The President of the United States of America isn’t just seen as the ‘leader of the free world’ or the Commander-in-chief of the world’s largest military. As time has shown, the position is also one that movies and TV often turn to for dramatic, comedic, or action-packed stories.

With this week’s Olympus Has Fallen, the responsibility falls to Aaron Eckhart, portraying a head of state taken prisoner in his own home, and whose country stands on the brink. But how will  his performance as president measure up to the men and women who came before him?

As the list of Our 10 Favorite Fictional Presidents proves: he’s got some big shoes to fill.

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