Top-10 Scenes which make everyone hit pause

Have you ever noticed weird scenes or awkward characters when watching a movie? Maybe, you have encountered shots that seem like an editing mistake? If your answer is yes, it’s possible you’ve encountered an Easter Egg (a codified message) or simply became the subject of a joke by the producer of the movie. compiled a list of scenes which confuse everyone, making them hit pause.

Turning into Shelby – Memento (2000)

A Scene from «Memento»
«Memento» , one of Christopher Nolan’s first movies has long become a classic thriller. When rewatching this masterpiece, pay attention to the fact that when Guy Pierce's character is telling a story about «one guy», he turns into Shelby for a split second.

Sharon Stone crosses her legs - «Basic Instinct» (1992)

Basic Instinct - Interrogation Scene
There is nothing surprising here. Paul Verhoeven's erotic thriller helped Sharon Stone rise to the rank of a superstar through her character, murderess Catherine Tramell attempts to seduce Michael Douglas’s character briefly exposing various parts of her body. The movie inspired a number of parodies and does not cease to attract the interest of teenage boys.

Jennifer Lopez and her multimillion buttocks - The Back-up Plan (2010)

Jennifer Lopez in The Back-up Plan
Jennifer Lopez in The Back-up Plan
Jennifer Lopez has tried herself as an actress, singer, dancer, designer, but she owes her true fame to her butt. The comedy «The Back-up Plan» (2010) gave the audience a rare opportunity to glance at the actress’s moneymaker.

A Stormtrooper bangs his head - Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)

The legendary Stormtrooper scene
Starwars fans know this scene very well. George Lucas, apparently, decided to make a joke, when he left the scene, where a Stormtrooper bangs his head on the Death Star, when launching the attack. And although very few can spot this on the first watch, if you do re-watch the scene, you won’t be able to turn away from this almost comic situation.

Jamie Lee Curtis’s body in Trading Places (1983)

 Seductress Jamie Lee Curtis
Seductress Jamie Lee Curtis
Scream Queen Jamie Lee Curtis has always been famous for her beauty, but only in 1983 did the audience see her topless in the movie «Trading Places». The scene was so memorable that the movie «Scream» (1996) contained several references to the episode.

Brad Pitt's appearances in «Fight Club» (1999)

The rules of Fight Club
«Fight Club» by director David Fincher based on Chuck Palahniuk’s novel is full of pause-worthy moments. Some of them are obvious, whereas about the other ones the audience learnt only after watching the film. In particular, Brad Pitt on several instances appears in different scenes for a split second – for instance, behind the doctor at the hospital or in Edward Norton's hero’s office.

Captain America's shield in «Iron Man» (2010)

The appearance of Captain America's shield
One of the first Easter eggs, connecting the Marvel Universe, was the appearance of Captain America's Shield in «Iron Man». Later the audience found out that Tony’s father (Robert Downey Jr.) was one of the Captain’s creators.

Letters «S.E.X.» - The Lion King (1994)

Secret message in the Lion King
Even before YouTube, this scene from the Oscar-winning cartoon became one of the first viral videos. The cartoon artists are famous for their love to leave encrypted messages for grown-ups in kids’ movies, however, in this instance the word «sex» is more likely to be a mere coincidence.

Naked Nicole Kidman - Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

An episode from the movie «Eyes Wide Shut»
Naked celebrities are always worth a pause, and this scene from Stanley Kubrick’s last film is one of them. Kidman and Cruise did everything for the great director, and their on-screen nudity turned out breathtaking.

A detailed map of Gotham – Suicide Squad (2016)

Suicide Squad
DC produces films for their fans more rarely than Marvel, but their Easter eggs are occasionally much more significant. For example, let's take the birds-eye view of Gotham in «Suicide Squad» with Margot Robbie and Jared Leto as the leading actors, which can help you spot numerous references and Easter eggs.