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Designated Survivor(2016)

TV-PG
| 42min per episode | Drama, War & Politics
3.7/5 (with 141 votes)

Tom Kirkman, a low-level cabinet member is suddenly appointed President of the United States after a catastrophic attack during the State of the Union kills everyone above him in the Presidential line of succession.

Directed by Paul McGuigan, Brad Turner, Sergio Mimica-Gezzan, Paul A. Edwards, Michael Katleman, Richard J. Lewis, ... - With Kiefer Sutherland, Natascha McElhone, Adán Canto, Italia Ricci, Kal Penn, Maggie Q, ...

M*A*S*H(1972)

TV-PG
| 25min per episode | War & Politics, Drama, Comedy
3.9/5 (with 100 votes)

The 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital is stuck in the middle of the Korean war. With little help from the circumstances they find themselves in, they are forced to make their own fun. Fond of practical jokes and revenge, the doctors, nurses, administrators, and soldiers often find ways of making wartime life bearable.

With Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, McLean Stevenson, Loretta Swit, Larry Linville, Gary Burghoff, ...

The Boat(1985)

51min per episode | Drama, War & Politics
4.1/5 (with 40 votes)

Life aboard a German U-Boat during World War II.

Tyrant(2014)

1h per episode | Drama, War & Politics
3.2/5 (with 39 votes)

The story of an unassuming American family drawn into the workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation. Bassam "Barry" Al Fayeed, the younger son of the dictator of a war-torn nation, ends a self-imposed 20-year exile to return to his homeland, accompanied by his American wife and children, for his nephew's wedding. Barry’s reluctant homecoming leads to a dramatic clash of cultures as he is thrown back into the familial and national politics of his youth.

With Adam Rayner, Jennifer Finnigan, Ashraf Barhom, Fares Fares, Moran Atias, Anne Winters, ...

TURN: Washington's Spies(2014)

TV-14
| 42min per episode | Drama, War & Politics
3.8/5 (with 36 votes)

The story of New York farmer, Abe Woodhull, who bands together with a group of childhood friends to form The Culper Ring, an unlikely group of spies who turn the tide in America’s fight for independence.

With Jamie Bell, Seth Numrich, Daniel Henshall, Heather Lind, Kevin McNally, Burn Gorman, ...

Airwolf(1984)

43min per episode | Action & Adventure, War & Politics
3.4/5 (with 28 votes)

Airwolf is an American television series that ran from 1984 until 1987. The program centers on a high-tech military helicopter, code named Airwolf, and its crew as they undertake various missions, many involving espionage, with a Cold War theme. The show was created by Donald P. Bellisario. The first three seasons star Jan-Michael Vincent, Ernest Borgnine, Alex Cord, and Jean Bruce Scott. After the original series was cancelled, a fourth season, with an entirely new cast and on a much smaller budget, was filmed in Canada for the USA Network. The show's distinctive musical score, which was originally orchestral-based and shifted to more synthesizer-oriented arrangements early in the second season, was composed and conducted mainly by Sylvester Levay. Udi Harpaz conducted the scores for many later second and third season episodes.

With Jan-Michael Vincent, Ernest Borgnine, Alex Cord, Jean Bruce Scott, Jan Tříska, David Hemmings, ...

Hitler: The Rise of Evil(2003)

1h 28min per episode | Drama, War & Politics
3.3/5 (with 25 votes)

This biopic profiles history's most spectacular madman, tracing his journey from humble roots to complete mastery of Germany.

Manhattan(2014)

TV-14
| 43min per episode | Drama, War & Politics
3.7/5 (with 24 votes)

Set against the backdrop of the greatest clandestine race against time in the history of science with the mission to build the world's first atomic bomb in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Flawed scientists and their families attempt to co-exist in a world where secrets and lies infiltrate every aspect of their lives.

The World at War(1973)

1h per episode | War & Politics, Documentary, Drama
4.1/5 (with 24 votes)

The World at War is a 26-episode British television documentary series chronicling the events of the Second World War. At the time of its completion in 1973 it was the most expensive series ever made, costing £900,000. It was produced by Jeremy Isaacs, narrated by Laurence Olivier and includes a score composed by Carl Davis. A book, The World at War, was written by Mark Arnold-Forster, and released in 1973, to accompany the TV series. Since production was completed, The World at War has attracted acclaim and is now regarded as a landmark in British television history. Following the time of its completion, and as the Second World War remained fresh in many people's minds, the producer Jeremy Isaacs was considered ahead of his time in resurrecting studies of military history. The series focused on, among other things, portrayal of the devastating human experiences of the conflict; how life and death throughout the war years affected soldiers, sailors and airmen, civilians, the tragic victims of tyranny and concentration camp inmates.

SEAL Team(2017)

TV-14
| 43min per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama, War & Politics
3.4/5 (with 24 votes)

The lives of the elite Navy Seals as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high-stakes missions our country can ask.

With David Boreanaz, Max Thieriot, Neil Brown, Jr., A. J. Buckley, Toni Trucks, Jessica Paré, ...

House of Cards(1990)

50min per episode | Drama, War & Politics
4.2/5 (with 23 votes)

Charming chief whip Frances Urquhart plots revenge against his colleagues.

Hogan's Heroes(1965)

25min per episode | War & Politics, Comedy
3.7/5 (with 22 votes)

Hogan's Heroes is an American television sitcom that ran for 168 episodes from September 17, 1965, to July 4, 1971, on the CBS network. The show was set in a German prisoner of war camp during World War II. Bob Crane starred as Colonel Robert E. Hogan, coordinating an international crew of Allied prisoners running a Special Operations group from the camp. Werner Klemperer played Colonel Wilhelm Klink, the commandant of the camp, and John Banner was the inept sergeant-of-the-guard, Hans Schultz. The series was popular during its six-season run. In 2013, creators Bernard Fein through his estate and Albert S. Ruddy acquired the sequel and other separate rights to Hogan's Heroes from Mark Cuban through arbitration and a movie based on the show has been planned.

With Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer, John Banner, Robert Clary, Richard Dawson, Ivan Dixon, ...

Boss(2011)

TV-MA
| 55min per episode | Drama, War & Politics
3.9/5 (with 22 votes)

Boss is an American political drama television serial created by Farhad Safinia. The series stars Kelsey Grammer as Tom Kane, the mayor of Chicago, who has recently been diagnosed with dementia with Lewy bodies, a degenerative neurological disorder.

SIX(2017)

TV-MA
| 45min per episode | War & Politics, Drama, Crime, Action & Adventure
3.6/5 (with 20 votes)

Action drama series inspired by the real missions of Navy SEAL Team Six.

With Barry Sloane, Kyle Schmid, Juan Pablo Raba, Walton Goggins

VICE(2013)

TV-MA
| 30min per episode | Documentary, News, War & Politics
3.5/5 (with 20 votes)

Vice is a documentary TV-series created and hosted by Shane Smith of Vice magazine. Produced by Bill Maher, it uses CNN journalist Fareed Zakaria as a consultant, and covers topics such as political assassinations, young weapons manufacturers, and child suicide bombers using an immersionist style of documentary filmmaking. It aired on HBO in April 2013. Rolling Stone wrote that the show "feels a little like your buddy from the bar just happened to be wandering through eastern Afghanistan with a camera crew."

Medici: Masters of Florence(2016)

1h per episode | Drama, War & Politics
4.0/5 (with 17 votes)

The story of the Medici family of Florence, their ascent from simple merchants to power brokers sparking an economic and cultural revolution. Along the way, they also accrue a long list of powerful enemies.

Napoleon(2002)

1h 30min per episode | Drama, War & Politics
3.6/5 (with 15 votes)

The life of Napoleon Bonaparte.

Apocalypse: The Second World War(2009)

TV-PG
| 50min per episode | War & Politics, Documentary
4.1/5 (with 13 votes)

A six-part French documentary about the Second World War composed exclusively of actual footage of the war as filmed by war correspondents, soldiers, resistance fighters and private citizens. The series is shown in color, with the black and white footage being fully colorized, save for some original color footage. The only exception to the treatment are most Holocaust scenes, which are presented in the original black and white.

The Saboteurs(2015)

45min per episode | Drama, War & Politics
3.8/5 (with 13 votes)

When the Nazis secure a heavy water plant to realize their plan to create an atomic bomb, the Norwegian Allies struggle to sabotage the operation.

Directed by Per-Olav Sørensen - With Espen Reboli Bjerke, Frank Kjosås, Espen Klouman Høiner, Rolf Kristian Larsen, Søren Pilmark, Christian Rubeck, ...

Operation Petticoat(1977)

3.6/5 (with 11 votes)

During World War II, a Navy officer commands a pink sub with a crew of five rescued Army nurses and a combat-phobic supply officer in this series based on the 1959 movie starring Cary Grant and Tony Curtis. Curtis's daughter Jamie Lee played one of the nurses (her first recurring role on network TV). First aired in 1977

Diriliş: Ertuğrul(2014)

3.7/5 (with 11 votes)

Ertuğrul Bey and the Knights Templar in the 13th century Alba and step and step with the struggle against brutal Mongols depicts the process of establishing the Ottoman principality.

Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo(2016)

3.6/5 (with 10 votes)

Scarlet Heart: Ryeo is the remake of Chinese drama Bu Bu Jing Xin that stars IU as a woman who gets time-warped back to the Goryeo dynasty, and becomes involved with a very large family of princes, some of whom are vying for the throne, or her affections, or both.

Colditz(2005)

1h 30min per episode | Drama, War & Politics
3.2/5 (with 10 votes)

Three British officers form a bond as they flee a POW camp at the beginning of World War II.

Moonlight Drawn by Clouds(2016)

3.2/5 (with 10 votes)

Hong Ra On, disguises herself as a man and counsels men on dating. Due to a love letter she wrote for a client, she meets Lee Young - future Crown Prince Hyomyeong. Hong Ra On is unaware that he is the Crown Prince and Lee Young is unaware that Hong Ra On is a woman. The Crown Prince becomes interested in Hong Ra On. His eunuchs become aware of this and attempt to get Hong Ra On to become one of them.

Secret City(2016)

1h per episode | Drama, War & Politics
3.3/5 (with 9 votes)

Beneath the placid facade of Canberra, amidst rising tension between China and America, senior political journalist Harriet Dunkley uncovers a secret city of interlocked conspiracies, putting innocent lives in danger including her own.

Seventeen Moments of Spring(1973)

1h 10min per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama, War & Politics
3.8/5 (with 8 votes)

A Soviet spy is tasked with disrupting the negotiations between Karl Wolff and Allen Dulles taking place in Switzerland, aimed at forging a separate peace between Germany and the Western Allies.

The Long Road Home(2017)

TV-MA
| 47min per episode | War & Politics
3.7/5 (with 8 votes)

Relive a heroic fight for survival during the Iraq War, when the 1st Cavalry Division from Fort Hood was ferociously ambushed on April 4, 2004, in Sadr City, Baghdad — a day that came to be known in military annals as “Black Sunday.”

House of Saddam(2008)

TV-MA
| 1h per episode | War & Politics, Drama
3.4/5 (with 7 votes)

The intimate world of Saddam Hussein and his closest inner circle is in this gripping four-part drama that charts the rise and fall of one of the most significant political figures in recent history.

Seven Seconds(2018)

55min per episode | Crime, Drama, News, War & Politics
4.1/5 (with 7 votes)

Tensions run high between African American citizens and Caucasian cops in Jersey City when a teenage African American boy is critically injured by a cop.

The Winds of War(1983)

2h 6min per episode | War & Politics, Drama
3.5/5 (with 7 votes)

The Winds of War is a 1983 miniseries that follows the book of the same name by Herman Wouk. Just as in the book, in addition to the lives of the Henry and Jastrow families, much time in the miniseries is devoted to the major global events of this period. Adolf Hitler and the German military staff with the fictitious general von Roon as a major character is a prominent subplot of the miniseries. Winds of War also includes segments of documentary footage narrated by William Woodson to explain major events and important characters. According to the DVD-featurette "From Novel to Television," The Winds of War became a smashing television success, and a US national television event as never seen before. It was followed by a sequel War and Remembrance in 1988, also directed by Dan Curtis.