CBS really hit the jackpot when it aired its hit series The Good Wife in 2009. The show, which ran for seven seasons, stars Julianna Margulies and Josh Charles. The legal drama series shows these two characters having a crazy attraction for each other since the first episode, but nothing happens. For a long, long time.
Finally, in the second season finale, they kiss, and you just can’t believe it’s happening. Audiences paused this scene a hundred times just to rewatch the very anticipated moment.
The Girl Next Door (2004)
Canadian actress Elisha Cuthbert became the blonde bombshell of the early 2000s after starring in "The Girl Next Door." It’s a light, fun movie about a boy that falls in love with the girl next door, which happens to have quite an interesting history.
There’s one scene in the movie that makes viewers pause, and it’s the one where Cuthbert appears on screen dripping wet after taking a dip in the neighbor’s pool. And, of course, viewers don’t want to miss a second of it.
Furious 7 (2015)
Ever since the first film of the "Fast & Furious" film series came out in 2001, it has been one of the highest-grossing films in Hollywood. It was an unexpected tragedy when Paul Walker, one of its stars, passed away in 2013. The directors decided to give the actor a nostalgic goodbye moment in the 7th installment, "Furious 7."
The scene with the “last ride,” showing Brian O’Conner for the last time, was extremely emotional, and it had viewers pausing it repeatedly to get one last look at Walker.
Take This Waltz (2011)
Even though it wasn’t a box-office hit, this 2011 drama has a lot going for it. "Take This Waltz," directed by Sarah Polley, is a relationship drama-comedy with a great cast, including the NY comedian Sarah Silverman.
One of the most paused scenes in the movie is when Silverman appears for the first time wearing a bathing suit and looking quite sexy. People had to pause due to sheer disbelief that they were seeing the raunchy comedienne in anything other than her regular jeans and t-shirt in a stand-up bar.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)
The 2019 "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" may not have been the best Star Wars film, but it certainly had an all-star cast. In fact, one of the most paused scenes in the movie is when Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda makes a cameo appearance right at the end.
In the final scene, when everybody is celebrating the defeat of the Final Order, you can spot Miranda jumping around for joy as one of the pilots.