Best War TV shows

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best War TV shows" contains films with the following parameters. Style: realistic, captivating, serious, stylized, suspenseful and exciting. Plot: military, war, soldier, friendship, army, danger, rivalry, battles, society and heroes. Genre: War, Drama and History. Country: USA, UK and Canada.
Best War TV shows
Best War TV shows
TOP TV shows: Vikings (2013), SEAL Team (2017), Band of Brothers (2001), Generation Kill (2008), TURN: Washington's Spies (2014), The Last Ship (2014), M*A*S*H (1972), Rome (2005), The Pacific (2010), The Liberator (2020), SIX (2017), War & Peace (2016), The White Princess (2017), Home Fires (2015), Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2015), 'Allo 'Allo (1982), Hogan's Heroes (1965), The Hollow Crown (2012), X Company (2015), The Halcyon (2017).

List of Best TV shows

 8.5
 434K
Vikings (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Vikings follows the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok, the greatest hero of his age. The series tells the sagas of Ragnar's band of Viking brothers and his family, as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes. As well as being a fearless ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, captivating, breathtaking, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, vikings, norse mythology, battles, legends and myths, king, heroic, historical character, heroes, adventure, tough heroes, graphic violence ...
Time: middle ages, 8th century, 7th century
Place: scandinavia, europe
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 7.5
 16K
SEAL Team (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: The lives of the elite Navy Seals as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high-stakes missions our country can ask.
Style: captivating, suspense, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat team, military, gunfight, u.s. military, terrorism, soldier, team, friendship, investigation, firearm, strategy, war ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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Band of Brothers (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 594 min.
TV show
Story: Drawn from interviews with survivors of Easy Company, as well as their journals and letters, Band of Brothers chronicles the experiences of these men from paratrooper training in Georgia through the end of the war. As an elite rifle company ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, rough, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, military, military life, world war two, combat, battles, sniper, paratrooper, survival, warrior, war violence ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, france, netherlands, paris france ...
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Generation Kill (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: Marines prepare to invade Iraq at the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom; while the soldiers wait to receive their orders, they learn a Rolling Stone columnist will be embedded with them
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iraq war, military, marines, soldier, anti war, military life, war, battles, courage, battle zone, survival, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2003
Place: iraq, middle east
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TURN: Washington's Spies (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The story of New York farmer, Abe Woodhull, who bands together with a group of childhood friends to form The Culper Ring, an unlikely group of spies who turn the tide in America’s fight for independence.
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american revolution, spy, army, period piece, historical character, political unrest, rebellion, ambition, undercover, rivalry, treason, rebelliousness ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, connecticut
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 7.5
 54K
The Last Ship (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Their mission is simple: Find a cure. Stop the virus. Save the world. When a global pandemic wipes out eighty percent of the planet's population, the crew of a lone naval destroyer must find a way to pull humanity from the brink of extinction.
Style: suspenseful, serious, stylized, tense, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: navy, battleship, apocalypse, chaos, save the world, military, pandemic, deadly virus, life is a bitch, danger, survival, heroes ...
Time: 21st century
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 8.4
 50K
M*A*S*H (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: The 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital is stuck in the middle of the Korean war. With little help from the circumstances they find themselves in, they are forced to make their own fun. Fond of practical jokes and revenge, the doctors, nurses, ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, clever, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: military hospital, doctors and patients, friendship, surgery, military, military life, doctor, sergeant, u.s. army, anti war, nurse, captain ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: korea
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 8.7
 155K
Rome (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.
Style: epic, exciting, captivating, sexual, stylized ...
Plot: roman empire, historical character, emperor, incest, ancient rome, intrigue, warrior, rivalry, betrayal, power struggle, political conspiracy, slavery ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c., 1st century
Place: rome italy, europe, italy, egypt, alexandria egypt
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 8.3
 100K
The Pacific (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 530 min.
TV show
Story: A 10-part mini-series from the creators of "Band of Brothers" telling the intertwined stories of three Marines during America's battle with the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II.
Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, emotional, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, battles, war, military, battlefield, soldier, squad, navy, marines, battle zone, selflessness, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, okinawa, korea
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The Liberator (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
TV show
Story: A diverse, dedicated, rough-and-tumble squad of soldiers spearheads the Allied invasion of Italy during World War II.
Style: adult animation
Plot: world war two, human, soldier, weapons, camaraderie, american in europe, military, u.s. military, friendship, combat, american soldier, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
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 7.3
 11K
SIX (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Action drama series inspired by the real missions of Navy SEAL Team Six.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, tense, captivating, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: navy, veteran, terrorism, military, swat team, adventure, crimes, danger, twists & turns, heroes, violence, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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 8.2
 21K
War & Peace (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 379 min.
TV show
Story: Sumptuous BBC mini-series following the fortunes and the rise and fall of five aristocratic families in the waning days of imperial Russia.
Style: captivating, stylized, epic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: love and romance, aristocracy, society, state affairs, wartime life, fall in love, war, couple relations, tragic love, life is a bitch, romance, family ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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The White Princess (2017)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The story of Elizabeth of York, the White Queen's daughter, and her marriage to the Lancaster victor, Henry VII. Based on the Philippa Gregory book of the same name.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, captivating, disturbing, exciting
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: palace intrigue, british royal family, arranged marriage, princess, monarchy, loveless marriage, royalty, secrets, dishonesty, romance, court intrigue, medieval ...
Time: 15th century, 1500s, 16th century
Place: england
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 8.2
 3K
Home Fires (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The story of a group of inspirational women in a rural Cheshire community with the shadow of World War II casting a dark cloud over their lives. As the conflict takes hold and separates the women from their husbands, fathers, sons and brothers, the ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, psychological, touching
Plot: village, strong female presence, world war two, wartime life, society, life is a bitch, social relations, friends, female protagonist, village life, british, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s
Place: england, europe
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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2015)
Genre: Fantasy, History, Sci-Fi, War
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: With magic long since lost to England, two men are destined to bring it back; the reclusive Mr. Norrell and daring novice Jonathan Strange. So begins a dangerous battle between two great minds.
Style: semi serious, exciting, bleak, enigmatic, stylized ...
Plot: wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, rivalry, odd couple, state affairs, escapades, reluctant partners, elf, magic, fairy, king ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe
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 8.4
 24K
'Allo 'Allo (1982)
Genre: Comedy, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: 'Allo 'Allo! is a British sitcom broadcast on BBC One from 1982 to 1992 comprising eighty-five episodes. The story is set up in a small town café in Nazi-occupied France during World War II. It is a parody of another BBC programme, the ...
Style: sitcom, surreal, not serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: world war two, cafe, parody, farce, soldier, german army, homosexual, captain, french, painting, german, breaking the fourth wall ...
Time: 1940s
Place: france, europe
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Hogan's Heroes (1965)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Hogan's Heroes is an American television sitcom that ran for 168 episodes from September 17, 1965, to July 4, 1971, on the CBS network. The show was set in a German prisoner of war camp during World War II. Bob Crane starred as Colonel Robert ...
Style: sitcom, offbeat, humorous, witty, surreal ...
Plot: world war two, pow, military, espionage, radio, tunnel, war, nothing goes right, confined, heroes, undercover, working undercover ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, london
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The Hollow Crown (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
TV show
Story: The Hollow Crown is a series of British television films featuring William Shakespeare's History Plays. The first Season is an adaptation of Shakespeare's second historical tetralogy, the Henriad: Richard II, Henry IV, Part I and Henry ...
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, epic, harsh ...
Plot: royal family, king, prince, queen, rivalry, battles, political intrigue, power struggle, heir heiress, politics, betrayal, lovers ...
Time: 15th century
Place: england, europe
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 7.7
 3K
X Company (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: An emotionally-driven character drama, set in the thrilling and dangerous world of WWII espionage and covert operations. It follows the stories of five highly skilled young recruits - Canadian, American and British - torn from their ordinary lives ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: espionage, secret agents, working undercover, heroic mission, undercover, danger, war, world war two, rivalry, friendship, good versus evil, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe
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 7.5
 2K
The Halcyon (2017)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The story of a bustling and glamorous five star hotel at the centre of London society and a world at war.
Style: realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, captivating, psychological
Plot: hotel, world war two, manager, hotel manager, maid, chambermaid, aristocracy, chef, bellhop, wartime, society, doorman ...
Time: 1940s
Place: england, london
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 8.1
 20K
The Unit (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A covert team of special forces operatives risk their lives on undercover missions around the globe, while their wives maintain the homefront, protecting their husbands' secrets.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: squad, terrorism, top secret, military, veteran, army, marriage, marital problem, sergeant, parenthood, team, african american ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 8K
Manhattan (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Set against the backdrop of the greatest clandestine race against time in the history of science with the mission to build the world's first atomic bomb in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Flawed scientists and their families attempt to co-exist in a ...
Style: serious, clever, realistic, captivating, melancholic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: atomic bomb, world war two, scientist, military base, inventions and discoveries, ambition, laboratory, race against time, military, relationship vs career, workplace, power relations ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944, year 1943
Place: new mexico, usa
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 7.9
 2K
Gallipoli (2015)
Genre: War
Country: Australia
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: As dawn breaks on April 25, 1915, ANZAC troops go into battle on the beaches of the Gallipoli peninsula. Landing in the dark chaos, Tolly, Bevan and their mates struggle to establish a tenuous foothold on the treacherous slopes and deep ravines. ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, rough, stylized ...
Plot: military, world war one, war, military life, survival, battle zone, danger, soldier, battles, family relations, graphic violence, siblings relations ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: turkey, australia
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 7.9
 14K
Versailles (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: The story of a young Louis XIV on his journey to become the most powerful monarch in Europe, from his battles with the fronde through his development into the Sun King. Historical and fictional characters guide us in a world of betrayal and ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, stylized, intellectual ...
Plot: royal court, king, royal family, intrigue, betrayal, rivalry, ambition, palaces castles and temples, state affairs, political intrigue, graphic violence, rise to the top ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, versailles
Is relevant ?
 7.9
 4K
Bomb Girls (2012)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Focusing on a group of women working in a munitions plant during World War II, this ensemble drama depicts the dangers and new experiences they face.
Style: realistic, captivating, stylized, serious, tense
Audience: girls' night
Plot: strong female presence, world war two, wartime life, factory, working woman, life is a bitch, sexism, workplace, gender, society, accident, feminism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: canada
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 69K
The Tudors (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Tudors is a history-based drama series following the young, vibrant King Henry VIII, a competitive and lustful monarch who navigates the intrigues of the English court and the human heart with equal vigor and justifiable suspicion.
Style: captivating, stylized, serious, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: historical character, queen, royal court, king, royal family, intrigue, love triangle, couple relations, throne, betrayal, aristocracy, king of england ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, renaissance
Place: england, europe
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 8.0
 2K
Bluestone 42 (2013)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Bluestone 42 is a comedy drama about a British bomb disposal detachment in Afghanistan. So what’s the average working day for a hero? Make your keen young colleague deal with the boring paperwork? Wind up your fellow employees? Flirt with the new ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sitcom
Plot: bomb, military, army, military life, life risking, commander, squad, british humour, soldier, war in afghanistan, sergeant, young people ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, middle east
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The Crimson Field (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: In a tented field hospital on the coast of France, a team of doctors, nurses and women volunteers work together to heal the bodies and souls of men wounded in the trenches.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, melancholic, suspenseful ...
Plot: nurse, wartime life, friendship, military hospital, army, world war one, love triangle, lifesaver, german, nursing, french, doctors and patients ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: france, europe
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The White Queen (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set against the backdrop of the Wars of the Roses, the series is the story of the women caught up in the protracted conflict for the throne of England.
Style: captivating, stylized, serious, suspense, realistic
Plot: royal court, queen, aristocracy, royal family, monarchy, king, throne, love and romance, intrigue, betrayal, palaces castles and temples, rise to the top ...
Time: 15th century
Place: england, europe
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Blackadder Goes Forth (1989)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 175 min.
TV show
Story: It is 1917, and lunatic General Sir Anthony Cecil Hogmanay Melchett is leading the British troops at the front lines against the Germans, while everyone waits for Field Marshall Haig's big push. There are various emotions throughout the camp ...
Style: dark humor, realistic, not serious, witty, humorous ...
Plot: satire, soldier, world war one, captain, officer, insanity, dimwit, disorder, search, stupidity, intelligence, self involved ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
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