No Kilts! Modern scottish Cinema

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1. Neds (2010)

PG-13 | 124 min | Drama

7.0
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Encompassed by violent street gangs, neglectful parents, bullying teachers and a dearth of positive role models, a studious but emotionally abandoned kid turns thug.

Director: Peter Mullan | Stars: Conor McCarron, Greg Forrest, Joe Szula, Mhairi Anderson

Votes: 7,295

2. 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: 11,424 | Gross: $0.06M

3. Shallow Grave (1994)

R | 89 min | Crime, Thriller

7.3
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67 Metascore

Three friends discover their new flatmate dead but loaded with cash.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Kerry Fox, Christopher Eccleston, Ewan McGregor, Ken Stott

Votes: 49,580 | Gross: $2.88M

4. Trainspotting (1996)

R | 94 min | Drama

8.2
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83 Metascore

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.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd

Votes: 537,894 | Gross: $16.50M

5. New Town Killers (2008)

Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.7
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Two private bankers, Alistair and Jamie, who have the world at their feet get their kicks from playing a 12 hour game of hunt, hide and seek with people from the margins of society. Their ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Jobson | Stars: James Anthony Pearson, Dougray Scott, Alastair Mackenzie, Charles Mnene

Votes: 1,597

6. 16 Years of Alcohol (2003)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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57 Metascore

16 years of alcohol is about a skinhead named Frankie; his violent childhood, alcoholism and his love for Ska.

Director: Richard Jobson | Stars: Kevin McKidd, Laura Fraser, Susan Lynch, Stuart Sinclair Blyth

Votes: 1,540 | Gross: $0.01M

7. Local Hero (1983)

PG | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery. But things don't go as expected.

Director: Bill Forsyth | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Peter Riegert, Fulton Mackay, Denis Lawson

Votes: 17,285 | Gross: $5.90M

8. Crossing the Line (1990)

R | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

5.8
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An unemployed Scottish miner (Liam Neeson) is forced into bare-knuckle boxing to make ends meet.

Director: David Leland | Stars: Kenny Ireland, Liam Neeson, Joanne Whalley, Billy Connolly

Votes: 894 | Gross: $0.06M

9. AfterLife (2003)

100 min | Drama

6.6
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An ambitious Scottish journalist is torn between a high-profile career and caring for his younger sister who has Downs Syndrome.

Director: Alison Peebles | Stars: Lindsay Duncan, Kevin McKidd, Paula Sage, James Laurenson

Votes: 171

10. The Dead Outside (2008)

Not Rated | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

4.2
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A neurological pandemic has consumed the population. April, a secretive young girl, and Daniel, a man desperate and bereaved, come together on an isolated farm. When a mysterious stranger ... See full summary »

Director: Kerry Anne Mullaney | Stars: Alton Milne, Sandra Louise Douglas, Vivienne Harvey, Robin Morris

Votes: 1,164

11. The Gospel According to Vic (1986)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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Vic Mathews teaches a remedial class at the Blessed Edith Semple School in Scotland. Some at the school are trying to discover the two more miracles that would promote the late Edith Semple... See full summary »

Director: Charles Gormley | Stars: Tom Conti, Helen Mirren, David Hayman, Brian Pettifer

Votes: 228 | Gross: $0.27M

12. Late Night Shopping (2001)

91 min | Comedy

7.0
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Four young friends have tedious night jobs and meet every night after work in a café. Sean hasn't met his girlfriend in three weeks, Vincent flirts with everybody, Lenny is too afraid to ... See full summary »

Director: Saul Metzstein | Stars: Luke de Woolfson, James Lance, Kate Ashfield, Enzo Cilenti

Votes: 1,978

13. Morvern Callar (2002)

R | 97 min | Drama

6.8
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78 Metascore

After her beloved husband's suicide, a mourning supermarket worker and her best friend hit the road in Scotland, but find that grief is something that you can't run away from forever.

Director: Lynne Ramsay | Stars: Samantha Morton, Kathleen McDermott, Linda McGuire, Paul Popplewell

Votes: 7,381 | Gross: $0.27M

14. My Name Is Joe (1998)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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Two thirtysomethings, unemployed former alcoholic Joe and community health worker Sarah, start a romantic relationship in the one of the toughest Glasgow neighbourhoods.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Peter Mullan, Louise Goodall, Gary Lewis, Lorraine McIntosh

Votes: 6,608 | Gross: $0.35M

15. Next Time Ned (2010)

76 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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For almost thirty years Ned Randall has been trying to make it as an Actor, now in his forties his biggest claim to fame is playing a corpse in Taggart. Always believing that his big break ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas McCue | Stars: Raymond Mearns, Scott Campbell, Adrianne Boyd, Lynn Mulvenna

Votes: 9

16. Night Is Day: The Movie (2012)

103 min | Action, Sci-Fi

4.9
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Jason Mackenzie, a lightning powered vigilante, is called into action when an ancient Scottish creature, The Caillech, returns to our world and plans to destroy it in three days.

Director: Fraser Coull | Stars: Karen Bartke, Kirsty Anderson, Sean P. Anderson, Bethany Apedaile

Votes: 62

17. True North (II) (2006)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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The crew of a bankrupt Scottish trawler turn to smuggling illegal immigrants over the stormy waters of the North Sea.

Director: Steve Hudson | Stars: Peter Mullan, Martin Compston, Gary Lewis, Steven Robertson

Votes: 911

18. A Shot at Glory (2000)

R | 114 min | Drama, Sport

6.3
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66 Metascore

Gordon McLeod is the manager of a second tier Scottish football team. Faced with pressure from his American owner, he is forced to bring on a marquee player to improve the fortunes of the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Corrente | Stars: Robert Duvall, Michael Keaton, Andy Gray, Finlay MacDonald

Votes: 1,916

19. Gregory's Two Girls (1999)

116 min | Comedy

5.2
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Bill Forsyth returns to the romantic comedy of Gregory's Girl. Twenty years after his teenage crush on a football-mad schoolgirl, Gregory is back at his old school, teaching English. When ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Forsyth | Stars: Carly McKinnon, John Gordon Sinclair, John Murtagh, Hugh McCue

Votes: 446

20. Red Road (2006)

Unrated | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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73 Metascore

Jackie works as a CCTV operator. Each day she watches over a small part of the world, protecting the people living their lives under her gaze. One day a man appears on her monitor, a man she thought she would never see again, a man she never wanted to see again. Now she has no choice, she is compelled to confront him.

Director: Andrea Arnold | Stars: Kate Dickie, Tony Curran, Martin Compston, Natalie Press

Votes: 10,712 | Gross: $0.15M

21. Ae Fond Kiss... (2004)

R | 104 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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65 Metascore

Sparks fly in Glasgow's south side when a young Asian man enters into a relationship with a Caucasian woman.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Atta Yaqub, Eva Birthistle, Ahmad Riaz, Shamshad Akhtar

Votes: 6,090

22. American Cousins (2003)

115 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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Two American mafiosi, Gino and Settimo, take refuge in the Glasgow cafe owned by their Scottish/Italian cousin. But cousin Roberto isn't the tough guy they'd expected. His strengths are ... See full summary »

Director: Don Coutts | Stars: Danny Nucci, Shirley Henderson, Gerald Lepkowski, Russell Hunter

Votes: 614

23. Carla's Song (1996)

127 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.9
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1987, love in time of war. A bus driver George Lennox meets Carla, a Nicaraguan exile living a precarious, profoundly sad life in Glasgow. Her back is scarred, her boyfriend missing, her ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Robert Carlyle, Oyanka Cabezas, Scott Glenn, Salvador Espinoza

Votes: 2,595

24. Dear Frankie (2004)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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63 Metascore

After having responded to her son's numerous letters in the guise of his father, a woman hires a stranger to pose as his dad when meeting him.

Director: Shona Auerbach | Stars: Emily Mortimer, Jack McElhone, Gerard Butler, Mary Riggans

Votes: 19,673 | Gross: $1.34M

25. Dog Altogether (2007)

16 min | Short, Drama

7.0
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Joseph is a man plagued by a violence and rage who is driving him to self destruction. As he falls further into turmoil, Joseph scours the landscape in search of a single grain of redemption that might restore hope to his fractured life.

Director: Paddy Considine | Stars: Peter Mullan, Olivia Colman, Paul Popplewell, William Ruane

Votes: 326

26. Doomsday (2008)

R | 105 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.0
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51 Metascore

A futuristic action thriller where a team of people work to prevent a disaster threatening the future of the human race.

Director: Neil Marshall | Stars: Rhona Mitra, Bob Hoskins, Alexander Siddig, Caryn Peterson

Votes: 65,880 | Gross: $10.96M

27. The Girl in the Picture (1985)

PG-13 | 84 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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Alan and Mary are pretty miserable together and split up. As an very presentable Glaswegian photographer Alan soon has chances to find consolation elsewhere, but more and more thinks of ... See full summary »

Director: Cary Parker | Stars: John Gordon Sinclair, Irina Brook, Gregor Fisher, Caroline Guthrie

Votes: 101 | Gross: $0.20M

28. Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (2002)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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69 Metascore

The good-hearted Harbour has spent his whole life trying to take care of his motherless and suicidal little brother, Wilbur. The brothers are inseparable. When in their thirties, they lose ... See full summary »

Director: Lone Scherfig | Stars: Jamie Sives, Adrian Rawlins, Shirley Henderson, Lisa McKinlay

Votes: 7,124 | Gross: $0.23M

29. Burke and Hare (2010)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Thriller

6.2
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46 Metascore

A black comedy about two nineteenth century grave robbers, who find a lucrative business providing cadavers for an Edinburgh medical school.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Bill Bailey, Tom Wilkinson, Michael Smiley, Tim Curry

Votes: 17,369 | Gross: $0.00M

30. Outcast (2010)

R | 98 min | Horror

5.4
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It tells the tale of Petronella (a Scottish/Romany girl) and Fergal (her mysterious Irish traveller boyfriend). As their doomed relationship plays out, a Beast stalks the estate, killing ... See full summary »

Director: Colm McCarthy | Stars: Kate Dickie, Niall Bruton, Hanna Stanbridge, Josh Whitelaw

Votes: 2,041

31. The Debt Collector (1999)

109 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.7
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Mean, gritty, dirty and low and that's just the Policeman Gary Keltie (Ken Stott) out for retribution for the horrendous crimes against the helpless people of Edinburgh during the nineteen ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Neilson | Stars: Billy Connolly, Ken Stott, Francesca Annis, Iain Robertson

Votes: 884

32. Man Dancin' (2003)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama

5.8
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After serving a jail term, tough Jimmy Kerrigan returns to his derelict Glasgow quarter, wanting a better, legal life for himself and his loved-ones. Not easy, as brother Terry is addicted ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Stone | Stars: Alex Ferns, Tom Georgeson, Kenneth Cranham, James Cosmo

Votes: 210

33. One Last Chance (2004)

96 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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A group of slackers think they have found gold in the Highlands.

Director: Stewart Svaasand | Stars: Bill Armour, Bill Barclay, Jim Byars, Drew Cain

Votes: 203

34. Ratcatcher (1999)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

7.5
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76 Metascore

An unabashed kid navigates the filthy world of 1973 Glasgow, preoccupying himself with the equally poor youth around him.

Director: Lynne Ramsay | Stars: Tommy Flanagan, Mandy Matthews, William Eadie, Michelle Stewart

Votes: 6,793 | Gross: $0.22M

35. Wild Country (2005)

R | 67 min | Horror

4.4
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In Glasgow, the teenager single mother Kelly Ann is forced by Father Steven "Steve" Gillis to deliver her baby boy for adoption. Six weeks later, Father Steve organizes a hike in the ... See full summary »

Director: Craig Strachan | Stars: Samantha Shields, Martin Compston, Peter Capaldi, Alan McHugh

Votes: 529

36. A Lonely Place to Die (2011)

R | 99 min | Adventure, Crime, Thriller

6.3
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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: 23,868