Band of Brothers
2001, Show
9.4

Action, Documentary, Drama: This landmark miniseries based on Stephen E. Ambrose's best-seller, and executive produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, recounts the remarkable achievements of an elite team of U.S. paratroopers during World War II.

The Vietnam War
2017, Show
9.1

Documentary, History, War: The Vietnam War is a 10-part American television documentary series about the Vietnam War written by Geoffrey C. Ward and directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. The first episode premiered on PBS on September 17, 2017. The script is by Geoffrey Ward, and the series is narrated by Peter Coyote. This series is one of the few PBS series to carry a TV-MA rating.

The Civil War
1990, Show
9.0

Documentary, History, War

The War
2007, Show
9.0

Documentary, History, War: The War is a seven-part American television documentary miniseries about World War II from the perspective of the United States. The program was produced by American filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, written by Geoffrey Ward, and narrated primarily by Keith David. It premiered on September 23, 2007. The world premiere of the series took place at the Palace Theater in Luverne, Minnesota, one of the towns featured in the documentary.

LA Apocalypse
2015, Show
8.9

Documentary, History, War: In the trenches, In the heads of Soldier, Governors and through the lives of Civilians behind the line, discover one of the most devastating conflicts of humanity.

Mr. Sunshine
2018, Show
8.8

Action, Drama, History: She's a luminous flame amid a brewing storm. Who will help her fight for Joseon? The friend? The ruffian? Or the stranger?

World War II in Colour
2009, Show
8.7

Documentary, History, War: Color footage of World War II changes our conception of this catastrophe. Prepare to be shocked -- and moved.

Greatest Events of WWII in Colour
2019, Show
8.7

Documentary, History, War: With new images in vibrant color, a monumental conflict hits home like never before -- with shocking immediacy.

Auschwitz: The Nazis and the Final Solution
2005, Show
8.6

Documentary, History, War: This documentary series tackles one of history's most horrifying subjects: the Holocaust and the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

The Untold History of the United States
2012, Show
8.6

Documentary, History, War: Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States, also known as The Untold History of the United States,is a 2012 documentary series directed, produced, and narrated by Oliver Stone. Oliver Stone and American University historian Peter J. Kuznick, began working on the project in 2008. Stone, Kuznick and British screenwriter Matt Graham co-wrote the script. The documentary miniseries for Showtime had a working title Oliver Stone's Secret History of America. It covers "the reasons behind the Cold War with the Soviet Union, U.S. President Harry Truman's decision to drop the atomic bomb on Japan, and changes in America's global role since the fall of Communism." Stone is the director and narrator of all ten episodes. The series is a re-examination of some of the under-reported and darkest parts of American modern history using little known documents and newly uncovered archival material.

Generation Kill
2008, Show
8.5

Action, Documentary, Drama: From creators Ed Burns and David Simon (The Wire), this seven-part miniseries focuses on the first 40 days of the war in Iraq, as told by an elite group of U.S. Marines.

M*A*S*H
1972, Show
8.4

Comedy, Documentary, Drama: M*A*S*H is an American war comedy-drama television series that aired on CBS from 1972 to 1983. It was developed by Larry Gelbart, adapted from the 1970 feature film M*A*S*H, which, in turn, was based on Richard Hooker's 1968 novel MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors. The series, which was produced with 20th Century Fox Television for CBS, follows a team of doctors and support staff stationed at the "4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital" in Uijeongbu, South Korea, during the Korean War (1950–53). The show's title sequence features an instrumental-only version of "Suicide Is Painless," the original film's theme song. The show was created after an attempt to film the original book's sequel, M*A*S*H Goes to Maine, failed. The television series is the best-known of the M*A*S*H works, and one of the highest-rated shows in U.S. television history.

Foyle's War
2002, Show
8.4

Crime, Drama, Mystery: Writer Anthony Horowitz blends real-life war stories with tales of treachery and suspense in this crime drama series. Foyle is a detective who spends World War Two policing Hastings, waging his own personal war amidst the tumult of the larger one.

Roots
1977, Show
8.4

Biography, Drama, History

The Hollow Crown
2012, Show
8.3

Drama, History, War: A continuation of the BAFTA-award winning adaptations of William Shakespeare's history plays entitled The Hollow Crown, this compelling three-part series covers the widely-recognized period of internal strife within Britain known as The Wars of the Roses, and depicts one of Shakespeare's most notorious anti-heroes emerging under the guise of Richard III.

The Pacific
2010, Show
8.3

Action, Adventure, Drama: From the producers of Band of Brothers comes this epic 10-part miniseries that tells the true stories of three Marines battling in the Pacific theater during WWII.

Five Came Back
2017, Show
8.3

Documentary, History, War: Capra. Ford. Huston. Stevens. Wyler. Armed with cameras, five directors risked their lives to boost morale through film.

'Allo 'Allo!
1982, Show
8.3

Comedy, Documentary, Economics & Politics: 'Allo 'Allo! is a BBC television British sitcom that was first broadcast on BBC One from 1982 to 1992, comprising 85 episodes. The story is set in a small-town café in Nouvion, German-occupied France during the Second World War. It is a parody of another BBC programme, the wartime drama Secret Army. 'Allo, 'Allo! was created by David Croft, who also wrote the theme music, and Jeremy Lloyd. Lloyd and Croft wrote the first six series. The remaining series were written by Lloyd and Paul Adam.

Home Fires
2015, Show
8.2

Drama, War

Wolf
2018, Show
8.2

Action, Reality, Thriller: From their perilous missions to their rocky personal lives, these first responders face traps and hurdles at every turn.

War & Peace
2016, Show
8.2

Drama, History, Romance: Set against the backdrop of Napoleon’s 1812 invasion of Russia, "War and Peace" is a story of passion, romance, scandal and deceit surrounding the rising and falling fortunes of five aristocratic families – the Bezukhovs, Bolkonskys, Drubetskoys, Kuragins and Rostovs – in the waning days of imperial Russia.

Hitler's Circle of Evil
2017, Show
8.1

Documentary, History, War: They are the Nazi elite, rising to become a nation's most powerful leaders -- but their diabolical ideology is doomed.

North and South, Book I
1985, Show
8.1

Drama, History, Romance: North and South is the title of three American television miniseries broadcast on the ABC network in 1985, 1986, and 1994. Set before, during, and immediately after the American Civil War, they are based on the 1980s trilogy of novels North and South by John Jakes. The 1985 first installment, North and South, remains the seventh-highest rated miniseries in TV history. North and South: Book II (1986) was met with similar success, while 1994's Heaven and Hell: North and South Book III was poorly received by both critics and audiences.

The Unit
2006, Show
8.1

Action, Drama, Thriller: The Unit is an American action-drama television series that aired on CBS from March 7, 2006, to May 10, 2009. The series focuses on a top-secret military unit modeled after the real-life U.S. Army special operations unit commonly known as Delta Force.