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The Hottest Shirtless Guys in Movies

Sep 26 2015 - 7:00am

Even though Summer is officially over, we are still championing the male right to be shirtless [1] — especially in movies. With this year's shirtless moments [2] already having given us heart palpitations, we're looking at the sexiest pictures form all time. You won't want to miss all the scantily clad actors from the big screen: we've got guys on the beach, guys in bed, and beyond, so treat yourself to some nostalgia with the best shirtless [3] moments in movies.

— Additional reporting by Shannon Vestal and Maggie Pehanick

Zac Efron, Neighbors

This is actually unreal.

Zac Efron, Neighbors

Teddy (Zac Efron [4]) gets his Al Pacino [5] on.

Ryan Eggold, Lucky Them

The guitar is sexy, but you know what would be sexier? If he moved it.

Source: IFC Films [6]

Kevin Hart, Think Like a Man Too

Cedric (Kevin Hart) and Zeke (Romany Malco) have a bit too much fun.

Rodrigo Santoro, 300: Rise of an Empire

Rodrigo Santoro, aka the only reason you agreed to go see 300: Rise of an Empire.

Jack O'Connell and Sullivan Stapleton, 300: Rise of an Empire

All right, I spoke too soon.

David Wenham, 300: Rise of an Empire

Wow, I really spoke too soon.

Callan Mulvey and Jack O'Connell, 300: Rise of an Empire

Seriously, what is this movie?

Ryan Hansen, Veronica Mars

Dick Casablancas (Ryan Hansen) brings the charm and the abs.

Kit Harington, Pompeii

Kit Harington looks hot when he's out of those Game of Thrones layers.

Zac Efron, That Awkward Moment

Why so sad, shirtless [7] Zac Efron [8]?

Michael Ealy, About Last Night

Michael Ealy knows how to make a good morning great.

Alex Pettyfer, Endless Love

Alex Pettyfer shows his endless love . . . and his tummy.

Hugh Jackman, X-Men: Days of Future Past

Wolverine is indestructible — and super hot.

Aaron Eckhart, I, Frankenstein

This movie didn't do too hot, but it sure did Eckhart's body good.

Kellan Lutz, The Legend of Hercules

Legendary, indeed.

Zach Braff, Wish I Was Here

This is one of those times in life when you wish you were Kate Hudson [9].

Johnny Depp, The Lone Ranger

Johnny Depp [10] has some distracting headwear, but he's still shirtless [11] in The Lone Ranger.

Sharlto Copley, Oldboy

Even with the gnarly scar, Adrian (Sharlto Copley) is still pretty appealing, in a weird kind of way.

Source: FilmDistrict [12]

Josh Brolin, Oldboy

Ignore the hair. Focus on Joe's (Josh Brolin [13]) shoulder muscles.

Source: FilmDistrict [14]

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street

Leonardo DiCaprio [15]'s still got it as Jordan Belfort.

Sam Claflin, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Even if Catching Fire was just two hours of Finnick (Sam Claflin) shirtless [16], it still would have been a massive success.

Morris Chestnut, The Best Man Holiday

Those NFL workouts do Lance (Morris Chestnut) good.

Trey Songz, Baggage Claim

Damon (Trey Songz) enjoys long walks on the beach and bubble baths.

Scott Porter, The To Do List

Lifeguard Rusty Waters (Scott Porter) is so sexy, I would consider drowning to get his attention.

Source: CBS Films [17]

Matthew McConaughey, Mud

Move to the side, boy. Mud (Matthew McConaughey [18]) is trying to show off his farmer's tan.

Tony Shalhoub, Pain & Gain

You're welcome, Tony Shalhoub fans.

Mark Wahlberg, Pain & Gain

How are Mark Wahlberg [19]'s arms even a real thing?

Trey Songz, Texas Chainsaw 3D

I know he's in immediate and serious danger, but if Ryan (Trey Songz) could just keep his shirt off, that would be great. Thanks.

Charlie Hunnam, Pacific Rim

Charlie Hunnam [20], in the most stunning picture ever.

Michael Cera, Crystal Fairy

Michael Cera [21] gets an honorable mention for stripping down for Crystal Fairy.

Source: IFC Films [22]

Liam Hemsworth, Paranoia

Liam Hemsworth takes a dip in the pool, and into our hearts.

Source: Relativity Media [23]

Matt Damon, Elysium

I mean, you don't have to get dressed right this second, Matt.

Source: TriStar Pictures [24]

Hugh Jackman, The Wolverine

Yeah, you show those claws off.

Alexander Skarsgaard, Disconnect

True Blood's Alexander Skarsgaard is no stranger to nudity, but here he shows off his abs on the big screen.

Source: LD Entertainment [25]

Justin Chon, 21 and Over

Justin Chon gets out of hand and bares all for his 21st birthday.

Source: Relativity Media [26]

D.J. Cotrona, G.I. Joe: Retaliation

If that's what retaliation looks like, bring it on.

Jim Carrey, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

And for magician Jim Carrey [27]'s final trick? Miraculous abs.

Ryan Gosling, The Place Beyond the Pines

Ryan Gosling [28] goes shirtless [29] to show off his tats and counts some stolen money.

Josh Duhamel, Safe Haven

Josh Duhamel [30] shows us what most single dads really look like.

Source: Relativity Media [31]

Robert Pattinson, Cosmopolis

Eric Packer (Robert Pattinson [32]) does everything in his limo, including sex and postsex gunplay. As one does.

Source: Alfama Films [33]

Kevin James, Here Comes the Boom

Kevin James toned up and stripped down to play a teacher-turned-MMA fighter.

Michael Ealy, Think Like a Man

Dominic (Michael Ealy) has beautiful shoulders to rival his gorgeous baby blues.

Source: Screen Gems [34]

Joe Manganiello, What to Expect When You're Expecting

There's a reason Davis (Joe Manganiello) is the local hero: he's shirtless [35] perfection.

Ewan McGregor, The Impossible

What's really impossible is the inability to look away from how excellent Ewan McGregor [36] looks here.

Jim Sturgess, Cloud Atlas

Jim Sturgess may look slightly different here, but we're still crushing on him as a futuristic hero.

Matthias Schoenaerts, Rust and Bone

Stéphanie (Marion Cotillard) gets a grip on Alain's (Matthias Schoenaerts) substantial upper body.

Suraj Sharma, Life of Pi

Being stuck on a boat, Pi (Suraj Sharma) pretty much rocks the shirtless [37] look round the clock.

Gerard Butler and Jonny Weston, Chasing Mavericks

Frosty (Gerard Butler [38]) is a great mentor. First lesson: teach Jay (Jonny Weston) how to rock the naked-on-top, wetsuit-on-bottom look.

Armie Hammer, Mirror Mirror

Armie Hammer gets even more charming with his shirt off.

Source: Relativity Media [39]

Tom Hardy, The Dark Knight Rises

Bane (Tom Hardy) is such a great big hulk of a man that it's pretty impossible to find any shirts that fit. So he just doesn't wear them.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Taylor Kitsch, Savages

Ben (Taylor-Johnson) makes up for his ridiculous hairstyle by showing off a bangin' bod.

Andy Samberg, That's My Boy

Todd (Andy Samberg [40]) has some ink to show off too, and it's quite memorable (New Kids on the Block!).

Rhys Ifans, The Amazing Spider-Man

The Lizard (Rhys Ifans) has a situation, but it's not super hot.

Brad Pitt, Thelma & Louise

Thelma & Louise was one of Brad Pitt [41]'s first roles, and widely credited for being his breakout turn in Hollywood. We wonder why . . .

Photo courtesy of MGM [42]

Hayden Christensen, Life as a House

Yet another reason to be jealous of Jena Malone and her onscreen love interests.

Stephen Dorff, Immortals

Stephen Dorff proves that he's still sexy and that he's a swordsman.

Photo courtesy of Relativity [43]

Antonio Banderas, The Skin I Live In

Antonio Banderas [44]: sexy at any age.

Eric Bana, Hulk

Eric Bana [45] looks great as Bruce Banner in 2003's Hulk; just don't make him angry.

Matthew McConaughey, Surfer, Dude

Surfer, Dude may not be Matthew McConaughey [46]'s best role, but I can't say there's nothing redeeming about the movie.

Chris Pine, Blind Dating

Shower scenes really don't ever get old.

Photo courtesy of Samuel Goldwyn Films [47]

Brad Pitt, Fight Club

There are a few notable movies that Brad Pitt [48] is shirtless [49] in, but none of them comes close to touching his chiseled Tyler Durden in Fight Club. I'd say something else about his performance, but I look at this photo and my brain goes mushy.

Jim Carrey, Me, Myself, & Irene

Jim Carrey [50]'s Charlie (and his other personality, Hank) sleeps beside a mug shot of his lady love Irene (Renée Zellweger [51]).

Christian Bale, Equilibrium

Years before he was Bruce Wayne, Christian Bale [52] already had Batman's buff bod.

Photo courtesy of Miramax [53]

Will Smith, Ali

Will Smith [54] reportedly gained 35 pounds of muscle to play boxing champ Muhammad Ali. We applaud his commitment to historical accuracy.

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Beach

DiCaprio's body of work has gained him respect in recent years, but the setting of The Beach showed off his tanned and toned body.

Jason Biggs, American Pie 2

Jason Biggs's Jim Levenstein may feel nervous around foreign exchange student Nadia, but considering his physique, we're not exactly sure why.

Rob Lowe and Thomas Jane, I Melt With You

What we have here is a two-for-one shirtless [55] special, my friends.

Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures [56]

Joe Manganiello, Magic Mike

Whether you prefer your Manganiello as a fireman or a werewolf, there's plenty of eye candy to go around.

Johnny Depp, The Rum Diary

Paul Kemp (Johnny Depp [57]) tends to go on drinking binges while on assignment in Puerto Rico, leading to mornings of waking up and being confused about where his clothes are.

Photo courtesy of Film District [58]

Ryan Reynolds, Blade: Trinity

Sure, vampires can be sexy, but you know what's even hotter? A vampire hunter. More specifically, a vampire hunter with an eight-pack.

Adam Rodriguez, Magic Mike

Mike (Channing Tatum [59]) may be the star of the show, but any opportunity to get on stage is a win.

Ryan Phillippe, Cruel Intentions

Not even virginal Reese Witherspoon [60]'s Annette or stepsister Kathryn (Sarah Michelle Gellar [61]) could resist Sebastian's charms. Maybe because he's got moves that include getting half-naked in the indoor pool.

Channing Tatum, Magic Mike

Channing Tatum [62] takes center stage in this movie, and for good reason: the only thing sexier than those abs are his stellar dance moves.

Alex Pettyfer, Beastly

It's a good thing Kyle (Alex Pettyer) gets his bod back after he transforms into a beast, because a six-pack like that is a terrible thing to waste.

Photo courtesy of CBS Films [63]

Justin Timberlake, Friends With Benefits

Not only does Dylan (Justin Timberlake [64]) woo Jamie with his cute rapping, but also, he does it with his robe casually draped around his elbows.

Diego Luna, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights

Everyone knows the best dance instructors are shirtless [65] dance instructors.

Patrick Swayze, Dirty Dancing

The late Patrick Swayze is best known for his role as Johnny Castle in Dirty Dancing (one of my favorite screen moments [66]). He gained heartthrob status for his sexy dance moves, which allowed him to showcase his bare chest frequently.

Matt Bomer, Magic Mike

Matt Bomer: a man who looks good in (half of) a uniform.

Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton, Warrior

Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton play brothers who square off in the ring, but we'll call it a draw in the shirtless [67] category.

Hugh Grant, Two Weeks Notice

Hugh Grant [68]'s billionaire playboy calls on his assistant (Sandra Bullock [69]) to help him figure out what to wear before events. She's not too keen on this, but we wouldn't have a problem with it.

Zac Efron, The Lucky One

Cheesy tattoo or not, that's one sexy back.

Robert Pattinson, Breaking Dawn Part 1

Our favorite part about this Twilight movie? The fact that Edward (Robert Pattinson [70]) finally feels comfortable with his top off.

Chace Crawford and Taylor Kitsch, The Covenant

Swim teams: not just on display at the Olympics.

Photo courtesy of Screen Gems [71]

Henry Cavill, Immortals

With a bod like that, it's no wonder Henry Cavill landed the coveted role of Superman.

Photo courtesy of Relativity [72]

Adam Scott, Friends With Kids

Adam Scott is adorable no matter what character he plays, so it's easy to see why his BFF would want to be his baby mama.

Christian Bale, American Psycho

Christian Bale [73] got into serious shape for his role as Patrick Bateman, and those abs are almost enough to make you forget about the gory parts — almost.

Jesse Bradford, Swimfan

Madison (Erika Christensen) goes bonkers for Ben (Jesse Bradford), most likely because those muscles turned her mind to mush.

James Franco, Annapolis

James Franco [74] plays a naval officer in training in Annapolis, and here he's competing in the ring. We're definitely in his corner.

Chris Zylka, Shark Night 3D

It's all fun and shirtless [75] games for Nick (Chris Zylka) — until the shark shows up.

Photo courtesy of Relativity Media [76]

Ryan Reynolds, The Amityville Horror

I'm choosing to ignore the fact that Reynolds plays a potential psychopath in this movie and am instead focusing on his hot bod.

Photo courtesy of MGM [77]

Cam Gigandet, Burlesque

Christina Aguilera [78] may be the burlesque dancer in this flick, but it's Cam we want to see dance.

Photo courtesy of Screen Gems [79]

Ryan Guzman, Step Up Revolution

This guy has that body and dance skills? Where do I sign?

Paul Newman, Cool Hand Luke

Fifties screen god Paul Newman (and my favorite vintage crush) doffed his shirt a few times for his roles. His bare chest is the only thing that could distract your from those famous baby blues.

Gerard Butler, 300

Whoever thought to sell 300 [80] as a man's man action flick missed out on a major marketing opportunity with a female audience. Gerard Butler [81]'s chiseled chest should have had a special thanks in the credits.

The Wolf Pack, Eclipse

Taylor Lautner [82]'s abs may have been the star of New Moon [83], but his fellow werewolves get some ample screen time in Eclipse [84]. No wonder they make all the ladies howl (sorry, I couldn't help myself).

Ryan Gosling, Crazy, Stupid, Love

Hannah (Emma Stone [85]) echoes the sentiments of every woman in the world when she sees Jacob (Ryan Gosling [86]) with his shirt off for the first time. And I quote: "Seriously? It's like you're photoshopped!"

Ryan Reynolds, The Proposal

Any shirtless [87] Ryan Reynolds [88] moment is memorable, but I particularly love his topless scenes in The Proposal [89]. Of course, things get even hotter when Ryan drops his towel later on in the movie.

Tom Cruise, Rock of Ages

He may have been 49 when he shot Rock of Ages, but Tom Cruise [90] proves that his abs have stood the tests of time.

Josh Hartnett, Lucky Number Slevin

With a bare-chested Josh Hartnett [91] mere inches away, Lucy Liu [92] doesn't seem to be paying too much attention to that phone call.

Michael Fassbender, 300

The cinematography in 300 did Michael Fassbender's taut tummy nothing but favors.

Matt Damon, School Ties

Ah, the boys' locker room: the mecca of shirtless [93] guys.

Jim Sturgess, One Day

Dexter (Jim Sturgess) is a bit arrogant, but with a body like that, I'd be cocky too.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Hesher

Hesher (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) loves fire almost as much as he hates wearing shirts.

Photo courtesy of Kimmel International [94]

Jesse Metcalfe, John Tucker Must Die

There's a reason all the ladies can't resist John Tucker — and you're looking at it.

Alex Pettyfer, Magic Mike

Adam (Alex Pettyfer) may be new to strip clubs, but that chest makes him a perfect addition to the all-male revue.

Mark Wahlberg, Date Night

Though Marky Mark keeps his pants on nowadays, we're glad he's still amenable to many shirtless [95] scenes.

Ben Affleck, Gigli

Bennifer got plenty of negative responses from their 2003 bomb, Gigli, but not enough praise for Affleck's physique.

Andrew Garfield, The Amazing Spider-Man

Of course Andrew Garfield looks hot in the Spidey suit, but he may look even better out of it. Gwen (Emma Stone [96]) seems to agree.

Russell Brand, Arthur

Arthur (Russell Brand [97]) gets some of his best spying done in his bubble bath, which lets us spy his sightly upper half.

Ken Jeong, The Hangover Part II

Mr. Chow (Ken Jeong) isn't exactly of the same stature as his sexiest man alive costar Bradley Cooper [98], but that doesn't stop him from showing his chest (and a lot more) after a raucous night in Bangkok.

Taylor Kitsch, Savages

Whether Taylor Kitsch is sporting a buzzcut or long locks, one thing stays the same: that six-pack.

Woody Harrelson and Pierce Brosnan, After the Sunset

Because two shirtless [99] guys are better than one, am I right?

Chris Evans, Captain America: The First Avenger

Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) goes from scrawny to sexy with the help of a magic machine. Super, indeed.

Liam Hemsworth, The Last Song

Now we know why it was easy for Miley Cyrus [100] to fall in love with Liam Hemsworth on the set of his first big movie.

Matthew McConaughey and Bradley Cooper, Failure to Launch

Matthew McConaughey [101] does a service to the community by not only being shirtless [102] most of his life, but also encouraging his sexy friends to go bare as well.

Justin Theroux, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle

Jennifer Aniston [103] is a lucky gal, and now we all know why.

Matthew McConaughey, Fool's Gold

Fool's Gold [104] may not be a good movie by any stretch of the imagination, but Matthew McConaughey [105]'s wardrobe — a pair of trunks and a smile — stays with you.

Robert Pattinson, Bel Ami

Robert Pattinson [106] may be leaving the Twilight franchise behind him, but at least we can rest assured that we'll still be seeing, er, more of him.

Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures [107]

Adrien Brody, Predators

If you sat through the sci-fi horror flick Predators [108], then you were treated to quite the reward: Adrien Brody [109] goes into hero mode and loses his shirt in the process. If you doubted his prowess as an action star, then may I direct you to the washboard on your left?

Michael Fassbender, Shame

You probably don't want to know what Michael Fassbender's character is looking at on his computer, so just enjoy the glory of his upper body.

Kellan Lutz, Immortals

With a bod like that, it's no wonder Poseidon (Kellan Lutz [110]) can live forever.

Photo courtesy of Relativity [111]

Vince Vaughn, Starsky & Hutch

We almost wish Vince Vaughn [112] had some Burt Reynolds-style '70s chest hair to go along with his villain role in Starsky & Hutch.

Tobey Maguire, Spider-Man

I never gave Tobey Maguire [113] a second look until I saw Spider-Man back in the day. He starts off as gangly Peter Parker, but who could forget the scene where he checks out his hot new bod for the first time?

Taylor Kitsch, John Carter

If these are the outfits that everyone is wearing in outer space, then let me know when the next launch is.

Bruce Willis, Striking Distance

Bruce Willis [114] contemplates pouring himself some more scotch — and whether or not to shave his chest.

Matthew Davis, Blue Crush

With a body like that, Matthew Davis's football-player character could have easily been a jerk, but instead he was a total sweetie. Swoon.

Channing Tatum, The Vow

Paige (Rachel McAdams [115]) can't remember husband Leo (Channing Tatum [116]) after a horrific accident, but it can't be that hard to get used to waking up on that chest.

Brendan Fraser, School Ties

Bet you didn't think there was a way for Brendan Fraser to steal the spotlight from Matt Damon [117], but here it is.

Ben Foster, X-Men: The Last Stand

Bare chest not enough for you? How about some giant wings to complement that look?

Jason Momoa, Conan the Barbarian

Years of Baywatch training definitely helped Jason Momoa prepare for this ab-tastic moment.

Jake Gyllenhaal, Jarhead

Nothing goes better with a tanned, toned chest than a dirty Santa hat. Happy holidays, everyone.

Mark Wahlberg, The Fighter

Mark's the one who's shirtless [118] here. Not you, not you, and not you!

James McAvoy, Wanted

It's not easy for a guy to hold his own opposite Angelina Jolie [119], but McAvoy rises to the occasion.

Colin Egglesfield, Something Borrowed

Dex (Colin Egglesfield) may not be the most stand-up guy, but with those abs, it's easy to see why two best friends fawned all over him.

Jake Gyllenhaal, Prince of Persia

Prince of Persia [120] didn't kill at the box office, but Jake Gyllenhaal [121] definitely turned heads with his supertoned bod. Who needs a six-pack when you can have eight?

Cam Gigandet, Trespass

Though getting kidnapped is never fun, having a shirtless [122] abductor like Cam Gigandet [123] eases the pain a bit.

Jamie Bell, The Eagle

Esca (Jamie Bell) may be a slave to the Roman soldiers, but his duties clearly get him in fantastic, sword-wielding shape.

Rodrigo Santoro, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle

You may not remember Rodrigo's brief appearance in the Charlie's Angels sequel, but that's why we're here: to remind you to go back and take a second look.

Jason Segel, Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Jason Segel [124] actually goes full frontal in this comedy, but we didn't want to go all NSFW on you.

Chris Hemsworth, Thor

Jane (Natalie Portman [125]) and Darcy (Kat Dennings) are lovestruck when Thor (Chris Hemsworth) crashes down to Earth, and this picture essentially explains why.

Taye Diggs, How Stella Got Her Groove Back

Taye Diggs [126] shot to notoriety — and instant hottie status — when he starred as Angela Bassett's seductive younger lover in How Stella Got Her Groove Back. Though Diggs has proved himself a capable actor, his body gets the credit for making this movie memorable.

Chris Evans, Fantastic Four

Sure, Captain America is cool and all, but can he do this?

Orlando Bloom, Kingdom of Heaven

You can't deny that Orlando Bloom [127] is easy on the eyes.

Heath Ledger, A Knight's Tale

Ah, Heath Ledger [128], a valiant knight in (and out of) shining armor.

Penn Badgley, Easy A

Yeah, I'd be making that weird come-hither pose Emma Stone [129] is making if I were hanging out with shirtless [130] Penn too.

Photo courtesy of Screen Gems [131]

Alexander Skarsgard, Straw Dogs

OK, I know Alexander Skarsgard [132] is totally evil in this movie, but let's just forget that for one second so we can take in this shot of his dangerously low-slung pants, shall we?

Alex O'Loughlin, The Back-Up Plan

Alex O'Loughlin's pecs get plenty of screen time on Hawaii Five-0, but they also entranced Jennifer Lopez [133] in this 2010 rom-com.

James Franco, Tristan + Isolde

Why would anyone want to harm abs so carved to perfection?

Jake Gyllenhaal, Love and Other Drugs

Jake Gyllenhaal [134] and Anne Hathaway [135] spend a lot of this movie sans clothing. It may have been a little gratuitous, but really, who are we to tell Jake Gyllenhaal to put a shirt back on?

Ryan Reynolds, The Nines

Ryan Reynolds [136] may play a mentally troubled actor in The Nines, but the only thing that looks sick here is his muscle tone.

Jude Law, The Talented Mr. Ripley

Matt Damon [137]'s Mr. Ripley may have the talent, but Jude Law [138]'s Mr. Greenleaf has the bod.

Timothy Olyphant, Go

Sure, he's a dangerous drug dealer, but he's so disarming with that Santa hat on.

Brad Pitt, Troy

Brad Pitt [139] got in warrior-like shape for his role in Troy. The extra gym time looks good on him.

Robert Downey Jr., Sherlock Holmes

A little blood isn't going to get in the way of our enjoyment of this hot pic of RDJ.

Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear, Stuck on You

It's hard to tell from the picture, but those who have seen Stuck on You know Matt Damon [140] and Greg Kinnear's characters are joined together by their muscular midsections.

Freddie Prinze Jr., Summer Catch

There's a lawn-mowing joke to be made here, but instead let's just revel in the young Prinze's pecs.

Ashton Kutcher, Killers

Ashton Kutcher [141] romances Katherine Heigl [142] in Killers, but it doesn't take much for us to fall under his charms.

Josh Hartnett, The Virgin Suicides

Though the movie is pretty morbid, it's also darkly sexy, thanks in large part to high school heartbreaker Trip Fontaine.

Hugh Jackman, X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Forget the adamantium claws. The truly otherworldy parts of Wolverine's body are Hugh Jackman [143]'s arms and abs.

Channing Tatum, Dear John

In this Nicholas Sparks movie adaptation, Tatum hits the beach when he's not serving his country.

Ian Somerhalder, The Rules of Attraction

Before Somerhalder was smoldering up a storm on The Vampire Diaries, he stripped down to his skivvies (and even danced in them [144]) in this 2002 flick.

Ashton Kutcher, Spread

Props to Ashton Kutcher [145] for still managing to look somewhat sexy while puffing on a cigarette and sucking down an iced mocha frappe.

Photo courtesy of Voltage Pictures [146]

Dominic Cooper, Mamma Mia

The Jet Ski scene in Mamma Mia is not so memorable, but what is timeless is Dominic Cooper's sculpted bod.

Channing Tatum, The Eagle

Tatum straps on the armor for this bleak 2011 drama set in the battlefield, and even if the movie is slow, there's plenty of shirtless [147] soldier shots.

Chris Evans, Not Another Teen Movie

Who ever said that whipped cream bikinis were just for girls?

George Clooney, Solaris

Solaris may not be Clooney's most memorable film, but shirtless [148] scenes live forever.

Scott Caan, Into the Blue

Scott Caan's body is so slammin' that we almost forgive him for those unfortunate hippie-print swim trunks.

Taylor Lautner, New Moon

Taylor Lautner [149] had to seriously beef up to retain the role of Jacob, and we all get to enjoy the fruits of his labor in New Moon [150].

Owen Wilson, The Big Bounce

You know what happens when guys drink too much rum: their clothes mysteriously disappear.

Penn Badgley, The Stepfather

Penn's character has to square off with an evil stepfather, so it's a good thing he's been working out.

Photo courtesy of Screen Gems [151]

Bradley Cooper, The A-Team

There was a surefire way to get a female audience for The A-Team [152]: Bradley Cooper [153]'s pecs. When Cooper wasn't playing hostage in nothing but a bathrobe, he was lying around topless (hey, a guy's gotta work on his tan). Try as she might, Jessica Biel [154] couldn't resist him, but who can blame her?

Timothy Olyphant, Elektra Luxx

Timothy Olyphant always knows how to bring the eye candy.

Photo courtesy of Samuel Goldwyn Films [155]

Tom Cruise, Eyes Wide Shut

You need not keep your Eyes Wide Shut at this slide.

Harrison Ford, What Lies Beneath

Oh, to be Michelle Pfeiffer [156] in this moment.

Tom Cruise, Knight and Day

In Knight and Day [157], Tom Cruise [158] shows off a toned bod that makes me long for the Cocktail days.

Adrien Brody, The Darjeeling Limited

Adrien Brody [159], Owen Wilson [160], and Jason Schwartzman [161] are brothers in Wes Anderson's The Darjeeling Limited. As much as we love the latter, Brody is the only shirtless [162] one here, so he's momentarily our favorite.

Matthew McConaughey, Magic Mike

Matthew McConaughey [163] practically invented the art of shirtlessness, so it's no surprise that he steals the show as a male stripper.

Matt Damon, Good Will Hunting

Oh, hello, young Matt Damon [164]. As Will Hunting, Damon wowed audiences with his brain . . . but let's be honest: we were checking out his brawn, too.

Photo courtesy of Miramax [165]

Colin Farrell and Matt Davis, Tigerland

Dog tags: the perfect accessory to a bare chest.

Channing Tatum, She's the Man

No wonder Amanda Bynes [166] falls for her roommate at school; we'd have trouble keeping our cool with this guy around too.

Daniel Craig, Casino Royale

Fans of 007 often look to Bond girls for hotness, but Daniel Craig [167] steals the show in Casino Royale. His ocean dip is the male answer to Ursula Andress's famous water scene in Dr. No.

Will Smith, I Am Legend

It's a shame Will Smith [168]'s Robert Neville is one of the last survivors on Earth, because that body should be seen by as many people as possible.

Ben Affleck, Going All the Way

With a bod like that, who wouldn't want to go all the way with Ben?

Photo courtesy of Lakeshore Entertainment [169]

Jamie Dornan, Fifty Shades of Grey

Jamie Dornan got our hearts racing at the beginning of the year when he bared (almost all) as Christian Grey.

Jamie Dornan, Fifty Shades of Grey

If only he didn't need those weird jeans.

Jamie Dornan, Fifty Shades of Grey

The sexy shirtless [170] bed shot is our favorite.

Scott Eastwood, The Longest Ride

Scott Eastwood became our new movie crush when he played a rodeo champ who frequently went shirtless [171].

Scott Eastwood, The Longest Ride

That's lucky, lucky Britt Robertson, who got to make out with a very shirtless [172] Eastwood.

Theo James, Insurgent

Theo James and Shailene Woodley both got topless for a steamy makeout session in this YA sequel.

Ryan Reynolds, Self/Less

Ryan Reynolds [173] plays a man who's essentially a vessel for a dying older man to inhabit. Because of course — look at that body!

Jake Gyllenhaal, Southpaw

Jake Gyllenhaal [174] bulked up for the role of a boxing champ.

Jake Gyllenhaal, Southpaw

"Wow" is all we have to say.

Joaquin Phoenix, Irrational Man

Joaquin Phoenix [175] still has what it takes to seduce Emma Stone [176].

Eddie Redmayne, Jupiter Ascending

This movie may not have been Oscar worthy, but Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne did get to show off his other (shirtless [177]) talents.

Ludacris, Furious 7

Ludacris gives us a sexy poolside pose.

Jai Courtney, Terminator Genisys

Jai Courtney showed us futuristic sexy.

Bill Hader, Trainwreck

For some strange reason, Amy (Amy Schumer) is not that comfortable in the arms of Aaron (Bill Hader) at first.

Channing Tatum and co., Magic Mike XXL

Channing Tatum [178] and the boys made a triumphant return to the big screen — and the stage.

Matt Bomer, Magic Mike XXL

Om-my-god, Matt Bomer.

Magic Mike XXL

The beach boys.

Matt Bomer, Magic Mike XXL

I know. You wish you were this football.

Channing Tatum, Magic Mike XXL

Oh, to be on the receiving end of this lap dance.

Stephen "tWitch" Boss, Magic Mike XXL

Stephen "tWitch" Boss got in on the action this year.

Stephen "tWitch" Boss, Magic Mike XXL

Oh, and he brought a lot to the table.

Adam Rodriguez, Magic Mike XXL

Tito (Adam Rodriguez) has hair as impressive as his abs.

Joe Manganiello, Magic Mike XXL

May I remind you: this was our first glorious look at Joe Manganiello in this movie.

Adam Rodriguez, Magic Mike XXL

Feel it, Tito.

Joe Manganiello, Magic Mike XXL

Work it, BDR, work it.

Channing Tatum, Magic Mike XXL

There's our man.

Stephen "tWitch" Boss, Magic Mike XXL

Goosebumps. Still.

Channing Tatum, Magic Mike XXL

He's not smiling, but we are.

Magic Mike XXL


Joe Manganiello, Magic Mike XXL

Best moment ever.

Magic Mike XXL


Tyson Beckford, Chocolate City

Let's not forget about 2015's other big stripping movie — and yes, that is Tyson Beckford.

Robert Ri'chard, Chocolate City

Robert Ri'chard works on his bod.

Robert Ri'chard, Chocolate City

He's basically the new Dallas [179].

Robert Ri'chard, Chocolate City

I like where this is going.

Robert Ri'chard, Chocolate City

Oh yes, I like it very much.

Bolo the Entertainer, Chocolate City

Why are you doing this to us, Bolo the Entertainer?

Robert Ri'chard, Chocolate City

Yes to this.

Tyson Beckford, Chocolate City

Somewhere, a fire needs to be put out. Tyson Beckford is here for that fire.

Robert Ri'chard, Chocolate City

The grand finale.

Channing Tatum, Battle in Seattle

Channing Tatum, Fighting

Channing Tatum, Dear John

Channing Tatum, Dear John

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