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The Best Chess Movies

A list of the best chess movies ever made, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. This chess movie list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about chess are at the top of the list. If there are any great movies about chess you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. The films on this list are the most famous chess movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already. Click on these chess movie titles for more information about the films.

List is made up of many different items, including The Luzhin Defence and Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best chess movies?" and "What is the greatest chess movie of all time?"

Various bits of information are included with these popular chess movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. Whether you're watching these chess movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these good chess movies can be enjoyed no matter what.


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    Laurence Fishburne, Ben Kingsley, Laura Linney

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    Ted Danson, Keke Palmer, Clifton Powell

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Giancarlo Esposito, N'Bushe Wright

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    John Turturro, Emily Watson, Geraldine James

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    Isla Fisher, Laura Vandervoort, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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    Bob Peterson

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    Laurence Fishburne, Gina Torres, Ryan Phillippe

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    Mikhail Zharov, José Raúl Capablanca, Anatoli Ktorov

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    Diane Lane, Christopher Lambert, Daniel Baldwin

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    Garry Kasparov, Anatoly Karpov

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    William Hurt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mark Strong

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