We’ve all done it: rewinding the video while holding the remote and exclaiming, “Whoa! Look at that! Do you realize that? We give in to our guiltiest pleasures as we do a second take at the gorgeous, sensuous scenes from our favorite movies.
If other people ended up pausing and rewinding specific sequences in order to catch them again, you have to presume that they did the same. Now that this resolution has been reached, you can see which scenes in film history have been halted the most.
American Beauty (1999)
If you’re over 40, you probably recognize the feeling of nostalgia for a simpler period when you were younger. In the movie American Beauty, a dad who lusts for his teenage daughter’s girlfriend must decide between reality and dream.
In this movie, Lester’s presence at a high school basketball game is a standout scene. The remainder of the scene fades to black as he gets focused on Mena Suvari’s persona, in which she embodies what it means to be youthful, attractive, and unrestrained.
The animated film Zootopia was the stuff of cartoon fantasies. A rabbit police officer and a cunning, foxy con man create an odd alliance, and the two discover a plot involving the disappearance of anthropomorphic animals in the city.
There are several gags in Disney’s animated movies that are intended for adults only. We are reminded of the authors’ inventiveness and attention to detail in one short moment when some really creative musical artists emerge on the rabbit’s iPod.
Aladdin, another animated Disney movie, is based on a “One Thousand and One Nights” Arabic fairy story in which an ordinary street urchin discovers a magic lamp. He gains the affection of a stunning princess as he soars to stardom.
Disney style, movie characters often appear in between their films. In one iconic moment from Aladdin, the Genie pulls a shocked Sebastian from The Little Mermaid out of a spellbook while flicking through it.
Beauty And The Beast (1991)
Beauty and the Beast, which was based on the same-named French fairy tale published in 1756, underwent a number of changes before becoming the well-known film. On a meager $25 million budget, it made close to $331 million in revenue.
When Gaston chases the Beast and the Beast turns on him, it’s one of our favorite pause-worthy scenes. Gaston looks at the Beast in fear, and as he moves forward for the last moments of his life, skulls appear in his eyes.
Before I Go To Sleep (2014)
Nicole Kidman has a significant body of work in Hollywood films, making her a member of the A-list elite. Even though Before I Go To Sleep didn’t have one of her greatest box office successes, it still has a sympathetic appeal.
Christine is attempting to recall who she is while she is surrounded by tales of mystery, betrayal, and obsession. Our fixation is on a scenario in which Kidman is barefoot, gazing at family photos while attempting to remember their significance.
Burn After Reading (2008)
Pitt continues making this list for some reason; in Burn After Reading, he portrays a naive gym rat who discovers what he thinks are secret government secrets. Then, he and a coworker are caught up in a government cover-up.
We like the strange cinematic moments that help to make this a memorable movie, despite how bizarre and twisted the narrative may appear. Brad Pitt’s character spends some time in a closet, which is one of the most uncomfortable and memorable scenes in the picture.
Dirty Dancing (1987)
The 1987 premiere of Dirty Dancing gave dancing in general a new lease of life, drawing throngs of people to theaters and later dance studios. Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze made an ideal couple for their steamy summer romance.
The final dance, which was designed particularly for Swayze and Grey, is the one that elevates this movie to true greatness. We can’t help but replay because, even though it took them months to train and put it all together, the final result is cinematic gold.
Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
Fast Times At Ridgemont High, a famous movie, is ascribed to Cameron Crowe. The movie is an adaptation of his novel, which he wrote while posing as a student at San Diego’s Clairemont High School and chronicles the antics of high school romance, academics, and youth.
In this movie, Phoebe Cates plays the lead part. Her beauty leaves spectators gaping and grabbing for the remote as she repeatedly emerges from the water wearing a beautiful red bikini. Please pause; we need to see more!
Jurassic World (2015)
After several screenplay modifications, Jurassic World got off to a rocky start. However, the film was the third highest-grossing movie of all time, earning $1.6 billion at the box office, thanks to its unmatched visual effects and animatronics.
Cameos are a popular way for Hollywood producers to inject comedy and originality into their scripts. Jimmy Buffet makes a brief appearance in Jurassic World as he attempts to exit a bar area while holding margaritas.
After witnessing this film, moviegoers everywhere peered behind them as they entered the restroom. Psycho offered spine-tingling pleasure without all the blood and guts of contemporary movies, becoming the benchmark in the horror genre for years to come.
In one very spooky scene, Norman Bates’ visage is portrayed with the ghostly image of his mother overlaid over it. Every time we witness the spooky mash-up of the lethal pair, we still halt the movie and shiver.
Based on fictitious occurrences, this science fiction horror film makes us ponder what kind of technology is being utilized against us. A tech firm by the name of ConSec finds scanners (individuals with telepathic abilities), and uses them for nefarious, self-serving purposes.
Horror films from the 1980s may not have had the finest special effects, but one scene made us pause because of the materials utilized, which are typical of a typical kitchen. Don’t worry, we won’t provide any graphic details; just make sure you’ve done eating before watching.
The Seven Year Itch (1955)
There is no doubting that The Seven Year Itch introduced flirting risk to individuals all across the world. The plot of the movie, in which Marilyn Monroe and Richard Sherman star, strikes the ideal balance between the alluring and the turbulent.
Marilyn Monroe jumps on a subway grate, sending her skirt flying into the air in one of the most famous movie scenes in history. We keep returning for more because to her special blend of charming innocence and delectably wicked.
She’s The Man (2006)
She’s The Man is a romantic comedy based on William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” starring Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, and Laura Ramsey. In order to play soccer, Viola Hastings, played by Bynes, poses as a student at her brother’s prep school.
When Bynes improvised her way through one iconic scene, she astounded both moviegoers and the film’s creators. She makes the decision to just raise her top in order to disclose her actual identity as things spiral out of control at school and on the soccer field.
M. Night Shyamalan wrote and directed the sci-fi horror movie Signs. The movie, starring Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, and Rory Culkin, follows a straying priest’s conversion to Christianity after a terrifying encounter with evil extraterrestrials.
In one especially terrifying moment, Gibson is preparing his family for peril by watching TV while keeping up with the alleged extraterrestrial invasion. A very unwanted alien visitor unexpectedly interrupts a child’s birthday celebration in Mexico.
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999)
Star Wars fans’ excitement for The Phantom Menace became a global media phenomenon. The plot follows Jedi Master Qui Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi as they strive to safeguard Queen Padme. It is set 32 years before the events of the original trilogy.
Senators and politicians gather to discuss talks in the sequence that makes us rewatch the movie. A glimpse via several platforms shows an extraterrestrial species that resembles E.T. and his kin in aspect.
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)
The first screening of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope took place on May 25, 1977, after some difficult production difficulties. After being shown in a few cinemas, it was highly appreciated and quickly spread over the globe. It was the highest-grossing movie of all time with a $775 million profit until the 1982 release of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.
One scenario that stands out in particular is when imposing and menacing storm troopers are exiting a cargo ship while fully armed and one of the soldiers suddenly smacks his head. We stop to admire the buffoonery of the performance and consider if the shot was purposefully included or whether it was added for comedic effect.
The Exorcist (1973)
What is it about the paranormal that makes us want to know more about it and find it entertaining? A young girl was possessed by a demon, and The Exorcist told the cutting-edge tale of her catastrophic journey thereafter.
The beast rears its ugly head via Linda Blair in this legendary moment, despite the best efforts of a young priest who obviously has no idea what he’s getting himself into. The moment demon Pazuzu shows his actual form, there is a startling silence.
The Little Mermaid (1989)
The Disney Renaissance began with The Little Mermaid. It is one of the highest-grossing animated films of all time because to its lovable plot, innovative visuals, and accolades for Best Film Score and Best Original Song within a Film Score.
However, one scene when Ariel is getting ready to go from the water to the land shocked many. Ariel makes a few revelations that are a touch too explicit for a children’s movie when she gains legs.
Three Men And A Baby (1987)
The characters Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, and Ted Danson portrayed were certified bachelors who lived alone in a penthouse apartment in Manhattan. Add a baby to the mix, and you’re in for one amusing journey filled with pain, diapers, and conversation.
When reports spread that a scene worth pausing for had an enigmatic figure, millions of fans were certain they were witnessing a ghost. It turns out that a cardboard cutout of John Stamos was unintentionally placed in the backdrop by the cameras.
“Pong” preoccupation served as the source of Steven Lisberger’s idea for the movie Tron. Kevin Flynn, a cunning computer programmer played by Jeff Bridges, gets transported inside a computer’s mainframe and must negotiate his way out.
Sark, the main character, stops at one of our favorite moments in the movie to glance at a glass screen. When spectators look closely, they can see a raucous Pac Man game taking place on the glass panel, which has a slightly familiar appearance.