Earlier this month, I posted asking for opinions on everyone's favorite chess scenes or moments in films and television shows that weren't actually about chess. Today, the question is a little different: what's your favorite film that's actually about chess itself?
My answer, and probably the easiest answer to give, is the classic Searching for Bobby Fischer, which is all about chess prodigy Josh Waitzkin. But there are plenty of other great chess movies to choose from. Even in recent years, some good chess movies have been released; I recently saw Queen to Play, a very good (if a bit dry) French film about a woman who learns the game and ends up enriching her heretofore unsatisfying life.
So, what's your favorite chess movie? Feel free to leave your pick in the comments section! I'm sure some of our readers have some relatively unknown gems that are well worth checking out. If you want, you can also post your picks for the worst chess movies you've ever seen - I know I have a pick there, but I'll hold my tongue on that one.