Children of Men (2006)
Alfonso Cuarón's 2006 science fiction film Children of Men is a bona fide masterpiece, boasting excellent performances, an intelligent screenplay (based on a P.D. James novel), and enormously effective world-building. 11 years after its initial release it worryingly feels more relevant than ever.

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