Movies with the Hottest Casts

The Outsiders (1983)
The Outsiders (1983)
Heartthrobs: Rob Lowe, Tom Cruise, Matt Dillon, Patrick Swayze, Emilio Estevez, C. Thomas Howell, Ralph Macchio, Leif Garrett. This movie is a who's who of the hottest men in Hollywood that stands up to today. Based on S.E. Hinton's novel about rival gangs it's mostly memorable for the cast. It's hard to imagine a young Tom Cruise and Rob Lowe would still be heartthrobs to this day. 1980's teen icons Howell, Macchio, and Swayze prove why they were popular. 1970's pop icon Leif Garrett even makes an appearance in a rival gang.
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Top Gun (1986)
Top Gun (1986)
Heartthrobs: Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer, Rick Rossovich, Tim Robbins, John Stockwell. This movie made Cruise a major A-lister. Not only could he headline a movie but he could bring a huge audience. It helps that he's joined by Kilmer. Who can forget the infamous volleyball scene with muscleman Rossovich. It even includes an early appearance by Tim Robbins. The inner workings of military flight training never seemed any hotter.
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Young Guns (1988)
Young Guns (1988)
Heartthrobs: Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Charlie Sheen, Dermot Mulroney. It’s hard to imagine there was a time when the Estevez brothers, or the Sheen brothers depending on who you ask, were hot. But this movie about young outlaws in the Wild West is proof. They are joined by “La Bamba” star Phillips and “24” star Sutherland were breaking hearts and box office numbers.
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School Ties (1992)
School Ties (1992)
Heartthrobs: Brendan Fraser, Matt Damon, Chris O’Donnell, Randall Batinkoff, Cole Hauser, Ben Affleck, Anthony Rapp. Before winning their Oscar, both Damon and Affleck stared in this period piece about prep school boys. Fraser plays a Jewish student who must hide his religion from his WASP-y classmates. There’s a memorable fight scene…in the shower between Damon and Fraser. Plus, there’s even an appearance by Mark (Rapp) from “Rent.”
Paramount via Everett Collection
Interview with the Vampire (1994)
Interview with the Vampire (1994)
Heartthrobs: Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Antonio Banderas, Christian Slater. The movie version of Anne Rice’s popular novel really brought the hotties. A vampire recounts his sordid history to an attractive young interviewer? Yes please! Slater had to replace River Phoenix but he’s equally as popular. A young Pitt really established himself as a heartthrob and kept Cruise in the limelight. Banderas also burst onto the American scene and had a thriving career.
Warner Bros. Pictures via Everett Collection
The Basketball Diaries (1995)
The Basketball Diaries (1995)
Heartthrobs: Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Wahlberg, Patrick McGaw, James Madio. The life story of a renowned heroin addict and author isn’t exactly the making of a 'Tiger Beat' article. And yet, the film stars DiCaprio, former underwear model and musician Wahlberg, and Madio that Italian kid from 'Hook.' DiCaprio and Wahlberg definitely proved their acting abilities and star potential.
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White Squall (1996)
White Squall (1996)
Heartthrobs: Scott Wolf, Jeremy Sisto, Ryan Phillippe, David Lascher, Balthazar Getty, Ethan Embry, Jason Marsden. This is one of those films that gratuitously casts a ton of heartthrobs. Ridley Scott directed this film about a school sailing trip that is interrupted by…you guessed it…a white squall. It features heartthrobs of film like Phillippe and Sisto, and television stars like Embry, Marsden, and Lascher.
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Suicide Kings (1997)
Suicide Kings (1997)
Heartthrobs: Jeremy Sisto, Johnny Galecki, Henry Thomas, Sean Patrick Flannery, Jay Mohr. This film is a bit more of a sleeper hot guy wise. A bunch ballsy guys hatch a plot to kidnap a mob boss. Most of the guys would get major buzz later in their career. Sisto became a huge star on 'Six Feet Under,' Galecki on 'Big Bang Theory' and Mohr would star in 'Go' and 'Action.' Flannery was almost a heartthrob after 'Powder,' 'Girl,' and is best known for 'The Boondock Saints.'
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The Big Hit (1998)
The Big Hit (1998)
Heartthrobs: Mark Wahlberg, Antonio Sabato Jr., Bokeem Woodbine, Lou Diamond Phillips. This forgettable action comedy finds Wahlberg playing an assassin and a total pushover who can’t please either of his demanding girlfriends. Woodbine, Phillips, and Calvin Klein model Sabatao Jr. play his co-workers. There’s also a very, very memorable locker room scene.
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Velvet Goldmine (1998)
Velvet Goldmine (1998)
Heartthrobs: Ewan McGregor, Christian Bale, Jonathan Rhys Meyers. This is a bit of a departure from what you’d expect from a heartthrob film. This fictional look at the glam rock era features a lot of gender bending and fluid sexuality. McGregor and Meyers play punk rock stars who enter into a secret relationship. Bale plays a journalist obsessed with enigmatic Meyers. These three actors went on to become major sex symbols. This film also features a stop on McGregor’s Full Frontal tour of cinema.
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Fight Club (1999)
Fight Club (1999)
Heartthrobs: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Jared Leto. This edgy pop culture commentary, based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk. It features guys who start fighting shirtless in a basement to feel alive. Do with that what you will? It features Oscar winners Pitt and Leto and Norton…who played the Hulk. There’s also an honorable mention for MeatLoaf who at one time was a sex symbol.
20th Century Fox Film via Everett Collection
Ocean's 11 (2001)
Ocean's 11 (2001)
Heartthrobs: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Don Cheadle, Andy Garcia. This heist movie features almost every hot actor of the moment. Pitt, Clooney, and Damon are have a major draw and a high heartbreaker potential. Affleck, Caan, and Cheadle all have followings of their own. Plus, Garcia was one of the hottest actors of the 1990s. They made their own Rat Pack because the film launched two sequels.
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Jarhead (2005)
Jarhead (2005)
Heartthrobs: Jake Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, Jamie Foxx, Lucas Black, Brian Geraghty, Laz Alonso. This film featured Gyllenhaal’s evolution from Hollywood pretty boy to an edgier actor. He took a grittier, and sexually forthcoming approach to playing a young military recruit. His fellow soldiers include a couple of major hot guys including Foxx as the superior officer.
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What's Your Number? (2011)
What's Your Number? (2011)
Heartthrobs: Chris Evans, Joel McHale, Chris Pratt, David Annable, Andy Sandberg, Zachary Quinto, Martin Freeman, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Mike Vogel. This romantic comedy finds Anna Faris questioning her number of sexual partners. However, her exes feature some of the sexiest men in comedy including real-life husband Pratt, McHale, and Sandberg. It also helps that Evans is majorly cut up. Annable of 'Brothers and Sisters' and 'Sherlock' star Freeman up the hot quotient.
20th Century Fox Film via Everett Collection
Magic Mike (2012)
Magic Mike (2012)
Heartthrobs: Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer, Alex Pettyfer, Adam Rodriguez. This film made film history when it had some of Hollywood’s hottest actor drop trou in elaborately freaky dance numbers. However, sadly, the tone of the film was a bit of a downer. Tatum plans on producing a more fun, hopefully even stripp-ier sequel.
Warner Bros
That Awkward Moment (2014)
That Awkward Moment (2014)
Heartthrobs: Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller. This comedy brings these very sexy actors and a romantic comedy with a bit of a male-bent. These guys are becoming major players in Hollywood with their growing list of projects.
Focus Features via Everett Collection

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