Released July 2, 1996
Starring Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Judd Hirsch, Margaret Colin, Robert Loggia.
Directed by Roland Emmerich
This teaser first aired during the Super Bowl several months before the release date. No voice-over, no cast members and almost no plot details. The jaw-dropping imagery did all the work, and that shot of a disintegrating the White House was enough to turn Independence Day into the must-see movie that summer.