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 American Revolution
The American Revolution
The Pacific
The Pacific
M*A*S*H
M*A*S*H
Forbidden History
Forbidden History
Hitler: The Rise and Fall
Hitler: The Rise and Fall
JAG
JAG
Frontier
Frontier
Secrets of the SAS: In Their Own Words
Secrets of the SAS: In Their Own Words
Lone Target
Lone Target
The Fighting Season
The Fighting Season
The First World War
The First World War
Inside Combat Rescue
Inside Combat Rescue
Special Forces
Special Forces
Land Girls
Land Girls
Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond
Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond
Taking Fire
Taking Fire
The World Wars
The World Wars
The Crimson Field
The Crimson Field
WWI: The First Modern War
WWI: The First Modern War
Nazi Mega Weapons
Nazi Mega Weapons
Myth Hunters
Myth Hunters
Triggers: Weapons That Changed the World
Triggers: Weapons That Changed the World
Apocalypse: WWI
Apocalypse: WWI
AHC Presents
AHC Presents
Hogan's Heroes
Hogan's Heroes
World War II: Final Days
World War II: Final Days
Ultimate Weapons
Ultimate Weapons
Ultimate Force
Ultimate Force
English
English
Two Weeks in Hell
Two Weeks in Hell
In the Fight
In the Fight
Navy Seals: Untold Stories
Navy Seals: Untold Stories
Nazi Collaborators
Nazi Collaborators
King's War
King's War
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Against the Odds
Against the Odds
The Devil's Brigade
The Devil's Brigade
Empire
Empire
The Heavy Water War
The Heavy Water War
Dogfights
Dogfights
Special Ops Mission
Special Ops Mission
Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan Story
Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan Story
The Draft
The Draft
Inside North Korea
Inside North Korea
Secret War
Secret War
In the Line of Duty
In the Line of Duty
Black Crows
Black Crows
The War to End All Wars
The War to End All Wars
Bullet Points
Bullet Points
Evolution of Evil
Evolution of Evil
Navy Divers
Navy Divers
Married to the Army: Alaska
Married to the Army: Alaska
The Complete History of Air Combat
The Complete History of Air Combat
The Vietnam War (2017)
The Vietnam War (2017)
Coast Guard Alaska
Coast Guard Alaska
Elite Forces
Elite Forces
Top Tens
Top Tens
The Homefront
The Homefront
Voices of Valor
Voices of Valor
Showdown Air Combat
Showdown Air Combat
Edward the King
Edward the King
Black OPS
Black OPS
The Sinking of the Laconia
The Sinking of the Laconia
Vietnam in HD
Vietnam in HD
The Battle for Midway
The Battle for Midway
World War II In Colour
World War II In Colour
Up From Slavery
Up From Slavery
Warrior POV
Warrior POV
Battleground Afghanistan
Battleground Afghanistan
Future Weapons
Future Weapons
WWII in the Pacific
WWII in the Pacific
Deadly Weapons
Deadly Weapons
Shadow Ops
Shadow Ops
Inside Special Ops
Inside Special Ops
World War 1 in Colour
World War 1 in Colour
21st Century War Machines
21st Century War Machines
Military Specials
Military Specials
Airforce
Airforce
Battle Ground: World War II
Battle Ground: World War II
Hitler and the Occult
Hitler and the Occult
Island at War
Island at War
Israel: Birth of a Nation
Israel: Birth of a Nation
Combat Countdown
Combat Countdown
The Last Days of World War II
The Last Days of World War II
Battleground: Vietnam
Battleground: Vietnam
The Amazing World Of War Machines
The Amazing World Of War Machines
World War II: The Last Heroes
World War II: The Last Heroes
Submarine: Hidden Hunters Collection
Submarine: Hidden Hunters Collection
Sea Power
Sea Power
Arlington: Field of Honor
Arlington: Field of Honor
Battleground Specials
Battleground Specials
The Winning of World War II: Road To Victory
The Winning of World War II: Road To Victory
Cockroaches
Cockroaches
Hardcore Heroes
Hardcore Heroes
Living With Lincoln
Living With Lincoln
Brothers in War
Brothers in War
History in HD: The Last Bomb
History in HD: The Last Bomb
World Flight
World Flight
My War Diary
My War Diary
D-Day: The Total Story
D-Day: The Total Story