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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The Pacific
The Pacific
Forbidden History
Forbidden History
Ultimate Force
Ultimate Force
Special Forces
Special Forces
Vietnam in HD
Vietnam in HD
The Crimson Field
The Crimson Field
JAG
JAG
M*A*S*H
M*A*S*H
Hogan's Heroes
Hogan's Heroes
Lone Target
Lone Target
The Fighting Season
The Fighting Season
Future Weapons
Future Weapons
The Draft
The Draft
English
English
The Devil's Brigade
The Devil's Brigade
World War II: The Last Heroes
World War II: The Last Heroes
Sea Power
Sea Power
Empire
Empire
The Winning of World War II: Road To Victory
The Winning of World War II: Road To Victory
Coast Guard Alaska
Coast Guard Alaska
Navy Seals: Untold Stories
The First World War
The Heavy Water War
The Homefront
Voices of Valor
Combat Aviation
Rommel
Guns: The Evolution of Firearms
The Color of War
World War II: When Lions Roared
The Complete History of Air Combat
The American Revolution
Inside North Korea
In the Line of Duty
Island at War
The World Wars
Frontier
The Amazing World Of War Machines
Married to the Army: Alaska
In the Fight
Hardcore Heroes
Land Girls
Special Ops Mission
Women, War & Peace
WWI: The First Modern War
Deadliest Tech
Two Weeks in Hell
The Crusaders
Battleground Afghanistan
Secrets of the SAS: In Their Own Words
The West
Apocalypse: WWI
Black OPS
Triggers: Weapons That Changed the World
Navy Divers
World War II In Colour
Up From Slavery
Inside Combat Rescue
Against the Odds
Evolution of Evil
Inside Special Ops
World War 1 in Colour
21st Century War Machines
Military Specials
Taking Fire
Shadow Ops
Airforce
Battle Ground: World War II
Hitler and the Occult
AHC Presents
Israel: Birth of a Nation
Combat Countdown
The Last Days of World War II
Battleground: Vietnam
Submarine: Hidden Hunters Collection
Arlington: Field of Honor
Battleground Specials
The Vietnam War (2017)
Cockroaches
Living With Lincoln
Brothers in War
Hitler: The Rise and Fall
History in HD: The Last Bomb
Dogfights
Nazi Mega Weapons
World Flight
Elite Forces
My War Diary
World War II: Final Days
Top Tens
D-Day: The Total Story
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
Nazi Collaborators
Showdown Air Combat