Browse - Most popular shows featuring: 1940sx






Generation WarGeneration War
ZDF, 2013 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Action, Military/War, History
Rating: 4.6/5

The series tells the story of five German friends, aged around 20, on their different paths through Nazi Germany and World War II: As Wehrmacht soldiers on the Eastern Front, war nurse, aspiring singer, and Jewish tailor respectively. The narrative spans over five years starting in 1941 Berlin, when the friends meet up for a last time before embarking on their journeys, enthusiastically vowing to meet up again the following Christmas. The story's conclusion is set in a time shortly after the end of the war in 1945/46.


Malory TowersMalory Towers
BBC iPlayer, 2020 Running | Drama, Family, Adventure, Children
Rating: 4.3/5

Dramatisation of the Enid Blyton Novels. The series is based on the girls' boarding school Benenden School that Blyton's daughter attended, and that relocated during the war to the Cornish seaside.


The WaltonsThe Waltons
CBS, 1972 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Family, Romance
Rating: 4/5

This series takes place in the 1930's and 1940's, during the Great Depression, going through to World War 2. The show is about the life the Walton family, who live in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. The story of the family's life is told through the eyes of John Boy, the oldest son of John and Olivia Walton, who has dreams of attending college and becoming a famous writer.


A French VillageA French Village
France 3, 2009 Cancelled/Ended | Drama
Rating: 4/5

A French village and its inhabitants go through the ups and (mainly) downs of the occupation by the German army from 1940 to 1945. The village doctor is assigned as mayor, and confronted with the challenges, dilemmas, and contradictory demands and situations. At the same time, there is a lot of personal interactions with a number of interesting characters.


El Tiempo Entre CosturasEl Tiempo Entre Costuras
Antena 3, 2013 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Adventure, Mystery, Romance
Rating: 5/5

Sira Quiroga is a young Spanish dressmaker engaged to a solid suitor when a suave typewriter salesman upends her life. Spain is being upended by a civil war and the new regime's growing alliances with Nazi Germany. Sira, smart, gutsy and resourceful with a Scarlett O'Hara-like ability to whip up designer duds on a moment's notice, Sira has spunk. Sira gains and loses a small fortune, is dumped by her cad of a lover in Morocco, runs guns to get the cash to start her life anew and becomes couturier to the Nazi wives stationed in Madrid. Urged on by her friend, the real-life British spy Rosalinda Fox, Sira, too, aids the British cause.


While the Men Are AwayWhile the Men Are Away
SBS, 2023 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 2/5

While the Men Are Away is a queer revisionist historical dramedy set in 1940s rural Australia. While the men are off fighting in WWII, the people who have been excluded from power suddenly find themselves running the show. Two Women's Land Army recruits from Sydney arrive in the country and undergo a heady course in race relations, rural politics, spirituality, sex, and personal growth - oh, and farming.


The PromiseThe Promise
Channel 4, 2011 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Mystery, Military/War, Lifestyle
Rating: 1/5

A young British girl travels to Israel/Palestine, retracing the steps of her grandfather - a British soldier stationed there in the 1940s.


Superman (1941)Superman (1941)
NBC, 1941 Cancelled/Ended | Family, Action, Adventure, Children
Rating: 4.5/5

Superman made his animated debut in this series of seventeen classic Technicolor short films produced by Fleischer Studios and its successor Famous Studios in the 1940s.


UFO FilesUFO Files
History, 2004 Cancelled/Ended | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Discovery/Science, Documentary
Rating: 5/5

Discover the most intriguing UFO sightings in history with the History Channel's documentary series. From the 1940s to the present, explore the mysteries of the unknown. Uncover the truth behind the most compelling cases of extraterrestrial encounters. Witness firsthand accounts and expert analysis in this fascinating investigation.


Combat!Combat!
ABC, 1962 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Action, Adventure, Military/War
Rating: 4/5

This WWII show centered on the lives of the men from King Company. For 5 1/2 years the men of King Co. faced the enemy starting with the landing on Omaha Beach-D Day June 6, 1944. You see how they evolved from a squad of men to a family.


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