Movies about Scotland

Movies about Scotland
List of the best movies about Scotland, selected by visitors to our site: Mary Queen of Scots, Outlaw King, Macbeth, Breaking the Waves, Waterloo Bridge, Braveheart, God Help the Girl, Skyfall, The King's Speech, Mary, Queen of Scots.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:04
CharactersKings, Gay, Strong women, Sisters
PlotPolitical, Betrayal, Intrigue, Rivalry
PlaceEngland, Scotland
TimeMiddle Ages, 16th century
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Depressive, Serious, Womens in main roles

In 1561, Mary Stuart, widow of the King of France, returns to Scotland, reclaims her rightful throne and menaces the future of Queen Elizabeth I as ruler of England, because she has a legitimate claim to the English throne. Betrayals, rebellions, conspiracies and their own life choices imperil both Queens. They experience the bitter cost of power, until their tragic fate is finally fulfilled.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:57
CharactersKings, Horses, Knights
PlotWar, On real events, Conspiracies, Uprising
PlaceEngland, Castle, Scotland
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Tense

Forced into exile by the English after being crowned King of Scotland, legendary warrior Robert the Bruce fights to reclaim the throne.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration01:40
CharactersWitch, Kings, Knights
PlotRivalry
PlaceEngland, Scotland
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Tense, Touching, Depressive

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.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryDenmark, Sweden, France, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Norway, Iceland
Duration02:33
CharactersGods, Nurses
PlotLove, Obsession, Depression, Self-sacrifice
PlaceScotland, Small cities
StylePsychological problems, Action, Depressive, Heartbreaking, Sad ones

In a small and conservative Scottish village, a woman's paralytic husband convinces her to have extramarital intercourse so she can tell him about it and give him a reason for living.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersSoldier
PlotWar, Passion, Ballet
PlaceEngland, London
TimeWorld War II, World War I
StyleRomantic, To cry, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

On the eve of World War II, a British officer revisits Waterloo Bridge and recalls the young man he was at the beginning of World War I and the young ballerina he met just before he left for the front. Myra stayed with him past curfew and is thrown out of the corps de ballet. She survives on the streets of London, falling even lower after she hears her true love has been killed in action. But he wasn't killed. Those terrible years were nothing more than a bad dream is Myra's hope after Roy finds her and takes her to his family's country estate.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:58
CharactersKnights, Heroes, Military, Warriors
PlotWar, On real events, Revenge, Death, Freedom
PlaceScotland
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting, Heavy, Epic, For men

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 English rule.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:52
CharactersLifeguards, Friends
PlotAnorexia, Music, Friendship, Mental disorders, Depression
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, Scotland
StyleTo cry, Atmospheric, Touching, Serious

Eve is a catastrophe—low on self-esteem but high on fantasy, especially when it comes to music. Over the course of one Glasgow summer, she meets two similarly rootless souls: posh Cass and fastidious James, and together they form a group.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Turkey
Duration02:23
CharactersSpy, Heroes, Special agents, James Bond
PlotRevenge, Death
PlaceEngland, China, USA
StyleExciting, Action, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Patriotic

When Bond's latest assignment goes gravely wrong and agents around the world are exposed, MI6 is attacked forcing M to relocate the agency. These events cause her authority and position to be challenged by Gareth Mallory, the new Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee. With MI6 now compromised from both inside and out, M is left with one ally she can trust: Bond. 007 takes to the shadows - aided only by field agent, Eve - following a trail to the mysterious Silva, whose lethal and hidden motives have yet to reveal themselves.

Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Australia
Duration01:58
CharactersKings, Disabled people
PlotWar, On real events, Friendship, Political
PlaceEngland, London
TimeWorld War II
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Soulful, Oscars, Fascinating

The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit to be king, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue. Through a set of unexpected techniques, and as a result of an unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country into war.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryLuxembourg, France
CharactersBabies
PlotReligious
PlaceEngland, Scotland
TimeMiddle Ages, 16th century
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Serious

The life and death of the Scottish monarch.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredocumentary, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:17
CharactersSingers
PlotFriendship

The best of Led Zeppelin's legendary 1973 appearances at Madison Square Garden. Interspersed throughout the concert footage are behind-the-scenes moments with the band. The Song Remains the Same is Led Zeppelin at Madison Square Garden in NYC concert footage colorfully enhanced by sequences which are supposed to reflect each band member's individual fantasies and hallucinations. Includes blistering live renditions of "Black Dog," "Dazed and Confused," "Stairway to Heaven," "Whole Lotta Love," "The Song Remains the Same," and "Rain Song" among others.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany
Duration02:01
CharactersWriters
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Political
PlaceAfrica
StyleTo cry, By books, Heavy, Touching, Serious

Young Scottish doctor, Nicholas Garrigan decides it's time for an adventure after he finishes his formal education, so he decides to try his luck in Uganda, and arrives during the downfall of President Obote. General Idi Amin comes to power and asks Garrigan to become his personal doctor.

Duration01:24
CharactersSpy
PlotAdventure, Chase, False accusations
PlaceEngland, London, Scotland
StyleExciting, By books, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Canadian Richard Hannay, residing in London, meets secret agent Annabella Smith immediately following a shots fired incident. She asks to go home with him. Back at Hannay's flat the mysterious woman confides that she fears for her life and is on a critical mission relating to protecting state air ministry secrets. Later that night assassins murder her. Believed by the police to be her killer, Hannay is forced to go on the run and flees to Scotland in a desperate attempt to see Annabella's mission through before it's too late. Along the way he chances upon beautiful Pamela, who unwillingly becomes his accomplice in the mission.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Luxembourg
Duration02:05
CharactersHorses, Twins, Farmers, Babies
PlotLove, Dancing, Wedding
PlaceVillage, Scotland
TimeNew Year, World War I
StyleAction, Fascinating

The daughter of a Scottish farmer comes of age in the early 1900s.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:35
CharactersFamily
PlotTravel, Life, Vacation, Mystery, Family life
PlaceNature, Scotland
StyleAction, To cry

Doug and Abi and their three children travel to the Scottish Highlands for Doug's father Gordie's birthday party. It's soon clear that when it comes to keeping a secret under wraps from the rest of the family, their children are their biggest liability...

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Italy
Duration01:59
CharactersTeens, Street children
PlotUprising
PlaceScotland
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Gloomy, Depressive

NEDs (Non Educated Delinquents) is the story of a young man’s journey from prize-winning schoolboy to knife-carrying teenager. Struggling against the low expectations of those around him, John McGill changes from victim to avenger, scholar to NED, altar boy to glue sniffer. When he attempts to change back again, his new reality and recent past make conformity near impossible and violent self determination near inevitable.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Australia
Duration01:37
CharactersAngels, Thieves, Monkeys, Wizards, Clairvoyants
PlotDancing, Superpowers, Money, Spiritualistic seances
PlaceScotland, Hotels
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Serious

On a tour of Britain in 1926, Harry Houdini enters into a passionate affair with a psychic out to con the famous magician.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Luxembourg
Duration01:48
CharactersAliens
PlotAbduction, Alien invasion
PlaceScotland
TimeFuture
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Psychedelic, Depressive, Not for everyone

A seductive alien prowls the streets of Glasgow in search of prey: unsuspecting men who fall under her spell.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Germany, USA
Duration01:54
CharactersKings, Horses, Spy
PlotPolitical, Fear
PlaceEngland
Time16th century
StyleFascinating, Epic, Serious

When Queen Elizabeth's reign is threatened by ruthless familial betrayal and Spain's invading army, she and her shrewd adviser must act to safeguard to the lives of her people.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:09
CharactersTeens, Gay
PlotRelationship, Friendship, Death, Depression, Everyday life
PlaceParty, Scotland
StylePsychological problems, Fascinating, Heavy, Disturbing

In a bleak Inverness midwinter, Luisaidh is careening off the rails after the suicide of her best friend. She medicates her misery with joyless sex, chips and a belief in the power of positive drinking. Surrounded by bittersweet memories, she struggles to find someone to talk to or some reason to make life worthwhile at the most stressful time of the year.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersWizards
PlotRevenge, Ghosts, Rivalry
PlaceScotland
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Depressive, Serious

A Scottish warlord and his wife murder their way to a pair of crowns.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:18
CharactersWitch, Teens, Teachers, Harry Potter, Giants
PlotLove, Adventure, Magic, Superpowers, Friendship
PlaceSchool, England, Boarding school
StyleExciting, Action, Disturbing

Returning for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts, Harry is stunned to find that his warnings about the return of Lord Voldemort have been ignored. Left with no choice, Harry takes matters into his own hands, training a small group of students – dubbed 'Dumbledore's Army' – to defend themselves against the dark arts.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:45
CharactersDisabled people
PlaceShips, Scotland
StyleHeartbreaking

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, Lizzie has invented a story that he is away at sea on the HMS Accra. Every few weeks, Lizzie writes Frankie a make-believe letter from his father, telling of his adventures in exotic lands. As Frankie tracks the ship's progress around the globe, he discovers that it is due to dock in his hometown. With the real HMS Accra arriving in only a fortnight, Lizzie must choose between telling Frankie the truth or finding the perfect stranger to play Frankie's father for just one day...

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:32
CharactersDogs
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Friendship, Loneliness, Shipwreck
PlaceIslands, Lighthouse, Scotland
Time19th century
StyleFascinating, Tense, Disturbing

Three lighthouse keepers on an uninhabited island off the coast of Scotland discover something that isn't theirs to keep.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrethriller, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersManiacs, Fathers, Farmers
PlotLove, Abduction, Cars, Fight, Death
PlaceSchool, Scotland, Lake
TimeDark ones
StyleAction, Fascinating, Disturbing

A pregnant woman and her husband are taken in by a farmer and his wife after crashing their car in the Scottish countryside. Once inside, they realize their hosts’ daughter is a missing child from the news years earlier. Things take a sinister twist when the farmer and his wife inform the couple they intend to keep their baby once born.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Belgium, Italy
Duration01:46
CharactersThieves, Friends, Losers, Partners, Good people
PlaceScotland
StyleSoulful

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.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:37
CharactersFriends
PlotLove, Wedding, Friendship, Love triangle
PlaceScotland
StyleLight, To cry, Cute

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 asks Tom to be her 'maid' of honor, he reluctantly agrees just so he can attempt to stop the wedding and woo her.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, Belgium, USA
Duration01:33
PlotObsession, Loneliness
PlaceScotland
StyleSmart, Explicit scenes, Gloomy, Black humor

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.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:39
CharactersLesbians, Terminally ill
PlotTravel, Friendship, Death, Cancer, Mystery
PlaceNature, Scotland
StyleExciting, Light, Fascinating

Following the death of their friend, two girls in their late twenties embark on a road trip to spread his ashes. Seph and Alex take turns driving. Dan is in the glove compartment, in tupperware, decreasing in volume as the trip progresses.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:42
CharactersWriters
PlaceScotland
StyleRomantic

When a struggling publisher discovers his only successful author is blocked he knows he has to unblock her or he's finished. With her newfound success, she's become too damn happy and she can't write when she's happy.The only trouble is, the worse he makes her feel, the more he realises he's in love with her.





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