If you are a big fan of watching movies at home, we’re sure you know how valuable the ‘pause’ button is. For example, the tool allows you to stop the film for a while if you are feeling overwhelmed. That way, you can take a breather and digest things first before proceeding. Other than that, the button can be useful too if you need to pee or get some food. Well that’s the huge advantage of watching on your couch as opposed to sitting in a theater, right?
In other instances though, hitting the pause button is also perfect for catching little details that most casual viewers might miss in first viewing. Case in point, this list compiled by Providr gives us the 28 most paused moments in movie history – like ever!
Read on and see for yourself.
#1. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
Young Phoebe Cates plays Linda Barrett in this movie and in one scene, she went for an afternoon swim with Stacy Hamilton, played by actress Jennifer Jason Lee. Brad, Stacy’s brother, is watching them and when Cates later left the pool, she just removed her red swimwear right there and then.
#2. Wild Things (1998)
#3. Basic Instinct (1992)
Of course, no list of most paused movie moments will ever be complete without Basic Instinct. That epic leg crossing scene by Sharon Stone is definitely one of the most iconic in the history of films.
#4. Scanners (1981)
#5. Cabin in the Woods (2012)
#6. Wizard of Oz (1939)
#7. Teen Wolf (1985)
#8. The Little Mermaid (1989)
#9. Fight Club (1999)
#10. Total Recall (1990)
#11. Psycho (1960)
#12. Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
#13. The Lion King (1994)
Eagle-eyed movie fans caught the word “SEX” in this Disney movie as it forms from the dust. The makers, however, said it’s actually “SFX” which is a nod to the studio’s special effects department. If you ask us, we’ll say it really looks more like an E than an F.