Most Popular Oil Business Movies and TV Shows
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1. The Aviator (2004)
PG-13 | 170 min | Biography, Drama
A biopic depicting the early years of legendary Director and aviator Howard Hughes' career from the late 1920s to the mid 1940s.
Votes: 309,294 | Gross: $102.61M
2. Jarhead (2005)
R | 125 min | Biography, Drama, War
A psychological study of operations desert shield and desert storm during the gulf war; through the eyes of a U.S marine sniper who struggles to cope with the possibility his girlfriend may be cheating on him back home.
Votes: 162,559 | Gross: $62.66M
3. Local Hero (1983)
PG | 111 min | Comedy, Drama
An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery. But things don't go as expected.
Votes: 18,804 | Gross: $5.90M
4. Elevator to the Gallows (1958)
Not Rated | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A self-assured businessman murders his employer, the husband of his mistress, which unintentionally provokes an ill-fated chain of events.
Votes: 18,425 | Gross: $0.11M
5. The Formula (1980)
R | 117 min | Crime, Thriller
The synthetic fuel production formula, invented by the Nazis at the end of World War II, is sought after by some who aim to sell it, and by others who wish to destroy it.
6. The Age of Stupid (2009)
Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, History, War
A future archivist looks at old footage from the year 2008 to understand why humankind failed to address climate change.
7. Strange Bedfellows (1965)
98 min | Comedy
In London, stuffy statesman Carter Harrison meets Toni, a Bohemian artist with a hot Italian temper. The two impulsively marry and then find that they disagree on everything. Shortly ... See full summary »
8. Hold the Dream (1986)
195 min | Drama, Romance
Four-part, four-hour follow-up to A Woman of Substance (1984) with Deborah Kerr, now playing Emma Harte at age eighty in the last winter of her life and dealing with her granddaughter Paula... See full summary »
9. New York Confidential (1955)
Approved | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A top syndicate crime boss and his corrupt politicians, make multi-million deals and order murders , until the vicious pattern finally catches up to him.
11. The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power (1992– )
PG-13 | Documentary
The globe-spanning story of the oil industry from the first strikes of the 19th century through the Gulf War. The industry's colorful characters and oil's key role in 20th century history are brought to life by participants and historians.
12. The Water Engine (1992 TV Movie)
110 min | Drama
In the 1930s, Charles Lang invents an engine that runs using water for fuel. But when he tries to get it patented, he is first offered a ridiculously low amount. When he refuses, he is ... See full summary »
13. Bachelor Bait (1934)
Passed | 74 min | Comedy, Romance
A well-meaning but bumbling clerk at the Marriage License Bureau winds up getting fired. He decides to open up his own "matchmaking" business and takes a personal interest in his clients, ... See full summary »
14. Untamed (1929)
Approved | 86 min | Drama
When her rich oilman father is killed, Bingo, raised in the wilds of South America, inherits the company. Her guardians Ben and Howard send her to New York for civilizing but on the way she... See full summary »
Votes: 406 | Gross: $0.71M
16. Mister Cinderella (1936)
Approved | 75 min | Comedy
Automotive mogul Peter Randolph needs backers for his diesel engine. Eccentric millionaire Aloysius P. Merriweather is invited to dinner, but he sends barber Joe Jenkins in his place.
21. Älä nuolase... (1962)
113 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance
Two guys working at a gas station invest their modest lottery prize in a scheme to increase their wealth by marrying some real money. Posing as Texas oil millionaires with Finnish descent, ... See full summary »
NCIS: New Orleans (2014– )
Hell on the High Water
TV-14 | 40 min | Crime, Drama
During a murder investigation, Pride gets trapped on an oil rig that's about to explode due to a gas leak.
American Playhouse (1981– )
Life Under Water
56 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Young man, who can't get along with the rest of the world, especially his mother, decides to try to take his life in his own hands.
Racket Squad (1950– )
Small Town Racket
30 min | Crime, Drama
Local businessmen take instantly to John Riley, a geologist who's moving to town from Cleveland. They do their research and find he's a geologist who's made a fortune in locating oil ... See full summary »