The Top Ten Most Paused Movie Scenes

You’ve all done it before. There’s a particularly “interesting” scene in a movie, and you feel the need to rewind and pause on a certain moment. European Netfilix clone LOVEFiLM decided to poll their users to see which scenes in movie history were pause the most. They came up with a top ten list that’s 60% nudity, 30% easter eggs and 10% bloopers. I’ve given away number one in the lead picture here, but that shouldn’t have been too hard to guess.

I’ve tracked down each of the scenes on the list, and did my best to put up screencaps of the exact moment in question, though some were harder to find than others. Turns out I Googled “Brad Pitt ass” for twenty minutes for nothing. Time to clear my search history…

So yeah, check them out below. I had to censor some of the more proactive ones as that’s a no-no for our site, but if you’re as determined a Googler as I was writing this list, you’ll be able to find them for yourself if you try hard enough.

10. Nicole Kidman rear-end flash – Eyes Wide Shut (1999) – 1%

Really? It seemed like she was naked this entire movie.

9. Pacman cameo – Tron (1982) -2%

I thought this was pretty easy to spot without pausing the first time I watched this.

8. Dust spells out ‘SEX’ – The Lion King (1994) – 3%

The official story is that it spells out S.F.X. for the sound effects team, but that’s highly questionable.

7. Captain America’s shield appears on desk – Iron Man 2 (2010) – 4%

Then they use it as a huge prop in the second one, so it’s a little less cool.

6. Brad Pitt flashes behind doctor in hospital – Fight Club (1999) – 5%

UPDATE: OK I had to re-do this one because I totally misinterpreted what I was looking for. I haven’t seen Fight Club in forever, but I do remember what this is referencing now. Brad Pitt wasn’t flashing someone his ass, he was flashing onscreen for a brief moment. The event in question is panel two, and the other three show other moments where his character, Tyler Durden, show’s up in the narrator’s life for no more than one quick blink-and-you’ll-miss it frame.

Thanks to you commenters for directing us to various other places to find Brad Pitt’s ass though…

5. Jessica Rabbit goes commando – Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) – 6%

I’m not sure I even had to censor this as you can’t really tell what the hell’s going on down there.

4. Jamie Lee Curtis flash – Trading Places (1983) – 8%

A far cry from “Freaky Friday” despite the similar titles.

3. Stormtrooper bangs his head – Star Wars – Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) – 15%

We’ve all seen this blooper by now, but isn’t it better watched on video?

2. Jennifer Lopez in a thong – The Back-Up Plan (2010) – 16%

Really, The Back-Up Plan is #2? If this is really the moment in question, I doubt it’s worth sitting through the entire movie for.

1. Sharon Stone crossing her legs – Basic Instinct (1992) – 31 %

Back before the MPAA would have banished all copies of this film to a landfill for such a scandalous moment.

  • Rikard

    How about Angelina Jolie’s back from Wanted?

  • Ted

    Two mainstays on my DVR for a while were Havoc and Striptease thanks to the especially… ugh… rewatchable efforts from Anne Hathaway and Demi Moore, respectively.

  • Stirling

    What about Halle Berry sunbathing topless in Swordfish?

  • BOLT

    Just wait till the Black Swan comes out on DVD…

  • Sean

    1. The MPAA were well around before the 1992 release of Basic Instinct. And initially it received a NC – 17, but lost about a minute of footage to get a R. So the flash of Sharon Stone’s “downstairs” was passed acceptable by them.

    2. J. Lo’s ass (in a thong apparently) was not hers, but a butt double used instead. Thanks or wimping out Jenny.

    3. The “flash” of Brad Pitt in fight Club in actually the quick glimpse were see of him in the hospital at the beginning when Norton is checking in for drugs to help his “insomnia”. If it really was a flash of Brad’s bum, I think the scene would be higher up on the list.

  • Hollygoyle

    Brad Pitt’s ass gets much better screen time in “12 Monkeys,” when he moons the asylum’s staff.

  • JoeandMarysOtherSon

    1. Pam Grier topless scene in Coffy

    2. Shower scene in Stripes

    3. Shower Scene in School Spirit

    4. Joyce Hyser topless scene in Just One of the Guys

    5. Adrienne Barbeau topless scene in Swamp Thing

    6. Catholic High School Girls in Trouble

    I’m a sick, sad little monkey….

  • Ahem…Heather Grahm in Boogie Nights ? That should be #1.

  • JohnYo

    ashley judd fully naked at the end of bug anyone?

  • C

    Brad Pitt’s ass graces the screen often. Troy, Legend of the Falls, I think Thelma and Lousie.

  • T C
  • Guy Incognito

    As mentioned the Bradd Pitt flash in Fight Club isn’t of any nudity. Early in the film, before Edward Norton has met Tyler Durden, Brad Pitt flashes into 2 or 3 scenes for just a frame or two. The most noticeable one is in the alley after the first (I think) group session. It’s the same splicing idea mentioned later in the movie, to see if the audience is paying attention and to get them to question what they are seeing.

  • Anon E. Moose

    Am I the only one who paused the fuck out of Scarlet Johansson’s ass at the beginning of Lost in Translation and her panty shot in The Perfect Score?

  • Sean

    I love seeing ScarJo’s ass and Heather Graham’s body as much as the next guy, but i think the true mostly paused scene is the Phoebe Cates pool scene from Fast Times.

  • J-lo in a thing, worth pausing to watch over and over and over! lol

  • OK yeah, I totally spaced on that Brad Pitt one as all the other “flashes” were nudity related. I updated it with the frame(s) in question.

  • Nice list, for sure have paused during some of those movies at those exact points. A couple with Jennifer Love-Hewitt werent in there tho..forgot the movie she was in where she started to strip, was hot tho.

  • Jessica Rabbit goes commando? My dear Lord.

  • wisedrunker

    How about the “ghost” on 3 man and a little baby. The kid that suppose jump from that building or something like that

  • JoeandMarysOtherSon

    @ Anon E. Moose Damn, I forgot all about The Perfect Score….those were some nice panties.

  • I’ve paused for fight club and basic instinct but I never even knew about Jessica Rabbit..I’ll have to check it out

  • Aleina
  • Mateo

    I’m relieved the infamous “huge penis shot” from Fight Club is not featured on this list. That would have been disturbing…

  • Floyd Mayweather Jr.

    Fuck Pac-Man! Takin’ them power pellets and beating up on big dudes.

  • Jon R

    I am surprised Natalie Portman’s scene from V Vendetta wasn’t in this, when she is with the evil bishop dude and she falls off the bed 😀

  • Governmentyard

    No mention of Bound? Wild Things?

    Scarlett Johansson’s arse in Translation is as much her actual arse as Helena B-C’s tits in Fight Club are her actual norks. Which is not at all.

  • Yournewmessiah

    Rosario Dawson butt-assed naked in Alexander! She gotz some whoopers, son!

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