What are the best military TV shows?

There's no doubt that the appeal and popularity of military-themed TV shows are always a given. The action-filled scenes and unpredictable storylines play a big part in the thrill of binge-watching these. Dive into this list to know more about the best military TV series available.

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    #1Band of Brothers

    Band of Brothers

    Band of Brothers is a 2001 American war miniseries based on the book of Stephen E. Ambrose of the same name. It won seven Primetime Emmy Awards and Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries or Television Film. 

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    Eric Watson
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "HBO always has great programming, and the military miniseries Band of Brothers is another example of the quality content that HBO releases. I normally am not a fan of military TV shows but this show was an exception. It's easy to understand why this show won so many rewards. "
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    M*A*S*H is a 1972 American comedy-drama television series aired on CBS based on the novel of Richard Hooker about an Army hospital during the Korean War. It won 14 Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award which became the highest-rated shows in America. 

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    Larry Campbell
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "I was never a fan of this show, and it was on a lot while I was growing up. That said, it was a very popular sitcom based on military affairs of one specific unit."
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    JAG is an American military legal television series created by Donald P. Bellisario in 1997 aired on CBS with ten seasons. It stars David James Elliott as Lt. Harmon Rabb, Jr. and Catherine Bell as Major Sarah MacKenzie. 

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    Carlos Alberto Balderas
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "JAG is one of the greatest military television shows of all time! It is a critically acclaimed show, and you will binge watch it and want a lot more after you are done with it. This is definitely the go to television series that has to do with the military!"
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    NCIS is an American police procedural action television series aired on CBS in 2003 that investigates crimes involving U.S Navy and Marine Corps. It is a spin-off of JAG and the second longest-running primetime TV series. 

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    Catherine Ruiz
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "NCIS is pretty good. If you're looking for a show to binge watch, this is a good one, as there's a lot of seasons. It has a military theme to it which some people enjoy as well."
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    #5The Unit

    The Unit

    The Unit is an American action-drama television series aired on CBS from 2006 to 2009. It is about the unit Delta Force and has four seasons. It was based on the book Inside Delta Force by Eric L. Haney. 

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    James Duncan
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "The best military TV show is The Unit based on the book Inside Delta Force by Eric L. Haney. The Unit is an action drama that follows a covert team of special forces operatives as they risk their lives on undercover missions around the globe, while their wives maintain the homefront, protecting their husbands' secrets."
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    #6Hogan's Heroes

    Hogan's Heroes

    Hogan's Heroes is an American television series that aired on CBS from 1965 to 1971 with six seasons. It was created by Bernard Fein and Albert S. Ruddy starring Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer, and John Banner. 

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    Cindy Yan
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "I can't say that Hogan's Heroes is the BEST military TV show, but it is one of the funniest! The writing is clever and still relevant over 2 decades later. The actors are great, memorable."
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    #7NCIS: Los Angeles

    NCIS: Los Angeles

    NCIS: Los Angeles is an American military action television series aired on CBS in 2009 starring Chris O'Donnell, LL Cool J, Eric Christian Olsen and Daniela Ruah. It is the first spin-off series of NCIS. 

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    Joe Tucker
    Written on May 17, 2018
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    #8The A-Team

    The A-Team

    The A-Team is an American action-adventure television series that aired on NBC from 1983 to 1987 with five seasons. It was created by Frank Lupo and Stephen J. Cannell which has a film remake in 2010 of the same title.

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    Jerry Stewart
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "I wanted a military-themed TV show and what I got is a series about middle-aged men fighting crime. I could have gotten over the ridiculous premise if it wasn't for the ludicrous acting and storylines. I'm not a sophisticated viewer, but come on. I pity the fool who has to sit through this."
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    #9The Pacific

    The Pacific

    The Pacific is a historical TV mini-series produced by HBO. The Pacific was first aired in 2010 and features James Badge Dale, Joseph Mazzello, and Jon Seda in the lead cast. It is the companion piece of the miniseries Band of Brothers. 

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    Roger Robertson
    Written on September 20, 2019
    "Very moving series! I can't get over how this military show is better overall than Band of Brothers but yet I feel like it's not that appreciated"
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    #10SEAL Team

    SEAL Team

    SEAL Team is an ongoing military drama television series directed by Benjamin Cavell, starring David Boreanaz, Max Thieriot, and Jessica Paré. The series was first aired on CBS on 2017. 

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    Evelyn Romero
    Written on September 20, 2019
    "Great great story for a military TV series but I feel like the series should have run longer. I love Tyler Grey!"
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    #11The Last Ship

    The Last Ship

    The Last Ship is an action drama television series created by Hank Steinberg and Steven Kane in 2014 that aired on TNT. Starring Eric Dane, Rhona Mitra and Adam Baldwin, it was based on the novel of the same name by William Brinkley. 

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    Joyce Bradley
    Written on September 20, 2019
    "I've read the novel and tbh it doesn't really seem to fit well as a TV series but overall it's a better show than the likes of The Brave imho"


Best What are the best military TV shows
1Band of BrothersTV Shows 20 Paid
2M*A*S*HTV Shows 19 Paid
3JAGTV Shows 15 Paid
4NCISTV Shows 13 Paid
5The UnitTV Shows 12 Paid
6Hogan's HeroesTV Shows 12 Paid
7NCIS: Los AngelesTV Shows 6 Paid
8The A-TeamTV Shows 6 Paid
9The PacificTV Shows 0 Paid
10SEAL TeamTV Shows 0 Paid

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