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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. History Specials

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7.1/10
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38/100
Year: 2010-2021Rated: 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 stream on a TV everywhere service (History). 123 episodes (68%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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2. Forged in Fire

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Year: 2015-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 8
Game Show, Reality

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 (17%) are available to watch free online (History). 169 episodes (83%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Hulu & 4 others). 152 episodes (75%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (History). 198 episodes (97%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 4 others).

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3. SIX

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70/100
Year: 2017-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 2
History, 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 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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4. Hunting Hitler

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58/100
Year: 2015-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 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: 25 episodes (93%) are available to watch free online (PlutoTV). 17 episodes (63%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Philo & 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. The Warfighters

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Year: 2016-2021Seasons: 1
Animation, 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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6. In Search of Aliens

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Year: 2014-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 1
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What it's about: IN SEARCH OF ALIENS follows Giorgio Tsoukalos, an Ancient Astronaut theorist and leading contributor to Ancient Aliens, as he explores the fascinating evidence behind some of the Earth's most famous mysteries.

Where to Watch: 10 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Philo, Hoopla & History Vault). 10 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (History). 10 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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