With the recent release of Deepwater Horizon, we at The Surge wanted to round up a few movies about the oil and gas industry that are worth a trip to the theaters or your couch, depending on where you can see these films. On the list, you’ll find Academy Award nominated films, popular science fiction films, and even a film starring one of the most popular movie characters of all time.

Here they are:



Jumping between a variety of locations and settings, Syriana is a fantastic geopolitical thriller that won George Clooney an Oscar. It shows the sometimes corruptible effect that big oil can have on those looking to profit from it and was one of the best films of 2005.

About The Author Thomas Kuegler

I am a full-time journalist, travel blogger, and digital nomad currently traveling the United States. I'm a regular contributor at The Huffington Post, and my work has also been featured on sites like The Inquisitr and The Odyssey Online. Some of my hobbies include cooking, reading, and having uncontrollable fits of excitement whenever I see dogs. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing from Messiah College, and in the future I want to backpack Europe by myself, meeting amazing and wonderful people around every corner.