There Will Be Blood
- Awards: 8 Academy Award Nominations (Won 2)
Written and Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood even swayed the infamously choosey Daniel Day-Lewis to play the lead. The movie is loosely based on the 1927 novel Oil! by Upton Sinclair. It revolves around Daniel Plainview, who went from being a silver miner to an oilman. Plainview is a ruthless individual who wants to make it big during the Southern California oil boom of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This oilman will do whatever it takes to take the wealth he feels he’s earned. If you get in his way, there simply WILL be blood.