Best War TV shows – page 2

 7.7
 698
Occupation (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Three ex-servicemen return to Basra, each for a different reason.
Style: suspenseful, touching, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: iraq war, military life, military, soldier, life is a bitch, danger, society, selflessness, war veteran, culture clash, war, gulf war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east, manchester, manchester england, dubai
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Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: Set against the backdrop of a UNSC military academy, a group of highborn cadets are training to be the next generation of soldiers in the UNSC’s ongoing war with insurrectionists in the outer colonial planets. Among these cadets, Thomas Lasky ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: invasion, space and aliens, heroes, evil alien, cadet, soldier, escapades, battles, alien invasion, behind enemy lines, power relations, basic training ...
Time: future
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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, tunnel, radio, prison, prison life, farce, military life, wartime life, undercover ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, london
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 8.3
 24K
'Allo 'Allo (1982)
Genre: Comedy, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 45 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: parody, sitcom, surreal, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, cafe, farce, soldier, german army, painting, german, captain, homosexual, french, ambiguity, breaking the fourth wall ...
Time: 1940s
Place: france, europe
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 8.1
 6K
Dad's Army (1968)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Introducing the Walmington-On-Sea home guard. During WW2, in a fictional British seaside town, a ragtag group of Home Guard local defense volunteers prepare for an imminent German invasion.
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, not serious
Plot: world war two, soldier, sergeant, captain, disorder, hapless soldier, military life, military base, military, warden, hapless, commander ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: england, united kingdom, europe
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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, rough, intense, factual, realistic
Plot: world war two, camaraderie, battles, friendship, military, soldier, u.s. military, american soldier, rescue, military life, courage, war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
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Our World War (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
TV show
Story: During the First World War, British troops face the horrors of the Battle of Mons in 1914, internal strife in 1916 and innovative tank warfare in 1918.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: world war one, battles, soldier, war, military, battle zone, british soldier, wartime, struggle for survival, military life, wartime life, british ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: 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: witty, humorous, offbeat, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: dark humor, officer, insanity, captain, satire, soldier, world war one, spy, commander, german, search, army ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: united kingdom
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 8.4
 14K
Foyle's War (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: As WW2 rages around the world, DCS Foyle fights his own war on the home-front as he investigates crimes on the south coast of England. Foyle's War opens in southern England in the year 1940. Later series sees the retired detective working as an ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: police detective, world war two, war crime, espionage, undercover, police investigation, crimes of passion, spy, murder mystery, murder investigation, cold war, law enforcement ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: england, europe, new mexico, london
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 8.2
 3K
China Beach (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Dateline: November 1967. Within klicks of Danang, Vietnam, sits a U.S. Army base, bar and hospital on China Beach filled with wounded soldiers and one very lovely but damaged Army Nurse Colleen McMurphy. Many heroes, dead and alive, try to make ...
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic, contemplative
Plot: vietnam war, military, military hospital, doctor, life is a bitch, power relations, superior officer, military life, wartime life, doctors and patients, military base, nurse ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia
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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, arranged marriage, monarchy, british royal family, princess, royalty, loveless marriage, secrets, dishonesty, romance, medieval, court intrigue ...
Time: 15th century, 1500s, 16th century
Place: england
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 8.3
 4K
Tour of Duty (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: The trials of a U.S. Army platoon serving in the field during the Vietnam War.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: vietnam war, war, jungle warfare, military, battles, soldier, captivity, political unrest, innocence lost, politics, state affairs, heroes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
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 8.4
 17K
Roots (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 588 min.
TV show
Story: African teen Kunta Kinte, brought to America to be enslaved, and the generations of his family.
Style: uplifting, realistic, thought provoking, touching, emotional ...
Plot: slavery, racism, civil war, american civil war, human spirit, interracial relations, family history, escape attempt, freedom, discrimination, injustice, social problems ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1860s, 1820s, 70s
Place: usa, tennessee, africa, england
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Island at War (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 540 min.
TV show
Story: Island at War is a British television series that tells the story of the German Occupation of the Channel Islands. It primarily focuses on three local families: the upper class Dorrs, the middle class Mahys and the working class Jonases, and four ...
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: occupation, world war two, island, wartime life, against humanity, romance, war, military, anti semitism, genocide, society, oppression ...
Place: europe, england
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The World Wars (2014)
Genre: Documentary, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: The World Wars tells the story of three decades of war told through the eyes of various men who were its key players: Roosevelt, Hitler, Patton, Mussolini, Churchill, Tojo, DeGaulle and MacArthur. The documentary examines the two wars as one ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, disturbing
Plot: soldier, world war one, war, infantrymen, historical character, state affairs, military, politics, nazism, head of state, leadership, battles ...
Time: 1920s, 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 20s ...
Place: usa, europe
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 6.7
 3K
Colditz (2005)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: Three prisoners, Jack Rose, Tom Willis and Nick McGrade, embark on an heroic plan to escape from a World War Two POW camp. As Rose And Willis are recaptured by the Germans, McGrade manages to traverse their clutches and travels to London to inform ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, tense, exciting
Plot: world war two, pow, military, soldier, castle, love triangle, prison life, battles, romance, love and romance, human spirit, love affair ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1939
Place: europe, germany, warsaw poland
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 7.9
 15K
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, serious, realistic, stylized, intellectual ...
Plot: royal court, king, royal family, betrayal, intrigue, rivalry, ambition, palaces castles and temples, state affairs, political intrigue, graphic violence, rise to the top ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, versailles
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Combat Hospital (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Combat Hospital was a Canadian-British medical drama television series, filmed in Toronto, that debuted on Global in Canada on 21 June 2011. In the United States, it aired on ABC. Its final episode was broadcast on 6 September 2011. The series was ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, emotional, rough ...
Plot: military hospital, military, workplace, life is a bitch, military life, wartime life, lifesaver, hospital, workplace situations, battle zone, newcomer, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2006
Place: middle east, afghanistan
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Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Anne Frank: The Whole Story is a film based on the life of Anne Frank, a Jewish girl growing up in Nazi occupied Holland. When war breaks out Anne & her family, Otto her father, Edith her mother & Margot her sister move from Germany ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, emotional, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: genocide, holocaust, against humanity, concentration camp, survival, anti semitism, hopes, starvation, auschwitz, confined, life is a bitch, teenage life ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 30s
Place: amsterdam, holland, europe, netherlands
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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: aristocracy, queen, royal court, royal family, monarchy, king, throne, love and romance, young woman, seduction, intrigue, betrayal ...
Time: 15th century
Place: england, europe
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 7.8
 16K
Catch-22 (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Set in Italy during World War II, the series follows the story of the incomparable, artful dodger Yossarian, a bombardier for the U.S. Air Force, who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. But his real ...
Style: exciting, captivating, thought provoking, humorous, surprise ending
Plot: war, aviator, world war two, u.s. air force, frustration, transformation, soldier, friendship, society, escapades, bureaucracy, danger ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, 20th century
Place: southern italy, mediterranean sea
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 7.7
 4K
Our Girl (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Drama following the extraordinary adventures of female medics in the British Army.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: female soldier, soldier, military, british army, army, military life, self discovery, basic training, doctor, officers and cadets, military base, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, afghanistan, england
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 8.4
 2K
The Promise (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: UK
Duration: 356 min.
TV show
Story: A young British girl travels to Israel/Palestine, retracing the steps of her grandfather - a British soldier stationed there in the 1940s.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, soldier, jewish, diary, military, wartime life, military life, society, occupation, political unrest, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, contemporary, 40s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: israel, middle east, palestinian authority, palestine
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The Long Road Home (2017)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Relive a heroic fight for survival during the Iraq War, when the 1st Cavalry Division from Fort Hood was ferociously ambushed on April 4, 2004, in Sadr City, Baghdad — a day that came to be known in military annals as “Black Sunday.”
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iraq war, soldier, army, dead soldier, wartime life, danger, courage, military life, chaos, war, killed in action, battles ...
Time: contemporary
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Ultimate Force (2002)
Genre: Action, War
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 74 min.
TV show
Story: Ultimate Force is a British television drama series that was shown on ITV, which deals with the activities of the fictional Red Troop of the SAS. The programme started on 16 September 2002 and four series were produced.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: covert operation, swat team, military, counter terrorism, danger, survival, crimes, mercenary, hostage, terrorism, hostages, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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Infinity Train (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 11 min.
TV show
Story: 13-year-old Tulip finds herself on a mysterious train with an endless number of cars, each one its own universe, and must find a way to get home.
Style: exciting, captivating, psychological, mysterious, intellectual ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: friendship, adventure, family relations, young heroes, mysticism, self discovery, introspection, teenager, robot, alternate dimension, chase, parents and children ...
Place: minnesota, italy, wisconsin
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 7.3
 6K
Nuremberg (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Justice Robert H. Jackson leads Allied prosecutors in trying 21 Germans for Nazi war crimes after World War II.
Style: captivating, disturbing, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom, holocaust, war crime, execution, psychologist, courtroom drama, legal, judge, fighting the system, uncover truth, leadership, rebellion ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, england, france, europe
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The Winds of War (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 883 min.
TV show
Story: In the late 1930s, world politics begin to head in a dangerous direction. In Europe, Germany expands and rearms and proceeds to annex several border countries into the Reich. Meanwhile, Italy attempts to establish a Facist Colonial Empire under ...
Style: epic, sincere, captivating, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, behind enemy lines, politics, refugee, against humanity, military, head of state, heroes, war, society, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: italy, germany, japan, china, europe ...
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Fortunes of War (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 407 min.
TV show
Story: Fortunes of War is a 1987 BBC television adaptation of Olivia Manning's cycle of novels Fortunes of War. It stars Kenneth Branagh as Guy Pringle, lecturer in English Literature in Bucharest during the early part of the Second World War, and ...
Style: clever, gloomy, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, infidelity, spy, activist, resistance, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, intrigue, espionage, love and romance, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: europe, middle east, greece, romania, africa ...
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 4K
Over There (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Gritty, intense, evocative and emotional, "Over There" takes you to the front lines of battle and explores the effects of war on a U.S. Army unit sent to Iraq on their first tour of duty, as well as the equally powerful effects felt at ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, sincere, intellectual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iraq war, military, u.s. military, soldier, u.s. army, self sacrifice, right and wrong, danger, hopes, lost, sacrifice, battle zone ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq, middle east
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