District 9 was harsh, a bit gross, and very, very beautiful.
Granted, that's a strange thing to say about a science fiction movie with crustacean-like aliens, but the story itself was beautiful. It made me really care about the prawns and I even liked Wikus a bit by the end. Just a bit, mind you. It's essentially apartheid told through a science fictional setting, but I think the director does it really well. Go out and see it, if it's playing near you.