This is Scotland

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1. Shallow Grave (1994)

R | 89 min | Crime, Thriller

67 Metascore

Three friends discover their new flatmate dead but loaded with cash.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Kerry Fox, Christopher Eccleston, Ewan McGregor, Ken Stott

Votes: 54,161 | Gross: $2.88M

2. Local Hero (1983)

PG | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

82 Metascore

An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery. But things don't go as expected.

Director: Bill Forsyth | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Peter Riegert, Fulton Mackay, Denis Lawson

Votes: 19,628 | Gross: $5.90M

3. 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: 59,020 | Gross: $4.04M

4. Trainspotting (1996)

R | 93 min | Drama

83 Metascore

Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd

Votes: 606,260 | Gross: $16.50M

5. Brave (2012)

PG | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

69 Metascore

Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida (Kelly Macdonald) 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: 351,793 | Gross: $237.28M

6. Neds (2010)

TV-14 | 124 min | Drama

Encompassed by violent street gangs, neglectful parents, bullying teachers and a dearth of positive role models, a studious but emotionally abandoned kid turns thug.

Director: Peter Mullan | Stars: Conor McCarron, Greg Forrest, Joe Szula, Mhairi Anderson

Votes: 7,798

7. Sunshine on Leith (2013)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

66 Metascore

Two soldiers return home to Edinburgh to resume their romantic and family lives.

Director: Dexter Fletcher | Stars: Paul Brannigan, George MacKay, Kevin Guthrie, Jane Horrocks

Votes: 5,813

8. 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: 22,300 | Gross: $0.30M

9. What We Did on Our Holiday (2014)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

54 Metascore

A family of five is off to granddad's big 75th birthday party at an uncle's estate in rural Scotland. The parents fight and are separated, and hope their three kids won't mention it. The kids love, can talk with, and will do anything for, granddad.

Directors: Andy Hamilton, Guy Jenkin | Stars: Rosamund Pike, David Tennant, Billy Connolly, Ben Miller

Votes: 18,290

10. 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: 916,375 | Gross: $75.60M

11. Rob Roy (1995)

R | 139 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

55 Metascore

In 1713 Scotland, Rob Roy MacGregor is wronged by a nobleman and his nephew, becomes an outlaw in search of revenge while fleeing the Redcoats, and faces charges of being a Jacobite.

Director: Michael Caton-Jones | Stars: Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange, John Hurt, Tim Roth

Votes: 39,138 | Gross: $31.60M

12. Filth (I) (2013)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

56 Metascore

A corrupt, junkie cop with bipolar disorder attempts to manipulate his way through a promotion in order to win back his wife and daughter while also fighting his own inner demons.

Director: Jon S. Baird | Stars: James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, Eddie Marsan, Imogen Poots

Votes: 96,453 | Gross: $0.03M

13. Outlander (2014– )

TV-MA | 64 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

An English combat nurse from 1945 is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743.

Stars: Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Duncan Lacroix, Tobias Menzies

Votes: 102,585

14. My Name Is Joe (1998)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

Two thirtysomethings, unemployed former alcoholic Joe and community health worker Sarah, start a romantic relationship in the one of the toughest Glasgow neighbourhoods.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Peter Mullan, Louise Goodall, Gary Lewis, Lorraine McIntosh

Votes: 7,238 | Gross: $0.35M

15. Gregory's Girl (1980)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Gregory is a normal teen who is infatuated with a classmate. He must work to win her affection.

Director: Bill Forsyth | Stars: John Gordon Sinclair, Dee Hepburn, Jake D'Arcy, Clare Grogan

Votes: 7,095

16. Ratcatcher (1999)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

76 Metascore

An unabashed kid navigates the filthy world of 1973 Glasgow, preoccupying himself with the equally poor youth around him.

Director: Lynne Ramsay | Stars: Tommy Flanagan, Mandy Matthews, William Eadie, Michelle Stewart

Votes: 8,108 | Gross: $0.22M

17. Small Faces (1996)

R | 108 min | Drama

Three teenage brothers, gang-member Bobby, troubled mama's boy Alan and self-assured prankster Lex, reside in a downtrodden section of Glasgow, Scotland, circa 1968. But while Bobby and ... See full summary »

Director: Gillies MacKinnon | Stars: Iain Robertson, Joe McFadden, Steven Duffy, Laura Fraser

Votes: 1,395

18. 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: 2,845

19. The Gospel According to Vic (1986)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

Vic Mathews (Tom Conti) teaches a remedial class at the Blessed Edith Semple School in Scotland. Some at the school are trying to discover the two more miracles that would promote the late ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Gormley | Stars: Tom Conti, Helen Mirren, David Hayman, Brian Pettifer

Votes: 246 | Gross: $0.27M

20. Taggart (1983–2010)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The Maryhill CID investigates gruesome murders against the bleak backdrop of the city of Glasgow.

Stars: Blythe Duff, Colin McCredie, John Michie, Alex Norton

Votes: 1,229

21. Sunset Song (2015)

R | 135 min | Drama

72 Metascore

The daughter of a Scottish farmer comes of age in the early 1900s.

Director: Terence Davies | Stars: Ken Blackburn, Mark Bonnar, Stuart Bowman, Emily-Jane Boyle

Votes: 3,090 | Gross: $0.16M

23. Your Cheatin' Heart (1990– )

50 min | Comedy, Drama

From Wikipedia: a comedy-drama series for bbc television set in the country music scene in Scotland.

Stars: John Gordon Sinclair, Tilda Swinton, Ken Stott, Kevin McMonagle

Votes: 41

24. Tutti Frutti (1987)

69 min | Comedy, Drama

Trouble ensues for the Majestics, Scotland's "Kings of Rock", when a good-looking redhead joins the band on tour.

Stars: Robbie Coltrane, Maurice Roëves, Emma Thompson, Stuart McGugan

Votes: 270

26. High Road (1980–2003)

30 min | Drama

The residents of the rural Scottish village of Glendarroch deal with issues ranging from crop failures and parish pump politics to infidelity, alcoholism and drug abuse.

Stars: Eileen McCallum, Alec Monteath, Caroline Ashley, Gwyneth Guthrie

Votes: 75

27. Orphans (1998)

101 min | Comedy, Drama

Four siblings gathered together for their mother's funeral in Glasgow face individual torments over night during a tumultuous storm that rips the roof off the church.

Director: Peter Mullan | Stars: Douglas Henshall, Gary Lewis, Rosemarie Stevenson, Stephen McCole

Votes: 1,544 | Gross: $0.05M

28. Venus Peter (1989)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama

Peter, a young boy living in the fishing village of St Monans, Scotland during 1940s, learns about life and the beauty of imagination from his grandfather and female teacher in this touching semi-autobiographical story about childhood.

Director: Ian Sellar | Stars: Ray McAnally, David Hayman, Sinéad Cusack, Gordon R. Strachan

Votes: 96

29. 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: 133

31. Silent Scream (1990)

85 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

In London's seedy Soho district in 1963, Larry Winters (Iain Glen) murders a bartender with shocking violence. Sentenced to life behind bars, Winters has towering fits of rage that continue... See full summary »

Director: David Hayman | Stars: Iain Glen, Andrew Barr, Kenneth Glenaan, Steve Hotchkiss

Votes: 121

32. The Slab Boys (1997)

97 min | Drama

Paisley, Scotland, in 1957. Three working-class lads look forward to the staff dance at the local carpet factory. Exuberant social piece of observation cinema that concentrates on the boys'... See full summary »

Director: John Byrne | Stars: Robin Laing, Russell Barr, Bill Gardiner, Louise Berry

Votes: 63

34. 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: 1,570 | Gross: $1.06M

35. That Sinking Feeling (1979)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Crime

Ronnie, Wal, Andy and Vic are four bored, unemployed teens in dreary, rainy Glasgow. Ronnie comes up with a great idea. He has noticed that stainless steel sinks are worth a lot of money ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Forsyth | Stars: Tom Mannion, Eddie Burt, Richard Demarco, Alex Mackenzie

Votes: 863

36. Restless Natives (1985)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Crime

Two Scottish friends become local folk heroes and tourist attractions when they start holding up tour buses with novelty items.

Director: Michael Hoffman | Stars: Vincent Friell, Ned Beatty, Joe Mullaney, Teri Lally

Votes: 1,212

37. The Holy City (1986 TV Movie)

75 min | Drama

A retelling of the Easter story set in contemporary Glasgow.

Director: Bill Bryden | Stars: Iain Andrew, Andrew Barr, Joseph Brady, Andrew Byatt

Votes: 8

38. Another Time, Another Place (1983)

R | 118 min | Drama, War

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: 239



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