When ruthless oil prospector, Daniel Plainview learns of oil-rich land in California that can be bought cheaply, he moves his operation there and begins manipulating and exploiting the local landowners into selling him their property. Using his young adopted son to project the image of a caring family man, Plainview gains the cooperation of almost all the locals with lofty promises to build schools and cultivate the land to make their community flourish. Over time, Plainview's gradual accumulation of wealth and power causes his true self to surface, and he begins to slowly alienate himself from everyone in his life.

  1. Paul Thomas Anderson

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Upton Sinclair


Top Billed Cast

  1. Daniel Day-Lewis

    Daniel Day-Lewis

    Daniel Plainview

  2. Paul Dano

    Paul Dano

    Paul Sunday / Eli Sunday

  3. Dillon Freasier

    Dillon Freasier

    H.W. Plainview

  4. Ciarán Hinds

    Ciarán Hinds


  5. Kevin J. O'Connor

    Kevin J. O'Connor


Full Cast & Crew

There Will Be Blood
There Will Be Blood


Find out where to watch this on:


Status Released

Release Information

  • December 28, 2007


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 38m

Budget $25,000,000.00

Revenue $77,208,711.00

Homepage -



Content Score


Yes! Looking good!

Top Contributors

Popularity Trend

By signing up for an account on TMDb, you can post directly to Twitter and Facebook.

You need to be logged in to continue. Click here to login or here to sign up.