World War 2 / WWII TV Series

by L P | created - 06 Mar 2013 | updated - 7 months ago | Public

WWII related TV series [in no particular order]...

Missing:

"The Price of Peace" [Singapore, 1997]

"In Pursuit of Peace" [Singapore, 2001]

"Liang Jian" [China, 2005–2006]

"Cut the Devil's Head Off With the Dadao" ["Dàdāo xiàng guǐzi men de tóu shàng kǎn qù", 2006–2007, China]

"Meritorious" ["Gōngxūn", 2007, China]

"Nazitübbies" [2007, Denmark]

"Legend of Xiangxi" ["Xie Se Xiang Xi", 2007–2008, China]

"Soldiers Sortie" ["Shìbīng tújí", 2007–2012, China]

"My Brother Named Shun Liu" ["Wǒ De Xiōngdì Jiào Shùn Liū", 2009–?, China]

"My Chief and My Regiment" [我的团长我的团, 2009–2012, China]

"No Regrets", or "Rosy Business II" ["Gan Gwok Hiu Hung Zi Ji Hoi Hou Cing", 2010–2012, Hong Kong]

"Natasha" ["Wǒ de nàtǎshā", 2011, China]

"Soldier" ["Yong Shi Men", 2011, Taiwan]

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1. 'Allo 'Allo! (1982–1992)

45 min | Comedy, War

8.3
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In WW2 France, 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: 20,554

Highest recommendation for "WWII comedy" genre fans; Series 3 also highly recommended for unique blend of "POW, prison break/escape" and "WWII comedy" genre fans ["Hogan's Heroes", "Stalag 17", "Stalagluft", "Secret War of Harry Frigg", "Daddy, What Did You Do During the War", etc.]...

2. Combat! (1962–1967)

60 min | Action, Drama, War

8.5
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Combat!, a one-hour World War II drama series on television, followed a frontline American infantry squad as they battled their way across Europe. With mud-splattered realism, the show ... See full summary »

Stars: Vic Morrow, Rick Jason, Pierre Jalbert, Jack Hogan

Votes: 1,819

Dramatic-actioner with consistently excellent narratives and high production values; very highly recommended!

3. 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: 6,715

Highly recommended for unique blend of "POW, prison break/escape" and "WWII comedy" genre fans ["Stalag 17", "Stalagluft", "Secret War of Harry Frigg", "Daddy, What Did You Do During the War", etc.]...

4. Operation Petticoat (1977–1979)

30 min | Comedy

7.0
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It's hijinks on the high seas when a U.S. submarine has to take on a collection of female nurses. Somehow or another, the sub gets painted pink in the process.

Stars: Melinda Naud, Jim Varney, Richard Brestoff, John Astin

Votes: 143

Comedy spinoff of the motion picture film...

5. It Ain't Half Hot Mum (1974–1981)

30 min | Comedy, War

7.1
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The comic adventures of a group of misfits who form an extremely bad concert party touring the hot and steamy jungles of Burma entertaining the troops during World War II.

Stars: Windsor Davies, Melvyn Hayes, Donald Hewlett, Don Estelle

Votes: 891

6. Roll Out (1973–1974)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, War

7.9
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In an attempt to cash-in on the success of M*A*S*H, this rarely funny sitcom was stuck into the line-up. Loosely based upon the film "Red Ball Express"(1952) and set during WWII, "Roll Out"... See full summary »

Stars: Stu Gilliam, Hilly Hicks, Mel Stewart, Val Bisoglio

Votes: 24

"Red Ball Express" inspired dramedy [comedy-drama]; highly recommended, if you can find it [once a BET staple]...

7. The Rat Patrol (1966–1968)

30 min | Action, Drama, Adventure

7.6
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The World War II North African missions of an Allied commando patrol squad of the Long Range Desert Group.

Stars: Christopher George, Gary Raymond, Eric Braeden, Lawrence P. Casey

Votes: 1,022

Highly inaccurate/implausible, but extremely entertaining fiction; recommended!

8. 12 O'Clock High (1964–1967)

60 min | Drama, War

8.2
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This series chronicles the adventures--in the air and on the ground--of the men of the 918th Bombardment Group of the U.S. Eighth Air Force. First commanded by irascible General Frank ... See full summary »

Stars: Frank Overton, Paul Burke, Chris Robinson, Robert Lansing

Votes: 728

Dramatic spinoff of the motion picture film...

9. McHale's Navy (1962–1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, War

7.5
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The misadventures of a misfit PT Boat crew during World War II.

Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Joe Flynn, Tim Conway, Carl Ballantine

Votes: 1,839

Highly recommended for "WWII comedy" genre fans; predominantly in South Pacific Theatre, but shifting to Italian Theatre in final season...; inspired two motion picture films [three if you include Tom Arnold's masterpiece!].

10. The Gallant Men (1962–1963)

60 min | Action, War, Drama

8.2
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The 36th infantry is fighting its way through Italy under the spirited leadership of Captain Jim Benedict. His men include flirt D'Angelo --who carries his guitar along-- plus pals Lucavich and Hanson. McKenna is the free wheeling sergeant.

Stars: Robert McQueeney, William Reynolds, Robert Ridgely, Richard X. Slattery

Votes: 86

"Combat!", but on a tighter budget; highly recommended!

11. 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: 278,300

"Saving Private Ryan" inspired series, with consistently excellent fictional narrative and superb production values; highly recommended!

12. Foyle's War (2002–2015)

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

8.4
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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. Later series sees the retired detective working as an MI5 agent operating in the aftermath of the war.

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

Votes: 10,365

British homefront mystery series; highly recommended for British mystery genre fans!

13. Which Way to the War (1994 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy

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In the Western Desert of World War II, a party of British "Desert Rat" soldiers and a party of Australian soldiers are holed up in a remote building, when an ambulance of Italian "nurses" arrives.

Directors: Roy Gould, David Croft | Stars: William Tapley, Simon Baker, Terry John, Robert Hands

Series pilot; Single episode only; highly recommended for WWII fans [if you can find it]!

14. Spyforce (1971–1972)

50 min

6.6
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Australian Intelligence Officers during World War 2.

Stars: Jack Thompson, Peter Sumner, Redmond Phillips, Katy Wild

Votes: 62

15. Mister Roberts (1965– )

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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The final adaption of the popular book, play, and movie has Lt. Roberts being far from the war action while stationed on the Reluctant, a cargo ship. While trying to get transferred he must... See full summary »

Stars: Roger Smith, Steve Harmon, Richard X. Slattery, George Ives

Votes: 31

Comedy spinoff of the motion picture film...

16. The Wackiest Ship in the Army (1965–1966)

60 min | Adventure, War, Comedy

7.7
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In the spring of 1942, the New Zealand government presents the U.S. a 70-year-old wooden twin-masted schooner. The US military decides to use the ship to place spies ashore behind Japanese ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Warden, Gary Collins, Mike Kellin, Mark Slade

Votes: 122

Comedy spinoff of the motion picture film...

17. Das Boot (1985–1986)

TV-MA | 293 min | Drama, War

9.0
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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: 16,498

Dramatic spinoff of the motion picture film...

18. Private Schulz (1981– )

300 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.8
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The Time - WWII, the place - Germany. The Germans have a plan to destroy the British economy by flooding the country with forged £5 notes. Private Schultz is coerced into organizing a gang ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Elphick, Ian Richardson, Cyril Shaps, Billie Whitelaw

Votes: 325

Highly recommended for WWII comedy fans!

19. Land Girls (2009– )

225 min | Drama

7.0
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Follow the lives, loves and highs and lows of four members of the Women's Land Army who are working at the Hoxley Estate during World War II.

Stars: Becci Gemmell, Susan Cookson, Mark Benton, Mykola Allen

Votes: 1,617

Dramedy [comedy-drama] spinoff of the motion picture film...

20. Garrison's Gorillas (1967–1968)

60 min | Adventure, War, Drama

7.8
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Inspired by the film "The Dirty Dozen", this series chronicles the adventures of a group of convicts recruited into the U.S. Army by the offer of a post-war parole. Commanded by West Point ... See full summary »

Stars: Ron Harper, Cesare Danova, Brendon Boone, Christopher Cary

Votes: 240

Highly recommended!

21. Bomb Girls (2012– )

60 min | Drama, War

7.9
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A drama about World War II women at work in a munitions factory.

Stars: Meg Tilly, Jodi Balfour, Charlotte Hegele, Ali Liebert

Votes: 3,517

Brilliant Canadian production of Canadian homefront series...

22. Dirty Dozen: The Series (1988– )

60 min | Drama, War

7.9
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Stars: Ben Murphy, John Bradley, Barry Cullison, John D'Aquino

Votes: 88

Dramatic action spinoff of the motion picture film...

23. P.O.W. (2003– )

48 min | Drama

8.6
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Stars: James D'Arcy, Anatole Taubman, Ewan Stewart, Shaun Dooley

Votes: 129

24. Wish Me Luck (1987–1990)

60 min | War, Drama

7.9
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The Second World War experiences of brave women recruited as undercover agents behind enemy lines.

Stars: Jane Asher, Michael J. Jackson, Kate Buffery, Jane Snowden

Votes: 274

OES women in France; highly recommended!

25. 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: 4,340

British Home Army farce; highly recommended for British Comedy genre fans!

26. Broadside (1964–1965)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Lt. Anne Morgan and her fellow Waves are posted to the backwater station on Ranakai, much to the displeasure of Commander Adrian. So his South Seas idyll, including gourmet cook, isn't disrupted has Adrian scheming to transfer the women.

Stars: Kathleen Nolan, Edward Andrews, Dick Sargent, Sheila James Kuehl

Votes: 28

"McHale's Navy" spinoff comedy series...; highly recommended for WWII comedy fans!

27. Un village français (2009–2017)

52 min | Drama

8.4
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A French village and its inhabitants go through the ups and (mainly) downs of the occupation by the German army from 1940 to 1945. The village doctor is assigned as mayor, and confronted ... See full summary »

Stars: Robin Renucci, Audrey Fleurot, Thierry Godard, Marie Kremer

Votes: 598

28. Combat Sergeant (1956– )

30 min | War, Drama

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It's North Africa in World War II and Gen. Harrison issues order to Sgt. Nelson to do all the right things vis-a-vis the Allies and the Germans. Romance sometimes entered as well.

Stars: Michael Thomas, Cliff Clark, Cliff Clark, Jan Arvan

Before "Combat!", "Rat Patrol", "Gallant Men", "Garrison's Gorillas" & "OSS", there was this seminal US series; highly recommended [if you can find it]!

29. Goodnight Sweetheart (1993–2016)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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Mr Gary Sparrow is an ordinary bloke with an extraordinary life. By day, a very bored and uninspired TV repairman but by night, an accidental time traveler.

Stars: Nicholas Lyndhurst, Victor McGuire, Christopher Ettridge, Elizabeth Carling

Votes: 1,776

Excellent 'time bending' series...; highly recommended!

30. O.S.S. (1957–1958)

30 min | Drama, War

7.8
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Frank Hawthorne is an agent in World War II's Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the U.S.'s spy agency. He operates behind German lines in France with the assistance of the French ... See full summary »

Stars: Ron Randell, Lionel Murton, Robert Gallico, Max Faulkner

Votes: 16

31. Wonder Woman (1975–1979)

TV-G | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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The adventures of the greatest of the female superheroes.

Stars: Lynda Carter, Lyle Waggoner, Tom Kratochvil, Richard Eastham

Votes: 5,188

Only "Season 1" [likely the series' best] is set during WWII...recommended for campy fun!

32. A zori zdes tikhie (2005– )

Drama, War

6.9
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Chinese TV-series in 20 episodes based in the eponymous book by 'Boris Vasilyev (I)'. Sergeant Vaskov (Sokolov) is stationed at remote artillery post in Russia during WWII. He is in charge ... See full summary »

Stars: Tatyana Ostap, Darya Charusha, Elena Maltseva, Aleksandra Teryaeva

Votes: 62

Dramatic series based on novel inspiring "The Dawns Here are Quiet" [1970 TV Movie] & "The Dawns Here are Quiet" [1972 Film]...

33. The Pacific (2010)

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

8.3
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The Pacific Theatre of World War 2, as seen through the eyes of several young Marines.

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

Votes: 78,628

34. Convoy (1965– )

60 min | War, Drama

8.3
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Civilian Captain Foster (the freighter "Flagship") and Commander Talbot (US Navy destroyer Escort "DD 181") are responsible for convoying ships across the Atlantic during World War II.

Stars: John Gavin, Horst Ebersberg, Michael Stanwood, Richard Angarola

Votes: 24

Dramatic series highly recommended for WWII merchant marine, navy, u-boat warfare fans!

35. Secret Army (1977–1979)

50 min | Drama, War

8.7
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During World War II, the kind, intelligent and worrisome Albert Foiret runs both a café, which is the only notable public house in a small Belgian town, where locals therefore naturally mix... See full summary »

Stars: Bernard Hepton, Angela Richards, Clifford Rose, Juliet Hammond

Votes: 872

36. Matador (1978–1982)

67 min | Drama

9.2
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Mads Skjern arrives in the small Danish town of Korsbæk in 1929. Hans Christian Varnæs, manager of the town bank, refuses him a loan to set up a clothes shop. Instead he receives money ... See full summary »

Stars: Jørgen Buckhøj, Buster Larsen, Ghita Nørby, Malene Schwartz

Votes: 3,065

37. Piece of Cake (1988– )

312 min | Drama, War

8.4
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Stories of the men of the RAF Hornet Squadron during the early days of World War II.

Stars: Neil Dudgeon, George Anton, Boyd Gaines, Jeremy Northam

Votes: 635

38. Alcoa Premiere (1961–1963)
Episode: Seven Against the Sea (1962)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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Director: Bernard Girard | Stars: Fred Astaire, Ernest Borgnine, William Bramley, Ron Foster

Votes: 9

Essentially the pilot for "McHale's Navy", with Borgnine debuting his 'McHale' character in a rather dramatic role...

39. Demob (1993– )

Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Ian and Dick are two soldiers returning to peacetime Britain from WW2. They struggle to fit back into society, and get involved in various shady schemes.

Stars: Griff Rhys Jones, Martin Clunes, Amanda Redman, Samantha Womack

Votes: 51

40. Casablanca (1955– )

60 min | Drama

5.9
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This was the first attempt by Warner Brothers to make the.movie classic into a.series. it was part of a revolving group of shows that included Kings Row on a show called Warner Brothers Presents.

Stars: Charles McGraw, Marcel Dalio, Dan Seymour, Michael Fox

Votes: 35

Dramatic spinoff of the motion picture film [first attempt]...

41. Black Sheep Squadron (1976–1978)

60 min | Action, War, Adventure

7.7
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The dramatized World War II adventures of US Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington and his Marine Attack Squadron 214, AKA The Black Sheep Squadron.

Stars: Robert Conrad, Simon Oakland, Dana Elcar, Dirk Blocker

Votes: 1,715

Highly recommended for WWII Marine Corps aviation fans!

43. Changi (2001)

Drama, Music, Romance

8.2
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Changi follows the story of six young Australian mates who go to war. They land in Singapore in 1942, just in time for the surrender. They are marched off to Changi prison camp along with ... See full summary »

Stars: Stephen Curry, Leon Ford, Anthony Hayes, Matthew Newton

Votes: 347

44. Escape (1957– )

30 min | Drama

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Stars: Aidan Crawley, Ian Ainsley, John Nettleton, Alan Davidson

Highly recommended for POW, prison break/escape genre fans...

45. War and Remembrance (1988– )

1,620 min | Drama, War

8.4
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The trials of the Henry and the Jastrow families amidst the events after the U.S.'s entry into World War II.

Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Seymour, Hart Bochner, Victoria Tennant

Votes: 2,055

46. 1942 (2011– )

44 min | War

7.8
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Early in the Spring of 1942 Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union. In the forests of Russia, the partisans try to survive the winter. They have very little to do so. Gregory, The Fly and a ... See full summary »

Stars: Boris Abramov, Johannes Gabriel, Olga Oleksiy, Sergey Romanyuk

Votes: 10

47. The Cowra Breakout (1984)

50 min | Action, Drama, War

8.2
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In August 1944, 1104 Japanese prisoners of war at the Australian POW camp at Cowra stage a mass breakout. Four guards are killed in the escape, and 231 prisoners die by wounds sustained or ... See full summary »

Stars: Alan David Lee, Dennis Miller, Andrew Lloyde, Tony Barry

Votes: 93

Highly recommended for POW, prison break/escape genre fans...

48. Pearl (1978)

278 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.7
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The lives of several personnel and residents at and around the Pearl Harbor naval base are changed forever on December 6, 1941.

Stars: Angie Dickinson, Dennis Weaver, Robert Wagner, Lesley Ann Warren

Votes: 153

49. Blue Light (1966– )

30 min | Drama, War

7.6
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An American correspondent pretends to go over to the Nazis in World War II but is instead working for the officially neutral United States against Hitler.

Stars: Robert Goulet, Christine Carère, John Van Dreelen, Eva Pflug

Votes: 59

50. Casablanca (1983)

60 min | Drama

6.2
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A short-lived prequel to Casablanca (1942).

Stars: David Soul, Hector Elizondo, Reuven Bar-Yotam, Ray Liotta

Votes: 95

Dramatic spinoff of the motion picture film [second attempt]...

51. Court Martial (1965– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.4
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During World War II this crack team from the Judge Advocate General's office investigates crime all over Europe and then proceeds to the court-martial itself.

Stars: Bradford Dillman, Peter Graves, Kenneth J. Warren, Angela Browne

Votes: 37

52. The Sullivans (1976–1983)

30 min | Drama

6.5
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Follows the Sullivan family during the Second World War.

Stars: Lorraine Bayly, John Bowman, Marcella Burgoyne, Michael Caton

Votes: 294

53. The Last Bastion (1984– )

360 min | Drama, History, War

8.6
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Stars: Warren Mitchell, Ray Barrett, Peter Whitford, Max Cullen

Votes: 60

54. Jericho (1966–1967)

60 min | Drama, War

7.6
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The Jericho team is a trio of Allied specialists who operate as intelligence agents and saboteurs behind German lines. Franklin Sheppard of American Army Intelligence is their commanding ... See full summary »

Stars: Don Francks, Marino Masé, John Leyton, Peter Mark Richman

Votes: 41

55. Czterej pancerni i pies (1966– )

55 min | War, Adventure

7.9
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Story follows the adventures of a tank crew and their T-34 tank in the 1st Polish Army during World War II.

Stars: Janusz Gajos, Franciszek Pieczka, Wlodzimierz Press, Malgorzata Niemirska

Votes: 903

Comedy-drama spinoff of the motion picture film...

56. A Town Like Alice (1981– )

301 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.4
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Set against the brutal chaos of World War II, a love story begins that will take two lovers through a living nightmare of captivity, across three continents and two decades. From the steamy... See full summary »

Stars: Helen Morse, Bryan Brown, Gordon Jackson, Dorothy Alison

Votes: 765

57. Stawka wieksza niz zycie (1968– )

55 min | Action, War

7.9
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Stanislaw Kolicki is a spy who operates as Hans Kloss in the Nazi Abwehr during the second World War.

Stars: Stanislaw Mikulski, Emil Karewicz, Bronislaw Pawlik, Gustaw Lutkiewicz

Votes: 466

58. Kessler (1981)

50 min | Drama

6.9
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In the years after World War II, the tables have turned: ambitious, cruel Gestapo-officer Ludwig Kessler, the most implacable hunter of every opponent to the Third Reich, can no longer deny... See full summary »

Stars: Clifford Rose, Alan Dobie, Nitza Shaul, Ralph Michael

Votes: 139

"Secret Army" spinoff...

59. The Pathfinders (1972– )

60 min | Drama, War

7.7
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World war 2 RAF squadron behind enemy lines.

Stars: Robert Urquhart, Jack Watling, Julian Orchard, Jack May

Votes: 42

60. Angel (1999–2004)
Episode: Why We Fight (2004)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

7.7
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Angel's past comes to haunt him. An ally from World War II takes Fred, Gunn, and Wes hostage while seeking Angel. This is the only vampire Angel sired after he got his soul back. Angel relives the past and must determine his future.

Director: Terrence O'Hara | Stars: David Boreanaz, James Marsters, J. August Richards, Amy Acker

Votes: 719

Single episode only...

61. Colditz (1972–1974)

50 min | Drama, History, War

8.4
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This grim and claustrophobic drama chronicles the lives of the prisoners in Colditz Castle from the arrival of the first British prisoners after Dunkirk until the liberation of the castle ... See full summary »

Stars: David McCallum, Richard Heffer, Paul Chapman, Jack Hedley

Votes: 527

Highly recommended for POW, prison break/escape genre fans; dramatic spinoff of the motion picture film...

62. Semnadtsat mgnoveniy vesny (1973– )

840 min | Adventure, Drama, History

9.0
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A 1973 Soviet twelve-part television series, directed by Tatyana Lioznova and based on the novel of the same title by Yulian Semyonov. The series portrays the exploits of Maxim Isaev, a ... See full summary »

Stars: Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Yefim Kopelyan, Leonid Bronevoy, Ekaterina Gradova

Votes: 3,027

63. Nuremberg (2000– )

180 min | Drama, History, War

7.4
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The dramatized account of the war crime trials following the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II.

Stars: Alec Baldwin, Brian Cox, Christopher Plummer, Jill Hennessy

Votes: 4,856

64. Backs to the Land (1977–1978)

30 min | Comedy, War

5.2
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Stars: Philippa Howell, Terese Stevens, John Stratton, Charles Lamb

Votes: 8

65. Zipang (2004–2006)

Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.6
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The story of Zipang is basically the same as that of the movie The Final Countdown, only with a few twists. The Japanese AEGIS Destroyer "Mirai" of the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force ... See full summary »

Stars: George N. Cahill III, Takanori Hoshino, Tetsu Inada, Yoshiko Iseki

Votes: 82

66. Fortunes of War (1987)

407 min | Drama, War

8.0
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Guy Pringle and his new wife, Harriet, are members of the English community in Bucharest, Rumania on the eve of World War II. The film catalogs and chronicles, after the war begins, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh, Charles Kay, Mark Drewry

Votes: 562

67. Trzecia granica (1975– )

55 min | Adventure, Drama, War

6.9
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Stars: Andrzej Wasilewicz, Borys Marynowski, Marek Walczewski, Grzegorz Warchol

Votes: 12

68. Daei Jan Napoleon (1976– )

770 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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An uproarious adoption of a popular novel by Iraj Pezeshkzad set in and around the family compound in early 1940s Tehran, marvelously rich in personality and incident. The title character, ... See full summary »

Stars: Gholamhossein Naghshineh, Parviz Fanizadeh, Minoo Abrishami, Esmail Davarfar

Votes: 739

69. The Winds of War (1983– )

883 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.2
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The trials of the Henry and Jastrow families in the early years of World War II.

Stars: Robert Mitchum, Ali MacGraw, Jan-Michael Vincent, John Houseman

Votes: 3,046

70. Pogranicze w ogniu (1988–1991)

Action, Adventure

7.4
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Movie takes place between WWI and WWII (1918-1939) and shows complicated lots of two friends that have associated with polish intelligence and live full of dangers lifes.

Stars: Cezary Pazura, Olaf Lubaszenko, Janusz Bukowski, Hanna Polk

Votes: 38

71. Tanamera - Lion of Singapore (1989– )

8.3
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Set in Singapore and begins before World War 2 and just just after. Follows the lives of John Dexter, an Englishman and Julie Soong, who are from prominent families. They would fall in love... See full summary »

Stars: Andrew Adam, Anthony Johnsen, Halina Abramowicz, Mary Acres

Votes: 64

72. Tuulepealne maa (2008– )

60 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.6
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Stars: Rasmus Kaljujärv, Märt Avandi, Mirtel Pohla, Evelin Võigemast

Votes: 252

73. Above and Beyond (2006– )

Drama, War

6.5
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True Story about the Atlantic Ferry Operation during World War II.

Stars: Peter MacNeill, Robert Wisden, Jason Priestley, Joss Ackland

Votes: 188

74. Sturmzeit (1999– )

90 min | Drama

5.3
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Stars: Sandra Speichert, Max Tidof, Udo Samel, Christian Redl

Votes: 21

75. Mørklægning (1992– )

Thriller

5.5
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Stars: Ole Ernst, Henning Jensen, Kurt Ravn, Susse Wold

Votes: 41

76. Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001– )

Not Rated | 180 min | Biography, Drama, War

8.0
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The life of Anne Frank and her family from 1939 to 1945: pre-war fears, invasion of Netherlands by German troops, hiding in Amsterdam, deportation to the camps, return of Anne's father.

Stars: Ben Kingsley, Hannah Taylor Gordon, Tatjana Blacher, Brenda Blethyn

Votes: 4,301

77. A War Diary (2001– )

60 min | Drama, War

3.5
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A Chinese family, having survived the battle of Singapore, now struggles to survive under Japanese rule.

Stars: Ping Hui Tay, Jimmy Taenaka, Winston Chao, Kheng Hua Tan

Votes: 17

78. Leun sai gai yan (2007– )

60 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.0
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Stars: Myolie Wu, Ron Ng, Leila Tong, Sunny Chan

Votes: 10

79. We'll Meet Again (1982– )

60 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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It's 1943 and the American Air Force has come to Market Weatherby, a small East Anglian town. The war weary British and the brash American GIs sometimes clash, but friendships are also forged.

Stars: Susannah York, Michael Shannon, Patrick O'Connell, Lynne Pearson

Votes: 102

80. Zastava Zhilina (2009– )

50 min | Drama, War

6.1
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Stars: Aleksandr Lazarev, Aleksandr Lymarev, Ekaterina Malikova, Daniil Spivakovskiy

Votes: 18

81. The Bletchley Circle (2012–2014)

45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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In 1952, four women who worked at the wartime code-breaking center, Bletchley Park, reunite to track down a serial killer.

Stars: Rachael Stirling, Julie Graham, Sophie Rundle, Anna Maxwell Martin

Votes: 7,537

Excellent English homefront mystery/thriller series; highly recommended!

82. Madare sefr darajeh (2007– )

50 min | Drama

8.1
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This drama centers on a love story between an Iranian-Palestinian Muslim man and a French Jewish woman. Over the course of the 22 episodes, the hero saves his love from Nazi detention camps... See full summary »

Stars: Shahab Hosseini, Nathalie Matti, Roya Taymourian, Masoud Rayegany

Votes: 802

83. Apostol (2008– )

600 min | Action, History, War

7.7
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Stars: Aleksey Kizenkov, Evgeniy Mironov, Nikolay Fomenko, Darya Moroz

Votes: 402

84. The Diary of Anne Frank (2009– )

150 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.5
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Based on the diary of a teenage girl in hiding in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam.

Stars: Kate Ashfield, Geoffrey Breton, Ron Cook, Nicholas Farrell

Votes: 2,452

85. Bride of War (1998– )

115 min | Romance

7.2
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A Welsh POW tries to escape along with his Polish girlfriend Celinka.

Stars: Huw Garmon, Rhys Richards, Anna Wojcikiewicz, Alun ap Brinley

Votes: 10

86. Tajemnica twierdzy szyfrów (2007– )

585 min | Action, Drama, History

6.5
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It's 1945, last two months of World War II. The American and Russian intelligence services are desperately looking for the secret 'Apparatus'- a device which helps Germans to decipher ... See full summary »

Stars: Pawel Malaszynski, Jan Frycz, Borys Szyc, Pawel Delag

Votes: 122

87. The 1940s House (2001– )

45 min | Family, Reality-TV

8.3
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Reality show. A couple, their daughter and two grandchildren volunteer to spend several weeks living under wartime conditions. That includes clothing, learning to live with rationing (12 ... See full summary »

Stars: Geoffrey Palmer, Piers Brendon, Guy de la Bédoyère, Ben Hymers

Votes: 182

Excellent English homefront reality series; highly recommended!

88. Czas honoru (2008– )

50 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.2
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Follows a group of young officers parachuted back into Poland to help the resistance movement during World War 2.

Stars: Maciej Zakoscielny, Jakub Wesolowski, Jan Wieczorkowski, Ewa Wencel

Votes: 429

89. Ace London (1998– )

Adventure, Comedy

7.6
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A series of the adventures of Major Alvega, a legendary British-Portuguese RAF (Royal Air Force) pilot, famous for his courage and audacity, performing high-risk missions during World War II.

Stars: Ricardo Carriço, Rosa Bella, António Cordeiro, Fernando Pessa

Votes: 98

90. Monsignor Renard (2000)

295 min | Drama, War

7.3
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The story of the German occupation of France during World War II told through the eyes and experiences of a humble and extraordinary priest.

Stars: John Thaw, Joachim Paul Assböck, John Axon, Teresa Banham

Votes: 165

91. Homefront (1991–1993)

60 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.9
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World War II is over and the boys from the town of River Run, Ohio, are coming home. It seems that life is slowly back to normal, but war has changed everything and they will never be the same again.

Stars: Kyle Chandler, Sammi Davis, Ken Jenkins, Mimi Kennedy

Votes: 919

92. Ike: The War Years (1979– )

291 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.8
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Made-for-television biography of General Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Stars: Lloyd Alan, Terence Alexander, Dana Andrews, Jonathan Banks

Votes: 212

93. The Cazalets (2001– )

Drama, War

7.4
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Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Stephen Dillane, Lesley Manville, Joanna Page

Votes: 160

94. Banjica (1984– )

60 min | Drama

8.0
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During the Nazi occupation, Serb quisling government is running a concentration camp called Banjica. Jews, captured Partisans and resistance sympathizers are held there until they are ... See full summary »

Stars: Ivan Bekjarev, Jelena Cvorovic, Varja Djukic, Ljiljana Dragutinovic

Votes: 27

95. Seaforth (1994– )

50 min | Drama, Romance

8.3
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An epic love story in nine parts, following the progress of handsome rogue Bob Longman , an ambitious working-class Yorkshire lad. The series begins with a feature-length episode by ... See full summary »

Stars: Linus Roache, Lia Williams, Raymond Pickard, Gary Lydon

Votes: 27

96. Penmarric (1979– )

50 min | Drama, Family

7.2
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Maud Penmar Castallack wages war on her cousin Giles for many years in her determination to secure Penmarric for her son, Mark. But Mark is a man of passion and is beholden to his own desires, being torn between two women.

Stars: Annabel Leventon, Peter Blake, Thomas Ellice, Rupert Frazer

Votes: 30

97. Tre kärlekar (1989–1991)

53 min | Drama

8.0
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Stars: Samuel Fröler, Jessica Zandén, Ingvar Hirdwall, Mona Malm

Votes: 98

98. Carrie's War (1974– )

25 min | Family

8.4
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Carrie and Nick Willow have been sent to the countryside and are taken in by the Evanses with there auntie Lou and the scary Mr Evans. The Willows are quite happy here. They like to go to ... See full summary »

Stars: Juliet Waley, Andrew Tinney, Tim Coward, Aubrey Richards

Votes: 25

99. The Jewel in the Crown (1984)

778 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.5
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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, ... See full summary »

Stars: Tim Pigott-Smith, Geraldine James, Wendy Morgan, Judy Parfitt

Votes: 1,631

100. Gilligan's Island (1964–1992)
Episode: So Sorry, My Island Now (1965)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.3
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A Japanese solder arrives on the island, thinks it's still WWII, and holds the castaways prisoner on their own island.

Director: Alan Crosland Jr. | Stars: Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Jim Backus, Natalie Schafer

Votes: 121