18 Best Chess Movies_(Updated_2022)by sdteser | created - 13 May 2021 | updated - 2 months ago | Public
As a chess trainer and player , my following list created depends on chess motivation and chess world support on movies.
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2. Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
PG | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.
Votes: 40,252 | Gross: $7.27M
4. The Dark Horse (2014)
R | 124 min | Biography, Drama
A brilliant but troubled New Zealand chess champion finds purpose by teaching underprivileged children about the rules of chess and life.
Votes: 6,287 | Gross: $0.06M
5. Queen to Play (2009)
Unrated | 101 min | Drama
A chambermaid on Corsica is obsessed with chess after seeing a US expat play it lovingly with l'Américaine. She cleans his house and now also plays with him on Tuesdays.
Votes: 3,016 | Gross: $0.48M
7. Brooklyn Castle (2012)
PG | 101 min | Documentary
Amidst financial crises and unprecedented public school budget cuts, Brooklyn Castle takes an intimate look at the challenges and triumphs facing members of a junior high school's champion chess team.
Votes: 979 | Gross: $0.22M
9. Pawn Sacrifice (2014)
PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Drama, History
Set during the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer finds himself caught between two superpowers and his own struggles as he challenges the Soviet Empire.
Votes: 45,436 | Gross: $2.44M
10. Critical Thinking (2020)
Not Rated | 117 min | Drama
The true story of the Miami Jackson High School chess team which was the first inner city team to win the U.S. National Chess Championship.
12. Bobby Fischer Against the World (2011)
TV-14 | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, History
'Bobby Fischer Against the World' is a documentary feature exploring the tragic and bizarre life of the late chess master Bobby Fischer. The drama of Bobby Fischer's career was undeniable, ... See full summary »
13. The Tournament (2015)
83 min | Drama, Sport
Budapest International Chess Tournament. The most likely winner: Cal Fournier (22), French champion, immature genius, socially awkward, compulsive player. But this time, an unusual 9-... See full summary »
15. The Chessplayer (2017)
98 min | Drama, History, War
Leaping from Spain's Civil War to Nazi occupied France, this period drama follows a chess master who is falsely accused of being a spy and sent to a Paris based SS prison.
16. A Little Game (2014)
PG | 92 min | Adventure, Family
A young girl finding her way around the city and her own life through chess lessons. This is also about being open to all the clues about your life and your options that surround you everyday.
17. Knights of the South Bronx (2005 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 89 min | Drama
A business man decides that he wants to teach school in the inner city and chooses a tough school in the South Bronx. He teaches the children how to play the game of chess, and along the way they learn a lot about life.