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    have any of you seen "Searching for Bobby Fischer" (a.k.a. "Innocent Moves")? how did you like it? is there any other movies on chess? can anyone name a few?
    Last edited by pnerd; 08-16-2007, 01:37 PM.
    "Life is too short for chess." - Byron

  • #2
    Originally posted by pnerd View Post
    have any of you seen "Searching for Bobby Fischer" (a.k.a. "Innocent Moves")? how did you like it? is there any other movies on chess? can anyone name a few?
    "The Luzhin Defense" with John Turturro and Emily Watson based on a story by Nabakov is one that I have recently viewed.



    • #3
      Somewhere on this site, I posted Chess Movies.
      Again with a list:
      Translated: Chess Fever.
      Shakhmatnaya goryachka
      Starring J. Capablanca, R. Reti, F. Marshall, Spielmann, Tartakower,
      and Nikolai Verlenko. Made in 1925 in Moscow. About 19 minutes.
      You can watch the movie, but can not copy it. It is available on DVD at

      Kasparov and the Machine
      The Black Cat, with Lugosi and Karloff. 1934.
      Chess In The Cinema
      A complete listing from 1900 on.


      • #4
        " Fresh " with Samual L Jackson Is an excellent movie that combines Rough American Ghetto lifestyle with chess. Some of the chess is disappointingly wrong though. But good movie.
        Remember to breathe


        • #5
          Oddly, I still haven't seen Searching for Bobby Fischer. I should rent that from Blockbuster some day.


          "Don't be afraid of ghosts! Always play the moves you want to play unless you see a genuine tactical drawback." --Grandmaster Neil McDonald


          • #6
            There really are none!

            There are no good chess movies other than Searching for Bobby Fisher. I am not sure where or when they will come out with another movie with the details Bobby fisher had. I do know hollywood should get thier stuff together and make one. Other than that, I like this website....It is Kakkle Chess. They have a free site that has email notification chess, play against a computer, and soon they are advertising tournaments for prizes. Sign up now if you are interested maybe while your playing there they will come out with a new movie. One can only Hope! The site is select webchess. Or use the link below:
            Kakkle Chess