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The Best World War II Movies and TV Shows on Starz

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 Starz.

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1. The Blues Brothers

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7.9/10
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86/100
Released: 1980Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: Jake Blues is just out of jail, and teams up with his brother, Elwood on a 'mission from God' to raise funds for the orphanage in which they grew up. The only thing they can do is do what they do best: play music. So they get their old band together, and set out on their way—while getting in a bit of trouble here and there.

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

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2. Inside Man

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7.6/10
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85/100
Released: 2006Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: When an armed, masked gang enter a Manhattan bank, lock the doors and take hostages, the detective assigned to effect their release enters negotiations preoccupied with corruption charges he is facing.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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3. Atonement

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7.8/10
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83/100
Released: 2007Rated: R
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: As a 13-year-old, fledgling writer Briony Tallis irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.

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

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4. A Very Long Engagement

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7.6/10
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78/100
Released: 2004Rated: R
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: In 1919, Mathilde was 19 years old. Two years earlier, her fiancé Manech left for the front at the Somme. Like millions of others he was "killed on the field of battle." It's written in black and white on the official notice. But Mathilde refuses to believe it. If Manech had died, she would know. She hangs on to her intuition as tightly as she would onto the last thread of hope linking her to her lover. A former sergeant tells her in vain that Manech died in the no man's land of a trench named Bingo Crepescule, in the company of four other men condemned to die for self-inflicted wounds. Her path ahead is full of obstacles but Mathilde is not frightened. Anything is possible to someone who is willing to challenge fate...

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

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5. The Stranger

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7.4/10
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77/100
Released: 1946
Crime, 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 (Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Prime Video, Starz & 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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6. Everything is Illuminated

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7.4/10
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75/100
Released: 2005Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A film based on the semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by American writer Jonathan Safran Foer, in which a young Jewish American man endeavors—with the help of eccentric, distant relatives—to find the woman who saved his grandfather during World War II, in a Ukrainian village which was ultimately razed by the Nazis.

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

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7. Reds

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7.3/10
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75/100
Released: 1981Rated: PG
Drama, Biography

What it's about: An account of the revolutionary years of the legendary American journalist John Reed (1887-1920), who shared his adventurous professional life with his radical commitment to the socialist revolution in Russia, his dream of spreading its principles among the members of the American working class, and his troubled romantic relationship with the writer Louise Bryant (1885-1936).

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

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8. Defiance

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74/100
Released: 2008Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Based on a true story, during World War II, four Jewish brothers escape their Nazi-occupied homeland of West Belarus in Poland and join the Soviet partisans to combat the Nazis. The brothers begin the rescue of roughly 1,200 Jews still trapped in the ghettos of Poland.

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

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9. Australia

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6.6/10
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71/100
Released: 2008Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin by Japanese forces firsthand.

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

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10. Above and Beyond

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7.7/10
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67/100
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 TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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11. Midway

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6.8/10
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67/100
Released: 1976Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: This war drama depicts the U.S. and Japanese forces in the naval Battle of Midway, which became a turning point for Americans during World War II.

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

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12. Hell Is for Heroes

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7.0/10
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66/100
Released: 1962
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: World War II drama where the action centers around a single maneuver by a squad of GIs in retaliation against the force of the German Siegfried line. Reese joins a group of weary GIs unexpectedly ordered back into the line when on their way to a rest area. While most of the men withdraw from their positions facing a German pillbox at the far side of a mine-field, half a dozen men are left to protect a wide front. By various ruses, they manage to convince the Germans that a large force is still holding the position. Then Reese leads two of the men in an unauthorized and unsuccessful attack on the pillbox, in which the other two are killed; and when the main platoon returns, he is threatened with court-martial. Rather that face the disgrace, and in an attempt to show he was right, he makes a one-man attack on the pillbox.

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

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13. The Producers

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6.3/10
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65/100
Released: 2005Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Musical

What it's about: After putting together another Broadway flop, down-on-his-luck producer Max Bialystock teams up with timid accountant Leo Bloom in a get-rich-quick scheme to put on the world's worst show.

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

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14. Zoo

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6.6/10
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63/100
Released: 2018Rated: PG
Family, History

What it's about: Young Tom and his misfit friends fight to save 'Buster' the baby elephant during the German air raid bombings of Belfast in 1941.

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

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15. The Great Raid

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63/100
Released: 2005Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: As World War II rages, the elite Sixth Ranger Battalion is given a mission of heroic proportions: push 30 miles behind enemy lines and liberate over 500 American prisoners of war.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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16. SS-GB

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6.6/10
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62/100
Year: 2017-2019Seasons: 1
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Adapted from Len Deighton’s 1978 alternate history novel. A British detective investigates a murder in German-occupied Britain during World War II.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz). 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz). 6 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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17. Churchill

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62/100
Released: 2017Rated: PG
Biography, Drama

What it's about: A ticking-clock thriller following Winston Churchill in the 24 hours before D-Day.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Starz & Kanopy), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 3 others).

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18. The Ottoman Lieutenant

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6.6/10
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59/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Lillie, a determined American woman, ventures overseas to join Dr. Jude at a remote medical mission in the Ottoman Empire (now Turkey). However, Lillie soon finds herself at odds with Jude and the mission’s founder, Woodruff, when she falls for the titular military man, Ismail, just as the war is about to erupt.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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19. Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon

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50/100
Released: 1942
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Starting in Switzerland, Sherlock Holmes rescues the inventor of a bomb-sight which the allies want to keep from the Nazis. Back in London it seems that the inventor is not all that he seemed.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (SnagFilms), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Starz, Fandor & 1 other), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz & Epix) & rent or buy from $2.00 on 2 services (Prime Video & Vudu).

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20. MacArthur

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6.6/10
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50/100
Released: 1977Rated: PG
Biography, Drama

What it's about: The film portrays MacArthur's (Gregory Peck) life from 1942, before the Battle of Bataan, to 1952, the time after he had been removed from his Korean War command by President Truman (Ed Flanders) for insubordination, and is recounted in flashback as he visits West Point.

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

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21. River of Death

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32/100
Released: 1989Rated: R
Action & Adventure

What it's about: An adventurer (Hamilton) decides to go in search of the lost city in the Amazon jungle. A motley crew of other people with reasons of their own decide to join him for the wealth of the lost city. But to their horror they find out that they have bit off more than they can chew. What with a nazi doctor still doing his experiments on people in the same place.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Starz & ConTV) & stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz).