The world’s dependency on oil and the effects its use has on the climate, culture, economics, and politics of different countries is a fascinating subject. Many wars have even been started over oil and oil drilling, and tons of conspiracy theories have been built around this concept. It’s no wonder that so many movies have told stories about oil. What are the best movies about oil? Vote up the best films below and see where your favorites rank.
The movies featured on this list have been ranked as the absolute best oil movies in film, whether the movie takes more of a literal, fact-based approach to the controversial topic of oil or whether it is a completely fictional story.
This list has the best movies about oil including, Syriana, There Will Be Blood, Black Gold, The Abyss, On Deadly Ground, The Night They Saved Christmas, The Burning Season, The Big Fix, and The Wages of Fear. Vote up the best, slickest oil films below or add one you love that isn't already on the list.
Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson
Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen
Directed by: James Cameron
Directed by: Michael Apted
Directed by: Penelope Spheeris
Directed by: Jean-Jacques Annaud
Directed by: Francesco Rosi
Directed by: Xie Fei
Directed by: Cathy Henkel
Directed by: Henri-Georges Clouzot
Directed by: Josh Tickell, Rebecca Harrell Tickell
Directed by: Jared Cohn
Directed by: Steven Seagal
Directed by: Jackie Cooper