The Best Movies of the 2000s

#17.  Children of Men [2006]: Movies about the future often ponder what a post-apocalyptic world would look like.  But what would happen if the human race suddenly became infertile?  Well, Children of Men is a story that explores this very question.  Set in the United Kingdom in 2027, the film is about the discovery of the first woman to become pregnant in 18 years.  Directed and co-written by the great Alfonso Cuarón (Y Tu Mama Tambien, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban), the film deals with how the citizens of the world become increasingly paranoid and xenophobic as the future existence of the race comes into question.  Clive Owen plays the lead role as “Theo,” the man charged with transporting the pregnant woman (Kee) to the “Human Project,” a group of scientists committed to curing the infertility epidemic.  The film is haunting, brilliantly shot, and quite suspenseful as it follows Theo and Kee as they seek safe passage.

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