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The Best World War II TV Shows on Hoopla

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 on Hoopla.

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1. Generation War

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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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2. Foyle's War

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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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3. A French Village

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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: 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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4. WWII in HD

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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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5. 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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6. Fleming

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Year: 2014-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Drama, Biography

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 stream on a subscription service (Hoopla). 4 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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7. The World Wars

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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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8. Small Island

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Year: 2009-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
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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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9. The Passing Bells

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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).