This sci-fi flick offers up the human race at its absolute bleakest. Based on P.D. James' novel of the same name, Children of Men takes place in 2027, a time where humans are no longer physically able to procreate. With global infertility threatening to destroy modern civilization, a former activist named Theo Faron (Clive Owen) unwittingly discovers the only living pregnant woman in nearly 20 years, and must keep her safe until she can deliver. Directed by Alfonso Cuarón, the film doesn't rely heavily on out-of-this-world special effects; but rather masterful cinematography, imagery, and camera work — eerily depicting a modern society not all that distant from our own.