Best Chess Movies
LIFESTYLE - LISTING
by Birsen Oray
Anyone with a basic introductory education can play chess, the rules of which are very simple. However, very few of these people become truly successful chess players, and very few of them become chess grandmasters. Some of the best chess movies are based on true stories and are about the lives of grandmaster-level chess players.
Committed chess players seem to be in a completely different universe while sitting on one side of the chessboard and concentrate on the game with their whole being. They don't just think about the move they will make at that moment, they manage to look much further. That's why there comes a moment when a small smile appears on their faces, because the situation has become untenable for their opponents and after a few moves they will be checkmated.
In the best chess movies, there's no visual effects, car chases, action, or mystery. The way to make a movie about chess successful depends on the directing and acting performance. It is very difficult to reflect the facial expression of a grandmaster even for a moment. But we see great acting performances in the best chess movies, and that's why we don't get tired of watching these movies over and over.
Chess movies, which are among the inspiring movies, sometimes show what to do and sometimes what not to do. Whether based on a true story or fictional, the best chess movies reflect the magical engulfing effect of chess from different angles. I skimmed through all the movies about chess to pick the best chess movies of all time. I chose the most special ones among these productions and prepared a list of the best chess movies. If you are interested in chess or want to inspire someone around you, I suggest you watch each of these chess movies.