Hollywood just loves to blow up Washington, DC in movies [SLIDESHOW]

Taylor Bigler | Entertainment Editor

Hollywood just loves to blow up Washington, D.C.’s historic monuments in movies — it makes for extremely captivating filmmaking.

All you need to do is look to the Academy Award-snubbed 1994 film “Independence Day” to know the reason why.

The most recent film to blow up D.C. is this weekend’s “Olympus Has Fallen,” starring Gerard Butler and potentially-maybe senatorial candidate Ashley Judd.

Travel back with us 60 years to take a look at 10 movies in which Washington is either attacked or completely destroyed.

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