Movies are pure magic. They have the ability to suck you into a whole different world, making you forget about anything and everything around you. Some films are more interesting than others, and we like to re-watch them at home. Because when we’re at home, we can use the magic pause button.
We can stop and replay our favorite scenes and notice things that we didn’t spot the first time. We pause scenes for different reasons, and that gives us time to process everything we watch. We can feed our curiosity and then share our thoughts with others. These are some of the most paused scenes in Hollywood history and many will surprise you.
Basic Instinct (1992)
If you are too young to know who Sharon Stone is, or the movie “Basic Instinct” for that matter, then stop what you’re doing and go look for it on your streaming service. Stone plays a killer who’s an absolute criminal mastermind, forcing Michael Douglas’s character to call her into the station for questioning.
But what happens is an incredible scene of manipulation when Stone, wearing a very tight and short skirt sans underwear, crosses her legs in such a way that it shows her most intimate area to the men interrogating her in the film. And just like the men in the movie, it’s the one part that has made every other man watching the film choose to pause it in the hopes that they get a glimpse of it as well. Although it wasn’t completely clear in the film, everyone kept trying to see it clearly anyway.