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.
Directed by: Steven ZaillianSearching for Bobby Fischer, released in the United Kingdom as Innocent Moves, is a 1993... more
Pawn SacrificeLiev Schreiber, Tobey Maguire
Directed by: Edward ZwickPawn Sacrifice is an American biographical film directed by Edward Zwick and written by Steven... more
Game Over: Kasparov and the MachineGarry Kasparov, Anatoly Karpov
Directed by: Vikram JayantiGame Over: Kasparov and the Machine is a 2003 documentary film by Vikram Jayanti about the... more
Directed by: Mira NairQueen of Katwe is a 2016 American biographical sports drama film directed by Mira Nair. A... more
Directed by: Vsevolod Pudovkin, Nikolai SchpikowskiChess Fever is a 1925 Soviet silent comedy film directed by Vsevolod Pudovkin and Nikolai... more
- Bobby Fischer Against the World is a documentary feature film that explores the life of the... more
Directed by: Andrew BujalskiComputer Chess is a 2013 independent comedy-drama film written and directed by Andrew... more
Life of a KingCuba Gooding Jr., Dennis Haysbert
Directed by: Jake GoldbergerLife of a King is a drama film directed by Jake Goldberger.... more
Directed by: Benjamin ReeMagnus is a 2016 documentary film directed by Benjamin Ree. The film explores chess... more
Directed by: Albert Hughes, Allen HughesKnights of the South Bronx is a 2005 TV film about a teacher who helps students at a tough... more
Directed by: Laurence MalkinFive Fingers is a 2006 drama/thriller film directed by Laurence Malkin, and written by Chad... more
Through the Golden Ages: the History of Chess
The Dark Horse
Directed by: Katie DellamaggioreBrooklyn Castle is a 2012 documentary film directed by Katie Dellamaggiore. Amidst financial... more
Directed by: Carl SchenkelKnight Moves is a 1992 American thriller film, directed by Carl Schenkel and written by Brad... more
La Regina Degli ScacchiBarbora Bobuľová, Ettore Bassi
Directed by: Claudia FlorioLa Regina Degli Scacchi is a 2001 drama film written and directed by Claudia Florio....
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Directed by: Caroline BottaroQueen to Play is a 2009 film directed by Caroline Bottaro.... more
AlgorithmsAlgorithms is a 2012 documentary film directed by Ian McDonald....
Directed by: Ingmar Bergman
The Seventh Seal (Swedish: Det sjunde inseglet) is a 1957 Swedish epic historical fantasy film.The Seventh Seal is a 1957 Swedish drama-fantasy film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman.... more
La partie d'échecsCatherine Deneuve
Directed by: Yves HancharLa partie d'échecs is a 1994 film directed by Yves Hanchar....
Wicked BloodSean Bean, Alexa Vega
Directed by: Mark Young
Directed by: Jim McBrideUncovered is a 1994 film based on Arturo Pérez-Reverte's The Flanders Panel. It was directed... more
Directed by: Phil PriceHatley High is a 2003 independent comedy film directed by Phil Price and written by Myles... more