Movies and TV shows set in scottish highlands

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in scottish highlands ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, exciting, humorous, semi serious and suspense films and TV shows about / with castle, danger, death, friendship, chase, violence, adventure, culture clash, mentor and betrayal plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Adventure genres shot in UK, USA, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as scottish highlands: Calibre (2018), Outlander (2014), Braveheart (1995), Monarch of the Glen (2000), Hamish Macbeth (1995), The Eagle (2011), Beyond Loch Ness (2008), Scottish Mussel (2015), Year of the Comet (1992), Mary Queen of Scots (2018).

List of movies set in scottish highlands

Calibre (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two lifelong friends head up to an isolated Scottish Highlands village for a weekend hunting trip that descends into a never-ending nightmare as they attempt to cover up a horrific hunting accident.
Style: tense, suspense, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: hunting, paranoia, accident, drinking, village, drug use, drinking alcohol, danger, murder, buddies, hotel, pub ...
Time: 21st century
Place: scottish highlands
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Outlander (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 64 min.
TV show
Story: The story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie, a chivalrous and ...
Style: captivating, stylized, exciting, serious, sentimental
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: time travel, love affair, life turned upside down, fall in love, danger, adventure, love and romance, true love, escapades, rivalry, imaginary, love triangle ...
Time: 18th century, year 1945, 1940s, 20th century
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, europe, britain
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Braveheart (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Enraged at the slaughter of Murron, his new bride and childhood love, Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a platoon of the local English lord's soldiers. This leads the village to revolt and, eventually, the entire country to rise up against ...
Style: epic, breathtaking, rough, exciting, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, freedom, warrior, tragic hero, war, courage, heroes, leadership, folk hero, vengeance, idealism, love story ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century, 14th century
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, england, europe, edinburgh scotland ...
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Monarch of the Glen (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Archie MacDonald, a young restaurateur is called back to his childhood home of Glenbogle where he is told he is the new Laird of Glenbogle.
Style: witty, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: country estate, friendship, love triangle, love and romance, fish out of water, social differences, rich and poor, working class, family life, uninhibited rivalry, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: scottish highlands, scotland, europe, england, london
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Hamish Macbeth (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Hamish Macbeth is a comedy-drama series made by BBC Scotland and first aired in 1995. It is loosely based on a series of mystery novels by M. C. Beaton. The series concerns a local police officer, Constable Hamish Macbeth in the fictitious town of ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching, exciting ...
Plot: small town, police, crime, law enforcement, police investigation, crimes, against the rules, police detective, couple relations, small town sheriff, love triangle, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, europe
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The Eagle (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 140 AD, twenty years after the unexplained disappearance of the entire Ninth Legion in the mountains of Scotland, young centurion Marcus Aquila (Tatum) arrives from Rome to solve the mystery and restore the reputation of his father, the commander ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, slavery, ancient rome, master and servant, gladiator, slave, adventure, legends and myths, tribe, soldier, arena, military ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: england, scotland, scottish highlands, europe, britain ...
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Beyond Loch Ness (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: James Murphey is a rugged cryptozoologist, who thirty years earlier, during a trip to Loch Ness, Scotland, had a fatal encounter with the fabled "Nessie" creature that killed his father, and left James with deep facial scar. Twenty years ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, suspense, scary, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sea monster, deadly creature, abandoned mine, dangerous animal, danger, violence, obsessive quest, experiment gone awry, survival, chaos and mayhem, gory, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, year 1976, 2000s
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
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Scottish Mussel (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ritchie is a Glaswegian chancer with low hopes and no prospects. Disillusioned with city life, he goes undercover at a Highland conservation centre to make his fortune as an illegal pearl fisher with the help of his two hapless and accident prone ...
Plot: love, aunt nephew relationship, underwater, stream, whiskey, kiss, gangster, van, female teacher, group of friends, white dress, erection ...
Place: scottish highlands, glasgow scotland, scotland
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Year of the Comet (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Year of the Comet is a 1992 romantic comedy adventure film about the pursuit of the most valuable bottle of wine in history. The title refers to the year it was bottled, 1811, which was known for the Great Comet of 1811, and also as one of the best ...
Style: exciting, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: chase, wine, wine cellar, love affair, love and romance, romance, battle of the sexes, opposites attract, adventure, couples, espionage, secret formula ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, france, europe
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Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Mary Stuart attempts to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, only to find herself condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, bleak, bad ending ...
Plot: royal court, royal family, queen elizabeth i, queen, state affairs, rivalry, cousin cousin relationship, betrayal, british history, female protagonist, throne, protestant ...
Time: 16th century
Place: scotland, england, europe, scottish highlands
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The Water Horse (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, UK, Australia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A lonely boy discovers a mysterious egg that hatches a sea creature of Scottish legend.
Style: emotional, entertaining, twists and turns, scenic, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: sea monster, adventure, world war two, young heroes, friendship, underwater, child protagonist, mythology, egg, rescue from drowning, boat, boat accident ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
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Outlaw King (2018)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Forced into exile by the English after being crowned King of Scotland, legendary warrior Robert the Bruce fights to reclaim the throne.
Style: atmospheric, suspense, exciting, factual, breathtaking
Plot: knight, medieval, exile, historical character, siege, battle, castle, rebellion, guerilla warfare, catapult, conspiracy, aristocrat ...
Time: 14th century
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, england
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Ring of Bright Water (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Whoever said dog is man's best friend never met Mij! Mij is a cute, cuddly pet shop otter who captures the heart of Graham Merill (Bill Travers). It doesn't take Graham long to realize that London is no place to raise a slippery otter. So ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: pets, otter, heroes, family life, countryside, store, fall in love, heroic mission, animal life, family relations, friends, family ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: scotland, london, england, scottish highlands
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Wild Country (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Wild Country is a low budget British horror film which was shot on location in and around Glasgow, Scotland in October.The cast was made up of mostly unknown actors with the exception of Martin Compston and a cameo appearance by Peter Capaldi. The ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense
Plot: werewolf, adoption, youth, survival, danger, supernatural, wilderness, deadly, teenage life, dangerous animal, human becoming an animal, legends and myths ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands, glasgow scotland
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The Battle of Culloden (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 69 min.
Story: Culloden is a 1964 docudrama written and directed by Peter Watkins for BBC TV. It portrays the 1746 Battle of Culloden that resulted in the British Army's destruction of the Scottish Jacobite uprising and, in the words of the narrator, ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: battles, soldier, reenactment, battle, militant, hapless soldier, power relations, battle zone, rebelliousness, social differences, political unrest, rebellion ...
Time: 18th century
Place: scotland, england, europe, scottish highlands
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What a Whopper (1961)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A writer attempts to raise some cash by writing a book about the Loch Ness Monster. No publisher will take it because they all think there isn't really a monster. The writer and some of his friends make a fake monster and take photographs and ...
Plot: loch ness monster, photograph, sculptor, fake, writers
Place: scottish highlands, scotland
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Rob Roy (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In the highlands of Scotland in the 1700s, Rob Roy tries to lead his small town to a better future, by borrowing money from the local nobility to buy cattle to herd to market. When the money is stolen, Rob is forced into a Robin Hood lifestyle to ...
Style: captivating, exciting, suspenseful, emotional, serious ...
Plot: violent man, rivalry, folk hero, vengeance, adventure, graphic violence, village, against the odds, outlaw, criminal, heroic mission, legends and myths ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands, england
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T2: Trainspotting (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud and Begbie.
Style: intense, stylized, thought provoking, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: drug addiction, junkie, friendship, addiction, heroin, theft, blackmail, violence, extortion, revenge, redemption, betrayal ...
Time: 2010s, year 1974, year 1979, 80s
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, bulgaria, edinburgh scotland, london ...
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Brave (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Brave is set in the mystical Scottish Highlands, where Mérida is the princess of a kingdom ruled by King Fergus and Queen Elinor. An unruly daughter and an accomplished archer, Mérida one day defies a sacred custom of the land and inadvertently ...
Style: fairy tale, humorous, light, touching, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: happy ending, disney, princess, witch, adventure, archery, kingdom, queen, magical, computer animation, curses spells and rituals, royal family ...
Time: 10th century
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
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When Eight Bells Toll (1971)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In a vein similar to Bond movies, a British agent Philip Calvert is on a mission to determine the whereabouts of a ship that disappeared near the coast of Scotland.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: secret agents, espionage, pirate, undercover, betrayal, ship, secret agent, ocean or sea, master criminal, race against time, chases and races, adventurer ...
Time: 70s
Place: scotland, britain, scottish highlands, london
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The Queen (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Queen is an intimate behind the scenes glimpse at the interaction between HM Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Tony Blair during their struggle, following the death of Diana, to reach a compromise between what was a private tragedy for the Royal ...
Style: thought provoking, factual, emotional, compassionate, talky ...
Plot: queen, historical character, royal family, head of state, british royal family, queen of england, paparazzi, politics, death, pride and honor, death in the family, rules and policies ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1997
Place: england, buckingham palace, britain, europe, london ...
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My Life So Far (1999)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Memoir of the lives of a family growing up on a post World War I British estate headed up by a strong disciplinarian, her daughter, her inventor husband, their ten year old son, and his older sister. Through the household comes a number of suitors ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, infidelity, family relations, inventor, estate, society, love and romance, master and servant, couples, palaces castles and temples, eccentric family, parents and children ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
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Man to Man (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, South Africa, UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An epic about anthropologists who hunt and capture pygmies for study back in Europe, in an attempt to illustrate the link between man and ape.
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: explorer, uncover truth, culture clash, moral dilemma, against humanity, society, ambition, escapades, obsessive quest, dehumanization, human nature, buried truth ...
Time: 19th century
Place: scotland, africa, europe, edinburgh scotland, scottish highlands
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Lassie (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, France, Ireland, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A family in financial crisis is forced to sell Lassie, their beloved dog. Hundreds of miles away from her true family, Lassie escapes and sets out on a journey home.
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, kids
Plot: pets, train ride, dog, rescue, adventure, friendship, dog movie, animal life, parents and children, getting home, boy dog relationship, little girl ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe, england, yorkshire, glasgow scotland ...
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The Illusionist (2010)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Scotland, late 1950s. A struggling illusionist visits an isolated community and meets a young lady who is convinced that he is a real magician.
Style: stylized, touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: loneliness, magical, magician, friendship, coming of age, artists and showbiz, odd couple, french, age difference, art, frustration, stage ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1959
Place: england, paris france, france, scotland, edinburgh scotland ...
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Mister Foe (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hallam's talent for spying on people reveals his darkest fears-and his most peculiar desires. Driven to expose the true cause of his mother's death, he instead finds himself searching the rooftops of the city for love.
Style: sentimental, enigmatic, talky, psychological, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: older woman younger man sex, teenage life, parents and children, sexuality, stepmother stepson relationship, coming of age, dealing with death, suicide, loneliness, death, eroticism, drowning ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: scotland, europe, edinburgh scotland, scottish highlands, glasgow scotland
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Fantomas vs. Scotland Yard (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the third and final episode of the trilogy, Fantômas imposes a head tax on the rich, threatening to kill those who do not comply.
Style: not serious, humorous, captivating, feel good, psychotronic
Plot: police, perfect crime, mastermind, master criminal, goofy hero, disguise, chase, parody, lord, blackmail, mask, gadget ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: scotland, europe, france, scottish highlands
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Dog Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A squad of British soldiers on training in the lonesome Scottish wilderness find a wounded Special Forces captain and the remains of his team. As they encounter zoologist Megan, it turns out that werewolves are active in the region. They have to ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: werewolf, in the woods, soldier, survival, full moon, beast, gory, wilderness, showdown, standoff, deadly, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: scotland, europe, wales, scottish highlands, england
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An American Werewolf in London (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two American tourists in England are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.
Style: dark humor, atmospheric, humorous, cult film, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, monster, beast, transformation, supernatural, countryside, race against time, danger, friendship, nightmare, nurse, gory ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, yorkshire, northern england ...
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Dreams Lost, Dreams Found (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young American widow is mysteriously drawn to a historic castle in the Scottish Highlands and finds herself at the center of a 200-year old ghost story.
Style: semi serious
Plot: ghost, love affair, curses spells and rituals, fall in love, palaces castles and temples, supernatural, danger, supernatural ability, love and romance, romance, bachelor, ghost story ...
Time: 80s
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands, edinburgh scotland, san francisco
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