Watchworthy
703 voters

The Best World War II TV Shows

Updated November 11, 2020 2.3k votes 703 voters 30.9k views35 items

List RulesVote up the best shows that tell stories set during and around WWII.

Popular World War II TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining World War II show of all time is. Don't let your favorite World War II television programs in history get to the bottom of the list- be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of World War II television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available.

Shows like Hogan's Heroes, The Price of Peace, In Pursuit of Peace, and many additional programs and miniseries strive to capture the mood of the pivotal historical era. 

This list answers the questions, "What is the best World War II show of all time?" and "What are the greatest World War II shows?" how can you help? Vote up the best programs below! 

Photo:
...more
  • 1
    Band of Brothers
    348
    23

    Band of Brothers

    Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis

    Premiered2001

    Amazon buy button

    More Band of Brothers 

    12 Behind The Scenes Stories From The Making Of 'Band Of Brothers'#17 of 639 The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch

  • 2
    Combat
    222
    60

    Combat

    vic morrow
    Amazon buy button
  • 3
    The Pacific
    98
    20

    The Pacific

    Hugh Ambrose, Ed Tracy

    Premiered2010

    Amazon buy button

    More The Pacific 

    #51 of 374 The 50+ Best War Movies Ever Made, Ranked#13 of 214 The Greatest World War II Movies of All Time

  • 4
    Baa Baa Black Sheep
    140
    55

    Baa Baa Black Sheep

    Robert Conrad, Simon Oakland

    Premiered1976

    Amazon buy button

    More Black Sheep Squadron 

    #417 of 507 The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time#131 of 143 The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows

  • 5
    Twelve O'Clock High
    106
    31

    Twelve O'Clock High

    Frank Overton, Paul Burke

    Premiered1964

    Amazon buy button
  • 6
    Hogan's Heroes
    113
    58

    Hogan's Heroes

    Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer

    Premiered1965

    Amazon buy button
  • 7
    The Rat Patrol
    86
    41

    The Rat Patrol

    Christopher George, Gary Raymond

    Premiered1966

    Amazon buy button

    More The Rat Patrol 

    #59 of 190 The Very Best Shows That Aired in the 1960s#80 of 93 The Best Action TV Series Of All Time

  • 8
    War and Remembrance
    Amazon buy button
  • 9
    McHale's Navy
    45
    32

    McHale's Navy

    Ernest Borgnine, Joe Flynn

    Premiered1962

    Amazon buy button
  • 10
    The World Wars
    28
    14

    The World Wars

    Amazon buy button
  • 11
    The Gallant Men
    38
    31

    The Gallant Men

    Robert McQueeney, William Reynolds

    Premiered1962

    Amazon buy button
  • 12
    Dad's Army
    32
    26

    Dad's Army

    Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier

    Premiered1968

    Amazon buy button

    More Dad's Army 

    #218 of 1,321 The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows#14 of 150 The Best British Comedy Series Ever

  • 13
    Catch-22
    19
    11

    Catch-22

    Christopher Abbott, Kyle Chandler

    Premiered2019

    Amazon buy button
  • 14
    'Allo 'Allo!
    19
    13

    'Allo 'Allo!

    Gorden Kaye, Carmen Silvera

    Premiered1982

    Amazon buy button

    More 'Allo 'Allo! 

    #247 of 300 The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History#15 of 148 The Best British Sitcoms of All Time

  • 15
    Home Fires
    21
    17

    Home Fires

    Wendy Crewson, Gerard Parkes

    Premiered1980

    Amazon buy button
  • 16
    The Price of Peace
    18
    16

    The Price of Peace

    Jacintha Abisheganaden, Christopher Lee

    Premiered1997

    Amazon buy button
  • 17
    Bomb Girls
    20
    19

    Bomb Girls

    Meg Tilly, Jodi Balfour

    Premiered2012

    Amazon buy button
  • 18
    The Liberator
    0
    0

    The Liberator

    Bradley James, Mike Rowe

    Premiered2020

    Amazon buy button

    More The Liberator 

    #350 of 505 The Best New TV Shows Of 2020#36 of 71 The Best Animated Series Of 2020

  • 19
    Czterej pancerni i pies
    20
    20

    Czterej pancerni i pies

    Pola Raksa, Janusz Gajos

    Premiered1966

    Amazon buy button
  • 20
    The Sullivans
    24
    27

    The Sullivans

    Sam Neill, Gary Sweet

    Premiered1976

    Amazon buy button
  • 21
    X Company
    12
    10

    X Company

    Livia Matthes, Evelyne Brochu

    Premiered2015

    Amazon buy button

    More X Company 

    #98 of 123 The Best Historical Drama TV Shows#28 of 102 The Best Espionage TV Shows

  • 22
    Blood & Iron: The Story of the German War Machine
    20
    22

    Blood & Iron: The Story of the German War Machine

    Joe Morton, Stephen Arenholz

    Premiered1995

    Amazon buy button
  • 23
    Jericho
    23
    28

    Jericho

    Hans Matheson, Clarke Peters

    Premiered2006

    Amazon buy button

    More Jericho 

    #51 of 309 The Best Sci-Fi Television Series Of All Time#273 of 352 The Greatest TV Dramas of All Time

  • 24
    Garrison's Gorillas
    23
    28

    Garrison's Gorillas

    Ron Harper, Cesare Danova

    Premiered1967

    Amazon buy button
  • 25
    Manhattan
    8
    8

    Manhattan

    Rachel Brosnahan, Michael Chernus

    Premiered2014

    Amazon buy button