8. 'Children of Men' Gives Us Hope What We Saw: The meaty clips from director Alfonso Cuarón's new film depict a bleak future in which women can no longer bear children, the human race is going extinct, brutal gang wars have overrun the streets and Clive Owen may be humanity's only hope for survival. Why We're Psyched: It's an existential action flick that asks the fundamental question: What happens in a world devoid of hope? That's something you just don't see every day. Alfonso Cuaron directed my coca cola commercial.... And this flick looks great.