Wgbh Boston Original Movies

Here we collected the best movies from WGBH Boston in order of popularity
American Experience: JFK

American Experience: JFK

2013
Kennedy's presidency has been myth since he was killed by an assassin's bullet. Recent assessments have shown an administration that is long on promise but lacking in accomplishment. His proposals for...
The Medium Is the Medium

The Medium Is the Medium

1968
The Medium Is the Medium is one of the earliest and most prescient examples of the collaboration between public television and the emerging field of video art in the U.S. The artists were commissioned...
Great Expectations

Great Expectations

1999
A young boy named Pip stumbles upon a criminal who threatens him and demands food. A few years later, Pip finds a benefactor. Pip believes in a grand plan at the end of which he will be married to Est...
1964

1964

2014
The year the Beatles came to America, three civil rights workers were murdered in Mississippi. African Americans fought back against injustice in Harlem, and Barry Goldwater took over the Republican P...
Bright Leaves

Bright Leaves

2004
Ross McElwee travels through the North Carolina tobacco belt in search of the ancient southern traditions associated with tobacco growing and use, while comparing his filmmaking to commercial cinema, ...
Dracula

Dracula

2006
The Count was summoned to London by the young Lord who is about to be wed. Lucy was unaware that Arthur's future husband was HIV positive. Arthur wants to be cured on the enigmatic count. There are si...
Lost at Sea: The Search for Longitude

Lost at Sea: The Search for Longitude

1998
It was a technical problem that challenged the best minds of its time, a problem so important that the nation that solved it would rule the economy of the world. It was difficult to know where you wer...
RKO 281

RKO 281

2000
RKO Pictures hired the boy-wonder to make his first film after he left New York, where he had succeeded in radio and theater.
Cider with Rosie

Cider with Rosie

1998
The adaptation of Laurie Lee's autobiographical novel follows a young man's maturation in the country town of Gloucestershire near the end of World War I. As young Laurie comes of age under the protec...
The Battle Over Citizen Kane

The Battle Over Citizen Kane

1995
There was a documentary about the battle over Citizen Kane. Interviews with the co-workers of Hearst are also included.
The Eligible Bachelor

The Eligible Bachelor

1993
The search for a missing woman is aided by the problem with disturbing dreams of the detective.
Take a Girl Like You

Take a Girl Like You

2000
In the 1950s, it follows the progress of a young woman named Jenny who moved from her family home in the North of England to teach in a London suburb. Jenny is a traditional Northern working-class gir...
Theater Talk: A Raisin in the Sun

Theater Talk: A Raisin in the Sun

2002
The original Broadway production of "A Raisin in the Sun" was discussed.
Klansville U.S.A.

Klansville U.S.A.

2015
In the 1960s, North Carolina became home to the largest Klan organization in the country, with more members than all the other Southern states combined.
American Insurrection

American Insurrection

2021
Over the last three years, FRONTLINE has collaborated with ProPublica to investigate the rise of extremists. There was an assault on the U.S. Capitol, FRONTLINE and ProPublica examine how far-right gr...
The Soldiers's Tale

The Soldiers's Tale

1984
A soldier returning from war gets a chance to buy a violin from a devil.
Far from the Madding Crowd

Far from the Madding Crowd

1998
This powerful adaptation of Thomas Hardy's classic novel spins a story of passion and destruction set in the nineteenth century. The proud, flighty and bewitching Bathsheba Everdene finds herself enta...
Othello

Othello

2001
The British TV production of "Occupy" is a rethinking of Shakespeare's play, but still retaining the original's power. The London of the near future is a crime-ridden metropolis that is torn apart by ...
The Vote: Part 2

The Vote: Part 2

2020
Second of 2 episodes. Final few years of the struggle for woman suffrage, focusing substantially on the efforts of Alice Paul. Also sometimes airs as 4 one-hour episodes.
The Ruby in the Smoke

The Ruby in the Smoke

2006
Sally struck a man dead with just three words when she received a message from her father. Sally doesn't know what it means. She is drawn into a mystery filled with opium, secrets from her own past, a...
Dinosaur Wars

Dinosaur Wars

2011
Dinosaur Wars is the story of two talented scientists, O.C. Marsh and Edward Cope, whose once professional rivalry soured into a bitter personal feud. Together, Marsh and Cope were responsible for ide...
Firewall

Firewall

2008
In the town of Ystad, police inspector Wallander is investigating the deaths of a taxi driver who was brutally beaten by two teenage girls and a computer consultant who died in front of a cash machine...
American Experience: Grand Coulee Dam

American Experience: Grand Coulee Dam

2017
During the darkest days of the Depression when construction was started on Grand Coulee Dam, everything about it was described in superlatives. It would be the "Biggest Thing on Earth," the salvation ...
Lemon Sky

Lemon Sky

1988
An out of high school teen from the midwest moves to San Diego, California in the 1950s to live with his estranged father and new family. He thought it would be easy.
Lord of the Ants

Lord of the Ants

2008
Stuart Altmann worked with ants.
Mrs Brown

Mrs Brown

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1997
When Prince Albert died, Queen Victoria found solace in her trusted servant. John Brown is a man. Scandal and turmoil are brought to the monarchy by their relationship.
The Machine That Changed the World

The Machine That Changed the World

1992
The history of electronic digital computers is the subject of a documentary series.
A Room with a View

A Room with a View

2007
Lucy and her chaperone embark on a tour. Lucy is with a group of people. They both surprise her. Cecil Vyse is Lucy's focus when she is in England. Will Lucy be brave when it comes to love?
American Experience: Ike

American Experience: Ike

1993
He went off to war an unknown soldier and returned a beloved national hero. Often dismissed as a "do-nothing" president and a good-natured bumbler, Dwight D. Eisenhower -- the last American president ...
The Gilded Age

The Gilded Age

2018
In the closing decades of the nineteenth century, during what has become known as the Gilded Age, the population of the United States doubled in the span of a single generation. As national wealth exp...
Mysteries of Egypt

Mysteries of Egypt

1998
A young girl is questioning her grandpa about the curse of King Tutankhamen. His response leads us to the source of the Nile, to the Great Pyramids of Giza, to the Valley of the Kings.
The Murder Room

The Murder Room

2004
The Dupayne Museum is in danger of closing since one of the trustees feels that the money spent on preserving the past could be better spent addressing the problems of living people. The museum has a ...
Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley

2013
In 1957, decades before Steve Jobs dreamed up Apple or Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook, a group of eight brilliant young men defected from the Shockley Semiconductor Company in order to start their o...
Into the Blue

Into the Blue

1997
The island of Rhodes is the location of a contemporary thriller. A bankrupt former garage owner is hauled in by the police when a young English woman he has befriended goes missing. Under suspicion of...
Broken Glass

Broken Glass

1996
Arthur Miller's play is an adaptation.
Mysterious Crash of Flight 201

Mysterious Crash of Flight 201

1993
The cause of the jetliner crash in Panama is being investigated by US federal investigators. There is nothing about the accident that makes sense.
Emperor's Ghost Army

Emperor's Ghost Army

2014
In central China, a vast underground mausoleum hides a life-size terracotta army of cavalry, infantry, horses, chariots, weapons, administrators, acrobats, and musicians, all built to serve China's fi...
Hawaii's Last Queen

Hawaii's Last Queen

1997
Honeymooners, tourists and surfers flock to Hawaiian shores every year, but life wasn't always serene in the tropical paradise. In the 1890s, the islands -- ruled by Queen Liliuokalani -- faced financ...
The Poisoner's Handbook

The Poisoner's Handbook

2014
New York City hired its first medical examiner in 1918. Over the course of a decade and a half, Norris and his chief toxicologist, Alexander Gettler, would turn forensic chemistry into a formidable sc...
Las Vegas: An Unconventional History: Part 1 - Sin City

Las Vegas: An Unconventional History: Part 1 - Sin City

2005
Traces the often surprising, endlessly entertaining history of the country's most outrageous playground. Interviews with Las Vegas insiders as well as everyday citizens in search of the American Dream...
Frontline: Losing Iraq

Frontline: Losing Iraq

2014
Examines the unfolding chaos in Iraq and how the U.S. is being pulled back into the conflict. Drawing on interviews with policymakers and military leaders, the film traces the U.S. role from the 2003 ...
The Master Blackmailer

The Master Blackmailer

1992
A blackmailer has been taking advantage of the weaknesses of others in London. The mystery man is making a lot of misery and when he hears of it, he starts a campaign to stop him. The campaign stuns D...
Heavy Weather

Heavy Weather

1995
The Earl of Emsworth is ignorant of the fact that his brother is planning to publish a book which might ruin the family name forever, because he only cares about his prize pig. The Earl's nephew might...
Iwo Jima: Red Blood, Black Sand

Iwo Jima: Red Blood, Black Sand

1995
More than 40 reels of combat footage were used to bring to life the bloodiest conflict in the history of the U.S. The PBS film is about the battle for Iwo Jima. This film marks the first time many of ...
Mars, Dead or Alive

Mars, Dead or Alive

2004
NOVA goes behind the scenes at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to offer a look at the construction and launch of two Martian exploratory rovers: "Spirit" and "Opportunity".
Secrets of the Forbidden City

Secrets of the Forbidden City

2017
The world's biggest and most extravagant palace complex is called the Forbidden City. It was the power center of China for five centuries and survived wars, revolution, fires, and earthquakes. The vas...
NOVA: Poisoned Water

NOVA: Poisoned Water

2017
The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, brings awareness to the vulnerabilities of water systems across the U.S.
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