DVD - VHS also available.
Men in kilts moon the English. The males in our household
watch this movie over and over again, whenever they feel
down and discouraged.
Liam Neeson plays Highland hero Rob Roy MacGregor in this
rousing period piece - fabulous swordfighting. Tim Roth
got an Oscar
nomination as one of the bad guys (he is sooo smarmy). Jessica
Peter Riegert, Burt Lancaster
directed by Bill Forsyth
Uproarously funny cult classic about a Houston yuppie's
business trip to a small Scottish seaside town. Don't miss
Mary, Queen of Scots
Outstanding acting by Vanessa
Redgrave and Glenda Jackson as Mary and Elizabeth, respectively
- but don't look for historical accuracy. A super film.
Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse dance their hearts out - but
Van Johnson steals the show.
You never know what might happen in the magical highlands
of Scotland. A musical classic.
Macbeth / McKellen, Dench, Royal Shakespeare Company
Filmed on stage,
Sir Ian McKellen,
Dame Judi Dench
An excellent performance, traditional Shakespeare
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Maggie Smith's Oscar-winning performance shines in this
masterpiece about an Edinburgh teacher in the 30s. A classic.
Chariots of Fire
Scot's Olympic runner Eric Liddell sticks to his guns in
this award-winning movie. Later, Liddell served as a missionary
in China, dying in a Japanese internment camp during WWII.
A true son of Scotland.
Highlander - Endgame
You're either a Highlander fan or you're not. I'm not, but
Connor and Duncan are definitely easy on the eyes.
Bill Forsyth's charming tale of young love in Scotland.
The DVD has two audio tracks - one with
the broader Scots accent
and one in plainer (for us) English.
Comfort and Joy
Another off-beat comedy from
Bill Forsyth - this one involving
feuding ice-cream lords
The Master of Ballantrae
Errol Flynn fights for Bonnie Prince Charlie. Filmed on
location, this is one of Flynn's best.
My Life so Far
Growing up in an eccentric Highland family during the 20s
and 30s - lovely cinematography, quirky characters.
Lassie Come Home
As a true scion of Scotland, our collie, Rascal, insisted
we include this classic film (just kidding). This is a great
old movie, fairly true to the wonderful book. You'll cry.
Mary of Scotland
How interesting that Katherine Hepburn
plays Mary - as Hepburn was Bothwell's family name.
Again, not historically
accurate (it's a movie!)
1930s VHS B&W
Orson Welles plays fast and loose with Shakespeare - but
if you're a Welles fan you'll want to have it.
Jeanette Nolan as Lady MacBeth
This is a great little family movie starring Ted Danson
- it was on TV a few years ago. He plays a scientist looking
for Nessie and finding romance - lighthearted and delightful.
This heart-warming film is included as just one example
of Sean Connery's work - Scotland's most famous actor has
starred in dozens of wonderful movies throughout his career
- and we have them all! Sean Connery Movies