Bioethics at the Box Office: Biotechnology Edition



CBHD often receives requests from educators and other individuals for popular resources that engage bioethics through various media (fiction, film, and television). In this edition, we offer a recap of materials relevant to biotechnology that have premiered on the silver screen or television. Readers are cautioned that the films represent a wide variety of genres and may not be appropriate for all audiences. The reason for the rating classification is provided where available. Viewers are encouraged to read annotations/synopses available through such websites as or If there is a film you think we missed, email us at



  • I Am Legend (2007, PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence)
  • Repo! The Genetic Opera! (2008, R for strong bloody violence and gore, language, some drug and sexual content)



Updated December 2016