See Children of Men
if you get a chance.
On the surface, the plot's a fairly straghtforward escape/chase action pic, with a less than enthusiastic main character along for the ride, but it's an action pic with an emotional wallop, thanks to the context and the "hero journey" of that character, played perfectly by Clive Owen.
Yes, it's about a dystopian future, but don't let the review reference to it as the "forceful Blade Runner for the 21st Century" fool you. Yes, it's sci-fi in terms of storytelling set in a possible future, but it's much more real sci-fi than most, thanks to the attention to societal detail of what's going on in the background - the context of the surface story.
Even includes a few chuckles along the way, with the action and the tears. The Pink Floyd-inspired view outside the window of the "Ark for the Arts" made me laugh out loud. And the character of the new mother has some of the best tension-breaking lines.
as well (for an aging boomer, at least.)
(Spoiler Alert in these parentheses - Got to admit I do get a kick out of movies that kill off major characters early in the game. Keeps you off balance and paying attention. Best kind of "gimmick.")