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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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Searching for Bobby Fischer Ben Kingsley, William H. Macy, Laurence Fishburne

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Rob Hartelt added Pawn Sacrifice Liev Schreiber, Tobey Maguire, Peter Sarsgaard

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Knights of the South Bronx Ted Danson, Keke Palmer, Devon Bostick

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Queen of Katwe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Chess Movies
Rob Hartelt added Queen of Katwe Lupita Nyong'o, David Oyelowo, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine

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The Luzhin Defence John Turturro, Emily Watson, Orla Brady

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Rob Hartelt added The Dark Horse

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Rob Hartelt added Life of a King Cuba Gooding Jr., Dennis Haysbert, Lisa Gay Hamilton

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

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Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine Garry Kasparov, Anatoly Karpov

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Rob Hartelt added Queen to Play Kevin Kline, Jennifer Beals, Sandrine Bonnaire

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Pasion Ajedrez added Computer Chess Gerald Peary, Wiley Wiggins, Kevin Bewersdorf

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The Lookout Isla Fisher, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Laura Vandervoort

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Lee Kirby added Chess Fever Mikhail Zharov, José Raúl Capablanca, Boris Barnet

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Knight Moves Diane Lane, Katharine Isabelle, Daniel Baldwin

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Rob Hartelt added Brooklyn Castle

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Pasion Ajedrez added Uncovered Kate Beckinsale, Michael Gough, Helen McCrory

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Five Fingers Ryan Phillippe, Laurence Fishburne, Gina Torres

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Pasion Ajedrez added La Regina Degli Scacchi Barbora Bobuľová, Ettore Bassi, Toni Bertorelli

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lang leve de koningin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Chess Movies
Pasion Ajedrez added lang leve de koningin

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Pasion Ajedrez added La partie d'échecs Catherine Deneuve

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Craig Michael Scott added Hatley High Rachelle Lefevre, Nicolas Wright, James A. Woods

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Wicked Blood is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Chess Movies
Pasion Ajedrez added Wicked Blood Sean Bean, Alexa Vega, Abigail Breslin

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Mischa van den Ouweland added Algorithms

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Lee Kirby added Endgame Mark Strong, William Hurt, Chiwetel Ejiofor

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Capablanca is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Chess Movies
Pasion Ajedrez added Capablanca

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shamir-allibhai added Through the Golden Ages: the History of Chess