Move Over, Katniss: 10 Sexy Movie Archers We Loved Before The Hunger Games

  • Jessica Biel in Blade Trinity doing Archery

  • Natalie Portman In Your Highness Doing Archery

  • Keira Knightley as Guinevere in King Arthur doing Archery

  • Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye in The Avengers doing Archery

  • Orlando Bloom as Legolas in The Lord Of The Rings

  • Kevin Costner as Robin Hood in Robin Hood: Prince Of Theives

  • Gwyneth Paltrow as Emma in Emma

  • Sailor Mars in Sailor Moon Doing Archery

  • Cary Elwes In Robin Hood Men In Tights Doing Archery

  • Theseus In The Immortals played by Henry Cavill Doing Archery

It’s Hunger Games season! And with posters of Jennifer Lawrence, game-face on, staring you down, pointing her bow and arrow at you in a flourish of flames everywhere you turn, it’s hard not to succumb to the delicate mix of sexiness and feminist bravado the image evokes. It’s true that J-Law looks good doing just about anything — I challenge you to put her in a burlap sack and have her recite the dictionary and it NOT be completely endearing and compelling — but as Katniss Everdeen there’s a real magic in her archery.

I guess then it would be easy to forget that the movies have given us some super sexy archer-types over the years — so transfixing is Katniss’ archer stance. But before Katniss there were some pretty sexy cinematic archers, all of whom also managed to melt with the perfect flexed-bow-to-face-stance. Here are our Top 10 sexiest archers from film, Katniss aside…