Films: War

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.


Last Days in Vietnam

Last Days in Vietnam : 2 hrs

With the clock ticking and the city under fire how many could be saved?


death and the civil war

Death and the Civil War : 2 hrs

The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.


war letters

War Letters : 1 hr

From the Revolutionary War to Operation Desert Storm - newly discovered letters read by celebrity actors tell of courage, longing, and sacrifice.


Jesse James

Jesse James : 1 hr

America's Robin Hood who robbed not only the rich but the poor and defenseless as well, always saving the treasure for himself. Part of the Wild West collection.


jesse owens

Jesse Owens : 1 hr

His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.


The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer

The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer : 2 hrs

A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.


Robert E. Lee

Robert E. Lee : 90 mins

Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.


Ulysses S. Grant

U.S. Grant: Warrior : 90 mins

A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.


My Lai

My Lai : 90 mins

Winner, 2010 Peabody Award --- The 1968 My Lai massacre, its subsequent cover-up, and the soldiers who broke ranks to bring the atrocity to light.


The Bombing of Germany

The Bombing of Germany : 1 hr

During the defining months of the offensive against Germany, American forces faced a moral and strategic dilemma.


The Living Weapon

The Living Weapon : 1 hr

The international race to develop biological weapons during the 20th century.


Harry Truman

Truman : 280 mins

Harry Truman was responsible for finding America's place at the start of the Cold War. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.


fdr

FDR : 4 hrs

Franklin Roosevelt restored hope after the Great Depression and led the nation during World War II. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.


Lyndon B. Johnson

LBJ : 4 hrs

Lyndon Johnson pushed progressive programs before the Vietnam War eroded his support. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.




Producer Picks

Stonewall Uprising

Stonewall Uprising : 90 mins

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


jfk

JFK : 4 hrs

The latest addition to our Peabody Award-winning Presidents collection, JFK is a four-hour biopic of our 35th president.


Relevant Now

The Abolitionists

The Abolitionists : 3 hrs

January 1, 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.


freedom summer

Freedom Summer : 2 hrs

2014 is the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer