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This is an alphabetical list of movies in this category for those who want to browse by category instead of by the main list.

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7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964)  

Dr. Lao's circus features a giant talking rattlesnake snake that takes on the appearance of the person it is talking to.
7 Faces of Dr. Lao
Ace in the Hole (1951)  

A New Mexico Sheriff has a pet rattlesnake that is coiled up in a box on a table at a diner where he feeds it hamburger with a fork.
Ace in the Hole
American Sniper (2014)

A Navy Seal at a firing range proves his marksmanship by shooting a cryptic rattlesnake coiled near his target.


American Sniper
Any Which Way You Can (1980) 

New York City mobsters bet on a fight between a ferret and a rattlesnake.



Any Which Way You Can
Auntie Lee's Meat Pies (1992) 

One of Auntie Lee's beautiful nieces has a pet rattlesnake that she uses to lure men to their death, but it's not the snake that kills them, it's the snake sculpture.
Auntie Lees Meat Pies
Bad Girls (1994)  

Three saloon girls on the lam are startled by a rattlesnake. One of them shoots it and later they cook it over a fire and eat it.
Bad Girls
The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970)  

Two men try to kill him, then hide in a pit, so Cable throws rattlesnakes into the pit to force them out.
Ballad of Cable Hogue
Band of the Hand (1986) 

A juvenile criminal falls next to a rattlesnake in the Everglades and is bitten on the hand. An older guy grabs it and cuts its head off.
Band of the Hand
Beetlejuice (1988) 

Bio-exercist  Betelgeuse becomes a gigantic rattlesnake to scare away the new tenants of a house haunted by two recently-dead ghosts.
Beetlejuice
Big Girls Don't Cry... They Get Even (Step Kids) (1992) 

Two boys encounter a rattlesnake in the woods and one of them picks it up by the tail and whips it to death.
Big Girls Don't Cry
Billy Jack (1971)  

Billy Jack performs a snake ritual alone in a circle with a rattlesnake.
Billy Jack
Black Samurai (1977)

A mobster cult leader called The Warlock throws people into a jail cell full of killer rattlesnakes to get rid of them.
Black Samurai
Bone Dry (2007) 

A man being tortured in the desert searches a truck only to get bitten by a rattlesnake under the seat.
Bone Dry
Broken Lance (1954)  

Another stupid movie cowboy shoots a rattlesnake that was not a danger to anyone.
Broken Lance
Bronco Billy (1980)  

A Wild West show includes Chief Big Eagle's Rattlesnake Dance.
Bronco Billy
Call Her Savage (1932)  

A rattlesnake scares her horse and throws her to the ground, so Clara Bow angrily whips the snake.
Call Her Savage
Cannery Row (1982)

A marine biologist keeps rattlesnakes to sell their venom, and talks to them about his romantic situation.
Cannery Row
The Canyon (2009) 

Stupid filmmakers use yet another absurd vicious rattlesnake attack just to get rid of a character who is no longer needed.
The Canyon
Capricorn One (1977) 

A hungry astronaut, lost in the desert and chased by helicopters, hides in a cave where he finds a rattlesnake, kills it, and eats it.
Capricorn One
Catlow (1971) 

A rattlesnake scares an outlaw's horse as he rides up to it, so he shoots the rattlesnake.
Hell's Belles
Chato's Land (1972)   

Charles Bronson hurls a rattlesnake off a hill onto a bad guy. End of bad guy.
Chato's Land
Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures (Cinema, Aspirinas e Urubus) (2005) 

A man travelling in Brazil lifts a large rock to hide something under, but finds a rattlesnake under the rock.
Cinema Aspirin Vultures

City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold (1994)  

A guy sits on a cactus then sees a rattlesnake and thinks he was snakebit until his friend makes him bend over and pulls out a cactus spine.

City Slickers 2
Cold Creek Manor (2003)

A snake gets in the pool and then somebody fills a house with snakes, incuding a rattlesnake, to terrorize a family.
Cold Creek Manor
Color of Night (1994)  - Bruce Willis finds a rattlesnake in his mail box. Color of Night
Cool Hand Luke (1967)  

Luke, working on a chain gang, catches a big rattlesnake, that is immediately shot.
Cool Hand Luke
Cowboy (1958)  

A cowboy finds a rattlesnake at their campsite so he picks it up with a stick and throws it. It gets thrown back and forth until somebody gets bit.
Cowboy
The Culpepper Cattle Co. (1972) 

A bartender keeps a rattlesnake in a large jar to use in a betting game.
The Culpepper Cattle Co.
A Day Without A Mexican (2004)

This movie shows us that if all Mexicans in California disappeared there would be nobody to wash dishes, blow leaves, pick fruit, or shoot rattlesnakes that are threatening our children.
A Day Without A Mexican
The Deadly Companions (1961) 

Another Western rattlesnake bites the dust for no reason.
Deadly Companions
The Devil's Brigade (1968) 

One rattlesnake is discovered and shot to death and another is put under a soldier's bedcovers.
The Devil's Brigade
Distant Drums (1951)

Gary Cooper holds a rattlesnake's open mouth in the face of an Indian to torture him.
Distant Drums
Drive, He Said (1971) 

A campus radical runs naked into a college science lab and releases a bunch of captive animals including mice, lizards, frogs, and a rattlesnake.
Drive He Said
Double Exposure (1983)

A psycho-killer photographer puts a rattlesnake in a bag and ties it to a woman's head until she is bitten and dies.
The Killer Snakes
The Dude Ranger (1934)

A cowboy drops a rattlesnake out of a bag onto a sleeping man's bed to try to kill him.
The Dude Ranger
End of Days (1999)

Devil-worshippers use the blood of a rattlesnake to feed a newborn baby to claim it for Satan.

End of Days
Enter the Devil (1972) 

Torch-carrying cult members throw people into a pit full of rattlesnakes in the desert to get rid of them.
Enter the Devil
Escort West (1958) 

A man picks up a rattlesnake and throws it around the neck of an Indian warrior who is chasing him.
Escort West
Eve's Bayou (1997) 

A young girl finds a stuffed rattlesnake in a box of voodoo items belonging to her witch aunt, and leaves it next to her sleeping brother's head to scare him when he wakes up.
Eve's Bayou

The Far Side of Jericho (2006) 

A ghost warns a woman about to relieve herself in the outdoors to be careful of the sidewinder crawling between her boots.

The Far Side of Jericho
Fire Down Below (1997) 

When some goons put rattlesnakes in his room to kill him, Steven Segal returns the favor and fills their truck with rattlesnakes.
Fire Down Below
Flypaper (1997)

A young couple drink antivenom then lie down unclothed in a swimming pool full of live rattlesnakes that keep biting them but they don't seem to mind.
Flypaper
Fools Rush In (1997)  

Fools with rifles blast away some Rattlesnakes for no good reason because thats what fools with rifles always do.
Fools Rush In
The Fortune (1975) 

Two fools buy a rattlesnake hoping to use it to kill a woman and inherit her fortune.
The Fortune
The Frisco Kid (1979) 

A rattlesnake scares a Polish Rabbi's horse making it jump off a cliff into a river.
The Frisco Kid
Frogs (1972)  

Rattlesnakes and frogs and lizards strike back at humans for polluting the world.
Frogs
Giant (1956)  

A cowboy shoots a rattlesnake to protect his cattle because cowboys are stupid like that.
Giant
Go West (1925) 

Buster Keaton hops a freight train to the West where one of the first thing he sees is a rattlesnake hiding in some cactus.
Go West
Greed (1924)  

A rattlesnake strikes out at a man and his mule travelling through Death Valley.
Greed
Hard Target (1993)  

Jean-Claude Van Damme punches a rattlesnake in the face then makes a trap with it to kill one of the men who is hunting him.
Hard Target
Hell Town (Born to the West) (1937)

A rattling rattlesnake scares a woman's horse into running away out of control giving John Wayne an opportunity to chase it and play the hero by saving her.
Hell Town
Hell's Belles (1969) 

Two fighting bikers fall into a mine full of rattlesnakes. Only one walks out.
Hell's Belles
The Hills Have Eyes (1977) 

A girl picks up a rattlesnake and makes it bite a man who is trying to kill another man.
The Hills Have Eyes
Holes (2003)  

A boy intentionally gets himstlf bitten by a rattlesnake in order to get out of a prison camp in the desert where he digs holes all day.
Holes
The Island (2005) 

Two human clones escape their underground utopia and the first creature they encounter is one they've never heard of - a rattlesnake. They call it mean and leave.
The Island
Jaws of Satan (1981) 

Rattlesnakes become agressive and start killing people in a small town after a King Cobra possessed by Satan chases a Priest whose ancestors were cursed by Druids.
Jaws of Satan
Joe Dakota (1957) 

A bad man's horse is spooked by a rattlesnake and he is thrown to the ground.
Joe Dakota
Joshua (aka Black Rider) (1976) 

A man drops a rattlesnake over a cliff onto another man who gets snakebit and dies.
Joshua
The Last Challenge (1967) 

A gunslinger shoots a rattlesnake because it dared to share the same planet with him.
The Last Challenge
Last of the Clintons (1935)

A man puts a rattlesnake in a cabin to kill a guy, but it kills a different guy instead.
Last of the Clintons
The Last Wagon (1956) 

A young woman hunting for edible plants puts her hand in the wrong place and gets bitten by a rattlesnake.
The Last Wagon
Lone Survivor (2013) 

A Navy Seal falls off a mountain and lands next to a rattlesnake. That would be a disaster in any other movie, but he's got bigger problems.
Lone Survivor
Lonesome Dove (1989)  

Rattlesnakes are dinner for cowboys and for pigs.
Lonesome Dove
Love at First Kill (aka The Box Collector) (2008)

A biker collects rattlesnakes and young girls but his wife and a snake kill him in the end.
Love at First Kill
Lust For Gold (1949) 

A man picks up rocks to throw at a rattlesnake and uncovers a clue that might lead him to a lost gold mine. Another man is bitten on the neck by a rattlesnake which makes him fall off a cliff.
Lust For Gold
A Man Alone (1955) 

A gunfighter sees a rattlesnake and  blows its head off for no intelligent reason because that's how the West was won.
A Man Alone
Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966)  

A family stops to rest and find themselves close to a rattlesnake, so the father shoots at it.
Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966)
The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)

Diabolical Dr. Fu Manchu makes a mind-control serum of sacred herbs and reptiles, including a container full of baby rattlesnakes.
The Mask of Fu Manchu
Maverick (1994)

Maverick is tied up on a horse with a noose around his neck tied to a tree branch, but just in case he escapes that, his captors drop a bag full of rattlesnakes on the ground below him. And of course, he falls from the horse.
Maverick
A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)

In a comic scene, a man and woman sitting and flirting in the moonlight see a rattlensake crawl up to their feet. Instead of freaking out, they make jokes and leave it alone. There's also an animated rattlesnake door-handle in a hallucination scene and rattlesnake venom put in a hollow-tipped bullet to kill someone.
3 Idiots
The Missing (2003) 

An Indian witch hangs rattlesnakes from trees and uses their venom in his magic to murder people.
The Missing
Murders in the Zoo (1933) 

A zoo's toxicologist keeps rattlesnakes in his lab.
Murders in the Zoo
Nadine (1987)   

A box full of snake-handler rattlesnakes is used as a threat and a woman finds a rattlesnake in her bed.
Nadine
Natural Born Killers (1994)  

An Indian man who keeps snakes is murdered so he gets revenge with a field full of biting rattlesnakes and no more snakebite antidote at the drugstore.
Natural Born Killers
Nowhere Land (2000)

A hiker distracts a rattlesnake from biting a woman by getting it to bite his boot.

A fleeing man's foot gets stuck between some rocks, trapping him next to several coiled rattlesnakes. When he finally moves, he is bitten and dies.
Nowhere Land
Phobia (1980) 

A man being treated for his fear of snakes by being forced to touch them is murdered by rattlesnake bite.
Phobia
The Player (1992) 

An angry writer leaves a rattlesnake post card in a producer's mailbox and a real one in his SUV.
The Player
Poker Run (2009) 

A camper looking for a place to go to the bathroom in the desert at night falls down next to a rattlesnake.
Poker run
Posse from Hell (1961) 

A group of murderous escaped convicts kidnap a woman and leaver her tied up next to a rattlesnake.
Posse From Hell
Race With the Devil (1975) 

Devil cultists put some rattlesnakes inside a Winnebago to kill some unhappy campers.
Race With the Devil
Rango (2011) 

Notorious gunfighter Rattlesnake Jake is an animated Western Diamond-backed rattlesnake.
Rango
Rattled (1996) 

Angry murderous rattlesnakes are on the rampage because of too much human noisemaking.

 
Rattlers (1976) 

Mutant rattlesnakes invade a town after a rogue Army colonel contaminated them with stolen nerve gas.
Rattlers
Ring Of Terror (1962) 

A rattlesnake crawls into a car terrifying a couple so the man tosses it out and stomps it to death.
Ring of Terror
The River's Edge (1957)

Three fugitives find a rattlesnake in a cave and shoot it, because all snakes must die!
The River's Edge
The Sadist (1963)

A leering psycho falls into an abandoned well full of rattlesnakes, and we cheer for the snakes.
The Sadist
Serena (2014) 

The boss's new wife proves her worth by importing a trained eagle to catch rattlesnakes that are biting men at his logging site.
Serena
Shalako (1968) 

Sean Connery picks up a rattlesnake and whips it to death on the ground because he's a yellow-bellied sissy who's afraid of a little ole snake.
Shalako
Shotgun (1955) 

Apaches tie a man to the stakes with rawhide that slowly tightens, pulling him closer to a rattlesnake tied to a stake near his head.
Shotgun
Silent Predators (1999) 

Mutant rattlesnakes invade a town because greedy land developers woke them up during their construction projects.
Silent PredatorsLonesome Dove
Silent Tongue (1993) 

We see rattlesnakes in the background and a Native American woman roasts one on a stick and eats it.
Silent Tongue
Slipstream (2007)

A library shot of a rattlesnake shows up in the middle of this maddening attempt to illustrate insanity - or maybe the movie is just trying to drive the viewers crazy...
Six Days Seven Nights
Snakes (Fangs) (1974)  

An old snake collector kills off his enemies with rattlesnakes.
Fangs
Snakes on a Plane (2006) 

A bunch of snakes are on a plane, including rattlesnakes.
Snakes on a Plane
Soldier Blue (1970) 

We see a rattlesnake crawl into a cow skull, for no obvious reason except to creep us out.
Soldier Blue
Stanley (1972)  

Tim lives in a shack in the everglades with his pet rattlesnake Stanley, Stanley's wife Hazel, and their children.
Stanley
Stop Loss (2008)   

A soldier on leave picks up a rifle and shoots a rattlesnake to save his buddy. Then, like true Texans, they barbecue it and eat it.
Stop Loss
Swamp Women (1956) 

An escaped convict sitting up in a tree shoots and kills a rattlesnake in a Louisiana swamp that was threatening to bite a man tied to a tree, because all snakes want to kill you.
Swamp Women
Tales of Terror (1962) 

A drunk hallucinates a rattlesnake in his bed and a boa constrictor on his furniture.
Tales of Terror
The Tall Texan (1953) 

A man shoots a rattlesnake, then picks it up and uses it to whip another man.
The Tall Texan
Telefon (1977)   

Gus, a pet rattlesnake kept in glass terrarium in a Texas bar is knocked over to create a distraction and two Texas lawmen blow its head off.
Telefon
The Terror Within (1989)

One of the last surviving humans on earth catches a rattlesnake in the desert and slices it open for food.

The Terror Within
Texas Across the River (1966) 

A Comanche medicine man intends to kill a woman with rattlesnakes in a death ceremony until fast-drawing cowboys shoot up all them nasty varmints.
Texas Across The River
There Was a Crooked Man... (1970)  

An outlaw hides stolen money in a den of rattlesnakes to keep it safe, but makes a big mistake when retrieving the money.
There Was a Crooked Man...
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005) 

A man climbs into a hole in a rock to rest, but finds a rattlesnake inside.
3 burials of me
True Grit (1969) 

A girl falls into an abandoned mine full of rattlesnakes and gets bitten.
True Grit
True Grit (2010) 

A girl falls into an abandoned mine full of rattlesnakes.
True Grit
Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)

A cowboy decapitates a rattlesnake. A nun shakes its rattles to scare off soldiers.Then they eat it.
2 mules for sister sara
Vanishing Point (1971) 

A desert rat collects rattlesnakes for a snake-handling cult, but they no longer want them.
Vanishing Point
Venomous (2001) 

Sleeping rattlesnakes made mutants by the military in Desert Storm invade a town after an earthquake wakes them up.
Venomous
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)   

 A young boy picks up a rattlesnake with his bare hand and throws it to his brother.
Walk Hard
Westworld (1973)

At WestWorld amusement park, bar fights, saloon girls, and shooting android rattlesnakes are part of the authentic cowboy experience you paid for, until the machines go haywire.
Westworld
White Line Fever (1975)  

Greedy corporate bosses try to kill an independent trucker by putting a rattlesnake in his truck.
White Line Fever
Wild (2014)

A woman hiking the Pacific Crest Trail is startled by a rattlesnake on the trail but sensibly just walks around it.

Wild
Wild Cactus (1993) 

A man stranded in the desert puts a rattlesnake in his bag and then tells his kidnapper his car keys are in the bag.
Wild Cactus
The Winning of Barbara Worth (1926) 

A cowboy shoots a rattlesnake for absolutely no reason because that's what movie cowboys do.
The Winning of Barbara Worth
The World's Fastest Indian (2005) 

A visiting New Zealand motorcyclist is welcomed by an American rattlesnake, fangs first.
World's Fastest Indian
The Yearling (1946)

A man doesn't watch where he puts his hand and a rattlesnake bites him so he shoots it because all snakes must die.
The Yearling
Yellowneck (1955)

Civil War Confederate soldier deserters hike through the Florida Everglades where they encounter snakes, including a "nest" of rattlesnakes whose only purpose seems to be hanging around waiting to kill them.
Yellowneck

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