Braveheart is a 1995 epic historical war film directed by and starring Mel Gibson. The film tells the story of William Wallace, a Scottish warrior who leads his countrymen in the First War of Scottish Independence against King Edward I of England. The film was nominated for ten Academy Awards and won five, including Best Picture and Best Director for Gibson.
Braveheart was a commercial success and received mostly positive reviews from critics. Many praised the film's performances, particularly Gibson's, as well as its direction, screenplay, and cinematography. However, some critics and historians took issue with the film's historical accuracy. Despite these criticisms, the film remains a popular and influential work in the epic film genre.