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
JAG
JAG
The Pacific
The Pacific
Forbidden History
Forbidden History
Lone Target
Lone Target
Against the Odds
Against the Odds
Special Forces
Special Forces
Evolution of Evil
Evolution of Evil
Hitler: The Rise and Fall
Hitler: The Rise and Fall
Dogfights
Dogfights
Warrior POV
Warrior POV
Battleground Afghanistan
Battleground Afghanistan
The First World War
The First World War
Myth Hunters
Myth Hunters
The World Wars
The World Wars
The Crimson Field
The Crimson Field
Top Sniper
Top Sniper
Secret War
Secret War
Apocalypse: WWI
Apocalypse: WWI
The Fighting Season
The Fighting Season
Cockroaches
Cockroaches
Navy Seals: Untold Stories
Navy Seals: Untold Stories
The Heavy Water War
The Heavy Water War
Top Secret Weapons Revealed
Top Secret Weapons Revealed
Future Weapons
Future Weapons
Hogan's Heroes
Hogan's Heroes
Combat Countdown
Combat Countdown
World War II In Colour
World War II In Colour
In the Line of Duty
In the Line of Duty
Island at War
Island at War
Ultimate Force
Ultimate Force
Special Ops Mission
Special Ops Mission
Black OPS
Black OPS
Vietnam in HD
Vietnam in HD
Navy Divers
Navy Divers
Land Girls
Land Girls
The American Revolution
The American Revolution
Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond
Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond
Elite Forces
Elite Forces
My War Diary
My War Diary
Frontier
Frontier
Live Fire
Live Fire
Two Weeks in Hell
Two Weeks in Hell
English
English
The War to End All Wars
The War to End All Wars
Inside Special Ops
Inside Special Ops
Airforce
Airforce
Battle Ground: World War II
Battle Ground: World War II
AHC Presents
AHC Presents
Submarine: Hidden Hunters Collection
Submarine: Hidden Hunters Collection
Married to the Army: Alaska
Married to the Army: Alaska
The Complete History of Air Combat
The Complete History of Air Combat
Arlington: Field of Honor
Arlington: Field of Honor
The Winning of World War II: Road To Victory
The Winning of World War II: Road To Victory
Coast Guard Alaska
Coast Guard Alaska
World Flight
World Flight
Voices of Valor
Voices of Valor
Chaos in the Skies
Chaos in the Skies
Civil War Combat: America's Bloodiest Battles
Civil War Combat: America's Bloodiest Battles
Nazi Collaborators
Nazi Collaborators
Edward the King
Edward the King
The Sinking of the Laconia
The Sinking of the Laconia
Camp Leatherneck
Camp Leatherneck
Military Legends of World War II
Military Legends of World War II
Combat Aviation
Combat Aviation
Black Soldier Blues
Black Soldier Blues
Guns: The Evolution of Firearms
Guns: The Evolution of Firearms
Killing bin Laden
Killing bin Laden
Up From Slavery
Up From Slavery
That Which I Love Destroys Me
That Which I Love Destroys Me
Navy Seals: Their Untold Stories
Navy Seals: Their Untold Stories
Line of Fire
Line of Fire
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
World War II: When Lions Roared
World War II: When Lions Roared
First Command
First Command
Bomb Patrol Afghanistan
Bomb Patrol Afghanistan
Secrets of the SAS: In Their Own Words
Secrets of the SAS: In Their Own Words
WWII in the Pacific
WWII in the Pacific
Hardcore Heroes
Hardcore Heroes
Women, War & Peace
Women, War & Peace
WWII in HD
WWII in HD
World War 1 in Colour
World War 1 in Colour
21st Century War Machines
21st Century War Machines
Military Specials
Military Specials
Taking Fire
Taking Fire
Shadow Ops
Shadow Ops
Hitler and the Occult
Hitler and the Occult
Israel: Birth of a Nation
Israel: Birth of a Nation
The Devil's Brigade
The Devil's Brigade
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
Sea Power
Sea Power
Empire
Empire
Battleground Specials
Battleground Specials
The Vietnam War (2017)
The Vietnam War (2017)
In the Fight
In the Fight
Living With Lincoln
Living With Lincoln
Brothers in War
Brothers in War