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The Best World War II TV Shows on Netflix

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 Netflix.

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1. Peaky Blinders

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8.8/10
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91/100
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 3 services (Google Play, Microsoft & YouTube).

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2. Five Came Back

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8.3/10
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73/100
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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3. Greatest Events of World War II in Colour

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63/100
Year: 2019-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Documentary, History

What it's about: Using highly advanced colourisation techniques, critical moments from World War II, from Stalingrad to The Battle of Britain, are shown in a whole new light.

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

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4. Rebellion

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Year: 2016-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
Drama

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 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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5. World War II In HD Colour

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60/100
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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6. Land Girls

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Year: 2009-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 3
Drama

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 & AcornTV). 10 episodes (67%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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7. WWII in HD

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58/100
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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8. Tokyo Trial

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52/100
Year: 2016-2020Seasons: 1
Drama

What it's about: In the wake of World War II, 11 Allied judges are tasked with weighing the fates of Japanese war criminals in a tense international trial.

Where to Watch: 4 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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9. Einsatzgruppen: The Nazi Death Squads

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51/100
Year: 2009-2020Seasons: 1
Documentary, History

What it's about: This documentary series examines the Einsatzgruppen, Nazis responsible for the mass murder of Jews, Romani and Soviet prisoners in Eastern Europe.

Where to Watch: 4 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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