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1. Outlander (2014– )

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

8.4
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An English combat nurse from 1945 is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743.

Stars: Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Duncan Lacroix, Sophie Skelton

Votes: 111,674

2. Braveheart (1995)

R | 178 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.3
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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: 933,174 | Gross: $75.60M

3. Mary Queen of Scots (2018)

R | 124 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.3
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60 Metascore

Mary Stuart's (Saoirse Ronan's) attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie), Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.

Director: Josie Rourke | Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Jack Lowden, Joe Alwyn

Votes: 35,505 | Gross: $16.47M

4. Highlander (1986)

R | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.1
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24 Metascore

An immortal Scottish swordsman must confront the last of his immortal opponent, a murderously brutal barbarian who lusts for the fabled "Prize".

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, Roxanne Hart

Votes: 117,918 | Gross: $5.90M

5. Hunter Killer (2018)

R | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.6
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43 Metascore

An untested American submarine captain teams with U.S. Navy Seals to rescue the Russian president, who has been kidnapped by a rogue general.

Director: Donovan Marsh | Stars: Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, Common, Linda Cardellini

Votes: 47,645 | Gross: $15.77M

6. Brave (2012)

PG | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.1
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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: 360,274 | Gross: $237.28M

7. T2 Trainspotting (2017)

R | 117 min | Drama

7.2
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67 Metascore

After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud, and Begbie.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle

Votes: 107,555 | Gross: $2.40M

8. A Lonely Place to Die (2011)

R | 99 min | Crime, Thriller

6.2
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A group of mountaineers in the Scottish Highlands discover a kidnapped girl and are pursued by her captors.

Director: Julian Gilbey | Stars: Alec Newman, Ed Speleers, Melissa George, Kate Magowan

Votes: 26,463

9. Monarch of the Glen (2000–2005)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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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.

Stars: Alexander Morton, Susan Hampshire, Hamish Clark, Dawn Steele

Votes: 2,451

10. The Queen (2006)

PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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91 Metascore

After the death of Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth II struggles with her reaction to a sequence of events nobody could have predicted.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell, Alex Jennings

Votes: 101,326 | Gross: $56.44M

11. Dog Soldiers (2002)

R | 105 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

6.8
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A routine military exercise turns into a nightmare in the Scotland wilderness.

Director: Neil Marshall | Stars: Sean Pertwee, Kevin McKidd, Emma Cleasby, Liam Cunningham

Votes: 53,831

12. The Eagle (2011)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.2
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55 Metascore

In Roman-ruled Britain, a young Roman soldier endeavors to honor his father's memory by finding his lost legion's golden emblem.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, Donald Sutherland, István Göz

Votes: 63,805 | Gross: $19.49M

13. Hamish Macbeth (1995–1997)

Not Rated | 60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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Hamish Macbeth is a police constable in the small Scottish town of Lochdubh, who occasionally bends the rules when it suits him or when it can help some of his fellow eccentric townsfolk. ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Carlyle, Ralph Riach, Brian Pettifer, Stuart Davids

Votes: 1,447

14. When Eight Bells Toll (1971)

GP | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.0
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In a vein similar to the James Bond movies, British Agent Philip Calvert (Sir Anthony Hopkins) is on a mission to determine the whereabouts of a ship that disappeared near the coast of Scotland.

Director: Etienne Périer | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Jack Hawkins, Robert Morley, Nathalie Delon

Votes: 1,834

15. Edie (2017)

102 min | Drama

6.5
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41 Metascore

83 year old Edie believes that it is never too late - packing an old camping bag, leaving her life behind and embarking on an adventure she never got to have - climbing the imposing Mount Suilven in Scotland.

Director: Simon Hunter | Stars: Sheila Hancock, Kevin Guthrie, Paul Brannigan, Amy Manson

Votes: 1,418 | Gross: $0.02M

16. The Water Horse (2007)

PG | 112 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.4
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71 Metascore

A lonely boy discovers a mysterious egg that hatches a sea creature of Scottish legend.

Director: Jay Russell | Stars: Emily Watson, David Morrissey, Alex Etel, Bruce Allpress

Votes: 36,981 | Gross: $40.41M

17. The Illusionist (2010)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Drama, Family

7.5
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82 Metascore

A French illusionist finds himself out of work and travels to Scotland, where he meets a young woman. Their ensuing adventure changes both their lives forever.

Director: Sylvain Chomet | Stars: Jean-Claude Donda, Eilidh Rankin, Duncan MacNeil, Raymond Mearns

Votes: 32,857 | Gross: $2.23M

18. Hallam Foe (2007)

R | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.0
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62 Metascore

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.

Director: David Mackenzie | Stars: Jamie Bell, Ruth Milne, John Paul Lawler, Claire Forlani

Votes: 12,047 | Gross: $0.06M

19. Tunes of Glory (1960)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama

7.5
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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.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Alec Guinness, John Mills, Susannah York, Dennis Price

Votes: 3,381

20. Wilderness (I) (2006)

R | 93 min | Horror

6.1
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Juvenile delinquents are sent to a small British island after a fellow prisoner's death, where they have to fight for survival.

Director: M.J. Bassett | Stars: Sean Pertwee, Alex Reid, Toby Kebbell, Stephen Wight

Votes: 9,096

21. Age of Heroes (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.6
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The true story of the formation of Ian Fleming's 30 Commando unit, a precursor for the elite forces in the U.K.

Director: Adrian Vitoria | Stars: Sean Bean, Danny Dyer, Aksel Hennie, Izabella Miko

Votes: 9,327

22. Lassie (2005)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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84 Metascore

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.

Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: John Lynch, Samantha Morton, Peter O'Toole, Peter Dinklage

Votes: 4,055 | Gross: $0.65M

23. Year of the Comet (1992)

PG-13 | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

5.8
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What seemed to be a simple little trip becomes an international chase, when an extremely rare bottle of wine's discovered (bottled during the appearance of the Great Comet of 1811). ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Penelope Ann Miller, Tim Daly, Louis Jourdan, Art Malik

Votes: 1,470 | Gross: $2.79M

24. Scottish Mussel (2015)

96 min | Comedy

5.4
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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 ... See full summary »

Director: Talulah Riley | Stars: Martin Compston, Talulah Riley, Morgan Watkins, Joe Thomas

Votes: 492

25. Kidnapped (1960)

Approved | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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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.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Peter Finch, James MacArthur, Bernard Lee, John Laurie

Votes: 1,247

26. My Life So Far (1999)

PG-13 | 98 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.4
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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 ... See full summary »

Director: Hugh Hudson | Stars: Colin Firth, Rosemary Harris, Irène Jacob, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Votes: 2,745 | Gross: $0.62M

27. The Black Gloves (2017)

80 min | Horror

6.4
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The Black Gloves tells the story of a psychologist obsessed with the disappearance of his young patient, and the menacing owl-headed figure that plagued her nightmares. His investigations ... See full summary »

Director: Lawrie Brewster | Stars: Jamie Scott Gordon, Macarena Gómez, Alexandra Hulme, Iain Mitchell Leslie

Votes: 94

28. Fantomas vs. Scotland Yard (1967)

PG | 104 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.8
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Famous but unlucky pursuers of Fantomas from France go to weird Scotland for a final attempt to bring the impudent criminal to justice.

Director: André Hunebelle | Stars: Jean Marais, Louis de Funès, Mylène Demongeot, Françoise Christophe

Votes: 5,845

29. Another Time, Another Place (1983)

R | 118 min | Drama, War

6.4
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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: 251

30. Shell (I) (2012)

91 min | Drama

6.4
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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.

Director: Scott Graham | Stars: Chloe Pirrie, Michael Smiley, Joseph Mawle, Iain De Caestecker

Votes: 1,447

31. Man to Man (2005)

122 min | Drama

6.5
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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.

Director: Régis Wargnier | Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Kristin Scott Thomas, Iain Glen, Hugh Bonneville

Votes: 1,948

32. Bonnie Prince Charlie (1948)

Passed | 98 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.2
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In the Jacobite Rising of 1745, the Young Pretender Bonnie Prince Charlie leads an insurrection to overthrow the Protestant House of Hanover and restore his family, the Catholic branch of the House of Stuart, to the British throne.

Directors: Anthony Kimmins, Alexander Korda | Stars: David Niven, Margaret Leighton, Morland Graham, John Laurie

Votes: 218

33. Beyond Loch Ness (2008 TV Movie)

R | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.0
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A rash of suspiciously gruesome murders in a sleepy lakeside town has authorities stumped. They soon realize the culprit is not only connected to the lake, but in it. They must figure out what it is and how to stop it before it's too late.

Director: Paul Ziller | Stars: Brian Krause, Niall Matter, Don S. Davis, Donnelly Rhodes

Votes: 1,759

34. Trouble in the Glen (1954)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy

5.5
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Major Jim "Lance" Lansing, an American ex-pilot of the U.S. Air Corps, returns to Scotland after the war and finds much trouble in the glen where he settles because of the high-handed ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Wilcox | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Orson Welles, Forrest Tucker, Victor McLaglen

Votes: 223

35. Strathblair (1992– )

50 min | Drama

6.7
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Stars: Francesca Hunt, David Robb, Andrew Keir, Alison Peebles

Votes: 7

36. Dreams Lost, Dreams Found (1987 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama

5.5
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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.

Director: Willi Patterson | Stars: Kathleen Quinlan, David Robb, Charles Gray, Colette O'Neil

Votes: 168

37. The Blue Boy (1994 TV Movie)

52 min | Thriller

5.9
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Marie Bonnar (Dame Emma Thompson) is an insecure housewife whose husband, Joe (Adrian Dunbar), is having an affair. The two of them take a vacation to rural Scotland, but by sheer bad luck,... See full summary »

Director: Paul Murton | Stars: Emma Thompson, Adrian Dunbar, Eleanor Bron, David Horovitch

Votes: 135

38. Eden (2016– )

Reality-TV

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Reality series filmed over the course of a year on an isolated Scottish peninsula that has been cut off from the rest of the country. 23 men and women try to build a new life and a new society from scratch.

Star: Louisa Harland

Votes: 43

39. The Massacre of Glencoe (1972)

58 min | Drama, History

7.9
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The true story of the events leading up to the infamous massacre of the Macdonalds by the Campbells in February of 1692.

Director: Austin Campbell | Stars: James Robertson Justice, Andrew Crawford, William Dysart, David Orr

Votes: 28

40. The Clan (2009)

106 min | Drama

6.6
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A unique insight into a dark brutal world of crime corruption and violence that lies deep within the hills of the Scottish Highlands, based upon a decade of undercover police surveillance ... See full summary »

Director: Lee Hutcheon | Stars: Ronnie Caird, James Cosmo, Charles Donnelly, Emun Elliott

Votes: 18

41. Kidnapped (1963– )

25 min | Adventure, Drama

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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.

Stars: Ian Cullen, Roddy McMillan, Gay Hamilton, Leonard Maguire

42. Thunder in the Valley (1947)

Passed | 103 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.8
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A story of the Scottish highlands about a crockerty old sheepherder, Adam MacAdam (Edmund Gwenn),who loves his prize collie dog, but little else, not even his son Davis (Lon McAllister). ... See full summary »

Director: Louis King | Stars: Lon McCallister, Peggy Ann Garner, Edmund Gwenn, Reginald Owen

Votes: 33

43. Hula (2017)

26 min | Short, Drama

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A hip-shaking drama about liberation

Director: Robin Haig | Stars: Nalini Chetty, Blythe Duff, Kern Falconer, Anna Hepburn

44. They Take the High Road (1960)

23 min | Documentary, Short

6.9
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The work of a team of men who tackle a special British Road Services job in the treacherous terrain of the Scottish Highlands.

Director: James Ritchie | Star: John Rae

Votes: 7

45. One Shot: Inchindown (2019)

91 min | Documentary

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Film photographers Simon Riddell and David Allen as they try to turn an underground WWII oil storage facility in the Scottish Highlands into what may be the world's largest darkroom. The ... See full summary »

Directors: David Allen, Simon Riddell | Stars: Simon Riddell, David Allen, Lucie Treacher, Preston White

46. Last of the Scottish Wildcats (2006)

62 min | Documentary, History, News

8.1
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Opening with a ten minute tour of the nature of Scotland including landscapes, osprey and Scottish wildcat hunting, the opening third goes on to interview numerous people who have spent ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Piper | Stars: Ailsa, Angus, Brude, Peter Cairns

Votes: 15

47. A Picture of Britain (2005– )

360 min | Documentary

8.3
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Stars: David Dimbleby, John Lundberg, Vera Lynn, Lady Mary Soames

Votes: 57

48. The Happy Warriors (2016)

13 min | Documentary, Short

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In a beautiful but dangerous landscape, the Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team strives to protect their volunteer ethos as well as those who come to grief on the hills. The Happy Warriors (2015... See full summary »

Director: Glen Travis | Stars: Willie Anderson, Billy Burnside, Fiona Chappell, Graeme Ettle

49. From N.Peal with Love Television Commercial (2019 Video)

2 min | Short, Adventure

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Director: Amir Saeidiani | Stars: Paul Sculfor, Kristine Purvinska

50. Skyfall Videoblog: Spotlight on James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 (2012 Video)

1 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Michael G. Wilson, Sam Mendes, Daniel Craig, Judi Dench



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