In the mid-nineties alone, Braveheart and Trainspotting were released within one year of each other - demonstrating the massive potential for Scotland to punch above its weight on the world stage.
That said, here are 21 of the greatest Scottish films of all time as voted by Scotsman readers.
1. Local Hero, 1983
A well-loved comedy drama, Local Hero explores the conflict between a Texas oil company and the residents of a Scottish fishing village whose land is needed for the company's North Sea oil base. Photo: Submitted
2. Highlander, 1986
Following the adventures of the immortal warrior of Clan MacLeod, Connor MacLeod, this eighties classic was largely based in and filmed in the Scottish Highlands. Photo: YouTube
3. The Angels’ Share, 2012
Set in Glasgow, The Angels’ Share tells the tale of a father who in a life that appears hopeless just narrowly avoids jail time. After a visit to a whisky distillery, he finds inspiration to turn over a new leaf, but can he do it? Photo: Joss Barratt/Sixteen Films
4. Stone of Destiny, 2008
The official film synopsis reads: “As Scotland fails to establish its own parliament once again, young patriot Ian Hamilton vows to salvage national pride by returning the Stone of Destiny, a symbol of Scottish sovereignty to its rightful place. Trouble is, the talismanic brick has been housed in Westminster Abbey under watchful English eyes since 1296.” Photo: Submitted