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The 28 Most Paused Movie Moments Of All Time

From the antiquated VHS tapes to the more modern Netflix, the pause button is often used whether for future plot points or simply nefarious means. Here are the 28 most paused moments.

1/ Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) – On any list of paused moments, you have to include Fast Times. Phoebe Cates, playing Linda Barrett, and Jennifer Jason Lee, playing Stacy Hamilton, are going for an afternoon swim as Stacy’s older brother Brad is watching over them. When Phoebe Cates exits the pool in her skimpy red bikini, only to remove it completely, every single tape stopped.


2/ Wild Things (1998) – Take Phoebe Cates’ pool scene, turn it up to 11 and add in a second woman and you have Wild Things, a movie basically plucked from a teenagers head. The moment Neve Campbell and Denise Richards kiss is one of the only reasons this movie was successful.


Amy Heckerling, Fast Times At Ridgemont High

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