These Sexy Hollywood Soldiers Will Make You Feel Thirsty (and Patriotic)

God bless America.

Pearl Harbor turns 15 today (May 25). The Michael Bay -directed project is one of the most iconic war movies ever made. It has everything: action, intrigue and–oh yeah!–sexy-as-hell soldiers. Peak Ben Affleck and Josh Hartnett star in Pearl Harbor, which further cemented everyone’s desire to have a soldier bae. They’re two of the sexiest Hollywood men in uniform ever.

But they’re not the only ones. Many A-listers have thrown on a green uniform in the name of ~*art*~, and our thirsts increased because of it. These 15 men are the hottest of the patriotic bunch. Grab a water bottle and the American flag before flipping through this gallery. You’ll need ’em.

  • 1 Tom Cruise, Top Gun (1986)
    Buena Vista Pictures
    I’m standing at attention.

  • 2 Zac Efron, The Lucky One (2012)
    Warner Bros.
    Show me the big guns.

  • 3 Matt Damon, Saving Private Ryan (1998)
    DreamWorks
    Can you give me a private show?

  • 4 Bradley Cooper, American Sniper (2014)
    Warner Bros.
    Aim straight for my libido.

  • 5 Michael Ealy, Miracle at St. Anna (2008)
    Walt Disney
    That’s a panty-melting look, Sergeant.

  • 6 Marlon Wayans, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)
    Paramount
    Rescue me.

  • 7 Mack Wilds, Red Tails (2012)
    20th Century Fox
    A wink that leaves me weak in the knees.

  • 8 Jake Gyllenhaal, Jarhead (2005)
    Universal Pictures
    Are you coming home for Christmas, though?

  • 9 Heath Ledger, The Patriot (2000)
    Columbia Pictures
    God bless America.

  • 10 Josh Duhamel, Transformers (2007)
    Paramount Pictures
    Manhandle me after you handle those robots, K?

  • 11 Ben Affleck, Pearl Harbor (2001)
    Buena Vista Pictures
    Do you need a towel? We certainly do.

  • 12 Channing Tatum, Dear John (2010)
    Relativity Media
    LET FREEDOM RING.

  • 13 Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker (2009)
    Summit Entertainment
    Thank God he has the right to bear those muscular arms.

  • 14 Jamie Foxx, Jarhead (2005)
    Universal Pictures
    That smolder just screams ’Merica. And pregnancy.

  • 15 Will Smith, Independence Day (1996)
    20th Century Fox
    We will certainly not go quietly into the night.