In future society, genetic material will determine one's status

Andrew Niccol : director
In a sterile future where people are genetically engineered to be perfect, a man with inferior DNA (Ethan Hawke) hatches a plan to swap identities with someone genetically superior. Gattaca was before its time about cloning, genetic profiling and stem cell research.
After Gattaca, the debate intensified about embryonic stem cells. They can treat diseases, but they could also lead to the reproductive cloning seen in Gattaca.

Gattaca (1997)