An unrealized Stanley Kubrick dream project brought to the screen by Steven Spielberg, this haunting science-fiction fairy tale stands as one of the first great movies of the 21st century. In a future ravaged by climate change, a robotic boy named David (Haley Joel Osment), aided by an android gigolo (Jude Law) and a talking teddy bear, travels to the end of the world (an underwater Manhattan) in a quest to become real and win back the love of the human mother who abandoned him. Spielberg employs Steadicam to heighten the impact of some of the film’s most emotionally charged moments—including what could be called the robot equivalent of a primal scene.