Ben’s Tens: A top ten list by Ben

Best movies of 2016 (so far)



Scarlett Johansson plays the actress Deanna in “Hail, Caesar!” The movie was directed by the Coen Brothers. The movie was set in 1950s Hollywood.

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10. “Terminus”: This was not a bad movie, just a little confusing. The special effects were phenomenal, but the cumulative plot was hard to follow. Overall, would recommend to someone that enjoys science fiction.

9. “Lazer Team”: Being the first YouTube Red movie, I was not completely sure what to expect. I assumed either the movie would be great or just horrible. It was great. Some of it did not even make sense, but it was still just enjoyable to watch.

8. “The Fifth Wave”: Maybe it was just because I did not read the book, but I thought the movie was intense and overall pretty great. It was very realistic, and science fiction movies are sometimes hard to watch when they are not realistic.

7. “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi”: The movie was a nonstop thriller. It really kept you on the edge of your seat. I also enjoyed seeing Jim from “The Office,” with a beard, fighting terrorists.

6.” Ride Along 2″: The first movie was not the funniest. When I heard that the sequel was coming out, I did not have high hopes. All of my expectations were exceeded. The movie was far more intense than the first one, and it was exciting to watch.

5. “Finest Hours”: To my knowledge, the movie did not receive a lot of publicity. Nevertheless, the amazing cinematography impressed me greatly. It is fun to watch movies that are set into the past, yet the video quality is absolutely amazing. It was an extremely underrated movie.

4.” Kung Fu Panda 3″: I honestly thought that the franchise was completely dead, but I was VERY wrong. The writers of the first two movies have created yet another masterpiece. If you have not seen it yet, I would highly recommend it.

3. “The Boy”: I am not a huge fan of horror movies, but I figured that I would make an exception for Maggie from “The Walking Dead.” “The Boy” was intense, and contained several jump scares. But, the plot was not filled with holes, as some horror movies usually are, so it was overall fun to watch.

2. “Hail Caesar”: It was extremely clever. I have always enjoyed movies directed by the Coen Brothers, and I was sure “Hail Caesar” was going to be a hit. I was completely right, It was like a historical movie mixed with action and comedy. The cast was completely packed with A-List stars.

1. “Dirty Grandpa”: So far, the best movie of 2016 that I have seen was “Dirty Grandpa” Both Zac Efron and Robert De Niro are hilarious. I would recommend to anyone who likes to laugh. Hopefully 2016 will continue to produce great movies.