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Famous Movies From Scotland

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Here is a list of popular movies from Scotland, listed by popularity with movie trailers when available. All prominent movies shot in Scotland are included. This list of famous films made in Scotland includes additional information about the movies, such as who directed them and what genre they are. Any top rated movies made in Scotland should appear on this list, with the most well-known ones at the top. The most popular cinema of Scotland is included below, so if you see a movie that's missing then it probably isn't very well-known.

Movies on this list include Braveheart, the Harry Potter movies, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and 2001: A Space Odyssey. This list answers the questions, "What movies were shot in Scotland?"

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Braveheart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Movies From Scotland
Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson

Released: 1995

Directed by: Mel Gibson

Braveheart is a 1995 epic historical medieval war drama film directed by and starring Mel Gibson. Gibson portrays William Wallace, a 13th-century Scottish warrior who led the Scots in the First ...more

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Harry Potter and the Sor... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Movies From Scotland
Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Julianne Hough

Released: 2001

Directed by: Chris Columbus

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (released in the United States, India and Pakistan as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) is a 2001 fantasy film directed by Chris Columbus based on ...more

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Star Wars: The Force Awa... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Movies From Scotland
Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

Released: 2015

Directed by: J.J. Abrams

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a 2015 American epic space opera film directed by J. J. Abrams. Three decades after the Empire's defeat, a new threat arises in the militant First Order. ...more

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Monty Python and the Hol... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Movies From Scotland
John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

Released: 1975

Directed by: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones

Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a 1975 British comedy film written and performed by the comedy group of Monty Python, and directed by Gilliam and Jones. It was conceived during the hiatus ...more

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The Dark Knight Rises is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Movies From Scotland
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman

Released: 2012

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

The Dark Knight Rises is a 2012 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character. Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, Batman (Christian Bale), with the ...more

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2001: A Space Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Movies From Scotland
Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter, Ed Bishop

Released: 1968

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

2001: A Space Odyssey is a 1968 epic science fiction film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick. The screenplay was written by Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke, and was partially inspired by ...more

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Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell

Released: 2006

Directed by: Stephen Frears

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Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange, John Hurt

Released: 1995

Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones

Rob Roy is a 1995 adventure film directed by Michael Caton-Jones. Liam Neeson stars as Rob Roy MacGregor, an 18th-century Scottish clan chief who battles with an unscrupulous nobleman in the ...more

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Harry Potter and the Dea... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Movies From Scotland
Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Helena Bonham Carter

Released: 2010

Directed by: David Yates

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Harry Potter and the Ord... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Movies From Scotland
Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson, Daniel Radcliffe

Released: 2007

Directed by: David Yates

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is a 2007 fantasy film directed by David Yates and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. The ...more

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Mission: Impossible is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Movies From Scotland
Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Vanessa Redgrave

Released: 1996

Directed by: Brian De Palma

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Harry Potter and the Hal... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Movies From Scotland
Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Helena Bonham Carter

Released: 2009

Directed by: David Yates

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is a 2009 fantasy film directed by David Yates and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. The ...more

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Fast & Furious 6 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Movies From Scotland
Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson

Released: 2013

Directed by: Justin Lin

Fast & Furious 6 is a 2013 American action film directed by Justin Lin, and the sixth installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise. Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) has Dominic (Vin Diesel) and ...more

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Harry Potter and the Cha... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Movies From Scotland
Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, John Cleese

Released: 2002

Directed by: Chris Columbus

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is a 2002 fantasy film directed by Chris Columbus and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. ...more

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Captain America: The Fir... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Movies From Scotland
Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones

Released: 2011

Directed by: Joe Johnston

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Skyfall is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Movies From Scotland
Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Javier Bardem

Released: 2012

Directed by: Sam Mendes

Skyfall is the twenty-third James Bond film produced by Eon Productions. It features Daniel Craig in his third performance as James Bond, and Javier Bardem as Raoul Silva, the film's villain. It ...more

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World War Z is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Movies From Scotland
Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox, David Morse

Released: 2013

Directed by: Marc Forster

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Harry Potter and the Dea... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Movies From Scotland
Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Gary Oldman

Released: 2011

Directed by: David Yates

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 is a 2011 fantasy film directed by David Yates, based on the novel by J. K. Rowling and the final film in the series. Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron ...more

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Harry Potter and the Pri... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Movies From Scotland
Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Gary Oldman

Released: 2004

Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is a 2004 fantasy film directed by Alfonso Cuarón and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. ...more

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Harry Potter and the Gob... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Movies From Scotland
Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson, Daniel Radcliffe

Released: 2005

Directed by: Mike Newell

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is a 2005 fantasy film directed by Mike Newell and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. The film, ...more

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Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, Michael Hayes

Released: 1986

Directed by: Russell Mulcahy

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Trainspotting is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Movies From Scotland
Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller

Released: 1996

Directed by: Danny Boyle

Trainspotting is a 1996 British comedy drama film directed by Danny Boyle, and starring Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd, Robert Carlyle, and Kelly Macdonald. Based on ...more

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King Arthur: Legend of t... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Movies From Scotland
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey

Released: 2017

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

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Transformers: The Last K... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Movies From Scotland
Transformers: The Last Knight Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Stanley Tucci

Released: 2017

Directed by: Michael Bay

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Edge, Donnie Yen, Christopher Lambert

Released: 2000

Directed by: Doug Aarniokoski

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