Movies and TV shows set in scotland

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in scotland ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, sexy, visually appealing, clever and melancholic films and TV shows about / with storytelling, mentor, dialogue, catastrophe, redemption, friendship, life philosophy, nudity (full frontal - brief), brutality and male nudity plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres shot in UK, USA, France and other countries.
scotland movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as scotland: Outlander (2014), Braveheart (1995), Brave (2012), Rob Roy (1995), Highlander (1986), Macbeth (2015), Reign (2013), Mary Queen of Scots (2018), The Water Horse (2007), The Decoy Bride (2011).

List of movies set in scotland

Outlander (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 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, exciting, stylized, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: time travel, fall in love, love affair, true love, love and romance, life turned upside down, couples, adventure, romance, battles, escapades, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, year 1945, 1940s, 20th century
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, europe, britain, united kingdom
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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, scenic, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: medieval, courage, freedom, war, warrior, tragic hero, idealism, battles, vengeance, leadership, legend, love story ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century, 13th century
Place: scotland, england, scottish highlands, united kingdom, europe ...
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Brave (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
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, light, feel good, humorous, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, preschoolers, teens ...
Plot: disney, princess, bear, witch, happy ending, mother daughter relationship, rebellious daughter, adventure, family, queen, coming of age, kingdom ...
Time: 10th century, middle ages
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, europe
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Rob Roy (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
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: exciting, captivating, emotional, serious, epic ...
Plot: violent man, sword fight, rivalry, rape, adventure, folk hero, graphic violence, life philosophy, vengeance, medieval, against the odds, pregnant from rape ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: scotland, england, scottish highlands, europe
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Highlander (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: He fought his first battle on the Scottish Highlands in 1536. He will fight his greatest battle on the streets of New York City in 1986. His name is Connor MacLeod. He is immortal.
Style: suspense, dark fantasy, exciting, suspenseful, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: immortality, sword fight, magic, mentor, medieval, immortal, good versus evil, supernatural, cult, mythology, sword and sorcery, master warrior ...
Time: 80s, middle ages, 16th century, 20th century, 1780s ...
Place: scotland, new york, scottish highlands, usa, europe ...
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Macbeth (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Feature film adaptation of Shakespeare's Scottish play about General Macbeth whose ambitious wife urges him to use wicked means in order to gain power of the throne over the sitting king, Duncan.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, stylized, brutal, psychological ...
Plot: shakespeare, medieval, ambition, betrayal, murder, throne, crown, witch, insanity, king, prophecy, kingdom ...
Time: middle ages, 11th century, 1930s, 70s
Place: scotland, california, europe
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Reign (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Mary, Queen of Scots, faces political and sexual intrigue in the treacherous world of the French court.
Style: sexy, stylized, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: royal family, queen, female protagonist, intrigue, royal court, aristocracy, rivalry, state affairs, power struggle, love triangle, historical character, throne ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, scotland, europe
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Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, China
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 family, royal court, protestant, betrayal, queen elizabeth i, queen, throne, murder, british history, treason, cousin cousin relationship, state affairs ...
Time: 16th century
Place: scotland, england, scottish highlands, europe
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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: entertaining, twists and turns, scenic, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: loch ness monster, sea monster, adventure, world war two, friendship, young heroes, kids and family, adaptation, beautiful scenery, runaway, fight scenes, coming of age ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, europe
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The Decoy Bride (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A local woman is hired to draw paparazzi away from a Hollywood actress who has come to Scotland to get married.
Style: romantic, humorous, feel good, funny, absurd ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: wedding, paparazzi, island, disorder, love and romance, hiding, hidden identity, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, disguise, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, europe
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Trainspotting (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 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.
Style: disturbing, psychedelic, captivating, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug addiction, drug abuse, existentialism, life is a bitch, drugs, social misfits, crimes, counterculture, surrealism, dark humor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland, europe, england, london
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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, exciting, factual, suspense, dark ...
Plot: medieval, knight, siege, historical character, war, king, battlefield, throne, guerilla warfare, exile, rebellion, castle ...
Time: 14th century, middle ages
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, england
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Shetland (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Created from the novels by award winning crime writer Ann Cleeves, Shetland follows DI Jimmy Perez and his team as they investigate crime within the close knit island community. In this isolated and sometimes inhospitable environment, the team have ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: police detective, murder investigation, police investigation, island, who done it, multiple suspects, murder, crimes, mystery, crime scene, investigation, police ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century, 2010s, 2020s
Place: scotland
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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, tense ...
Plot: police, small town, crimes, law enforcement, small town sheriff, against the rules, police detective, couple relations, love triangle, police investigation, dog, village ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, europe
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Rebus (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Rebus is the title of the detective drama TV series based on the Inspector Rebus novels by the Scottish author Ian Rankin set in and around Edinburgh. The series was produced by STV Productions for the ITV network. Four seasons have been aired; ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, law enforcement, uncover truth, police detective, crimes, multiple suspects, who done it, murder, nypd, murder mystery, police inspector, failed attempt ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary, 2000s
Place: scotland, england, edinburgh scotland
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Shallow Grave (1994)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Three friends discover their new flatmate dead but loaded with cash.
Style: neo noir, psychological, suspense, twists and turns, dark ...
Plot: friendship, dark humor, crimes, greed, betrayal, roommate, paranoia, crime gone awry, murder, violence, money, powerful ending ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: scotland, rio de janeiro, edinburgh scotland
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Made of Honor (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Tom and Hannah have been platonic friends for 10 years. He's a serial dater, while she wants marriage but hasn't found Mr. Right. Just as Tom is starting to think that he is relationship material after all, Hannah gets engaged. When she ...
Style: romantic, feel good, ridiculous, funny, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: wedding, best friends in love, love and romance, male female friendship, friendship, bridesmaid, love, love story, love triangle, wedding preparations and rituals, unfulfilled love, friends in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998
Place: scotland, europe, new york, new jersey, san francisco ...
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Filth (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Sweden, Belgium, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A bigoted junkie cop suffering from bipolar disorder and drug addiction manipulates and hallucinates his way through the festive season in a bid to secure promotion and win back his wife and daughter.
Style: cynical, surreal, sexual, bleak, enigmatic ...
Plot: addiction, dark humor, drug abuse, insanity, antisocial behavior, self destructing, losing-it hero, murder, cocaine, strong sexual content, life is a bitch, bipolar disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, hamburg germany, edinburgh scotland, new orleans
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Under the Skin (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Switzerland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A seductive alien prowls the streets of Glasgow in search of prey: unsuspecting men who fall under her spell.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, disturbing, bleak, erotic ...
Plot: alien, femme fatale, human prey, disguise, female nudity, extraterrestrial, desire, very little dialogue, creature, nudity (full frontal - brief), erection, eroticism ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland, europe
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The Angels' Share (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France, Belgium, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 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.
Style: feel good, harsh, sincere, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: community service, heist, petty criminal, working class, crimes, moral dilemma, going straight, fish out of water, one last chance, thief, society, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: scotland, europe, edinburgh scotland, glasgow scotland, england ...
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Mrs Brown (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Queen Victoria is deeply depressed after the death of her husband, disappearing from public. Her servant Brown, who adores her, through caress and admiration brings her back to life, but that relationship creates scandalous situation and is likely ...
Style: touching, sentimental, atmospheric, intense, melancholic ...
Plot: queen victoria, friendship, politics, queen, romance, royalty, victorian england, relationships, love story, widow, british monarchy, british history ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s, 1880s
Place: scotland, england, london, europe
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Clique (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: In the first year of uni, childhood best friends Holly and Georgia find themselves drawn to an elite clique. When Holly begins to suspect darkness lurks beneath the glamour, she will do anything to save her soulmate.
Style: tense, psychological, captivating, suspense, psychological thriller
Plot: feminism, female friendship, university, mysterious character, brother sister relationship, student, society, rivalry, female nudity, ambition, women, college ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland, britain
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Perfect Sense (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Sweden, Denmark, Ireland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Susan is a scientist searching for answers to important questions. So important that she has given up on other things, like love - until she meets Micheal. Susan and Michael find themselves embarking on a sensual adventure while the world around ...
Style: thought provoking, artsy, philosophical, sexy, enigmatic ...
Plot: pandemic, epidemic, apocalypse, sex scene, chef, human existence, love affair, romance, suffering, female nudity, post apocalypse, human nature ...
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland
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Dear Frankie (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nine-year-old Frankie and his single mum Lizzie have been on the move ever since Frankie can remember, most recently arriving in a seaside Scottish town. Wanting to protect her deaf son from the truth that they've run away from his father, ...
Style: heartbreaking, realistic, emotional, melancholic, sweet ...
Audience: teens
Plot: single parent, coming of age, disability, friendship, life & death, stranger, deaf, father son relationship, mother son relationship, ship, little boy, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
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Local Hero (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: 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.
Style: witty, feel good, humorous, touching, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: small town, village life, culture clash, beautiful scenery, village, travel, greed, unlikely friendships, fish out of water, oil, seaside town, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: scotland, texas, houston texas
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The Three Lives of Thomasina (1963)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Thomasina is the pet cat of Mary McDhui, the daughter of Scottish veterinarian Andrew McDhui. When Thomasina falls ill, McDhui declares that the pet should be put down. But when Mary and her father try to bury the cat, Lori MacGregor (Susan ...
Style: touching, emotional, talky, atmospheric, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: cat, afterlife, disney, family, pets, dealing with death, happy ending, veterinarian, adventure, family life, animal life, terminal illness ...
Time: 1910s, year 1912
Place: scotland, australia, europe, britain
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Young Adam (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young drifter working on a river barge disrupts his employers' lives while hiding the fact that he knows more about a dead woman found in the river than he admits.
Style: erotic, sexy, enigmatic, neo noir, atmospheric ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, cuckold, murder, extramarital affair, couple relations, destructive relationship, mysterious character, character study, nudity (full frontal - brief), murder mystery, drifter ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1954, 50s
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland, europe, edinburgh scotland
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Sweet Sixteen (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Determined to have a normal family life once his mother gets out of prison, a Scottish teenager from a tough background sets out to raise the money for a home.
Style: disturbing, bleak, sentimental, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens, teen drama
Plot: heroin, juvenile delinquency, coming of age, innocence lost, prison, drug dealing, dysfunctional family, drug dealer, downfall, family relations, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland, europe
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The Acid House (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: THE ACID HOUSE is a surreal triptych adapted by "Trainspotting" author Irvine Welsh from his acclaimed collection of short stories. Combining a vicious sense of humor with hard-talking drama, the film reaches into the hearts and minds of ...
Style: surreal, mind bending, disturbing, psychedelic, humorous ...
Plot: lsd, drug abuse, god, surrealism, dark humor, rave, breast feeding, transformation, family relations, murder, infidelity, vandalism ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, europe
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The Little Vampire (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, Netherlands, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on the popular books, the story tells of Tony who wants a friend to add some adventure to his life. What he gets is Rudolph, a vampire kid with a good appetite. The two end up inseparable, but their fun is cut short when all the hopes of the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, melancholic, sexy ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens, horror for children
Plot: vampire, supernatural, friendship, vampire hunter, family, adventure, child protagonist, siblings relations, small town life, boy, school, transformation ...
Time: 80s
Place: scotland, europe
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