List with all known World War 2 themed mini-series and television series which were produced. Click on a series title to find more information and media about that particular series.
Disclaimer: We still have to add various World War 2 mini-series and television series, so the list is still incomplete. Also we’re looking for reviews, synopsis, press releases, stills, trailers (free to use) and other interesting information or facts about any of the below series, if you can help, please contact us. Small update, I’ve decided to create a new World War 1 themed list, so this will be exclusive to World War 2 themed series.
Last updated: May 31, 2019
This series chronicled the adventures, in the air and on the ground, of the men of the 918th Bombardment Group of the U.S. Eighth Air Force. First commanded by irascible General Frank Savage, and later by Colonel Joe Gallagher, the son of a Pentagon General. The group is stationed in England, and flies long-range bombing missions into German-held Europe.
‘Allo ‘Allo (1982)
War, Comedy TV-Series – 9 Seasons (1982-1992)
A Family At War (1970)
War, Drama TV-Series – 3 Seasons (1970-1972)
The lower middle class Ashton family of the city of Liverpool deal with life on the home front during the Second World War.
A Town Like Alice (1981)
War, Drama, Romance Mini-Series – 1 Season – (1981)
Set against the brutal chaos of World War II, a love story begins that will take two lovers through a living nightmare of captivity, across three continents and two decades. From the steamy jungles of Malaya to the dusty and desolate outback of Australia. Based on Nevil Shute’s international bestselling novel A TOWN LIKE ALICE follows the lives of Jean Paget and Joe Harman. Meeting in Malaya – she an attractive young English captive and he a cheerful Australian POW tortured for a simple act of kindness. Separated first by their captors then by the distance of passing years, the two are finally reunited in the rugged outback of Australia-to face a challenge every bit as demanding as their wartime trials.
Above and Beyond (2006)
War, Drama Mini-Series – 1 Season – (2006)
True Story about the Atlantic Ferry Operation during World War II.
World War II. Nazi-occupied Ukraine. Germans set up a camp called “Hope”, a site of medical experiments on children. Twins are designated as experimental subjects. So when one of the twins, Petya, escapes from the camp, the Germans raise an alarm, trying to find the runaway. The life of the entire village turns to hell: partisans need to consider their hide-outs with extreme prudence, locals are suffering from inspections and local police are doing their best to find the escapee.
The plot reveals Petya’s life as well as a love story of a young couple. Under the constant threat of death, deceived and desperate, the characters will display an immense capacity for resistance.
Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001)
War, Drama, Biography Mini-Series – 1 Season – (2001)
The life of Anne Frank and her family from 1939 to 1945: pre-war fears, invasion of Netherlands by German troops, hiding in Amsterdam, deportation to the camps, return of Anne’s father.
Band of Brothers (2001)
War, Drama, Action Mini-Series – 1 Season – (2001)
The story of Easy Company of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division, and their mission in World War II Europe, from Operation Overlord, through V-J Day.
Based on the true story of Kasym Kaysenov, a famous Soviet scout and officer of special reconnaissance, a national hero of Kazakhstan and a man of exceptional bravey, who fought on the grounds of Ukraine during World War II.
It’s summer of 1942. The Germans are planning a massive operations against the Soviet lands, and Kasym is tasked with destroying enemy fuel storage depots. As his entire subversion group is demised, Kasym filnds himself alone behind the enemy lines. In this life and death situation Kasym manages to complete his mission with the help of local civilians.
Baa Baa Black Sheep (1976)
War, Drama, Action TV-Series – 2 Seasons – (1976-1978)
The dramatized World War II adventures of U.S. Major Gregory “Pappy” Boyington and his U.S. Marine Attack Squadron 214. (The Black Sheep Squadron).
This series follows a German boys involvement in the Hitler Youth (Hitlerjugend) during the pre World War 2 years.
Bomb Girls (2012)
War, Drama TV-Series – 2 Seasons – (2012-2014)
Set in the 1940s, Bomb Girls tells the remarkable stories of the women who risked their lives in a munitions factory building bombs for the Allied forces fighting on the European front. The series delves into the lives of these exceptional women from all walks of life – peers, friends and rivals – who find themselves thrust into new worlds and changed profoundly as they are liberated from their home and social restrictions.
Comedy TV-Series – 1 Season – (1964-1965)
Lt. Anne Morgan and her fellow Waves are posted to the backwater station on Ranakai, much to the displeasure of Commander Adrian. So his South Seas idyll, including gourmet cook, isn’t disrupted has Adrian scheming to transfer the women.
Cambridge Spies (2003)
Drama Mini-Series – 1 Season – (2003)
The true story of a group of Cambridge University Students who are recruited to spy for the Soviet Union in the early 1930s. The group was known as the Cambridge Spy Rin, Cambridge Four, Cambridge Five and Magnificent Five.
War, Drama TV-Series – 1 Season – (1983)
Pre-quel to Casablanca (1942)
Drama, Music, Romance Mini-series – 1 Season – (2001)
Changi follows the story of six young Australian mates who go to war. They land in Singapore in 1942, just in time for the surrender. They are marched off to Changi prison camp along with 15,000 others. Together, the six boys struggle to survive three and a half years of incarceration.
Close to the Enemy (2016)
War, Drama Mini-Series – 1 Season – (2016)
Set in a bomb damaged London hotel during the aftermath of World War II “Close to the Enemy” is a thriller that follows British intelligence officer Captain Callum Ferguson. His last task for the Army is to ensure that Dieter, a captured German Scientist develops cutting edge jet engine technology for the British. Such expertise is becoming vital to Britain as they try to maintain any kind of superiority in the emerging Cold War. Callum employs unorthodox methods in his attempt to convince Dieter to work for the British, eventually developing a friendship with him. A friendship which becomes threatened as those around him believe that Dieter may have stood by as innocents in labour camps perished under the rule of the Nazi party.
War, Drama TV-Series – 2 Seasons – (1972-1974)
The prisoners in Colditz Castle make many attempts to escape captivity from the arrival of the first British prisoners after Dunkirk in 1940 until the liberation of the castle by the Americans in 1945. Colditz was a “special” camp, designed by the Nazis to hold high-risk and politically important prisoners.
Come in Spinner (1990)
Drama Mini-Series – 1 Season – (1990)
Sydney’s social upheaval in 1944 includes the effects of the war and the influx of American soldiers. In this world of chance three women play for the highest stakes – survival, security and love.
Drama series about the Dunbar and Carey-Lewis families, before, during and after World War 2.
Czterej pancerni i pies (1966)
War, Adventure TV-Series – 3 Seasons – (1966-1970)
War, Drama, Romance Mini-Series – 1 Season – (1986)
An industrialist meets the wife of a French ambassador on a transatlantic voyage to Europe. As time and the war progresses, she returns to America when Paris becomes occupied by the Nazis and again encounters the industrialist. An affair ensues. Meanwhile, her husband is rumored to be a Nazi collaborator, but whose side is he really working for?
Danger UXB (1979)
Drama, Action – 1 Season – (1979)
Brian Ash is a young lieutenant who is assigned to a UXB unit in the early days of World War II. UXB (UneXploded Bomb) is the signal that an aerial bomb has not exploded. Ash’s job is to deactivate German bombs, some of which have fuses specifically designed to kill him.
Das Boot (1985)
War, Drama, Thriller Mini-Series – 1 Season – (1985-1987)
“Das Boot” is based on the 1973 novel by Lothar-Gunther Buchheim and depicts the story of the German U-96 submarine and its u-boat crew during the early days of World War 2. As the new Lieutenant Werner discovers the life at sea, he discovers the harsh reality of the u-boat crew’s life, to be constantly watching and avoiding enemy ships whilst on a terrifying patrol mission. Das Boot is told from the German perspective, the crew aboard U-96 are portrayed in a hopeless life-and-death struggle coping with endless hours of loneliness and desperation, giving way to terror when confronted by the enemy.
Das Boot (2018)
War, Drama, Thriller – 2 Seasons – (2018-2019)
War, Docudrama – 1 Season – (1993)
War, Docudrama – 1 Season – (2004)
A dramatized documentary about the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk in May 1940.
A reporter, Bjarn Madsen, is drawn into the dark side of post-war Copenhagen, filled with corrupt police, as he attempts to uncover a crime syndicate on an unprecedented level.
Enemy at the Door (1978)
War, Drama TV-Series – 2 Seasons – (1978-1980)
A compelling drama series about life in the British Channel Islands under German occupation during World War II; passionate battles against restraint, pragmatic struggles with principle and internal conflicts rage as fiercely as those on the battlefield. Ultimately, both sides find they are compromised as much by the actions of their compatriots as they are by the enemy that is always at the door.
Eyes of Dawn also known as Yeo-myoung-eui Noon-dong-ja & Years of Upheaval (1991)
During the Japanese control of Korea during WWII and before, they used Korea women as prostitutes for their Military Officers and Korean men as grunt soldiers to fight in the trenches during the war with the USA.
Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond (2014)
Drama, Romance, Biography – 1 Season – (2014)
A look at the 007 creator, Ian Fleming, and his early life set against the permissive society of World War II-torn London. London, 1939, Ian Fleming is an irresponsible playboy living in the shadow of his dead war hero father, his successful author brother and his domineering mother. When the Second World War breaks out, Ian suddenly finds himself with a job in Naval Intelligence.
Fortunes of War (1987)
Guy Pringle and his new wife, Harriet, are members of the English community in Bucharest, Romania on the eve of World War II. After the war begins, they cross paths with diplomats, literary types, spies, penniless royals, gays and lesbians, as they flee before the advancing Germany armies to Athens and then to Cairo.
Foyle’s War (2002)
Crime, Drama TV-Series – 8 Seasons – (2002-2015)
From Here to Eternity (1979)
Heimat – Eine deutsche Chronik (1984)
The village of Schabbach experiences the shifting fortunes of Germany from 1919 to 1982.
Hidden Children also known as La fuga degli innocenti (2004)
Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003)
War, Drama, Biography Mini-Series – 1 Season – (2003)
Home also known as Hui Jia (2012)
War, Drama TV-Series – 1 Season – (2012)
Vic Zhou plays a Taiwanese medic in World War II who was deployed to China as a Japanese military doctor. He endured much internal turmoil as his allegiance was split between his Japanese ruler and his Chinese ancestry. At the end of the war, a Chinese general saved him from being executed with the rest of Japanese soldiers. Ever since his rescue, he had been searching for a way to get back home. Back to Taiwan.
Home Fires (2015)
War, Drama TV-Series- 2 Seasons – (2015-2016)
Drama following a group of inspirational women in a rural Cheshire community with the shadow of World War II casting a dark cloud over their lives.
How I Unleashed World War II also known as Jak rozpetalem druga wojne swiatowa (1970)
Minsk, 1970. A formal meeting takes place to discuss awarding The Young Communist League of the Byelorussian SSR with the special Order. Maria Arkhipova, now an elderly woman, occupies an honourable seat on the panel, young and over-confident Galina Pomazan, whose heroic and impressive wartime record means she has the privilege of opening the meeting. The officer of the State Security Service who is chairing the meeting wants to prevent an encounter between Maria and Galina, which he believes could stir up the past with serious ramifications.
Indeed, during Galina’s dramatic recounting of the execution of the Byelorussian people by German hangman, Gauleiter Wilhelm Kraube (based on the Nazi Wilhelm Kube), Maria can no longer suppress her anger and challenges Galina. She believes that there must be another version of events that explains Kraube’s death from the official account on record. These two women and sisters in arms, must put their differences aside if they are to find out the truth. But its secrets are closely guarded, and exposing a cover-up will not be eas
Ike: The War Years (1979)
During World War II, General Dwight D. Eisenhower serves as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe. On a personal level, he has an extramarital affair with his driver Kay Summersby.
Island at War (2004)
War, Drama Mini-Series – 1 Season – (2004)
Set during the occupation of the Channel Islands, on the fictional St. Gregory Island, during World War II. The story shows how Island life changed overnight after a German invasion. Islanders were restricted to walking and cycling, town names were changed to German names, clocks were set to continental time, and no society could meet without the permission of German High Command. The focus is on three families, the Dorrs, the Jonases and the Mahys, as they struggle on with day to day life under the restrictive new system.
Jenny’s War (1985)
This fact-based story follows a woman who launches a rescue of her Royal Air Force pilot son, who was shot down over Germany in 1941. Getting no help from the underground, she sets up her own rescue mission.
Karol, un uomo diventato Papa also known as Karol: A Man Who Became Pope (2005)
The life of the pope John-Paul II, from his youth as a writer, actor, and athlete in war-torn occupied Poland to his election as Pope at the age of 58.
In the years after World War II, the tables have turned: ambitious, cruel Gestapo-officer Ludwig Kessler, the most implacable hunter of every opponent to the Third Reich, can no longer deny its rule is militarily annihilated by the Allies. He must now flee himself as he is a war criminal accused of the torture and execution of numerous victims. He manages to get away with a fortune and starts a new life as a businessman, still hoping for another rise of the master race to power, in which his part should be even more prominent, from a (neo-)fascist colony in Paraguay. Meanwhile, Albert Foiret and some of his former Lifeline colleagues play a part in the hunt for the former master-hunter.
Konvoy PQ-17 (2004)
War, Drama Mini-Series – 1 Season – (2004)
June 27, 1942. From Reykjavik to Arkhangelsk went convoy which has received the code name: PQ-17. The way for the ships with cargoes for Russia laid through northern Atlantic where they were awaited by a chilling wind, storming sea and fatal attacks of German submarines and bombers. But the main threat represented German battleship Tirpitz, according to one of the messages which occurrence has forced English Admiralty to give an order on tap of the ships of covering, and to carriers – to disperse and to break on one by one, relying only on the success, courage and bravery of the seamen.
Krasnaya kapella (2004)
War TV-Series – 1 Season – (2004)
World War II, Paris. The head of a large trading company with branches throughout Europe is Jean Gilbert (pseudonym of Leopold Trepper) – Scout No. 1, organizer and leader of the Soviet intelligence network in Western Europe during World War II, known as the “Red Chapel”. The unofficial title of Leopold Trepper “Scout No. 1” is recognized by all the special services of the world. The spy network created by him is to this day considered the most effective, and its whole story is a ready-made screenplay, where numerous radio operators actually called themselves “pianists”, and their boss “conductor.” The materials of the Gestapo network called “Red Chapel”. Of the 1,500 radiograms transmitted, the Nazis managed to intercept only two hundred. The data obtained in the Soviet Union from Leopold Trepper, influenced the outcome of key battles, including the Battle of Stalingrad.
The German detective Karl Giering doesn’t suppose that the man he has been searching for for many years is his neighbor. Gilbert and Giering are not only neighbors, they are even friends, and walking their dogs together on the banks of the Seine. Giering is mortally ill. Doctors gave him half a year. He has already lived three times and is well aware that in this world he is only because the “conductor” has not yet been caught …
War, Drama Mini-Series – 1 Season – (2014)
Winter of 1941 in the besieged city of Leningrad, Soviet counterintelligence learns that the Germans are preparing a diversion on the “Road of Life” – the only way in which food and other goods are delivered to the city. Most likely, the saboteur is one of the drivers of the “lorry” working on the frozen Lake Ladoga. Find and stop the enemy should the captain of the NKVD Sergienko …”
Land Girls (2009)
Drama TV-Series – 3 Seasons – (2009-2011)
Follow the lives, loves and highs and lows of four members of the Women’s Land Army who are working at the Hoxley Estate during World War II.
The series is dedicated to one of the most tragic pages of the Second World War – the 900-day blockade of Leningrad, which lasted from September 8, 1941 to January 27, 1944. The time of action is November 1941. Monuments and majestic domes of cathedrals besieged by the Germans of Leningrad are tightened with a camouflage net, buildings are destroyed, trams are thrown. The supply of food to the city is almost interrupted. The only connection with the Great Land is the road through Lake Ladoga, on which the lives of 2,887,000 people depend.
Lili & Marleen (1994)
Spring 1945, just before Germany’s zero hour. In Tannbach, a fanatical band of Nazi soldiers stages one last murderous attack on their fellow citizens before the arrival of the Americans, who finally end the war. It is an uneasy peace, however, that collapses when the Russian troops arrive. Both superpowers claim Tannbach for themselves in this miniature version of the dawn of the Cold War.
The war generation gradually begins shifting into the postwar generation. And the town of Tannbach awaits its great moment on the world’s stage. Spanning approx. 10 years, from the end of the war to the building of the Wall, this story relates the fate of Tannbach, a town cut in two by democracy and communism.
Everybody has something to hide, change or forget here. Everybody wants to reshape their biography. Everybody – except, perhaps, 16-year-old Baroness Anna von Striesow, who is revolted by the horrors committed by the Nazis and who now wants to give a new world order a chance: Communism, at the side of the young man she loves, the refugee Friedrich.
Over the years, Anna and Friedrich begin to lose their footing among the swirling maze of incorrigible and denazified Nazis, idealistic socialists and revanchist communists, humanity and inhumanity –all crowned by the ultimate absurdity of a carelessly drawn border between East and West Germany running through the middle of the town.
Inspired by the true events spanning the years 1945 to 1961, “Line of Separation” brings into play a range of destinies – perpetrators, victims, opportunists, winners and losers – who emerged from Generation War only to find themselves trapped in a new and potentially more devastating conflict, the Cold War…
War, Drama – 2 Seasons – (2014-2015)
Men and Beast also known as Lyudi i zveri (1962)
The plot is based on the dramatic fate of the Soviet officer Alexei Pavlov. Once captured during World War II and among the displaced persons, the hero did not immediately decide to return to the USSR. Having traveled in a foreign land, Alexey returned to his homeland and, not finding sympathy and understanding among his relatives, hunted down by fear for their destinies, went to Zaporizhia, where he met with random fellow travelers who were traveling from Moscow to the south. Doctor Anna Andreevna and her daughter Tanya were the first to whom Alexey Pavlov told about his ordeals.
Monsignor Renard (2000)
Mussolini: The Untold Story (1985)
Mussolini and I (1985)
A compelling drama and documentary chronicling the life and death of Il Duce (Bob Hoskins), from his days as a terrorist, to his alliance with Hitler, to the betrayal of his son-in-law, and untimely demise.
My Mother and Other Strangers (2016)
War, Drama, Romance Mini-Series – 1 Season – (2016-2017)
In 1943, the Coyne family and their neighbours struggle to maintain a normal life after a US Army Air Force base is set up in the middle of their rural parish.
Nancy Wake (1987)
War, Drama Mini-Series – 1 Season – (1987)
The remarkable true story of Australia’s wartime legend the ‘White Mouse’
Någonstans i Sverige (1973)
In the end of 1939 the Soviet Union attacks Finland. In Sweden 100,000 men are quickly drafted to guard the northeastern border. Men, who have almost no military training, are suddenly expected to behave as full-fledged soldiers. In one of the units we find 107 Andersson, 111 ‘Loffe’ and a bunch of men with nicknames as ‘Morsgrisen’ and Stora Norrland. After some months the war in Finland is over, but World War II continues and the unit moves to the western border of Sweden, where the men have to stay for many years to come. Sweden is not at war, but some of the men are frightened that the Nazis will one day attack also this country.
The years passes by without much drama. There are some confrontations with German soldiers on the other side of the border, but the problems the men in the unit encounter are mainly of a more social nature. The young staff sergeant develops a liaison with a woman in a nearby village although he is already engaged with a girl back home, and in Stockholm ‘Loffe’s’ wife gets entangled in a sexual affair with a rich black-marketeer. When the war ends in May 1945 the men in the unit have been together for more than five years, but they never meet again.
Ne pokiday menya (“Don’t Leave Me”) (2014)
War Mini-Series – 1 Season – (2014)
To accomplish a particularly important task, the veteran reconnaissance officer Captain Mikhasyov receives a special reconnaissance group of four fighters under his command. Only these fighters are … young girls. These yesterday’s schoolgirls have to penetrate the communications center of the enemy army and paralyze its work, ensuring the success of the offensive operation of the Soviet troops.
On 8th October 1941, Stalin issued a secret order forming a female aviation unit. Known later as the 46th “Taman” Guards Night Bomber Aviation Regiment, a unit like this had never existed before. Their operational record began at the Salsk Steppes and the Don battles and ended in Nazi Germany. Flying PO-2 night bombers or ‘mules’, these brave female pilots flew harassment bombing and precision bombing missions, which successfully destroyed the enemy’s river crossings, fortifications, machinery and manpower. The regiment flew over 23,000 sorties and is said to have dropped 3,000 tons of bombs. The most highly decorated female unit in the Soviet Air Force, each pilot had flown over 1000 missions by the end of the war with twenty-three pilots awarded the Hero of the Soviet Union. Fighting with equal bravery and skill as their male counterparts earned them the name ‘Night Swallows’ by the Germans.
Ofitserskie zheny (“Officers’Wives”) (2015)
Drama TV-Series – 1 Season – (2015)
Once an Eagle (1976)
The story of two Army officers, one a ruthless, career-obsessed schemer, the other his exact opposite, and their personal and professional lives from the end of World War I to the beginning of Vietnam.
Biography of the American physicist who led the U.S. effort to develop the atomic bomb during World War II, only to find himself suspected as a security risk in the 1950s because of his increasing ambivalence about the effect of his life’s work.
Orde Wingate (1976)
The story of Major-General Orde Wingate, creator of the British Army’s Chindits.
Parshivye ovtsy (2010)
The story is set during the World War II. Seven prisoners manage to escape from the penitentiary and hide in a small village forsaken of God and men. Soon after they respire, they face a new hardship – a German subversive group appears near the village. And as the fate decree, the former ‘enemies’ of the Motherland turn into its fierce defenders. War mutilates lives of millions of people, but sometimes it is the war that makes even the most thorough scoundrel in the world to remember that he is also a man.
Perlasca, un eroe italiano (2002) also known as Perlasca: The Courage of a Just Man
Piece of Cake (1988)
Stories of the men of the RAF Hornet Squadron during the early days of World War II.
Private Schulz (1981)
Drama, Crime, Comedy -TV-Series – 1 Season – (1981)
World War II, Germany. The Germans have a plan to destroy the British economy by flooding the country with forged £5 notes. Private Schult is coerced into organizing a gang of unwilling volunteers.
Privet ot Katyushi (2013)
Russian mini-series, translated as “Greetings from Katyusha”
Pursuit also known as Twist of Fate (1989)
SS-Lieutenant Colonel Helmut Von Schreader conceives an unusual plan to escape the aftermath of the Second World War by disguising himself as a Jewish Concentration Camp victim. Under the alias of Ben Grossman, Von Schreader is liberated from the camps and immigrates to Palestine where he joins the Zionist movement. Twenty five years later, living as a hero of Israel and a General in the Israeli Army, the underground SS organization ODESSA locates Von Schreader and orders to him to again serve the cause of the Third Reich.
War, Drama Mini-Series – 1 Season – (2014)
A young woman finds out that her mother worked as a spy for the British Secret Service during World War II and has been on the run ever since.
Röd snö (1985)
November 1942. Young Norwegian Anne Eriksen returns to a small boarding-house in Dalsland, Sweden near the Norwegian border, where she has spent the summers during her childhood. The boarding-house is run by Ruth Lind and her helpful but unfortunate son Evert. It is very close to the German occupied Norway and the surroundings are far from peaceful and quiet. Who should you trust, who should you distrust?
Secret Agent X-9 (1945)
American, Chinese and Australian agents join forces to stop the Nazis from obtaining the formula for synthetic fuel.
Secret Army (1977)
During World War II, a Belgian resistance movement called Lifeline, based in Brussels, organises the return of Allied airmen who have been shot down by the Luftwaffe to the United Kingdom.
Seventeen Moments of Spring also known as Semnadtsat mgnoveniy vesny (1973)
A 1973 Soviet twelve-part television series, directed by Tatyana Lioznova and based on the novel of the same title by Yulian Semyonov. The series portrays the exploits of Maxim Isaev, a Soviet spy operating in Nazi Germany under the name Max Otto von Stierlitz, depicted by Vyacheslav Tikhonov. Stierlitz 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 series is considered the most successful Soviet espionage thriller ever made, and is one of the most popular television series in Russian history.
Schicksalsjahre also known as Shades of Happiness (2011)
Sibiriada also known as Siberiade (1979)
The story about a very small god-forgotten village in Siberia reflects the history of Russia from the beginning of the century till early 80s. Three generations try to find the land of happiness and to give it to the people. One builds the road through taiga to the star over horizon, the second ‘build communism’ and the third searches for oil. The oil is found but the destruction of the old cemetry and everything the people of the village cared for followed to get the ‘black treasure’ of Siberia.
Small Island (2009)
Sneg i pepel (2015)
The Soviet Union, 1942. The Germans are about to mount an attack on the Russians, but at the same time there is a saboteur among the Russian Camp and it’s up to a KGB Major and his team to stop him/her before it’s too late.
Soldaty svobody (1977)
Tens of images of historical characters are shown. People who have taken part in fighting against Nazi Germany as well as the activity of the leaders of the communist parties of the USSR, Rumania, Bulgaria, Poland, Czechoslovakia and Germany during the World War II.
A reassessment of the role Albert Speer played in the Third Reich. Speer, who was ultimately convicted at the Nuremburg trials and served a 20-year prison sentence, was known for designing many of the Third Reich’s buildings and for being Hitler’s minister for war production.
Spies also known as Razvedchitsy (2013)
In 1941 Russia, Arina and Zoya are hired by NKVD to become secrets agents and infiltrate enemy lines. They have to fight adversaries and enemies but also their own fear and convictions.
Spies of Warsaw (2013)
A military attaché at the French embassy is drawn into a world of abduction, betrayal and intrigue in the diplomatic salons and back alleys of Warsaw.
Smert shpionam! also known as Spies Must Die (2013)
August 1944. The Soviet Department of Military Counterespionage is trying to identify an enemy secret agent. Dramatic events unfold as it becomes clear that the spy is one of the Soviet army’s own men.
Drama, Sci-Fi Mini-Series – 1 Season – (2017)
A British homicide detective investigates a murder in a German-occupied England in a parallel universe where the Nazis won World War II.
Stawka wieksza niz zycie (1968) also known as More Than Life at Stake
Stanislaw Kolicki is a spy who operates as Hans Kloss in the Nazi Abwehr during the second World War.
Sunset at Chaopraya also known as Khu Gam (1995)
Tanamera – Lion of Singapore (1989)
Set in Singapore and begins before World War 2 and just just after. Follows the lives of John Dexter, an Englishman and Julie Soong, who are from prominent families. They would fall in love but their families would object to their union. Julie’s family would send her to America while John would go to England and while still reeling from losing Julie would get involved with someone who would get pregnant so he has to marry her. They would later reunite when she returns. They would still be in love but the war would keep them apart when John signs on to help the military.
Tears of the Yang Tse also known as Yījiāng Chūnshuǐ Xiàng Dōng Liú (1947)
1930’s China. The village of a poor family is taken over by the occupying Japanese army. One son, Zhongliang, leaves his wife and young son to join a medic group for the Chinese Army. The other son, Zhangmin goes into hiding to protect his family. The focus shifts back and forth from the brothers’ parents and Zhongliang’s wife and son to Zhongliang’s newfound life of luxury in a town not too far away. The plight of Zhongliang’s mother, his wife, Sufan and her son, Kongeson is contrasted with Zhongliang’s rise in a flourishing company.
After the Japanese invasion of Singapore in February 1942, a group of British, Dutch and Australian women are held in a Japanese internment camp on a Japanese-occupied island between Singapore and Australia.
The Adventures of Smilin’ Jack (1943)
Just before World War II, the Chinese and American governments mount a joint operation to prevent the Germans and Japanese from taking over the strategic island of Mandon.
The Alive and The Dead also known as Zhivye i myortvye (1964)
Journalist Ivan Sintsov news of the treacherous attack by Nazi Germany during the catches of southern vacation. As a war correspondent, he becomes a w (2008)itness to the difficult events of the first months of the war – many departures in 1941.
The Apostel also known as Apostol (2008)
The Attackers also known as Istrebiteli (2013)
Follows the lives of a Soviet fighter squadron on Eastern Front. They fly Yaks out of a remote airfield against air and ground targets. Rather than being an all-out action movie, it looks at the relationships between the individual pilots, their commanders and ground crew. In WWII Soviet both men and women were pilots. The series is well made with good production values and the air battles are realistic and believable. It also does a good job of showing the realities of war, the dilemmas faced at times by those who fought and surprisingly, for a Russian-made series, it doesn’t demonize the Germans to any great extent.
The Attackers 2 – Last Flight also known as Istrebiteli 2 – Poslednij Boj (2015)
Col Bestuzhev is back to form a regiment with the newest YAK-3 fighters. He gathers his old comrades to form the most powerful regiment of fighter pilots. Their challenge – uncover German defense plans code named “Pandora’s box”.
The Bletchley Circle (2012)
In 1952, four women who worked at the wartime code-breaking centre, Bletchley Park, reunite to track down a serial killer.
The Blue Bicycle also known as La bicyclette bleue (2000)
Léa, the daughter of a wealthy Bordeaux family, is spending happy days at the Montillac family estate at the end of the 1930s. Radiant with youth, she charms all the men who meet her on the blue bicycle offered to her by her father. She is in deep love with Laurent, when she tells him, he lets her down. He is in love with Camille, Lea’s best friend. The war sounds the death knell of her carelessness. She takes refuge in Paris. There, she finds Laurent, his secret love, who has just married Camille. During a party given him, she meets mysterious François -a friend of Laurent who works for the government. He goes right on and starts to win Lea’s heart, but she is not interested. Laurent has to go to the front-line. He asks Lea to stay with Camille in Paris, to look after her and the unborn baby. But the German troops are progressing, and Léa and Camille are forced to leave the capital.
The Bomb also known as Bomba (2013)
The Cadets also known as Kursanty (2004)
The Camomile Lawn (1992)
In 1939, young Oliver, Calypso, Polly and Walter visit friends and family in Cornwall. Spanish Civil War is over and WW2 has begun, so they enjoy their love life while they can. Decades later, they gather again, this time for a funeral.
The Cazalets (2001)
Drama series about the life of a large privileged family in the years 1937 to 1947.
The Cowra Breakout (1984)
In August 1944, 1104 Japanese prisoners of war at the Australian POW camp at Cowra stage a mass breakout. Four guards are killed in the escape, and 231 prisoners die by wounds sustained or suicide, while 334 prisoners are recaptured over the subsequent nine days.
The Dirty Dozen (1988)
The show follows the World War II exploits of a group of military prisoners turned soldiers. The soldiers were led by the tough as nails Lt. Danko who assigned each squad member a place based on their abilities.
The Halcyon (2017)
The story of a bustling and glamorous five star hotel at the center of London society and a world at war.
The Last Armoured Train also kown as Posledniy bronepoezd (2006)
The Last Bastion (1984)
The Last Convertible (1979)
A World War II coming-of-age drama about five men who meet in the fall of 1940 at Harvard. The war affects all of them, each in different ways. A green 1939 Packard convertible is at the center of the story, as is Chris Farris, a beautiful Radcliffe girl.
The Man in the High Castle (2015)
Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller TV-Series – 4 Seasons – (2015-2019)
What would it be like if the Allied Powers had lost World War II, and Japan and Germany ruled the United States of America?
The Nightmare Years (1989)
Based on the historical work “The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich”, “The Nightmare Years” tells the story of William Shirer, American journalist who, during his days of correspondence as a foreign press in report in 1930s Germany, had to deal with the growing oppression of the Nazi regime, the increasing censorship of the press, and finally the prospect of World War. In the last days of peace, Shirer also struggles to have his German wife and child escape to the United States.
The Pacific (2010)
The Pacific Theatre of World War II, as seen through the eyes of several young Marines.
The Penal Battalion also known as Shtrafbat (2004)
The authors of the television series studied archival materials and military chronicles. The last series ends with a demonstration of the list of penalty parts, which from 1942 to 1945 fought on the Soviet fronts.
The Rat Patrol (1966)
The Saboteur also known as Diversant (2004)
The Saboteur 2 also known as Diversant 2: Konets voyny (2007)
The Shield and The Sword also known as Shchit i mech (1968)
The Sinking of the Laconia (2010)
Drama series telling the true story of the sinking of the liner Laconia by a German U-boat in 1942 through the eyes of six survivors.
The Winds of War (1983)
The trials of the Henry and Jastrow families in the early years of World War II.
Three Days in the Life of Lt. Kravtsov also known as Tri dnya leytenanta Kravtsova (2012)
Platoon commander Lt. Kravtsov reports for active duty. Military ‘fate’ allocates for such lieutenants only three days of life, on average. During this time, Kravtsov should become the commander of his troops and lead them in a hopeless attack, to save the regiment coming to the rescue. The question is, can he survive in these three days?