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1. Giant (1956)

G | 201 min | Drama, Western

7.6
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84 Metascore

Sprawling epic covering the life of a Texas cattle rancher and his family and associates.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Carroll Baker

Votes: 31,915 | Gross: $35.00M

2. All the Money in the World (2017)

R | 132 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.8
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72 Metascore

The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty to pay the ransom.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg, Romain Duris

Votes: 64,514 | Gross: $25.11M

3. Cloud Atlas (2012)

R | 172 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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55 Metascore

An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.

Directors: Tom Tykwer, Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 331,681 | Gross: $27.11M

4. The World is Not Enough (1999)

PG-13 | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.4
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57 Metascore

James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) uncovers a nuclear plot when he protects an oil heiress from her former kidnapper, an international terrorist who can't feel pain.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Sophie Marceau, Robert Carlyle, Denise Richards

Votes: 179,196 | Gross: $126.94M

5. Tin Star (2017– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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Ex undercover UK cop turned police chief of a small town in the Canadian Rockies does what he must to defend his family from those in power whether it's the oilmen, the preachers or the gangsters.

Stars: Tim Roth, Genevieve O'Reilly, Abigail Lawrie, Christina Hendricks

Votes: 9,871

6. King Kong (1976)

PG | 134 min | Adventure, Horror

5.9
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61 Metascore

A petroleum exploration expedition comes to an isolated island and encounters a colossal giant gorilla.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Charles Grodin, Jessica Lange, John Randolph

Votes: 28,119 | Gross: $52.61M

7. The Last Picture Show (1971)

R | 118 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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93 Metascore

In 1951, a group of high schoolers come of age in a bleak, isolated, atrophied West Texas town that is slowly dying, both culturally and economically.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Ben Johnson

Votes: 38,906 | Gross: $29.13M

8. Syriana (2005)

R | 128 min | Drama, Thriller

6.9
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76 Metascore

A politically charged epic about the state of the oil industry in the hands of those personally involved in and affected by it.

Director: Stephen Gaghan | Stars: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Amanda Peet, Kayvan Novak

Votes: 122,016 | Gross: $50.82M

9. Toni Erdmann (2016)

R | 162 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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93 Metascore

A practical joking father tries to reconnect with his hard working daughter by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her CEO's life coach.

Director: Maren Ade | Stars: Sandra Hüller, Peter Simonischek, Michael Wittenborn, Thomas Loibl

Votes: 39,742 | Gross: $1.48M

10. Monster Trucks (2016)

PG | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.6
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41 Metascore

A young man working at a small town junkyard discovers and befriends a creature which feeds on oil being sought by a fracking company.

Director: Chris Wedge | Stars: Lucas Till, Jane Levy, Thomas Lennon, Barry Pepper

Votes: 14,115 | Gross: $33.37M

11. The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)

R | 83 min | Comedy

6.5
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A series of short, highly irreverent, and often tasteless skits.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Evan C. Kim, Soo-Han Bong, Bill Bixby, George Lazenby

Votes: 16,169

12. Rose Red (2002)

PG-13 | 254 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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A group of people with psychic powers are invited to spend the night in a haunted house.

Stars: Nancy Travis, Matt Keeslar, Kimberly J. Brown, David Dukes

Votes: 20,664

13. Sorcerer (1977)

PG | 121 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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68 Metascore

Four unfortunate men from different parts of the globe agree to risk their lives transporting gallons of nitroglycerin across dangerous South American jungle.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Roy Scheider, Bruno Cremer, Francisco Rabal, Amidou

Votes: 15,646 | Gross: $12.00M

14. The Wages of Fear (1953)

Not Rated | 131 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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In a decrepit South American village, four men are hired to transport an urgent nitroglycerine shipment without the equipment that would make it safe.

Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot | Stars: Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, Peter van Eyck, Folco Lulli

Votes: 49,935

15. A Bay of Blood (1971)

R | 84 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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The murder of a wealthy countess, which was erroneously deemed suicide, triggers a chain reaction of brutal killings in the surrounding bay area, as several unscrupulous characters try to take over her large estate.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Claudine Auger, Luigi Pistilli, Claudio Camaso, Anna Maria Rosati

Votes: 8,397

16. On Deadly Ground (1994)

R | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

4.6
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33 Metascore

A mystical martial artist/environmental Agent takes on a ruthless oil corporation.

Director: Steven Seagal | Stars: Steven Seagal, Michael Caine, Joan Chen, John C. McGinley

Votes: 21,172 | Gross: $38.59M

17. The Pinchcliffe Grand Prix (1975)

G | 88 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.5
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Reodor Felgen decides that he will enter a car race to defeat his former friend who has stolen his plans for a car.

Director: Ivo Caprino | Stars: Wenche Foss, Per Theodor Haugen, Harald Heide-Steen Jr., Leif Juster

Votes: 11,932

18. Deadlier Than the Male (1967)

Approved | 98 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.4
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British agent Bulldog Drummond is assigned to stop a master criminal who uses beautiful women to do his killings.

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Richard Johnson, Elke Sommer, Sylva Koscina, Nigel Green

Votes: 1,248

19. The Runner (I) (2015)

R | 90 min | Drama

4.7
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39 Metascore

In the aftermath of the 2010 BP oil spill, an idealistic but flawed politician is forced to confront his dysfunctional life after his career is destroyed in a sex scandal.

Director: Austin Stark | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Sarah Paulson, Peter Fonda, Connie Nielsen

Votes: 4,682

20. The Last Winter (2006)

Not Rated | 101 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.6
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69 Metascore

The American oil company North Corporation is building an ice road to explore the remote Northern Arctic National Wildlife Refuge seeking oil. The independent environmentalists together ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Fessenden | Stars: Ron Perlman, James Le Gros, Connie Britton, Zach Gilford

Votes: 8,317 | Gross: $0.03M

21. The Formula (1980)

R | 117 min | Crime, Thriller

5.6
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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.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: George C. Scott, Marlon Brando, Marthe Keller, John Gielgud

Votes: 2,263

22. Noble (2014)

PG-13 | 100 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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63 Metascore

Christina Noble overcomes the harsh difficulties of her childhood in Ireland to discover her destiny on the streets of Saigon. A true story.

Director: Stephen Bradley | Stars: Deirdre O'Kane, Sarah Greene, Gloria Cramer Curtis, Brendan Coyle

Votes: 1,421 | Gross: $0.35M

23. The Brady Bunch in the White House (2002 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Family

3.4
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Mike Brady becomes the President of the United States, and names Carol as his V.P..

Director: Neal Israel | Stars: Shelley Long, Gary Cole, Chad Doreck, Autumn Reeser

Votes: 845

24. The Street Fighter (1974)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.1
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Tough karate master Terry Tsurugi takes it upon himself to protect a late businessman's daughter from the Yakuza.

Director: Shigehiro Ozawa | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Goichi Yamada, Yutaka Nakajima, Chiyoko Kazama

Votes: 4,295

25. Oklahoma Crude (1973)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Western

6.4
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In 1913, in Oklahoma, oil derrick owner Lena Doyle (Faye Dunaway), aided by her father (Sir John Mills) and a hobo (George C. Scott), is stubbornly drilling for oil despite the pressure from major oil companies to sell her land.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: George C. Scott, Faye Dunaway, John Mills, Jack Palance

Votes: 957

26. Clambake (1967)

TV-G | 99 min | Comedy, Musical

5.6
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The heir to an oil fortune trades places with a water-ski instructor at a Florida hotel to see if girls will like him for himself, rather than his father's money.

Director: Arthur H. Nadel | Stars: Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Will Hutchins, Bill Bixby

Votes: 2,229

27. Komodo (1999)

PG-13 | 90 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.2
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After witnessing his parents being killed by creatures on an island as a child, a young man is brought back to the island a few years later by his psychiatrist, only to be terrorized by the same creatures.

Director: Michael Lantieri | Stars: Jill Hennessy, Billy Burke, Kevin Zegers, Paul Gleeson

Votes: 3,102

28. W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings (1975)

PG | 91 min | Comedy

5.9
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W. Bright (Burt Reynolds) is a robber with a heart of gold who travels the South knocking off banks and gas stations owned by a corrupt businessman. When he hijacks a car, he meets an aspiring country band, the Dixie Dancekings, led by Dixie (Conny Van Dyke). The two sides eventually take a liking to one another, especially after the Dancekings realize the size of Bright's thefts. Trailed by ... See full summary »

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Art Carney, Conny Van Dyke, Jerry Reed

Votes: 825 | Gross: $17.44M

29. The Stars Fell on Henrietta (1995)

PG | 109 min | Drama

6.6
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The setting is early America during the oil boom. An elderly, down on his luck "oil man", Mr. Cox (Robert Duvall), finds himself in the town of Henrietta. Using unconventional methods, he ... See full summary »

Director: James Keach | Stars: Robert Duvall, Aidan Quinn, Frances Fisher, Brian Dennehy

Votes: 679 | Gross: $0.10M

30. The Mattei Affair (1972)

R | 116 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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Enrico Mattei helped change Italy's future, first as freedom-fighter against the Nazis, then as an investor in methane gas through a public company, A.G.I.P., and ultimately as the head of ... See full summary »

Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Luigi Squarzina, Peter Baldwin, Renato Romano

Votes: 1,431

31. Sahara Heat (1987)

Unrated | 100 min | Drama

5.1
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Photographer Lea visits her hubby Alfredo, who works on an oil rig in Morocco. Wherever she goes, she's given eerie dirty looks. She gives in to a couple of men, but then falls for thuggish bar owner Le Serpent and his bar boy.

Director: Aldo Lado | Stars: Fiona Gélin, Enzo De Caro, Yves Collignon, Joshua McDonald

Votes: 171

32. Double Indemnity (1973 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 75 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

4.6
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A scheming wife lures an insurance investigator into helping murder her husband and then declare it an accident. The investigator's boss, not knowing his man is involved in it, suspects murder and sets out to prove it.

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Richard Crenna, Lee J. Cobb, Robert Webber, Samantha Eggar

Votes: 505

33. Monsterwolf (2010 TV Movie)

R | 90 min | Fantasy, Horror

3.6
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A group of people who represent an oil company find new ground to drill for oil but then accidentally unleash a wolf-like creature. The creature wrecks havoc in the town and can only be stopped by the last surviving native American.

Director: Todor Chapkanov | Stars: Leonor Varela, Robert Picardo, Marc Macaulay, Steve Reevis

Votes: 890

34. Born of War (2014)

R | 109 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

4.3
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After her family is killed, Mina finds out her real father is a terrorist, and behind the killings. To get revenge, Mina works with British Intelligence to take him down.

Director: Vicky Jewson | Stars: James Frain, Sofia Black-D'Elia, Lydia Leonard, Michael Maloney

Votes: 340

35. Escape from Zahrain (1962)

Approved | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.1
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A hunted revolutionary leads a rag tag group of individuals through the desert in an attempt to elude the security forces and escape the fictitious Arab country of Zahrain.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Yul Brynner, Sal Mineo, Jack Warden, Madlyn Rhue

Votes: 557

36. Miami Magma (2011 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 87 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

3.3
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Follows prodigy vulcanologist Antoinette Vitrini and her sister Emily as they attempt to blow the whistle on an illegal oil drilling scheme before it sets off the eruption of a super-volcano directly beneath Miami.

Director: Todor Chapkanov | Stars: Anna Adair, Stacey Asaro, Cleavant Derricks, Joseph Diaz

Votes: 782

37. Mining for Ruby (2014)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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A widower dealing with his depression falls for an environmental activist.

Director: Zoe Quist | Stars: Billy Zane, Mischa Barton, Jonathan Bennett, Antoinette Kalaj

Votes: 235

38. Mee-Shee: The Water Giant (2005)

PG | 95 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

5.3
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A New York City oil company troubleshooter is brought to a remote B.C. lake to look for some lost machinery. Cancelling a trip to Disney World with his son, he decides to bring the boy ... See full summary »

Director: John Henderson | Stars: Bruce Greenwood, Daniel Magder, Rena Owen, Jacinta Wawatai

Votes: 666

39. Avalanche (1999)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Thriller

4.1
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A helicopter pilot work with a husband and his wife in the frozen North tagging foxes for the Environmental Protection Agency. When an avalanche hits the group, the husband is killed and ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Kroschel | Stars: Thomas Ian Griffith, Caroleen Feeney, R. Lee Ermey, C. Thomas Howell

Votes: 545

40. The Tiger Woman (1944)

Approved | 196 min | Adventure, Thriller

6.5
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Greedy oil speculators, led by Morgan, are trying to force Tiger Woman and her band of warriors from their jungle home. Allen Saunders of Inter-Ocean Oil wants to develop the oil, too, but fights with Tiger Woman to stop the bad guys.

Directors: Spencer Gordon Bennet, Wallace Grissell | Stars: Allan Lane, Linda Stirling, Duncan Renaldo, George J. Lewis

Votes: 105

41. The Paleface (1922)

G | 20 min | Short, Comedy, Western

6.9
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Buster helps a Native American tribe save their land from greedy oil barons.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox, Joe Roberts

Votes: 2,529

42. The Water Engine (1992 TV Movie)

110 min | Drama

6.9
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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 »

Director: Steven Schachter | Stars: Charles Durning, Patti LuPone, William H. Macy, John Mahoney

Votes: 246

43. Crude (2009)

Unrated | 105 min | Documentary

7.5
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75 Metascore

The story of lawsuit by tens of thousands of Ecuadorans against Chevron over contamination of the Ecuadorean Amazon.

Director: Joe Berlinger | Stars: Dan Ashley, Pablo Fajardo, Kent Robertson, German Yanez

Votes: 786 | Gross: $0.17M

44. Gran Casino (1947)

92 min | Drama, Musical

5.9
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After the mysterious disappearance of an oil well owner, one of his workers, Gerardo (Jorge Negrete) assumes the business management. Soon, the owner's sister (Libertad Lamarque) arrives ... See full summary »

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Libertad Lamarque, Jorge Negrete, Meche Barba, Agustín Isunza

Votes: 640

45. Åsa-Nisse - Wälkom to Knohult (2011)

89 min | Comedy

3.4
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Just a really really really bad movie, about a guy who finds oil.

Director: Fredrik Boklund | Stars: Kjell Bergqvist, Michael Segerström, Ann Petrén, Sissela Kyle

Votes: 1,076

46. The Footloose Heiress (1937)

Approved | 59 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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A spoiled rich girl tries to elope with a ne'er-do-well, but they are stopped by a charming hobo, who thwarts the mismatch. The girl's father, an embattled ad executive, rewards the hobo ... See full summary »

Director: William Clemens | Stars: Craig Reynolds, Ann Sheridan, Anne Nagel, William Hopper

Votes: 125

47. Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster (1992 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama

6.5
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The real-life struggle to contain the environmental and financial damage caused to Alaska by the oil spill from the Exxon Valdez is dramatized.

Director: Paul Seed | Stars: John Heard, Bob Gunton, Mark Metcalf, Bruce Gray

Votes: 243

48. Mexicali Rose (1939)

Passed | 59 min | Action, Adventure, Music

6.4
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Bad guys interested in oil profits attempt to take a mission away from poor Mexican children, but Gene and Frog save the day.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Noah Beery, Luana Walters

Votes: 71

49. Chain of Command (1994)

R | 97 min | Action, Thriller

4.2
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When Merrill Ross (Michael Dudikoff) is thought to be a C.I.A. agent gone bad and teaming with some other alphabet named agency to take over the oil rich country of Qumir, he finds he's in ... See full summary »

Director: David Worth | Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Todd Curtis, Keren Tishman, R. Lee Ermey

Votes: 474

50. Reverse Angle (2009 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 89 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

4.7
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Aspiring journalist Eve Pierson survives a devastating car crash but is left with complete amnesia. Remembering nothing, she must depend on a variety of characters to figure out who she is.

Director: Philippe Gagnon | Stars: Emmanuelle Vaugier, Anthony Lemke, Alain Goulem, David Patrick Green

Votes: 216



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