Checkmateby Ed_Jones_XLIX | created - 3 weeks ago | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public
What is your favorite Movie or TV Show with a chess maneuver, term, or named Chess Piece in the Title?
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1. Avengers: Endgame (2019)
PG-13 | 181 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to reverse Thanos' actions and restore balance to the universe.
Votes: 555,332 | Gross: $858.37M
Endgame: The ending phase of chess.
Suggested by Dan Dassow
PG-13 | 201 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.
Votes: 1,517,817 | Gross: $377.85M
3. The French Connection (1971)
R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection.
4. The Dark Knight (2008)
PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Crime, Drama
When the menace known as The Joker emerges from his mysterious past, he wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham. The Dark Knight must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.
Votes: 2,098,792 | Gross: $534.86M
5. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
R | 99 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.
Votes: 643,626 | Gross: $59.10M
Budapest Gambit: Kieninger Trap
6. Pawn Sacrifice (2014)
PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Set during the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer finds himself caught between two superpowers and his own struggles as he challenges the Soviet Empire.
Votes: 35,728 | Gross: $2.44M
7. The Man in the High Castle (2015– )
TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
In a dystopian America dominated by Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, a young woman discovers a mysterious film that may hold the key to toppling the totalitarian regimes.
8. The Bishop's Wife (1947)
Not Rated | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
An angel in human form enters the life of a bishop in order to help him build a new cathedral and repair his fractured marriage.
9. The Queen (2006)
PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Drama, History
Votes: 98,743 | Gross: $56.44M
10. The Lion King (2019)
PG | 118 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery.
Votes: 99,481 | Gross: $530.44M
11. Knight Moves (1992)
R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A chess grandmaster is in a big tournament, and when his lover is found painted up and the blood drained out of her body he becomes a chief suspect. After he gets a call from the killer ... See full summary »
Votes: 7,266 | Gross: $0.92M
Suggested by Nikolay Yeriomin
13. A Knight's Tale (2001)
PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
After his master dies, a peasant squire, fueled by his desire for food and glory, creates a new identity for himself as a knight.
Votes: 159,385 | Gross: $56.57M
14. Gambit (I) (2012)
PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Crime
An art curator decides to seek revenge on his abusive boss by conning him into buying a fake Monet, but his plan requires the help of an eccentric and unpredictable Texas rodeo queen.
15. The Italian Job (2003)
PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
After being betrayed and left for dead in Italy, Charlie Croker and his team plan an elaborate gold heist against their former ally.
Votes: 325,411 | Gross: $106.13M
Italian Game: Blackburne Shilling Gambit
16. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure
In 1936, archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before Adolf Hitler's Nazis can obtain its awesome powers.
Votes: 824,587 | Gross: $248.16M
Noah's Ark Trap
17. The Parent Trap (1998)
PG | 128 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Identical twins Annie and Hallie, separated at birth and each raised by one of their biological parents, later discover each other for the first time at summer camp and make a plan to bring their wayward parents back together.
Votes: 110,253 | Gross: $66.31M
18. Castle (2009–2016)
TV-14 | 43 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle receives permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes.
19. Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)
R | 125 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
Literature student Anastasia Steele's life changes forever when she meets handsome, yet tormented, billionaire Christian Grey.
Votes: 282,260 | Gross: $166.17M
20. Key Largo (1948)
Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A man visits his war buddy's family hotel and finds a gangster running things. As a hurricane approaches, the two end up confronting each other.
21. The Outpost (2018– )
TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Fantasy
Talon, the lone survivor of the Blackbloods, sets off to track her family's killers, and discovers her supernatural powers, which she must learn to harness.
24. Queen of the South (2016– )
TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Teresa flees Mexico after her drug-runner boyfriend is murdered. Settling in Dallas she looks to become the country's reigning drug smuggler and to avenge her lover's murder.
25. The King's Speech (2010)
R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of King George VI, his impromptu ascension to the throne of the British Empire in 1936, and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch overcome his stammer.
Votes: 600,228 | Gross: $138.80M
26. Quick Draw McGraw (1959–1962)
TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
Quick Draw Mcgraw was a dimwitted and lanky mustang (horse) who caused much chaos in the Old West. If he could get his own six shooter out of his holster at all, he would usually shoot the ... See full summary »
A Draw (Stalemate)
27. *batteries not included (1987)
PG | 106 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Apartment block tenants seek the aid of alien mechanical life-forms to save their building from demolition.
Votes: 28,989 | Gross: $32.95M
Battery (Alekhine's gun)
28. Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
PG | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Ten years after initially meeting, Anakin Skywalker shares a forbidden romance with Padmé Amidala, while Obi-Wan Kenobi investigates an assassination attempt on the senator and discovers a secret clone army crafted for the Jedi.
Votes: 583,252 | Gross: $310.68M
29. The English Patient (1996)
R | 162 min | Drama, Romance, War
At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair.
Votes: 167,653 | Gross: $78.65M
30. The King of Queens (1998–2007)
TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy
Delivery man Doug Heffernan has a good life: He has a pretty wife (Carrie), a big television, and friends with which to watch it. Then Carrie's goofy and annoying father Arthur moves in with them.
31. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)
PG | 104 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
When Hiccup discovers Toothless isn't the only Night Fury, he must seek "The Hidden World", a secret Dragon Utopia before a hired tyrant named Grimmel finds it first.
Votes: 73,600 | Gross: $160.80M
32. Modern Family (2009– )
TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance
Three different but related families face trials and tribulations in their own uniquely comedic ways.
33. Fortress (1992)
R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
In a future, private underground prison/Fortress, the inmates are computer controlled with CCTV, dream readers and devices that can cause pain or death. John and his illegally pregnant wife are inside but want to escape before birth.
Votes: 26,190 | Gross: $6.74M
Fortress (Endgame Strategy)
34. The Quick and the Dead (1995)
R | 107 min | Action, Romance, Thriller
A female gunfighter returns to a frontier town where a dueling tournament is being held, which she enters in an effort to avenge her father's death.
Votes: 79,649 | Gross: $18.64M