10 Best Kung Fu Killer Movies

Sunday, July 24 by Tony Dutch

Kung Fu killer movies have a certain appeal. Whether it’s the horrible dubbing, the non-stop action, or just nostalgia from watching these same movies on Saturday afternoons as a kid, fans of the genre all have their favorite movies. Here’s the 10 best Kung Fu killer movies.

  1. "Enter the Dragon" (1973). Bruce Lee, Jim Kelly, a cameo by Jackie Chan, and the introduction of Bolo Yeung are just the four little reasons to watch this classic. Undoubtedly one of the best Kung Fu killer movies, "Enter the Dragon" has inspired countless cultural references.
  2. "The Kid with the Golden Arm" (1979). A Shaw Brothers classic, this movie has a convoluted plot about gold and famine. Don’t worry because you don’t need to pay any attention at all to the plot. Just sit back and enjoy the awesome fight scenes in one of the best Kung Fu killer movies of all time.
  3. "Two Champions of Shaolin" (1982).This Sha Brothers film stars the Venoms and the storyline follows the continuing rivalry between the Shaolin and the Wu Tang. Two young warriors from the rebel Shaolin Clan are engaged in a deadly secret mission that could bring down the empire.
  4. "Ong Bak" (2003). Ting, the reluctant hero of the film, is a breath of fresh air in the Kung Fu movie genre. Actor Tony Jaa trained extensively in the ancient form of Muay Boran for four years in preparation for his role and performed all of his own stunts.
  5. "5 Deadly Venoms" (1978). This film is a cult classic and definitely one of the best Kung Fu killer movies. Every fan of Kung Fu flicks is familiar with the story of Centipede, Snake, Scorpion, Lizard, and Toad—otherwise known as the Poison Clan.
  6. "Kill Bill Vol. 2" (2004). Quentin Tarantino easily earns a spot on the 10 best Kung Fu killer movies list with this film. Although the movie features a spectacular appearance by Pai Mai, the originator of the "White Eyebrow" Kung Fu technique, the real Kung Fu killer in this instance is Beatrix (although she only kills one person in this movie).
  7. "Abbot of Shaolin" (1979). Also known as A Slice of Death, this Kung Fu killer movie follows an abbot who is charged with helping the Shaolin monks fight off the Manchu invaders. Guess who’ fighting on the Manchu side? You guessed it— Pai Mai, the venerable Kung Fu killer with the white eyebrows.
  8. "The 36th Chamber of Shaolin" (1978).This film, also known at The Master Killer and Shaolin Master Killer, is a Shaw Brothers movie directed by Liu Chia-liang and starring Gordon Liu. It’s widely considered to be one of the best Kung Fu killer movies. San Te leads a rebellion against the Manchu government, gets revenge on the killers who murdered his friends and family, and establishes the 36th Chamber.
  9. "Eight Diagram Pole Fighter" (1983).The final fight scene alone qualifies this as one of the best Kung Fu killer movies. After defeating most of the Mongol army single-handed Yang knocks the villain head first into a coffin.
  10. "Clan of the White Lotus" (1980). Known as "Fist of the White Lotus" in the U. S., this is one of the 10 best Kung Fu killer movies. Gordon Liu Chia Hui stars as Hong Wen-Ting, the hero who defeated Pai Mei and now must face Priest White Lotus, master of the fatal "hundred pace palm" technique. Priest White Lotus, master of Tiger style Kung Fu and former classmate of Pai Mai seemingly cannot be touched or harmed and is one of the genre’s most memorable Kung Fu killers.
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