In this science-fiction thrill fest about a coming ecological cataclysm, John Cusack stars as Jackson, a limousine driver who learns about the impending doom by chance. He uses his limited resources to try to save his ex- (Amanda Peet) and his child (Morgan Lily), who have gone to live with his former wife's boyfriend (Thomas McCarthy). Inadvertently, Jackson uncovers a sinister plot by the wealthy and powerful to save themselves while the rest of humanity is killed. Directed by Roland Emmerich. Categories: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Year: 2009.
Roland Emmerich in 2012
After a band of mysterious warlords raid his village and kidnap the woman he loves (Camilla Belle), D'Leh (Steven Strait), a young mammoth hunter, assembles a small group of his tribesmen to track them down. Journeying through unknown territory and battling against prehistoric predators, D'Leh's quest leads him into an epic confrontation with the leader of a lost civilization that will decide the fate of his people. Directed by Roland Emmerich. With Cliff Curtis, Tim Barlow and Marco Khan. Categories: Adventure, Drama. Year: 2008.
Roland Emmerich in 10,000 B.C.
Climatologist Jack Hall (Dennis Quaid) works to save the world from the effects of global warming while also trying to get to his son, Sam (Jake Gyllenhaal), who is trapped in New York City. As super storms begin to appear across the globe, it becomes evident that the earth is entering its next ice age and humanities only hope is to head south. Directed by Roland Emmerich. With Sela Ward, Emmy Rossum and Ian Holm. Categories: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Year: 2004.
Roland Emmerich in The Day After Tomorrow
When worldwide communications systems go haywire and an enormous unidentified object is spotted orbiting Earth, David Levinson (Jeff Goldblum), an MIT graduate who works at a cable company, decodes a hidden message and discovers that aliens are planning to destroy major cities around the world. When Levinson's prediction come true, the survivors of the US attacks, including Marine Corp. fighter pilot Steven Hiller (Will Smith) and President Thomas J. Whitmore (Bill Pullman), converge on Area 51 and try to formulate a plan to prevent the aliens from enslaving the human race. Using a captured alien spacecraft and a ragtag squadron of volunteer pilots, the survivors take flight on July 4th to fight for their freedom. Directed by Roland Emmerich. With Mary McDonnell, Judd Hirsch, Robert Loggia, Randy Quaid, Margaret Colin and Vivica A. Fox. Categories: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Year: 1996.
Roland Emmerich in Independence Day
Years after discovering an ancient ring of stone beneath the sands of Egypt, scientists realize that the mysterious structure is an interstellar portal to a planet on the other side of the universe. When a group of US soldiers led by Col. Jack O'Neil (Kurt Russell) and Dr. Daniel Jackson (James Spader) travel through the ring, they discover a colony of enslaved humans resembling ancient Egyptians. Attempting to discover their origins, the team learns that the planet is controlled by an alien ruler with unimaginable power. As O'Neil and his soldiers fight for their lives and try to return to Earth, Jackson makes a connection with a young woman, who helps them convince the slaves to rise up against their false god. Directed by Roland Emmerich. Categories: Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi. Year: 1994.
Roland Emmerich in Stargate