Military & War TV Shows

About Military & War

War is arguably the greatest of human dramas, and its inherent appeal as a dramatic subject has made it one of the most long-lived and prolific of TV genres. Military- and war-themed programming is a staple of the TV schedule, whether it's in the form of historical nonfiction, drama, action or even situation comedy.

Military history is the single most popular form of historical nonfiction TV programming. For the early part of its lifespan, the History Channel's schedule was virtually filled from morning ?til night with military history; now spin-off channel Military History handles most of the war-related programming while History concentrates on reality programming. PBS has seen its share of military history programming, too, including Ken Burns' landmark "Civil War" miniseries.

In the realm of fiction, war and military dramas have been somewhat uncommon on TV. "JAG" is an example of a drama that looks at the inner workings of the military, while "World War II: When Lions Roared" is a fictionalized portrait of the leaders who took the world to war in the 1930s and 40s.

War wouldn't seem to be a funny subject, but a handful of network sitcoms have tried to find laughter among the horror. "Hogan's Heroes" had an absurdist perspective on World War II that was entirely unconnected to reality, while "M*A*S*H*" got its laughs by poking fun at the Korean War in a semi-serious way.

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JAG
JAG
M*A*S*H
M*A*S*H
The Pacific
The Pacific
The Fighting Season
The Fighting Season
Ultimate Force
Ultimate Force
The World Wars
The World Wars
Triggers: Weapons That Changed the World
Triggers: Weapons That Changed the World
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
The Devil's Brigade
The Devil's Brigade
The Crimson Field
The Crimson Field
Evolution of Evil
Evolution of Evil
Taking Fire
Taking Fire
Navy Seals: Untold Stories
Navy Seals: Untold Stories
Frontier
Frontier
Hogan's Heroes
Hogan's Heroes
English
English
Coast Guard Alaska
Coast Guard Alaska
The First World War
The First World War
Bomb Patrol Afghanistan
Bomb Patrol Afghanistan
Special Forces
Special Forces
The Amazing World Of War Machines
World War II: The Last Heroes
Sea Power
Empire
The Complete History of Air Combat
The Winning of World War II: Road To Victory
The Heavy Water War
The Homefront
Voices of Valor
Vietnam in HD
Combat Aviation
Rommel
Guns: The Evolution of Firearms
The Draft
World War II: When Lions Roared
Forbidden History
Married to the Army: Alaska
The Vietnam War (2017)
Special Ops Mission
Live Fire
Killing bin Laden
World War 1 in Colour
Navy Divers
Combat Countdown
Battleground: Vietnam
Arlington: Field of Honor
In the Fight
Land Girls
The American Revolution
Nazi Collaborators
The Battle for Midway
Up From Slavery
Great Planes
Two Weeks in Hell
Inside Combat Rescue
First Command
Secret War
Warrior POV
Future Weapons
In the Line of Duty
Against the Odds
Nazi Mega Weapons
Lone Target
EyeWitness War
WWII in the Pacific
Inside Special Ops
21st Century War Machines
Military Specials
Shadow Ops
Airforce
Battle Ground: World War II
Hitler and the Occult
AHC Presents
Island at War
Israel: Birth of a Nation
The Last Days of World War II
Submarine: Hidden Hunters Collection
Battleground Specials
Cockroaches
Hardcore Heroes
Living With Lincoln
Brothers in War
Hitler: The Rise and Fall
History in HD: The Last Bomb
Dogfights
World Flight
Elite Forces
My War Diary
World War II: Final Days
Top Tens
D-Day: The Total Story
Women, War & Peace
Commandos
Wartime Portraits
Fighting on the Frontline
Chaos in the Skies
Wounded: The Battle Back Home
Myth Hunters
Civil War Combat: America's Bloodiest Battles
Showdown Air Combat