- Awards: Won 5 Academy Awards
Braveheart is clearly one of the most important classic movies of this generation. Mostly because it is one of the last true “epic” movies to have success. The story follows Sir William Wallace, the late-13th century Scottish warrior, as he fights for Scottish independence. Wallace is known for leading the Scots in the First War of Scottish Independence against King Edward I of England in real life. Of course, the real title of “Brave Heart” belongs to Robert the Bruce. Historical inaccuracies aside, it is still a good movie.