Movies directed by Roland Emmerich

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10,000 B.C.

I suppose there's some entertainment value to be had from the sheer badness of 10,000 B.C. The movie takes itself serious enough that, viewed from a warped perspective in a state of inebriation, it might actually be fun. Seen in more mundane circ...

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2008-03-07
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Roland Emmerich
Cast: Steven Strait, Camilla Belle, Cliff Curtis, ...
2012

If, as is believed in certain fringe circles, the world will come to an end in 2012, at least there will be no more movies like this one made. Perhaps the strangest thing about 2012 is that the bad parts of the film are among the most enjoyable, b...

Run Time: 2:38
U.S. Release Date: 2009-11-13
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Mature Themes)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION/ACTION
Director: Roland Emmerich
Cast: John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet, ...
Anonymous

Those who question the authorship of Shakespeare's plays are like Climate Change deniers - despite being in a minority, they are tenacious and passionate. Though a surfeit of facts are against them, they are able to make some good points that the o...

Run Time: 2:10
U.S. Release Date: 2011-10-28
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Sexual Content)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Roland Emmerich
Cast: Rhys Ifans, Joely Richardson, Jamie Campbell Bower, ...
Day After Tomorrow, The

Roland Emmerich must dislike New York City. After all, this is the third time he has destroyed it. The Day After Tomorrow, an ode to an apocalyptic endgame of global warming, is an old-fashioned disaster film with modern-day special effects. It'...

Run Time: 2:04
U.S. Release Date: 2004-05-28
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Mature Themes)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Roland Emmerich
Cast: Dennis Quaid, Tamlyn Tomita, Austin Nichols, ...
Godzilla

Godzilla is the ultimate culmination of the "who cares about plot" summer movie. A loose remake of the 1954 "classic" Japanese monster movie, Godzilla, King of the Monsters (which is itself pretty thin in the story department), Roland Emmerich...

Run Time: 2:12
U.S. Release Date: 1998-05-20
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Violence)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: Roland Emmerich
Cast: Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, Hank Azaria, ...
Independence Day

Credit the marketing masters at Twentieth Century Fox -- they've managed to make Independence Day the most eagerly-anticipated motion picture of a potentially record- breaking summer. Tantalizing shots of the White House and Empire State Buildi...

Run Time: 2:22
U.S. Release Date: 1996-07-02
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION
Director: Roland Emmerich
Cast: Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, ...
Independence Day: Resurgence

The temptation is there to say that Independence Day: Resurgence tarnishes the image of its predecessor but the original Independence Day wasn’t all that good to begin with. It’s probably better in our memories than it ever was on cellulo...

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2016-06-24
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Action
Director: Roland Emmerich
Cast: Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Jessie T. Usher, ...
Stargate

There's a fine line between giving homage to something and stealing from it - and the division is usually defined by how creative and enjoyable the final product is. Using that distinction, Stargate is on uncertain ground. This new big-budget sci...

Run Time: 2:02
U.S. Release Date: 1994-10-28
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION
Director: Roland Emmerich
Cast: Kurt Russell, James Spader, Jaye Davidson, ...
White House Down

White House Down is what it's advertised to be: a Roland Emmerich Film. Those familiar with the director's work won't be surprised by anything in the movie. It follows the Emmerich template: a spectacle-tinged, compelling setup; a dumb, disappointi...

Run Time: 2:11
U.S. Release Date: 2013-06-28
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: ACTION/THRILLER
Director: Roland Emmerich
Cast: Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, ...