Braveheart is awesome!
So is The Matrix, or the 1st Matrix is awesome anyways. One of my favorite all time movies. It actually came out when I was in 7th grade but I didn't watch it until last year. But that is one movie I'm kind of glad I didn't see until I was a little older. I think I got a better appreciation of the overall message. Fantastic movie really.
Braveheart is a classic for sure. Mel Gibson was masterful.
Gladiator mentioned above is another fantastic movie. Great performances.
Hatfields & McCoys is a fantastic mini series, 3 part about 2 hours each and it's done incredibly well. You have amazing performances from so many people in that. I loved it so much I bought it on Blu Ray asap and I have been pimping it out to anyone and everyone. Love it. Costner and Paxton are amazing.