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chess_champion 7 ( +1 | -1 )
chess movies post names of chess movies and brief descriptions of each...
honololou 5 ( +1 | -1 )
Searching for Bobby Fischer about chess prodigy Josh Waitzkin
tonlesu 10 ( +1 | -1 )
Capablanca Capablanca! With Bogart as Raul and Sammy (play it again Sam) Rechevsky in a cameo as the piano man.
mlazar 3 ( +1 | -1 )
Sheepmates the life and times of Max Euwe...
furryfunbundle 3 ( +1 | -1 )
Thomas Crown Affair - the ultimate chess seduction :-)
tonlesu 22 ( +1 | -1 )
Yea! I saw that movie. That's not right! My God! I can't believe the things that woman did with those chess pieces. And poor mcQueen, stuck there with no tournament director. She beat him like a child!
komei 163 ( +1 | -1 )
Does... "From Russia with Love" (1963?) count (2nd James Bond film)? A baddy is a Russian Chess Player. He gets kicked in the shins with poisoned boots by the woman baddy for failing to dispatch Bond.

Also a Columbo entitled "The Most Dangerous Match" (1973) - Plot from

"American grand master Emmet Clayton is anxious to prove he is the greatest living chess player. Some experts have suggested that he would never become world champion if the top soviet player, Tomlin Dudek, hadnít been forced into inactivity by ill health. All those doubts are soon erased, though. Claytonís former fiancee, Linda Robinson, now a close friend of Dudekís, has arranged a match in Los Angeles."

The best bit is where it cuts from from the chess theme to Columbo for the first time in the episode where he is playing checkers with a vet when his dog is ill "I jump you, you jump me!" - its quite a clever satirisation of serious chess... :-)

There's also a very poor film called "Knight Moves" (year unknown - my guess mid 1980's) where the baddy kills people in a seemingly random order, but it turns out that when a chessboard is transposed over the city, the locations of the murders fit in with the first few moves of a certain chess opening (can't remember which one) - however, that is the only 'novelty' in the film... the rest is your standard increasing-body-count-cop-finds-and-kills-baddy.
furryfunbundle 34 ( +1 | -1 )
Ryan O Neil I have a vague recollection of some film with Ryan O Neil.

He left a chess piece (or a chess move or something such like) after each of his crimes.

A chess boffin was brought in to crack the case but (with cinamatic humour) became the one that was cracked .

Any one else remember this one or am I showing my age!!
tonlesu 8 ( +1 | -1 )
O'neal "The thief who came to dinner." Ryan is a computer guy who decides to become a cat burglar.
mgrowe 17 ( +1 | -1 )
Knight Moves Starring Christopher Lambert. I enjoyed this movie at the time. However, I had virtually no knowledge of chess openings at the time. Must be time to watch it again!
furryfunbundle 3 ( +1 | -1 )
The thief who came to dinner Yep, that is the one, thanks for the prompt...
drgandalf 8 ( +1 | -1 )
Casablanca I believe has Humphrey Bogart at a chess table, playing the French Defence.
snowdog 9 ( +1 | -1 )
A movie by Ingmar Bergman where Max Von Sydow plays against Death.
The title should be "The seventh seal"
pycroft 2 ( +1 | -1 )
Chesst A porno movie! (J/K)
danrieke 5 ( +1 | -1 )
Star Trek IV Spock plays chess against the computer.
chris21 15 ( +1 | -1 )
The Thing (1982) Director John Carpenter.

Kurt Russell plays chess against a computer, and pours coffee in it when it beats him!
komei 10 ( +1 | -1 )
And of course... 2001: A Space Oddssey (1968) where Frank Poole plays HAL 9000. HAL wins.