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