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The Most Paused Movie Moments Ever

Every now and then in film, a moment happens where you need to stop and ask “did you see that?” Maybe it’s a piece of cinematography, a hidden Easter egg, or a jaw-dropping scene. Here are some moments in film that had many people scrambling for their pause buttons.

Scanners

This 1998 flick is eclipsed by its iconic “head exploding scene” a masterwork of special effects for the time.

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Psycho

Alfred Hitchcock’s cinematographic skills are on full display when film icon Norman Bates is arrested and gives the camera this unnerving stare.

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

You probably won’t catch this at first viewing, but the animators gave people more of an eyeful of Jessica Rabbit than anyone expected.

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Total Recall

Women with three breasts aren’t something you see every day, and are a lasting memory from this Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle.

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Basic Instinct

The infamous “confrontation scene” here is something that will be a lasting memory of Sharon Stone’s career, for better or worse.

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Wild Things

A lesbian love scene between Denise Richards and Neve Campbell is the first thing people associate with this 1998 thriller.

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Fight Club

Praised as a film masterpiece, this quick moment where Brad Pitt’s character appears where he shouldn’t had many people questioning what they were seeing.

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She’s The Man

A 2006 spin on Shakespeare’s 12th Night, Amanda Bynes’ character asserts that she isn’t a boy in this memorable scene.

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Iron Man

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is full of nods for comic book fans. This early appearance of Captain America’s shield was a precursor of things to come.

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Burn After Reading

Another Brad Pitt surprise! This time, he caught moviegoers off-guard after getting shot in a closet.

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The Cabin in The Woods

People who saw this 2011 horror movie were probably begging for a way to pause the movie to read the details of this board, showing the fates of main characters in the movie.

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The Wolf of Wall Street

Margot Robbie is a recent Oscar nominee, but her introduction to most people was in this movie, where her sex appeal was on full display.

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Jurassic World

A cameo is always fun to try and catch. In this recent blockbuster, musician Jimmy Buffett makes a surprise appearance, running away from attacking dinosaurs.

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Man of Steel

Marvel’s not the only one who can do shout outs. The appearance of Wayne Enterprises as a logo on a satellite had people thinking about a DC shared film universe.

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Entrapment

Catherine Zeta-Jones’ display of flexibility here was the kind of thing that you can’t help but watch, multiple times in some cases.

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Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Phoebe Cates going topless in this scene is one of the lasting moments of 80’s movies in general, especially if you happened to be a teenage boy at the time.

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Pulp Fiction

The ladies get a bit of fan service to round out the list, with Bruce Willis going nude in the classic Tarantino film.

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