Movies about oil

Movies about oil
List of the best movies about oil, production and refining, selected by visitors to our site: There Will Be Blood, Syriana, Pioneer, The World Is Not Enough, Deepwater Horizon, Home, Armageddon, Mad Max 2, The Wages of Fear, Loving Vincent.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:38
CharactersAlcoholics, Businessmen, Priests
PlotMoney, Obsession, Success, Oil, Rivalry
PlaceCalifornia, Small cities
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Smart, Epic, Intellectual

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.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates
Duration02:08
CharactersCIA, Spy
PlotPolitical, Oil, Self-sacrifice
StyleAction, Tense, Makes me think, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 6
Genrethriller, drama, adventure
CountryNorway, Germany, Sweden, France, Finland
PlotOn real events, Travel, Investigation, Obsession, Death
PlaceSea, Ocean
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Serious, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:08
CharactersSpy, Heroes, Scientists, James Bond
PlotFate, Oil
PlaceEngland, London, Turkey, Asia
StyleExciting, Serious, For men

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.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, history
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
Duration02:15
PlotOn real events, Survival, Disasters, Motorcycles, Death
PlaceSea, Aircraft, Ships, Ocean, Court
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Inspirational, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genredocumentary
CountryFrance
Duration01:53
PlotArt, Environmental disasters
PlaceNature
StyleMind-altering, Soulful, Philosophical, Deep Meaning, Epic

With aerial footage from 54 countries, Home is a depiction of how the Earth's problems are all interlinked.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:24
CharactersLosers, Presidential, Astronauts
PlotDisasters, Apocalypse, End of the world, Adventure, Chase
PlaceSpace
StyleExciting, Tense, Disturbing

When an asteroid threatens to collide with Earth, NASA honcho Dan Truman determines the only way to stop it is to drill into its surface and detonate a nuclear bomb. This leads him to renowned driller Harry Stamper, who agrees to helm the dangerous space mission provided he can bring along his own hotshot crew. Among them is the cocksure A.J. who Harry thinks isn't good enough for his daughter, until the mission proves otherwise.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryAustralia
Duration01:35
CharactersDogs, Heroes, Hunters
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, Chase, Oil
PlaceAustralia
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleExciting, Heavy, Depressive, For men

Max Rockatansky returns as the heroic loner who drives the dusty roads of a postapocalyptic Australian Outback in an unending search for gasoline. Arrayed against him and the other scraggly defendants of a fuel-depot encampment are the bizarre warriors commanded by the charismatic Lord Humungus, a violent leader whose scruples are as barren as the surrounding landscape.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, adventure
CountryFrance, Italy
Duration02:36
CharactersPoor, Drivers
PlotAdventure, Oil
PlaceJungle
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, By books

In the South American jungle, supplies of nitroglycerine are needed at a remote oil field. The oil company pays four men to deliver the supplies in two trucks. A tense rivalry develops between the two sets of drivers on the rough remote roads where the slightest jolt can result in death.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, cartoon, crime, biography
CountryPoland, United Kingdom, USA, Luxembourg, Netherlands
Duration02:17
CharactersGeniuses, Snake, Artists, Friends, Fathers
PlotLove, On real events, Fight, Money, Investigation
PlaceVillage, Trains, Paris, London
Time19th century, Summer
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Makes me think

The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting hand-painted by 125 professional oil-painters who travelled from all across the world to the Loving Vincent studios in Poland and Greece to be a part of the production. As remarkable as Vincent’s brilliant paintings are his passionate and ill-fated life and mysterious death.

Markimdb: 7
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:23
CharactersSuperhero, Superman, Journalists, Reporters
PlotAdventure, Expeditions, Saving the World, Double life
PlaceDeserts, USA
StyleExciting, DC, By comics, Serious, Best soundtracks

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genreaction, comedy, western
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain
Duration01:34
CharactersDogs, Heroes, Bartenders, Singers
PlotRobbery, Abduction, Life, Jealousy, Cheating
PlaceWild West, Texas
Time19th century

Outlaw sisters in the old West inherit a ranch and try to settle down and develop relationships with neighboring family of lots of brothers.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genreadventure, western
CountryWest Germany, France, Yugoslavia
PlotAdventure, Friendship
PlaceWild West
StyleExciting, By books, Heavy

'The Oilprince' is an unscrupulous businessman. He looks forward to a lucrative deal with the "Western Arizona Bank'. He sells the bank oil wells at Shelly Lake that do actually not exist. The Oilprince learns that the colonists would like to settle at Shelly Lake. So The Oilprince exchanges the scout of the settlers by one of his minions to give them another route. But soon The Oilprince has to recognize that he has not counted on Winnetou, the righteous leader of the Apaches, and his blood brother Old Surehand.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:23
CharactersLesbians, Losers, Doubles
PlotRevenge, Death
PlaceUSA, Asia, New York
StyleTense, Fancy, Black humor

The heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genrethriller, drama, military, history
CountryWest Germany
Duration02:30
CharactersSubmariners, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Fear
PlaceSubmarines, Sea, Ocean
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense, Epic

A German submarine hunts allied ships during the Second World War, but it soon becomes the hunted. The crew tries to survive below the surface, while stretching both the boat and themselves to their limits.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, adventure, biography
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration02:12
CharactersSharks, Whale, Family, Scientists, Fish
PlotLove, On real events, Dancing, Adventure, Travel
PlaceSea, Aircraft, Ships, Ocean, Party
StyleExciting, By books, Fascinating, Makes me think

Biopic of the great French ocean-going adventurer and filmmaker

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantastic, comedy, crime
CountryFrance, Italy
CharactersAliens, Cyborgs
PlotAlien invasion
PlaceFrance

The bungling inspector Cruchot (Funès) finds himself trying to save the residents of St. Tropez from some oil-drinking humanoid aliens. The only way to tell the aliens from the real people, besides their constant thirst for oil-products, is that they sound like empty garbage cans when you touch them. Chaos is ahead.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, adventure, sport
CountryFrance, Italy, USA
Duration02:12
CharactersDolphins
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Diving, Rivalry
PlaceSea, Ocean, Italy, Greece
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

Two men answer the call of the ocean in this romantic fantasy-adventure. Jacques and Enzo are a pair of friends who have been close since childhood, and who share a passion for the dangerous sport of free diving. Professional diver Jacques opted to follow in the footsteps of his father, who died at sea when Jacques was a boy; to the bewilderment of scientists, Jacques harbors a remarkable ability to adjust his heart rate and breathing pattern in the water, so that his vital signs more closely resemble that of dolphins than men (he even considers a school of dolphins as his extended family). As Enzo persuades a reluctant Jacques to compete against him in a free diving contest -- determining who can dive deeper and longer without scuba gear -- Jacques meets Johana, a beautiful insurance investigator from America, and he finds that he must choose between his love for her and his love of the sea.

Markimdb: 8
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersWitch, Mermaids, Fish
PlotAdventure, Travel, Loneliness, Death, Cancer
PlaceCircus, USA, New York
StyleTo cry, Fancy, Touching

Throughout his life Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, he remains a huge mystery to his son, William. Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true picture of his father from flashbacks of his amazing adventures.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredocumentary
CountryUSA
Duration02:02
CharactersMilitary, Presidential
PlotInvestigation, Death, Political, Justice, Fear
PlaceAfghanistan, Iraq, Texas
StyleSerious

Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:08
CharactersCIA, Spy, Terrorists, Scouts, Nurses
PlotSpecial services, Pursuit, Divorce, Cheating
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Smart, Tense

The CIA’s hunt is on for the mastermind of a wave of terrorist attacks. Roger Ferris is the agency’s man on the ground, moving from place to place, scrambling to stay ahead of ever-shifting events. An eye in the sky – a satellite link – watches Ferris. At the other end of that real-time link is the CIA’s Ed Hoffman, strategizing events from thousands of miles away. And as Ferris nears the target, he discovers trust can be just as dangerous as it is necessary for survival.

Markimdb: 3.2
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersMonsters
PlotSurvival, Supernatural, Oil
PlaceSea, Ocean
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:15
CharactersDisabled people, Terminally ill, Nurses
PlotOn real events
StyleSoulful, Touching, Serious

Lorenzo Odone was a normal child until the age of 7, until he started experiencing blackouts, memory lapses and other strange mental phenomena. Eventually diagnosed as suffering from ALD—an extremely rare and incurable degenerative brain disorders—his parents, frustrated at the failings of conventional medicine, start their quest for an unothadox treatment.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantasy, melodrama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:15
CharactersWitch, Kings, Dragons, Cinderella
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Ballet, True love
PlaceCastle
StyleLight, Cute

A beautiful princess born in a faraway kingdom is destined by a terrible curse to prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and fall into a deep sleep that can only be awakened by true love's first kiss. Determined to protect her, her parents ask three fairies to raise her in hiding. But the evil Maleficent is just as determined to seal the princess's fate.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure, family, cartoon, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:06

When Mr. Freeze kidnaps Barbara Gordon, as an involuntary organ donor to save his dying wife, Batman and Robin must find her before the operation can begin.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration03:03
CharactersMilitary, Friends, Soldier, Pilots
PlotLove, War, Survival, Death, Love triangle
PlaceAircraft, Ocean, England, Warships, Japan
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, To cry, Patriotic, Long

The lifelong friendship between Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker is put to the ultimate test when the two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with beautiful Naval nurse Evelyn Johnson. But the rivalry between the friends-turned-foes is immediately put on hold when they find themselves at the center of Japan's devastating attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, crime
CountrySouth Africa, Germany, USA, United Kingdom
Duration01:51
CharactersTough guys
PlotSurvival, Racing, Cars, Justice, False accusations
PlacePrison, USA
StyleExciting, Smart, Serious, Disturbing

Terminal Island, New York: 2020. Overcrowding in the US penal system has reached a breaking point. Prisons have been turned over to a monolithic Weyland Corporation, which sees jails full of thugs as an opportunity for televised sport. Adrenalized inmates, a global audience hungry for violence and a spectacular, enclosed arena come together to form the 'Death Race', the biggest, most brutal event.

Markimdb: 2.5
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA
CharactersSharks, Heroes
PlaceSubmarines, Aircraft, Ocean, Laboratory
StyleExciting, Action, Serious, For men

The California coast is terrorized by two enormous prehistoric sea creatures as they battle each other for supremacy of the sea.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
PlotAdventure, Travel, Competitions
PlaceItaly, Japan, London

Star race car Lightning McQueen and his pal Mater head overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix race. But the road to the championship becomes rocky as Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage.

Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:25
CharactersDogs, Teens, Horses, Cowboys, Thieves
PlotDancing, Time travel, Adventure, Travel, Motorcycles
PlaceParty, Hotels, USA
StyleRomantic

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.





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