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The Best World War II Movies and TV Shows on Hulu

Finding a good World War II 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 World War II movies and TV shows of all time streaming on Hulu.

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1. Saving Private Ryan

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8.6/10
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95/100
Released: 1998Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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2. Grave of the Fireflies

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8.5/10
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91/100
Released: 1988Rated: PG
Animation, Anime

What it's about: In the final months of World War II, 14-year-old Seita and his sister Setsuko are orphaned when their mother is killed during an air raid in Kobe, Japan. After a falling out with their aunt, they move into an abandoned bomb shelter. With no surviving relatives and their emergency rations depleted, Seita and Setsuko struggle to survive.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Vudu).

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3. Enemy at the Gates

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82/100
Released: 2001Rated: R
Drama, History

What it's about: A Russian and a German sniper play a game of cat-and-mouse during the Battle of Stalingrad in WWII.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu & Epix), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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4. Overlord

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81/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Horror

What it's about: France, June 1944. On the eve of D-Day, some American paratroopers fall behind enemy lines after their aircraft crashes while on a mission to destroy a radio tower in a small village near the beaches of Normandy. After reaching their target, the surviving paratroopers realise that, in addition to fighting the Nazi troops that patrol the village, they also must fight against something else.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu & Epix), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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5. The 12th Man

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7.4/10
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81/100
Released: 2017
Drama, History

What it's about: After a failed anti-Nazi sabotage mission leaves his eleven comrades dead, a Norwegian resistance fighter finds himself fleeing the Gestapo through the snowbound reaches of Scandinavia.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Hulu) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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6. 1900

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7.7/10
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76/100
Released: 1976Rated: R
Drama, History

What it's about: Set in Bertolucci's ancestral region of Emilia, the film chronicles the lives of two men during the political turmoils that took place in Italy in the first half of the 20th century.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu & Epix), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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7. Sands of Iwo Jima

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75/100
Released: 1949
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: The relationship between Sergeant Stryker and a group of rebellious recruits is made difficult by the Sergeant's tough training tactics. At Tarawa, the leathernecks have a chance to see Stryker in action, and begin to appreciate him.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu, Epix & Kanopy), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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8. Hellsing Ultimate

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8.3/10
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75/100
Year: 2006-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Action & Adventure, Anime

What it's about: For over a century, the mysterious Hellsing Organization has been secretly protecting the British Empire from undead "freaks." When Sir Integra Hellsing succeeded as the head of the organization, she also inherited the ultimate weapon against these undead enemies, Alucard, a rogue vampire possessing mysterious and frightening powers. But now, Hellsing must deal with a more dangerous threat than vampires. Millennium. An organization of Nazi vampires of a long dead era. Will it be an all out war, or an all out blood bath?

Where to Watch: 10 episodes (83%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu).

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9. Catch-22

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7.8/10
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74/100
Year: 2019-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: Pianosa Island, Italy, World War II. Bombardier John Yossarian tries to fulfill his duty, maintain sanity and return home as soon as possible, but incompetence and bureaucracy constantly stand in his way.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 6 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Vudu & YouTube).

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10. Operation Finale

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73/100
Released: 2018Rated: PG-13
Drama, History

What it's about: In 1960, a team of Israeli secret agents is deployed to find Adolf Eichmann, the infamous Nazi architect of the Holocaust, supposedly hidden in Argentina, and get him to Israel to be judged.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu & Epix), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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11. Blackadder

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72/100
Year: 1983-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 4
Comedy

What it's about: Through four series and a few specials, Edmund Blackadder and his greasy sidekick Baldrick conjure up cunning plans as Edmund tries to take advantage of desperate times. These situation tragedies had obvious parallels from the Dark Ages to Elizabethan times, the rule of mad George III, and The Great War.

Where to Watch: 24 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu & BritBox). 24 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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12. The Legend of Bagger Vance

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Released: 2000Rated: PG-13
Drama, Fantasy

What it's about: World War I has left golfer Rannulph Junuh a poker-playing alcoholic, his perfect swing gone. Now, however, he needs to get it back to play in a tournament to save the financially ravaged golf course of a long-ago sweetheart. Help arrives in the form of mysterious caddy Bagger Vance.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu & Epix), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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13. Above and Beyond

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Released: 2015
Documentary, Action & Adventure

What it's about: In 1948, a group of World War II pilots volunteered to fight for Israel in the War of Independence.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & Plex), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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14. Das Boot

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Year: 2018-2021Seasons: 2
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: 8 episodes (50%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 8 episodes (50%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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15. The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot

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66/100
Released: 2019Rated: R
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Decades after serving in WWII and assassinating Adolf Hitler, a legendary American war veteran must now hunt down the fabled Bigfoot.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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16. The Secrets We Keep

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63/100
Released: 2020Rated: R
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: In post-World War II America, a woman, rebuilding her life in the suburbs with her husband, kidnaps her neighbor and seeks vengeance for the heinous war crimes she believes he committed against her.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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17. Rebel in the Rye

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Released: 2017Rated: PG-13
Biography, Drama

What it's about: The life of celebrated but reclusive author, J.D. Salinger, who gained worldwide fame with the publication of his novel, The Catcher in the Rye.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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18. 31

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62/100
Released: 2016Rated: R
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: Five carnival workers are kidnapped and held hostage in an abandoned, Hell-like compound where they are forced to participate in a violent game, the goal of which is to survive twelve hours against a gang of sadistic clowns.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Plex & IMDb TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hulu) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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19. The Catcher Was a Spy

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Released: 2018Rated: R
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: Former major league baseball player Moe Berg lives a double life working for the Office of Strategic Services in World War II Europe.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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20. X Company

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Year: 2015-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 3
Drama

What it's about: An emotionally-driven character drama, set in the thrilling and dangerous world of WWII espionage and covert operations. It follows the stories of five highly skilled young recruits - Canadian, American and British - torn from their ordinary lives to train as agents in an ultra-secret facility on the shores of Lake Ontario. These agents parachute behind enemy lines, where they're fair game for torture and execution. From elegant hotels to hellholes in the field, it's one risky operation after another, masterminded by the brains of Camp X.

Where to Watch: 28 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu).

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21. Triumph of the Spirit

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Released: 1989Rated: R
Biography, Drama

What it's about: Fact based story about a former Greek Olympic boxer who was taken as a prisoner during World war II and placed in the Auschwitz prison camp. There he was permitted to survive as long as he fought for the amusement of his captors. His father and brother were also held as insurance that he would continue to fight.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu & Epix), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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22. McHale's Navy

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Year: 1962-2021Rated: TV-GSeasons: 4
Comedy

What it's about: McHale's Navy is an American sitcom that aired 138 half-hour episodes over four seasons, from October 11, 1962, to April 12, 1966, on the ABC network. The series was filmed in black and white and originated from an hour drama called Seven Against the Sea, broadcast on April 3, 1962. Universal commissioned the colorization of the series in the 1980s for syndication in hope of reviving its popularity.

Where to Watch: 114 episodes (83%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu).

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23. Nazi Megastructures

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Year: 2013-2021Rated: TV-GSeasons: 7
Documentary, Drama

What it's about: In a quest for world domination, the Nazis built some of the biggest and deadliest pieces of military hardware and malevolent technology in history. This is the stories of the engineers who designed them and how these structures sparked a technological revolution that changed warfare forever.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (15%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 15 episodes (38%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (NatGeo). 30 episodes (75%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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24. Air Strike

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Released: 2018Rated: R
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: An American pilot is sent to a Chinese province to teach a crew of would-be pilots how to fly war planes against the Japanese during World War II.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu & Epix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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25. Buried secrets of World War II

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Year: 2019-2021Seasons: 1
Documentary

What it's about: Remote sensing techniques tell the stories of WWII battles and campaigns, the details of which have been lost in the fog of war, misinterpreted or overtaken by the landscape.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (75%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & fuboTV). 6 episodes (75%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (NatGeo). 6 episodes (75%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Vudu).

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