Hereditary is one of the most intense films that has been released in recent years. It is a haunting and chilling masterpiece that redefines the horror genre. With exceptional performances, an unsettling atmosphere, and a profound exploration of grief, it grasps long after the credits roll. For the majority of the film, viewers are left unsure of the film’s destiny.
One moment stuck out among the rest. When Peter’s sister, Charlie, unknowingly ingests nuts (which she is severely allergic to), he immediately rushes her to the hospital. Though it may seem like you’re average thriller scene, this scene, in particular, is so stunning many audiences felt that they had to pause before they could go on.
The Favourite (2018)
"The Favourite" is a cinematic masterpiece that astounds with its impeccable performances, exquisite period detail, and brilliantly crafted narrative that delves into the complex dynamics of power, ambition, and human relationships. The movie tells the story of Queen Anne and her two most loyal supporters, Lady Sarah and her cousin Abigail. Interestingly enough, the film has made our list with one scene in particular.
The scene that caused viewers to pause involved Queen Anne explaining to Sarah why she favors Abigail so much. Olivia Colman, who plays Queen Anne, delivers her reasoning in such a deadpan manner that it gives the scene all the more reason to pause and soak in what just happened.
Free Solo (2018)
"Free Solo" is an awe-inspiring documentary that showcases the fearless pursuit of human achievement, capturing the gripping journey of climber Alex Honnold as he fearlessly scales El Capitan without ropes, leaving viewers breathless and inspired. So, who said a documentary couldn't have pause-worthy scenes?
"Free Solo" includes many adrenaline-pumping locations that are worth pausing and taking in. When free solo climber Alex Honnold commences climbing Yosemite National Park’s El Capitan, making him the first person to do so in a free solo manner. The infamous scene, in which he climbs to the top, is one that's worth pausing, taking in, and fully appreciating.
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
When "The Wolf of Wall Street" was released to cinemas in 2013, moviegoers worldwide couldn't stop talking about it. It was a huge hit and featured the era's most talked-about stars. There was one scene, in particular, that moviegoer felt inclined to pause - and no, it wasn't the slo-mo scene in which Jordan Belfort decided to abuse quaaludes.
The scene involved the leading lady, played by the talented Margot Robbie, attempting to seduce Leonardo DiCaprio's character. There you have it, one of the most-paused movie scenes in recent memory! Yes, we know many movies have the same kind of scenes, however, the one in "The Wolf of Wall Street" is better of them all.
Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
Along with Rami Malek's outstanding portrayal of rock legend Freddie Mercury - the movie was worth watching for many reasons. And no, we are not talking about the magnificant soundtrack we can never get enough of. There is a cameo moment that is difficult to notice without a quick pause, which is why the award-winning film "Bohemian Rhapsody" has made its way onto this list.
The moment may happen too quickly for one to notice, but Adam Lambert, the singer, portrays the trucker with whom Mercury becomes besotted. Go back to the film, not only for the paused momnet, but maily because it is infact one of the best based-on-true-envents movie we have seen in a long time.