85. Children of Men (2006). Directed by Alfonso Cuaron

Children of Men (2006) score: 89%

There are few gritty future-set films which come even close to Children of Men for pure intensity and enjoyment despite the misery it presents. It’s a seamless blend of fantasy and realism that will never cease making me petrified for the future even though its main plot strand follows the slightly silly proposition that all women are no longer able to conceive.

The cast is transformatively fantastic; several actors are barely recognisable in their guises, and not necessarily because of their costumes, hair or makeup. It’s possibly Cuaron’s best film, though as a Harry Potter fan I am slightly biased.

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