PBS Movie Trailers

Most Popular PBS Trailers

Total trailers found: 55

Hawking Trailer (2013)

11 March 2013

The extraordinary story of the planet’s most famous contemporary scientist, told in his own words and by those closest to him.

Touching the Void Trailer (2003)

05 September 2003

A documentary based on the book of the same name by Joe Simpson about Simpson's and Simon Yates' disastrous and near-fatal attempt to climb 6,344m Siula Grande in the Cordillera Huayhuash in the Peruvian Andes in 1985.

Walt Disney Trailer (2015)

15 September 2015

Walt Disney was uniquely adept at art as well as commerce, a master filmmaker who harnessed the power of technology and storytelling.

Anna Karenina Trailer (2000)

09 May 2000

To help her brother mend his failing marriage, young Russian beauty Anna Karenina (Helen McCrory) -- who's married to eminent nobleman Alexei Karenin (Stephen Dillane) -- leaves St.

Inside the Court of Henry VIII Trailer (2015)

08 April 2015

Henry VIII is the most iconic king of English history. Part medieval tyrant, part renaissance prince, he ruled over his people as no king of England had ever done before.

The Life of Birds Trailer (1998)

23 December 1998

The definitive miniseries on the most colorful, popular and perfectly adapted creatures on earth, "The Life of Birds" traverses the globe, covering 42 countries and examining over 300 different species.

Life in the Air Trailer (2016)

03 April 2016

Flight is the ultimate superpower, an extraordinary ability that humans can only dream of. Yet an astonishing number of animals have mastered the skies.

Frontline: Divided States of America Trailer (2017)

17 January 2017

Review the partisanship that gridlocked Washington and charged the 2016 presidential campaign.

The Bomb Trailer (2015)

29 July 2015

Using masterfully restored footage from recently declassified images, The Bomb tells a powerful story of the most destructive invention in human history.

Return to the Wild: The Chris McCandless Story Trailer (2014)

25 November 2014

Twenty years ago, a young American hiker named Chris McCandless, the accomplished son of successful middle class parents, was found dead in an abandoned bus in the Alaskan wilderness and became the subject of the best-selling book and movie “Into the Wild.

E.O. Wilson – Of Ants and Men Trailer (2015)

30 September 2015

An exploration of the remarkable life and groundbreaking ideas of biologist E.O Wilson, founder of the discipline of sociobiology, world authority on insects and Pulitzer-prize winning writer on the subject of human nature.

Nature's Epic Journeys Trailer (2016)

11 May 2016

This documentary series follows three iconic species — caribou, zebra and elephant — on three of the world’s most breathtaking wildlife adventures.

Forces of Nature with Brian Cox Trailer (2016)

04 July 2016

A bold and breathtaking series taking viewers on a tour of our planet to explain what lies beneath Earth’s startling beauty and ultimately what makes our world work.

The World of 'The Dark Crystal' Trailer (1983)

09 January 1983

A documentary which explores the making of Jim Henson and Frank Oz's 1982 fantasy film 'The Dark Crystal', which originally aired on PBS in the United States on January 9, 1983.

The Secret History of ISIS Trailer (2016)

17 May 2016

Recently released top secret files from the early 2000's expose the lies told to the American people by senior US government in this PBS documentary, which outlines the real creators of ISIS.

Ecuador: The Royal Tour Trailer (2016)

02 April 2016

The Royal Tour is a groundbreaking series of television specials, produced and hosted by Emmy Award-winning journalist and CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg.

Video Games Live : Level 2 Trailer (2010)

19 October 2010

1. The Legend of Zelda Suite 2. Baba Yetu [Duet Version] [Version] 3. Revenge and Redemption 4. Chrono Trigger & Chrono Cross Medley 5.

Alcatraz Is Not An Island Trailer (2012)

01 August 2012

In November 1969 a small group of Native American Students and urban Indians began the occupation of Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay.

Drake's Venture Trailer (1980)

28 December 1980

Sir Francis Drake circumnavigates the world in search of adventure and treasure.

The Black Keys Live At Austin City Limits Trailer (2015)

31 January 2015

Highly acclaimed blues-rock duo The Black Keys return to the Austin City Limits stage performing music from their most recent release, the “expansive and irresistibly catchy” (NPR) Turn Blue.

Rise Of The Hackers Trailer (2014)

21 October 2014

Computers hold our treasured photographs, private emails, and all of our personal information. This data is precious--and cybercriminals want it.

Trader Trailer (1987)

01 January 1987

Is financial trading an art, science, profession or out-and-out gamble? If you're interested in money and you want to know what it's really like on Wall Street, this is the video you, your family, your colleagues and your friends should own.

Bryan Adams in Concert Trailer (2015)

28 February 2015

Great Performances captures Adams in peak performance during his current world tour, performing favorites from the new album as well as his own chart-topping hits.

Radiohead: Austin City Limits Trailer (2012)

06 March 2012

The band performs on the legendary Austin City Limits stage in 2012.

Saving the Titanic Trailer (2012)

15 April 2012

In the hours after the Titanic struck an iceberg 100 years ago, a team of shipbuilders and engineers raced against time to save the stricken vessel.

The War Trailer (2007)

23 September 2007

The War is a seven episode documentary miniseries, produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, that examines the myriad ways in which the Second World War touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America.

The Question of God: Sigmund Freud & C.S. Lewis Trailer (2004)

15 September 2004

All over the world, people are asking the same questions: Why is there so much pain and suffering in the world? What does it mean to be happy? Is there such a thing as evil? Does God really exist? This September, through the brilliant minds and personal struggles of two of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century, PBS presents an emotional and intellectual journey into the meaning of life.

Depression: Out of the Shadows Trailer (2008)

21 May 2008

This PBS documentary explores depression, a debilitating disease that affects millions of Americans. Touching the lives of people from diverse backgrounds, depression still carries a stigma that causes some sufferers to go without treatment.

La Lupe: Queen of Latin Soul Trailer (2007)

05 June 2007

A born rebel and innovator, Lupe Yoli aka La Lupe or La Yiyiyi was renowned for her emotional performances.

The Cool School Trailer (2008)

07 March 2008

How LA Learned to Love Modern Art. A lesson in how a few renegade artists built an art scene from scratch.

Tesla: Master of Lightning Trailer (2000)

01 January 2000

This program recounts the life of scientist, inventor, and visionary Nikola Tesla, often remembered as more of an eccentric cult figure than an electrical engineering genius.

American Gypsy: A Stranger in Everybody's Land Trailer (1999)

13 June 1999

America is the home to one million Gypsies, or Rom, whose rich culture has long been mysterious to outsiders.

Lawrence of Arabia: The Battle for the Arab World Trailer (2003)

21 October 2003

An exploration into the man behind the film-inspired myth, from both Western and Arab perspectives. Thomas Edward Lawrence, a 24-year-old British spy, was a figurehead in the Arab struggle for independence.

Discovering Hamlet Trailer (1990)

07 January 1990

IN 1988, rising star Kenneth Branagh tackled the role of Shakespeare’s prince of Denmark for the first time in his professional career under the guidance of celebrated actor Derek Jacobi.

Through a Dog's Eyes Trailer (2010)

21 April 2010

A PBS documentary featuring the service dogs of Canine Assistance and how they are matched to the people who need them.

William Kentridge: Anything is Possible Trailer (2010)

21 October 2010

Provides a rare, in-depth look at the life and work of internationally acclaimed South African artist, William Kentridge.

27 Wagons Full of Cotton Trailer (1990)

02 January 1990

In order to boost his own cotton ginning business, Jake Meighan sets the local Syndicate Plantation ablaze.

Libby, Montana Trailer (2004)

27 November 2004

Nestled below the rugged peaks of the Northern Rockies and along the crystal-clear Kootenai River lies the small logging town of Libby, Montana - an ironic setting for a town where many hundreds of people are sick or have already died from asbestos exposure.

Lost Cave Temples of the Himalaya Trailer (2009)

24 May 2009

In a remote corner of the Himalaya, in the forbidden Kingdom of Mustang, mysterious caves, perched high on cliff faces and carved by humans thousands of years ago, have lain just beyond reach — until recently.

Arctic Dinosaurs Trailer (2008)

07 October 2008

Dinosaurs are generally considered tropical animals. So what are their fossils doing north of the arctic circle? Paleontologists battle the fierce climate to find out if the arctic was warmer then than it is now, or the arctic was farther from the North Pole, or the dinosaurs were migratory animals, or if they warm blooded.

Soundstage Presents Chicago - Live in Concert Trailer (2004)

04 October 2004

One of the most loved bands in rock history, as well as one of the most commercially successful-with 50 hit songs in the U.

Faubourg Tremé: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans Trailer (2008)

01 April 2008

"Faubourg Treme documents the enduring legacy of one of the United States' oldest African American communities, an area just outside the French Quarter of New Orleans.

Broadway's Lost Treasures II Trailer (2004)

26 October 2004

The annual Tony Award broadcast provides the only filmed record of Broadway's best for audiences to experience as if they were front-row-center on opening night.

Blast! Trailer (2002)

01 January 2002

Brass and percussion blend with dramatic choreography, brilliant lighting and special effects to create a new genre of performance in BLAST! Its performers move constantly, staging intricate movements to classical, symphonic, Broadway and popular music.

The Lost Gods of Easter Island Trailer (2000)

24 April 2000

A simple, carved figure bought at an auction in New York leads David Attenborough on a global journey from Russia to Australia, from England back to the Pacific.

Battle of the X-Planes Trailer (2003)

04 February 2003

From 1996 to 2001, Boeing and Lockheed Martin produced rival designs and prototypes for the Joint Strike Fighter, a stealthy, affordable combat plane intended for the 21st century needs of the U.

Who Killed The Red Baron? Trailer (2003)

06 October 2003

An analysis of how the Red Baron died and who was responsible.

American Roots Music Trailer (2001)

01 January 2001

American Roots Music is a landmark 4-episode, 4-hour documentay series featuring history and contemporary footage of many of the 20th century's pioneering artists, including Jimmie Rodgers, The Carter Family, Muddy Waters, B.

Soundstage Presents Peter Cetera Trailer (2003)

02 October 2003

Grammy Award winner (and former front man for the band Chicago) Peter Cetera performs classic favorites from his catalog of hits for the SoundStage audience.

Crucible of Empire: The Spanish-American War Trailer (1999)

30 December 1999

Crucible of Empire demonstrates how and why the Spanish-American War constitutes such an important milestone in U.

Rainier the Mountain Trailer (1999)

01 January 1999

In this retrospective tribute, acclaimed filmmaker Jean Walkinshaw hails the 100th anniversary of Mount Rainier National Park in Washington by talking to those who know it best: the scientists, naturalists, mountain climbers and artists whose lives have been touched by the peak's far-reaching shadow.

Stranger with a Camera Trailer (2000)

11 July 2000

In 1967 Canadian filmmaker Hugh O'Connor came with a crew to eastern Kentucky to make a film showing people from all walks of life in the United States.

Sometimes It's Gonna Hurt Trailer (1983)

01 June 1983

Oklahoma is rodeo country. Sometimes Its Gonna Hurt is a film about the toughest of all rodeo events-- bullriding, and how young riders grow up to become bullriders.

Eccentricities of a Nightingale Trailer (1976)

02 January 1976

The action takes place in Glorious Hill, Mississippi, shortly before the First World War. Alma Winemiller, a sensitive and lonely young woman, has become increasingly restive and disturbed by the fear that she will remain a spinster.

Another Part of the Forest Trailer (1972)

02 October 1972

A television adaptation of Lillian Hellman's play about the Hubbards, a rich Southern family of greedy, ruthless individuals.