My Name is Joe is considerd to be one of the best films featuring Glasgow.  My Name is Joe is considerd to be one of the best films featuring Glasgow.
My Name is Joe is considerd to be one of the best films featuring Glasgow.

21 of the all-time best films featuring Glasgow as chosen by Glaswegians

These are 21 of the best films which are filmed in Glasgow

As we head into the winter months, nothing quite beats drawing the curtains early on a dark cold night and picking out a good film to watch. There’s a great selection of movies set in the city or filmed in Glasgow to choose from while you spot local landmarks in scenes.

Suggestions include a film written by Peter McDougall that was originally released as a television play, but is now considered a film in its own right. One popular pick, Just a Boys’ Game, featured Glasgow actors but Greenock can claim that film as its own. The same applies to Ken Loach’s Sweet Sixteen.

Honourable mentions, not included in this list, include 2005 action thriller Unleashed which starred the likes of Jet Li and Morgan Freeman and filmed in Broomhill; Hobbs and Shaw and Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny which both featured a lot of Glasgow scenes. The cast for eighties film Gregory’s Girl included members of the Glasgow Youth Theatre but it was filmed in Cumbernauld.

We asked our readers to tell us their favourite film featuring Glasgow hundreds replies with these brilliant suggestions.

Honourable mentions, not included in this list, include 2005 action thriller Unleashed which starred the likes of Jet Li and Morgan Freeman and filmed in Broomhill; Hobbs and Shaw and Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny which both featured a lot of Glasgow scenes. The cast for eighties film Gregory’s Girl included members of the Glasgow Youth Theatre but it was filmed in Cumbernauld.

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