Smith’s Independence Day bravery voted best Fourth of July movie moment

The actor played a fighter pilot who flew a fearless mission to plant a nuclear bomb on a hostile spaceship in the 1996 movie.

And as the U.S. prepares to celebrate its independence on Sunday, 49 per cent of visitors to poll have voted the scene their favourite, trumping a host of patriotic movie moments.

Sylvester Stallone’s triumphant battle with brawler Apollo Creed in the first Rocky movie came in second, followed by the prison camp Fourth of July party scene from 1963 Steve McQueen-starring classic The Great Escape.