Yes, Gattica is very Logan’s Run like, but a better story.
Contact was very interesting. I thought the dream sequence/contact was too simple, but I don’t think they could have done anything that would really satisfy. I’m a sci-fi fan myself, but a sucker for a good story no matter the genre. I haven’t seen most of the movies on your list, but I will. Whale Rider is a very good movie. You might also like Rabbit Proof Fence. My favorite Christmas film is Miracle of 34th Street (1947) with Edmund Gwenn and Natalie Wood
Oldies but goodies (must see):
The Dirty Dozen
Bird Man of Alcatraz
A Man Called Horse
And always, Cool Hand Luke.
My husband and I watched The Departed a few nights ago. I recommend, but it doesn’t make the must see list.
The last movie I actually paid to see was Dragon Wars (my husband’s idea. We get out maybe once or twice a year and he had to pick this one *rolls eyes*) The worst movie perhaps ever made. I have never walked out of a theater, and I still haven’t, but I came very close with this one.
Edit: oohh...Serching for Bobby Fischer