Scottish Films

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1. 633 Squadron (1964)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, War

An RAF squadron is assigned to knock out a German rocket fuel factory in Norway. The factory supplies fuel for the Nazi effort to launch rockets on England during D-Day.

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Cliff Robertson, George Chakiris, Maria Perschy, Harry Andrews

Votes: 3,185

2. Aarzoo (1999)

175 min | Musical, Drama, Action

Dayashankar witness the gun down of his friend Rajpal by his very own brother, Kalishnath. He then promises to rise his son, Amar and gets him marry to his only daughter, Pooja. 20 years ... See full summary »

Director: Lawrence D'Souza | Stars: Madhuri Dixit, Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan, Paresh Rawal

Votes: 1,310

3. Aberdeen (2000)

106 min | Drama

78 Metascore

Kaisa is a Scot, a successful London lawyer, who snorts coke and has one-night stands with strangers. Her mother calls from Aberdeen with some story begging her to fly to Norway and collect... See full summary »

Director: Hans Petter Moland | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Lena Headey, Jean Anderson, Charlotte Rampling

Votes: 2,915 | Gross: $0.06M

4. The Acid House (1998)

Unrated | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

55 Metascore

Three twisted tales of abuse, drugs, displaced personalities, and insect life by Scottish writer Irvine Welsh.

Director: Paul McGuigan | Stars: Stephen McCole, Maurice Roëves, Garry Sweeney, Jenny McCrindle

Votes: 6,772 | Gross: $0.14M

5. The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby (2005)

PG | 104 min | Adventure, Family, History

Bobby, a brave Skye Terrier, becomes local legend when it refuses to leave his master's grave after he dies. The townsfolk feed the dog until local authorities ban strays. The kids decide to help Bobby defy the law. Based on true events.

Director: John Henderson | Stars: James Cosmo, Suzanne Dance, Ron Donachie, Charles Donnelly

Votes: 453

6. A Fond Kiss (2004)

R | 104 min | Drama, Romance

65 Metascore

Sparks fly in Glasgow's south side when a young Asian man enters into a relationship with a Caucasian woman.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Atta Yaqub, Eva Birthistle, Ahmad Riaz, Shamshad Akhtar

Votes: 6,396

7. AfterLife (2003)

100 min | Drama

An ambitious Scottish journalist is torn between a high-profile career and caring for his younger sister who has Downs Syndrome.

Director: Alison Peebles | Stars: Lindsay Duncan, Kevin McKidd, Paula Sage, James Laurenson

Votes: 173

8. A Lonely Place to Die (2011)

R | 99 min | Adventure, Crime, Thriller

A group of mountaineers in the Scottish Highlands discover a kidnapped girl and are pursued by her captors.

Director: Julian Gilbey | Stars: Alec Newman, Ed Speleers, Melissa George, Kate Magowan

Votes: 25,743

9. A Man Called Peter (1955)

Approved | 119 min | Biography, Drama, Family

The rise of Peter Marshall, from modest Scottish upbringing, to New York seminary, time in Atlanta churches, his marriage, appointment as chaplain of the US Senate, and early death at 46. Based on real events.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Richard Todd, Jean Peters, Marjorie Rambeau, Jill Esmond

Votes: 883

10. American Cousins (2003)

115 min | Crime, Drama

Two American mafiosi, Gino and Settimo, take refuge in the Glasgow cafe owned by their Scottish/Italian cousin. But cousin Roberto isn't the tough guy they'd expected. His strengths are ... See full summary »

Director: Don Coutts | Stars: Danny Nucci, Shirley Henderson, Gerald Lepkowski, Russell Hunter

Votes: 629

11. The Amorous Mr. Prawn (1962)

89 min | Comedy

General and Lady Fitzadam live at a remote army outpost in Scotland, their last assignment before the General retires. The General is sent abroad and in his absence, Lady Fitzadam decides ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Kimmins | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker, Dennis Price

Votes: 142

12. The Angels' Share (2012)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

66 Metascore

Narrowly avoiding jail, new dad Robbie vows to turn over a new leaf. A visit to a whisky distillery inspires him and his mates to seek a way out of their hopeless lives.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Paul Brannigan, John Henshaw, Roger Allam, Gary Maitland

Votes: 21,941 | Gross: $0.30M

13. Another Time, Another Place (1983)

R | 118 min | Drama

Set in 1943 Scotland during World War II, Janie is young housewife married to a man named Dongal, 15 years her senior. As part of a war rehabilation program, Janie and Dongal welcome three ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Radford | Stars: Phyllis Logan, Giovanni Mauriello, Denise Coffey, Tom Watson

Votes: 230

14. A Shot at Glory (2000)

R | 114 min | Drama, Sport

66 Metascore

Gordon McLeod is the manager of a second tier Scottish football team. Faced with pressure from his American owner, he is forced to bring on a marquee player to improve the fortunes of the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Corrente | Stars: Robert Duvall, Michael Keaton, Andy Gray, Finlay MacDonald

Votes: 2,026

15. The Battle of the Sexes (1960)

84 min | Comedy

Angela Barrows, an accomplished business analyst from the US, attempts to contemporise the late MacPherson's tweed factory, shaking the very foundation of a men-only company.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Peter Sellers, Robert Morley, Constance Cummings, Jameson Clark

Votes: 1,050

16. Beautiful Creatures (2000)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Thriller, Crime

40 Metascore

Two girls thrown together by their boyfriends' violence accidentally kill one of them.

Director: Bill Eagles | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Susan Lynch, Iain Glen, Jake D'Arcy

Votes: 3,340 | Gross: $0.06M

17. Being Human (1994)

PG-13 | 122 min | Comedy, Drama

33 Metascore

One man must learn the meaning of courage across four lifetimes centuries apart.

Director: Bill Forsyth | Stars: Robin Williams, John Turturro, Kelly Hunter, Maudie Johnson

Votes: 3,643 | Gross: $1.52M

18. The Big Tease (1999)

R | 86 min | Comedy

53 Metascore

Flamboyant Glasgow hairdresser, Crawford Mackinzie, gets a letter from the World Hairdresser International Federation inviting him to its prestigious annual contest in L.A. Filmmaker Martin... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Allen | Stars: Craig Ferguson, Chris Langham, David Rasche, Frances Fisher

Votes: 2,276 | Gross: $0.19M

19. Blinded (I) (2004)

93 min | Drama, Thriller

While doing her rounds in the Scottish countryside, Doctor Caroline Lamar comes upon a hitchhiker, and offers him a lift. Young Danish backpacker Mike Hammershoi explains that he is looking... See full summary »

Director: Eleanor Yule | Stars: Anders W. Berthelsen, Samantha Bond, Phyllida Law, Jodhi May

Votes: 145

20. Blue Black Permanent (1992)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama

Barbara Thorburn wiles away the hours with memories of Greta, her mother, the poet.

Director: Margaret Tait | Stars: Celia Imrie, Jack Shepherd, Gerda Stevenson, James Fleet

Votes: 128

21. Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius (2004)

PG | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

45 Metascore

Jim Caviezel stars as golf legend Bobby Jones, the icon who retired from competition at the tender age of 28.

Director: Rowdy Herrington | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Claire Forlani, Jeremy Northam, Malcolm McDowell

Votes: 3,575 | Gross: $2.69M

22. Bonnie Prince Charlie (1948)

Passed | 98 min | Biography, Drama, History

In the Jacobite Rising of 1745, the Young Pretender Bonnie Prince Charlie leads an insurrection to overthrow the Protestant House of Hanover and restore his family, the Catholic branch of the House of Stuart, to the British throne.

Directors: Anthony Kimmins, Alexander Korda | Stars: David Niven, Margaret Leighton, Morland Graham, John Laurie

Votes: 196

23. Breaking the Waves (1996)

R | 159 min | Drama

76 Metascore

Oilman Jan is paralyzed in an accident. His wife, who prayed for his return, feels guilty; even more, when Jan urges her to have sex with another.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Emily Watson, Stellan Skarsgård, Katrin Cartlidge, Jean-Marc Barr

Votes: 58,023 | Gross: $4.04M

24. Brave (2012)

PG | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

69 Metascore

Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.

Directors: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, Steve Purcell | Stars: Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters

Votes: 344,353 | Gross: $237.28M

25. Braveheart (1995)

R | 178 min | Biography, Drama, History

68 Metascore

When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England.

Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Angus Macfadyen

Votes: 901,958 | Gross: $75.60M

26. Brigadoon (1954)

Passed | 108 min | Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Two Americans on a hunting trip in Scotland become lost. They encounter a small village, not on the map, called Brigadoon, in which people harbor a mysterious secret, and behave as if they were still living two hundred years in the past.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Gene Kelly, Van Johnson, Cyd Charisse, Elaine Stewart

Votes: 7,003

27. The Bridal Path (1959)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy

Based on a novel by Nigel Tranter, The Bridal Path is a light-hearted look at the somewhat unfortunate results that can come of the continued marrying of fairly close cousins in a ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Bill Travers, Bernadette O'Farrell, George Cole, Duncan Macrae

Votes: 203

28. The Brothers (1947)

Approved | 98 min | Drama

The MacFarishes and the Macraes are lifelong enemies living on a remote island in the Western Isles of Scotland. Mary Lawson is a Scottish orphan brought up in a convent who arrives on the ... See full summary »

Director: David MacDonald | Stars: Patricia Roc, Will Fyffe, Maxwell Reed, Finlay Currie

Votes: 98

29. The Bruce (1996)

107 min | Biography, Drama, History

In the early 14th century, Scottish warrior and Earl Robert the Bruce is crowned King of Scots, leading Scotland during the First War of Scottish Independence against England.

Directors: Bob Carruthers, David McWhinnie | Stars: Gary Andrew, Brian Blessed, Richard Brimblecombe, Conor Chamberlain

Votes: 560

30. Carla's Song (1996)

127 min | Drama, Romance, War

1987, love in time of war. A bus driver George Lennox meets Carla, a Nicaraguan exile living a precarious, profoundly sad life in Glasgow. Her back is scarred, her boyfriend missing, her ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Robert Carlyle, Oyanka Cabezas, Scott Glenn, Salvador Espinoza

Votes: 2,797

31. Centurion (2010)

R | 97 min | Action, Drama, History

62 Metascore

A splinter group of Roman soldiers fight for their lives behind enemy lines after their legion is devastated in a guerrilla attack.

Director: Neil Marshall | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Dominic West, Olga Kurylenko, Andreas Wisniewski

Votes: 74,674 | Gross: $0.12M

32. Chariots of Fire (1981)

PG | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

78 Metascore

Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew, and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics.

Director: Hugh Hudson | Stars: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nicholas Farrell, Nigel Havers

Votes: 49,997 | Gross: $58.97M

33. Charlotte Gray (2001)

PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

48 Metascore

A young Scottish woman joins the French Resistance during World War II to rescue her Royal Air Force boyfriend who is lost in France.

Director: Gillian Armstrong | Stars: Cate Blanchett, James Fleet, Abigail Cruttenden, Charlotte McDougall

Votes: 10,142 | Gross: $0.67M

34. Chasing the Deer (1994)

97 min | History, War

The Jacobite Rebellion of Scotland, and thirty years after the first battle, Bonnie Prince Charlie and his army make a stand at Culloden.

Director: Graham Holloway | Stars: Brian Blessed, Iain Cuthbertson, Matthew Zajac, Fish

Votes: 123

35. Cloud Atlas (2012)

R | 172 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

55 Metascore

An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.

Directors: Tom Tykwer, Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 329,304 | Gross: $27.11M

36. Comfort and Joy (1984)

PG | 106 min | Comedy

Radio host Alan Bird witnesses how an ice cream van is attacked and destroyed by an angry competitor. This leads him into the struggle between two Italian families, the Bernardis and the ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Forsyth | Stars: Bill Paterson, Eleanor David, Clare Grogan, Alex Norton

Votes: 1,522 | Gross: $1.06M

37. Complicity (2000)

R | 99 min | Thriller, Drama

Cameron Colley is a young Scottish journalist, with an interest in exposing the wrongs committed by the rich and powerful. Life is comfortable enough but uneventful, until someone starts ... See full summary »

Director: Gavin Millar | Stars: Jonny Lee Miller, Brian Cox, Keeley Hawes, Paul Higgins

Votes: 742

38. Culloden (1964 TV Movie)

69 min | Drama, History, War

A reconstruction of the Battle of Culloden, the last battle to take place on British soil, as if modern TV cameras were present.

Director: Peter Watkins | Stars: Tony Cosgrove, Olivier Espitalier-Noel, Don Fairservice, George McBean

Votes: 1,288

39. The Da Vinci Code (2006)

PG-13 | 149 min | Mystery, Thriller

46 Metascore

A murder inside the Louvre, and clues in Da Vinci paintings, lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years, which could shake the foundations of Christianity.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Jean Reno, Ian McKellen

Votes: 376,526 | Gross: $217.54M

40. Dear Frankie (2004)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Romance

63 Metascore

After having responded to her son's numerous letters in the guise of his father, a woman hires a stranger to pose as his dad when meeting him.

Director: Shona Auerbach | Stars: Emily Mortimer, Jack McElhone, Gerard Butler, Mary Riggans

Votes: 20,487 | Gross: $1.34M

41. Death Watch (1980)

R | 117 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

In a future where dying of illness is exceedingly rare, a terminally ill woman becomes a celebrity and a man with camera implants goes to secretly record her for a morbid TV show.

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Romy Schneider, Harvey Keitel, Harry Dean Stanton, Thérèse Liotard

Votes: 2,321

42. The Decoy Bride (2011)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

42 Metascore

When the world's media descend on the remote Scottish island where a Hollywood actress is attempting to get married, a local girl is hired as a decoy bride to put the paparazzi off the scent.

Director: Sheree Folkson | Stars: Kelly Macdonald, David Tennant, Alice Eve, Michael Urie

Votes: 10,163 | Gross: $0.00M

43. The Debt Collector (1999)

109 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Mean, gritty, dirty and low and that's just the Policeman Gary Keltie (Ken Stott) out for retribution for the horrendous crimes against the helpless people of Edinburgh during the nineteen ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Neilson | Stars: Billy Connolly, Ken Stott, Francesca Annis, Iain Robertson

Votes: 945

44. The Descent (2005)

R | 99 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

71 Metascore

A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators.

Director: Neil Marshall | Stars: Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid, Saskia Mulder

Votes: 187,101 | Gross: $26.02M

45. Dog Soldiers (2002)

R | 105 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

A routine military exercise turns into a nightmare in the Scotland wilderness.

Director: Neil Marshall | Stars: Sean Pertwee, Kevin McKidd, Emma Cleasby, Liam Cunningham

Votes: 52,163

46. Doomsday (2008)

R | 105 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

51 Metascore

A futuristic action thriller where a team of people work to prevent a disaster threatening the future of the human race.

Director: Neil Marshall | Stars: Rhona Mitra, Bob Hoskins, Alexander Siddig, Caryn Peterson

Votes: 69,714 | Gross: $10.96M

47. Dragonslayer (1981)

PG | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy