Best Klaus Kinski movies

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Best Klaus Kinski movies
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TOP 24:
Creature
Creature
Klaus Kinski as: Hans Rudy Hofner
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller
Release: 1985
A crew of scientists arrives on a far, cold planet to examine archaic artifacts of unknown origin. They discover that their German enemies already have a ship there. When they seek their help after a failed landing, they only find the Germans’ bodies, obviously slaughtered by one of the archaic creatures, awoken to new life. Now the alien is after them.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Rufus Sewell movies?

TOP 23:
Slaughter Hotel
Slaughter Hotel
Original Title: La bestia uccide a sangue freddo
Klaus Kinski as: Dr. Francis Clay
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Release: 1971
A masked killer stalks an institution for mentally disturbed rich women.


TOP 22:
Crawlspace
Crawlspace
Klaus Kinski as: Dr. Karl Gunther
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Release: 1986
A man who runs an apartment house for women is the demented son of a Nazi surgeon who has the house equipped with secret passageways, hidden rooms and torture and murder devices.

TOP 21:
Android
Android
Klaus Kinski as: Dr. Daniel
Genre: Science Fiction, Thriller
Release: 1982
Eccentric scientist Dr. Daniel and his shy assistant Max lead a quiet life on their space station, carrying out illegal research on androids, until they receive an unwelcome visit from three fugitives one of whom is female. Both Dr. Daniel and Max show an interest in her, but one of the other visitors has more sinister intentions.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Kadeem Hardison movies?

TOP 20:
Count Dracula
Count Dracula
Original Title: Nachts, wenn Dracula erwacht
Klaus Kinski as: Renfield
Genre: Horror
Release: 1970
Jess Franco's version of the Bram Stoker classic has Count Dracula as an old man who grows younger whenever he dines on the blood of young maidens.


TOP 19:
If You Meet Sartana Pray for Your Death
If You Meet Sartana Pray for Your Death
Original Title: Se incontri Sartana prega per la tua morte
Klaus Kinski as: Morgan
Genre: Western
Release: 1968
After a stagecoach is robbed and the passengers murdered, a long and tangled series of surprise attacks and murderous double-crosses, leaves the coach's strongbox in the hands of the killer Lasky. It is up to the legendary hero Sartana to track down the missing money and determine just who is ultimately behind the grisly robberies and killings.

TOP 18:
Death of a Corrupt Man
Death of a Corrupt Man
Original Title: Mort d'un pourri
Klaus Kinski as: Nicolas Tomski
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Release: 1977
In the middle of the night, deputy Philippe Dubaye wakes up his old friend Xavier Maréchal with disturbing news: he has just killed Serrano, a racketeer with extant political connections. Serrano kept proofs of Dubaye's involvement in corrupt dealings and was poised to use them against the deputy. Xavier readily agrees to cover up for his old pal Philippe, but he soon runs into difficulties. Nobody believes Dubaye's alibi. And everybody -- influential personalities, powerful businessmen, dubious go-betweens and the police -- wants to get hold of the documents that served to blackmail Dubaye; by all possible means...
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Ornella Muti movies?

TOP 17:
Venom
Venom
Klaus Kinski as: Jacques Müller (Jacmel)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Release: 1981
International terrorists attempt to kidnap a wealthy couple's child. Their plan comes unstuck when a deadly Black Mamba, sent by mistake instead of a harmless snake, escapes and the terrorists and several hostages are trapped in the boy's London home.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Jenny Slate movies?


TOP 16:
A Bullet for the General
A Bullet for the General
Original Title: Quién sabe?
Klaus Kinski as: El Santo
Genre: Western
Release: 1966
El Chuncho's bandits rob arms from a train, intending to sell the weapons to Elias' revolutionaries. They are helped by one of the passengers, Bill Tate, and allow him to join them, unware he is an assassin working for the Mexican government.

TOP 15:

Buddy Buddy

Buddy Buddy
Klaus Kinski as: Dr. Hugo Zuckerbrot
Genre: Comedy
Release: 1981
During a high profile Mafia testimony case, a contract killer checks-in a hotel room near the courthouse while his next door depressed neighbor wants to commit suicide due to marital problems.

TOP 14:

A Genius, Two Friends, and an Idiot

A Genius, Two Friends, and an Idiot
Original Title: Un genio, due compari, un pollo
Klaus Kinski as: Doc Foster
Genre: Comedy, Western
Release: 1975
Three rogues set out to rob $300,000 from an Indian-hating cavalry major.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Terence Hill movies?


TOP 13:

Woyzeck

Woyzeck
Klaus Kinski as: Friedrich Johann Franz Woyzeck
Genre: Drama
Release: 1979
Having fathered an illegitimate child with his lover, Marie, feckless soldier Franz Woyzeck takes odd jobs around his small town to provide some extra money for them. One of them is volunteering for experiments conducted by a local doctor, who puts Woyzeck on a diet of peas. This serves to drive him close to madness, and the discovery that Marie is involved in an affair with the local drum major exacerbates the situation. Pushed too far, Woyzeck resorts to violence.

TOP 12:

Last of the Renegades

Last of the Renegades
Original Title: Winnetou II
Klaus Kinski as: David "Luke" Lucas
Genre: Adventure, Western
Release: 1964
Forester, a ruthless oil baron, wants to create a war between the native American tribes and the white men. Old Shatterhand, Winnetou and their sidekick Castlepool try to prevent this.

TOP 11:

Cobra Verde

Cobra Verde
Klaus Kinski as: Francisco Manoel da Silva aka Cobra Verde
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Release: 1987
A fearsome 19th century bandit, Cobra Verde cuts a swath through Brazil until he arrives at the sugar plantation of Don Octávio Countinho. Not knowing that his new guest is the notorious bandit and impressed by his ruthless ways, Don Octávio hires Cobra Verde to oversee his slaves. But when Cobra Verde impregnates Don Octávio’s three daughters, the incensed plantation owner exiles the outlaw to Africa where he is expected to reopen the slave trade. Following his trans-Atlantic journey, Cobra Verde exploits tribal conflicts to commandeer an abandoned fortress and whips an army of naked warriors into a frenzied bloodlust as he vies for survival.

TOP 10:

A Time to Love and a Time to Die

A Time to Love and a Time to Die
Klaus Kinski as: Gestapo Lieutenant
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Release: 1958
A German soldier home on leave falls in love with a girl, then returns to World War II.


TOP 9:

The Great Silence

The Great Silence
Original Title: Il grande silenzio
Klaus Kinski as: Loco (Tigrero)
Genre: Action, Western
Release: 1968
A mute gunslinger fights in the defense of a group of outlaws and a vengeful young widow, against a group of ruthless bounty hunters.

TOP 8:

Doctor Zhivago

Doctor Zhivago
Klaus Kinski as: Kostoyed Amourski
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Release: 1965
The life of a Russian physician and poet who, although married to another, falls in love with a political activist's wife and experiences hardship during World War I and then the October Revolution.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Adrienne Corri movies?

TOP 7:

That Most Important Thing: Love

That Most Important Thing: Love
Original Title: L'Important c'est d'aimer
Klaus Kinski as: Karl-Heinz Zimmer
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 1975
Servais Mont, a freelance photographer who works taking compromising photos, gets fascinated by Nadine Chevalier, a tormented low-budget movie actress married to an eccentric film photo collector.

TOP 6:

My Best Fiend

My Best Fiend
Original Title: Mein liebster Feind
Klaus Kinski as: Himself
Genre: Documentary
Release: 1999
A film that describes the love-hate relationship between Werner Herzog and Klaus Kinski, the deep trust between the director and the actor, and their independently and simultaneously hatched plans to murder one another.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Claudia Cardinale movies?

TOP 5:

Nosferatu the Vampyre

Nosferatu the Vampyre
Original Title: Nosferatu - Phantom der Nacht
Klaus Kinski as: Count Dracula
Genre: Drama, Horror
Release: 1979
Jonathan Harker, a real estate agent, goes to Transylvania to visit the mysterious Count Dracula and formalize the purchase of a property in Wismar. Once Jonathan is caught under his evil spell, Dracula travels to Wismar where he meets the beautiful Lucy, Jonathan's wife, while a plague spreads through the town, now ruled by death.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Bruno Ganz movies?


TOP 4:

Aguirre, the Wrath of God

Aguirre, the Wrath of God
Original Title: Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes
Klaus Kinski as: Don Lope de Aguirre
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Release: 1972
A few decades after the destruction of the Inca empire, a Spanish expedition leaves the mountains of Peru and goes down the Amazon river in search of gold and wealth. Soon, they come across great difficulties and Don Aguirre, a ruthless man who cares only about riches, becomes their leader. But will his quest lead them to "the golden city", or to certain destruction?

TOP 3:

Fitzcarraldo

Fitzcarraldo
Klaus Kinski as: Brian Sweeney 'Fitzcarraldo' Fitzgerald
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Release: 1982
Fitzcarraldo is a dreamer who plans to build an opera house in Iquitos, in the Peruvian Amazon, so, in order to finance his project, he embarks on an epic adventure to collect rubber, a very profitable product, in a remote and unexplored region of the rainforest.

TOP 2:

Burden of Dreams

Burden of Dreams
Klaus Kinski as: Fitzcarraldo / Himself
Genre: Documentary
Release: 1982
German director Werner Herzog begins work on his 1982 epic "Fitzcarraldo" but soon runs into serious setbacks, from casting problems to his own stubborn refusal to use special effects. After having to reshoot much of the film because the lead actor was recast, his crew must then haul an old-fashioned steamboat over a mountain using manpower alone. With a resolve bordering on insanity, Herzog struggles to realize his vision, vowing to see the film completed -- even if it leads to his undoing.

TOP 1:

For a Few Dollars More

For a Few Dollars More
Original Title: Per qualche dollaro in più
Klaus Kinski as: Juan Wild - The Hunchback
Genre: Western
Release: 1965
Two bounty hunters are in pursuit of "El Indio," one of the most wanted fugitives in the western territories, and his gang.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Clint Eastwood movies?


If you like the best Klaus Kinski movies, then you will also like the best Claudia Cardinale movies, where many of their films coincide.