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, tense, suspenseful, captivating and suspense films and TV shows about / with oil industry, oil, husband wife relationship, betrayal, family relations, death, murder, dishonesty, catastrophe and danger plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, France, Norway and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as oil industry: The Deal (2005), State of Happiness (2018), Blood & Oil (2015), Dallas (1978), Dallas (2012), Pioneer (2013), Deepwater Horizon (2016), Iron Island (2018), The Son (2017), The Devil Has a Name (2019).

List of oil industry movies

 5.0
 2K
The Deal (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A political thriller steeped in illegal oil trading, the Russian Mafia, and governmental cover-ups.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: wall street, politics, oil industry, evil corporation, rivalry, uncover truth, legal investigation, fighting the system, political intrigue, society, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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State of Happiness (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Belgium
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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.
Style: captivating, tense, suspense, disturbing
Plot: oil industry, class differences, politics, oil rig, oil, changing lives, intrigue, coastal town, financial problem, port, church, american abroad ...
Time: 70s, 60s
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 6.6
 4K
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, suspense
Plot: married couple, oil industry, oil field, love triangle, business competition, oil, ambition, husband wife relationship, business deal, police investigation, surveillance, blackmail ...
Place: north dakota
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 7.1
 15K
Dallas (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, family saga, uplifting ...
Plot: mogul, family feud, presumed dead, intrigue, family relations, family business, ranch, oil industry, hypocrisy, ambition, uninhibited rivalry, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, southern usa, dallas texas
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 7.3
 10K
Dallas (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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: realistic, captivating, serious, twists and turns, stylized ...
Plot: family business, betrayal, family relations, parents and children, family secret, family feud, intrigue, rivalry, ambition, dishonesty, family problems, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, southern usa, dallas texas
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 5.9
 5K
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: tense, captivating, twists and turns, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: conspiracy, investigation, uncover truth, obsession, scuba diving, oil industry, oil, oil field, greed, death, accident, hallucination ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: norway
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Deepwater Horizon (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong, China
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: exciting, tense, suspense, realistic, factual ...
Plot: natural disaster, trapped, disaster, courage, rescue, oil rig, catastrophe, sea, survival, evacuation, heroism, panic ...
Time: 2010s, year 2010, 21st century, 70s
Place: louisiana, boston, california
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 7.2
 166
Iron Island (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: On an offshore oil rig, "Iron Island" showcases the duality of people who have their lives torn apart: wherever they are, they feel incomplete. In this scenario, Dante, the oil rig's production coordinator, is an irascible man who ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, sincere, captivating
Plot: oil rig, workplace situations, co worker co worker relationship, family problems, sea, relationships, family relations, oil industry, oil well, workplace, coworker, male female relationship ...
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 7.4
 6K
The Son (2017)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The multigenerational epic follows two concurrent time periods: One, the story of young Eli McCullough after he is kidnapped and indoctrinated into a tribe of Comanches in 1849. The other, 60 years later, when we see a grown Eli struggle to maintain ...
Style: tense, rough, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: native american, oil tycoon, oil, showdown, racism, family business, money, family problems, problem solving, business, oil industry, businessman ...
Time: 2010s
Place: texas, america, southern usa
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The Devil Has a Name (2019)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An oil baron and a farmer standoff after the water on his farm is poisoned by her company.
Style: captivating, suspense, entertaining
Plot: contamination, oil, farmer, congressman, environment, water, oil company, environmental destruction, legal action, environmental issue, environmental health, showdown ...
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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.
Plot: north sea, catastrophe, oil industry, submarine, oil field, ocean, oil rig, disaster, sea, rescue, norwegian, danger
Place: norway
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 6.9
 870
Lone Star (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: realistic, captivating, serious, disturbing
Plot: love triangle, family business, betrayal, hidden identity, cheating, success, thief, business venture, one last job, couples, couple relations, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
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 6.5
 6K
Hellfighters (1968)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: 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.
Style: sentimental, serious, exciting, rough, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, oil, heroes, family relations, daring rescue, race against time, adventure, love interest, heroic mission, disaster, terrorism, oil well ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, texas, houston texas, venezuela, malaysia ...
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 6.5
 124
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: island life, wife abuse, cheating wife, alcohol abuse, aborigine, house, oil industry, sea, theft, worker, marital rape, oil ...
Time: 70s
Place: iran
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 4.9
 1K
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, suspenseful, rough, mind bending ...
Plot: zombie, supernatural, murder, infection, uncover truth, vengeance, police investigation, psychopath, kids in trouble, dark humor, death, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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: world's fair, oil industry, invention, oil company, water, fuel, motor, patent
Time: 1930s
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 8.4
 10K
State of Play (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 312 min.
TV show
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: twists and turns, realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, journalist, journalism, politics, corruption, cover up, conspiracy, political corruption, manipulation, crimes, state affairs, political conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, manchester
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 5.5
 3K
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, neo noir
Plot: murder, who done it, conspiracy, world war two, intrigue, crimes, dishonesty, state affairs, investigation, uncover truth, mystery, police detective ...
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 company, oil, conservation, ship, disaster, environmental issue, environmental, ecological disaster, corporation, corporate greed, senator, oil industry ...
Time: year 1989
Place: alaska
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 4.2
 186
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, arab, killer, nudity (full frontal - brief), corporation, chase, oil industry, female nudity, greed, car, business, ecology ...
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 4.7
 6K
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.
Style: enigmatic, tense, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: sex scandal, politician, husband wife relationship, woman, reputation, society, chase, dishonesty, politics, oil company, oil, sex ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, year 2010
Place: usa, new orleans, washington d.c., louisiana
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 6.2
 25
Drum (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Iran, France
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: funeral, iranian, dictatorship, construction, poverty, marital problem, lawyer, law firm, troubled marriage, oil industry, problem, persian ...
Place: iran
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 7.3
 48K
Toni Erdmann (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, Austria, Monaco, Romania, France, Switzerland
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, realistic, emotional, satirical, stylized ...
Plot: male masturbation, estranged daughter, father daughter relationship, life, culture clash, ambition, loneliness, existentialism, character study, parenthood, death of mother, birthday party ...
Time: 2010s
Place: romania, bulgaria, germany, bucharest
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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: psychological, touching, emotional, atmospheric, mind bending ...
Plot: family relations, elderly, retirement home, family problems, couple relations, fall in love, couples, infidelity, haunted by the past, terminal illness, retirement home life, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
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A Most Violent Year (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
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: tense, atmospheric, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: immigrants, corruption, truck, oil, capitalism, american dream, family business, business ethics, crimes, power relations, ambition, mafia ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981, 70s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, 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, atmospheric, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: greed, character study, rise to the top, ambition, oil, bowling, rivalry, obsession, money, villain, misanthrope, arson ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1920s, 19th century, turn of the century ...
Place: california, usa, san francisco, pacific ocean, los angeles
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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: touching, melancholic, compassionate, sentimental, romantic ...
Plot: blind character, factory worker, friendship, factory, haunted by the past, nurse, oil rig, couple relations, human nature, understanding, depression, doctors and patients ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe, former yugoslavia, balkan, copenhagen ...
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 7.2
 12K
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: thought provoking, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, small town, infidelity, racism, escape, on the run, hate, drunkenness, sheriff, lynch mob, manhunt, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, southern usa, california, new jersey
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 7.0
 227K
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: serious, tense, realistic, clever, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, spy, cia, espionage, government agency, intelligence agency, cia agent, torture, bomb, secret agents, track down, divorce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, jordan, dubai, manchester, baghdad iraq ...
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 4.5
 1K
Ice (2011)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, New Zealand
Duration: 184 min.
TV show
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: climate change, evacuation, ecological disaster, disaster, forces of nature, global warming, survival, escapades, chaos and mayhem, iceberg, chaos, storm ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: greenland, antarctica
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