#9: MEG RYAN AS CPT. KAREN WALDEN IN COURAGE UNDER FIRE (1996)
While we enjoy Ryan’s topless work in In the Cut, we also love her in military garb. The reason: Prior to nip/tucks and injections, she was one of Hollywood’s most slept-on hotties (you can quote us on that), and her God-given cuteness contrasted well with the ruggedness of Army attire. It’s an exercise in positive subversion. You might think she’s harmless, but—BAM!—she’ll pull rank on you with the quickness. Sometimes it pays to be a lowly recruit following a fine woman's orders.