1995 movie that recounts the story of William Wallace


Braveheart - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Braveheart is a 1995 historical drama war film directed by and starring Mel Gibson. Gibson portrays William Wallace, a 13th-century Scottish warrior who led the Scots in the First War of Scottish Independence against King Edward I of England. The story is based on Blind Harry's epic poem The Actes and Deidis of the Illustre and Vallyeant Campioun Schir William Wallace and was adapted for the screen by Randall Wallace. It has been described as one of the most historically inaccurate modern films. The film was nominated for ten Academy Awards at the 68th Academy Awards and won five including Best Picture and Best Director. ..."

Cast and Crew

Mel GibsonWilliam Wallace
Patrick McGoohanKing Edward I, Longshanks
Mel GibsonDirector

Video Products

Braveheart [Blu-ray], 1 Sep 2009
Braveheart (Two-Disc Special Collector's Edition), 18 Dec 2007
Braveheart Widescreen Collection, 8 Jan 2002


Freedom's Flicks: The 20 Best Libertarian Movies of all Time, Nov 1999
The Orange County Register picks movies for "freedom lovers"
"3. Braveheart (1995). Mel Gibson plays William Wallace, who leads the Scots in their fight against British tyranny. Best libertarian moment: As his torturer begins the fatal evisceration, Wallace shouts out one last word before he dies: 'Freeeeeedommmmm!'"
The Critical Dilemma Facing Pro-War Libertarians, by Jacob Hornberger, 14 Feb 2007
Discusses the contradictions faced by U.S. libertarians and conservatives who endorsed or encouraged imperial and interventionist foreign policies
"Recall the movie Braveheart, which depicted the period in English history when the English king and his minions possessed and exercised the right to rape a newlywed bride on her wedding night. Can anyone imagine the woman's husband exclaiming, as his wife was carted away, 'At least we can peacefully protest the king's actions without being thrown into jail'?"

Cartoons and Comic Strips

Aargh! Blast this stupid game!, by Parker and Hart, The Wizard of Id, 16 Jul 2009


Braveheart, 24 May 1995
Includes AFI-nominated quote: "They may take away our lives, but they'll never take our freedom!"