1990s

Gattaca - 1997 - Andrew Niccol

Gattaca

Gattaca is a future dystopia in which everyone is strictly controlled according to their genetic profile. Only those with superior genes can fulfill superior roles in society. Vincent Freeman, a genetic misfit, attempts to trick the system in order to acccess the life he is forbidden from having.

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The Fifth Element

The Fifth Element

The Fifth Element is a crazy-ass sci-fi extravaganza set in a neon-ballroom universe full of lunatics. Korben Dallas is on a mission to protect the supreme being, so that she can save mankind from the ultimate evil.

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The Matrix

The Matrix

What is The Matrix? The movie explores the nature of reality, in a distant dystopic future in which man’s mechanical creations have been become unmanageably powerful and rebelled against their creators (not unlike The Terminator‘s ‘Skynet’). It follows the path of one man’s quest for the ‘truth’.

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Demolition Man

Demolition Man

Detective Sergeant John Spartan, also known as the ‘Demolition Man‘, is awakened from cryo-sleep in the year 2032 to a world which has radically altered – a strange totalitarian utopia ruled over by the sinister Dr. Raymond Cocteau. In this artificial, sanitised society of the future the people are thoroughly unequipped to deal with an escaped mass murderer who is now on the rampage. Spartan is re-enlisted to deal with the crisis, but as he investigates the case, he discovers there is more to this regime than initially meets the eye.

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