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

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?

Blackadder Goes Forth
1989, Show
8.8

Comedy, War: Wryly written cult historical comedy starring Rowan Atkinson.

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.

Generation War
2013, Show
8.5

Action, Drama, History: 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. Level-headed, highly decorated officer Wilhelm is off to the eastern front with his younger brother Friedhelm, a sensitive dreamer more interested in literature than warfare. Deeply in love with Wilhelm is Charlotte, a young nurse who looks forward to serving in the Wehrmacht, also on the eastern front. While Greta is a talented singer who longs to become another Marlene Dietrich, her Jewish boyfriend Viktor still cannot convince his parents to leave Germany... Valor and courage come to the fore, but also betrayal - of values, beliefs, humanity. Friedhelm turns into a soulless killing machine... Wilhelm deserts his troops and is court-martialed... Charlotte's Nazi ideology crumbles when she betrays a Jewish nurse helping the German army... Greta obtains papers for Viktor's escape by selling herself to an SS colonel. They and millions of others wanted to be heroes; but none of them could imagine what the war would ultimately do to them and to the rest of the world.

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

Drama, History, War

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, History, War: '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.

Hornblower
1998, Show
8.2

Adventure, Drama, War

The Dawns Here Are Quiet
1972, Show
8.2

Drama, History, War: During WWII in a small village outpost, a commander has his troop replaced by an all female unit. As they finally begin to appreciate one another, German paratroopers are spotted nearby and the realities of war emerge.

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.

Dad's Army
1968, Show
8.1

Comedy, War: Sitcom about the Home Guard during the Second World War

The Pillars of the Earth
2010, Show
8.1

Drama, History, Romance: Set against a backdrop of war, religious strife and power struggles which tears lives and families apart.

The Tudors
2007, Show
8.1

Drama, History, Romance: Jonathan Rhys Meyers stars in this original, history-based drama series as 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. Natalie Dormer ("Anne Boleyn"), Jeremy Northam ("Thomas More"), Maria Doyle Kennedy ("Queen Katherine"), James Frain ("Thomas Cromwell") and Peter O'Toole ("Pope Paul III") round out the all-star cast of this lavish epic.