Sick of having a smooth and disgustingly hairless chest? While there are medical options available to you, watching certain types of movies, many of them featuring the talents of such hirsute gentlemen as Charles Bronson, Lee Marvin, Richard Boone, and others. One such classic, The Guns of Navarone, will be released on Blu-ray on 10/18. If you can’t wait until then, watch any of these movies and your chest will be covered in a thick Austin Powers-like pelt in no time.

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The Great Escape

One of the best WWII action movies ever made, The Great Escape follows a group of Allied POWs in a German prison camp, doing their damndest to, well, escape. The harrowingly claustrophobic tunnel scenes alone will make you sprout a tuft or two. And the famous motorcycle chase? Forget about it!

Von Ryan's Express

The best movies to put hair on your chest are obviously those about World War II. After all, "The Greatest Generation" is called that due to the unprecedented and since unmatched level of chest hair among them. Here's another WWII gem, this one starring none other than Frank Sinatra. It's not quite at the level of The Great Escape but it'll definitely have your chest blanketed in a thick coat of fur sooner rather than later.

The Dirty Dozen

Here's a movie that is basically graduate-level chest hair production material. Take a look at this cast: Lee Marvin. Charles Bronson. Telly Savalas. Robert Ryan. Jim Brown. Ernest Borgnine. Just reading these names should cause your chest to feel a bit warmer. When you factor in the plot about a ragtag bunch of prisoners flambeing a bunch of Nazi party-goers, it's practically a chest hair factory.

The Way of the Dragon

Even though Bruce Lee's chest is visibly hair-free, his movies contain enough ass-kicking action to make almost anybody look like Sasquatch soon enough. And this is the one of the most ass-kicking Bruce Lee movie of them all - not only does it have Bruce Lee's iconic kicks and punches, but a particularly hairy performance from none other than Chuck Norris. In fact, this movie contains one of the most convincing arguments against chest hair, as Bruce Lee yanks a handful of Chuck Norris' chest hair out by the roots. Ouuuchhh. Maybe this chest hair thing isn't such a good idea after all, especially if you're interested in shirtless hand-to-hand combat.


I'd be remiss if I didn't include at least one James Bond film among classic movies that will put hair on your chest. Generally considered the best Bond, Goldfinger has it all: Cool gadgets, sexy girls, an evil supervillain, and plenty of lethal Bond action. Next stop: Chest Hair Town, Population: You.

Big Jake

This list would also be incomplete without any John Wayne westerns, and here's one with a few factors combined for maximum  chest-hairitude. You got John Wayne in classic grizzled form, a villainous Richard Boone, and an unusually large amount of bloody violence for a Duke movie. This is John Wayne in Sam Peckinpah mode, kicking ass and taking names. That itching sensation? It's your chest sprouting hair like a son of a bitch!

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Here's another western your chest will thank for, this one from the nation of Italy. Any number of blistering spaghetti westerns directed by guys named "Sergio" (Leone, Corbucci, etc) will do, but this is one of the most famous, and also one of the most macho. That bastion of chest hair himself, Clint Eastwood, is the "good" of the title, while Lee Van Cleef and Eli Wallach take up the other two slots. If this doesn't hair up your chest, consult a medical professional immediately.

The Bridge on the River Kwai

Even though William Holden had to shave his chest in order to appease the censors (!!!), this movie's chest hair producing power cannot be denied. It's the story of a soldier in WWII who escapes from a POW camp run by a half-mad Japanese colonel, and it's packed with tension, practically from beginning to end.


One of the types of movies that works best at stimulating long-dead chest follicles is the car chase movie. And Bullitt starring Steve McQueen is one of the definitive car chase movies, featuring a chase between McQueen and two sunglassed hired killers. It inspired a plethora of chases in movies from the late 60s to today, but stick with the original for pure, undiluted machismo.