Chess Movies

Here we collected the best chess movies in order of popularity
White Tiger

White Tiger

1923
Three crooks pull off a great crime. They begin to distrust each other as they are forced to hide.
Gourmet Detective

Gourmet Detective

6
2015
Henry Ross is a food industry expert. When suspicious sabotage ends in a shocking murder at his friend's five-star restaurant, Henry is put on the case with a strong- willed police detective and singl...
Computer Chess

Computer Chess

6
2013
Set over the course of a weekend tournament for chess software programmers thirty-some years ago, COMPUTER CHESS transports viewers to a nostalgic moment when the contest between technology and the hu...
Night Moves

Night Moves

6
1975
A former Hollywood actress whose only major roles came thanks to being married to a studio mogul wants a private detective to find and return her daughter. When an unsolved murder comes to light, Harr...
3 Godfathers

3 Godfathers

3.5
1948
A dying woman and her baby are found by three outlaws. They will bring the baby to safety even at the risk of their own lives.
Searching for Bobby Fischer

Searching for Bobby Fischer

6
1993
A young chess player doesn't want to be like Bobby Fischer and become a champion.
Fresh

Fresh

6
1994
Michael is a drug pusher who lives in a crowded house with his cousins and aunt. His father still plays chess with Fresh even though he has become a street bum. Fresh is quiet in a crazy world. Fresh'...
Sucker

Sucker

2015
Lawrence was sent to the country for the summer when he failed his high-school exams because he cheated. He met a wily old conman and his daughter, who were both cynical, and learned that even the sne...
Dangerous Moves

Dangerous Moves

1984
Pavius Fromm defected to the West from the Soviet Union five years before Akiva Liebskind won the World Chess Championship. Political conflicts and ideologies between East and West during the Cold War...
House of Frankenstein

House of Frankenstein

5.35
1944
An evil scientist and a hunchback escape from prison and meet some monsters.
Mistress America

Mistress America

6
2015
Tracy, a lonely college freshman in New York, is rescued from her solitude by her soon-to-be stepsister Brooke, an adventurous gal about town who entangles her in beguilingly mad schemes.
Chess-Nuts

Chess-Nuts

1932
An initially realistic chess game becomes a chaotic, animated quest for the favors of Betty Boop by Bimbo and others, with elements of bowling and football. Someone appears.
o copo

o copo

2021
All the Pretty Horses

All the Pretty Horses

2000
1949 is the year. A young Texan named John Grady is without a home after his mother sells the ranch where he has spent his entire life. Cole and his friend embark on an adventure that will test their ...
Alice Through the Looking Glass

Alice Through the Looking Glass

1998
The classic children's story 'Alice through the Looking Glass' was adapted into a modern film. Alice is played by a mother who falls asleep while reading to her daughter. Alice finds herself in Chessl...
Illegal Move

Illegal Move

2016
In a game of Chess, a Knight and a Queen of opposing sides show that, with love, any move is possible.
Stalag 17

Stalag 17

4
1953
There is a grave problem for the American POWs in Stalag 17 and the men in Barracks 4 and they have to deal with it.
Europa

Europa

6.8
1991
Postwar Germany in the 20th century. Leopold Kessler is an American of German descent and works as a sleeping car conductor. The dark and violent path of a mysterious organization opposed to the Unite...
Entrusted

Entrusted

2003
The Nazis kidnapped Maria von Gall's son, Thomas, a brilliant 11-year-old chess master, in order to trap her. An exchange arrangement goes awry and he sees her die in a hail of bullets, but he is resc...
The Bourgeois

The Bourgeois

2020
A delusional young boy talks about his passion for chess and his day in his life.
The Dark Horse

The Dark Horse

2014
Genesis Potini lives with a bi-polar disorder and has to overcome prejudice and violence in order to save his chess club, his family and himself.
2n: A Story of the Power of Numbers

2n: A Story of the Power of Numbers

1961
2ⁿ is a story about the exponential growth of numbers raised to powers. Part of the Mathematica Peep Shows, one of five films made to accompany the Mathematica: A World of Numbers and Beyond exhibitio...
The Knight Out

The Knight Out

2020
When a beautiful stranger enters the cafe, two men decide to battle it out on a chessboard in order to decide who gets to approach her.
King of Endings

King of Endings

1987
Branko Kralj is an avid chess fan. He has a son with the attractive Visnja. Branko feels closer to his mistress than to his wife. Kralj and Visnja travel on a train. Kralj goes far away for a game of ...
Evan's Gambit

Evan's Gambit

2019
Two brothers, raised by a chess master, must battle head to head in the world's most competitive chess tournament.
Keeper of the Flame

Keeper of the Flame

1943
A famous reporter travels to a small town to investigate the death of a national hero.
Endgame

Endgame

2015
Since he was 5 yrs old, Jose's abuelita taught him to play chess like his grandfather who was a champion in Mexico. Now as part of the Brownsville school team, Jose has the chance to use his skills an...
The Luzhin Defence

The Luzhin Defence

2000
Based on a novel by Vladimir Nabokov, a chess grandmaster travels to Italy in the 1920s to play in a tournament and falls in love.
August Club

August Club

2013
In the backdrop of a receding summer, with the aid of some brilliant chess moves, the life of a woman and the different men in her lives take centre stage. The film's screenplay is written by noted au...
Creating The Queen's Gambit

Creating The Queen's Gambit

2020
A fascinating character. Exquisite sets. A wig for every era. The stars, creators and crew reveal how the hit series about a chess prodigy came to life.
By Rook Or By Left Hook

By Rook Or By Left Hook

The first World Champion of Chessboxing was Iepe Rubingh. The combination of chess and boxing was an art performance calling for more balance in a world of extremes, and the audience reaction was so e...
Wazir

Wazir

6
2016
'Wazir' is a tale of two unlikely friends, a wheelchair-bound chess grandmaster and a brave ATS officer. Brought together by grief and a strange twist of fate, the two men decide to help each other wi...
Saturn 3

Saturn 3

1980
The population will rely on distant bases to be fed in the future. Major Adam and the scientist Alex have been in the base alone with their dog Sally for the past three years for research on Hydroponi...
A Little Game

A Little Game

2014
Ostracized at her posh new uptown school and shaken by the death of her beloved grandmother, a 10 year-old downtown girl finds an unlikely mentor in the form of an irascible chess-master, who uses the...
Rondo

Rondo

1966
Mladen goes to play chess with Fedji every Sunday. A love triangle forms when he begins an affair with Neda, Fedia's wife. The central part of the film is the chess board, as moves on the board reflec...
China Doll

China Doll

1958
An American pilot fighting the Japanese in China found himself the owner of a Chinese maid. The war brought on tragedy when the couple fell in love and married.
The Mighty Pawns

The Mighty Pawns

1987
When kids are convinced to join the school chess team, they are given a new direction.
The Chess Player

The Chess Player

1938
A toymaker in Poland builds lifesize mechanical men. He builds a chess-playing "automaton" to hide a pretty young Polish activist who is being hunted by Russian forces.
Checkmate to the Queen of Diamonds

Checkmate to the Queen of Diamonds

1973
A detective and a militia captain are investigating a murder. The feelings don't let them say goodbye when their job is done.
Chess

Chess

2007
In an old library, two armies of chess pieces are about to start a war.
Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking

2020
Five Latino and Black teenagers from the toughest underserved ghetto in Miami fight their way into the National Chess Championship under the guidance of their unconventional but inspiring teacher, bas...
Analysis Paralysis

Analysis Paralysis

2016
A man’s head is bursting with thoughts and decisions. A gardener is about to explode – somebody has trampled on her flowerbeds. The man is looking for somebody who is better at playing chess than his ...
Closing Gambit: 1978 Korchnoi versus Karpov and the Kremlin

Closing Gambit: 1978 Korchnoi versus Karpov and the Kremlin

2018
The story of the 1978 World Chess Championship between the Soviet Communist Party's protege, Anatoly Karpov, and the traitor and Soviet defector, Viktor Korchnoi. There are instances in life where tru...
Marcel Duchamp: A Game of Chess

Marcel Duchamp: A Game of Chess

1963
They talked about life, art, and chess.
Glory to the Queen

Glory to the Queen

2020
Against the backdrop of Cold War, Glory to the Queen reveals stories of four legendary female chess players from Georgia who revolutionized women’s chess across the globe and became Soviet icons of fe...
Handalögmál

Handalögmál

2021
In order to save what he loves, a young man needs to act fast when he finds himself in a battle.
One Step Forward

One Step Forward

2011
The 2012 Short Film Corner was selected. A man is standing in the middle of a river when he receives a phone call asking about his current whereabouts, and so we see the preceding moments explaining h...
Spectacle

Spectacle

2013
A couple's break up gets out of hand as the man tries to woo his woman back in a strange house. jinks occur
The Seventh Seal

The Seventh Seal

5.23
1957
When Block returned from the Crusades, he challenged Death to a chess match for his life. While he still lives, Block sets off on a journey, meeting up with traveling players Jof and his wife, Mia, an...
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