10+ of the Most Paused Moments in Movie History

Have you ever been watching a movie and exclaimed, “Woah! What was that?” before reaching for the remote control, pausing the movie, and rewinding back to the exact moment? If you have, you can understand why these scenes became the most paused movie moments of all time. So, when you think about the most paused moments in history, what comes to mind? Ok, you’ll soon find out.

There are a lot of pause-worthy moments in Hollywood history, from steamy moments that we can’t stop replaying to scenes where extras screw up big time. Some films also include hints as to what will happen next or proof that new films in the same series will be released soon. Let’s face it, when it comes to our favorite movies, we all enjoy playing detectives!

Here The List of Most Paused Movie Moments of All Time

1- Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

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If you’ve ever seen Quick Times at Ridgemont High, you’ll know that almost anyone who watched it paused it during the swimming scene with Linda and Stacy, and we can’t blame them… As the two girls play around in the water, Stacy’s big brother Brad keeps an eye on his sister Stacy and her friend Linda. Linda Barrett is played by Phoebe Cates, and we see her in a very tiny red bikini as she climbs the steps to exit the pool. She then removes it. Take a breather!

2- Wild Things (1998)

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If you thought Phoebe Cates’ little strip off at the pool was hot, you’ll probably find this even hotter. By making out in the pool and then removing their bikini tops, Neve Campbell and Denise Richards completely ruined any X-rating that Fast Times had.

3- Basic Instinct (1992)

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This is in every top ten list in the history of flash lists, and with good reason. With a fast change in her legs, Sharon Stone defeats the LAPD on her own. On many TVs, the short exposure to her lady parts has become a repeat show.

4- Scanners (1981)


Right from the outset, David Cronenberg’s sci-fi thriller has been the stuff of meme legend. The classic scene in which a telepath uses his strength to blow someone’s head off came as a total surprise. It’s even more amusing now that the special effects team has explained how they did it.

5- Cabin in the Woods (2012)


Did you see Cabin in the Woods when it was released in 2012? Then you’ll recall the moment when the scientists are trying to figure out what will happen to the main characters. A whiteboard with a list of various creatures that the scientists are monitoring can be seen in the background. However, several members of the audience have stopped the movie to read the list to see what else they have in their possession, including aliens, monsters, clowns, and witches, due to the lengthy list.

6- Wizard of Oz (1939)


Since the film was made and released in 1939, it’s almost unbelievable that so many people saw this in one scene. However, one of the movie’s backgrounds depicts what the official story describes as a crow, but which many audiences have misinterpreted or misinterpreted as a munchkin who has hanged himself.

7- Teen Wolf (1985)


At the very end of the film, just a few moments before the crowds begin to cheer and whoop, viewers see a man standing in the background of the scene, his pants down. It may be a wonderful family film, but I have no idea how that made it into the film! Is there anything else we can see, or is he just flying low?

8- The Little Mermaid (1989)


The coral in the form of a penis, the whole kit in King Titan’s golden palace, and, of course, the priest who gets too excited at the wedding. It’s hilarious, but also extremely inappropriate, how those people got into a children’s film. It’s no surprise that the latest versions have a few changes!

9- Fight Club (1999)


Did you ever catch a glimpse of Brad Pitt on screen before we met his character in the film? The surprise ending between Brad Pitt and Edward Norton is a film classic, but it isn’t the most well-known. Before his arrival on the flight scene, Tyler is “introduced” four times in brief flashes. To catch a glimpse of them, you must pause at the right moment.

10- Total Recall (1990)

The prostitute in Paul Verhoeven’s sci-fi take on Mars has a little extra that will immediately pause the film. She attempts to entice Arnold Schwarzenegger by displaying her assets, which include not two but three breasts. For many fans, this is a clear favorite because of the hilarity of the scene.

11- Psycho (1960)

The monologue, as well as his deranged grin as he stares at the crowd, is the stuff of nightmares. The brief sight of the skull before the movie switches to the final shot is even creepier. He wouldn’t hurt a fly, but he’ll follow you around for the rest of your life.

12- Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

It’s the scene in The Wolf of Wall Street in which Margot Robbie gives Leonardo DiCaprio’s character blue balls. Along with Scarlett Johansson, Margot Robbie’s character in Martin Scorsese’s film turned her into a sex symbol of the twenty-first century. Many viewers, however, pause the movie at this point as Margot Robbie touches herself.

13- The Lion King (1994)

It’s only fitting that an Academy Award-winning film has a shady Easter egg. When Simba falls to the ground, a puff of dust appears, with swirls forming the letters “S,” “X,” and… is it an “F” or a “E”? It all depends on how perverted you are.

14- Boogie Nights (1997)

When this comedy-drama first came out in 1997, it received mixed reviews, but the only thing that anyone who saw it could talk about was the scale of Mark Wahlberg’s… well, ding-dong, to put it that way.

15- Tron (1982)

In one scene (pause the screen to be sure), the actor Jeff Bridges, who plays Kevin Flynn / Clu in the film, can be seen with Pac-Man. Pac-Man is swallowing all of those yellow dots in the background of the screen Jeff is looking at. Isn’t it incredible?

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