Every year has big movies but Independence Day was one of the decade’s most iconic films. Will Smith became a superstar after his performance in the alien invasion blockbuster. Meanwhile, Bill Pullman and Jeff Goldblum also starred in the giant hit. Only Jurassic Park had more box office success in the 1990s than ID4.
Critics didn’t love it but audiences lapped it up as it made almost $900 million globally. This was a gigantic smash hit despite arguably not being very good. That sounds like the Dallas Cowboys today because they’re a commercial juggernaut whilw the on-field product keeps falling short (via USA Today).