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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. Grave of the Fireflies

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8.5/10
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92/100
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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2. Overlord

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80/100
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), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $14.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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3. The 12th Man

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79/100
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 (Hulu) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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4. Catch-22

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76/100
Year: 2019-2020Rated: 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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5. Anthropoid

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Released: 2016Rated: R
Biography, History

What it's about: In December 1941, Czech soldier Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš parachute into their occupied homeland to assassinate Nazi officer Reinhard Heydrich

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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6. 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), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $14.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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7. Blackadder

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Year: 1983-2020Rated: 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 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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8. Airwolf

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Year: 1984-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 4
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Airwolf is an American television series that ran from 1984 until 1987. The program centers on a high-tech military helicopter, code named Airwolf, and its crew as they undertake various missions, many involving espionage, with a Cold War theme.The show was created by Donald P. Bellisario. The first three seasons star Jan-Michael Vincent, Ernest Borgnine, Alex Cord, and Jean Bruce Scott. After the original series was cancelled, a fourth season, with an entirely new cast and on a much smaller budget, was filmed in Canada for the USA Network.

Where to Watch: 75 episodes (94%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu).

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9. Das Boot

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Year: 2018-2020Seasons: 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 (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 8 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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10. The German Doctor

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Released: 2013Rated: PG-13
Drama, History

What it's about: Patagonia, 1960. A German physician meets an Argentinean family and follows them on the long desert road to Bariloche where Eva, Enzo and their three children are going to open a lodging house by the Nahuel Huapi lake. This model family reawakens his obsession with purity and perfection, in particular Lilith, a 12 year-old with a body too small for her age. Unaware of his true identity, they accept him as their first guest. They are all gradually won over by this charismatic man, by his elegant manners, his scientific knowledge and his money — until they discover they are living with one of the biggest criminals of all times.

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

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11. Manhattan

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Year: 2014-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
Drama, History

What it's about: Set against the backdrop of the greatest clandestine race against time in the history of science with the mission to build the world's first atomic bomb in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Flawed scientists and their families attempt to co-exist in a world where secrets and lies infiltrate every aspect of their lives.

Where to Watch: 23 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 23 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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12. The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain

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Released: 1995Rated: PG
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: When an English cartographer arrives in Wales to tell the residents of the Welsh village of Ffynnon Garw that their 'mountain' is only a hill, the offended community sets out to remedy the situation.

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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13. Where Hands Touch

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62/100
Released: 2018Rated: PG-13
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Germany, 1944. Leyna, the 15-year old daughter of a white German mother and a black African father, meets Lutz, a compassionate member of the Hitler Youth whose father is a prominent Nazi soldier, and they form an unlikely connection in this quickly changing world.

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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14. X Company

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Year: 2015-2020Rated: 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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15. The Counterfeit Traitor

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57/100
Released: 1962
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: Blacklisted in modern day WW2, a Swedish oil trader opts to assist British Allies, by means of infiltrating and surveying Nazi Germany.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hulu), 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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16. McHale's Navy

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55/100
Year: 1962-2020Rated: 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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17. The Passing Bells

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Year: 2014-2020Seasons: 1
Drama

What it's about: At the outbreak of World War I, two teenage boys - one German and one British - defy their parents to sign up. An epic historical drama spanning the five years of the First World War, as seen through the eyes of two ordinary young soldiers.

Where to Watch: 5 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu & BritBox).

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18. Nazi Megastructures

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54/100
Year: 2013-2020Rated: 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: 24 episodes (55%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Hulu). 12 episodes (27%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (NatGeo). 33 episodes (75%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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19. Chickens

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Year: 2013-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Comedy

What it's about: It's the First World War. Our nation's heroes are fighting the good fight on foreign soil, but in one sleepy English village three young men remain: George is a conscientious objector, Cecil has flat feet and Bert really is a coward, unfortunately. They don't fight on the front line, but they do fight each other.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu).

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20. In Enemy Hands

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Released: 2005Rated: R
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: At the height of Hitler's infamous U-boat war, the crew of the U.S.S. Swordfish were heading home after months at sea. They never made it. Now prisoners of war aboard U-boat 429, a small group of American survivors will find their loyalties put to the ultimate test when they're forced to join their German captors to fight for their very lives.

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

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21. Operation Dunkirk

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Released: 2017
Action & Adventure, History

What it's about: A band of soldiers tasked with staying behind during the Battle of Dunkirk to rescue a scientist with information that could turn the tide of the war must battle their way through dangerous Nazi territory to complete their mission.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hulu) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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22. 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), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $6.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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23. Buried Secrets of WWII

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Year: 2019-2020Seasons: 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: 3 episodes (75%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 2 episodes (50%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (NatGeo). 2 episodes (50%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Vudu).