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The Best War Movies and TV Shows on History

Finding a good War movie and TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best War movies and TV shows of all time streaming on History.

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1. SIX

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70/100
Year: 2017-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 2
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Action drama series inspired by the real missions of Navy SEAL Team Six.

Where to Watch: 19 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 11 episodes (58%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (History). 19 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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2. Forged in Fire

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Year: 2015-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 7
Reality, Game Show

What it's about: Competitors re-create weapons from historical periods ranging from Japanese katanas to medieval broadswords to ancient throwing blades. Each entry is judged on its artistry as well as its functionality and accuracy.

Where to Watch: 34 episodes (22%) are available to watch free online (History). 98 episodes (64%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu & Hoopla). 109 episodes (71%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (History). 151 episodes (98%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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3. Grant

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Year: 2020-2020Seasons: 1
Drama, History

What it's about: This documentary-series examines Grant's life story using his perspective and experiences to explore a turbulent time in history: the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Where to Watch: 2 episodes (67%) are available to stream on a subscription service (fuboTV). 3 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (History).

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4. Hunting Hitler

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Year: 2015-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 3
Documentary, History

What it's about: An FBI cold case that has laid dormant for 70 years, leads a group of world-renown investigators on the ultimate manhunt to finally answer the question: Did Adolf Hitler survive World War II?

Where to Watch: 17 episodes (63%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hoopla). 26 episodes (96%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (History). 25 episodes (93%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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5. Modern Marvels

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Year: 1993-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 20
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What it's about: HISTORY’s longest-running series moves to H2. Modern Marvels celebrates the ingenuity, invention and imagination found in the world around us. From commonplace items like ink and coffee to architectural masterpieces and engineering disasters, the hit series goes beyond the basics to provide insight and history into things we wonder about and that impact our lives. This series tells fascinating stories of the doers, the dreamers and sometime-schemers that create everyday items, technological breakthroughs and manmade wonders. The hit series goes deep to explore the leading edge of human inspiration and ambition.

Where to Watch: 1 episodes (0%) are available to watch free online (History). 12 episodes (2%) are available to stream on a subscription service (History Vault). 216 episodes (27%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (History). 148 episodes (19%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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6. Washington

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Year: 2020-2020Seasons: 1
Documentary, Biography

What it's about: The story of how a fatherless young soldier full of personal ambition becomes a leader of men willing to sacrifice all for the common cause. How a once-loyal British subject rises to battle an empire in a liberty-or-death campaign to forge a new nation. And then how, at the zenith of his power, the victorious general voluntarily steps down, becoming what King George III would call “the greatest man in the world.”

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla). 3 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (History). 3 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Vudu & YouTube).

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7. The Warfighters

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Year: 2016-2020Seasons: 1
Drama

What it's about: Featuring first-person accounts of recent US Special Forces missions in the war on terror, this unnarrated series gives viewers an inside and candid look at the realities of war.

Where to Watch: 12 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla). 4 episodes (33%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (History).

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8. History Specials

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33/100
Year: 2010-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 5
Documentary, History

What it's about: From the 4.5 billion-year epic of planet Earth, to the centuries-old prophecies of Nostradamus, to the hunt for the man who killed Abraham Lincoln, History Specials brings together the channel's most watched and acclaimed historical programs. History captures the grand sweep of our past with wit, intelligence, and enthusiasm, in programs covering critical turning points and fascinating cultural phenomena from the Dark Ages to Sherman's March, the comets to Columbus. Cutting-edge CGI recreates ancient battle scenes, and expert interviews shed light on some of history's greatest mysteries. See the past and present wonders of the world come together in this captivating collection — the source for all the fascinating history you want to know.

Where to Watch: 1 episodes (1%) are available to watch free online (History). 1 episodes (1%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (History). 176 episodes (98%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).