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The Best Episodes of The Vietnam War

Every episode of The Vietnam War ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of The Vietnam War!

An immersive 360-degree narrative telling the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film. Featuring testimony from nearly 80 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both the winning and losing sides.

Genres:DocumentaryWar & Politics
Network:PBS

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "The Vietnam War" is "Things Fall Apart (January 1968-July 1968)", rated 8.8/10 from 783 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by N/A. "Things Fall Apart (January 1968-July 1968)" aired on 9/24/2017 and is rated 0.0 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "The Weight of Memory (March 1973-Onward)".

  • Things Fall Apart (January 1968-July 1968)
    8.8/10 783 votes

    #1 - Things Fall Apart (January 1968-July 1968)

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2017-09-24

    Shaken by the Tet Offensive, assassinations and unrest, America seems to be coming apart.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Weight of Memory (March 1973-Onward)
    8.8/10 693 votes

    #2 - The Weight of Memory (March 1973-Onward)

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2017-09-28

    Saigon falls and the war ends. Americans and Vietnamese from all sides search for reconciliation.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The River Styx (January 1964-December 1965)
    8.7/10 854 votes

    #3 - The River Styx (January 1964-December 1965)

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2017-09-19

    With South Vietnam near collapse, LBJ begins bombing the North and sends US troops to the South.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The History of the World (April 1969-May 1970)
    8.7/10 694 votes

    #4 - The History of the World (April 1969-May 1970)

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2017-09-26

    Nixon withdraws troops but when he sends forces into Cambodia the antiwar movement reignites.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • A Disrespectful Loyalty (May 1970-March 1973)
    8.7/10 670 votes

    #5 - A Disrespectful Loyalty (May 1970-March 1973)

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2017-09-27

    South Vietnam fights on its own as Nixon and Kissinger find a way out for America. The POWs return.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Riding the Tiger (1961-1963)
    8.6/10 909 votes

    #6 - Riding the Tiger (1961-1963)

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2017-09-18

    As a communist insurgency gains strength, JFK wrestles with American involvement in South Vietnam.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Resolve (January 1966-June 1967)
    8.6/10 778 votes

    #7 - Resolve (January 1966-June 1967)

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2017-09-20

    US soldiers discover Vietnam is unlike their fathers’ war, while the antiwar movement grows.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • This Is What We Do (July 1967-December 1967)
    8.6/10 745 votes

    #8 - This Is What We Do (July 1967-December 1967)

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2017-09-21

    President Johnson escalates the war while promising the public that victory is in sight.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Déjà Vu (1858-1961)
    8.5/10 1,114 votes

    #9 - Déjà Vu (1858-1961)

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2017-09-17

    After a century of French occupation, Vietnam emerges independent but divided into North and South.

    Director: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick

    Writer: Geoffrey C. Ward

  • The Veneer of Civilization (June 1968-May 1969)
    8.5/10 704 votes

    #10 - The Veneer of Civilization (June 1968-May 1969)

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2017-09-25

    After chaos roils the Democratic Convention, Nixon, promising peace, narrowly wins the presidency.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A