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Anyone who had eyes in the early '2000s will remember that Chad Michael Murray was the ultimate heartthrob, adorning the bedroom walls of teenagers across the world in a range of thirst-awakening posters.

Whether you have eyes or or not though, what you may not have realised is that Chad Michael Murray is still one of the hottest men alive. Like a fine wine or sex in retirement homes, Chad only improves with age, as anyone who follows him on Instagram will already know.

To celebrate Murray's continued existence, we're sharing 12 of the heartthrobs sexiest movie roles - so basically everything he's ever been in. Unfortunately, this means that his iconic turn as Lucas Scott in the TV show One Tree Hill didn't make the cut, so we couldn't include this beautiful moment.

One Tree Hill [Warner Bros. Television]
One Tree Hill [Warner Bros. Television]

Or this one.

One Tree Hill [Warner Bros. Television]
One Tree Hill [Warner Bros. Television]

Definitely couldn't squeeze this one in.

One Tree Hill [Warner Bros. Television]
One Tree Hill [Warner Bros. Television]

If only this one could have made an appearance.

One Tree Hill [Warner Bros. Television]
One Tree Hill [Warner Bros. Television]

Um, wait. What?

Ah yes. Without further ado, here's 10 of Chad Michael Murray's sexiest movie moments collected together for your viewing pleasure. If only we could have included some One Tree Hill in there.

1. That moment when Chad deliberately let one strand of hair loose to toy with your emotions.

Freaky Friday [Walt Disney Pictures]
Freaky Friday [Walt Disney Pictures]

2. That moment when Chad looked a bit sad so you immediately disowned your children and drove to Hollywood in the hopes of comforting him for the briefest of moments.

A Cinderella Story [Warner Bros. Pictures]
A Cinderella Story [Warner Bros. Pictures]

3. That moment when Chad raised one eyebrow without moving the other so you quit your job and devoted your life to science just to figure out how such a wondrous thing was even possible.

House of Wax [Warner Bros. Pictures]
House of Wax [Warner Bros. Pictures]

4. That moment when you totally forgave Chad for that hideous tattoo because you literally couldn't see anything except for his abs, even when you closed your eyes.

House of Wax [Warner Bros. Pictures]
House of Wax [Warner Bros. Pictures]

5. That moment when Chad wore a cap because he was worried that his perfect hair would distract audiences from the serious nature of the scene, but his face did that anyway so he might as well have just left it at home.

The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia [Lions Gate Entertainment]
The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia [Lions Gate Entertainment]

6. That moment when you should have been terrified for that poor girl's safety, but Chad wore a tight-fitting vest so you couldn't care less whether she lived or died.

The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia [Lions Gate Entertainment]
The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia [Lions Gate Entertainment]

7. That moment when Chad shaved his luscious blond locks off because he was tired of being so goddamn perfect, but it only made him look even hotter somehow, baffling scientists and hair stylists alike.

Left Behind [Freestyle Releasing]
Left Behind [Freestyle Releasing]

8. That moment when Chad briefly forgot that he looks like an actual God in human form, but then walked past a mirror and became lost for days in his own perfect reflection.

To Write Love On Her Arms [Two Streets Entertainment]
To Write Love On Her Arms [Two Streets Entertainment]

9. That moment when Chad decided to give the rest of Hollywood a fighting chance in the hotness stakes by scarring his face and dyeing his beard grey, but the beauty just shone through anyway because, perfection.

Outlaws And Angels [MGM]
Outlaws And Angels [MGM]

10. That moment when Chad played a sexy homeless man and somehow changed every single relationship goal you've ever had just by taking his shirt off.

Other People's Children [Golden Films]
Other People's Children [Golden Films]

11. That moment when Chad fell asleep and became a living work of art that should be discussed and taught in schools for generations to come.

Other People's Children [Golden Films]
Other People's Children [Golden Films]

12. That moment when Chad fulfilled every wish you've ever had since puberty first struck and you can genuinely die happy now.

Other People's Children [Golden Films]
Other People's Children [Golden Films]

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Just in case 12 sexy movie moments weren't enough for you, here's a clip of Chad's character Lucas Stott on a date with Brooke in One Tree Hill, because lord knows you can never have too much Chad Michael Murray in your life.

What do you think Chad Michael Murray's sexiest movie role is? Share your thirst in the comments section below.