There are many reasons to pause a movie. As viewers, we are tempted by twisting plotlines, graphic imagery, randomly-spotted Easter eggs, and scenes of intimacy between the main characters. Hollywood has been keeping us on the edge of our seats with iconic movie scenes that we just had to pause and rewatch.
Fight Club (1999)
One of David Fincher’s most famous works, Fight Club (1999) is simply one of these movies you have to watch at least twice. There are few scenes in particular that make you hit that pause button almost instantaneously. The plotline is rich in moments that are meant to confuse even the very attentive.
Three Men and a Baby (1987)
To this day, Three Men And A Baby (1987) continues to be among the most heart-warming comedies in film history. The classic revolves around three men who end up finding a baby on their doorstep. However, the reason most people pause this movie is the appearance of a boy figure behind the curtain in one of the scenes.
Star Wars: A New Hope (1977)
Eagle-eyed viewers of one of the most-watched sequences in the history of film-making didn’t fail to spot a hilarious stormtrooper headbang. The tiny mistake made it into the final cut and the actor playing the stormtrooper explained he didn’t even think he was in frame. Nevertheless, he was and so many years later, it is still hilarious to rewatch.
Iron Man (2008)
Superhero movies are full of pause-worthy moments because of their dynamic nature that often throws way too much information at our senses. But directors also like to make us rewatch certain scenes by leaving clues in reference to other movies that are not still out yet. Such is the case with 2008’s Iron Man. You can see Captain America’s shield behind Tony Stark.
Alfred Hitchock’s classic has us rewind many moments from the movie Psycho. One of the creepiest ones is Norman Bates’ devilish smile little before the movie ends. As his smile dissolves, his face transitions into what looks like a skull.