Top 50 War TV Shows



1. Vikings (2013– )

TV-MA | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.6
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Vikings transports us to the brutal and mysterious world of Ragnar Lothbrok, a Viking warrior and farmer who yearns to explore - and raid - the distant shores across the ocean.

Stars: Katheryn Winnick, Gustaf Skarsgård, Alexander Ludwig, Georgia Hirst

Votes: 371,748

2. 68 Whiskey (2020– )

TV-MA | Comedy, Drama, War

3.7
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Follows a multiethnic mix of men and women deployed as Army medics to a forward operating base in Afghanistan, where they endure a dangerous world that leads to self-destructive appetites, outrageous behavior and intense camaraderie.

Stars: Usman Ally, Artur, Aaron Glenane, Beth Riesgraf

Votes: 569

3. Band of Brothers (2001)

TV-MA | 594 min | Action, Drama, History

9.5
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The story of Easy Company of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division, and their mission in World War II Europe, from Operation Overlord, through V-J Day.

Stars: Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston, Shane Taylor

Votes: 342,606

4. The Tudors (2007–2010)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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A dramatic series about the reign and marriages of King Henry VIII.

Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, Anthony Brophy, James Frain

Votes: 64,894

5. SEAL Team (2017– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Drama, War

7.4
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The lives of the elite Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high-stakes missions our country can ask.

Stars: David Boreanaz, Max Thieriot, Jessica Paré, Neil Brown Jr.

Votes: 12,936

6. M*A*S*H (1972–1983)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.4
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The staff of an Army hospital in the Korean War find that laughter is the best way to deal with their situation.

Stars: Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swit, Jamie Farr

Votes: 48,006

7. Dirilis: Ertugrul (2014–2019)

120 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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The heroic story of Ertugrul Ghazi, the father of Osman (Uthman) who founded the Ottoman Empire.

Stars: Engin Altan Düzyatan, Hülya Darcan, Cengiz Coskun, Nurettin Sönmez

Votes: 19,485

8. Rome (2005–2007)

TV-MA | 52 min | Action, Drama, History

8.7
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A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.

Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Kerry Condon

Votes: 146,071

9. Foyle's War (2002–2015)

TV-14 | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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As WWII rages, DCS Foyle fights his own war on the home-front; investigating crime on the south coast of England. Later series, see the retired detective working as an MI5 agent in the aftermath of the war.

Stars: Michael Kitchen, Honeysuckle Weeks, Anthony Howell, Ellie Haddington

Votes: 11,784

10. World on Fire (2019– )

57 min | Drama, War

7.1
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WWII drama centered on the lives of ordinary people affected by the war.

Stars: Jonah Hauer-King, Julia Brown, Helen Hunt, Sean Bean

Votes: 1,999

11. Catch-22 (2019– )

45 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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Limited series adaptation of the classic Joseph Heller novel. Follows Captain John Yossarian and airmen in World War II.

Stars: Christopher Abbott, Kyle Chandler, Daniel David Stewart, Rafi Gavron

Votes: 11,519

12. The Pacific (2010)

TV-MA | 530 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.3
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The Pacific Theatre of World War II, as seen through the eyes of several young Marines.

Stars: James Badge Dale, Joseph Mazzello, Jon Seda, Ashton Holmes

Votes: 92,428

13. The Last Ship (2014–2018)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.5
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The crew of a naval destroyer is forced to confront the reality of a new existence when a pandemic kills off most of the earth's population.

Stars: Eric Dane, Adam Baldwin, Charles Parnell, Travis Van Winkle

Votes: 52,084

14. War & Peace (2016)

TV-14 | 379 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.2
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As the Russian conflict with Napoleon reaches its peak, five aristocratic families face the possibility of their lives being changed forever.

Stars: Paul Dano, James Norton, Lily James, Adrian Edmondson

Votes: 18,639

15. The White Queen (2013)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.8
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Three different, yet equally relentless women vie for the throne in 15th Century England.

Stars: Aneurin Barnard, Rebecca Ferguson, Amanda Hale, Faye Marsay

Votes: 21,761

16. Six (2017–2018)

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Drama, History

7.3
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Navy SEAL Team Six attempt to eliminate a Taliban leader in Afghanistan when they discover an American citizen working with the enemy.

Stars: Barry Sloane, Kyle Schmid, Juan Pablo Raba, Edwin Hodge

Votes: 10,097

17. Das Boot (2018– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Drama, War

7.4
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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.

Stars: Philip Birnstiel, Vicky Krieps, Tom Wlaschiha, Thierry Frémont

Votes: 4,232

18. Hogan's Heroes (1965–1971)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, War

7.9
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The inmates of a German World War II prisoner of war camp conduct an espionage and sabotage campaign right under the noses of their warders.

Stars: Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer, John Banner, Richard Dawson

Votes: 7,897

19. TURN: Washington's Spies (2014–2017)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, History, War

8.1
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A Long Island farmer bands together a group of childhood friends to form an unlikely group of spies who turn the tide in America's fight for independence

Stars: Jamie Bell, Heather Lind, Samuel Roukin, Daniel Henshall

Votes: 18,229

20. Catherine the Great (2019– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.1
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Story of the greatest Czarina, Catherine the Great (Dame Helen Mirren) and the Hermitage.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Jason Clarke, Gina McKee, Kevin McNally

Votes: 2,933

21. Our Girl (2014– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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The series follows Molly on her first deployment as a serving army medic against the backdrop of the British Army's withdrawal from Afghanistan. Series 2 introduces Georgie, her more experienced friend, as she is deployed to Eastern Africa.

Stars: Michelle Keegan, Ben Aldridge, Simon Lennon, Sean Ward

Votes: 2,995

22. Troy: Fall of a City (2018– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

3.8
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Retells the story of the 10 year siege of Troy, which occurred in the 12 or 13th century BC.

Stars: Louis Hunter, Christiaan Schoombie, Bella Dayne, Chloe Pirrie

Votes: 10,794

23. Generation Kill (2008)

TV-MA | 70 min | Drama, War

8.5
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A Rolling Stone reporter, embedded with The 1st Recon Marines chronicles his experiences during the first wave of the American-led assault on Baghdad in 2003.

Stars: Alexander Skarsgård, James Ransone, Lee Tergesen, Jon Huertas

Votes: 44,821

24. The Vietnam War (2017)

TV-MA | 990 min | Documentary, History, War

9.1
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A comprehensive history of the United States' involvement in the bitterly divisive armed conflict in Southeast Asia.

Stars: Peter Coyote, Huy Duc, Duong Van Mai Elliott, James Willbanks

Votes: 15,498

25. Kurulus: Osman (2019– )

120 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.5
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The series will focus on the life of Osman Bey, the son of Ertugrul Gazi and the founder of the Ottoman Empire.

Stars: Burak Özçivit, Nurettin Sönmez, Ragip Savas, Saruhan Hünel

Votes: 643

26. The Unit (2006–2009)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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Hour long show which looks at the life of American super-secret operators.

Stars: Dennis Haysbert, Regina Taylor, Audrey Marie Anderson, Robert Patrick

Votes: 19,222

27. The Pillars of the Earth (2010)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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Set against a backdrop of war, religious strife and power struggles which tears lives and families apart.

Stars: Ian McShane, Matthew Macfadyen, Eddie Redmayne, Hayley Atwell

Votes: 27,356

28. Magnificent Century (2011–2014)

90 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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From 1520, follows Suleiman the Magnificent and his relatives from his great conquests to the "Battle of Szigeth".

Stars: Halit Ergenç, Nur Fettahoglu, Selim Bayraktar, Selen Öztürk

Votes: 13,871

29. 'Allo 'Allo (1982–1992)

45 min | Comedy, History, War

8.3
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In France during World War II, Rene Artois runs a small café where Resistance fighters, Gestapo men, German Army officers and escaped Allied POWs interact daily, ignorant of one another's true identity or presence, exasperating Rene.

Stars: Gorden Kaye, Carmen Silvera, Vicki Michelle, Richard Marner

Votes: 22,545

30. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (2006–2012)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.6
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After being given a mysterious power to control others, an outcast prince becomes the masked leader of the rebellion against an all powerful empire

Stars: Johnny Yong Bosch, Yuri Lowenthal, Jun Fukuyama, Takahiro Sakurai

Votes: 43,560

31. North and South, Book I (1985)

561 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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Two friends, one northern and one southern, struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War.

Stars: Kirstie Alley, Georg Stanford Brown, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff

Votes: 9,093

32. The World at War (1973–1976)

TV-PG | 52 min | Documentary, History, War

9.2
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A groundbreaking 26-part documentary series narrated by the actor Laurence Olivier about the deadliest conflict in history, World War II.

Stars: Laurence Olivier, Anthony Eden, Averell Harriman, Albert Speer

Votes: 19,957

33. Greatest Events of WWII in Colour (2019– )

50 min | Documentary, History, War

8.8
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A series of colorized archive footage of important events during World War II.

Stars: Derek Jacobi, Geoffrey Wawro, James Holland, Saul David

Votes: 2,018

34. Roots (1977)

TV-14 | 588 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants' liberation.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Robert Reed, John Amos, Louis Gossett Jr.

Votes: 15,358

35. The Brave (2017–2018)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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The complex world of our bravest military heroes who make personal sacrifices while executing the most challenging and dangerous missions behind enemy lines.

Stars: Anne Heche, Mike Vogel, Tate Ellington, Demetrius Grosse

Votes: 7,835

36. Rebellion (2016–2019)

TV-MA | 258 min | Drama, War

7.1
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Rebellion is a five part serial drama about the birth of modern Ireland. The story is told from the perspectives of a group of fictional characters who live through the political events of the 1916 Easter Rising.

Stars: Ruth Bradley, Paul Reid, Brian McCardie, Tom Turner

Votes: 2,294

37. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2015)

60 min | Fantasy, History, Sci-Fi

8.2
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In an alternate history, during the time of real life Napoleonic Wars, two men of destiny, the gifted recluse Mr. Norrell and daring spellcasting novice Jonathan Strange, use magic to help England.

Stars: Bertie Carvel, Eddie Marsan, Marc Warren, Charlotte Riley

Votes: 11,153

38. Dad's Army (1968–1977)

30 min | Comedy, War

8.1
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A ragtag group of Home Guard volunteers prepare for an imminent German invasion during World War II.

Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 5,190

39. Gomer Pyle: USMC (1964–1969)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, War

7.0
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The misadventures of a bumbling U.S. Marine named Gomer Pyle.

Stars: Jim Nabors, Frank Sutton, Ronnie Schell, Roy Stuart

Votes: 2,575

40. Vikings: Athelstan's Journal (2015)

4 min | Action, Drama, History

8.1
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Viking culture is seen from a first-hand experience through Athelstan's perspective. Athelstan reflects his inner thoughts on the ways of the Northmen including all their customs, values, ... See full summary »

Stars: George Blagden, Travis Fimmel, Jennie Jacques, John Kavanagh

Votes: 737

41. Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story (2000)

185 min | Drama, Family, Romance

6.9
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The continuing adventures of Anne Shirley in New York and in France during World War I.

Stars: Jonathan Crombie, Schuyler Grant, Patricia Hamilton, Janet-Laine Green

Votes: 4,031

42. Hatfields & McCoys (2012)

TV-14 | 290 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.0
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Dramatization of the bitter blood feud between the two families on the West Virginia/Kentucky border in the years after the Civil War.

Stars: Kevin Costner, Bill Paxton, Matt Barr, Tom Berenger

Votes: 23,089

43. Manhattan (2014–2015)

TV-14 | 55 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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In 1943, in Los Alamos, New Mexico, a team of government scientists is working on the top secret Manhattan Project in a race to produce an atomic bomb before the Nazis. Meanwhile, their families adjust to a life on the military base.

Stars: Rachel Brosnahan, Michael Chernus, Christopher Denham, Katja Herbers

Votes: 7,384

44. Army Wives (2007–2013)

60 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.2
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Four women and one man share the common bond of loving someone in the U.S. Army.

Stars: Brian McNamara, Wendy Davis, Catherine Bell, Sterling K. Brown

Votes: 6,083

45. Generation War (2013)

TV-MA | 270 min | Action, Drama, History

8.5
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57 Metascore

Five friends go out to war and promise each other to be back for Christmas.

Stars: Volker Bruch, Tom Schilling, Katharina Schüttler, Miriam Stein

Votes: 23,068 | Gross: $0.09M

46. Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003)

130 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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A unique slant, profiling the life of Adolf Hitler as a child and his rise through the ranks of the National Socialist German Workers' Party prior to World War II.

Stars: Peter Stormare, Friedrich von Thun, Peter O'Toole, Zoe Telford

Votes: 20,182

47. Kurt Seyit ve Sura (2014)

46 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.1
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The love story of Kurt Seyit, an army major, and Sura, a Russian woman.

Stars: Kivanç Tatlitug, Farah Zeynep Abdullah, Caglar Ertugrul, Demet Özdemir

Votes: 2,736

48. China Beach (1988–1991)

120 min | Drama, History, War

8.2
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The trials of a weary nurse, her friends and colleagues in a Vietnam War field hospital.

Stars: Dana Delany, Michael Boatman, Robert Picardo, Concetta Tomei

Votes: 2,431

49. The Bible (2013)

TV-14 | 440 min | Action, Drama, War

7.5
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A religious dramatic miniseries about God's creation and physical landmark events leading up to the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Stars: Keith David, Robert Powell, Jake Canuso, Diogo Morgado

Votes: 10,175

50. Das Boot (1985–1987)

TV-MA | 293 min | Drama, Thriller, War

8.8
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A World War II German U-Boat crew have a terrifying patrol mission in the early days of the war.

Stars: Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann, Hubertus Bengsch

Votes: 24,126


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