10 Movies Like Children of Men

It is the year 2057, and the Sun is in its latter stages of life. In order to kickstart the Sun and get back to Earth, eight multinational astronauts are aboard the spaceship Icarus II piloting a massive stellar bomb. Their goal is to kickstart the Sun and then get back to Earth. Icarus II picks up the distress beacon of its predecessor, Icarus I, as it slingshots past Mercury.

Icarus I was the first ship to try a mission like this, but it went missing seven years earlier. The proximity of the ship to Mercury prevented its transmissions from reaching Earth, but it did not prevent Icarus II from being able to intercept them. Cape, the ship’s physicist, suggests to Kaneda, the ship’s captain, that they alter their trajectory and take control of the Icarus I. He bases this recommendation on the reasoning that having two payloads has a better probability of success than having only one.

Mace, the ship’s engineer, is against the deviation because he believes it to be dangerous. Trey, the ship’s navigator, calculates and implements a trajectory to intercept Icarus I. However, he forgets to realign the shields that protect the ship from the sun, which results in damage to four shield panels. If the damage to the shield panels is not repaired, the ship and all of its crew members will be killed.

Similar Movies to Children of Men

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1. 2001: A Space Odyssey


A tribe of hominins on the prehistoric veldt is chased away from its watering well by another tribe that is in competition with it. The following day, they notice that an extraterrestrial monolith has materialized in their midst. This monolith teaches them how to make use of a bone as a weapon, and when they have completed their first hunt, they return to drive their competitors away using the newly discovered instrument. After a period of millions of years, Dr.…

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2. Ex Machina


Caleb Smith, a programmer who works for the industry-leading search engine business Blue Book, becomes victorious in an office competition to win a trip for one week to the lavish and secluded house of the company's CEO, Nathan Bateman. Nathan lives in a contemporary house that is located close to a waterfall and some hills. He lives alone himself with the exception of a maid named Kyoko, who, according to Nathan, is unable to speak English. Nathan tells Caleb, after…

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3. Lawrence of Arabia


In 1935, Lawrence was involved in a motorbike accident that ultimately took his life. A reporter attends the memorial service for the wonderful and mysterious man at St. Paul's Cathedral. There, the reporter tries, but with little success, to get information about the man from individuals who knew him. The narrative then returns to the time of the First World War. In the British Army, Lawrence stands out for both his brazen attitude and his impressive level of education. He…

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4. Sunshine


It is the year 2057, and the Sun is in its latter stages of life. In order to kickstart the Sun and get back to Earth, eight multinational astronauts are aboard the spaceship Icarus II piloting a massive stellar bomb. Their goal is to kickstart the Sun and then get back to Earth. Icarus II picks up the distress beacon of its predecessor, Icarus I, as it slingshots past Mercury. Icarus I was the first ship to try a mission…

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5. Cloud Atlas


The timeline of the story spans hundreds of years, and it moves around from one era to the next until each individual plot thread is resolved. The characters from earlier episodes leave behind writings that are discovered in later storylines. Characters appear to have survived from one age to the next, yet their ties to one another have evolved. It is common for slaves or abusers to switch places, which may point to reincarnation or another form of link between…

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6. Blade Runner


Note that due to the fact that Blade Runner has been remade multiple times, the events that are unique to each version have been omitted from this synopsis. For a discussion of the plot elements that are unique to each version of Blade Runner, see the article on "Blade Runner Versions."A former police officer named Rick Deckard is taken into custody by Officer Gaff in the month of November 2019 in Los Angeles. He is then brought to his former…

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7. Arrival


Hannah, the daughter of linguist Louise Banks, passes away at the age of twelve as a result of an incurable illness. There are twelve alien spaceships circling the Earth, each in a different part of the planet's atmosphere. The nations that have been impacted by this phenomenon have dispatched military personnel and scientists to keep an eye on and investigate the object. In the United States, Colonel Weber of the United States Army hires Banks and physicist Ian Donnelly to investigate…

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8. Dune


In the distant future, the Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV rules over the entirety of the observable universe. Because it lengthens one's life and broadens one's consciousness, the Spice Melange is considered the most valuable substance in the empire. In addition, the Spice enables the Spacing Guild to fold space, which opens the door to risk-free and immediate travel between the stars. Shaddam is compelled by the Guild to reveal the details of a plot that could put an end to…

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9. The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring


In the second age of Middle-earth, the Rings of Power are bestowed to the rulers of the three major races: men, dwarves, and elves. Unbeknownst to them, the Dark Lord Sauron forges the One Ring in Mount Doom, imbuing it with a significant portion of his own power in order to supplant the other Rings and take control of Middle-earth. His ultimate goal is to destroy the One Ring and rule all of Middle-earth. In Mordor, a last-ditch alliance of…

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10. Dune: Part One


In the distant future, the Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV of House Corrino appoints Duke Leto of House Atreides, the ruler of the ocean planet Caladan, to succeed House Harkonnen as the fief holder of Arrakis. Arrakis is a harsh desert planet and the only source of "spice," a valuable substance that gives its users increased vitality and awareness. It is essential for faster-than-light interplanetary travel since it bestows limited prescience on Spacing Guild Navigators, allowing them to navigate interstellar space…

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