5 Best Movies About Oil That You Should Watching Update 04/2024

Movies About Oil

Whether it’s an ancient classic with blurry but magnificent images or a new blockbuster with a modern flair, there’s something for everyone. Here are the top five films on oil that you should watch, based on this information.

5. Syriana (2005)

Syriana (2005)

George Clooney is the executive producer and star of the geopolitical thriller Syriana. A CIA operative (Clooney), an energy expert (Matt Damon), a Washington, D.C. attorney (Jeffrey Wright), and a young, unemployed Pakistani worker are all featured in the film (Mazhar Munir). The film is shot in a variety of locales, including Iran, Texas, Washington, D.C., Switzerland, Spain, and Lebanon, in several, sometimes concurrent stories. As a fan of nail-biting thrillers, this is the movie for you.

4. The World Is Not Enough (1999)

The World Is Not Enough (1999)

Terrorists plan to increase world oil prices by setting off a nuclear meltdown in the waters off of Istanbul, Turkey, in the 19th James Bond film. In traditional Bond form, you can anticipate him to take out a lot of baddies, save the world, and, of course, get the girl. In this third Bond film starring Pierce Brosnan, actresses Denise Richards and Judi Dench make guest cameos.

3. Giant (1956)

Giant (1956)

Giant was James Dean’s final starring role in a picture released during Hollywood’s “Golden Age.” The character of Dean was voiced by another actor after Dean —died before the film was released. As World War II comes to a close, a Texas family discovers an oil reservoir beneath their farmland. Films that have been “culturally, historically and/or artistically significant” are eligible for inclusion in the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry.

2. The Road Warrior (1981)

The Road Warrior (1981)

The fact that —this option —for the Top Oil Movies sits at number 2 is probably fitting, as —Mad Max 2 is widely known. It portrays the story of Max Rockatansky, a hardened nomad who wanders the Australian desert after his family was slain. The Road Warrior Petroleum is more valuable than gold in this sequel, which has gained a cult following. A village of people is discovered at an ancient oil refinery and at first, Max intends to steal their liquid wealth. He eventually chooses to aid the settlers in their fight against the marauders, and while driving an oil tanker, he embarks on a thrilling road pursuit across the wasteland. This is an excellent opportunity to see Mel Gibson’s legendary portrayal of the character in the original film, “Mad Max: Fury Road.”

1. There Will Be Blood (2007)

There Will Be Blood (2007)

“There Will Be Blood” by P.T. Anderson tops our list of the finest oil-related movies. Daniel Day-Lewis portrays a miner-turned-oilman amid the late 19th and early 20th century California oil boom. Many critics consider There Will Be Blood to be one of the greatest films of the 2000s. Actor Daniel Day-Lewis won best actor and cinematographer for his work on the film, which went on to be nominated for eight Academy Awards. Despite the fact that we won’t give away anything about the plot, you’ll need at least two and a half hours to see it.