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The Best War TV Shows on Hoopla

Finding a good War 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 War TV shows of all time streaming on Hoopla.

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1. The Vietnam War

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9.1/10
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81/100
Year: 2017-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Documentary, History

What it's about: An immersive 360-degree narrative telling the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film. Featuring testimony from nearly 80 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both the winning and losing sides.

Where to Watch: 10 episodes (91%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Hoopla). 11 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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2. The Last Ship

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7.5/10
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79/100
Year: 2014-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 5
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Their mission is simple: Find a cure. Stop the virus. Save the world. When a global pandemic wipes out eighty percent of the planet's population, the crew of a lone naval destroyer must find a way to pull humanity from the brink of extinction.

Where to Watch: 56 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & Hoopla). 5 episodes (9%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (TNT). 56 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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3. War and Peace

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8.2/10
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70/100
Year: 2016-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 1
Drama, History

What it's about: A story that revolves around five aristocratic families, set during the reign of Alexander I, and centered on the love triangle between Natasha Rostova, Pierre Bezukhov, and Andrei Bolkonsky.

Where to Watch: 4 episodes (50%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla). 8 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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4. Generation War

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8.5/10
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70/100
Year: 2013-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Berlin, summer of 1941, during the World War II. Five young Germans promise to meet again as soon the war ends… in Christmas: brothers Wilhelm and Friedhelm will go to the Russian front. Charlotte will serve as a nurse in a campaign hospital. Greta dreams of becoming a singer. Viktor, her Jewish boyfriend, works as a tailor with her father. But soon their naive wishes of peace and happiness will become a long and tragic nightmare.

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla). 3 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $4.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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5. Foyle's War

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8.4/10
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69/100
Year: 2002-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 10
Drama, Crime

What it's about: As WW2 rages around the world, DCS Foyle fights his own war on the home-front as he investigates crimes on the south coast of England. Foyle's War opens in southern England in the year 1940. Later series sees the retired detective working as an MI5 agent operating in the aftermath of the war.

Where to Watch: 35 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (AcornTV & Hoopla). 28 episodes (80%) are available to rent or buy from $4.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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6. A Place to Call Home

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8.3/10
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66/100
Year: 2013-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 6
Drama

What it's about: A mysterious woman is perched between the harsh legacy of World War II and the hope of a new life in Australia. A sweeping romantic drama set in 1950s rural Australia following the lives of the Blighs, a wealthy and complicated pastoralist family, who lives in Inverness, NSW.

Where to Watch: 67 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (AcornTV & Hoopla). 67 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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7. Forged in Fire

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8.4/10
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65/100
Year: 2015-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 7
Reality, Game Show

What it's about: Competitors re-create weapons from historical periods ranging from Japanese katanas to medieval broadswords to ancient throwing blades. Each entry is judged on its artistry as well as its functionality and accuracy.

Where to Watch: 34 episodes (22%) are available to watch free online (History). 119 episodes (77%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu, Philo & 1 other). 109 episodes (71%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (History). 151 episodes (98%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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8. A French Village

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62/100
Year: 2009-2020Seasons: 7
Documentary, Drama

What it's about: The stories of the people of Villeneuve, a fictional subprefecture, in the Jura, in German–occupied France during the Second World War.

Where to Watch: 72 episodes (85%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu, MHz Choice & 1 other). 72 episodes (85%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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9. WWII in HD

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8.7/10
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59/100
Year: 2009-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Documentary, History

What it's about: WWII in HD is a 10-part American documentary television miniseries that originally aired from November 15 to November 19, 2009 on the History Channel. The program focuses on the firsthand experiences of twelve American service members during World War II, including an Army nurse, a member of the Tuskegee Airmen, a second generation Japanese American and prisoner of war, and an Austrian Jewish immigrant. The twelve members recorded their time in both theaters and some had later interviews; found footage from the battlefield was paired with the stories of the twelve service members. The episodes premiered on five consecutive days, with two episodes per day. The series is narrated by Gary Sinise and was produced by Lou Reda Productions in Easton, Pennsylvania, United States.

Where to Watch: 11 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Hoopla). 11 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Microsoft).

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10. Hunting Hitler

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Year: 2015-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 3
Documentary, History

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: 17 episodes (63%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & 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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11. Restless

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58/100
Year: 2012-2020Seasons: 1
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: A young woman finds out that her mother worked as a spy for the British Secret Service during World War II and has been on the run ever since.

Where to Watch: 2 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (AcornTV, Sundance Now & Hoopla). 2 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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12. The World Wars

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8.1/10
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56/100
Year: 2014-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 2
Documentary, Drama

What it's about: The story of three decades of war told through the eyes of various men who were its key players: Roosevelt, Hitler, Patton, Mussolini, Churchill, Tojo, DeGaulle and MacArthur. The series examines the two wars as one contiguous timeline starting in 1914 and concluding in 1945 with these unique individuals coming of age in World War I before ultimately calling the shots in World War II.

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi). 3 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla). 3 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $8.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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13. 1864

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56/100
Year: 2014-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Drama, Fantasy

What it's about: When Germany and Prussia declare war on Denmark, two brothers are called to serve in the bloodiest battle in Denmark's history.

Where to Watch: 14 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (MHz Choice & Hoopla).

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14. Small Island

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56/100
Year: 2009-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Drama

What it's about: Follow three intricately connected stories of Jamaicans and Londoners involved in World War Two. Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. Hope and humanity meet stubborn reality as we trace the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK.

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

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15. The Passing Bells

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6.9/10
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54/100
Year: 2014-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 1
Drama, Crime

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, BritBox & Hoopla).

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16. Vietnam in HD

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54/100
Year: 2011-2020Seasons: 1
Documentary, History

What it's about: Vietnam in HD is a 6-part American documentary television miniseries that originally aired from November 8 to November 11, 2011 on the History Channel. From the same producers as WWII in HD, the program focuses on the firsthand experiences of thirteen Americans during the Vietnam War. The thirteen Americans retell their stories in Vietnam paired with found footage from the battlefield. The episodes premiered on three consecutive days, with two episodes per day. The series is narrated by Michael C. Hall.

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

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17. Partners in Crime

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54/100
Year: 2015-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 1
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Set in a 1950s Britain rising from the ashes of the Blitz into the grip of a new Cold War, our beekeeping duo stumble into a world of murder, undercover agents and cold war conspiracy. Tuppence is a woman who sees adventure round every corner, throwing herself head first into every mystery with passion and fervour, determined to get to the truth no matter what it takes, much to the dismay of her more cautious husband Tommy.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (AcornTV & Hoopla). 6 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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18. Washington

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50/100
Year: 2020-2020Seasons: 1
Documentary, Biography

What it's about: The story of how a fatherless young soldier full of personal ambition becomes a leader of men willing to sacrifice all for the common cause. How a once-loyal British subject rises to battle an empire in a liberty-or-death campaign to forge a new nation. And then how, at the zenith of his power, the victorious general voluntarily steps down, becoming what King George III would call “the greatest man in the world.”

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

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19. Close to the Enemy

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Year: 2016-2020Seasons: 1
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: A British intelligence officer has to ensure that a captured German scientist helps the British develop jet aircraft.

Where to Watch: 7 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (AcornTV, Sundance Now & Hoopla). 7 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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20. Walking Through History

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46/100
Year: 2013-2020Seasons: 4
Documentary, Travel

What it's about: Tony Robinson goes for a walk through some of Britain's beautiful and historic landscapes.

Where to Watch: 10 episodes (45%) are available to watch free online (IMDb TV). 16 episodes (73%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hoopla). 16 episodes (73%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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21. The Warfighters

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45/100
Year: 2016-2020Seasons: 1
Drama

What it's about: Featuring first-person accounts of recent US Special Forces missions in the war on terror, this unnarrated series gives viewers an inside and candid look at the realities of war.

Where to Watch: 12 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla). 4 episodes (33%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (History).

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22. Our Zoo

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43/100
Year: 2014-2020Seasons: 1
Drama, Family

What it's about: The story of George, who being frustrated by memories of fighting in the great war and living with his extended family, wants to bring more beauty into the world. When he comes across a camel and monkey that are about to be abandoned, he embarks on a plan to set up a zoo.

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

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23. Coming Home

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30/100
Year: 2011-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 2
Reality

What it's about: The unforgettable and inspiring surprise reunions of soldiers from all five branches of the military with their spouses, children, parents and other loved ones as they return home from active duty throughout the world.

Where to Watch: 26 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla). 25 episodes (96%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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24. Vietnam: 50 Years Remembered

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30/100
Year: 2015-2020Seasons: 1
Documentary, Biography

What it's about: The history of U.S. involvement is told in this 7 part documentary series featuring personal stories from veterans and detailing the battles, strategy, and politics of a war that consumed multiple U.S. Presidents. A chronicle of the tragedy that tested the strength of our country and forever changed the social and political landscape of the world.

Where to Watch: 7 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Plex, Tubi & Vudu). 7 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla). 7 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & YouTube).