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.
This 1998 flick is eclipsed by its iconic “head exploding scene” a masterwork of special effects for the time.
Alfred Hitchcock’s cinematographic skills are on full display when film icon Norman Bates is arrested and gives the camera this unnerving stare.
You probably won’t catch this at first viewing, but the animators gave people more of an eyeful of Jessica Rabbit than anyone expected.
Women with three breasts aren’t something you see every day, and are a lasting memory from this Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle.
The infamous “confrontation scene” here is something that will be a lasting memory of Sharon Stone’s career, for better or worse.
A lesbian love scene between Denise Richards and Neve Campbell is the first thing people associate with this 1998 thriller.
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.
A 2006 spin on Shakespeare’s 12th Night, Amanda Bynes’ character asserts that she isn’t a boy in this memorable scene.
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.
Another Brad Pitt surprise! This time, he caught moviegoers off-guard after getting shot in a closet.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Catherine Zeta-Jones’ display of flexibility here was the kind of thing that you can’t help but watch, multiple times in some cases.
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.
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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