Mining movies are all about action, adventure, and drama. Here is the list of top movies of all time about mining.
List Of Top Movies About Mining
1. Gold (1974)
- Genre: Action/ Adventure
- Cast: Roger Moore, Susannah York, John Gielgud
- IMDb rating: 5.7/10
It is a British thriller film based on the novel Gold mine by best-selling author Wilbur Smith. The plot o the film sees Roger Moore in the central role, a miner who is promoted to the role of General manager of the gold mine in South Africa.
Blissfully unaware he’s being set up as a scapegoat in a planned deadly accident intended to destroy the mine and increase gold prices regardless of how many men the accident will kill.
2. North Country (2005)
- Genre: Drama/ Trial drama
- Cast: Charlize Theron, Woody Harrelson
- IMDb rating: 7.3/10
The movie is about a woman, flees from her abusive husband back to her hometown in northern Minnesota with her children, and moves in with her parents but she wants to support her children in her own way.
So goes into the mining industry with more dominance of men working there and a small group of women She faces sexual harassment and other women were also bullied, but she changed the history by bringing the issue to the Court.
3. There will be blood (2007)
- Genre: Drama/ Historical film
- Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Dillon Freasier
- IMDb rating: 8.2/10
It is the story of Daniel Plainview and his rise to becoming a bigwig in the oil business there in Southern California’s oil boom of the late 19th and the early 20th centuries. Daniel starts to turn violent. He cares more about his wealth.
4. The Wages of Fear (1953)
- Genre: Thriller/ Drama
- Cast: Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, Peter van Eyck
- IMDb rating: 8.1/10
It is a 1953 black and white French film. The major focus is on four men driving two trucks of nitroglycerin across a rough Latin American road to an oil well that has exploded and they need the explosives to shut off the fire.
But they don’t have any safety precautions. They are specifically chosen by the oil company because they are desperate and have no family. It’s a journey into hell and back.
5. The Treasure of Sierra Madre (1948)
- Genre: Western/ Drama
- Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt
- IMDb rating: 8.2/10
It is a story about three men, two of them met in a small town in Mexico looking for work and when they are in of the hospitals for the night they stumble upon a guy, an old prospector talking about the prospect of gold around Sierra mountains.
They take up his offer and begin trekking to Sierra mountains for gold. This is a story of how greed ends up corrupting them all.
6. Red Dog (2011)
- Genre: family/ drama
- Cast: Rachael Taylor, Josh Lucas, Noah Taylor
- IMDb rating: 7.4/10
It is based on a true story of a Kelpie which is a type of dog in the outback of Western Australia. Kelpie does not seem to have an owner, later on, he is adopted by an American guy but he is wandering around his local community in the outback of Australia and this community end up loving
7. Blood diamond (2006)
- Genre: War/ Drama
- Cast: Jennifer Connelly, Djimon Hounsou, Leonardo DiCaprio
- IMDb rating: 8/10
The story takes us back to 1999 and Sierra Leone is ravaged by major political unrest. Rebel factions frequently terrorized the country intimidating local men and enslaving many to harvest diamonds which fund an increasingly successful war effort.