7 amazing movies which you don’t want to skip if you possess immense love for chess!

Hey chess lovers in the upcoming days chess has become the most fascinating and lovable game. Then why to stay behind on the screen? So if you love being into chess all the time then grab your munchies for this article and get ready to go through the 7 most amazing chess movies picked by us to give you thorough knowledge about it and increase your love on that !               

Here we go!

On the no.1 position we have “SEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISCHER”

This film was released in the U.K, it is a 1993 American drama film written and directed by Steven Zaillian, in his directorial debut. This film is based on JOSHUA WAITZKIN an American chess player as well who possess the knowledge of martial arts. This film is based on his early life. It is inspired by the life of chess prodigy. Josh is a normal kid and loves to play football. But, his father notices signs of him being a genius at chess and encourages him.

Interesting right!    


NO PAIN NO GAIN is what you can actually analyze in this film.

Apparently this living legend doesn’t needs any kind of specification on who is he. The dominating monarch in the history of chess MAGNUS CARLSEN. This is a documentary type film and was produced and released shortly before the Carlsen vs. Karjakin world championship match.  It is a 2016 documentary film by Benjamin Ree and it solely comprises about the early life of Norwegian chess prodigy Magnus Carlsen, him becoming a Grandmaster at the age of 13 and winning the FIDE World Chess Championship in 2013. This film launches all the footages from Magnus’s childhood, his family, his showdown with Kasparov when he was just thirteen and him rising through the throne.

What a fantastic must watch journey right!


Brooklyn castle is a 2012’s documentary film directed by Katie Dellamaggiore which illustrates the stories of five members of the chess team at a Below-The-Poverty-Line-Inner city Junior High School that has won more national championships than any other in the country. The film follows the challenges these kids face in their personal life as well as on the chessboards, and is as much about the sting of their losses as it is about the anticipation of their victories.

Quite inspiring to watch!


Queen of Katwe is a 2016 American biographical drama feature film directed by Mira Nair and written by William wheeler. It is based on the book named the same by Tim Crothers which describes the live of a girl named Phiona living in Katwe, a slum of Kampala, the capital of Uganda her life changes when she meets Robert Katende who teaches her to play chess so she learns to play chess and becomes a Woman Candidate Master after her victories at World Chess Olympiads.

So basically under the Katende’s guidance, Phiona becomes a top player and sees an opportunity to escape from a life of poverty!

Quite hardworking and motivational movie!


Bobby Fischer against the world is a documentary feature film that explores the life of Chess Grandmaster and the 11th World Champion Bobby Fischer directed by Liz Garbus released in 2011. The director began her work after Fischer’s death in 2008 at the age of 64. This documentary revolves around the tragic and bizarre life of the late chess master from his troubled childhood through his rise to fame and his life as a fugitive.

This film basically revolves around some of the rare and interesting features of the Fischer’s life such as 1972 World championship match against Boris Spassky where he won the ultimate chess title.

Chess lovers must be keen to watch Bobby Fischer taking on the entire Soviet chess empire and winning the same! 


Confused? Seems likely a love story? Well well well let me make it a way more clear for you people...

Set In the late 1920s, The Luzhin Defence is a 2000 romantic drama film directed by Marleen Gorris. This film concentrates on a mentally tormented Chess Grandmaster and the young women whom he meets at a world class tournament in Italy and hopelessly falls in love with her.

Discovering his prodigious talent in boyhood overshadowed by his parents falling marriage. Luzhin’s lyrical passion for chess has become his refuge and rendered the real world a phantom.

So chess can make you meet your soul mate too!! Apart from jokes a chess journey with a tint of love would be as amazing as having a nutella sandwich!

The last one to explore and in the must watch list is PAWN SACRIFICE.


Do not finish your munchies guys the best is yet to come!

Hey bobby Fischer lovers this one is for you!

Talking about this amazing film PAWN SACRIFICE is a 2014 American biographical drama film and is based on true story of the chess’s monarch who is still alive into the hearts of people BOBBY FISCHER.

This films contains about how an American grandmaster challenges the best player in the Soviet Union in a chess championship, emitting the two nations to use this to run up their respective agendas.


A must watch movie for the Fischerites!

Do watch and get inspired and inspire others!