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, harsh, stylized, atmospheric and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with storytelling, mentor, friendship, runaway, dialogue, violence, redemption, nudity (full frontal - brief), vengeance and murder plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Fantasy genres shot in UK, USA, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as scotland: Outlander (2014), Braveheart (1995), Brave (2012), Highlander (1986), Reign (2013), Mary Queen of Scots (2018), The Water Horse (2007), Rob Roy (1995), Filth (2013), Shetland (2013).

List of movies set in scotland

 8.4
 125K
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, love triangle, battles ...
Time: 18th century, year 1945, 1940s, 20th century
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, europe, britain
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 8.3
 962K
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, folk hero, vengeance, idealism, leadership, love story ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century, 14th century
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, england, europe, london ...
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 7.1
 375K
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, archery, princess, witch, adventure, kingdom, queen, magical, computer animation, curses spells and rituals, redhead girl ...
Time: 10th century
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
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 7.1
 123K
Highlander (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK
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: sincere, suspenseful, suspense, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: immortality, sword fight, magic, good versus evil, mythology, master warrior, mentor, supernatural, duel, supernatural ability, memory, cult ...
Time: 80s, 16th century, 20th century, 1780s, 1500s ...
Place: scotland, new york, usa, europe, madison square garden manhattan new york city ...
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 7.5
 44K
Reign (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
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, serious, stylized, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: queen, royal court, aristocracy, royal family, female protagonist, love triangle, historical character, intrigue, rivalry, state affairs, king, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, scotland, 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, protestant, throne ...
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, underwater scene ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
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 6.9
 41K
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: captivating, exciting, emotional, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: violent man, rivalry, folk hero, vengeance, adventure, against the odds, graphic violence, danger, righting the wronged, legends and myths, life philosophy, outlaw ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands, england
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 7.1
 102K
Filth (2013)
Genre: 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: dark humor, surreal, cynical, sexual, bleak ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, antisocial behavior, self destructing, losing-it hero, anti heroes, insanity, life is a bitch, cocaine, strong sexual content, murder, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, hamburg germany, edinburgh scotland, new orleans
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 8.1
 11K
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, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, island, police investigation, crimes, murder, mystery, murder investigation, who done it, multiple suspects, social relations, archaeologist, adaptation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland
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 7.5
 2K
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, law enforcement, uncover truth, multiple suspects, crimes, deadly, crime, murder, who done it, failed attempt, police inspector ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: scotland, england, edinburgh scotland
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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: humorous, funny, romantic, absurd, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: wedding, island, paparazzi, disorder, love and romance, hidden identity, hiding, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, disguise, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland
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 6.6
 53K
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, stylized, captivating, brutal, atmospheric ...
Plot: betrayal, murder, ambition, medieval, assassination, couple relations, state affairs, tragic hero, rise and fall, losing-it hero, witches, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, 11th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: scotland, europe, california
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 7.3
 57K
Shallow Grave (1994)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Three friends discover their new flatmate dead but loaded with cash.
Style: dark humor, cynical, tense, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: neo noir, roommate, greed, betrayal, friendship, money, police officer, accountant, doctor, corpse, insanity, attic ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, quarry
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland, rio de janeiro
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 8.1
 637K
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, dark humor, psychedelic, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: existentialism, heroin, drug abuse, addiction, drug addiction, social misfits, life is a bitch, counterculture, friendship, society, surrealism, self destructing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland, europe, london, england
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 7.7
 21K
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: realistic, emotional, uplifting, heartbreaking, melancholic ...
Plot: single parent, letter, stranger, disability, ship, friendship, father son relationship, family drama, elementary school, bet, newspaper, child abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow 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, exciting ...
Plot: small town, police, police investigation, law enforcement, crime, crimes, couple relations, against the rules, police detective, small town sheriff, love triangle, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, europe
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 6.9
 61K
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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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, sincere, semi serious, humorous, harsh ...
Plot: whiskey, petty criminal, community service, working class, business venture, going straight, moral dilemma, crimes, fish out of water, thief, one last chance, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: scotland, europe, edinburgh scotland, glasgow scotland, london ...
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 7.1
 57K
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, melancholic, enigmatic, serious, romantic ...
Plot: chef, love affair, human existence, scientist, suffering, chaos, human nature, romance, couples, rage, society, apocalypse ...
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland
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 7.4
 13K
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, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, heroin, innocence lost, dysfunctional family, family relations, life is a bitch, downfall, drug dealing, family problems, siblings relations, society, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland, europe
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 6.4
 13K
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: serious, realistic, enigmatic, disturbing, dark ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, destructive relationship, murder, couple relations, mysterious character, drifter, crimes, neo noir, court case, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 50s, year 1954 ...
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland, europe, edinburgh scotland
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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, feel good, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: cat, animal life, pets, dealing with death, veterinarian, family, family life, afterlife, adventure, terminal illness, family relations, village ...
Time: 1910s
Place: scotland, europe, britain, australia
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 5.5
 492
Dragonworld (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Young John McGowan travels to Scotland to live at his grandfather's castle after he loses his parents in a traffic accident. At the wishing tree he conjures up a dragon friend, Yowler. They grow up together, and one day documentary film maker ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, stylized, offbeat
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: theme park, castle, amusement park, dragon, daring rescue, heroes, young heroes, family, good versus evil, supernatural ability, anti heroes, adventure ...
Place: scotland, europe
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 5.5
 4K
Loch Ness (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Dr. Dempsey is an American scientist who has become a skeptic. He isn't enthusiastic to be sent by his employer to Scotland to (dis)prove the existence of the Loch Ness monster. He finds the locals stubborn, 'primitive' and all but ...
Style: feel good, serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: cryptozoology, fall in love, loch ness monster, parents and children, misfit, adventure, escapades, investigation, family, single parent, love and romance, legends and myths ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: scotland, europe, london, los angeles, madagascar ...
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 6.3
 1K
The Match (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Match is a romantic comedy set against the story of a grudge football match between two pubs. The prize for the winner of the centenary match is the the closure of their opponent's bar. The Match was mainly filmed around Straiton in ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: soccer, city life, friendship, college, small town, urban, bar, family relations, friends, village life, village, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, europe
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 7.0
 2K
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: psychological, suspense, captivating, tense
Plot: university, feminism, student, female friendship, ambition, mysterious character, pressure, brother sister relationship, women, society, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland, britain
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Stone of Destiny (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Tells of the daring heist of The Stone of Destiny in the 1950s by a charming group of idealistic Scottish undergraduates, whose action rekindled Scottish nationalistic pride.
Style: touching, semi serious, exciting, humorous, realistic
Plot: heist, nationalism, rebelliousness, against the odds, crime, politics, folk hero, crimes, state affairs, rebellion, perfect crime, human spirit ...
Time: 50s, year 1951, year 1950, 20th century, 1950s
Place: scotland, london, europe, england, glasgow scotland
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Death Defying Acts (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: On a tour of Britain in 1926, Harry Houdini enters into a passionate affair with a psychic out to con the famous magician.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, serious, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: clairvoyant, seance, cons and scams, supernatural ability, dishonesty, love affair, parents and children, juggling, paranormal phenomena, wizards and magicians, escape artist, contact ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: scotland, europe, montreal, edinburgh scotland, montreal quebec canada
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Morvern Callar (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Morvern Callar wakes on Christmas morning to discover that her troubled boyfriend has committed suicide, leaving behind the unpublished manuscript to his first novel and a sum of money intended to pay for his burial. Instead, Morvern attempts to use ...
Style: psychological, touching, serious, contemplative, atmospheric ...
Plot: suicide, friendship, supermarket, self discovery, couple relations, friends, couples, twentysomething life, best friend, writers, rave, christmas ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, spain, europe, ibiza
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