Best War TV shows – page 3

North and South (1985)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 561 min.
TV show
Story: Two friends, one northern and one southern, struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War.
Style: realistic, exciting, captivating, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: american civil war, foe turned friend, love and romance, friendship, espionage, slavery, family feud, military base, love triangle, best friends, military, battles ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s, 1850s, 1840s
Place: usa, new york
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The Color of War (2001)
Genre: History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 780 min.
TV show
Story: A series featuring actual color footage of World War II.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, wartime life, military, battle zone, journalism, life is a bitch, war, against humanity, battles, archive footage, combat, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s
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The Pillars of the Earth (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, Canada, UK, Hungary
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Pillars of the Earth is an eight-part 2010 TV miniseries, adapted from Ken Follett's novel of the same name.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, visually appealing, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: medieval, catholic church, heir, ambition, power struggle, throne, state affairs, religions or cults, manipulations, royal family, heir heiress, rivals ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
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 7.3
 6K
Birdsong (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 165 min.
TV show
Story: As an English soldier fights in the horrific trenches of northern France, he is haunted by the memories of his forbidden love affair with a French woman.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, stylized, epic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: soldier, world war one, trench warfare, love affair, lovers apart, military, romance, lovers, army, battles, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, united kingdom
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My Mother and Other Strangers (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Drama series set in 1943 following the Coyne family and their neighbours as they struggle to maintain a normal life after a US Army Air Force base is set up in the middle of their rural parish.
Style: romantic, captivating, entertaining
Plot: children in wartime, family, countryside, soldier, american soldier, troubled marriage, love triangle, world war two, military life, wartime, wartime life, romantic relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: northern ireland
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 7.6
 10K
Parade's End (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Belgium, USA
Duration: 287 min.
TV show
Story: In the years before the First World War, three Britons are drawn into fraught and ultimately tragic relations: Anglican Christopher Tietjens, second son of the lord of the manor of Groby, Yorkshire, who is a disconsolate, Tory statistician in ...
Style: serious, realistic, clever, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, world war one, high society, romance, crumbling marriage, adultery, loveless marriage, cheating wife, unfaithful wife, couple relations, lovers, countryside ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 130 min.
TV show
Story: A unique slant, profiling the life of Adolf Hitler as a child and his rise through the ranks of the National German Workers' Party prior to World War II.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: hitler, racism, nazism, fascism, against humanity, political unrest, world war two, dictatorship, historical character, german, leadership, society ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 30s ...
Place: germany, europe, austria
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Catherine the Great (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: This four-part historical drama follows the end of Catherine the Great's reign and her affair with Russian military leader Grigory Potemkin that helped shape the future of Russian politics.
Style: based on true events, realistic, disturbing, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: russian history, palace intrigue, empress, historical character, queen, russian empire, power struggle, ambitious woman, court intrigue, state affairs, imperial russia, lovers ...
Time: 18th century
Place: ottoman empire, russia
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 7.4
 7K
Das Boot (2018)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An inexperienced U-boat crew has to survive a secret mission and a young German woman is torn between loyalty for her home country and the French resistance in the WWII drama.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, exciting
Plot: submarine, navy, french resistance, world war two, underwater scene, insubordination, nazi occupation, gestapo, heroic mission, battles, military, save the day ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: europe
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The Passing Bells (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Poland
TV show
Story: At the outbreak of war, two teenage boys defy their parents to sign up.
Style: epic, realistic, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: world war one, battlefield, wartime life, soldier, military, life is a bitch, hopes, battles, danger, friendship, bittersweet, youth ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe
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McHale's Navy (1962)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: McHale's Navy is an American sitcom that aired 138 half-hour episodes over four seasons, from October 11, 1962, to April 12, 1966, on the ABC network. The series was filmed in black and white and originated from an hour drama called Seven ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sitcom, realistic, tense ...
Plot: military, navy, pow, world war two, contests and competitions, battles, courtroom drama, ship, siblings relations, cons and scams, military life, war ...
Time: 60s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: europe, italy
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 8.1
 721
Piece of Cake (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 312 min.
TV show
Story: The lives and loves of the men of RAF Hornet Squadron who are transferred to France at the outbreak of World Wat II in September 1939. For the most part the men are competent fliers but there is little action in the first several months. The men ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating
Plot: aerial combats, world war two, battles, friends, military, heroes, danger, war, partners, against the odds, wartime life, battle zone ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe
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 8.0
 5K
Holocaust (1978)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 475 min.
TV show
Story: Holocaust is an American television miniseries broadcast in four parts in 1978 on the NBC television network. The series tells the story of the Holocaust from the perspective of the Weiss family of German Jews and that of a rising member of the SS, ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, world war two, ghetto, anti semitism, genocide, rebellion, massacre, war crime, starvation, deportation, auschwitz ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, berlin germany
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The Last Post (2017)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Drama series set in the mid-sixties, in which a unit of Royal Military Police officers and their families deal with the challenges of politics, love and war in British-controlled Aden.
Plot: british army, military police, army, military, soldier, military officer, marriage, husband wife relationship, cheating wife, sex scene
Time: 60s, 1960s
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The Diary of Anne Frank (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
TV show
Story: Called the most accurate adaptation of Anne Frank’s moving diary, the film chronicles the Frank family as they flee from the Nazis in Amsterdam. Hiding behind a bookcase in a secret annex with random bombs exploding, Anne faces friction with her ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, diary, against humanity, nazism, world war two, survival, human spirit, nazi occupation, danger, confined, life is a bitch, oppression ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: holland, europe, amsterdam, netherlands
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The Jewel in the Crown (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 778 min.
TV show
Story: The British Raj: though their position seems secure, thoughtful English men and women know that "their" time in India is coming to an end. The story begins with an unjust arrest for rape, and the consequences of this echo through the ...
Style: emotional, sincere, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: forbidden love, world war two, british raj, politics, racism, rape, culture clash, tragic love, life is a bitch, dishonesty, state affairs, manners ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 40s
Place: india, asia
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 8.9
 1K
Homefront (1991)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Homefront is an American television drama series created and produced by Lynn Marie Latham and Bernard Lechowick in association with Warner Bros. Television for ABC. The show was set in the fictional city of River Run, Ohio in 1945, 1946, and 1947. ...
Style: clever, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: small town, interracial relations, radio, family relations, coach, baseball, prejudice, funeral, racism, soldier, sport, small town life ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 40s
Place: ohio, usa
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 8.1
 12K
Shogun (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 547 min.
TV show
Story: An English navigator becomes both pawn and player in the deadly political games in feudal Japan.
Style: epic, atmospheric, stylized, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, shogun, battles, intrigue, leadership, interracial relations, military, betrayal, adventure, danger, love and romance, state affairs ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, asia, portugal
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Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All (1994)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
TV show
Story: Lucy married at the turn of the last century, when she was fifteen and her husband was fifty. If Colonel William Marsden was a veteran of the "War for Southern Independence", Lucy became a "veteran of the veteran" with a unique ...
Style: emotional, touching, epic, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: american civil war, romance, society, wooing, couple relations, americana, self discovery, love and romance, war, couples, bittersweet, confederacy ...
Time: 19th century
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Andersonville (1996)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
TV show
Story: This lengthy docudrama records the harrowing conditions at the Confederacy's most notorious prisoner-of-war camp. The drama unfolds through the eyes of a company of Union soldiers captured at the Battle of Cold Harbor, VA, in June 1864, and ...
Style: rough, bleak, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: american civil war, prison, rain, civil war, pow, confederate soldier, union soldier, anti hero, child in peril, survival, holocaust, military life ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: georgia, usa
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 5.7
 2K
68 Whiskey (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
TV show
Story: A dark comedy following a multicultural mix of men and women deployed as Army medics to a forward operating base in Afghanistan nicknamed “The Orphanage.” Together, they endure a dangerous and Kafkaesque world that leads to self-destructive ...
Style: captivating, twists and turns, funny, not serious, tense
Plot: army, physician, field hospital, war, military life, battles, american soldier, soldier, army life, life is a bitch, destiny, military ...
Place: afghanistan
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Gomer Pyle: USMC (1964)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. is an American situation comedy that originally aired on CBS from September 25, 1964, to May 2, 1969. The series was a spinoff of The Andy Griffith Show, and the pilot was aired as the finale of the fourth season of The Andy ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, sitcom
Plot: military, fish out of water, military base, soldier, u.s. military, marines, hapless soldier, disorder, goofy hero, misfit, military life, cult ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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Rise of Empires: Ottoman (2020)
Genre: Documentary, Drama, History, War
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II wages an epic campaign to take the Byzantine capital of Constantinople and shapes the course of history for centuries.
Plot: sultan, muslim, conquering, turk, battles, harem, war, sword, roman empire, castle, storyteller, dream ...
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, istanbul turkey, constantinople
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 8.5
 28K
Generation War (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: Berlin, 1941. Five friends eager to become heroes in an adventure that will change the face of Europe - and that will forever change them as well.
Style: captivating, tense, serious, thought provoking, controversial ...
Plot: world war two, nazism, holocaust, military, against humanity, nazi germany, atrocity, german, friendship, danger, soldier, guilt ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany, ussr, soviet union
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Baghdad Central (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Shortly after the fall of Saddam Hussein, Iraqi ex-policeman Muhsin al-Khafaji has lost everything and is battling daily to keep himself and his sick daughter, Mrouj safe. But when he learns that his estranged elder daughter Sawsan is missing ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, suspense, neo noir, entertaining
Plot: father daughter relationship, criminal, father and daughter, parents and children, fighting crime, crime investigation, crimes, uncover truth, investigation, neo-noir, u.s. military, police inspector ...
Time: year 2003, 2000s
Place: baghdad iraq, iraq
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 7.3
 280
The Cazalets (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: The Cazalets is a 2001 six-episode television drama series (5 episodes when broadcast in the US) about the life of a large privileged family in the years 1937 to 1942.[1] Most of the action takes place in London, and at the family's large ...
Style: captivating
Plot: world war two, family relations, affair, death, pregnancy, rape, cancer, incest, pacifist, parents and children, father daughter relationship, eccentric family ...
Place: england, london
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House of Saddam (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 232 min.
TV show
Story: A mini-series that explores the inner workings of Saddam Hussein's family and his relationship with his closest advisers.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, clever, stylized ...
Plot: historical character, gulf war, saddam hussein, megalomaniac, dictatorship, execution, political unrest, rivalry, politics, treason, siblings relations, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 21st century, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: iraq, middle east, iran
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 8.4
 2K
Combat! (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Combat! is an American television program that originally aired on ABC from 1962 until 1967. The show covered the grim lives of a squad of American soldiers fighting the Germans in France during World War II. The program starred Rick Jason as ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: military, world war two, soldier, american soldier, war, heroes, squad, battles, navy, infantrymen, babies and infants, anti war ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: prague, czech republic, europe, france
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ZOS: Zone of Separation (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
TV show
Story: ZOS: Zone of Separation is a Canadian television drama mini-series, co-executive produced by Paul Gross. It is an eight-part Canadian original drama mini-series about the life and death struggle to enforce a U.N.-brokered ceasefire in the fictional, ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, disturbing, serious, bleak ...
Plot: military, un, military life, peaceful mission, religions or cults, rivalry, life is a bitch, anti war, deadly, war, society, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, former yugoslavia
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Deadline Gallipoli (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 197 min.
TV show
Story: Three journalists, Charles Bean, Ellis Ashmead Bartlett and Phillip Schuler, arrive at Gallipoli with the invading British and Allied troops in 1915. They will report the war but are prevented from getting out the true story of an unfolding ...
Style: tense, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: world war one, journalism, idealism, danger, war, battle zone, soldier, media, trench warfare, skinny dipping, male nudity
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: middle east
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