Gattaca (1997)

An elegant, cohesive, and wholly underrated scifi Classic.

Regan Humphrey

In the not-too-distant future, society is orchestrated by eugenics. Where one works, who one marries, and what one is capable of is decided before and by their birth. Vincent Anton (Ethan Hawke), one of few babies made by love instead of science, is ruled out for several occupations at his birth, including the one he dreams of–venturing into space as an astronaut. In order to achieve his dreams, he must assume the identity of someone who has the genetic credentials he lacks–Jerome Morrow (Jude Law). The steps he takes to become another person are almost as challenging as the steps he takes to keep others from finding out.


Soundtrack: 10%
Story: 100%
Writing: 90%
Diversity: 80%
Daring: 100%
Racism: PRESENT — 50%
Gender Bias: ABSENT — 0%
Homophobia: ABSENT — 0%

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