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The Best World War II Movies and TV Shows on Philo

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 Philo.

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1. Hogan's Heroes

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7.9/10
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65/100
Year: 1965-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 6
Comedy

What it's about: Hogan's Heroes is an American television sitcom that ran for 168 episodes from September 17, 1965, to July 4, 1971, on the CBS network. The show was set in a German prisoner of war camp during World War II. Bob Crane starred as Colonel Robert E. Hogan, coordinating an international crew of Allied prisoners running a Special Operations group from the camp. Werner Klemperer played Colonel Wilhelm Klink, the commandant of the camp, and John Banner was the inept sergeant-of-the-guard, Hans Schultz. The series was popular during its six-season run. In 2013, creators Bernard Fein through his estate and Albert S. Ruddy acquired the sequel and other separate rights to Hogan's Heroes from Mark Cuban through arbitration and a movie based on the show has been planned.

Where to Watch: 5 episodes (3%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Philo & fuboTV). 4 episodes (2%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Sundance).

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2. Brideshead Revisited

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8.5/10
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68/100
Year: 1982-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Drama

What it's about: In this acclaimed eleven-hours British television miniseries, Charles Ryder, an agnostic man, becomes involved with members of the Flytes, a Catholic family of aristocrats, over the course of several years between the two world wars.

Where to Watch: 11 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi, Plex, Vudu & 1 other). 11 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Philo & BritBox). 10 episodes (91%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (Google Play & YouTube).

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3. Hunting Hitler

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7.4/10
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58/100
Year: 2015-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 3
History, Documentary

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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4. Apocalypse: The Rise of Hitler

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8.2/10
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51/100
Year: 2011-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 1
History, Documentary

What it's about: Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) was a mediocre who rose to power because of the blindness and ignorance of the Germans, who believed he was nothing more than an eccentric dreamer. But when the crisis of 1929 devastated the economy, the population, fearful of chaos and communism, voted for him. And no one defended democracy. As the dictatorship extended its relentless shadow, the leader claimed peace, but was preparing the Apocalypse.

Where to Watch: 2 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Philo).

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5. In Search of Aliens

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7.2/10
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44/100
Year: 2014-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 1
Documentary

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). 9 episodes (90%) 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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6. WWII in the Pacific

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37/100
Year: 2015-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 1
Documentary

What it's about: WWII in the Pacific focuses on the events, notable figures, various bands of brothers, and heroic actions of the Allied powers. Take an inside look, starting with the conflict and tensions leading up to the war, the attack on Pearl Harbor, the evolution of the Pacific Theater, and the development and dropping of the atomic bomb, up until the subsequent end of WWII.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Philo, fuboTV & 1 other). 3 episodes (50%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (AHC).

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7. Apocalypse, Staline

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45/100
Year: 2015-2021Seasons: 1
History, Documentary

What it's about: The rise of Stalin, from his early beginning as a bankrobber to the cold-blooded leader of the Soviet Union.

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Philo).

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8. Project Nazi: The Blueprints of Evil

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37/100
Year: 2017-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Documentary

What it's about: A look at Hitler's rise to power and how he sold his dreams for the future to the German people.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Philo & Discovery+).

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9. Hitler: The Rise and Fall

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38/100
Year: 2016-2021Seasons: 1
Animation, Documentary

What it's about: How did Hitler go from teenage loner to German national hero and Fuhrer? More4 presents the definitive guide to the world's most evil dictator.

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

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10. Hitler's Empire: The Post War Plan

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34/100
Year: 2017-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 1
Animation, Documentary

What it's about: Author and historian Guy Walters investigates the Nazi post-war plan for a new world order: from how Hitler began constructing buildings on a truly colossal scale for his new world capital to how a new and expanded Germany rising out of the ashes of conquered Europe would have meant slavery for millions.

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

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11. WWII's Greatest Raids

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Year: 2014-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 2
Animation, Documentary

What it's about: WWII’s Greatest Raids is a series that takes you into the heart of an elite band of soldiers in the heat of a key action in their history, and follows them on the mission to show just how these men put their unique combination of skills, training and equipment to the test of combat. We’ll explore just how celebrated outfits such as the U.S. Army Rangers, the British Special Air Service and the Black Devil Brigade have changed the course of a battle, or perhaps even a war, through their courage, daring and commitment.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Philo & fuboTV). 6 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (Google Play & YouTube).

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12. Fury

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Released: 2014Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: In the last months of World War II, as the Allies make their final push in the European theatre, a battle-hardened U.S. Army sergeant named 'Wardaddy' commands a Sherman tank called 'Fury' and its five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.

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

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13. Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead

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67/100
Released: 2014Rated: R
Horror, Comedy

What it's about: The gruesome Nazi Zombies are back to finish their mission, but our hero is not willing to die. He is gathering his own army to give them a final fight.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Peacock & 3 others), stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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14. The Deep Blue Sea

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62/100
Released: 2011Rated: R
Romance, Drama

What it's about: The wife of a British Judge is caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Plex, PopcornFlix & 1 other), stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV, Fandor & 3 others) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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15. All Quiet on the Western Front

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72/100
Released: 1930
Drama

What it's about: A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I. Together with several other young German soldiers, he experiences the horrors of war, such evil of which he had not conceived of when signing up to fight. They eventually become sad, tormented, and confused of their purpose.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Philo) & rent or buy from $3.80 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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16. Yoga Hosers

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57/100
Released: 2016Rated: R
Comedy, Horror

What it's about: Two teenage yoga enthusiasts team up with a legendary man-hunter to battle with an ancient evil presence that is threatening their major party plans.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Plex, PopcornFlix & Crackle), stream on a subscription service (Philo) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Microsoft).

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17. A Midnight Clear

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Released: 1992Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: Set in 1944 France, an American Intelligence Squad locates a German Platoon wishing to surrender rather than die in Germany's final war offensive. The two groups of men, isolated from the war at present, put aside their differences and spend Christmas together before the surrender plan turns bad and both sides are forced to fight the other.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 2 others), stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV, Hoopla & 1 other) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Vudu).

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18. Flyboys

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Released: 2006Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country's first fighter pilots.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 2 others), stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV, Hoopla & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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19. Good

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59/100
Released: 2008Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: The rise of national socialism in Germany should not be regarded as a conspiracy of madmen. Millions of "good" people found themselves in a society spiralling into terrible chaos. A film about then, which illuminates the terrors of now.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 2 others), stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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20. The Bridge

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64/100
Released: 1959
Drama

What it's about: A group of German boys are ordered to protect a small bridge in their home village during the waning months of the second world war. Truckloads of defeated, cynical Wehrmacht soldiers flee the approaching American troops, but the boys, full of enthusiasm for the "blood and honor" Nazi ideology, stay to defend the useless bridge.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Philo, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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21. Death in Love

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Released: 2008Rated: R
Romance, Drama

What it's about: Death in Love is a psychosexual-thriller about a love affair between a Jewish woman and a doctor overseeing human experimentation at a Nazi German concentration camp, and the impact this has on her sons' lives in the 1990s.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Plex, Vudu & 1 other), stream on a subscription service (Philo & fuboTV) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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22. A Night in Casablanca

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59/100
Released: 1946
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: The Marx Brothers are employed at a hotel in postwar Casablanca, where a ring of Nazis is trying to recover a cache of stolen treasure.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 1 other) & stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV & 2 others).

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23. Run Boy Run

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58/100
Released: 2013
Drama

What it's about: Run Boy Run is the true story of Jurek, an eight-year-old boy, who escapes from the Warsaw ghetto, then manages to survive in the woods and working as a farmhand, disguising himself as a Polish orphan. He encounters people who will betray him for a reward, who will beat him up or try to kill him, and he meets those, who will do and risk almost everything to help him. Jurek’s resilience is put to the ultimate test, when an accident cripples him, making it harder to find work. But he struggles on against all odds. Eventually the Russians reach his area and Jurek even finds a family where he could stay. Yet he is betrayed again, and a young man from a Jewish orphanage forcefully tries to bring Jurek back to his people and his faith.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 2 others), stream on a subscription service (Philo, Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Vudu).

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24. The Island on Bird Street

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7.2/10
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53/100
Released: 1997Rated: PG-13
Drama

What it's about: Alex is an 11-year old boy who, during WWII, hides in the Jewish ghetto from Nazis after all his relatives have been sent to the concentration camp. The movie portrays the ghetto through his eyes.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Plex & Crackle) & stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Philo & fuboTV).

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25. Facing Fear

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7.0/10
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42/100
Released: 2013
Drama, Documentary

What it's about: The worlds of a former neo-Nazi and the gay victim of his senseless hate crime attack collide by chance 25 years after the incident that dramatically shaped both of their lives. They proceed to embark on a journey of forgiveness that challenges both to grapple with their beliefs and fears, eventually leading to an improbable collaboration...and friendship.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & Crackle), stream on a subscription service (Philo & fuboTV) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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26. Jackboots on Whitehall

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5.3/10
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46/100
Released: 2010
Science-Fiction, Comedy

What it's about: A satirical alternative history of World War II where the Nazis seize London and England must band together to prevent a full on invasion.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Plex & Crackle) & stream on a subscription service (Philo & fuboTV).

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