The List Magazine's Best Scottish Films

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List published in 2004.

These films (Bill Douglas trilogy counting as one) were put forward for the public to vote on and a list of the five films with the most votes was published. The rest of the list is unranked.

"We've given ourselves a broad definition of what makes a film 'Scottish'. A film made in Scotland by Scots, obviously. But also a film made in Scotland by a foreigner. Dane Lars von Trier's Breaking the Waves fits into this category. Our definition is even broad enough to include Braveheart (Australian star and director, American money, even Ireland doubling as Stirling! But a blockbuster about a Scottish folk hero and a film that employed nearly every Scottish actor-except Billy Connolly, apparently). Getting the picture?"

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  1. 1 -

    Trainspotting

    1996, in 17 top lists Check
  2. 2 -

    Gregory's Girl

    1980, in 10 top lists Check
  3. 3 -

    American Cousins

    2003, in 0 top lists Check
  4. 4 -

    Local Hero

    1983, in 10 top lists Check
  5. 5 -

    Whisky Galore!

    1949 — a.k.a. Whisky Galore, in 6 top lists Check
  6. 6 +31

    Aberdeen

    2000, in 0 top lists Check
  7. 7 +27

    The Acid House

    1998, in 0 top lists Check
  8. 8 +44

    AfterLife

    2003, in 0 top lists Check
  9. 9 +15

    Being Human

    1994, in 0 top lists Check
  10. 10 +18

    Braveheart

    1995, in 20 top lists Check
  11. 11 +18

    Breaking the Waves

    1996, in 13 top lists Check
  12. 12 -4

    Brigadoon

    1954, in 1 top list Check
  13. 13 +26

    Complicity

    2000, in 0 top lists Check
  14. 14 -2

    Culloden

    1964 — a.k.a. The Battle of Culloden, in 6 top lists Check
  15. 15 +5

    La mort en direct

    1980 — a.k.a. Death Watch, in 0 top lists Check
  16. 16 +31

    Dog Soldiers

    2002, in 2 top lists Check
  17. 17 +31

    Four Eyes

    2003, in 0 top lists Check
  18. 18 +7

    Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life

    1993, in 0 top lists Check
  19. 19 -8

    Greyfriars Bobby: The True Story of a Dog

    1961, in 0 top lists Check
  20. 20 +2

    Highlander

    1986, in 2 top lists Check
  21. 21 +19

    The House of Mirth

    2000, in 2 top lists Check
  22. 22 new

    I Know Where I'm Going!

    1945, in 12 top lists Check
  23. 23 -14

    Kidnapped

    1960, in 0 top lists Check
  24. 24 new

    Kidnapped

    1971, in 0 top lists Check
  25. 25 +16

    Late Night Shopping

    2001, in 0 top lists Check
  26. 26 -12

    The Tragedy of Macbeth

    1971, in 2 top lists Check
  27. 27 +17

    The Magdalene Sisters

    2002, in 3 top lists Check
  28. 28 -21

    The 'Maggie'

    1954 — a.k.a. High and Dry, in 0 top lists Check
  29. 29 +17

    Morvern Callar

    2002, in 6 top lists Check
  30. 30 +12

    Mrs Brown

    1997 — a.k.a. Her Majesty, Mrs. Brown, in 1 top list Check
  31. 31 -16

    My Childhood

    1972, in 6 top lists Check
  32. 32 -16

    My Ain Folk

    1973, in 4 top lists Check
  33. 33 -16

    My Way Home

    1978, in 4 top lists Check
  34. 34 -1

    My Name Is Joe

    1998, in 2 top lists Check
  35. 35 new

    Night Mail

    1936, in 4 top lists Check
  36. 36 +2

    One Life Stand

    2000, in 0 top lists Check
  37. 37 -1

    One More Kiss

    1999, in 0 top lists Check
  38. 38 -6

    Orphans

    1998, in 0 top lists Check
  39. 39 -26

    The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

    1969, in 1 top list Check
  40. 40 -5

    Ratcatcher

    1999, in 6 top lists Check
  41. 41 -10

    Regeneration

    1997, in 1 top list Check
  42. 42 -21

    Restless Natives

    1985, in 0 top lists Check
  43. 43 -16

    Rob Roy

    1995, in 0 top lists Check
  44. 44 -18

    Shallow Grave

    1994, in 1 top list Check
  45. 45 -22

    Silent Scream

    1990, in 0 top lists Check
  46. 46 +3

    16 Years of Alcohol

    2003, in 0 top lists Check
  47. 47 -17

    Small Faces

    1996, in 2 top lists Check
  48. 48 -5

    Strictly Sinatra

    2001, in 0 top lists Check
  49. 49 -4

    Sweet Sixteen

    2002, in 2 top lists Check
  50. 50 -31

    That Sinking Feeling

    1979, in 1 top list Check
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