The Scottish Connectionby vince_stuart | created - 28 Sep 2015 | updated - 21 Nov 2018 | Public
A list of films either set or partially set in Scotland or filmed there.
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1. Formula 51 (2001)
R | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
An American master chemist plans to score big on a once in a lifetime drug deal. All does not go as planned and he is soon entangled in a web of deceit.
Votes: 47,001 | Gross: $5.20M
At the end of the film he is meant to be playing golf from a castle in Scotland.
2. Submarine X-1 (1968)
G | 89 min | Action, Drama, War
During World War II, the British Royal Navy used experimental midget submarines to raid German warships in Norway.
The Submarine crewtrain and leavefor their mission in Scotland, also filmed there.
3. The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Jack Hall, paleoclimatologist, must make a daring trek from Washington, D.C. to New York City to reach his son, trapped in the cross-hairs of a sudden international storm which plunges the planet into a new Ice Age.
Votes: 404,544 | Gross: $186.74M
Has a section ofthe film which is from the Weather Research Station based in Braemar.
4. Trainspotting (1996)
R | 93 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 617,160 | Gross: $16.50M
Most of the film set and filmed in Scotland.
5. The Spy in Black (1939)
77 min | Thriller, War
A German submarine is sent to the Orkney Isles in 1917 to sink the British fleet.
Set in Scapa Flow
6. The Little Minister (1934)
Approved | 110 min | Drama, Romance
In rural 1840's Scotland, Gavin Dishart arrives to become the new "little minister" of Thrums's Auld Licht church. He meets a mysterious young gypsy girl in the dens and to his horror ... See full summary »
Set in Scotland in the 1840s
7. Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)
Approved | 129 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
An Edinburgh professor and assorted colleagues follow an explorer's trail down an extinct Icelandic volcano to the earth's center.
Votes: 15,051 | Gross: $10.00M
Start and end of the filmis setin Edinburgh.
8. Joyeux Noel (2005)
PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, History, Music
In December 1914, an unofficial Christmas truce on the Western Front allows soldiers from opposing sides of the First World War to gain insight into each other's way of life.
Votes: 26,900 | Gross: $1.05M
Start of the film is set in a north scotland church and follows some Scottish Soldiers.
9. Hamlet (1990)
PG | 135 min | Drama
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans revenge.
Votes: 20,813 | Gross: $20.71M
Some filming at Blackness Castle beside Firth of Forth and Dunnotter Castle near Stonehaven.
10. Stardust (2007)
PG-13 | 127 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm.
Votes: 247,352 | Gross: $38.63M
Some of it filmed in Wester Ross and on Skye.
11. 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.
Parts of the film were shot at Craigmillar Castle in Edinburgh and at Peebles in the Scottish Borders
12. Burke and Hare (2010)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, History
A black comedy about two nineteenth century grave robbers, who find a lucrative business providing cadavers for an Edinburgh medical school.
Votes: 18,995 | Gross: $0.00M
Set in Edinburgh.
13. 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.
Set in Edinburgh
14. The Descent (2005)
R | 99 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller
A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators.
Votes: 194,522 | Gross: $26.02M
Initial part set on Scottish river, exteriors filmed in Scotland.
15. The Thirty Nine Steps (1978)
PG | 102 min | Crime, History, Mystery
In March 1914, a mining engineer named Richard Hannay tries to prevent Prussian Agents from executing a political assassination designed to trigger World War I.
Some of the film shot in and set in Dumfries and Galloway.
16. The Queen (2006)
PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Drama, History
Votes: 101,261 | Gross: $56.44M
Set and filmed in Scotland at Blairquhan Castle, South Ayrshire, Culzean Castle, South Ayrshire and Castle Fraser, Aberdeenshire and some parts of Scotland.
18. Shell (I) (2012)
91 min | Drama
The story of Shell, a girl who lives with her father Pete in a remote gas station in the Scottish Highlands, in their struggle against the elements and the impossible love they feel during the last winter that she will be in that place.
Set in Scotland and filmed at Little Loch Broom, Highland, Scotland
19. Kidnapped (1960)
Approved | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
In Scotland in 1751, young David Balfour is shanghaied aboard a ship where he meets Jacobite rebel Alan Breck Stewart with whom he escapes to the Scottish Highlands, dodging the redcoats.
Set in Scotland and filmed in Scotland at Ardgour, Ballachulish, Fort William, Glen Coe, Glen Nevis and the Highlands.
20. Behind the Lines (1997)
R | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History
Based on Pat Barker's novel of the same name, 'Regeneration' tells the story of soldiers of World War One sent to an asylum for emotional troubles. Two of the soldiers meeting there are ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,152 | Gross: $0.02M
Set in Craiglockhart Hospital near Edinburgh, filmed in Overtooun House, Dumbarton and Portencross, North Ayrshire.
21. 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.
Training for their mission was set in Scotland and filmed at Loch Morar, Glen Coe, Eigg Island, Lochgilphead, Loch Nevis, Lairg Ghru, Scotland.
22. Bombsight Stolen (1941)
Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Allied spies and Nazi Agents insinuate themselves at a Scottish cottage (converted to a wartime hospital) with interests on an inventor's nearly perfected bomb sight.
Set in Scotland, not believed to have been filmed there.
23. 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.
Set in Scotland and filmed in Glen Nevis, Edinburgh, Glen Coe, Lochgoilhead.
24. Mary Queen of Scots (2013)
119 min | Biography, Drama, History
A queen who lost three kingdoms. A wife who lost three husbands. A woman who lost her head.
Set in Scotland and some of the scenes filmed there icluding Dunnottar Castle.
25. Tunes of Glory (1960)
Not Rated | 106 min | Drama
After World War II, a Highland Regiment's acting Commanding Officer, who rose from the ranks, is replaced by a peace-time Oxford-educated Commanding Officer, leading to a dramatic conflict between the two.
Set in an unknown Castle in Scotland and some filming at Stirling Castle.
26. Outlaw King (2018)
R | 121 min | Action, Biography, Drama
A true David vs. Goliath story of how the 14th century Scottish 'Outlaw King' Robert the Bruce used cunning and bravery to defeat the much larger and better equipped occupying English army.