Director: Roland Emmerich
Stars: Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Richard Jenkins, James Woods, Garcelle Beauvais, Lance Reddick, Joey King
Release Date: June 28

2013's most random cinematic trend: movies about terrorist plots against the White House. First, in March, there was director Antoine Fuqua's Olympus Has Fallen, starring Gerard Butler as a Secret Service Agent fighting against Korean baddies who've taken the President (Aaron Eckhart) hostage. And it was an embarrassment.

The better choice: White House Down, directed by summer blockbuster veteran Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow). The plot is basically identical to Olympus Has Fallen, but the cast is much cooler: Channing Tatum is the agent and Jamie Foxx is the president.