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The Best World War II TV Shows

Finding a good World War II 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 TV shows of all time streaming online.

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1. Band of Brothers

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Year: 2001-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Drawn from interviews with survivors of Easy Company, as well as their journals and letters, Band of Brothers chronicles the experiences of these men from paratrooper training in Georgia through the end of the war. As an elite rifle company parachuting into Normandy early on D-Day morning, participants in the Battle of the Bulge, and witness to the horrors of war, the men of Easy knew extraordinary bravery and extraordinary fear - and became the stuff of legend. Based on Stephen E. Ambrose's acclaimed book of the same name.

Where to Watch: 10 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO & Prime Video). 10 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO). 10 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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2. Peaky Blinders

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Year: 2013-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 7
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.

Where to Watch: 30 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 12 episodes (40%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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3. The Man in the High Castle

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Year: 2015-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 4
Drama, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Explore what it would be like if the Allied Powers had lost WWII, and Japan and Germany ruled the United States. Based on Philip K. Dick's award-winning novel.

Where to Watch: 39 episodes (98%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video).

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4. The Pacific

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Year: 2010-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Drama, History

What it's about: Track the intertwined real-life stories of three U.S. Marines – Robert Leckie, John Basilone, and Eugene Sledge – across the vast canvas of the Pacific Theater during World War II. A companion piece to the 2001 miniseries Band of Brothers.

Where to Watch: 10 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO & Prime Video). 10 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO). 10 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $4.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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5. 'Allo 'Allo!

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Year: 1984-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 9
Comedy, History

What it's about: 'Allo 'Allo! is a British sitcom broadcast on BBC One from 1982 to 1992 comprising eighty-five episodes. It is a parody of another BBC programme, the wartime drama Secret Army. 'Allo, 'Allo! was created by David Croft, who also wrote the theme music, and Jeremy Lloyd. Lloyd and Croft wrote the first six series. The remaining series were written by Lloyd and Paul Adam. The show tells the fictitious story of Rene Artois, a café owner in a small town in Nazi occupied France, who reluctantly helps the French resistance in their various schemes, the main of which is to help hide British airmen from the Germans. At the same time, he has to hide artefacts such as famous paintings for the German soldiers who frequent his café, while trying to keep his affairs with his waitresses secret from his wife. The comedy is a combination of wordplay, farce, slapstick, and sexual innuendo. Unlike most sitcoms, the episodes build on previous ones, requiring viewers to watch the series chronologically in order to fully understand the plot. In 2004, 'Allo 'Allo came 13th in Britain's Best Sitcom. A reunion special, comprising new material, archive clips and specially recorded interviews, was broadcast on 28 April 2007 on BBC Two.

Where to Watch: 85 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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6. Catch-22

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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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7. Gilligan's Island

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Year: 1964-2020Rated: TV-GSeasons: 3
Comedy, Family

What it's about: Gilligan's Island is an American sitcom created and produced by Sherwood Schwartz and originally produced by United Artists Television. The situation comedy series featured Bob Denver; Alan Hale, Jr.; Jim Backus; Natalie Schafer; Tina Louise; Russell Johnson; and Dawn Wells. It aired for three seasons on the CBS network from September 26, 1964, to September 4, 1967. Originally sponsored by Philip Morris & Company and Procter & Gamble, the show followed the comic adventures of seven castaways as they attempted to survive the island on which they had been shipwrecked. Most episodes revolve around the dissimilar castaways' conflicts and their failed attempts to escape their plight.Gilligan's Island ran for a total of 98 episodes. The first season, consisting of 36 episodes, was filmed in black-and-white. These episodes were later colorized for syndication. The show's second and third seasons and the three television movie sequels were filmed in color.The show enjoyed solid ratings during its original run, then grew in popularity during decades of syndication, especially in the 1970s and 1980s when many markets ran the show in the late afternoon after school. Today, the title character of Gilligan is widely recognized as an American cultural icon.

Where to Watch: 98 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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8. Hunters

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Year: 2020-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A diverse band of Nazi Hunters living in 1977 New York City discover that hundreds of high ranking Nazi officials are living among us and conspiring to create a Fourth Reich in the U.S. The eclectic team of Hunters set out on a bloody quest to bring the Nazis to justice and thwart their new genocidal plans.

Where to Watch: 10 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video).

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9. Generation War

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Year: 2013-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Drama, History

What it's about: Five friends go out to war and promise each other to be back for Christmas.

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

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10. Five Came Back

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Year: 2017-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Documentary, Biography

What it's about: The extraordinary story of how Hollywood changed World War II – and how World War II changed Hollywood, through the interwoven experiences of five legendary filmmakers who went to war to serve their country and bring the truth to the American people: John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra, and George Stevens. Based on Mark Harris’ best-selling book, “Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War.”

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

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11. 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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12. Hogan's Heroes

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Year: 1965-2020Rated: 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 popular TV everywhere service (Sundance).

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13. The Bletchley Circle

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70/100
Year: 2012-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 3
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: The Bletchley Circle follows the journey of four ordinary women with extraordinary skills that helped to end World War II. Set in 1952, Susan, Millie, Lucy and Jean have returned to their normal lives, modestly setting aside the part they played in producing crucial intelligence, which helped the Allies to victory and shortened the war. When Susan discovers a hidden code behind an unsolved murder she is met by skepticism from the police. She quickly realises she can only begin to crack the murders and bring the culprit to justice with her former friends. The Bletchley Circle paints a vivid portrait of post-war Britain in this fictional tale of unsung heroes.

Where to Watch: 7 episodes (64%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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14. Home Fires

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Year: 2015-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 2
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: The story of a group of inspirational women in a rural Cheshire community with the shadow of World War II casting a dark cloud over their lives. As the conflict takes hold and separates the women from their husbands, fathers, sons and brothers, the characters find themselves under increasing and extraordinary pressures in a rapidly fragmenting world. By banding together as the Great Paxford Women’s Institute, they help maintain the nation’s fabric in its darkest hour, and discover inner resources that will change their lives forever.

Where to Watch: 12 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video). 12 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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15. 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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16. Foyle's War

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Year: 2002-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 10
Drama, Mystery

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). 28 episodes (80%) are available to rent or buy from $4.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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17. 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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18. The ABC Murders

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Year: 2018-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Crime, Drama

What it's about: It's 1933, and an older and greyer Hercule Poirot has fallen out of the public eye. When he receives anonymous letters threatening murder, he must take matters into his own hands.

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

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19. The Waltons

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Year: 1972-2020Rated: TV-GSeasons: 9
Drama, Family

What it's about: The Waltons live their life in a rural Virginia community during the Great Depression and World War II.

Where to Watch: 211 episodes (95%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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20. 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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21. The War

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Year: 2008-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
Documentary, History

What it's about: The story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of a handful of men and women from four American towns. The war touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America and demonstrated that in extraordinary times, there are no ordinary lives.

Where to Watch: 7 episodes (50%) are available to rent or buy from $4.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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22. SS-GB

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Year: 2017-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 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 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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23. Brideshead Revisited

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Year: 1981-2020Seasons: 1
Drama, Romance

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 stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & BritBox). 10 episodes (91%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (Google Play & YouTube).

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24. 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: 26 episodes (96%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video). 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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25. Parade's End

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Year: 2012-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: The story of a love triangle between a conservative English aristocrat, his mean socialite wife and a young suffragette in the midst of World War I and a Europe on the brink of profound change.

Where to Watch: 5 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO & Prime Video). 5 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO). 5 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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26. X Company

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Year: 2015-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 3
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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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27. World War II In HD Colour

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Year: 2009-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 3
Documentary, Reality

What it's about: World War II In HD Colour is a 13-episode television documentary miniseries recounting the events of World War II narrated by Robert Powell. The show covers the Western Front, Eastern Front, and the Pacific War. It is on syndication in America on the Military Channel. This series is in full color, combining both original and colorized footage.

Where to Watch: 14 episodes (82%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 13 episodes (76%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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28. Bomb Girls

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What it's about: Focusing on a group of women working in a munitions plant during World War II, this ensemble drama depicts the dangers and new experiences they face.

Where to Watch: 18 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (IMDb TV).

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29. Our World War

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Year: 2014-2020Seasons: 1
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What it's about: Our World War is a gripping factual drama series offering viewers first-hand experience of the extraordinary bravery of young soldiers fighting 100 years ago. Drawing on real stories of World War One soldiers it uses the visual techniques and imagery familiar from modern warfare – POV helmet camera footage, surveillance images and night vision – to immerse the BBC Three audience in life on the Western Front. Each episode is closely based on first-hand testimony, interviews and memoirs that reveal often hidden and sometimes disturbing aspects of the combat experience.

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & BritBox).

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30. Dad's Army

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Year: 1968-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 9
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What it's about: Introducing the Walmington-On-Sea home guard. During WW2, in a fictional British seaside town, a ragtag group of Home Guard local defense volunteers prepare for an imminent German invasion.

Where to Watch: 72 episodes (86%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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31. Rebellion

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What it's about: A group of young men and women in Dublin in 1916 are embroiled in a fight for independence during the Easter Rising.The story begins with the outbreak of World War I. As expectations of a short and glorious campaign are dashed, social stability is eroded and Irish nationalism comes to the fore. The tumultuous events that follow are seen through the eyes of a group of friends from Dublin, Belfast and London as they play vital and conflicting roles in the narrative of Ireland's independence.

Where to Watch: 10 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 5 episodes (50%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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32. The Diary of Anne Frank

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Year: 2009-2020Seasons: 1
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What it's about: The Diary of Anne Frank is a BBC adaptation, in association with France 2, of The Diary of a Young Girl, written by Deborah Moggach.It was shown from 5–9 January 2009 in five half-hour episodes. Representatives of the BBC have said that they "hope [that] this drama will bring Anne [Frank] alive to viewers of all generations." A DVD of the series was released on 12 January 2009. It also aired on the Public Broadcasting Service Public television in the United States on 11 April 2010, as part of its Masterpiece series. The American broadcast was cut from 150 minutes to 100 and broadcast in one evening instead of over 5 evenings.

Where to Watch: 5 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (AcornTV).

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33. Birdsong

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Year: 2012-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Drama, History

What it's about: As an English soldier fights in the horrific trenches of northern France, he is haunted by the memories of his forbidden love affair with a French woman.

Where to Watch: 2 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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34. Fleming

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Year: 2014-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
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What it's about: Set at the outbreak of WWII – mischievous playboy Ian Fleming is untroubled by the specter of impending war – chasing women, collecting rare books and living off his family fortune. Forever in the shadow of his brother Peter, and an eternal disappointment to his formidable mother Eve, Fleming dreams of becoming the ‘ultimate’ man – a hero, a lover, a brute and the one who always gets the girl. He is finally given some direction in his life when he’s recruited by the Director of Naval Intelligence to help in the effort against the Nazis. Suddenly, Fleming finds his chance to shine and prove his worth.

Where to Watch: 4 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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35. Nazi Megastructures

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Year: 2013-2020Rated: TV-GSeasons: 7
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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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36. Small Island

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Year: 2009-2020Seasons: 1
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What it's about: Small Island is a two-part 2009 BBC One television drama adapted from the 2004 novel of the same title by Andrea Levy. The programme stars Naomie Harris and Ruth Wilson as joint respective female protagonists Hortense Roberts and Queenie Bligh, two women who struggle to fulfil their personal ambitions and dreams amidst the chaos of World War II London and Jamaica. The serial was developed by producers Joanna Anderson and Vicky Licorish of AL Films, having optioned Levy's novel. The script was first written by Sarah Williams and later amended by Paula Milne. It was directed by John Alexander, who also directed the BBC's 2008 adaptation of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility. The serial consists of two 90-minute episodes that premiered on 6 December 2009, and was shown in the United States on PBS as part of the channel's Masterpiece Classic Collection beginning 18 April 2010.

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

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37. The First World War

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Year: 2003-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 1
Documentary, History

What it's about: A comprehensive survey of the history of World War I.

Where to Watch: 10 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video). 10 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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38. The Crimson Field

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Year: 2014-2020Seasons: 1
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What it's about: In a tented field hospital on the coast of France, a team of doctors, nurses and women volunteers work together to heal the bodies and souls of men wounded in the trenches.

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

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39. The Passing Bells

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Year: 2014-2020Seasons: 1
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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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40. McHale's Navy

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Year: 1962-2020Rated: TV-GSeasons: 4
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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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41. The Long, Long Holiday

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Year: 2015-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 1
Animation, Drama

What it's about: The daily life of 2 kids brother and sister, who are left by their parents at their grandparents’ house near the Normandy coast for a few weeks at the beginning of World War II. As the war rumbles on, those weeks become five years.

Where to Watch: 5 episodes (50%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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42. Un village français

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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: 66 episodes (78%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu & MHz Choice). 72 episodes (85%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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43. WWII in HD

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Year: 2009-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
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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: 10 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video). 10 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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44. Goodnight Sweetheart

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Year: 1993-2020Seasons: 7
Comedy, Fantasy

What it's about: Gary Sparrow is an ordinary bloke in 1990s Britain, married to the ambitious Yvonne and working as a TV repairman. Then his whole world changes when he stumbles upon a portal to WWII-era London and begins a dual life as an accidental time traveler.

Where to Watch: 57 episodes (98%) are available to stream on a subscription service (AcornTV).

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45. The World Wars

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Year: 2014-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 2
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What it's about: The World Wars tells 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 rent or buy from $8.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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46. Ellery Queen

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Year: 1975-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 1
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: Ellery Queen is an American television detective mystery series based on the fictional character Ellery Queen. It aired on NBC during the 1975-76 television season and stars Jim Hutton as Ellery Queen, David Wayne as his father, Inspector Richard Queen, and Tom Reese as Sgt. Velie. Created by the writing/producing team of Richard Levinson and William Link, the title character "breaks" the fourth wall to ask the audience to consider their solution.

Where to Watch: 22 episodes (92%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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47. Land Girls

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Year: 2009-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 3
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What it's about: The lives, loves and highs and lows of four members of the Women's Land Army working at the Hoxley Estate during World War II.

Where to Watch: 15 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 10 episodes (67%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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48. My Mother and Other Strangers

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