monuments
Seth & Alex's Almost Live Comedy Show (2009) (TV Short)
Renee Zellweger auditions for this movie
The Supermarket (2009)
Robert Loggia's character repeatedly mocked
CollegeHumor Originals: Independence Day Extended Scene (2010) (TV Episode)
This short is a spoof of a scene from Independence Day
T.U.F.F. Puppy: Kid Stuff/Super Duper Crime Busters (2011) (TV Episode)
If you look at the monitor next to Keswick, a UFO blasts a building that spoofs the White House.
Escape from Planet Earth (2013)
the Grand Canyon chase scene
Studio C: Episode #4.10 (2014) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in the cold opening
Robot Chicken: Secret of the Flushed Footlong (2016) (TV Episode)
Parody skit

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