Movies about oil

Movies about oil
List of the best movies about oil, production and refining, selected by visitors to our site: The Runner, The Rig, The 7 Adventures of Sinbad, Downstream, The Newton Boys, The Formula, American Honey, A Most Violent Year, Boom Town, Deepwater Horizon.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
The Runner (2015)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:06

In the aftermath of the BP oil spill, an idealistic but imperfect New Orleans politician (Nicolas Cage) finds his plans of restoration unraveling as his own life becomes contaminated with corruption, scandal and deceit.

The Rig (2010)
Markimdb: 3.2
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:34

In the midst of a tropical storm, the crew of an offshore oil rig must survive the rampage of a creature after invading its undersea habitat.

The 7 Adventures of Sinbad (2010)
Markimdb: 2.5
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA

Sinbad, the original Prince of Persia, must complete seven tasks in order to save the world from catastrophe.

Downstream (2010)
Markimdb: 3.7
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUSA
Duration01:41

Wes Keller is a young man living in a world where oil has collapsed, the food supply has been wiped out, and cancer rates for women have skyrocketed, depleting the female population. In a barbaric environment where bio fuel, batteries, bullets and people are currency and marauders roam free, Wes tries to escape to a mythical world run on cold fusion "Plutopia", a place that may only exist in the mind. THE BILL IS DUE. 'Downstream' is a view of the not so distant future. We follow a young man (everyone's son) as he pays the price for society's decadence.

The Newton Boys (1998)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, drama, western, crime, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:53

Four Newton brothers are a poor farmer family in the 1920s. The oldest of them, Willis, one day realizes that there's no future in the fields and offers his brothers to become a bank robbers. Soon the family agrees. They become very famous robbers, and five years later execute the greatest train robbery in American history.

The Formula (1980)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrethriller, crime
CountryWest Germany, USA
Duration01:57

A detective uncovers a formula that was devised by the Nazis in WW II to make gasoline from synthetic products, thereby eliminating the necessity for oil--and oil companies. A major oil company finds out about it and tries to destroy the formula and anyone who knows about it.

American Honey (2016)
Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:25

A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits.

A Most Violent Year (2014)
Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates
Duration02:05

A thriller set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city's history, and centered on a the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on opportunities as the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built.

Boom Town (1940)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, western
CountryUSA
Duration01:59

McMasters and Sand come to oil towns to get rich. Betsy comes West intending to marry Sand but marries McMasters instead. Getting rich and losing it all teaches McMasters and Sand the value of personal ties.

Deepwater Horizon (2016)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, history
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
Duration02:15

A story set on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which exploded during April 2010 and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

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Syriana (2005)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates
Duration02:08

The Middle Eastern oil industry is the backdrop of this tense drama, which weaves together numerous story lines. Bennett Holiday is an American lawyer in charge of facilitating a dubious merger of oil companies, while Bryan Woodman, a Switzerland-based energy analyst, experiences both personal tragedy and opportunity during a visit with Arabian royalty. Meanwhile, veteran CIA agent Bob Barnes uncovers an assassination plot with unsettling origins.

Backstabbing for Beginners (2018)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, history
CountryDenmark, Canada, USA
Duration01:47

An idealistic young employee at the U.N. investigates the grizzly murder of his predecessor – and uncovers a vast global conspiracy that may involve his own boss.

Hellfighters (1968)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:01

The adventures of oil well fire specialist Chance Buckman (based on real-life Red Adair), who extinguishes massive fires in oil fields around the world.

Hell or High Water (2016)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, western, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:40

A divorced dad and his ex-con brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's farm in West Texas.

Texas Across the River (1966)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, western
CountryUSA
Duration01:41

The Louisiana wedding of debutante Phoebe Ann Naylor to Don Andrea de Baldasar, El Duce de la Casala is stopped by the Cavalry over a matter of honor. Don Andrea flees across the river to Texas, where he meets up with Sam Hollis and his Indian sidekick, Kronk, who are carrying rifles to the town of Moccasin Flats. Don Andrea rescues an Indian maiden, Lonetta, tames some longhorns, competes with Sam for Phoebe's affections, eludes a Comanche war party and the cavalry and ultimately saves the town and gets his girl.

Blowing Wild (1953)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, drama, adventure, western
CountryUSA
Duration01:30

Wildcatter Jeff Dawson does his best to bring in a gusher in Mexico despite continual bandit raids. He asks for help from his ex-employer Ward Conway, but Conway, now married to Dawson's ex-lover Marina refuses, fearing that his wife will want to renew her romance with the other man.

Pocket Listing (2016)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, comedy, crime
CountryUSA

A satirical thriller about L.A.'s real estate roller coaster. Double crosses, adultery, murder, mistaken identity, and revenge ensues when a mysterious power player and his sultry wife hire a disgraced Los Angeles property broker to discreetly market and sell their Malibu villa.

Flight of the Phoenix (2004)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:53

When an Amacor oil rig in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia proves unproductive, Captain Frank Towns and copilot "A.J." are sent to shut the operation down. However, on their way to Beijing, a major dust storm forces them to ditch their C-119 Flying Boxcar in an uncharted area of the desert.

Comes a Horseman (1978)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama, western
CountryUSA
Duration01:58

Ella Connors is a single woman who gets pressured to sell her failing cattle farm to her corrupt ex suitor, Jacob Ewing. She asks for help from her neighbor, Frank Athearn. As Ella and Frank fight back through stampedes, jealousy, betrayal, and sabotage...they eventually find love.

There Will Be Blood (2007)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:38

Ruthless silver miner, turned oil prospector, Daniel Plainview moves to oil-rich California. Using his adopted son to project a trustworthy, family-man image, Plainview cons local landowners into selling him their valuable properties for a pittance. However, local preacher Eli Sunday suspects Plainviews motives and intentions, starting a slow-burning feud that threatens both their lives.

The Salvation (2014)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, western
CountryDenmark, United Kingdom, South Africa, Sweden, Belgium
Duration01:32

In 1870s America, a peaceful American settler kills his family's murderer which unleashes the fury of a notorious gang leader. His cowardly fellow townspeople then betray him, forcing him to hunt down the outlaws alone.

The Beverly Hillbillies (1993)
Markimdb: 5
Genrecomedy, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:33

Jed Clampett and kin move from Arkansas to Beverly Hills when he becomes a billionaire, after an oil strike. The country folk are very naive with regard to life in the big city, so when Jed starts a search for a new wife there are inevitably plenty of takers and con artists ready to make a fast buck

The Oddsockeaters (2016)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryCzech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia

Oddsockeaters are small invisible creatures, responsible for socks that go missing when we only have one left from a pair. But unlike them, Seed’s gang wants to have a pair. In the end, they began their fight between two sets of values.

North Sea Hijack (1979)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:40

When terrorists take over two oil rigs, and threaten to blow them up if their demands are not met, an eccentric anti-terrorism expert volunteers his unique commando unit to stop them.

Pioneer (2013)
Markimdb: 6
Genrethriller, drama, adventure
CountryNorway, Germany, Sweden, France, Finland

Pioneer is set in the early '80s, at the beginning of the Norwegian Oil Boom. Enormous oil and gas deposits are discovered in the North Sea and the authorities aim to bring the oil ashore through a pipeline from depths of 500 meters. A professional diver, Petter, obsessed with reaching the bottom of the Norwegian Sea has the discipline, strength and courage to take on the world's most dangerous mission. But a sudden, tragic accident changes everything. Petter is sent on a perilous journey where he loses sight of who's pulling the strings. Gradually he realizes that he is in way over his head and that his life is at stake.

The World Is Not Enough (1999)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:08

Greed, revenge, world dominance and high-tech terrorism – it's all in a day's work for Bond, who's on a mission to protect a beautiful oil heiress from a notorious terrorist. In a race against time that culminates in a dramatic submarine showdown, Bond works to defuse the international power struggle that has the world's oil supply hanging in the balance.

Local Hero (1983)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:51

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.

The Odyssey (2016)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, adventure, biography
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration02:12

Biopic of the great French ocean-going adventurer and filmmaker

Black Gold (2011)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, adventure, military
CountryFrance, Italy, Qatar, Tunisia
Duration02:10

On the Arabian Peninsula in the 1930s, two warring leaders come face to face. The victorious Nesib, Emir of Hobeika, lays down his peace terms to rival Amar, Sultan of Salmaah. The two men agree that neither can lay claim to the area of no man’s land between them called The Yellow Belt. In return, Nesib adopts Amar’s two boys Saleeh and Auda as a guarantee against invasion. Twelve years later, Saleeh and Auda have grown into young men. Saleeh, the warrior, itches to escape his gilded cage and return to his father’s land. Auda cares only for books and the pursuit of knowledge. One day, their adopted father Nesib is visited by an American from Texas. He tells the Emir that his land is blessed with oil and promises him riches beyond his wildest imagination. Nesib imagines a realm of infinite possibility, a kingdom with roads, schools and hospitals all paid for by the black gold beneath the barren sand. There is only one problem. The precious oil is located in the Yellow Belt.

The Bravest (2019)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, drama
CountryChina

Based on real life events, the film revolves around the heroic efforts of a team of firefighters as they attempt to deal with a fire that breaks out at an oil refinery in Dalian




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