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Military & War documentaries

The War Tapes

The War Tapes, a 2006 war documentary directed by Deborah Scranton which takes us to the front lines of the Iraq War.   As the National Guard was called up for duty in Iraq, several of them were given light-weight digital cameras to record the action they were to see. The result was hours[...]

The Trials of Henry Kissinger

The Trials of Henry Kissinger is a 2002 documentary by Eugene Jarecki based on the 2001 book with the same title by Christopher Hitchens looking at war crimes of the American diplomat, Henry Kissinger.   The documentary features the prominent voice of Scotish actor Brian Cox and a script[...]

Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers

Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers, a 2006 war documentary within which Robert Greenwald looks at war profiteering in Iraq by private contracting companies Halliburton, CACI, and KBR.   Apparently, some people made an awful lot of money from the Iraq war which comes as a big surprise to ab[...]

Why We Fight

Why We Fight, a 2005 historical war documentary by Eugene Jarecki about the US military-industrial complex, and western foreign policies over the last 50 years.   The title of the film refers to a series of seven propaganda movies made by the United States during World War 2 with the same[...]

Salam Neighbor

Salam Neighbor, an award-winning documentary made by American filmmakers Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasc who stay in a Syrian refugee camp to reveal the true stories about those who live there.   Salam Neighbor was made in 2015, at the height of the Syrian refugee crisis. And while many new[...]

Nazi Collaborators

Nazi Collaborators, a 13-part war documentary series hosted by Alastair Simpson which tells the stories of some of those who collaborated with Nazi Germany during World War 2.   Many, many people, companies and other groups decided to collaborate with Adolf Hitler and the Nazi regime lead[...]

World War II Behind Closed Doors: Stalin, the Nazis and the West

World War II Behind Closed Doors: Stalin, the Nazis and the West, a six-part documentary narrated by British actor Samuel West which looks into the Soviet-German relations around the time of World War 2.   The film, which was created by historian Laurence Rees and writer Andrew Williams f[...]

Royal Marines: Behind the Lines

Military & War Presenter Ian Wooldridge 1985 Unrated

Royal Marines: Behind the Lines, a 1985 documentary series following 25 prospective elite Royal Marines as they go through the tough training process that will push them to the edge.

Battlefield Britain

HistoryMilitary & War Presenter Dan Snow 2004 Unrated

Battlefield Britain, an 8-part documentary series presented by Dan Snow and his father Peter Snow that looks into many famous battles that helped shape the Great Britain we know today.   Peter talks through the setting of each battle and the military tactics that were used, while Dan goes[...]

Third Reich: The Rise & Fall

Military & War Presenter Tony Call 2010 Unrated

Third Reich: The Rise & Fall, a 2010 documentary which features painstakingly researched rare archive footage and unheard interviews with people who were inside Hitlers Germany.   There are many documentaries about World War 2, but this documentary takes viewers directly into Germany[...]

The Vietnam War

Military & War Presenter Peter Coyote 2017 Unrated

The Vietnam War, a 17-and-a-quarter-hour long documentary series which explores in great detail many of the most significant events that happened during The Vietnam War.   The series was written by Geoffrey C. Ward and directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. It includes more than 79 witnes[...]

Tell Spring Not to Come This Year

Tell Spring Not to Come This Year, a 2015 documentary about the Afghanistan war by Saeed Taji Farouky and Michael McEvoy.  It is a story told through the eyes of the Afghan people.   Many documentaries about the war in Afghanistan are shown from the point of view of the American and[...]

McCullin

McCullin, a 2013 biographical documentary directed by David Morris and Jacqui Morris about Don McCullin who is considered to be the greatest war photographer alive.   More than just a film about Don, this doc is a journey into the history of photojournalism through the eyes of McCullin. T[...]

Point and Shoot

Point and Shoot, a 2014 biographical war documentary about Matthew Vandyke, a 26-year-old man who decided to set out on an extraordinary 35,000-mile motorbike journey across South Africa and the Middle East.   The plan was to develop his sense of manhood and enjoy an adventure but hi[...]

A collection of military and war documentaries which are available to watch for free online. Browse, watch, review and rate these documentaries. These documentary films cover a wide range of subjects from ancient wars to modern warfare as well as military armament and tactics.