Top 50 War TV Shows



1. Vikings (2013–2020)

TV-MA | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.5
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Vikings transports us to the brutal and mysterious world of Ragnar Lothbrok, a Viking warrior and farmer who yearns to explore - and raid - the distant shores across the ocean.

Stars: Katheryn Winnick, Gustaf Skarsgård, Alexander Ludwig, Georgia Hirst

Votes: 472,446

2. Band of Brothers (2001)

TV-MA | 594 min | Action, Drama, History

9.4
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The story of Easy Company of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division and their mission in World War II Europe, from Operation Overlord to V-J Day.

Stars: Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston, Shane Taylor

Votes: 401,071

3. SEAL Team (2017– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Drama, War

7.6
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The lives of the elite Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high-stakes missions the United States of America can ask.

Stars: David Boreanaz, A.J. Buckley, Max Thieriot, Neil Brown Jr.

Votes: 19,422

4. M*A*S*H (1972–1983)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.4
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The staff of an Army hospital in the Korean War find that laughter is the best way to deal with their situation.

Stars: Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swit, Jamie Farr

Votes: 53,042

5. Rome (2005–2007)

TV-MA | 52 min | Action, Drama, History

8.7
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A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.

Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Kerry Condon

Votes: 161,593

6. The Tudors (2007–2010)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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A dramatic series about the reign and marriages of King Henry VIII.

Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, Anthony Brophy, James Frain

Votes: 71,342

7. Vikings: Valhalla (2022– )

Action, Adventure, Drama | Post-production

Follow-up series to 'Vikings' set 100 years afterward and centering on the adventures of Leif Erikson, Freydis, Harald Hardrada and the Norman King William the Conqueror.

Stars: Laura Berlin, Sam Corlett, Bradley Freegard, Frida Gustavsson

8. Dirilis: Ertugrul (2014–2019)

TV-14 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.0
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The heroic story of Ertugrul Ghazi, the father of Osman (Uthman) who founded the Ottoman Empire.

Stars: Engin Altan Düzyatan, Hülya Darcan, Cengiz Coskun, Nurettin Sönmez

Votes: 32,839

9. Strike Back (2010–2020)

TV-MA | 45 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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Follows the actions of Section 20, a secretive unit of British military intelligence. A team of special operations personnel conduct several high risk missions across the globe.

Stars: Philip Winchester, Sullivan Stapleton, Michelle Lukes, Daniel MacPherson

Votes: 30,447

10. Kurulus: Osman (2019– )

TV-14 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.9
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The series will focus on the life of Osman Bey, the son of Ertugrul Gazi and the founder of the Ottoman Empire.

Stars: Burak Özçivit, Nurettin Sönmez, Ragip Savas, Emre Basalak

Votes: 6,688

11. Barbaros: Sword of the Mediterranean (2021– )

Action, Adventure, History

8.8
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TRT's historical drama, based on the life of "Barbaros" Hayreddin Pasha and his brothers. The series tells the adventures of Ishak, Oruc, Hizir, and Ilyas fighting high tides and the secrets of the seas in pursuit of the holy secret.

Stars: Engin Altan Düzyatan, Ulas Tuna Astepe, Pelin Akil, Ali Murat Altinmese

Votes: 1,261

12. The Pacific (2010)

TV-MA | 530 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.3
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The Pacific Theatre of World War II, as seen through the eyes of several young Marines.

Stars: James Badge Dale, Joseph Mazzello, Jon Seda, Ashton Holmes

Votes: 105,003

13. The Last Ship (2014–2018)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.5
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The crew of a naval destroyer is forced to confront the reality of a new existence when a pandemic kills off most of the earth's population.

Stars: Eric Dane, Adam Baldwin, Charles Parnell, Travis Van Winkle

Votes: 56,282

14. Hogan's Heroes (1965–1971)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, War

7.8
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The inmates of a German World War II prisoner of war camp conduct an espionage and sabotage campaign right under the noses of their warders.

Stars: Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer, John Banner, Richard Dawson

Votes: 9,431

15. Masters of the Air

Drama, War | Filming

Five miles above the earth and deep behind enemy lines, eleven men inside a bomber known as the "Flying Fortress" fight for their lives against swarms of enemy German fighters. As American ... See full summary »

Stars: Edward Ashley, Anthony Boyle, Austin Butler, Darragh Cowley

16. Foyle's War (2002–2015)

TV-14 | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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As WWII rages, DCS Foyle fights his own war on the home-front; investigating crime on the south coast of England. Later series, see the retired detective working as an MI5 agent in the aftermath of the war.

Stars: Michael Kitchen, Honeysuckle Weeks, Anthony Howell, Ellie Haddington

Votes: 13,737

17. TURN: Washington's Spies (2014–2017)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, History, War

8.1
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A Long Island farmer bands together a group of childhood friends to form an unlikely group of spies who turn the tide in America's fight for independence.

Stars: Jamie Bell, Heather Lind, Samuel Roukin, Daniel Henshall

Votes: 20,711

18. The Underground Railroad (2021– )

TV-MA | 593 min | Drama, History, War

7.4
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A young woman named Cora makes an amazing discovery during her attempt to break free from slavery in the deep south.

Stars: Thuso Mbedu, Chase Dillon, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Pierre

Votes: 5,337

19. Versailles (2015–2018)

TV-MA | 52 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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In 1667, 28-year-old all-powerful king of France, Louis XIV, decides to build the greatest palace in the world - Versailles. But drained budget, affairs and political intrigues complicate things.

Stars: George Blagden, Alexander Vlahos, Tygh Runyan, Stuart Bowman

Votes: 15,225

20. 86 (2021– )

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Drama

8.0
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Stellar Year 2148, District 86 has a weird background: everyone who leads it will go crazy. Major Vladilena is forced to be their new headmaster and she is determinate to investigate on this District.

Stars: Asuna Tomari, Shoya Chiba, Ikumi Hasegawa, Saori Hayami

Votes: 1,443

21. The White Princess (2017)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.6
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Based on the Philippa Gregory book of the same name, the story of Elizabeth of York, the White Queen's daughter, and her marriage to the Lancaster victor, Henry VII.

Stars: Jodie Comer, Rebecca Benson, Jacob Collins-Levy, Richard Dillane

Votes: 10,583

22. The White Queen (2013)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.8
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Three different, yet equally relentless women vie for the throne in 15th-century England.

Stars: Aneurin Barnard, Rebecca Ferguson, Amanda Hale, Faye Marsay

Votes: 25,322

23. Army Wives (2007–2013)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.4
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Four women and one man share the common bond of loving someone in the U.S. Army.

Stars: Brian McNamara, Wendy Davis, Catherine Bell, Sterling K. Brown

Votes: 7,373

24. Mr. Sunshine (2018)

TV-MA | 80 min | Action, Drama, History

8.8
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A young boy who ends up in the U.S. after the 1871 Shinmiyangyo incident returns to Korea at a historical turning point and falls for a noblewoman.

Stars: Lee Byung-hun, Kim Tae-ri, Yoo Yeon-Seok, Yo-Han Byun

Votes: 5,724

25. War & Peace (2016)

TV-14 | 380 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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As the Russian conflict with Napoleon reaches its peak, five aristocratic families face the possibility of their lives being changed forever.

Stars: Paul Dano, James Norton, Lily James, Adrian Edmondson

Votes: 22,123

26. Six (2017–2018)

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Drama, History

7.3
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Navy SEAL Team Six attempt to eliminate a Taliban leader in Afghanistan when they discover an American citizen working with the enemy.

Stars: Barry Sloane, Kyle Schmid, Juan Pablo Raba, Edwin Hodge

Votes: 11,930

27. Roman Empire (2016– )

TV-MA | 48 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.0
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Chronicles some of the most famous leaders of the Roman Civilization.

Stars: Aaron Irvin, Corey Brennan, Jerry Toner, Steve West

Votes: 6,854

28. Our Girl (2013–2020)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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Drama following the extraordinary adventures of female medics in the British Army.

Stars: Sean Ward, Michelle Keegan, Ben Aldridge, Rolan Bell

Votes: 3,827

29. 'Allo 'Allo! (1982–1992)

45 min | Comedy, History, War

8.3
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In France during World War II, Rene Artois runs a small café where Resistance fighters, Gestapo men, German Army officers and escaped Allied POWs interact daily, ignorant of one another's true identity or presence, exasperating Rene.

Stars: Gorden Kaye, Carmen Silvera, Vicki Michelle, Richard Marner

Votes: 24,452

30. The Magnificent Century (2011–2014)

90 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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From 1520, follows Suleiman the Magnificent and his relatives from his great conquests to the "Battle of Szigeth".

Stars: Gökhan Atalay, Halit Ergenç, Nur Fettahoglu, Selim Bayraktar

Votes: 16,122

31. Generation Kill (2008)

TV-MA | 70 min | Drama, War

8.5
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A Rolling Stone reporter, embedded with The 1st Recon Marines chronicles his experiences during the first wave of the American-led assault on Baghdad in 2003.

Stars: Alexander Skarsgård, James Ransone, Lee Tergesen, Jon Huertas

Votes: 50,363

32. 68 Whiskey (2020)

TV-MA | Comedy, Drama, War

5.7
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Follows a multiethnic mix of men and women deployed as Army medics to a forward operating base in Afghanistan, where they endure a dangerous world that leads to self-destructive appetites, outrageous behavior and intense camaraderie.

Stars: Sam Keeley, Jeremy Tardy, Gage Golightly, Cristina Rodlo

Votes: 1,895

33. The Empire (2021– )

Action, Drama, History

4.0
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The series focuses on the rise and fall of Mughal Empire through generations from Babur to Aurangzeb.

Stars: Shabana Azmi, Kunal Kapoor, Dino Morea, Drashti Dhami

Votes: 15,687

34. The Unit (2006–2009)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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Hour long show which looks at the life of American super-secret operators.

Stars: Dennis Haysbert, Regina Taylor, Audrey Marie Anderson, Robert Patrick

Votes: 21,108

35. The Hollow Crown (2012–2016)

TV-14 | 150 min | Drama, History, War

8.3
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A mini-series of adaptations of Shakespeare's history plays: Richard II, Henry IV: Parts 1 and 2, and Henry V.

Stars: Anton Lesser, Simon Russell Beale, Tom Georgeson, John Mackay

Votes: 6,182

36. Sharpe (1993–2008)

Action, Adventure, Drama

8.4
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A series of stories starring Sean Bean as Richard Sharpe, a fictional British soldier in the Napoleonic Wars.

Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, John Tams, Jason Salkey

Votes: 639

37. Rebellion (2016–2019)

TV-MA | 258 min | Drama, History, War

7.2
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Rebellion is a five part serial drama about the birth of modern Ireland. The story is told from the perspectives of a group of fictional characters who live through the political events of the 1916 Easter Rising.

Stars: Michael Ford-FitzGerald, Jordanne Jones, Brian Gleeson, Jaelynne Wallace Ruane

Votes: 3,270

38. The Pillars of the Earth (2010)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.0
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Set against a backdrop of war, religious strife and power struggles which tears lives and families apart.

Stars: Ian McShane, Matthew Macfadyen, Eddie Redmayne, Hayley Atwell

Votes: 29,927

39. Manhattan (2014–2015)

TV-14 | 55 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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In 1943, in Los Alamos, New Mexico, a team of government scientists is working on the top secret Manhattan Project in a race to produce an atomic bomb before the Nazis. Meanwhile, their families adjust to a life on the military base.

Stars: Rachel Brosnahan, Michael Chernus, Christopher Denham, Katja Herbers

Votes: 8,172

40. Kingdom (2012– )

TV-MA | Animation, Action, Drama

8.2
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In ancient China, a young boy dreams of becoming the greatest general of the Qin Kingdom.

Stars: Adam Fedyk, Masakazu Morita, Jun Fukuyama, Akio Kato

Votes: 1,102

41. The Good Lord Bird (2020)

TV-MA | 335 min | Drama, History, War

7.6
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Ethan Hawke stars as abolitionist John Brown in this series based on the novel. "Onion" is a fictional enslaved boy who becomes a member of Brown's family of abolitionist soldiers and finds himself in the 1859 raid at Harpers Ferry.

Stars: Ethan Hawke, Hubert Point-Du Jour, Beau Knapp, Nick Eversman

Votes: 5,631

42. The Vietnam War (2017)

TV-MA | 990 min | Documentary, History, War

9.1
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A comprehensive history of the United States' involvement in the bitterly divisive armed conflict in Southeast Asia.

Stars: Peter Coyote, Huy Duc, James Willbanks, Duong Van Mai Elliott

Votes: 22,356

43. El Cid (2020– )

TV-14 | 70 min | Action, Drama, History

6.6
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The story of Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, a Castilian nobleman and war hero in medieval Spain.

Stars: Jaime Lorente, Alicia Sanz, Elia Galera, Lucía Guerrero

Votes: 2,947

44. Das Boot (2018– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, War

7.4
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An inexperienced U-boat crew has to survive a secret mission and a young German woman is torn between loyalty for her home country and the French resistance in the WWII drama.

Stars: Tom Wlaschiha, Franz Dinda, Leonard Scheicher, Thierry Frémont

Votes: 6,907

45. The World at War (1973–1974)

TV-PG | 52 min | Documentary, History, War

9.2
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A groundbreaking 26-part documentary series narrated by the actor Laurence Olivier about the deadliest conflict in history, World War II.

Stars: Laurence Olivier, Anthony Eden, Averell Harriman, Albert Speer

Votes: 23,834

46. Catch-22 (2019)

TV-MA | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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Limited series adaptation of the classic Joseph Heller novel. Follows Captain John Yossarian and airmen in World War II.

Stars: Christopher Abbott, Kyle Chandler, Daniel David Stewart, Rafi Gavron

Votes: 16,346

47. Roots (1977)

TV-14 | 588 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants' liberation.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Robert Reed, John Amos, Louis Gossett Jr.

Votes: 16,864

48. Rise of Empires: Ottoman (2020)

44 min | Documentary, Drama, History

7.9
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Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II wages an epic campaign to take the Byzantine capital of Constantinople and shapes the course of history for centuries.

Stars: Cem Yigit Uzümoglu, Tommaso Basili, Selim Bayraktar, Birkan Sokullu

Votes: 20,665

49. Halo (2022– )

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Post-production

Aliens threaten human existence in an epic 26th-century showdown. TV series based on the video game 'Halo'.

Stars: Pablo Schreiber, Natascha McElhone, Yerin Ha, Bokeem Woodbine

50. Troy: Fall of a City (2018– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

3.8
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Retells the story of the 10 year siege of Troy, which occurred in the 12 or 13th century BC.

Stars: Louis Hunter, Christiaan Schoombie, Bella Dayne, Chloe Pirrie

Votes: 13,201


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