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The Best World War II Movies and TV Shows on Plex

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 Plex.

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1. The Stranger

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7.4/10
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68/100
Released: 1946
Thriller, Drama

What it's about: A man working for the War Crimes Commission suspects that an important Nazi official has folded himself into a quaint Connecticut town.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV & Plex), stream on a subscription service (Paramount+, Starz, Epix & 4 others), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz & Epix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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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. Sword of Honour

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Year: 2001-2021Seasons: 1
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Sword of Honour is a two-part adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s semi-autobiographical World War II trilogy that aired Channel 4 in 2001. It centers on Guy Crouchback's, played by Daniel Craig, heroic quest to fight for a deep moral cause and to reclaim his manhood after a shattering divorce from the society beauty Virginia Troy.

Where to Watch: 2 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV & Plex). 2 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (AcornTV). 2 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (Google Play & YouTube).

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4. Long Shadow

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39/100
Year: 2014-2021Seasons: 1
Documentary, History

What it's about: David Reynolds traces the legacy of the Great War across 100 years and 10 different countries, examining how the war haunted a generation and shaped the peace that followed.

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Plex & IMDb TV). 3 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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5. David Jason's Secret Service

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32/100
Year: 2017-2021Seasons: 1
Documentary

What it's about: Actor and British national treasure Sir David Jason travels around the UK and beyond to reveal the secret places and people who act as guardians and gatekeepers of the incredible but true story of Britain’s spy history.

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Plex).

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6. The Great War

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Year: 2007-2021Seasons: 1
Biography, History

What it's about: The Great War is a CBC television film documenting Canadian participation in the First World War. The film stars Justin Trudeau and was shown on Canadian television during the 90th Anniversary of the Vimy Ridge battle, airing in two parts on April 8 and April 9, 2007. The Fox website included the following notice seeking people to participate in the making of the film:Did your great-grandfather take Vimy Ridge? Did he play a part in the three-month battle at Passchendaele? Did he break through the German line at Amiens? For a landmark film to mark the 90th anniversary of the First World War, the CBC is recruiting 300 descendants of those who went to war between 1914 and 1918. The descendants will walk in the footsteps of their ancestors and take part in massive battle recreations.

Where to Watch: 2 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Plex).

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7. 31

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Released: 2016Rated: R
Thriller, Horror

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 & Vudu), 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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8. Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead

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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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9. The Deep Blue Sea

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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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10. All Quiet on the Western Front

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63/100
Released: 1979
Drama

What it's about: At the start of World War I, Paul Baumer is a young German patriot, eager to fight. Indoctrinated with propaganda at school, he and his friends eagerly sign up for the army soon after graduation. But when the horrors of war soon become too much to bear, and as his friends die or become gravely wounded, Paul questions the sanity of fighting over a few hundreds yards of war-torn countryside.

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

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11. Yoga Hosers

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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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12. 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 $2.70 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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13. 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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14. 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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15. The Wipers Times

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Released: 2013Rated: PG
Drama

What it's about: When Captain Fred Roberts discovered a printing press in the ruins of Ypres, Belgium in 1916, he decided to publish a satirical magazine called The Wipers Times - "Wipers" being army slang for Ypres. Full of gallows humour, The Wipers Times was poignant, subversive and very funny. Produced literally under enemy fire and defying both authority and gas attacks, the magazine proved a huge success with the troops on the western front. It was, above all, a tribute to the resilience of the human spirit in the face of overwhelming adversity. In his spare time, Roberts also managed to win the Military Cross for gallantry.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & Plex), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & AcornTV) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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16. Good

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58/100
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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17. Romper Stomper

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Released: 1992Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Nazi skinheads in Melbourne take out their anger on local Vietnamese, who are seen as threatening racial purity. Finally the Vietnamese have had enough and confront the skinheads in an all-out confrontation, sending the skinheads running. A woman who is prone to epileptic seizures joins the skins' merry band, and helps them on their run from justice, but is her affliction also a sign of impurity?

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 1 other), stream on a subscription service (fuboTV, Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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18. A Night in Casablanca

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61/100
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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19. A Farewell to Arms

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Released: 1932Rated: PG
Romance

What it's about: A tale of the World War I love affair, begun in Italy, between American ambulance driver Lt. Frederic Henry and British nurse Catherine Barkley. Eventually separated by Frederic's transfer, tremendous challenges and difficult decisions face each as the war rages on.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & Plex), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Paramount+, Epix & 5 others), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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20. Run Boy Run

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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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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. The Trench

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Released: 1999
Drama

What it's about: The Trench tells the story of a group of young British soldiers on the eve of the Battle of the Somme in the summer of 1916, the worst defeat in British military history. Against this ill-fated backdrop, the movie depicts the soldiers' experience as a mixture of boredom, fear, panic, and restlessness, confined to a trench on the front lines.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV & Plex) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Prime Video).

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23. Three Came Home

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54/100
Released: 1950
Drama

What it's about: Borneo, 1941, during World War II. When the Japanese occupy the island, American writer Agnes Newton Keith is separated from her husband and imprisoned with her son in a prison camp run by the enigmatic Colonel Suga.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV & Plex), stream on a subscription service (Paramount+, Epix, Hoopla & 1 other), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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24. Spitfire

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56/100
Released: 2018Rated: PG
History

What it's about: A feature documentary about the people and the planes that helped win World War War II. Through people personally connected to the events, the film investigates the story of how the Spitfire, its stable-mate, the Hawker Hurricane and its great adversary, the Messerschmitt 109 came into being during the huge advances in aviation in the interwar period—and then how the pilots fared in combat, three miles up in the skies over Europe, Africa and Asia.

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

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25. The Island on Bird Street

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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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26. Fortress

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5.0/10
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Released: 2012Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure

What it's about: When the commander of the crew of a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber is killed in action in a raid over Sicily in 1943, his replacement, a young, naive pilot struggles to be accepted by the plane's already tight-knit Irish American crew.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Plex & PopcornFlix) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (Prime Video & Microsoft).

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27. Britain's Greatest Codebreaker

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7.0/10
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52/100
Released: 2012
Documentary, Drama

What it's about: Alan Turing is the genius British mathematician who was instrumental in breaking the German naval Enigma Code during World War II, arguably saving millions of lives. Turing's achievements went unrecognised during his lifetime. Instead he ended up being treated as a common criminal, for being homosexual at a time when homosexual acts were a crime. In 1952, he was convicted of 'gross indecency' with another man and was forced to undergo so-called 'organo-therapy' - chemical castration. Two years later, he killed himself with cyanide, aged just 41. Alan Turing was driven to a terrible despair and early death by the nation he'd done so much to save.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 1 other), stream on a subscription service (Kanopy & Xive TV) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & YouTube).

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28. That Summer of White Roses

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5.9/10
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41/100
Released: 1989Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: World War II finally reaches a Yugoslavian lake, where a lifeguard shelters a refugee and her son.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & Plex).

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29. 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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30. The Quick and the Dead

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6.0/10
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40/100
Released: 1963
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Pretty intense war-action drama about a small group of soldiers who capture a German observation post, but in turn are captured themselves. They soon escape and--with the aid of two women--try to fight their way to safety.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV & Plex) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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31. Future Hunters

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4.3/10
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Released: 1986Rated: R
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A man from a post-apocalyptic future travels back in time to prevent the coming nuclear holocaust and enlists the help of a young couple.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Plex & Vudu).

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