“Anchorman” is one of those movies that crafts subtle jokes into every scene they could fit. For the audience that can read Spanish, this joke is enough to make anyone pause to read. In this scene, there is a Mexican restaurant with a pretty odd name.
The name translated into English is: “We spit in your food.” Although this joke speaks to a specific crowd, those who can read the language pause and giggle during this scene.
The Cabin in the Woods (2011)
When you think of Chris Hemsworth, the last thing you think of is a horror movie, right? Well, in 2011, Hemsworth was cast in "The Cabin in the Woods," a modern horror movie that tried to make things a little differently. The film has one of the most-paused scenes in recent history.
The scene involved the controllers of the monsters showcasing which monsters and demons they do have control over, showing exactly how many. The fine details make many want to pause and review the scene.
Before I Go to Sleep (2014)
In the psychological thriller "Before I Go to Sleep," Nicole Kidman plays Christine Lucas, an amnesiac whose memories fade each time she falls asleep. The film itself didn’t win much praise from critics; one scene, in particular, captured the attention of plenty of viewers.
One of the scenes that had the film's viewers pressing pause on repeat was the scene where Kidman appears to be standing bare, looking at a bunch of hanging photographs on the wall.
Total Recall (1990)
Before he was known as the Former Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger starred in some of the greatest movies. His role in perhaps one of his biggest flicks, "Total Recall," led many to hit the pause button.
There is a scene in the science action film in which he is surveying the Martian planet and comes across a character that is different than many expect. It is that same difference that caused fans to pause and ponder.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988):
Everyone knows that Jessica Rabbit is one of the most bodacious animated characters of all time. In the 1988 film, "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" the red-haired woman often makes the people around her stop and stare at the screen.
Off-screen, it had the same effect; only viewers had to pause the film physically. It is important to remind fans that she is not real, which in all honesty, can be easy to forget.