With The National Endowment for the Humanities (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
4. American Masters (1985– )
TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary, Biography
Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included ... See full summary »
5. Baseball (1994–2010)
TV-PG | 1,140 min | Documentary, History, Sport
A documentary on the history of the sport with major topics including Afro-American players, player/team owner relations and the resilience of the game.
6. Seeing Red (1983)
100 min | Documentary, History
A unique documentary that looks at the political activities of the American Communist Party in the early to mid-twentieth century.
10. Heartland (1979)
PG | 96 min | Western, Drama
A widow with a young daughter travels to a ranch in Wyoming to manage the household of a rancher. After a while the man and woman develop a relationship that leads to a marriage. But life in the harsh place takes its toll.
11. The Loving Story (2011)
Not Rated | 77 min | Documentary, Drama, History
A racially-charged criminal trial and a heart-rending love story converge in this documentary about Richard and Mildred Loving, set during the turbulent Civil Rights era. Long Way Home: The... See full summary »
12. The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (1982)
PG | 106 min | Western
After he is accused of murdering a lawman in 1901 Texas, a Mexican-American farmer flees and manages to elude a large posse for two weeks before he is finally captured.
13. Sorceress (1987)
Unrated | 97 min | Drama, History
A Dominican friar visits a 13th-century French village in search of heretics. Despite the opposition of the local priest and the indifference of the villagers, he finds a seemingly perfect ... See full summary »
14. Brooklyn Bridge (1981)
TV-G | 58 min | Documentary, History
This documentary chronicles the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. The difficult construction process is described in interesting detail; later parts of the film interview ... See full summary »
16. Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio (1991)
TV-G | 113 min | Documentary, History
For 50 years, radio dominated the airwaves as the first mass medium. Ken Burns examines the lives of three men who shared the responsibility for its invention and early success.
18. David Macaulay: Mill Times (2001)
Documentary, Animation, History
Travel back to late 18th century Lowell, MA, now infamous for its textile mills and its "Lowell Girls," the poor, barely-educated waifs who helped turn those mills into sweatshops.
98 min | Documentary
The story of an American Communist militia that fought for the Spanish Republicans in the 1936-39 Civil War.
22. Lodz Ghetto (1988)
103 min | Documentary
The Polish city of Lodz was under Nazi occupation for nearly the entire duration of WWII. The segregation of the Jewish population into the ghetto, and the subsequent horrors of the ... See full summary »
87 min | Documentary, History
America's desire for freedom and the open road resulted in the construction of thousands of highways during the Eisenhower administration. Through interviews, archival footage and ... See full summary »
27. Soldier's Home (1977 TV Short)
Not Rated | 42 min | Short, Drama
Harold Krebs went off to fight in World War I, "the war to end all wars." But when he comes home, Harold finds that he doesn't fit in any more. He needs peace and quiet to figure out what ... See full summary »
28. The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg (1980 TV Short)
Not Rated | 37 min | Comedy, Short
A mysterious stranger descends on the small town of Hadleyburg to teach its deceitful residents a lesson. Inspired by writer Mark Twain's short story.
29. Crucible of Empire: The Spanish American War (1999 TV Movie)
120 min | Documentary
Historical documentary on the Spanish-American war, the events surrounding it, and the people involved. Highlights events in Cuba and the Philippines.
33. Blind Willie's Blues: A Documentary Film (1997 Video)
G | 54 min | Music, Documentary
Blind Willie's Blues is a retrospective bio-documentary about the life, the times and the historic mucical compositions in the Blues Genre that were created and performed by the artist who ... See full summary »
American Playhouse (1981– )
The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez
PG | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The retelling of an incident in Gonzales, Texas in 1901 revolving around a stolen horse, mistaken identity and a killing. An unusual story of the all too usual exploitation of the powerless in Texas History.
Votes: 300 | Gross: $0.80M
American Masters (1985– )
James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket
TV-14 | 87 min | Documentary, Biography
Profiles the life and work of author/civil rights activist, James Baldwin.
American Masters (1985– )
Edgar Allan Poe: Terror of the Soul
TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Biography
Comprised of interviews with Poe scholars, dramatic sequences, and an adaptation of "The Cask of Amontillado", this documentary covers the life of Edgar Allen Poe thoroughly from a number of perspectives.