Whether they are cringeworthy, hypersexualized, or over the top romantic, these scenes are part of Hollywood’s history.
Though some are shocking, others are pure fantasy, but before we make any conclusions, here’s a list of the moments worth pressing pause over.
Nadia from American Pie
The brunette from heaven, played by Shannon Elizabeth, is every straight man’s dream. Nadia’s character from the cult teen movie American Pie would not be as good in today’s climate, so thank the Lords for the good old 90s, when everything was possible!
Yes, it is over the top and even embarrassing for many. But, the 2002 movie with Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst brings, to most of us, one of the best movie kisses ever. He’s hanging upsidedown, for Christ’s sake!
Scanners and the head scene
David Cronenberg’s 1981 horror film Scanners brought a uniquely gory scene to life, at least in cinemas. One of the character’s heads does one thing somewhat out of the peculiar, and it’s 50 shades of creepy!
The Wolf of Wall Street’s Sex bomb
Every good relationship deserves some teasing. Margot Robbie’s character did just that to Leo Dicaprio’s, and the whole thing is pure sex until we learn that his entire security team was watching as well… Oops!
She’s the Man or maybe not
Another teen cult classic is a story about a lady who just wanted to play soccer with the boys. But, things happen, and Amanda Bynes’s character just had to lift the shirt. It’s the scene that teen wet dreams are made of!
One of the most talked-about movies ever, Titanic, was always about Rose and Jack. And when she’s into “paint me like one of those French ladies,” dudes are drooling. Plus, young Leo was a hottie, so it’s worth rewatching.
Finding Brad Pitt in Deadpool 2
Probably Brad Pitt’s shortest cameo was in Deadpool 2. The scene is so brief and blurry that it takes a remarkable eye to identify one of the most famous faces on the planet! If you missed it, go and try to catch it, if you can!
Chrissie is in the Jaws
Many always felt sad about sharks and their representation in movies. However, this scene in Jaws, where Chrissie gets to meet her maker, is so dramatic and frightening that it made people jump out of their seats. Now, they just press pause.
The Crying Recreation and Revelation
Some scenes are simply beautiful. And in The Crying Recreation, Jaye Davidson, who performed singer Dil, stole our hearts. As she reveals that she is transgender, you feel as if your heart is blooming, which makes this part so moving.
Passengers vs. Shining
In 2016’s movie Passengers, there’s a scene that completely mirrors a scene from The Shining. It’s an homage to legendary Stanley Kubrick, and if you haven’t realized it, you need to do some rewatching. And even more pausing.
That doorknob in The Matrix
It’s a cool scene, but you might notice its imperfection if you have a sharp eye. Two main characters and one camera aren’t a mistake. This is a scene we like to come back to, simply because it’s The Matrix.
Adam Lambert does Bohemian Rhapsody
Blink, and you’ll miss Queen’s singer, Adam Lambert. He did a cameo in a movie that follows Freddie Mercury’s life and the crucial moments which made his band. Lambert performs as a trucker that causes Freddie Mercury to start questioning his sexuality, and that’s remarkable.
Back to the future’s mall
Again, if you blink, you’ll miss it. Marty McFly and the Doc meet up on the Twin Pines mall to journey again in time. And just like that, Twin Pines Mall becomes Lone Pine Mall because that’s what happens when you want to time-travel.
Don’t eat and watch Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy
The 2004’s classic is filled with so-called easter eggs. And there’s a particular scene in which we see a restaurant, Escupimos en su Alimento. The name translates to ‘we spit in your food’, and it’s kind of appropriate for the movie. Everything Will Farell’s character did felt like spitting in our food.
Pulp Fiction goes Full Monty
The ’90s were the best. You watch a newly released masterpiece called Pulp Fiction, and you can’t get enough of Uma Thurman’s dance until you discover naked Bruce Willis. And you become obsessed with rewatching it all the way into 2020.
The Exorcist’s final takeover
You possibly can catch a glimpse of the demon Pazuzu, who finally ends up possessing Regan. But, no matter how much you enjoy scary movies, The Exorcist is not for weak hearts. And this scene, in particular, should be avoided.
Earlier than I Go To Sleep partly nude
Though the movie wasn’t a success, seeing Nicole Kidman’s bits is a big deal. And though she was never fully undressed, that one scene makes it worth watching if you’re into the Australian actress.
Indicators and not so green aliens
Even the blurry image of an alien, as seen in Indicators, makes more sense than all other movie representations of terrestrial creatures. We’re not saying the movie got it right, but check it out, and you might be surprised. And scared.
Burn After Reading and Morphing
Brad Pitt and George Clooney are’ t just great friends. They literally morphed into one in a 2008 dark comedy. George Clooney’s character finds Brad Pitt’s character, and there’s a scene worth pressing pause.
Iron Man meets Captain America
As Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr. puts on his suit. You may notice Captain America’s half-completed protection. Since it’s all the way into the background, people from all over the world had to press pause many times. But it’s a Marvel, and their superhero movies are always full of easter eggs.
Margaritas in Jurassic Park
Well, we all need a good laugh while giant bag dinosaurs are taking over the world. In one scene from 2015’s movie, Jimmy Buffet is not just fighting the nasty creatures. He’s doing so by taking not one but two drinks in his hands. How? And why? Perhaps we’ll know in some other sequel.
Three Men and a Baby and A Ghost
No, it’s not a ghost, but still, there’s something creepy about a scene in a beloved comedy. Ted Danson is on your screen, yet you possibly can see a cardboard cutout of the actor gazing from the window. Perhaps this is why he was never in the Good Place in the first place?
Who Framed Roger Rabbit seduction
Every red-blooded male still drools over Jessica Rabbit. Her perfect curves, that hair, the way she walks, talks… in one particular scene, she reveals a bit more, and that’s when it’s time to pause. The whole movie is full of amusing scenes, but this one takes all the glory.
Boogie Nights and those abs
Among the most popular and one of the most paused movie scenes in history includes Mark Whalber and his abs. Boogie Nights is a classic, but that one scene, where Mark bears it all… It’s all a bit too much. Not to break your illusion, but he was wearing prosthetics.
The Lion King confusion
Simba collapses, and then? We love the movie; it’s a heartwarming and heartbreaking Disney classic. But one scene has us all pausing and wondering. What the heck did he write in the dust? And why?
There’s are scenes you wish you never saw. But since you did, you had to see them again. Norman Bates’ mugshot appears straight into the digital camera, whereas a cranium picture is superimposed onto his face briefly. It’s as creepy as possible.
Total Recall puzzle
Total Recall is an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie that options several unusual imageries, together with this shot of a lady who occurs to have three higher physique anatomical elements instead of two. Many viewers are inclined to pause the film at this second to full course of what they’re seeing.
Teen Wolf plays basketball
Michael J. Fox is one of his generation’s best actors, and Teen Wolf, though ridiculous, is actually not bad. Seeing Fox playing basketball as a wolf for the first time is worth pausing. His expressions are priceless.
The Wizard of Oz gets darker
As if The Wizard of Oz wasn’t already one the best yet weirdest movies ever! Some viewers paused and noticed that as Dorothy and the gang are strolling down the yellow brick highway, a child that has hung himself will be seen within the bushes in front of them.
Basic Instinct but no panties
Of course, Sharon Stone’s scene from Basic Instinct turned a mediocre movie into a legend. Well, it’s not that other scenes aren’t hot. It’s just that this was quite brave and unexpected.
Wild Things get wild
Another 90s gem is the movie Wild Things, which never won the hearts of the critics. However, Neve Campbell and Denise Richards’ kiss is still one of the hottest on the big screen. If you’re too young to know this movie, go, watch, and wait. You’ll know when to hit pause!
Fast Times at Ridgemont High gone swimming
While it may not be the best movie of all time, “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” is home to one of the most-paused cinema moments. Phoebe Cates’s character, Linda Barrett, is going for a swim in her friend’s pool in a red bikini.
And there you go, folks. As you may notice, sex and scary stuff sell, but there’s more to cinema’s beautiful world. Think about the scenes where you can’t help but press pause.