Lists 25 best war movies "War is hell," said General Sherman. War movies, on the other hand, are great. Here are the best of the lot Tweet 12 January 2012 Waterloo (1970)The vast scale of this film centred around Napoleon's efforts at the battle of Waterloo in 1815 is what sets it apart. Drawing on 17,000 extras – many borrowed from the Soviet army – it even dwarfs most modern war films with CGI-bolstered casts. first previous 18/25 next last Tweet You have to login or register to comment.