We always knew they were coming back. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.

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  1. Roland Emmerich

    Characters, Director, Screenplay

  2. Dean Devlin

    Characters, Screenplay

  3. James A. Woods


  4. Nicolas Wright


  5. James Vanderbilt


Top Billed Cast

  1. Liam Hemsworth

    Liam Hemsworth

    Jake Morrison

  2. Jeff Goldblum

    Jeff Goldblum

    David Levinson

  3. Bill Pullman

    Bill Pullman

    President Whitmore

  4. Maika Monroe

    Maika Monroe

    Patricia Whitmore

  5. Sela Ward

    Sela Ward

    President Lanford

  6. William Fichtner

    William Fichtner

    General Adams

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 0m

Budget $165,000,000.00

Revenue $389,681,935.00

Homepage http://www.warof1996.com

Release Information

  • June 24, 2016
    PG-13, Theatrical



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