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Braveheart (1995) is a historical action-drama movie produced and directed by Mel Gibson, who also starred in the title role. Written for screen and then novelized by Randall Wallace, Gibson portrays a legendary Scot, William Wallace, who gained recognition when he came to the forefront of the First War of Scottish Independence by opposing Edward I of England (played by Patrick McGoohan) and subsequently abetted by Edward's daughter-in-law Princess Isabelle (played by Sophie Marceau) and a claiment to the Scottish throne, Robert the Bruce (played by Angus MacFadyen).
The film won five Academy Awards at the 68th Academy Awards, including the Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Director, and had been nominated for an additional five. Produced by Icon Productions for Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox, the film's success may have helped to revive the historical epic genre, with subsequent films such as Gladiator, The Patriot, Alexander, Troy, Kingdom of Heaven and 300.
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Rob Roy is a movie that was released on April 7, 1995. The director was Michael Caton-Jones. The film was generally inspired by elements of the life of a 17th-18th century Scot named Robert Roy MacGregor and his battles with feudal landowners in the Scottish Highlands. MGM/United Artists, distributors of the film, describe Rob Roy as a "riveting adventure of courage, love and uncompromising honour."
The film stars Liam Neeson in the title role, along with Jessica Lange, John Hurt, Tim Roth, Eric Stoltz and Brian Cox. Tim Roth was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of the villain Archibald Cunningham.
Times are hard in the early 1700’s in the Scottish Highlands. The traditional clan system is breaking down; formerly powerful Highland landholders like Clan MacGregor now languish in the grip of poverty, oppressed by the Anglophilic Lowland Scots nobility.
Chieftain Robert Roy MacGregor (Liam Neeson) wishes to better the lives of clansmen, so...,
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves is a 1991 adventure film directed by Kevin Reynolds. The original music score was composed, orchestrated and conducted by Michael Kamen. The film was marketed with the tagline "For the good of all men, and the love of one woman, he fought to uphold justice by breaking the law."
Kevin Costner heads the cast list as Robin Hood. The film also stars Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as Maid Marian, Morgan Freeman as Azeem, Christian Slater as Will Scarlet and Alan Rickman as the Sheriff of Nottingham.
Robin of Locksley (Kevin Costner), an English nobleman, joins King Richard the Lionheart and other Christians in the Third Crusade. During the crusade, Robin is captured and jailed in a dungeon. With his execution inevitable, Robin engineers an escape and saves the life of a Moor, Azeem (Morgan Freeman). Robin makes the long journey back to England with Azeem, who claims he must accompany Robin until the debt of saving his life is repaid.
In England, the pair find...,