Exciting Shows and Movies for Chess Lovers

Chess is a really interesting game. It is a game where two brilliant minds battle on one board. The Game of Chess has boomed during the pandemic. People are watching the live-streams of some famous chess players on YouTube and they are craving for more. 

Here are some Exciting shows and movies that will make you more aware of the Game and the struggle of Chess Players.

Exciting Shows and Movies for Chess Lovers

The Queen’s Gambit

It is the most recent original tv show about Chess. You can watch this show on Netflix, it only has 7 episodes.

Beth Harmon is orphaned at a very young age. She discovers and masters chess. This show is all about her journey, and her life after becoming a great chess player.

The Creator of this show is Scott Frank and Allan Scott. It stars Anya Taylor-Joy as Beth Harmon, Chloe Pirrie as Alice Harmon, Bill Camp as Mr. Shaibel, Marcin Dorocinski as Vasily Borgov, and Marielle Heller as Alma Wheatley.

This show is superb and has a splendid rating of 8.7 on IMDb.

Pawn Sacrifice

Pawn Sacrifice is a biopic on the life of Bobby Fischer. It takes place during the Cold War. It shows the journey of the chess master Bobby Fischer and his chess match with the reigning champion Boris Spassky.

The Director of Pawn Sacrifice is Edward Zwick and it stars Tobey Maguire as Bobby Fischer, Liev Schreiber as Boris Spassky, Michael Stuhibarg as Paul Marshall, Peter Sarsgaard as Father Bill Lombardy, and Edward Zinoviev as Efim Geller.

It is one of the best biopics ever made. Pawn Sacrifice has a rating of 7 on IMDb.


Magnus is a chess based documentary. It tells the story of Magnus Carlsen, who is a Norwegian Chess Prodigy, and his entire journey towards becoming a grandmaster.

Magnus even has a YouTube Channel, you can witness his gameplays and knowledge on that channel also. 

The Director of this documentary is Benjamin Ree. You can also find many great chess players in this documentary.

It has a rating of 7.1 on IMDb.

The game of chess will keep growing and more shows and movies will be made. We will update the movies on our website, meanwhile, you can watch these movies on Putlocker for free

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