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Band of Brothers

2001
Drama
Adventure
TV Mini-Series
9h 54m
Seasons: 1, Episodes: 10 Episode List
A 10 episode mini series that follows Easy Company of the 101st Airborne from pre-D Day training through 2 long years of fighting in France, Holland, and Germany. You really learn to respect and love these men. Be sure and watch the Reunion disc with the real men of Easy Company. (DuaneNeitzel)
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Band of Brothers

2001
Drama
Adventure
TV Mini-Series
9h 54m
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Avg Percentile 84% from 5729 total ratings

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Rated 19 May 2008
95
99th
After Spielberg made "Saving Private Ryan", I thought he couldn't do better, but he did. The only thing wrong with this is that there are only 10 episodes.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
96
99th
One of the best, if not the best, TV mini-series ever made. Brutally honest and enthralling with fantastic acting, action, sound and cinematography. A must see for any fan of war movies/tv shows.
Rated 27 Jan 2009
10
98th
Depressing, uplifting, funny, terrifying, and just downright great. The story is so compelling and it's shot and made so well that I don't know how anyone couldn't love it. Why We Fight had me in tears as did many of the other episodes. My only complaint: I wish there was more footage of the actual veterans being interviewed.
Rated 24 Dec 2008
100
99th
This is the most epic, visually stunning, all encompassing war "film" of all time. Of course strictly speaking it is a mini-series which helps in forming a bond with the characters who are based on actual soldiers many of whom were alive during the filming and create an incredible sense of reality with a foreword for each episode. It is engaging from start to finish, despite what you know about WWII you will be in awe at what the soldiers faced together and it is sure to tap into your emotions!
Rated 29 Jun 2008
95
98th
The last words: "No, I was not a hero, but I served in a company of heroes" touched me, and they're what this series is all about. Showing the Easy Company in its high and its low times, the viewer is left with the upmost respect for every one of those soldiers. Now, I must say that since the whole series was shot from the perspective of Easy Company (and thus the Americans), it makes for a one-way conversation about the war, but nevertheless, it sure gives you a very touching view.
Rated 17 Jan 2009
100
99th
This scores very high with me. I'm a big fan of war movies and it's very rare for a series to hold my interest. I avidly watched this from the beginning and when it was over, I didn't know what to do with myself. The characters were amazing and I felt for quite a few of them. Very well done.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
96
96th
An Amazing mini-series, the best 10 hours of TV ever.
Rated 21 Oct 2007
100
99th
The title says it all. Nothing else I've watched so strongly conveys a sense of brotherhood devoted to a single goal. Interviews with surviving soldiers is a wonderful touch and makes it that much more moving.
Rated 19 Jul 2010
75
68th
It's strong and they act really well. Some episodes are CLEARLY better than other, though. Still, one of the better attempts to picture WW2 we've seen recent years, and the modern war films are allready trying to copy this one's (it's a series, I know) style, editing, technique in general. Few succeed.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
100
98th
A 10 episode mini series that follows Easy Company of the 101st Airborne from pre-D Day training through 2 long years of fighting in France, Holland, and Germany. You really learn to respect and love these men. Be sure and watch the Reunion disc with the real men of Easy Company.
Rated 22 Jan 2008
95
99th
near perfect - still watchable time after time
Rated 11 Feb 2008
95
99th
Band of Brothers shows why war is hell, but more to the point it shows you how people dealt with it and how fragile the relationships formed were. In the flash of an explosion you can lose your best friends, or your legs, or your life. The episode "Why We Fight" really hit me.
Rated 26 Jun 2008
10
97th
If you wanna learn something about D-day and it's aftermath, drop your history books and enjoy this exciting ride. By far the longest "film" I've ever seen, better than "Saving Private Ryan", which had more of a Hollywood feel to it. "Band of Brothers" focused more on the heroic and unforgettable characters, the acting was superb, and the action sequences were amazing. It was not until the last couple of episodes (Breaking Point, Why we Fight) that I was completely sold. Recommended !!!
Rated 13 Feb 2009
93
96th
Absolutely stunning mini TV series. Cinematgraphy was perfect, intense action, and powerful story.
Rated 01 May 2009
94
99th
Everyone gets shot in the ass.
Rated 29 Mar 2007
100
95th
Excellent WW2 movie that just happens to be a cable miniseries instead. Much better than _Saving Private Ryan_
Rated 18 May 2007
95
99th
Just every aspect of this mini-serie is perfect , excellent , genious and wonderful. Everything is great : the acting , the action , the directing , the cinematography. My score speaks for itself.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
94
96th
While not fantastic from start to finish, it felt more "real" than most war experiences because of its length. You really felt the downs and ups of being in the army. Some narration was weak.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
90
85th
I must confess: I've only seen the first five episodes. I think I've seen enough to be able to give a grade, but obviously I want to see the rest.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
100
99th
Absolutely perfect. Would not change a thing.
Rated 19 Aug 2007
99
99th
One of the greatest WWII movies (actually a miniseries, which is even better in this case) ever.
Rated 29 Dec 2009
100
96th
Easily the best mini-series I've ever watched. Every single character grows on you at some point and you wish you didn't know so much about them when they pass away. The guys that are still alive being interviewed are amazing. I've read Malarchy's book and would recommend it to any fan.
Rated 24 Jun 2008
100
99th
Masterpiece!
Rated 22 Jul 2008
100
98th
Amazing mini-series with beyond amazing cinematography! There is absolutely nothing wrong with this!
Rated 06 Jan 2009
81
69th
It's a very professional production with mostly unknown but memorable actors, and some riveting storylines. But part of me feels like maybe Godard had it right in Les Carabiniers... that the only responsible way to depict war is to take all the heroism and excitement and nobility out of it. On the other hand, I'm inclined to make an exception for WWII, which was a war fought for such undeniably good reasons. At any rate, the bottom line is I was generally impressed, but not terribly fond of it.
Rated 29 Jul 2010
92
95th
If anybody knows how to make a war movie that will show all the horrors, omit the false heroics, remain fairly unpretentious and still be visually attractive without glorifying violence, that's definitely Spielberg.
Rated 15 Jan 2010
100
99th
See this at least once in your life; it is amazing.
Rated 14 Jul 2009
100
99th
I could just as easily compare this to "Saving Private Ryan", and argue how the cinematography, scenery, and acting surpasses the extremely high bar set by that film, but that would do absolutely no justice in explaining what a complex and moving work of cinema this is. The series never loses its luster, delivering one deep, intense, character-driven episode after another. The amazing experiences that these men went through, and their often-tragic effects, are captured perfectly on film.
Rated 06 Dec 2006
98
99th
One of the most poignant displays of courage and heroism ever portrayed on the small screen. Really really entertaining as well. Hanks takes the grit and drama of Saving Private Ryan and elaborates upon it in every way possible. Historically accurate and cinematically unparalleled. I would suggest watching one or two episodes at a time. You'll want time to digest each one...
Rated 08 Jan 2007
100
99th
Brilliantly depicts all aspects of war, not just the battles. Beautifully shot, excellently acted, and perfectly written. Best war "film" ever.
Rated 20 Apr 2007
91
96th
I'm not even a huge fan of war movies, but this miniseries was exceptionally good.
Rated 04 Jun 2007
90
89th
Really compelling mini-series.
Rated 12 Oct 2009
90
96th
Aesthetically on a par with Saving Private Ryan, but with a much more rich storyline (in part because of the serial format), that creates the most nuanced insight in WW2 I've seen.
Rated 13 Jun 2007
95
97th
I believe it is every American's duty to see this series at least once in their life. It truly helps you understand what these brave men endured, and they sacrifices they made.
Rated 14 Jun 2007
100
98th
Funny that this is in a site for films. But yes, taken together, it's an epic look at the paratroopers of WWII.
Rated 08 Jul 2007
97
99th
This is the best miniseries ever made. Everyone should own this collection and the young should be required to view it to understand the sacrifice made by that generation. Saving Private Ryan? It's got nothing on BoB.
Rated 12 Jul 2007
93
85th
Not a theatrical release, but still really good.
Rated 07 Jul 2010
100
99th
Compelling, awe-inspiring, and simply beautiful. Band of Brothers is an honest, touching story of sacrifice and camaraderie at its absolute greatest.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
95
99th
One of the best mini-series ever created. It puts you in the minds of the greatest fighting companies in history. It really does grab the heart-strings and refuses to let go.
Rated 05 Sep 2009
88
89th
This is the best mini-series I've ever seen. The sheer strength that this work possesses in almost every respect, be it emotionally, artistically or historically, is astounding and the whole is even greater than the sum of its parts. One of the greatest war dramas ever committed to film.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
96
99th
I say that either this or Saving Private Ryan (I know, it's stock) are interchangable for best WW2 movie/story/mini-series.
Rated 06 Apr 2014
98
99th
I dont know what I could say that hasnt been said about this. This is simply the best 10-11 hours of TV ever, everyone should wathc this at least once in his life. There isnt simply enough adjectives to describe the awesomeness of this series.. Also it has stunning cinematography that is ahead of its time.
Rated 26 Sep 2010
95
97th
Very moving. Wouldn't change a thing.
Rated 14 Dec 2007
4
70th
Pet peeve time: This isn't a movie, I hate when people say that this is their favorite war movie. That being said, it's still an excellent miniseries that is above and beyond the quality of most movies and is very arguably the best work of film on World War II ever produced (though I'll still take Bridge On the River Kwai). The comparisons to Saving Private Ryan are inevitable; personally, though it's more all-encompassing, I found the battle scenes in SPR more involving, so I'd call it even.
Rated 22 Nov 2017
78
46th
Besides the ultrapro-american vison on war, it is a good production.
Rated 08 Jan 2008
92
92nd
A fantastic mini series. Very intense, and amazing cinematography.
Rated 04 Mar 2008
100
98th
No movie has ever (repeat EVER) shown war more accurately than this miniseries. Not Platoon, not Private Ryan, not Hamburger Hill. There are nuances to wartime life, both on the front and the civilian side, that cannot be covered completely and accurately except with the 20-odd hours that this takes up. Absolute must-viewing.
Rated 03 Oct 2018
99
99th
An exceptionally good series.
Rated 26 Dec 2009
100
99th
There aren't enough superlatives in the dictionary to describe what must be THE benchmark for all future TV serials. It's got everything: great direction, fantastic action, top-notch acting, marvellous script... But what really works is the characters themselves; as their time in Europe unfolds our knowledge about them as individuals steadily grows, the picture expanding and their fate becoming that much more important. Real heart, but avoiding the cheesiness. And a true story to boot. Stunning.
Rated 13 Apr 2008
90
97th
One of the best mini-series ever created. 10 feature films in one extra-ordinary solid package. Great acting, expertly directed and well written. A must see for everyone who enjoys war films and WOII drama.
Rated 30 Apr 2008
90
99th
Ultimate awesomness. Probably the best war-related thing that has ever been produced.
Rated 30 Mar 2010
20
7th
Another WW2 story in which America wins the war all on there own, and the characters are barely 2D, Had the feel of Saving Private Ryan, but left a bad taste. Felt like i was being taught to suck eggs a bit.
Rated 11 Jun 2008
95
94th
It's hard to find complaints in this vivid portrayal of Easy Company throughout their tour of duty. As far as technical production there is no equal to Band of Brothers regarding World War II's combat subject matter, even fantastic frenetic war scenes like the storming of the beach in Saving Private Ryan have a hard time keeping up with the consistency and eloquent direction in Band of Brothers. This is a defining achievement in film in regards to World War II and should not be missed.
Rated 23 Sep 2010
92
98th
Amazing lengthy series works perfectly in mixing action, and really getting to know some of the characters (thus making some of the events hit even harder) in order to weave a gritty, stunning sometimes funny look at the look at the European campaign in WWII. A cast of (mostly) unknowns modeled after actual soldiers takes us on the long journey to Berlin.
Rated 17 Jul 2008
98
99th
One of the most brilliant things ever created for TV - everything is almost perfect from the music and acting to the beautiful cinematography.
Rated 03 Dec 2009
94
95th
Best. Miniseries. Ever. For that matter also the best war-anything on any screen - for 9 years now. This one aged really well.
Rated 03 Jan 2010
10
97th
Define: Compelling - Band of Brothers.
Rated 15 Jan 2009
95
98th
One of the best war series/movies/shows ever made. The inclusion of the actual vets made my day.
Rated 06 Feb 2009
100
98th
I don't watch things more than once very often, and I've seen this lengthy miniseries three times. I'll likely see it a fourth.
Rated 01 Aug 2009
5
69th
Schmaltzy, but mostly it's just embarrassing, especially during those weepy interview segments and that tediously self-indulgent opening credit sequence. As always, Spielberg does a fine job with the battle sequences, but he's more interested in portraying brave American soldiers saluting the flag while shouting platitudes and bible verses as they mow down zombified nazis than with capturing anything genuine. It's just so fucking simplistic and juvenile.
Rated 21 Jul 2020
85
90th
Nearly 20 years late to the party, I can now see why this has been so highly rated for years. I was surprised at the loose narrative structure as I expected a more traditional dramatic narrative like a ten hour SPR. Instead the episodes focus on key moments for the real life soldiers of Easy Company when they fought in Europe in WWII. Because real life isn't always dramatic many stories and characters just fade in and out during the series, but adds to the true to life authentic experience here
Rated 23 Mar 2009
90
98th
Without any doubt one of the best (anti-) war movies I've seen up to this point
Rated 05 May 2009
85
94th
Tells the story of brotherhood of soldiers, because that was the only good thing in war.
Rated 13 May 2009
95
95th
Perfection.
Rated 27 Jan 2019
100
99th
Exceptional cast wrapped around interesting and exciting stories. One of the best mini-series made. Watch this.
Rated 17 Jun 2009
93
99th
Best mini-series I've seen. Can hardly wait for the next one coming in 2010. The small bits of interviews with the real BoB in each episode adds to the realness of it all. Too bad David Schwimmer had to show up though....
Rated 20 Dec 2006
93
92nd
very very cool
Rated 21 Feb 2017
19
99th
W4E1P2S2V2M2A2R4. I can't believe how good this was. Just hits you on so many levels, and the episodic presentation takes away the one and only knock on other WWII epics like Saving Private Ryan and The Longest Day--tedium.
Rated 16 Dec 2010
90
97th
A gut wrenching and moving tribute to a group of men who deserve the title of hero more then most who get it.This is one of the greatest pieces of Television I have seen.Two Thumbs Way Up.
Rated 12 Jun 2010
5
92nd
Simply Amazing, seen the whole thing at lease 6 times over the years.
Rated 06 Apr 2007
99
99th
Best mini-series ever
Rated 13 Apr 2007
95
96th
Incredible stuff. Riveting from start to finish.
Rated 23 Aug 2015
90
96th
I do like my war films and shows and this was pretty amazing
Rated 07 Jun 2010
100
95th
One of the best media creations in any format.
Rated 25 Jun 2007
100
99th
One of the best pieces of media that i have ever been privilaged to watch.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
65
53rd
It seems like that I'm the only person in the universe who doesnt like Band of Brothers.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
98
99th
One of the most stunning mini-series ever filmed. Follow the journey of Easy company from training all the way to the end of the war. An exhilirating and heartbreaking examination of the men and events that shaped history during the second world war. Buy the DVD boxed set if you don't already own it.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
97
95th
Gripping. Part 3 and 4 are the best of the series, but the others are worth watching.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
98
97th
Amazingly well done from every gradable standpoint. Characters all have their own unique charm, setting incredibly real stakes throughout the series.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
80
41st
Leadership and strenght in War times. Nice photography.
Rated 19 Aug 2009
100
98th
HBO proved it could put a story to video with this series. The disc collection is worth every dollar.
Rated 02 Sep 2007
65
60th
Good
Rated 29 Oct 2007
90
71st
amazing movie. watch it every year on D-DAY
Rated 26 Feb 2017
94
99th
This mini series is one of the best reenactment of war I've ever seen. It connects you with members of Easy Company from their training to the end of the war.
Rated 16 Jan 2008
92
98th
Great mini series.
Rated 29 Sep 2023
74
76th
it's pretty good, but not as good as a movie. Damian Lewis gives it that operatic gravitas thing. however, if you give this series time it’s quite poingant. a slow burn, but definitely worth it. only wish they had more budget
Rated 19 Apr 2008
92
98th
An absolute MUST BUY for all war movie buffs out there. Yes, Saving Private Ryan had the bigger budget for battle scenes, but this series pulls them off very convincingly and stands up to SPR in every other aspect, even surpassing it in terms of character development (one of the few luxuries the miniseries format allows) .
Rated 03 Aug 2023
82
84th
Acting - 20/25 Pace - 21/25 Direction - 23/25 Plot - 18/25
Rated 24 Sep 2012
100
98th
Perfect! Absolutely stunning TV mini-series. Cinematgraphy was perfect, intense action, and powerful story.
Rated 19 Aug 2009
100
90th
One of the best war dramatizations I've ever seen. Waiting anxiously for The Pacific to begin!
Rated 24 Jun 2008
89
89th
Good stuff, had a big range of different types of combat zones and lifestyles during the war. I was impressed by the acting and character development too.
Rated 25 Mar 2010
86
83rd
Although uniformly showing the influence of "Saving Private Ryan," each episode focuses on a separate sub-theme or character while not losing sight of the big-picture depth. Some characters are given short shrift, and sometimes it's hard to tell which characters lived or died during a battle, but that's a minor quibble with such a large and, in most cases, unknown, cast. Although they're young and mostly anonymous, they do give excellent, and in some cases, breakout performances
Rated 06 Sep 2008
95
96th
amazing!
Rated 15 Sep 2008
99
99th
... for the real heroes that never came back ...
Rated 19 Apr 2023
70
91st
It feels like you're realistically following a company from World War 2, complete with the showcase of realistic action, characters and operations. You do, as the name suggests, feel like you're following a band of brothers through a war.
Rated 16 Jun 2012
95
88th
Difficult to watch at times
Rated 12 Sep 2010
10
92nd
One of the best miniseries of all time, Band of Brothers is a sprawling but honest and intimate look at the men who fought in World War II. It strips away the jingoism and bullshit we've applied to World War II by focusing exclusively on the men who fought in that war, and over the course of ten hours we come to know and care about a wide cast of real people with personalities, not just characters with traits. It's better written, with a realism even Saving Private Ryan lacked.
Rated 26 Dec 2010
100
98th
Greatest mini series ever.
Rated 01 Sep 2010
94
96th
This mini-series is simply brilliant. Within this format the task of covering the invasion, liberation and defeat of the Germans in Europe is much more managable. Episode after episode the characters develop within their harsh and destructive worlds. The cinematography is gorgeously done and the acting compelling. You won't regret taking the time to work your way through this.
Rated 25 Feb 2009
90
80th
For anyone into this genre, this is a must see.

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