WATERLOO is one of my favorite movies. This Soviet-Italian film is nothing short of astonishing. It was directed by Sergei Bondarchuk and produced by Dino De Laurentiis in 1970. It presents the events leading up to WATERLOO and the battle itself. Rod Steiger nails his portrayal of Napoleon, while Christopher Plummer is superb as the Duke of Wellington. About 15,000 Soviet soldiers and 2,000 cavalrymen reenact the battle with excellent historical detail.
If you’re a history buff and haven’t seen this one, you should check it out however you can. Here’s the History Buffs review: