Oil field movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant oil field movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful, interesting, weird and stylized films and TV shows about / with oil field, catastrophe, dialogue, mentor, storytelling, culture clash, runaway, gun, betrayal and suspense plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as oil field: Blood & Oil (2015), The Iron Orchard (2018), Pioneer (2013), Five Easy Pieces (1970), Beverly Hills Cop II (1987), Syriana (2005), Urban Cowboy (1980), The Burning Sea (2021), Little Woods (2018), Ice House (1989).

List of oil field movies

Blood & Oil (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Billy and Cody LeFever dream of a new life and move to "The Bakken" in North Dakota, booming after the biggest oil discovery in American history. They’re soon pitted against a ruthless tycoon who forces them to put everything on the ...
Style: captivating, tense, realistic
Plot: oil industry, oil field, love triangle, business deal, ambition, husband wife relationship, oil, business competition, revenge, secret, murder, industrialist ...
Place: north dakota
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The Iron Orchard (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 118 min.
Story: “The Iron Orchard" is the story of Jim McNeely, a young man thrust into the vibrant and brutal West Texas oilfields in 1939, who works his way through the ranks to ultimately become a formidable wildcatter.
Style: realistic, stylized, uplifting, intense
Plot: oil field, love, oil, human relationship, justice, life philosophy, unlikely friendships, wisdom of life, rags to riches, rise to the top, ambition, human spirit ...
Time: 1930s
Place: texas
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Pioneer (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway, Germany, Sweden, France, Finland
Duration: 111 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: captivating, tense, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: oil, conspiracy, obsession, uncover truth, investigation, ocean, twists and turns, scuba diving, oil industry, oil field, sea, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: norway
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Five Easy Pieces (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drop-out from upper-class America picks up work along the way on oil-rigs when his life isn't spent in a squalid succession of bars, motels, and other points of interest.
Style: road movie, realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: character study, road trip, dysfunctional family, musician, alienation, working class, self discovery, drifter, pianist, on the road, bowling, music ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, texas, washington state, northern california ...
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Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Detroit cop, Axel Foley heads for the land of sunshine and palm trees to find out who shot police Captain Andrew Bogomil. Thanks to a couple of old friends, Axel's investigation uncovers a series of robberies masterminded by a heartless weapons ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, adult
Plot: buddy cop, police, gunfight, police officer, police investigation, investigation, suspense, arms smuggling, heist, car chase, partners against crime, partners ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, california, usa, detroit
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Syriana (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 128 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: political, thought provoking, tense, realistic, intense ...
Plot: terrorism, spy, cia, espionage, politics, corruption, capitalism, globalization, conspiracy, oil, suspense, political conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century
Place: middle east, usa, iran, lebanon, israel ...
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Urban Cowboy (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Hard Hat Days Honky-Tonk Nights. John Travolta stars as a young man from the country who learns about life and love in a Houston bar.
Style: melancholic, uplifting, realistic, touching, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: chase, adultery, marital problem, rivalry, human spirit, suburban life, city life, social differences, class differences, cowboy, country music, contests and competitions ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, new jersey, california, usa, houston texas
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The Burning Sea (2021)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An oil platform dramatically goes down on the Norwegian coast, and researchers try to find out what happened when they realize this is just the start of something even more serious.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, disturbing
Plot: oil rig, catastrophe, disaster, north sea, ocean, oil industry, submarine, sea, natural disaster, trapped, trap, suspense ...
Place: norway
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Little Woods (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: For years, Ollie has illicitly helped the struggling residents of her North Dakota oil boomtown access Canadian health care and medication. When the authorities catch on, she plans to abandon her crusade, only to be dragged in even deeper after a ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: unplanned pregnancy, female protagonist, two sisters, public health, sister sister relationship, breaking the law, escapades, political unrest, suspense, sisters, social problems, badass female lead ...
Place: north dakota, canada
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Ice House (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Pake has left a good paying job working in the oil fields of Texas in order to give the music business a try. Eventually he finds himself alone and with no money in a hotel room in Los Angeles. He sets up a meeting with his old girlfriend Kay. When ...
Plot: male female relationship, nightmare, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, oil field, bum, monologue, marriage proposal, hotel room, flashback, love, singer, love triangle ...
Place: los angeles, texas
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American Honey (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 163 min.
Story: 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.
Style: road movie, talky, disturbing, intense, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen drama
Plot: teenage girl, road trip, runaway, first love, teenager, teenage boy, coming of age, van, jealousy, white trash, drugs, character study ...
Place: california, texas, kansas city, oklahoma, nebraska ...
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Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After saving a Black Panther from some racist cops, a black male prostitute goes on the run from "the man" with the help of the ghetto community and some disillusioned Hells Angels.
Style: controversial, serious, rough, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: blaxploitation, racism, gang, on the run, police corruption, betrayal, chase, prostitute, manhunt, vengeance, life is a bitch, sex with a minor ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, latin america, california, south central los angeles ...
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Wild Horses (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Still Breathing and theft in a financial, Joseph (Hector Alterio), an old anarchist, and a young employee, Pedro (Leonardo Sbaraglia) live for four days violent and compassionate alternatives in their desperate flight from the Patagonia Argentina. ...
Style: road movie, twisted, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: anarchist, hostage, on the road, bank, chase, pretense, satire, kidnapping, heist, friendship, missing person, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, latin america, patagonia
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Three Days of the Condor (1975)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A bookish CIA researcher finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust.
Style: tense, atmospheric, exciting, suspenseful, political ...
Plot: conspiracy, espionage, cia, fighting the system, suspense, political conspiracy, twists and turns, uncover truth, spy, who to trust, life turned upside down, manhunt ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, langley virginia, middle east, canada, usa ...
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Superman III (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Aiming to defeat the Man of Steel, wealthy executive Ross Webster hires bumbling but brilliant Gus Gorman to develop synthetic kryptonite, which yields some unexpected psychological effects in the third installment of the 1980s Superman franchise. ...
Style: campy, psychotronic, breathtaking, epic, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: superhero, superman character, bowling, internet, alien, villain, heroes, superhuman powers, artificial intelligence, weather, camp, redemption ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: kansas, new york, arizona, colombia, italy
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The Stars Fell on Henrietta (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The setting is early America during the oil boom. An elderly, down on his luck 'oil man', Mr. Cox finds himself in the town of Henrietta. Using unconventional methods, he convinces himself and local Don Day that there is oil on Day's ...
Style: touching, sexy, satirical, visually appealing, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: oil, small town, farm, countryside, twists and turns, humanity, life & death, unlikely friendships, lone hero, atheism, solitude, male nudity ...
Time: 1930s, year 1935
Place: texas, new jersey, austin texas, london, usa ...
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Never Say Never Again (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: James Bond returns as the secret agent 007 one more time to battle the evil organization SPECTRE. Bond must defeat Largo, who has stolen two atomic warheads for nuclear blackmail. But Bond has an ally in Largo's girlfriend, the willowy Domino, ...
Style: entertaining, exciting, sexy, humorous, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: james bond, spy, espionage, car chase, terrorism, island, video game, dancing, 007, tango, snake, betrayal ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: bahamas, french riviera, france, england, europe ...
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Map of the Human Heart (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Australia, UK, Canada, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Fantastic improbabilities, happenstance and the undying bridge of love are part of this romantic fantasy about an Inuit who crosses years, oceans and the ravages of WWII to find his childhood love, a Metis girl, but finds that their cultures are the ...
Style: romantic, touching, emotional, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, love, friendship, destiny, bittersweet, bomb, hospital, runaway, loneliness, native american, tuberculosis, relationships ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 90s, year 1941, year 1965 ...
Place: canada, england, germany, montreal, london
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Jarhead (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Jarhead is a film about a US Marine Anthony Swofford’s experience in the Gulf War. After putting up with an arduous boot camp, Swafford and his unit are sent to the Persian Gulf where they are eager to fight, but are forced to stay back from the ...
Style: realistic, emotional, factual, brutal, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gulf war, war, iraq war, anti war, military, u.s. military, marines, american soldier, boot camp, desert, death, sniper ...
Time: 80s, year 1991, 90s, year 1990, year 1989 ...
Place: iraq, middle east, saudi arabia, vietnam, california ...
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Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After the death of his girlfriend's daughter from a drug overdose, Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson) takes on the local drug cartel.
Style: sexy, melancholic, splatter, neo noir, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, vigilante, violence, vigilantism, gang, hospital, drugs, wine, brutality, gangsters, murder, gunfight ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
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The Return of Mr. Moto (1965)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Mr. Moto goes undercover to find out who has been blowing up oil wells and trying to gain total control of all the oil leases from a petroleum-rich Middle Eastern country.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Plot: nightclub, hitman, undercover, kidnapping, working undercover, who done it, interpol, disorder, espionage, rivalry, rescue, intrigue ...
Time: 60s
Place: middle east, europe, london, england, persia
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Peep World (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: On the day of their Father's 70th birthday party, four siblings come to terms with the publication of a novel written by the youngest sibling, that exposes the family's most intimate secrets.
Style: realistic, talky, humorous, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, siblings relations, family feud, parents and children, eccentric family, family gatherings, writer's life, dark humor, artists and showbiz, sexual dysfunction, family problems ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Computer scientist Hannon Fuller has discovered something extremely important. He's about to tell the discovery to his colleague, Douglas Hall, but knowing someone is after him, the old man leaves a letter in his computer generated parallel ...
Style: mind bending, intellectual, twist ending, atmospheric, confusing ...
Plot: alternate reality, virtual reality, twists and turns, cyberpunk, cyberspace, time travel, computer system, parallel universe, parallel world, distopia, dystopic future, technology gone awry ...
Time: future, 90s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1937 ...
Place: los angeles, usa
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Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Two modern-day cowboys meet on a shepherding job in the summer of '63, the two share a raw and powerful summer together that turns into a lifelong relationship conflicting with the lives they are supposed to live.
Style: emotional, touching, sexy, sad, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: gay, homosexuality, homosexual, gay relationship, forbidden love, lgbt, love story, closeted homosexual, first gay sexual experience, gays and lesbians, gay slur, gay romance ...
Time: 60s, year 1963, 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: wyoming, usa, canada, texas, new york ...
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