The 1999 film “Cruel Intentions” is easily a cult classic and delves into themes of revenge, deception, manipulation, and the significance of outward appearances. The characters are young, beautiful, and experiencing love for the first time. At the same time, they are also full of…you guessed it, cruel intentions.
Sarah Michelle Gellar, playing the role of Kathryn, dominated every scene she was in. This scene has been in fans’ heads for over two decades. As Kathryn taught Cecile (Selma Blair) how to kiss, we were treated to one of the most entertaining and most-paused lessons of all time.
Burn After Reading (2008)
While "Burn After Reading" did not originate from a motivation to launch a scathing critique of the political landscape, its primary focus was to gather beloved actors and create a humorous film. The movie had a cast of characters that is anything but typical. Some are so bizarre and awkward that we can’t help but cringe anytime they enter a frame.
One of the movie's most pause-worthy moments - if you didn't need to pause the film and take breaks while watching it - is Brad Pitt lingering in a closet. While some might find this recreational activity odd, the sudden plot twist involving his character caused many pauses.
Boogie Nights (1997)
Each frame in this movie, every spoken word, and every edit is the creation of someone whose passion for cinema runs deep in their veins, and there is no denying that Paul Thomas Anderson’s "Boogie Nights" is a unique movie due to the focus of attention. The 1997 drama revolved around Mark Wahlberg's character, Dirk Diggler, an aspiring adult movie star. He slowly but surely becomes the talk of the town.
Viewers couldn't help but pause, not one but several moments throughout the movie. The most seemingly paused movie scene happened when Diggler bares all for the crew. As it turns out, whatever he was showing off was prosthetic.
Wild Things (1998):
Within its duration, this film surpasses the element of surprise found in numerous Hollywood thrillers, presenting a multitude of unexpected twists, leaving viewers in constant anticipation of its unpredictable narrative direction. Now though it was critically slammed, "Wild Things" has a particularly steamy scene that will forever be synonymous with the film.
The film's main characters, portrayed by Denise Richards and Neve Campbell, kiss in the swimming pool. This scene is one that forced most folks to forget they didn't like the movie to begin with. Of course, that scene had people grabbing their remotes and hitting pause. Although the film was destined to be a flop, this scene is worth remembering.
Man of Steel (2013)
"Man of Steel" depicts the Krypton expatriate-turned-superhero played by none of there than Henry Cavill plays. In the scene in which Cavill's character is fighting the supervillain General Zod, we see a delightful little gem that has caused many to hit pause.
What kind of gem, you may be wondering? On the satellite the two crash into on their way out of Earth’s orbit, we get a glimpse of a Wayne Enterprises logo. This little bit of foreshadowing has caused many to imagine the increased frustration with Batman.