Band of Brothers definitely has one of the most epic portrayals of War in a series. Based on the bestseller by Stephen E. Ambrose, the HBO series follows the soldiers of Easy Company’s 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Army. Band of Brothers shows us the extraordinary bravery of the men in this battalion as they fight the Battle of Bulge to capture Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest at Berchtesgaden. The HBO series premiered in 2001 and it ran for only a single season since it was a miniseries. So, if you also miss the series here are some similar shows you could watch next.
The Pacific (Max)
Synopsis: From Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, and Gary Goetzman–the producers of the Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R)-winning 2001 HBO miniseries ‘Band of Brothers'(R)–comes this epic 10-part miniseries that tells the true stories of three Marines fighting in the brutal Pacific theater during WWII.
Synopsis: Christopher Abbott is Yossarian, a bombardier, whose frantic obsession every time he goes up on a mission is “to come down alive”. His odds of success at such a simple aim keep getting worse, because Colonel Cathcart (Kyle Chandler) keeps raising the number of missions the men have to fly. More than the retreating Germans, the real enemy for Yossarian and his rag-tag bunch of friends is the bureaucracy of the military, inverting logic at every turn. The pinnacle of this is Catch-22, a military by-law which states that if you fly your missions, you’re crazy, and don’t have to fly them; all you have to do is ask. But if you as not to, then you’re sane, and so you have to fly them. George Clooney stars as the barking mad, parade-obsessed Scheisskopf. Hugh Laurie is the mellow, slightly checked-out Major de Coverley. Clooney directs the six-episode series, along with Grant Heslov and Ellen Kuras.
Synopsis: A fast-paced and fun-filled series relating the antics of a mobile army surgical hospital crew during the Korean war. They are basically dedicated surgeons who turn to humor as relief from the front-line operating room.
Synopsis: It was one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history. On April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Soviet Union suffered a massive explosion that released radioactive material across Belarus, Russia and Ukraine, and as far as Scandinavia and western Europe. This gripping and powerful five-part miniseries follows the tragedy from the moment of the early-morning explosion through the chaos and loss of life in the ensuing days, weeks and months. The cast includes Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgard and Emily Watson.
World on Fire (Prime Video Add-On)
Synopsis: World on Fire is an adrenalized, emotionally gripping, and resonant World War II drama that follows the intertwining fates of ordinary people in five countries as they grapple with the effects of the war on their everyday lives. The stellar cast includes Academy Award®-winner Helen Hunt (As Good As it Gets, Mad About You), Sean Bean (Game of Thrones), Academy Award®-nominee Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread), Jonah Hauer-King (Little Women, Howard’s End) and Blake Harrison (A Very English Scandal).
Generation Kill (Max)
Synopsis: Get ready to see the new face of American war. This seven-part HBO miniseries focuses on the first 40 days of the war in Iraq as seen through the eyes of an elite group of U.S. Marines who spearheaded the invasion. The result is a vivid account of the soldiers and of the forces that guided them in an often-improvised initiative.
SAS: Rogue Heroes (MGM+)
Synopsis: Cairo, 1941. David Stirling (Connor Swindells) – an eccentric young officer, hospitalised after a training exercise went wrong – is bored. Convinced that traditional commando units don’t work, he creates a radical plan that flies in the face of all accepted rules of modern warfare. He fights for permission to recruit the toughest, boldest and brightest soldiers for a small undercover unit that will create mayhem behind enemy lines. More rebels than soldiers, Stirling’s team are every bit as complicated, flawed and reckless as they are astonishingly brave and heroic.