Films: M

Browse the entire American Experience series featuring over 250 films. Watch full films online, download teacher’s guides, go behind the scenes, and learn more about your favorite films.


Malcolm X - Make It Plain

Malcolm X, a man who both terrified and inspired, expressed the anger and struggle of black people for freedom in the 1960s.


The Man Behind Hitler

Joseph Goebbels, the second most powerful man in Nazi Germany, was the mastermind behind Adolf Hitler's success.


Mary Pickford

Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.


The Massie Affair

in 1931, Grace Hubbard Fortescue received a one-hour sentence for murdering a local Hawaiian accused of raping her daughter.


Minik, the Lost Eskimo

In 1897, Arctic explorer Robert Peary caused a sensation when he returned from Greenland with five Eskimos.


Murder of the Century

A sensational story of power, class, and revenge in New York City when Harry Thaw murdered Stanford White over showgirl Evelyn Nesbit.




Producer Picks

Triangle Fire

Triangle Fire : 1 hr

Triangle Fire is one of three AMERICAN EXPERIENCE documentaries to be honored with a win at the 71st Annual Peabody Awards.


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freedom summer

Freedom Summer : 2 hrs

2014 is the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer