Roland Emmerich attending the Los Angeles Premiere Of "Moonfall"  at TCL Chinese Theatre on January 31, 2022 in Hollywood, California.
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Every Roland Emmerich Movie Ranked Worst
To Best
17. Stonewall (2015)
Based loosely on the real-life events of the Stonewall riots, this historical drama failed to connect with audiences and was considered grossly offensive by the LGBTQ+ community. Bad casting, set design, and treatment of real-life central figures like Marsha P. Johnson gave the movie a fake veneer, which extended to the script itself.
16. 10,000 BC (2008)
Bewildering and boring, this prehistoric saga had historical and geographical inaccuracies and an absence of likable characters. Its mystical elements further complicated the plot, as it got caught between being fully serious and fully silly, while also presenting a questionable depiction of race with its “blue-eyed savior” narrative.
15. Moon 44 (1990)
Despite boasting a few early hallmarks of the filmmaker that Emmerich would become, “Moon 44” came off as bland and boring, with a high-concept that devolved into a convoluted plot. The movie failed to excite due to its generic black and grey sets, lack of memorable characters, and absence of strange new planets or unique aliens.
14. Resurgence (2016)
Although a sequel to 1996’s beloved sci-fi hit, “Independence Day Resurgence” was unimpressive with its unrelatable plot. Fans might have enjoyed the return of a few original cast members like Jeff Goldblum, but new faces, including Liam Hemsworth and Maika Monroe, felt subpar and lacking in charisma.
13. Godzilla (1998)
Emmerich’s “Godzilla” was a forgettable movie, with leading man Matthew Boderick looking out of his depth in a film of this scale. Blending the creature into an urban setting also didn’t work as it didn’t stand out in the murky night scenes, making the movie a slog, with underwritten characters, a leaden plot, and uninspired visuals.