10. In Time
This film didn't do so well in the box office, thus giving me the notion that many people who possibly could have loved it (I speculate) may have missed it. It is a wonderfully perfect combination of a Robin Hood theme with Brave New World, with Shakespearean undertones. I loved this film, not because I felt the acting was crisp or on point, but because it made me angry, angry at the fact that our world could easily become this world. The basic need to move forward and forget the ills of the rest of the world is always in the forefront of our lives. While we might not walk over a dead persons body in the here and now, chances are we all see any variety of dead (or) dying, sick, and hungry on the TV, and simply change the channel. This film successfully portrays in, painstakingly, undertoned themes, horrors the real world can undergo to get to this eventuality. In Time confronts us with a future where time has become the only currency, however the time being spent is the time that is used to keep you alive. Essentially mortality is no longer a mystery, due to progress in genetic engineering. The body stops aging at 25, and your life clock, conveniently on your arm, begins to count down with one year remaining. Replenishing only from doing whatever labor is available, at whatever rate. While varied economic pressures and changes in price of everyday commodities continue to suppress the population into submission. The powers that control Time hoard away millions of years, yet maintain permanent underclasses throughout the country to maintain control and order, under the guise that "not everyone can live forever".