With MSNBC Films (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

8.5
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82 Metascore

A filmmaker decides to memorialize a murdered friend when his friend's ex-girlfriend announces she is expecting his son.

Director: Kurt Kuenne | Stars: Kurt Kuenne, Andrew Bagby, David Bagby, Kathleen Bagby

Votes: 36,792 | Gross: $0.02M

2. In the Dark of the Valley (2021)

101 min | Documentary

7.8
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A group of mothers discover that the Santa Susana Field Laboratory was the site of one of the largest nuclear accidents in United States history; and may have exposed their children and their community to cancer-causing hazardous waste.

Director: Nicholas Mihm

Votes: 87

3. The Way I See It (2020)

PG-13 | 100 min | Documentary

8.3
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67 Metascore

Former Chief Official White House Photographer Pete Souza's journey as a person with top secret clearance and total access to the President.

Director: Dawn Porter | Stars: Pete Souza, Barack Obama, Ben Rhodes, Patti Lease

Votes: 1,787

4. Paper & Glue (2021)

94 min | Documentary

8.4
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80 Metascore

Using unexpected canvasses, JR's intention is to give a global voice to everyday people through a genre-blending combination of public art, photography and large format spectacle.

Director: JR | Stars: JR, Ladj Ly

Votes: 195

5. Erasing Hate (2011 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 45 min | Documentary

6.6
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In this hour, MSNBC goes inside the world of Bryon Widner, a former skinhead "pit bull", as he undergoes painful treatments to remove the physical representation of the hate he had exhibited to the world for more than half his life.

Director: Bill Brummel | Stars: Bryon Widner, Julie Widner, Brooke Beck, Andrew Micheal Carter

Votes: 413

6. Witch Hunt (2008)

Unrated | 91 min | Documentary, Crime

7.4
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The story of several families who have their lives destroyed when their hometown is whipped into a frenzy by allegations of child molestation.

Directors: Don Hardy, Dana Nachman | Stars: Jack Cummings, Jackie Cummings, Allen Grafton, Ed Jagels

Votes: 1,042

7. Stories We Tell (2021– )

Documentary

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Stars: Whitney Marshall, Stephanie Marshall Thompson, Zakiya Black Barnett, Joy Stephens

8. Love & the Constitution (2022 TV Special)

Documentary

8.4
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"Love and The Constitution," a new documentary from MSNBC Films, provides an insider's view into the life of Representative Jamie Raskin and an intimate look at both a nation and Congressman in crisis.

Director: Madeleine Carter | Stars: William Barr, Jill Biden, Joe Biden, George W. Bush

Votes: 35

9. Memory Box: Echoes of 911 (2021)

93 min | Documentary

8.4
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Documentary collects accounts of 9/11, recorded in the months after the attacks, and present-day testimonials from the same eyewitnesses.

Directors: David Belton, Bjorn Johnson | Stars: Donald Byrd, Daisy Khan, Rik Parker, Ruth Sergel

Votes: 79

10. The Tipping Point

Pre-production

A docuseries exploring the influence and legacy of recent events and how they have charted new and unanticipated paths forward.

11. Hunting a Serial Bomber (2010 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Eric Robert Rudolph, the 1996 Olympic bomber, was the subject of the largest domestic FBI manhunt in US history, evading capture in the woods of North Carolina for over five years. Using ... See full synopsis »

Stars: Cory Cunningham, Tyler Layne

12. The McVeigh Tapes: Confessions of an American Terrorist (2010 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 90 min | Documentary

6.6
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Rachel Maddow takes a special look at the Oklahoma City bombing by offering a first look at a taped confession by Timothy McVeigh that was made shortly before his execution.

Stars: Rachel Maddow, Timothy McVeigh, Patti Hall, Jordan Matli

Votes: 82

13. Witness to Waco: Inside the Siege (2009 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 44 min | Documentary, History

6.0
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An in-depth look into the Branch Davidians, a religious cult led by David Koresh in the late 1980s and early 1990s that ultimately met with a tragic, fiery end.

Directors: Faith Gaskins, Silvia Holmes Gaines | Stars: Karl Bittner, Jacob Canon, Emily Rose Cofer, Andrew Danish

Votes: 23

15. Witness: The Kidnapping of Patty Hearst (2009 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 90 min | Documentary

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"Witness: The Kidnapping of Patty Hearst" chronicles the two-year search for the kidnapped heiress Patty Hearst, through the eyes and words of those who lived it.

Stars: Leigh Anna Fry, Shana Greenbaum

16. Periodical

Documentary | Post-production

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Director: Lina Plioplyte

17. Hubris: Selling the Iraq War (2013)

Documentary

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Director: Stephen Stept | Stars: Michael Isikoff, Rachel Maddow

18. Meet the Press Film Festival at AFI Fest (2021 TV Special)

News

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Star: Chuck Todd

19. Witness to Jonestown (2008 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

7.8
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Stars: Terri Buford, Tim Carter, Bob Flick, Hue Fortson Jr.

Votes: 157

20. Future Earth: 100 Heartbeats (2009 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Star: Jeff Corwin

21. I Married the Beltway Sniper (2010 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 90 min | Documentary

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MSNBC Films brings viewers the inside story on the men behind the 'D.C. sniper attacks': John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo. Interviews with Muhammad's ex-wife Mildred -- who had ... See full summary »

Stars: Berenice Alfonso, Ricardo Kingsbury, Sara Ramos, David Kenneth Sommerville

22. Why We Did It (2014)

Documentary

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Director: Stephen Stept | Star: Rachel Maddow

23. Barack Obama: Making History (2012)

Documentary

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Director: Kate Hampson

24. Stories We Tell (2021– )
Episode: The Fertility Secret (2021)

Documentary

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Director: Andre Gaines | Stars: Tracy Agyemang, Zakiya Black Barnett, Whitney Marshall, Adaeze Ojeh-Teme


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