The movies hitting theaters this weekend are must-sees for those who protect, serve, and like to laugh.

The comedy "The Heat" and action-thriller "White House Down" both open this Friday, and feature cops on two very different beats.

6- Second Review: White House Down
"White House Down," starring Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx, follows Capitol Police officer John Cale (Tatum), who has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service. While on a White House tour with his daughter, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. is attacked by a heavily strapped paramilitary group. To ensure that the government isn't destroyed from the inside-out, Cale takes the country's -- and the President's (Foxx) -- safety into his own hands. Roland Emmerich's latest thrill-fest has been drawing comparisons to another White House terrorism-centric movie released earlier this year, "Olympus Has Fallen," and we're excited to see which one will ultimately come out on top with audiences.

6- Second Review: The Heat
Jumping to the lighter side of police work, "The Heat," starring Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock, also opens this weekend. The pair play mismatched partners tasked with taking down a drug lord, while also trying not to kill each other. Bullock plays uptight FBI agent Sarah Ashburn, and McCarthy tackles the role of tough and testy Boston cop, Shannon Mullins. The movie also re-teams McCarthy with "Bridesmaids" director Paul Feig. With an Oscar winner and a nominee leading the charge, can "The Heat" beat out its cop-centric counterpart this weekend?

Which movie are you more excited for?

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White House Down
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