Whether you’re a Glaswegian trapped abroad, or wish you could experience the city in its full hustle and bustle, streaming might just be the answer! We’ve found a selection of the best movies and shows set in Glasgow to watch to cure any homesickness. If you’re looking for another type of media, check out our blog on Glaswegian podcasts! Enjoy!


This fun and quirky tv-show follows a bunch of mid-20s. Main character Dylan is diagnosed with chlamydia and forced to confront all his past romantic encounters. The show is light-hearted, and with three seasons there’s plenty to binge-watch.

Available on: Netflix


This iconic film is a must-see for anyone wanting to explore Glasgow on screen! The coming-of-age film is set in the 1970’s Glasgow is a classic!

Available on: Amazon


Lynne Ramsay is Glasgow’s most prolific director, and her debut film “Ratcatcher” competed at the Cannes film festival. The film is another 70s coming-of-age story, although this one is more subdued and dreamy in nature.

Available on: Amazon

God Help the Girl

Everyone from Glasgow knows the city is famous for its music scene. This film is made by one of the band members by perhaps one of the most iconic Glaswegian bands, Stuart Murdoch of Belle and Sebastian. The musical follows a young band trying to make it big in the city.

Available on: Amazon

Under the Skin

For something weird and eerie, look no further. The art-house science fiction film follows an alien Scarlett Johansson driving through the streets of Glasgow. It even features “real” Glaswegians, as many parts were filmed with secret cameras!

Available on: Amazon Prime

Still Game

Still Game is a critically acclaimed sitcom following the lives of two pensioners in the fictional suburb Craiglang. With a full eight series, this is another series to pass time with indoors.

Available on: BBC iPlayer and Netflix

The Angel’s Share

Ken Loach is known for his social-realist dramas, and a fair share of these are set in Glasgow and surrounding areas! The Angel’s Share is a funnier take than some of the others and focuses on a theft from a whisky distillery, filmed at, amongst other places, Glengoyne Distillery.

Available on: Amazon Prime

Red Road

Andrea Arnold became famous for films such as Fish Tank and American Honey, but she started in Glasgow. Her debut film is a psychological thriller named after the Red Road Flats in Balornock. The Observer named this one of the best British films in the past 25 years.

Available on: Amazon