Thursday, December 05, 2013

Chess Movies to Watch (or have watched)

With some free time coming around in the next few weeks, I thought I'd list out all the chess movies I know of.  As I watch them, I'll update this post with a link to my review of the movie.

Did I miss any other movies?

Searching for Bobby Fischer (4.5 / 5 stars)
Bobby Fischer Against the World (i watched this about a year ago, but plan to watch this again)
Queen to Play (3.6 / 5 stars)
Computer Chess (2.7 / 5 stars ... my review)
Checkmate (have not seen; heard it's not that great)
Brooklyn Castle (queued up on netflix)
Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine (queued up on netflix)
The Chess Players (Shatranj Ke Khilari) (need to find a copy of this somewhere)


  1. Bobby Fischer Against the World is a great film.. I bought and watched it last Xmas, and may watch it a gain over the holidays : a good reminder.

    I missed the Computer Chess film. I was shown at a film festival, but I found out just a little too late to catch it. Had good reviews over here though.

    I don't know queen to play or checkmate...

    The Chess Players is a wonderful film.. It reviewed on the Kenilworthian blog, which also indicates its available via Amazon ( to buy & instant video )