World on Fire is an heartfelt attempt at showing the different people with different roles struggling to survive World War II. The British drama follows a number of characters who are trying to survive in a war torn Europe. The 2019 series stars the likes of Helen Hunt and Sean Bean with a brilliant story to back up the acting talent. So, if you also miss the series here are similar shows you could watch next for more war drama.
A Small Light (Disney+ & Hulu)
Synopsis: A SMALL LIGHT follows Miep Gies, who helped hide Otto Frank and his family from the Nazis during WWII.
Rise of Empires: Ottoman (Netflix)
Synopsis: Years after conquering Constantinople, Sultan Mehmed II consolidates power, but a merciless ruler in Wallachia threatens to bring down his empire.
Synopsis: The five-part miniseries charts the birth of modern Ireland during one of the most tumultuous and dangerous periods in history. SundanceTV presents REBELLION as a special three-night miniseries event beginning Sun.
The White Queen (Starz & The Roku Channel)
Synopsis: It’s 1464 and two British royal houses are caught in a blood feud over who should rule. Love, lust, dreams and ambition tangle in a bloody conflict where everyone is a pawn trying to be the kingmaker in this thrilling adult drama. Step into the world based on Philippa Gregory’s historical novel series, who will be crowned King of England?
Generation Kill (Max)
Synopsis: Get ready to see the new face of the 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.
SIX (Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: From A+E Studios, the ten-episode second season of “SIX” follows Navy SEAL Team Six in a mission to destroy the terrorist network responsible for the shooting of their former team leader Richard “Rip” Taggart (Walton Goggins, “Justified”). Led by Joe ‘Bear’ Graves (Barry Sloane, “Revenge”), the Navy SEALS will join forces with cunning and tenacious CIA officer Gina Cline (Munn) to scour Eastern Europe, infiltrating hostile territory and terrorist hotspots like Chechnya as they track the mastermind behind Michael’s (Dominic Adams, “Devious Maids”) jihadist network. Olivia Munn (The Predator, X-Men: Apocalypse, “The Newsroom”) reports in for duty and makes her “SIX” debut as the smart, ruthless CIA operative “Gina Cline.” The chase will bring the Navy SEALs to the border of Russia, where the consequences of their actions could spark World War III.
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.
Turn: Washington’s Spies (Prime Video & AMC+)
Synopsis: In this action-packed, political, spy thriller – based on Alexander Rose’s critically acclaimed novel Washington’s Spies, a farmer and a group of his friends become unlikely spies and turn the tide in America’s fight for independence. Every daring act, every vicious betrayal, every fatal mistake each friend makes resonates in the world around them and literally creates history. Ultimately, this epic drama is about one man at war with himself. Torn between his ideals and his desires, Abe’s personal fight for independence and the daring decisions he’s forced to make pulls him into the fight against his will and sets him on a treacherous journey, changing him from someone living in a world that controls him, to living in a world that he controls.
Das Boot (Hulu)
Synopsis: During the Autumn of 1942, in occupied France, U-612 is now ready for its maiden voyage, preparing to head into the increasingly brutal warfare with its young crewmen, including the new captain, Klaus Hoffmann. As the 40 young men take on their first mission, they struggle with the cramped and claustrophobic conditions of life underwater. Their personalities are pushed to the limit as tensions rise and loyalties begin to shatter. Meanwhile, at the port of La Rochelle, the world of Simone Strasser spirals out of control as she is engulfed in a dangerous liaison and forbidden love, torn between her loyalty for Germany and the Resistance. In the process, she begins to question her entire belief process. Could everything she thought to be true, in fact, be a lie? A story of choices and survival, “DAS BOOT” explores the emotional torment of life during World War Two, and the brutal reality of living within a senseless war.
Synopsis: At 28, King Louis XIV of France commissions Versailles, the most beautiful palace in Europe, which serves as the King’s gilded prison – keeping his friends close and enemies closer. Enter a world of untold wealth, power, and passion. Where love and lust are just a heartbeat away from deceit and betrayal. Experience Versailles in all its brutal glory.
War & Peace (Freevee & Acorn TV)
Synopsis: Set against the backdrop of Napoleon’s 1812 invasion of Russia, “War and Peace” is a story of passion, romance, scandal, and deceit surrounding the rising and falling fortunes of five aristocratic families – the Bezukhovs, Bolkonskys, Drubetskoys, Kuragins and Rostovs – in the waning days of imperial Russia.