Ranking the Best & Worst Independence Day Blockbusters
20. Scary Movie 2 (2001)
This sequel to the inappropriately funny original tries to do more of the same, but falls short.
19. Men in Black 2 (2002)
This sequel is not without its moments, but struggles to rekindle the magic of the first movie.
18. Despicable Me 2 (2013)
This dumbed down sequel lacks the charm and cleverness of the original, and as a result has to rely too heavily on the cute but mindless antics of the Minions for comedic effect.
17. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
This reboot is better than many people think, but it can’t escape the fact that it retreads an extremely popular movie released just ten years earlier.
16. Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
The third Transformers is actually quite fun, as long as you can overlook Michael Bay’s limitations. And many of you can’t.
15. Public Enemies (2009)
This Michael Mann action-drama fails to live up to expectations set by the director and starring cast (Christian Bale, Johnny Depp), but isn’t without its merits.
14. Hancock (2008)
The highly entertaining first half of this Will Smith falls victim to a second half twist that simply does not work.
13. South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut (1999)
The foul-mouthed animated comedy was nominated for an Academy Award, and it deserved to be.
12. Magic Mike XXL (2015)
This male stripper comedy is surprisingly entertaining, and not just for women.
11. Phenomenon (1996)
The John Travolta drama was a surprise hit, earning over $100 million domestically.