Most Popular Oil Industry Movies and TV Shows
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1. There Will Be Blood (2007)
R | 158 min | Drama
A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.
Votes: 468,621 | Gross: $40.22M
2. Body of Lies (2008)
R | 128 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A CIA agent on the ground in Jordan hunts down a powerful terrorist leader while being caught between the unclear intentions of his American supervisors and Jordan Intelligence.
Votes: 200,900 | Gross: $39.39M
3. Deepwater Horizon (2016)
PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Drama, History
A dramatization of the disaster in April 2010, when the offshore drilling rig called the Deepwater Horizon exploded, resulting in the worst oil spill in American history.
Votes: 135,255 | Gross: $61.28M
4. A Most Violent Year (2014)
R | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
In New York City 1981, an ambitious immigrant fights to protect his business and family during the most dangerous year in the city's history.
Votes: 60,778 | Gross: $5.74M
7. Toni Erdmann (2016)
R | 162 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 38,657 | Gross: $1.48M
9. State of Play (2003)
TV-14 | 57 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In London, a naive young politician becomes a suspect when his female assistant and mistress is killed in a suspicious accident. The politician's investigative journalist friend and his team uncover a government conspiracy.
10. The Runner (I) (2015)
R | 90 min | Drama
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.
11. Ice (2011)
184 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
It is 2020. Findings by environmental scientist Professor Thom Archer suggest that Halo, the corporate energy company drilling on the Greenland Glacier are causing it to melt. Archer's ... See full summary »
12. Pioneer (2013)
R | 111 min | Thriller
A thriller set at the beginning of the 1980's Norwegian Oil Boom and centered on a diver whose obsession with reaching the bottom of the Norwegian Sea leads to tragedy.
Votes: 4,488 | Gross: $0.01M
13. 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.
14. The Overnighters (2014)
PG-13 | 102 min | Documentary, Drama
Broken, desperate men chase their dreams and run from their demons in the North Dakota oil fields. A local Pastor risks everything to help them.
Votes: 2,235 | Gross: $0.11M
15. The Secret Life of Words (2005)
Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Romance
A hearing impaired factory worker gives up her first holiday in years and instead travels out to an oil rig, where she cares for a man suffering from severe burns.
Votes: 11,425 | Gross: $0.02M
16. Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006)
PG | 92 min | Documentary
A documentary that investigates the birth and death of the electric car, as well as the role of renewable energy and sustainable living in the future.
Votes: 11,880 | Gross: $1.68M
17. The Counterfeit Traitor (1962)
Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, Thriller, War
Blacklisted in modern day WW2, a Swedish oil trader opts to assist British Allies, by means of infiltrating and surveying Nazi Germany.
18. Blowing Wild (1953)
Approved | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
In South America, when Jeff Dawson and Dutch Peterson's oil rigs are dynamited by local bandits, the two partners resort to risky transportation of nitroglycerin to raise money.
19. Tulsa (1949)
Approved | 90 min | Action, Drama, Romance
In Tulsa, when a rancher dies during a feud with a major oil company, his daughter, driven by revenge, starts digging for oil herself.
20. The Age of Stupid (2009)
Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, History, News
A future archivist looks at old footage from the year 2008 to understand why humankind failed to address climate change.
21. Merchants of Doubt (2014)
PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary
A documentary that looks at pundits-for-hire who present themselves as scientific authorities as they speak about topics like toxic chemicals, pharmaceuticals and climate change.
Votes: 3,364 | Gross: $0.19M
23. The Big Fix (2012)
Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary
A documentary that examines the April 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico following the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig.
24. Dark Souls (2010)
R | 95 min | Horror, Thriller
A revengeful father embarks on a dark thrill ride of lost memories, conspiracy and zombie-like symptoms. Finding the mysterious darkness within is the source of the bizarre world he has uncovered.
25. Louisiana Story (1948)
Approved | 78 min | Adventure, Drama
The idyllic life of a young Cajun boy and his pet raccoon is disrupted when the tranquility of the bayou is broken by an oil well drilling near his home.
26. House of Saud: A Family at War (2018– )
180 min | Documentary
A look at the role of Saudi Arabia in recent years in politics and international conflicts, in particular at the changes in politics in recent years, as the kingdom is changing under the rule of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
27. 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 »
28. 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.
29. The Law of Enclosures (2000)
111 min | Drama
Story of the same couple, first in their teenage years and then in their twilight years, paradoxically set in the same time during the backdrop of the Gulf War in the Middle East.
TV-14 | 127 min | Documentary
Documentarian Josh Fox ("Gasland") travels the globe to meet with global climate change "warriors" who are committed to reversing the tide of global warming. Funny and tragic, inspiring and... See full summary »
Votes: 331 | Gross: $0.01M
32. Killing Cars (1986)
R | 104 min | Action, Thriller
In a complex story of automotive intrigue, oil barons, corporate finance, and international villainy, the inventor of an environmentally friendly car powered by energy cells becomes the ... See full summary »
33. Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster (1992 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 90 min | Drama
The real-life struggle to contain the environmental and financial damage caused to Alaska by the oil spill from the Exxon Valdez is dramatized.
34. Pump (2014)
PG | 88 min | Documentary
A documentary that tells the story of America's addiction to oil, from its corporate conspiracy beginnings to its current monopoly today, and explains clearly and simply how we can end it - and finally win choice at the pump.
Votes: 612 | Gross: $0.07M
29 min | Short
Narrated by two-time Oscar winner Emma Thompson, this documentary exposes how two of America's richest citizens, Charles and David Koch, built a vast apparatus to deny the science of climate change and get Republicans elected to office.
Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, War
The modern suburbs have ultimately become an unsustainable way of living. They were originally developed in an era of cheap oil, when the automobile became the center of the way people ... See full summary »
37. Greedy Lying Bastards (2012)
PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary
Melting sea ice, glacier loss and rising sea levels. Severe droughts and wildfires. Increasingly severe tornadoes, hurricanes, and flooding. Record heat waves. Climate change is no longer a... See full summary »
Votes: 236 | Gross: $0.09M
38. Black Wave: The Legacy of the Exxon Valdez (2008)
99 min | Documentary
In the early hours of March 24th 1989 the Exxon Valdez oil supertanker runs aground in Alaska. It discharges millions of gallons of crude oil. The incident becomes the biggest environmental... See full summary »
Director: Robert Cornellier
39. The Curse (1973)
100 min | Drama
An old man who works for a landlord brings a young worker to paint the house for him. The old landlord is alcoholic and has a young wife and together they manage a ranch. Little by little ... See full summary »
40. Elemental (2012)
TV-G | 92 min | Documentary, News
Elemental follows three outsiders who are obsessed by nature and driven by a deep desire to change the status quo. Rajendra Singh, an Indian government official gone rogue, mounts a ... See full summary »
41. The New American Century (2007 Video)
97 min | Documentary
Covers the historical, philosophical and economical background that suggests how the terrorist attacks of 2001 may have been perpetrated not by Muslim hijackers, but were conceived and orchestrated from within the very US administration.
Director: Massimo Mazzucco
42. A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash (2006 Video)
Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, War
A theatrical documentary on the planet's dwindling oil resources.
43. Born in Freedom: The Story of Colonel Drake (1954)
30 min | Drama, Short
In 1857 Edwin L. Drake is sent to investigate an oil seep in a creek near Titusville, Pennsylvania. After conferring with Dr. Brewer (the land owner) and Joel D. Angier (who devised a ... See full summary »
48. Wiebo's War (2011)
Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary
Tells the story of a Christian community, at war with the oil and gas industry. Wiebo Ludwig is a suspect in a series of pipeline bombings near his farm. The bombings echo a campaign of ... See full summary »
49. Burn: The Robert Wraight Story (2003 TV Movie)
Biography, Crime, Drama
Robert Wraight moves to a small town with his family to make a fresh start. Unfortunately things take a turn for the worst when the family is struck by disaster. Robert's recently purchased... See full summary »
50. Act of War: Direct Action (2005 Video Game)
T | Action, Thriller
Act of War is a frightening tale of suspense, international intrigue and geopolitical military conflict. This real-time strategy experience puts you squarely in control of counterterrorist ... See full summary »