What to Watch If You Can’t Get Enough of ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ – Thrillist

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'The Queen's Gambit' | Phil Bray/Netflix

'The Queen's Gambit' | Phil Bray/Netflix

In a year full of Netflix-produced hits that faded from the cultural memory almost instantaneously, replaced by the latest buzzy true crime hit or lava-centric game show, The Queen's Gambit played the long game. For weeks, the Scott Frank-produced series about a chess prodigy (Anya Taylor-Joy) dominated Netflix's Top 10 list, only recently falling out of the top spot with the arrival of a new season of The Crown. With audiences increasingly relying on algorithms for recommendations, The Queen's Gambit felt like the rare streaming word-of-mouth hit.

With almost no chance of a second season to the miniseries, the question becomes: What do you watch next? Below we've selected 12 shows and movies that explore some of the same thematic and stylistic territorystories of chess and narratives of geniusthat the seven episode miniseries so deftly cast its eye over. Check out our recommendations below, and then make your move.

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