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| 55min per episode | Drama, Action & Adventure, Crime, War & Politics
3.7/5 (with 462 votes)

CIA officer Carrie Mathison is tops in her field despite being bipolar, which makes her volatile and unpredictable. With the help of her long-time mentor Saul Berenson, Carrie fearlessly risks everything, including her personal well-being and even sanity, at every turn.

Designated Survivor(2016)

| 42min per episode | Drama, War & Politics
3.7/5 (with 154 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, ...


| 25min per episode | War & Politics, Drama, Comedy
3.9/5 (with 111 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.

Directed by Robert Altman - With Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, McLean Stevenson, Loretta Swit, Larry Linville, Gary Burghoff, ...


32min per episode | Comedy, War & Politics
3.9/5 (with 72 votes)

Blackadder is the name that encompassed four series of a BBC 1 period British sitcom, along with several one-off instalments. All television episodes starred Rowan Atkinson as anti-hero Edmund Blackadder and Tony Robinson as Blackadder's dogsbody, Baldrick. Each series was set in a different historical period with the two protagonists accompanied by different characters, though several reappear in one series or another, for example Melchett and Lord Flashheart. The first series titled The Black Adder was written by Richard Curtis and Rowan Atkinson, while subsequent episodes were written by Curtis and Ben Elton. The shows were produced by John Lloyd. In 2000 the fourth series, Blackadder Goes Forth, ranked at 16 in the "100 Greatest British Television Programmes", a list created by the British Film Institute. Also in the 2004 TV poll to find "Britain's Best Sitcom", Blackadder was voted the second-best British sitcom of all time, topped by Only Fools and Horses. It was also ranked as the 20th-best TV show of all time by Empire magazine.

The Boat(1985)

51min per episode | Drama, War & Politics
4.1/5 (with 48 votes)

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

Directed by Wolfgang Petersen


1h per episode | Drama, War & Politics
3.4/5 (with 38 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.

TURN: Washington's Spies(2014)

| 42min per episode | Drama, War & Politics
3.9/5 (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, ...

SEAL Team(2017)

| 43min per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama, War & Politics
3.4/5 (with 35 votes)

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

'Allo 'Allo!(1982)

30min per episode | Comedy, War & Politics
3.9/5 (with 33 votes)

'Allo 'Allo! is a British sitcom broadcast on BBC One from 1982 to 1992 comprising eighty-five episodes. It is a parody of another BBC programme, the wartime drama Secret Army. 'Allo, 'Allo! was created by David Croft, who also wrote the theme music, and Jeremy Lloyd. Lloyd and Croft wrote the first six series. The remaining series were written by Lloyd and Paul Adam. The show tells the fictitious story of Rene Artois, a café owner in a small town in Nazi occupied France, who reluctantly helps the French resistance in their various schemes, the main of which is to help hide British airmen from the Germans. At the same time, he has to hide artefacts such as famous paintings for the German soldiers who frequent his café, while trying to keep his affairs with his waitresses secret from his wife. The comedy is a combination of wordplay, farce, slapstick, and sexual innuendo. Unlike most sitcoms, the episodes build on previous ones, requiring viewers to watch the series chronologically in order to fully understand the plot. In 2004, 'Allo 'Allo came 13th in Britain's Best Sitcom. A reunion special, comprising new material, archive clips and specially recorded interviews, was broadcast on 28 April 2007 on BBC Two.

Directed by David Croft, Susan Belbin, Richard Boden, Mike Stephens - With Gorden Kaye, Richard Marner, Carmen Silvera, Guy Siner, Rose Hill, Vicki Michelle, ...


| 45min per episode | War & Politics, Drama, Crime, Action & Adventure
3.6/5 (with 32 votes)

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

Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan(2018)

| 1h per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama, War & Politics
3.9/5 (with 31 votes)

When CIA analyst Jack Ryan stumbles upon a suspicious series of bank transfers his search for answers pulls him from the safety of his desk job and catapults him into a deadly game of cat and mouse throughout Europe and the Middle East, with a rising terrorist figurehead preparing for a massive attack against the US and her allies.

Hitler: The Rise of Evil(2003)

1h 28min per episode | Drama, War & Politics
3.4/5 (with 31 votes)

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


43min per episode | Action & Adventure, War & Politics
3.4/5 (with 31 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, ...

House of Cards(1990)

50min per episode | Drama, War & Politics
4.2/5 (with 26 votes)

Charming chief whip Frances Urquhart plots revenge against his colleagues.

Directed by Paul Seed - With Ian Richardson, Susannah Harker, David Lyon, Diane Fletcher, James Villiers, Colin Jeavons, ...


| 43min per episode | Drama, War & Politics
3.7/5 (with 25 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 25 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.

Hogan's Heroes(1965)

25min per episode | War & Politics, Comedy
3.8/5 (with 23 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, ...


| 1h per episode | Crime, Drama, War & Politics
4.3/5 (with 22 votes)

A troubled war veteran is assigned to protect a controversial politician who may be the target of a terror plot.

With Keeley Hawes, Richard Madden, Tom Brooke, Stuart Bowman


| 30min per episode | Documentary, News, War & Politics
3.6/5 (with 22 votes)

A documentary news series with a taboo-breaking team who deliver incredible news stories from around the world.


| 55min per episode | Drama, War & Politics
4.1/5 (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.

Medici: Masters of Florence(2016)

1h per episode | Drama, War & Politics
4.0/5 (with 20 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.

Directed by Sergio Mimica-Gezzan - With Richard Madden, Dustin Hoffman


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

The life of Napoleon Bonaparte.

Directed by Yves Simoneau

Apocalypse: The Second World War(2009)

| 50min per episode | War & Politics, Documentary
4.3/5 (with 14 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, ...

Diriliş: Ertuğrul(2014)

3.7/5 (with 12 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.

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


1h 30min per episode | Drama, War & Politics
3.2/5 (with 11 votes)

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

Directed by Stuart Orme - With Damian Lewis, Tom Hardy, Sophia Myles, James Fox, Jason Priestley, Guy Henry, ...

Love in the Moonlight(2016)

3.4/5 (with 11 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.

Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo(2016)

3.6/5 (with 11 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.

Directed by Kim Kyu-tae

Secret City(2016)

1h per episode | Drama, War & Politics
3.2/5 (with 11 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.

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