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