Oil industry movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant oil industry movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful, talky, tense and melancholic films and TV shows about / with oil industry, oil, betrayal, husband wife relationship, murder, dishonesty, death, greed, honest and corruption plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as oil industry: Dallas (1978), The Deal (2005), Dallas (2012), Lone Star (2010), Blood & Oil (2015), Toni Erdmann (2016), State of Happiness (2018), The Curse (1973), Dark Souls (2010), The Water Engine (1992).

List of oil industry movies

Dallas (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The world's first mega-soap, and one of the most popular ever produced, Dallas had it all. Beautiful women, expensive cars, and men playing Monopoly with real buildings. Famous for one of the best cliffhangers in TV history, as the world asked ...
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, non-linear, uplifting ...
Plot: intrigue, family feud, oil industry, family business, family relations, uninhibited rivalry, presumed dead, ambition, couple relations, parents and children, rich and poor, hypocrisy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, southern usa, medical school, dallas texas ...
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The Deal (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A political thriller steeped in illegal oil trading, the Russian Mafia, and governmental cover-ups.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: wall street, cleaning lady, evil corporation, board meeting, kickboxing, villainess, eavesdropping, oil industry, airplane, limousine, newspaper headline, politics ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Dallas (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: J.R., Bobby and Sue Ellen Ewing are all back at Southfork, with plenty of secrets, schemes and betrayals in mind. This time, they're joined by the next generation of Ewings, who take ambition and deception to a new level.
Style: serious, stylized, twists and turns, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, ranch, family business, intrigue, oil industry, uninhibited rivalry, ambition, dishonesty, rivalry, family relations, parents and children, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, southern usa, dallas texas
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Lone Star (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Lone Star is an American drama television series which originally ran on Fox from September 20, 2010 to September 27, 2010, airing Monday nights at 9 pm ET/PT. Fox announced Lone Star's cancellation on September 28, 2010 after two low-rated ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: cheating, love triangle, hidden identity, betrayal, oil industry, parents and children, suburbs, cons and scams, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
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Blood & Oil (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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 ...
Plot: married couple, oil industry, oil field, young couple, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, second wife, naivete, secret, surveillance, pharmacy ...
Place: north dakota
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Toni Erdmann (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, Austria, Monaco, Romania, France
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Without warning a father comes to visit his daughter abroad. He believes that she lost her humor and therefore surprises her with a rampage of jokes.
Style: melancholic, art house, enigmatic, bleak, reflective ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, estranged daughter, birthday party, dentures, male masturbation, german abroad, painted face, party, death of mother, family, joke, death ...
Time: 2010s
Place: romania, bucharest, bulgaria, germany
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State of Happiness (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Belgium
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The night before Christmas 1969, the gas flare at the Ocean Viking is lit. Phillips has found the largest sub sea oil basin in history. And everything is about to change.
Plot: secretary, oil, church, oil rig, period piece, love triangle, oil industry, politics, american abroad, class differences
Time: 1960s
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The Curse (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 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 ...
Plot: iranian, jealous husband, adulterer, sea, oil, group sex, oil well, tradition versus modernity, agony, persian, theft, scandal ...
Place: iran
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Dark Souls (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Norway, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young girl, Johanna, is attacked and seemingly murdered. Her father receives a phone call from the police pronouncing her dead as he sees her walk in the front door of their house. Strange things begin to happen to Johanna; she is disorientated ...
Style: serious, scary, rough, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: zombie, murder, gory, uncover truth, vengeance, who done it, deadly, psychopath, kids in trouble, police investigation, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
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The Water Engine (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: 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 suddenly several people are pressuring him to sell. The big oil ...
Plot: oil industry, world's fair, invention, water, oil company, fuel
Time: 1930s
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State of Play (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 57 min.
Story: A thriller set in London, in which a politician's life becomes increasingly complex as his research assistant is found dead on the London Underground and, in a seemingly unrelated incident, a teenage pickpocket is shot dead.
Style: realistic, tense, twists and turns, serious, suspense ...
Plot: murder, journalist, conspiracy, journalism, politics, corruption, cover up, political corruption, political thriller, manipulations, crime, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, manchester
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The Formula (1980)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, intrigue, crime, investigation, mystery, uncover truth, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, who done it, danger, state affairs ...
Place: west berlin west germany
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Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The real-life struggle to contain the environmental and financial damage caused to Alaska by the oil spill from the Exxon Valdez is dramatized.
Plot: oil industry, scandal, environmentalism, conservation, oil company, oil, ship, ship captain, corruption, ecology, senator, environmental ...
Time: year 1989
Place: alaska
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Killing Cars (1986)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: West Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 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 target of killers. After Ralph Korda has given his patented ...
Plot: inventor, car, killer, german, arab, business, oil, pursuit, greed, oil industry, environmental, environmental issue ...
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The Runner (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 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.
Plot: father, sex scandal, husband, wife, sex, politician, woman, united states of america, oil industry, oil company, husband wife relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: year 2010, 2010s
Place: usa, louisiana
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Drum (2016)
Genre: Crime
Country: France, Iran
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The atmosphere is dreamlike, the characters have no name, neither the streets. Teheran is the only character whose name is constantly evoked. A lawyer, as many others, works and lives alone in his apartment, which is both his office and his home. In ...
Plot: persian, public phone, dictatorship, construction, iranian, poverty, funeral, lawyer, oil industry, marital problem
Place: iran
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Deepwater Horizon (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: 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.
Style: surprise ending, intense, dramatic, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: explosion, rescue, sea, trapped, survival, courage, death, post traumatic stress disorder, oil, betrayal, oil rig, fire ...
Time: 2010s, year 2010
Place: louisiana, boston, california
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The Law of Enclosures (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: 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.
Style: offbeat, serious, atmospheric, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: retirement home, gulf war, elderly, soldier, golden years, crumbling marriage, aging, couple relations, infidelity, terminal illness, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
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A Most Violent Year (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: United Arab Emirates, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: corruption, oil, american dream, capitalism, crime, mafia, ambition, family business, crimes, power relations, family in danger, police detective ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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There Will Be Blood (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: 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. ...
Style: serious, bleak, epic, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: greed, villain, character study, rise to the top, oil, ambition, obsession, alcoholic, bowling alley, money, lone wolves, american dream ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 20s, turn of the century ...
Place: california, mine, usa, los angeles, pacific ocean
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The Secret Life of Words (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Ireland
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A touching story of a deaf girl who is sent to an oil rig to take care of a man who has been blinded in a terrible accident. The girl has a special ability to communicate with the men on board and especially with her patient as they share intimate ...
Style: clever, touching, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: mute or deaf, factory worker, friendship, torture, nurse, factory, haunted by the past, depression, social misfits, disability, isolation, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe, yugoslavia, eastern europe, croatia ...
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The Chase (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Most everyone in town thinks that Sheriff Calder is merely a puppet of rich oil-man Val Rogers. When it is learned that local baddie Bubber Reeves has escaped prison, Rogers' son is concerned because he is having an affair with Reeves' ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, thought provoking, realistic, tense ...
Plot: small town, infidelity, sheriff, lynch mob, house party, alcohol abuse, drunkenness, junkyard, racism, on the run, chase, prison ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, california, new jersey
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Body of Lies (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: 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 – ...
Style: tense, serious, clever, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, cia, espionage, spy, government agency, danger, torture, track down, off the grid, beating, bomb, terror ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, jordan, dubai, syria, langley virginia ...
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Pioneer (2013)
Genre: 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: tense, twists and turns, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: underwater, uncover truth, scuba diving, dishonesty, losing-it hero, investigation, obsession, danger, ocean or sea, blackout, death of husband, diving ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: norway
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Ice (2011)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, New Zealand
Duration: 184 min.
Story: 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 warnings are ignored, so he heads to the Arctic to find ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: ecological disaster, global warming, evacuation, survival, chaos and mayhem, forces of nature, danger, escapades, chaos, iceberg, ecology, oil industry ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: greenland, antarctica
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