In this thriller, director Stanley Kubrick gives us a look into a world full of secrets, lies, and deception. One of the most pause-worthy moments in the history of cinema takes place in this unique film. When our protagonist, Bill Hartford, portrayed by Tom Cruise, arrives at a mysterious event of an obscure cult, we encounter an intimate ceremony.
This unforgettable moment has had viewers pressing pause for the past 20 years and will have fans pressing pause for years to come.
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
"Reservoir Dogs," which is now known as Quentin Tarantino's first feature film, has become one of the most studied and respected crime films in cinema history. The film tells the story of a robbery and its consequences on all the characters involved. As Mr. Blonde (Michael Madsen) waits impatiently in the safe house, viewers witness what we consider a pause-worthy moment, not to mention a violent one.
Mr. Blonde holds a police officer prisoner and, while injuring him, turns on the radio and starts dancing to its tunes. Without a doubt, this a scene we urge you to pause and soak in!
One of the most captivating films of the century, "Inception," caught the eyes of many viewers. A complicated and unique plot that follows the powers and possibilities of lucid dreaming, Christopher Nolan's "Inception" is the source of an incredible pause-worthy moment. This moment happens when Leonardo DiCaprio, playing Cobb, takes his student Ariadne into a common dream in Paris, France.
That's when Ariadne takes action and uses her imagination to create an impossible architectural wonder in what is already one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The moment, a beautiful one, is one of the most pause-worthy moments and one for our list!
Men In Black (1997)
You can't go wrong when it comes to Will Smith. "Men in Black" follows Jay (Smith) in his journey to join the super-secret Men in Black organization. As he arrives, he initially receives a facility tour, which is exactly when our most paused moment happens. Jay takes a facility tour, eventually arriving at a holographic computer that displays several alien locations.
Audiences were forced to pause the screen to understand exactly what images were being displayed. If you're quick enough to pause the scene, you'll notice each image is a celebrity, or rather an alien disguised as a celebrity. This brilliant shot was both clever and a dig at quite a few of our favorite celebs, including Danny DeVito and Sylvester Stallone.
The Rescuers (1977)
At first glance, “The Rescuers” seems like an innocent family film. When the film was released, attentive audiences noticed something a little bit risqué about this G-rated flick. While hitching a ride on Orville, Bernard and Bianca fly past the image of a topless woman in the New York City background.
Unless you're paying very close attention, you'll miss it. And though we're not sure who's responsible for the mishap, we do know that Disney had to recall more than 3 million videos due to controversy.