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.
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
While it may not be the most excellent movie of all time, "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" is home to one of the most-paused moments in cinema. The movie is based on the 1981 book titled Fast Times at Ridgemont High: A True Story and starres Sean penn, Jenifer Jason Leigh and many other big names.
Phoebe Cates's character, Linda Barrett, is going for a swim in her friend's pool in a red bikini. The most paused moment in this movie, and perhaps in movie history, comes when Linda finally climbs up the steps and gets out of the pool...dropping viewers' jaws on the floor.
Basic Instinct (1992)
In the cheerful 1990s, Sharon Stone was the biggest name in the industry and Hollywood and every movie that came out back then, was better then the other. One of them was "Basic Insttincy." "Basic Instinct" was a groundbreaking film for many reasons. First of all, we are blessed with a criminal mastermind who can keep her murder a secret.
In what might have been one of her most significant moments as an actress, Sharon Stone has made it on this list with a pause-worthy moment. In this scene, Stone's character decided to cross her legs in a dress in an attempt to confuse the detective, portrayed by Michael Douglas. Surprise, surprise! It works!
Sleeping With Other People (2015)
Anytime you see Alison Brie on screen, there’s a good chance she’ll do something quirky or out of this world. This film was no different; in "Sleeping With Other People," Brie gave viewers a dance scene that they probably didn’t expect. In the film, Brie plays the role of Lainey, a woman who reunites with Jake, an old college friend played by Jason Sudeikis.
The scene had Jake starring at his former college fling - though the closest viewers got was pausing the scene in hopes of making it last longer. Overall the movie was a success and recieved positive reviews from critics.