BEST 2. WORLD WAR-SERIES FOR TELEVISION EVER!

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1. Band of Brothers (2001)

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

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: 301,743

2. The Pacific (2010)

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

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: 83,575

3. Holocaust (1978– )

475 min | Drama, History, Romance

The saga of a Jewish family's struggle to survive the horror of Nazi Germany's systematic marginalization and extermination of their community.

Stars: Joseph Bottoms, Tovah Feldshuh, Rosemary Harris, Tony Haygarth

Votes: 3,925

4. War and Remembrance (1988– )

1,620 min | Drama, War

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: 2,178

5. Speer und er (2005– )

270 min | Biography, Drama, War

A reassessment of the role Albert Speer played in the Third Reich. Speer, who was ultimately convicted at the Nuremburg trials and served a 20-year prison sentence, was known for designing ... See full summary »

Stars: Sebastian Koch, Tobias Moretti, Dagmar Manzel, Susanne Schäfer

Votes: 706

6. The Winds of War (1983– )

883 min | Drama, Romance, War

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: 3,232

7. Krupp - Eine deutsche Familie (2009– )

270 min | Biography, Drama

Its about the story of Alfred Krupp and his family, also the story of the Krupp company, which has been proeminent in German industry. The family company was a key supplier of weapons and material to the Nazi regime during WW II.

Stars: Iris Berben, Benjamin Sadler, Valerie Koch, Barbara Auer

Votes: 161

8. Hogan's Heroes (1965–1971)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, War

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: 7,193

9. The Rat Patrol (1966–1968)

30 min | Action, Drama, Adventure

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: 1,126

10. Once an Eagle (1976–1977)

540 min | Drama, War

The story of two Army officers, one a ruthless, career-obsessed schemer, the other his exact opposite, and their personal and professional lives from the end of World War I to the beginning of Vietnam.

Stars: Cliff Potts, Darleen Carr, Amy Irving, Glenn Ford

Votes: 381

11. Wish Me Luck (1987–1990)

60 min | Drama, History, War

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: 293

12. The Sullivans (1976–1983)

30 min | Drama

Follows the Sullivan family during the Second World War.

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

Votes: 325

13. WWII in HD (2009– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, History, War

Follow the lives of soldiers who lived World War II, through previously unseen color footage.

Stars: Gary Sinise, Charles Scheffel, Justin Bartha, Ron Livingston

Votes: 1,671

14. After the War (1989– )

60 min | Drama

Two boys Michael and Joe become friends when Joe arrives at St. George's school in England as a refugee student. Both are Jewish but one has grown up in a middle class English home, while ... See full summary »

Stars: Adrian Lukis, Ingrid Hafner, Clare Higgins, Robert Reynolds

Votes: 27

15. Semnadtsat mgnoveniy vesny (1973– )

69 min | Adventure, Drama, History

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: 3,273

16. Danger UXB (1979)

60 min | Action, Drama, History

Brian Ash is a young lieutenant who is assigned to a UXB unit in the early days of World War II. UXB (UneXploded Bomb) is the signal that an aerial bomb has not exploded. Ash's job is to ... See full summary »

Stars: Anthony Andrews, Maurice Roëves, George Innes, Gordon Kane

Votes: 590

17. Black Sheep Squadron (1976–1978)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The dramatized World War II adventures of U.S. Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington and his U.S. Marine Attack Squadron 214, (The Black Sheep Squadron).

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

Votes: 1,885

18. Combat! (1962–1967)

60 min | Action, Drama, War

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: 1,932

19. Changi (2001)

Drama, Music, Romance

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: 353

20. Secret Army (1977–1979)

50 min | Drama, History, War

During World War II, a Belgian resistance movement called Lifeline, based in Brussels, organises the return of Allied airmen who have been shot down by the Luftwaffe to the United Kingdom.

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

Votes: 948

21. McHale's Navy (1962–1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, War

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

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

Votes: 2,003

22. From Here to Eternity (1979– )

PG-13 | 360 min | Drama

In Hawaii in 1941, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second-in-command are falling in love.

Stars: Natalie Wood, William Devane, Steve Railsback, Roy Thinnes

Votes: 377

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

Not Rated | 180 min | Biography, Drama, War

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: 4,461

24. Nuremberg (2000– )

180 min | Drama, History, War

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: 5,104

25. A Town Like Alice (1981)

301 min | Drama, Romance, War

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: 792

27. Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003)

130 min | Biography, Drama, History

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: 19,391

28. A Family at War (1970–1972)

60 min | Drama, War

The lower middle class Ashton family of the city of Liverpool deal with life on the home front during the Second World War.

Stars: Colin Douglas, Barbara Flynn, Lesley Nunnerley, Coral Atkins

Votes: 237

29. A Perfect Hero (1991– )

60 min | Drama

Flying officer Hugh Fleming is shot down and badly burned during the battle of Britain in September 1940.

Stars: Nigel Havers, James Fox, Fiona Gillies, Amanda Elwes

Votes: 64

30. Monsignor Renard (2000)

295 min | Drama, War

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: 173

31. Fortunes of War (1987)

407 min | Drama, War

Guy Pringle and his new wife, Harriet, are members of the English community in Bucharest, Rumania on the eve of World War II. After the war begins, they cross paths with diplomats, literary... See full summary »

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

Votes: 585

32. Foyle's War (2002–2015)

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

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: 11,067

33. The Color of War (2001– )

TV-PG | 780 min | History, War

A series featuring actual color footage of World War II.

Stars: Carlos E. Campos, Peter Coyote, Lance J. Holt, Emmett James

Votes: 124

34. Dogfights (2005– )

Documentary, History, War

Using modern computer animation, great aerial and modern naval battles are recreated. In the process, you learn about the history of military transportation technology, the tactics created and the people using them.

Stars: Phil Crowley, Frederick Blesse, Ralph Parr, Robinson Risner

Votes: 507

35. Patton 360 (2009– )

Documentary, History, War

Noteworthy World War II battles of US General George S. Patton are examined.

Stars: David Robb, E.J. Snyder, Bryan Stefancyk, Martin K.A. Morgan

Votes: 151

36. World War Two: Behind Closed Doors (2008– )

300 min | Documentary, History, War

A story showing the 3 allied leader's, Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin's actions and relationships behind the scenes during World War 2. It isn't as friendly as it seems. Shows how close ... See full summary »

Stars: Aleksey Petrenko, Bob Gunton, Paul Humpoletz, Samuel West

Votes: 440

37. The Diary of Anne Frank (2009)

150 min | Biography, Drama, War

During World War II, a teenage Jewish girl named Anne Frank and her family are forced into hiding in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands.

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

Votes: 2,598

38. Piece of Cake (1988)

312 min | Drama, War

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: 654

39. Island at War (2004)

540 min | Drama, War

During the Second World War, a quiet channel island community is thrown into turmoil by the invasion forces of Nazi Germany.

Stars: Saskia Reeves, Owen Teale, Julia Ford, Clare Holman

Votes: 1,040

40. Sword of Honour (2001 TV Movie)

208 min | Drama, War

Guy Crouchback, heir to a declining English Roman Catholic family, returns to England from Italy at the start of World War II, and joins the Royal Corps of Halberdiers along with various ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Anderson | Stars: Will Adamsdale, Nick Bartlett, Christopher Benjamin, Jane Bertish

Votes: 688

41. Colditz (2005)

R | 240 min | Drama, War

During World War II, four Britons tunnel out of a German POW camp. One is killed, two are recaptured and one escapes. Scottish Corporal Nicholas McGrade, the lone escapee, is a slacker and ... See full summary »

Stars: Damian Lewis, Sophia Myles, Tom Hardy, Laurence Fox

Votes: 2,412

42. Above and Beyond (2006– )

Drama, War

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

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

Votes: 191

43. The Battle of Midway (1942)

TV-G | 18 min | Documentary, Short, War

The Japanese attack on Midway in June 1942, filmed as it happened.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, Logan Ramsey, James Roosevelt

Votes: 1,293

44. Thunderbolt (1947)

Approved | 44 min | Documentary, Short, History

A WW2 documentary on the P-47 Thunderbolt fighter/bomber pilots in missions (Operation Strangle) from their base in Corsica to Northern Italy in 1944, destroying railroads, bridges, trains, vehicles and hard targets.

Directors: John Sturges, William Wyler | Stars: James Stewart, Lloyd Bridges, Eugene Kern, Robert Lowery

Votes: 390

45. Your Job in Germany (1945)

13 min | Documentary, Short, War

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Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Adolf Hitler, John Lund

Votes: 108

46. Taken (2002)

877 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

Three families experience alien abductions over a period of five decades.

Stars: Dakota Fanning, Matt Frewer, Emily Bergl, Heather Donahue

Votes: 18,071

47. Performance (1992– )
Episode: Tales from Hollywood (1992)

113 min | Drama

A slightly ironical description of the colony of German artists in Los Angeles, who had to leave their country during the Nazi-regime. A young playwriter (von Horvath) joins them and finds ... See full summary »

Director: Howard Davies | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Carsten Norgaard, Charles Durning, Robin Bailey

Votes: 40

48. Orde Wingate (1976– )

75 min | Drama

The story of Major-General Orde Wingate, creator of the British Army's Chindits.

Stars: Barry Foster, James Cosmo, Arnold Diamond, Sandor Elès

Votes: 16

49. Battleline (1963– )

30 min | Documentary, History, War

Syndicated series about World War II battles, in the words of soldiers from both sides of the battleline.

Stars: Jim Bishop, Hunter Robbins, Mitsuo Saeki

Votes: 14

50. Crossings (1986– )

TV-MA | 269 min | Drama, Romance, War