All Movie Snakes
Must Die!
All Movie Snakes
Want to Kill You!
Snake Bites
Snakes Used
as Weapons
Giant Monster Snakes
Pet Snakes
Snakes Used
to Shock Us
Dancing With Snakes
Snake Charmers
Snake People
Snakes Used Realistically
Snakes Used for
Food or Medicine
Snake Fights
Shooting Snakes
Throwing and
Whipping Snakes
Snake Face
Black Mambas
Boas, Pythons,
and Anacondas

Snakes In Movies

(See a Shorter Version of this List Without Pictures)

This is not meant to be a list of every movie with a snake in it, just some of those I know about.
When I watch or learn of a new one, I'll add it to the list. If you know of one I should add, let me know.

Blue links lead to pictures and information about the movies and the snake scenes.

None of the brief descriptions below should give away important plot information you won't want to know before watching a movie,
but when you click on a movie name, you will go to a page with pictures and information that might contain SPOILERS, so beware if you are spoilerphobic.

Most of these are live-action feature films or tv movies that use real, artificial, or special effect snakes (CGI, VFX, etc.)
I'm not going to try to list TV episodes, commercials, animated films, or nature documentaries.

The intent here is to have fun documenting some of the many ridiculous misrepresentations of snakes in movies, along with some of the times when they got it right. (Seriously, if they're so often wrong about snakes, can we believe anything we see in movies?)

Snakes are the most commonly-used reptile in movies, because many people are afraid of them and because, since there are snakes that are capable of killing people and the audience is already predisposed to believe that all snakes are dangerous a snake can be used as a convenient (and cheap) evil adversary or obstacle for a character to overcome. Snakes can add tension and a little extra drama, like a gun, a car chase, or a sexual situation, but I often get the feeling that they are added unrealistically just for the convenience of the plot. (Some Westerns seem to think they have to show a rattlesnake somewhere just to prove they're a Western.)

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3 Idiots (2009)   

An Indian Engineering student offers milk to a cobra in order to get a good grade in his Physics class.
3 Idiots
6 Souls (2010) 

 A creepy mountain guy milks venom from a snake into a jar on a picnic table in front of his trailer home.
6 Souls
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 and a Medusa who can turn onlookers to stone.
7 Faces of Dr. Lao
7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958) 

Using a live cobra and some magic dust, a magician turns a woman into a snake woman to entertain the royal court.
7th Voyage of Sinbad
Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)

Whenever Costello plays a snake charmer's flute, a cobra raises up out of a basket, but when Abbott plays the flute, a beautiful snake dancer arises and kisses him.
Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy
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
Adaptation (2002)

Twin brothers pursued by people with guns at night in a Florida swamp have more to worry about than the snakes they encounter.
The Air I Breathe (2007)  

A scientist milking a venomous snake, oops, gets bitten by the snake.
The Air I Breathe
Alexander (2004)

Alexander's mother Olympias (Anjelina Jolie) keeps a collection of snakes in a basket and snakes and depictions of snakes show up throughout the movie.
Altered States (1980) 

A Harvard scientist eats some Mexican magic mushrooms and hallucinates that a python is choking him.
Altered States
American Made (2017)

A drug-smuggling airplane pilot flies with his pet Boa Constrictor.
American Sniper (2014)

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

American Sniper
Anaconda (1997)  

J-Lo and Ice Cube and a documentary film cruise take a tropical cruise on a river full of giant Anacondas.
Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004)  

Somehow  giant Anacondas made it all the way to Borneo, where they got even bigger and angrier than they were in South America.
Anacondas HBO
Anacondas: Trail of Blood (2009)  

An Anaconda is cut in half and becomes two monster snakes.

Anacondas HBO
Angel of Vengeance (War Cat) (1987)

A woman who is abducted and abused gets revenge by throwing one of her captors into a pit full of rattlesnakes.
Angel of Vengeance Screenshot
Ankur (1974) 

A city man sees a cobra come near him and screams for help to his country servant woman who easily scares the snake away.
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
Apocalypto (2006) 

A warrior is bitten on the neck by a venomous snake and left to kill himself by his companions.
April Fool's Day (1986)

A man is caught in a noose by his soon-to-be murderer and suspended upside down over a snake which is there by accident.
April Fool's Day
Arabesque (1966) 

A chase scene through the London Zoo is punctuated musically to several shots of snakes and lizards sticking out their tongues.
The Assasination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)  

Jesse James cuts the heads off two Gophersnakes with a knife.
Assassination of Jesse James
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 Bad Lieutenant - Port of Call: New Orleans (2009)

A watersnake swims through the opening credits.
Bad Lieutenant
Bad Timing (1980)

A couple quarrels in an outdoor cafe overlooking a Moroccan plaza where snake charmers are entertaining the crowd.

Bad Timing
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
The Ballad of Narayama (1983)

Snakes are shown realistically as part of the natural environment. No joke.
Ballad of Narayama
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
Bedazzled (2000)

The poster for this movie promised Liz Hurley in a low-cut dress with a Boa Constrictor around her neck but it lied!
Beetlejuice (1988) 

Bio-exercist  Betelgeuse becomes a gigantic rattlesnake to scare away the new tenants of a house haunted by two recently-dead ghosts.
The Big Doll House (1971) 

A sadistic women's prison guard keeps snakes in her office and uses a cobra to torture women.
The Big Doll House
Big Fish (2003)  

A guy swims after a watersnake that is swimming towards a woman who is skinny-dipping at night in a pond.
Big Fish
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
The Big Gundown (1966)  

A snake crawls between a tied-up outlaw and a lawman. The outlaw tricks the lawman into thinking he was bitten by a snake by pricking him with a sharp object between his toes.
The Big Gundown
Billy Jack (1971)  

Billy Jack performs a snake ceremony, dancing around in a circle with a rattlesnake and getting bitten repeatedly.
Billy Jack
Black Moon (1975) 

A young girl in a world where men and women are at war finds several snakes along her surreal journey.
Black Moon
Black Samurai (1977)

A mobster cult leader called The Warlock throws people into a jail cell full of killer snakes to get rid of them.
Black Samurai
The Blade Master (aka Cave Dwellers) (1984)  

Women are dropped into a snake pit as human sacrifices.
The Blade Master
Blade Runner (1982)  

An android woman dances on stage with an artificial python.
Blood Feast (1963)

A caterer kills women to use them in a feast for the evil Egyptian love goddess and for some reason there's a snake involved.
Blood Feast

The Blood of Fu Manchu (1968)

Fu Manchu makes an army of beautiful female assassins by forcing them to be bitten by venomous snakes. The snake venom gives the women the power to kill a man by kissing him.

The Blood of Fu Manchu
Boa (New Alcatraz) (2001)

A giant ancient snake comes up from the ice 9,000 feet under the south pole to eat some prison guards.
Boa vs. Python (2004)  

A genetically mutated 80 foot 12 ton python fights a cybernetically enhanced 70 foot 11.5 ton Boa Constrictor.

Bone Dry
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
The Born Fighter (1966) (Fighting Elegy)  

An angry gangster kills a snake to show how mean he is.
The Born Fighter
Bowanga Bowanga - White Sirens of Africa (Wild Women) (1951) 

Kids are terrified when a large python drops through the roof of their hut.
3 Idiots
Brewster McCloud (1970)  

Sally Kellerman holds a boa constrictor in a circus at the end of the movie.

The Bride Goes Wild
The Bride Goes Wild (1948) 

A delinquent boy put a snake in the pocket of another boy who asks an unwitting man with a fear of snakes to take it out. 
The Bride Goes Wild
Bride of the Gorilla (1951) 

A man intentionally knocks another man down next to a snake that bites him and kills him.
Bride of the Gorilla
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 features Chief Big Eagle's Rattlesnake Dance.
Bronco Billy
Buried (2010) 

Filmmakers are afraid that a guy buried alive in a coffin is not scary enough so they cheapen the movie by putting a snake in there with him.
Call Her Savage (1932)  

A rattlesnake scares her horse and throws her to the ground, so Clara Bow takes her horse whip and angrily whips the snake to death.
Call Her Savage
The Campaign (2012)  

In order to get the support of a snake-handling cult, a political candidate handles some snakes, but he gets bitten.
the campaign
Cannery Row (1982)

Angry rattlesnakes in a cage create tension in a romantic situation.
Cannery Row
The Canyon (2009) 

A wilderness guide is bitten by two rattlesnakes and dies, leaving his clients to survive in the Grand Canyon alone without food or water, chased by hungry wolves.
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
Casino Royale (2006)  

A cobra fights a mongoose for a crowd of gamblers.
Casino Royale
Castle of Blood (Danza macabra) (1964) 

A ghost vampire decapitates a snake to prove to a skeptic that there is life after death.
Castle of Blood
Catlow (1971) 

A rattlesnake scares an outlaw's horse as he rides up to it, so he shoots the rattlesnake.
Central Intelligence (2016) 

Kevin Hart is terrifed by a pet boa constrictor he finds in a portable lunch cooler.
Central Intelligence
Chandu the Magician (1932) 

Chandu turns the rifles of three gunmen into snakes and they run away in horror.
Capricorn One
Charlie Chan at the Circus (1936)

A Cobra is dropped onto Charlie Chan's bed to kill him.
Charlie Chan at the Circus
Chato's Land (1972)   

Charles Bronson hurls a rattlesnake off a hill onto a bad guy.  End of bad guy.
Chato's Land
Cheaper By the Dozen (2003)

A snake brought to a boy's birthday party as a present escapes, causing widespread panic.
Cheaper By the Dozen
Cherry 2000 (1987)

Unkle Jake cooks a rattlesnake for dinner in a toaster oven.
Cherry 2000
Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures (Cinema, Aspirinas e Urubus) (2005) 

A man is bitten by a snake he didn't see then later finds a rattlesnake.
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.
City Slickers 2
The Clash of the Titans (1981)

Perseus encounters a python then cuts off the snake-covered head of Medusa to use it to kill a monster.

Clash of the Titans 1981 Screenshot
The Clash of the Titans (2010)

Greek god Perseus fights snake-haired Medusa who's a woman on top and a snake on the bottom.
Clash of the Titans
Cleopatra (1934)

Cleopatra commits suicide by holding an asp to her breast.
Cleopatra 1934
Cleopatra (1963)  

Cleopatra commits suicide by putting her hand in a basket that holds an asp.
Cleopatra 1999
Cleopatra (1999)

Cleopatra commits suicide by holding an asp to her breast.
Cleopatra 1999
A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Droogie Alex has a pet Boa Constrictor he keeps in a drawer.
Clockwork Orange
Club Paradise (1986)

A tourist in the forest on a Carribean island is attacked by a Burmese Python.
Club Paradise
Cobra Verde (1987) 

An African King's witch doctor lays a sacred python in the path of an advancing army to make it retreat.
Cobra Verde
Cobra Woman (1944)  

Maria Montez rules Cobra Island with a sparkly cobra dance for King Cobra.
Cobra Woman
Cold Creek Manor (2003)

A snake gets in the pool and then somebody fills a house with snakes to terrorize a family.
Cold Creek Manor
Collateral Damage (2002)

A guerilla soldier who made a mistake is forced to swallow a snake as punishment.

Collateral Damage Screenshot
Color of Night (1994) 

Bruce Willis finds a rattlesnake in his mail box.
Color of Night
Conan the Barbarian (1982)  

Conan fights a giant snake with a sword.  An evil warlord leads a snake cult and can change himself into a giant snake.
Conan the Barbarian
Congo (1995)

A man cuts the head off a snake he finds in the African jungle for no good reason I can see.
Cool Hand Luke (1967)  

Luke, working on a chain gang, catches a big rattlesnake.
Cool Hand Luke
Copperhead (1983)  

A paranoid murderer and his family hiding out in the Ozark woods are overrun by a swarm of deadly Copperheads.
Cowboy (1958)  

Cowboys play catch with a rattlesnake until somebody dies.

The Craft (1996)  

Snakes appear throughout this movie about four high school witches, including thousands which are conjured up to torment one of the girls.

The Craft
Creature with the Blue Hand (1967)

An evil psychiatric doctor kills a woman with a snake and fills a room with snakes to force another woman to do what he wants.
Creature with the Blue Hand
The Culpepper Cattle Co. (1972) 

A bartender keeps a rattlesnake in a large jar to use in a betting game.
The Culpepper Cattle Co.
Cult of the Cobra (1955)

A beautiful snake goddess gets revenge on some American G.I.s who snuck into her worshippers' temple.
Cult of the Cobra
The Curse II: The Bite (1989)  

A bite from a mutant snake turns a man's arm into a snake.
The Bite
Dark Tide (1994) 

We see lots of sea snakes in this movie, in the ocean, collected for their venom, crawling over naked bodies, and used as weapons.
Dark Tide
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) 

An ex Army Colonel takes a break from dragging a coffin across the desert and finds a rattlesnake so he shoots it.
Deadly Companions
Death on the Nile (1978)

Detective Poirot finds a live cobra in his bathroom, left there to kill him.

Desert Gold (1936)

A tenderfoot shoots at a Gophersnake until he's taught that it's harmless and not a rattlesnake.
Desert Gold
Desierto (2015)

An illegal immigrant encounters a "nest" of rattlesnakes that don't hurt anyone. It's the psycopathic border vigilante they really need to worry about.
Devi (Goddess) (1999)

A beautiful snake goddess protects humans from themselves and from an evil snake demon.
Devil Woman (1970) (Evil Snake Girl)

A woman with snakes growing out of her head can control snakes. She uses them to kill the people who killed her parents.
Devil Woman
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
Devils of Darkness (1965)

A scientist uses a python in his research on snake venom and a vampire cult member dances with a boa constrictor at a party.
Distant Drums (1951)

Gary Cooper shoots a snake to save a sailor's life, then he holds a rattlesnake's open mouth in the face of an Indian to torture him.
Distant Drums
Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler (1922)  

Criminal mastermind Dr. Mabuse milks a viper's venom to make poison.
Dr. Mabuse
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
Dragnet (1987)

A woman is abducted, dressed in a bridal gown, then thrown into a pool of water to be a human sacrifice for an Anaconda.
Dreamscape (1984)

A horrible monster called The Snakeman terrorizes a young boy in his nightmares.
Drive Angry (2011)  

We see Nicholas Cage intentionally drive a car over a snake he sees on the road, just to show us how bad he is.

Drunken Master II (The Legend of Drunken Master) (1994) A young woman who sells snakes in an outdoor food market in China throws bags full of her snakes at soldiers to make them drop their guns. Drunken Master 2 Screenshot
Drive, He Said (1971)

A campus radical runs naked into a college science lab and releases mice, snakes, lizards, and other animals.
Drive He Said
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
Eaten Alive! (1980)

Cobra venom is used to kill people, a mongoose fights a cobra, a snake fights a bird, cannibals eat a bunch of live snakes, and more.
Eaten Alive
Embrace of the Serpent (2015)

 We see an Anaconda with its young and a shaman who says his ancesters were carried from the Milky Way by an Anaconda.
Embrace of the Serpent
End of Days (1999)

Devil-worshippers feed the blood of a rattlesnake to a newborn baby girl to claim her as a bride for Satan when she grows up to be Robin Tunney.
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
Enter the Dragon (1973)

Bruce Lee finds a venomous cobra that he catches then releases into a room to scare men out so he can enter the room.
Enter the Void (2009)

The disembodied soul of a young man flying around Tokyo stops briefly to remember the time when he met his drug dealer's pet snake.
Enter The Void
Escape From L.A. (1996)

The only snake in this movie is one-eyed ex-gunfighter Snake Pliskin with a cobra tattooed on his stomach, but that's enough for me.
Escape From L.A.
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
Eva Nera (Black Cobra) (1976) 

Eva dances with snakes, eats them, and kills people with them.
Eva Nera
Eve's Bayou (1997) 

A young girl picks up a motionless snake she thinks is dead, but panics when she discovers that it is alive.
Eve's Bayou
Excalibur (1981)

Snakes are draped around sets like dirty laundry to represent a hidden world. A Necromancer uses snakes to make her evil potions.
Excalibur Screenshot
Fair Game (1988) (Mamba)

A woman is trapped in a house with a Black Mamba by her evil ex-boyfriend.
Fair Game
Fallen Idol (1948)  

A cobra strikes at a little boy on the other side of the window of its cage at a zoo.
The Fallen Idol
Fando and Lis (1968) 

Garter snakes are stuffed into a doll and cover a grave marker.
Fando and Lis
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)

Snakes are used as weapons and a woman named Nagini is under a curse that forces her to change into a snake, eventually losing the ability to change back into a woman.
Fantastic Beasts Screenshot

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
Father Goose (1964)

A woman is stuck by two thorns and thinks she was bitten by a snake. A man gives her whisky for the bite and when she passes out drunk he thinks she is dead.

Father Goose

Femme Fatale (2002)

The only snake in this movie is a diamond-filled golden snake wrapped around a model's chest, but who's complaining?

Femme Fatale
Fer de Lance (1974)  

A sailor on shore leave returns to his submarine with deadly snakes.
Fer de Lance
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
Firewalker (1986) 

A Native American dances, chants and holds a snake over a fire to cast a spell on Chuck Norris. Nice try bad guy, didn't you know that Chuck Norris was once bitten by a poisonous snake and after three days of excrutiating pain, the snake died?
Flypaper (1997)

A couple drinks antivenom then get romantic in a dry swimming pool of rattlesnakes that keep biting them.
Fools Rush In (1997)  

Fools with rifles blast away some Rattlesnakes for no good reason.
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
Friday The 13th (1980)

Camp counselors freak out when a harmless rat snake is found in a cabin, so one of them hacks it to death with a machete.
The Frisco Kid (1979) 

A rattlesnake scares a Polish Rabbi's horse making it jump off a cliff into a river.
The Frisco Kid
Foul Play (1978)  

A man has a pet Boa Constrictor that crawls around his apartment and tries to eat his food and cigarettes.
Foul Play
Frogs (1972)  

Snakes and frogs and lizards strike back at humans for polluting the world.
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)  

A big beautiful albino python dances on stage wrapped around a female human.
From Dusk 'til Dawn
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)

A soldier survives the bite of a king cobra to demonstrate that he has been made invincible.
GI Joe
Giant (1956)  

A cowboy shoots a rattlesnake to protect his cattle because cowboys are stupid like that.
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. He walks away from it, proving that you don't need to shoot every rattlesnake.
Go West
Gods of Egypt (2016)

Two women ride giant fire-breathing snakes to chase after a god and his human companion.
Gods of Egypt Screenshot
The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)

A Kalahari bushman kills a cobra for food and its skin and a man knocks a snake down onto his enemy.
The Gods Must Be Crazy
Gold of the Amazon Women (1979)

The worst fake rubber snake ever put on film jumps out of a suitcase in a murder attempt, and a second one kills a jungle guide.
The Golden Child (1986) 

Kala the Dragon Lady has the head of a woman with a long forked tongue and the body of a snake.
The Golden Child
Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000) 

Car thieves steal a Hummer with a "Snake" license plate and find out there's a real snake in it.
Gone In 60 Seconds
The Good Time Girls (1960) (Les Bonnes Femmes)  

Les bonnes femmes go to a zoo to scream at the monkeys an look at some big snakes.
Good Time Girls
The Gorgon (1964) 

Medusa's sister, who is also a snake-heard Gorgon, terrorizes a German Village but turning people who look at her to stone.
The Gorgon
Greed (1924)  

A rattlesnake strikes out at a man and his mule travelling through Death Valley.
Green Snake (1993)  

Two ancient snake spirits turn into beautiful women who learn about human love and lust.
Green Snake
Guide (1965)  

A woman whose husband refuses to let her dance, sneaks away and dances a snake dance with some snakecharmers.
Guncrazy (1992)

A preacher gives out snakes to his congregation to test their faith in Jesus. He confesses later that he "de-poisoned" them with a "potato scraper." Then he gets bitten on the face by his pet rattlesnake.
Gunga Din (1939)  

Indian cultists torture a British soldier by threatening to throw him into a snake pit.
gunga din
Hair (1979)

A hippie woman dances with a Boa Constrictor in Central Park.
Kiss My Snake
Hard Target (1993)  

Jean-Claude Van Damme punches a rattlesnake in the face then makes a trap with it to kill one of his pursuers.
Hard Target
Hard Ticket To Hawaii (1987)  

A giant mutant killer snake comes shooting out of a toilet.
Hard Ticket To Hawaii
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)  

Harry fights the slowest and stupidest gigantic monster snake ever seen.
Harry and the Secret Chamber Pot
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)  

An old woman turns into a big snake and fights Harry.
The River
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

Evil villain Walmart, or whatever he's called, has a giant python following him around that the kids must kill in order to save the world.
Harry Potter Deathly Hallows 2
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)  

Harry meets a Burmese Python at the zoo and learns that he can talk to snakes.
Harry Potter
Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922)  

Live snakes, frogs, and dried fingers are tossed into a witch's potion.
Hell's Belles (1969) 

Two fighting bikers fall into a mine full of rattlesnakes. Only one walks out.
Hell's Belles
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
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
Hisss (2010)  

A King Cobra's mate is kidnapped so she turns into a man-killing beautiful woman to hunt down the kidnapper.
Holes (2003)  

A boy makes a rattlesnake bite him to get out of a prison camp in the desert where he digs holes all day.
The Holy Mountain (1973)  

A woman knits a colorful sweater for her pet boa constrictor.
The Holy Mountain
Horns (2013) 

A flaming horned demon brings snakes out of the forest to wrap around and crawl inside and kill a guy.
Housefull 2 (2012) 

A pet python bites a man's hand and won't let go, then bites another man's crotch with similar results.
Housefull 2
The Hungry Snake Woman (1986)

To get rich, a man becomes a slave of the evil Snake Queen and her enemy the Hungry Snake Woman.
The Hungry Snake Woman
I Dreamed of Africa (2000) 

A boy has many encounters with snakes after moving to Africa, puts together a collection of snakes and becomes an amateur herpetologist, but dies of snakebite.
I Dreamed of Africa
Identity Thief (2013) 

A snake crawls up a man's pants, he tosses it into a tree, then it drops onto his shoulders and bites him on the face.
Identity Thief
Indiana Jones & the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)  

Indy is pulled out of quicksand with a snake used as a rope.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade (1989)  

On a circus train we learn the origin of Indiana Jones'  fear of snakes.
Indiana Jones
Indiana Jones & the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)  

Indiana Jones hates snakes, but rapels into a temple full of them anyway.
The Born Fighter
Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom (1984)  

A python drops onto a woman's neck and another python is cooked for dinner.
Indiana Jones
Inferno (2016)

Tom Hanks hallucinates that a cobra crawls out of his friend's coat and kills him with a bite on the neck.
Island of Lost Souls (1932)

We see creepy snake specimens in jars, but more frightening are the half-human beasts we see on Dr. Moreau's island.
Island of Lost Souls
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 bite up a small town after a King Cobra possessed by Satan chases a Priest cursed by Druids.
Jaws of Satan
Jennifer (1978)  

Jennifer can control snakes and make them kill but she can't make the highschool mean girls like her.
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.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

Four video game characters fight off a giant Black Mamba and one gets herself snake-bit intentionally as a winning game strategy.

Jungle Book (1942)

Mowgli the jungle boy swims with a giant talking python and the king's treasure chamber in the lost city is guarded by a talking cobra.
Jungle Book
The Jungle Book (1967)

Sterling Holloway is the voice of "Kaa" the Snake in the animated musical version of Kipling's classic tales.
Jungle Book
The Jungle Book (2016)

In this version Kaa is a female python who hypnotizes Mowgli and nearly eats him.
3 Idiots
Jurassic Park (1993)

A Boa Constrictor makes a jungle cameo, and it's not even remotely the most frightening thing in the scene.
Jurassic Park
Jurassic World (2015)

Snake DNA from snakes in a lab is part of the recipe for disaster at a dinosaur wildlife safari park and petting zoo.
Jurassic World
The Karate Kid (2010) 

A young boy watches a Woman high on a temple practicing her martial arts with a cobra.
The Karate Kid
Keanu (2016)

A gangster has a large pet python that unintentionally terrifes people.
Keeping Up with the Joneses (2016)

Two men eat at a snake restaurant. One gets bitten by his lunch.
keeping up with the joneses
The Kid Brother (1927)  

Harold Lloyd picks up a stick to fight with, not knowing that there's a snake coiled around it, and when his enemy sees it, he turns around and runs.
Kid Brother
Kill Bill Part 2 (2004)  

California Mountain Snake kills Sidewinder with a Black Mamba then Black Mamba fights California Mountain Snake.
Kill Bill
The Killer Snakes (She sha shou) (1975) 

A bullied man learns he can use his pet snakes to get revenge.
The Killer Snakes
Kim (1950) 

Kim watches a holy man approach a cobra without fear and thereafter believes he has great powers.

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)

Arthur's magician, The Mage, can conjure and control snakes.

King Arthur
King Cobra (1999)  

A gigantic mutant King Cobra Eastern Diamondback hybrid escapes a science lab and terrorizes a small town.
King Cobra
King Kong (1933)  

A big gorilla fights a giant snake. (It has four legs, but everybody calls it a snake so here it is.)
King Kong
King Kong (1976)   

 King Kong fights a giant python. This time it is a snake.
Night of the Cobra Woman
King Solomon's Mines (1950)

Jungle adventurers on safari in Africa encounter pythons and cobras and mambas.
King Solomon's Mines

The Kings of Summer (2013)

Three teenage boys run away and live in a shack in the woods that a snake enters and eventually bites one of them.

The Kings of Summer
Kiss My Snake (2007)

Entertainers in a small village in Thailand use snakes, including King Cobras, in their acts.
Kiss My Snake
Kung Fu Hustle (2004)  

An incompetent assassin accidently dumps a cage full of cobras over his partner who is bitten on the face.
Kung Fu Hustle
La Vouivre (1989)

A beautiful woman lives in a marsh surrounded by vipers.

Le Cercle Rouge (1970)  

An alcoholic's delirium includes a Boa Constrictor in the bedroom.
Le Cercle Rouge

Labyrinth (1986) 

The Goblin King turns his crystal ball into a snake then throws it around the neck of a teenage girl.

The Lady Eve (1941)  

Henry Fonda is an ophiologist who leaves his Amazon expedition with a pet Brazilian Glass Snake.
The Lady Eve
The Lady From Shanghai (1947) 

A snake swims to the shore of a river in Mexico as we learn details about a murder plot that will happen later in the movie.
Lady From Shanghai
The Lair of the White Worm (1988)  

A Kinky snake woman vampire worships a legendary gigantic white snake.
Lair of the White Worm
Last Assassins (Dusting Cliff 7) (1997)

An ex C.I.A.agent turned assassin trying to stop a terrorist from getting nuclear weapons sees a snake but nothing happens. What a let down.
Last Assassins
The Last Challenge (1967) 

A gunslinger shoots a rattlesnake for absolutely no good reason.
Hell's Belles
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
Late August at the Hotel Ozone (1967)

Two women find a snake in the forest, one is terrified, the other picks it up, examines it, then kills it with her bare hands and throws it at the second woman.
Late August at the Hotel Ozone (The End of August at the Hotel Ozone
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)

Uncle Monty is an eccentric herpetologist with snakes all over his house.
Lemony Snicket
Leolo (1993)  

Leolo has a collection of critters in his basement, including a yellow-bellied racer.
Lewis & Clark & George (1997) 

A taciturn young woman steals a rare dangerous Chinese snake and takes it on a road trip.
Lewis & Clark & George
Life After Beth (2014) 

A woman who died from a snake bite rises from her grave but doesn't remember what happened.
3 Idiots
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

Pythons lounge around the ruins of a 5-star hotel.
The Life Aquatic
Life of Pi (2012)

A zoo in Pondicherry India displays a Burmese Python.
Lewis & Clark & George
Lisztomania (1975)

Franz Liszt plays a flame-throwing piano to exorcise a demon from Richard Wagner. It comes out in the form of a snake.
Lisztomania Screenshot
Live and Let Die (1973)  

A criminal gang uses Voodoo cult assassins to kill people with snakes.
Live and Let Die
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935) 

A soldier plays a snake charmer's flute and accidentally attracts a real snake.
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer
Lockjaw: Rise of the Kulev Serpent (aka Carnivorous) (2008)

A bunch of stupid people get killed by a stupid snake in a stupid movie starring a rapper. Just what you expect in a monster snake movie.
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 food for pigs and cowboys. A nest of killer water moccasins create havoc in a river.
Lonesome Dove
The Look of Love (2013)

Nude women perform with pythons around their necks in a London nightclub.
The Loss of Sexual Innocence (1999)

Adam and Eve and a snake in a fruit tree.
3 Idiots
Lost City of Z (2017)

A British surveyer in the Bolivian Jungle watches a rather deadly looking snake crawl beside his feet.
Lost City of Z
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
Loving Vincent (2017)

A teen puts a snake in Vincent Van Gogh's paint box to scare him.
Lure of the Wilderness (1952) 

The Okefenokee swamp is full of dangerous Boa Constrictors and biting Cottonmouths.
Lure of the Wilderness
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.
Lust For Gold
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)  

With his fast hands Mad Max grabs a slow snake that's guarding a flying machine.
Mad Max 2
Mademoiselle (1966)

An Italian woodcutter keeps a snake under his shirt until he needs to take it out to impress the ladies.
The Magician (1926)

A horned viper in a snake charmer's tent at a Paris fair is used for a magic trick by a magician but then it bites one of the entertainers on the foot.
The Magician
Maitresse (1975)

A professional Dominatrix keeps goldfish and snakes in an aquarium built into her black bathtub.
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
The Manchurian Candidate (1962) 

A man bitten by a snake meets the love of his life when she stops to help him.
The Manchurian Candidate
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)
Marketa Lazarova (1967)   

 A man lying in a field with his girl is bitten by the proverbial snake in the grass.
Marketa Lazarova
The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)

Diabolical Dr. Fu Manchu makes a mind-control serum of sacred herbs and reptiles, including a Burmese Python. His underground passages are crawling with snakes.
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.
Medicine Man (1992)

A newcomer to the Amazon is scared of a snake hanging from a beam in her hut
Medicine Man
Medium Cool (1969) 

In this fictional story filmed documentary-style during the actual riots in Chicago at the 1968 Democratic National Convention, we see quick bacground shots of various people in a park including demonstrators, photographers, policemen, National Guardsmen, and a woman holding a rat snake and showing it to two other demonstrators. She could have been an actor but I think she was probably just someone they saw in the park while filming and showed for background interest, not to advance the plot in any way.
Medium Cool
Mega Snake (2007)  

A boy steals a forbidden snake that escapes and grows into a man-killing monster.
Mega Snake
Meltdown (High Risk) (Shu dan long wei) (1995) 

A terrorist throws dozens of deadly snakes at a woman to force her to do what he wants.
Midnight's Children (2014) 

A man on a parade float holds a boa constrictor and sits in a room full of cobras.
Midnight's Children
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999)

Medusa shows up in the woods with Titania and her fairies, for no particular reason.
Midsummer Night's Dream
The Mighty Quinn (1989) 

Snakes from the local witch's collection are used to kill people.
The Mighty Quinn
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
Mogambo (1953)

A woman at a safari camp in Africa sees a large snake on the floor and screams in terror, but it's only the resident house python, Old Joe, who is called a "migratory mousetrap."
Mondo Cane (1962)

A shockumentary with snakes sold and cooked for food and a saint celebrated in Italy for getting rid of all the vipers.
Mondo Cane
Moonraker (1979)  

James Bond is thrown into a pool to fight a giant python while beautiful women stand around watching and looking bored.
Mother India (1957)

A young man teases girls with a snake and a woman trying to save her children in a flood is pestered by a snake.
Mother India
Mud (2013)  

A bunch of water moccasins hang around together in a ditch waiting to bite anybody who falls in. Are we really supposed to believe this nonsense?
The Mummy Returns (2001)

A re-incarnated Egyptian princess has a killer Asp and knows how to use it.

The Mummy Returns
Murder by Death (1976) 

A snake is put in Charlie Chan's bedroom to kill him and his son, but Chan shoots it first.
Murder by Death
Murders in the Zoo (1933)

A jealous husband kills his rivals with venom from a severed snake head, making it look like a snake bit them.
Murders in the Zoo
Naag Nagin (2008)  

Snake charmers play their flutes to force a snake woman to dance and change from a woman back into a snake.
Naag Nagin
Naag Shakti (Nagadevathe) (2000) 

A snake goddess protects her followers and battles an evil vulture god. 
Naag Shakti
Nadine (1987)   

A box full of snake-handler rattlesnakes is used as a threat and a woman finds a rattlesnake in her bed.
Nagin (1976) 

A snake woman's lover is killed by one of a group of men so for revenge she starts to kill them all one by one.
Nagina (1951)

A buffoon pretending to be blind picks up a cobra thinking it's a stick, then uses the snake bite confusion to his advantage.
Nagina (1986) 

A virtuous snake that can change into a woman marries a man and battles various thugs and a greedy holy man to protect her husband.
The Naked and the Dead (1958)

A WWII soldier on a Pacific island is bitten by a venomous snake, foams at the mouth, and is dead in a couple of minutes.
The Naked and the Dead
Naked Obsession (Spiando Marina) (The Smile of the Fox) (1992)

A young woman in Buenos Aires keeps a pet Boa Constrictor named Tango.
Naked Obsession
The Naked Prey (1965)  

A South African jungle adventure movie with snakes for dinner, snakes for torture, and snakes just for shock value.
Naked Prey
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
Nevada Smith (1966) 

A woman falls out of a canoe onto a Cottonmouth which bites her to conveniently remove her from the plot.
Nevada Smith
Never Say Never Again (1983) 

A female spy throws her pet Boa Constrictor into a man's car causing him to lose contraol and crash into a wall.

Never Say Never Again
The New World (2005)  

A green snake on a Native American's head painted black makes very nice jewelry.
The New World
Next of Kin (1989) 

Snakeman is a Kentucky Hillbilly who drives his bus full of snakes to Chicago to use them in a battle between hillbillies and mobsters.
Next of Kin
Nigahen: Nagina Part II (1989) 

Cobras guard a jewel that can make a greedy holy man powerful unless a snake woman's daughter stops him.
Nigahen Nagina
Night at the Museum (2006)   

Everything comes alive at night in the museum, including the albino pythons.
Night at the Museum
Night of the Cobra Woman (1972)  

A woman turns into a cobra to suck the life out of men.
Night of the Cobra Woman
Noah (2014)  

A herd of snakes crawl onto the ark along with frogs and lizards.
Nowhere In Africa (2001)

A hawk drops a snake into the middle of a girls field hockey game.
3 Idiots
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
Octopussy (1983)  

James Bond's contact man in India is a snake charmer with a cobra in a basket.
Papillon (1973) (IMDB)

When Steve McQueen is trying to catch butterflies, he sees a large python stretched out on a fallen tree. Nice snake, but wrong continent.
Later we see some Boa Constrictor skins hanging from vines near a shack in the jungle.
Once Upon a Time in America (Extended Director's Cut) (1984)

Shakespeare's Cleopatra commits suicide by snakebite.
Pather Panchali (1955)  

After a family leaves their ancestral country home to move to the city in order to survive we see a snake crawl in the front door.
Pather Panchali
Pee Wee's Big Adventure (1985)  

Pee Wee rescues some disgusting gartersnakes from a pet shop fire then faints from the horror of it.
The Born Fighter
Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010) 

Medusa has a head full of snakes, but don't look at them or you will turn to stone.
Percy Jackson
Pericolo negli abissi (1977) 

Two women snorkeling in the ocean are bitten by a venomous sea snake and killed.
Pericolo negli abissi
The Perils of Pauline (1914) 

A Gypsy woman hides a snake under flowers in a basket and gives it to a woman hoping it will bite her and kill her. Her boyfriend finds it and whips it to death.
The Perils of Pauline
Phobia (1980) 

A man being treated for his fear of snakes by being forced to touch them is murdered by rattlesnake bite.
Piranhaconda (2012) 

Giant hybrids of piranhas and anacondas eat anybody who gets in their way.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

A fear of snakes causes a bunch of men to fall to their deaths, and a voodoo priestess has a pet python.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

Blackbeard's daughter picks up a venomous snake and puts its fangs in Jack Sparrow's face, but leaves him unharmed.
Pirates of the Caribbean Screenshot
The Player (1992) 

A movie studio executive receives a rattlesnake post card then finds that someone put a real rattlesnake in his SUV to scare him and/or bite him.
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 leave her tied up next to a rattlesnake.
Posse From Hell
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)

An evil assasin can control snakes to use them as weapons.
Prince of Persia

Prisoners (2013)

A detective looking for abducted children opens some storage boxes and finds some of them full of snakes.

Profound Desires of the Gods (1968) 

Snakes are shown realistically as part of the natural environment. No kidding.

Python (2000) 

A 129 foot mutant python pukes acid and eats human flesh.
Python 2 (2002) 

A monster snake gets loose on a Russian millitary base.

Queen Cobra: Snakes on a College Campus (2007)

A mad scientist creates a half-woman, half-cobra monster who goes on a bloody rampage.
3 Idiots
Race With the Devil (1975) 

Devil cultists put some rattlesnakes inside a Winnebago to kill some unhappy campers.
Race With the Devil
The Rains of Ranchipur (1955) 

A woman is startled by a cobra so her lover throws flaming torch onto the snake.
The Rains of Ranchipur
Rambo (2008)

Rambo works as a professional snake collector for a snake show in Thailand.
Rampage (1963) 

An animal trapper in Malaysia shoots a venomous snake too high up in a tree to be of any danger.
Rango (2011) 

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

Angry murderous rattlesnakes are on the rampage because of too much human-made noise. Who can blame them?

Rattlers (1976) 

Mutant rattlesnakes invade a town after a rogue Army colonel contaminated them with stolen nerve gas.
The Reptile (1966)

A woman cursed by a snake cult changes into a fanged snake woman.
The Reptile
Resurrection (1980) 

A woman pets a two-headed snake then develops miraculous healing powers.
The Resurrection of Jake The Snake (2015)

A broken down wrestler, who used snakes in the ring, fights addiction and physical decripitude.
Jake The Snake
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 (1951) 

A young English boy plays a flute to bring a cobra out of hiding. That was the last thing he ever did.
The River
The River's Edge (1957) 

Three fugitives find a rattlesnake in a cave and shoot it.
The River's Edge
River's End (2005)

This movie is a veritable feast of snake scenes: a teacher lectures with a snake in his classroom, a boy is bullied by boys who put a snake in his pants, a man kills a rattlesnake for lunch, and a rattlesnake is used as a weapon.
River's End Screenshot
Road to Zanzibar (1941) 

Bob Hope finds a snake in the bed of his jungle tent.
Road to Zanzibar
Robinson Crusoe (1954)

While searching for gold, a mutineer finds a snake in a box full of grain. He blows its head off with a pistol and continues his plundering.
The Sadist (1963)

A leering psycho killer falls into an abandoned well full of rattlesnakes, and we cheer for the snakes.
The Sadist
Santa Sangre (1989) 

A man pulls a large Burmese Python out of his pants.

Santa Sangre
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.
The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988) 

A snake shoots out of the mouth of a Haitian zombie corpse bride and bites the face of an American scientist.
3 Idiots
Serpent Island (1954) 

A big killer snake guards some ancient treasure on an island protected by a voodoo cult.
Serpent Island
The Serpent Warriors (1985) 

A snake cult curse brings thousands of deadly snakes to attack everybody.
The Serpent Warriors
The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976) 

During his cocaine withdrawals Sherlock Holmes hallucinates snakes in his bed.
The Seven-Per-Cent Solution
Shadow of the Hawk (1976) 

The ghost of a Native American shaman dances around with a deadly snake then uses her magic to send it to another shaman to bite him.
Shadow of the Hawk
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.
Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace (1962)

Sherlock Holmes finds a hidden compartment with a priceless necklace guarded by a snake.
Sheshnaag (1990)

Two wish-fulfilling snakes are pursued by a demon and some evil humans while they protect some good humans.
Shoot the Living and Pray for the Dead (1971)

A woman hostage of a band of outlaws making for Mexico lies down on a blanket to take a nap. A snake crawls up to her but the hero of the movie quickly shoots its head off.
Shoot the Living and Pray For the Dead Screenshot
Shotgun (1955) 

Apaches tie a man to stakes with rawhide that slowly tightens, pulling his head closer to a rattlesnake that is also tied to a stake.
Shotgun Stories (2007)

A man uses a Cottonmouth to kill a dog that belongs to his half brother, and doing so, escalates a family feud to violence and bloodshed.
Shotgun Stories
The Show (1927) 

Zalina, the wild woman at a sideshow, pulls a huge Burmese Python out of a box.
The Show
Siddhartha (1972)   

Even Herman Hesse, a nobel prize winning author, was not above using the old snakebite trick to get rid of a character who was no longer needed.
Silent Predators (1999) 

Mutant rattlesnakes invade a town because the construction projects of greedy land developers woke them up out of hibernation.
Silent Predators
Silent Tongue (1993) 

We see rattlesnakes in the background and a Native American woman roasts one on a stick and eats it.
Silent Tongue
Silent Venom aka "Sea Snakes" (2009)

A bunch of extra-deadly mutated snakes are brought onto a submarine.
Silent Venom
Sirens (1993) 

A large snake keeps showing up near some beautiful women who work as nude models.
Six Days Seven Nights (1998)   

Harrison Ford pulls a snake out of Anne Heche's pants.
Six Days Seven Nights
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
Snake Club - Revenge of the Snake Woman (2013) 

A snake woman attacks men at the Garden of Eden gentlemen's club.
Snake Club
Snake Dancer (Glenda) (1976) 

The story of Glenda Kemp, a South African dancer who fought for her right to dance nude with snakes.
Snake Dancer
The Snake Girl (1974) 

An evil woman throws her adopted sister into a snake pit to die but she mates with a snake and Snake Girl is born.
The Snake Girl
The Snake Girl (2006)   

A girl turns into a cobra in a Nigerian (Nollywood) twist on the snake woman theme.
The Snake Girl
The Snake God (1970)

The Snake God lusts after a beautiful Italian woman.
The Snake God
Snake In the Eagle's Shadow (1978) 

A pet cat fights a cobra and kills it.
Snake In the Eagle's Shadow
Snake Island (2002) 

A group of tourists in Africa are stranded on Snake Island, which, Spoiler Alert!, is full of killer snakes.
Snake Island
Snake People (1971) (Isle of the Snake People)  

A snake priestess dances with snakes and turns people into zombies.
Snake People
Snaker (aka The Snake King's Child, aka Ghost Wife 2) (2001)

The child of a woman and a snake god grows up to be a Gorgon-headed snake woman who falls in love with a mortal.
Snakeman (The Snake King) (2005)  

A gigantic 5-headed snake guards an Amazonian fountain of youth.
Snakes (aka Fangs) (1974)  

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

A bunch of deadly snakes get loose on a plane.
Snakes on a Plane
Snakes on a Train (2006) 

A bunch of deadly snakes get loose on a train.
Snakes on a Train
The Snake Woman (1961)  

A serpent girl terrorizes an English villiage.

Snake Woman's Curse
Snake Woman's Curse - Kaidan hebi-onna (1968)

A feudal landlord and his family are tormented by the curse of a woman they abused.
Snake Woman's Curse
Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) 

Snow White is surrounded by branches that turn into snakes in the magic dark woods.
Snow White and the Huntsman
Soldier (1998) 

A supersoldier is left for dead on a planet used as a garbage dump that's also filled with dangerous snakes.
Soldier Blue (1970) 

Candice Bergan, who lived with Indians and learned their ways, cooks some snake meat and feeds it to a wounded soldier.
Soldier Blue
The Sorcerer and the White Snake (2011)

Green Snake and White Snake are beautiful snake women who can change into snakes, into women, or into a combination of both. White Snake marries a mortal man who doesn't know she's a snake woman but a master monk who kills demons tries to keep them apart to protect him from her.
Sorcerer and White Snake
The Southerner (1945) 

A young girl dangles a snake in front of her great grandmother to scare her.
The Southerner
Spasms (1983) (IMDB)

A gigantic snake is caught on a distant island and brought to a university in the US so they can study it, but surprise surprise, it escapes and starts to kill people. That hardly ever happens in movies. You barely get to see the snake here, and when you do, you wish you hadn't. Sometimes the imagination is more interesting than cheap special effects and bad lighting.
The Speckled Band (1931) 

Sherlock Holmes solves a mystery involving a venomous snake used to kill a woman.
The Speckled Band
The Spiders: Chapter 1 (1919)  

An adventurer saves an island princess from a big Burmese python.
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring (2003)

A boy tortures a snake and an old monk is re-incarnated as a snake.
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring
Sssssss (1973)

A mad scientist adores his pet boa, kills his enemies with snakes, and turns a man into a King Cobra.
Stanley (1972)  

Tim lives in a shack in the everglades with his pet rattlesnake Stanley who kills people on his command.
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)  

Pythons roam Yoda's planet and there's a California Kingsnake in his kitchen.
Empire Strikes Back
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
Strange Cargo (1940) 

An escaped convict traveling through a jungle falls down in a swamp and is bitten on the leg by a venomous snake swimming in the water.
Strange Cargo
Suburbicon (2017)

Two young boys bond over baseball and a pet snake as their parents' world descends into racism and violence.
Superman II (1980) 

A villianous superwoman from Krypton lands on earth, picks up a snake, gets bitten, and incinerates it with lazor beams from her eyes.
Superman II
Swamp Water (1941)

A fugitive in the Okeefenokee Swamp bends down to wash his face and ends up with a pair of venomous Cottonmouth fangs in his cheek.
Swamp Water
Swamp Women (1956) 

An escaped convict sitting up in a tree shoots and kills a rattlesnake in a Louisiana swamp.
Swamp Women

Swiss Family Robinson (1960)

A boy hiking through a swamp on a tropical island is attacked by a large snake that suddenly wraps itself around his body. He fights it off until his brother intervenes with a machete.

Tales of Terror (1962) 

A drunk hallucinates a rattlesnake in his bed and a boa constrictor on his furniture.
Tales of Terror
Talk To Her (2002)

A man meets a woman and takes her home but she runs back to him in fear of a snake she found in her house. He goes inside and kills it for her.
The Tall Texan (1953)

A man shoots a rattlesnake, then picks it up and uses it to whip another man.
The Tall Texan
Tarzan and His Mate (1934)

Hunters in an African jungle walk past a pythonin a tree that strikes out at them.
Tarzan and His Mate
Tarzan and the Amazons 1945

A hidden city in Africa populated by warrior women is decorated with snakes made of gold.
Tarzan and the Amazons
Tarzan and the Leopard Woman (1946)

Cheetah steals a snake charmer's flute and uses it on his cobra, then accidentally charms up a big scary python.
Tarzan and the Leopard Woman
Tarzan the Ape Man (1981)

Jane is attacked by a giant snake but Tarzan saves her.

Tarzan the Ape Man Screenshot
Tarzana, the Wild Woman (1969)

A female version of Tarzan rides around naked on an elephant calling to the animals, including the snakes.
Tears of the Black Tiger (2000)

Instead of shooting his opponent, a gunfighter shoots a snake on a branch over his head, to save his life.
Tears of the Black Tiger
Telefon (1977)   

A rattlesnake kept in a terrarium in a bar gets loose so Texas law men blow its head off.
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 Thief of Bagdad (1924) 

A snake kept in an orb on top of a scepter is used as a murder weapon.
Thief of Baghdad
The Thin Red Line (1998)

American soldiers on Guadalcanal Island during WWII encounter a large snake in the middle of a battle.
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005)

A man climbs into a hole in a rock to rest, but a rattlesnake inside bites him.
3 burials of me
The Tomb of Love (The Indian Tomb) (1959)  

Scantily-clad Debra Paget dances with a cobra to appease a snake goddess.
Tomb of Love
A Touch of Sin (Tian zhu ding) (2013) 

A woman sits on display inside an open glass box with snakes at her feet outside it.
A Touch of Sin
Tourist Trap (1979) 

A woman stops to rest her arm on a branch that turns out to be a snake.
Tourist Trap
Tracks (2013)

A  young woman and her camels walk 1,700 miles through an Australian desert teeming with reptiles but we only get to see one lousy snake.
Trapeze (1956)

A circus performer carries around a box holding pythons and a boa constrictor that he uses in his act and tries to sell them to other performers.

The Tree of Life (2011) (IMDB)

During an abstract section of beautiful nature images we see a banded sea snake swimming on top of the water as we follow it from below.
The Tree of Life
The Trial of Billy Jack (1974) 

Billy Jack goes on a vision quest and finds a cobra in a cave.
The Trial of Billy Jack
True Grit (1969) 

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

A girl falls into an abandoned mine full of rattlesnakes.
True Grit
The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960)

An exotic nightclub entertainer dances with a boa constrictor. The same snake is used to kill a man.
The 2 Faces of Dr. Jekyll
Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970) 

A cowboy decapitates a rattlesnake. A nun shakes its rattles.They both eat it.
2 mules for sister sara
Unearthed (2007)

A man tricks a woman into getting bitten by a rattlesnake.
Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)

An American woman fixing up a house in Italy sees a snake crawl in her bedroom window.
Under The Tuscan Sun
Vanishing Point (1971) 

A desert rat collects rattlesnakes for a snake-handling cult.
Vanishing Point
Venom (1981) 

A family and their kidnappers are trapped inside a house with a deadly Black Mamba.
Venomous (2001) 

Sleeping rattlesnakes made mutants by the military in Desert Storm invade a town after an earthquake wakes them.
Vipers (2008) 

Genetically-enhanced vipers invade a town of mentally-deficient people who make even Tara Reid look smart.
Virgin Sacrifice (Fury of the Jungle) (1959)

Snakes are shown realistically as a normal part of the Central American jungle, but they're also used absurdly as weapons thrown into a snake pit to kill someone.
3 Idiots
The Virgin Spring (1960) 

A shaman in the woods gives a woman a dried snake as a cure for her anguish. This is a Bergman movie, so she's going to need a lot more than that....
Virgin Spring
Virtuosity (1995) 

A nanotech developer cuts the tail off an android snake to demonstrate how it can quickly heal and grow a new tail.
Viva Maria! (1965) 

Brigitte Bardot is a terrorist running from the law in Central America when she sees a boa constrictor on a tree that scares her.
Viva Maria
Voyager (Homo Faber) (1991) 

A snake crawls onto a sleeping woman and bites her, proving that all snakes want to do is kill people.
Walkabout (1971)  

A boy and a teenage girl lost in the Australian desert encounter lots of wildlife including pythons.
Walker (1987)

An American mercenary in a Nicaraguan jungle finds a Boa Constrictor crossing his path.
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

War on Everyone (2016)

A topless dancer backstage at a strip club holds an albino python around her shoulders. Some snakes have all the luck.

Wayne's World (1992) 

A rock singer wears a Burmese Python around her shoulders in a rock video.
Wayne's World
We Bought a Zoo (2011) 

Scarlet Johannsen shows off her snake-handling skills after some newly-arrived zoo snakes escape their shipping box then just sit around all night waiting to be captured the next morning.
We Bought A Zoo
We're No Angels (1955) 

Three escaped convicts carry around a pet viper that kills people.
We're No Angels
Westworld (1973)

At WestWorld amusement park, bar fights, saloon girls, and shooting robot rattlesnakes are part of the authentic cowboy experience you paid for ... until the machines go haywire and fight back.
Westworld (Season 1) (2016)

An amusement park with robot rattlesnakes and a woman with the coolest full body snake tattoo ever.
Westworld TV
The White Balloon (1995) 

A 7-year-old girl is harassed by snake charmers.
The White Balloon
White Huntress (1954) 

Snakes are on the attack in several scenes in this jungle adventure movie.
White Huntress
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 Cactus (1993) 

A man stranded in the desert puts a rattlesnake in a bag. He makes it back home then tells his kidnapper he can find what he wants in the bag. End of kidnapper.
Wild Cactus
The Wild Women of Wongo (1958) 

Giant pythons hanging out on branches scare the men of Wongo and Guna.
The Wild Women of Wongo
Wind Across the Everglades (1958)

An outlaw poacher named Cottonmouth carries a pet venomous snake in his pocket.
Wind Across the Everglades
The Winning of Barbara Worth (1926) 

A cowboy shoots a rattlesnake for absolutely no good reason.
The Winning of Barbara Worth
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) 

We see a brief shot of one of a large group of sleazy criminal stock traders with a ball python wrapped around his neck. It should have been a noose - around all of their necks.
The Wolf of Wall Street
The Wolverine (2013)

Viper is a beautiful woman with a forked tongue who spits venom and sheds her skin (and hair.)
The Wolverine
The Woman Eater (Womaneater) (1958) 

An Amazon witchdoctor dances with snakes in a ceremony to sacrifice a woman to a woman-eating tree.
The Womaneater
Women in Cages (1971) 

A snake crawls through a barred prison window then a woman prisoner puts it on her cellmate to kill her but her friend smashes it and throws it at the guards who come to investigate.
Women In Cages
Women in Fury (1984) 

Fugitives from a woman's prison in Brazil run into a couple of deadly snakes in the jungle.
Women in Fury
Women of the Prehistoric Planet (1966) 

A boa constrictor terrifies a woman in this terrifyingly bad movie.
Women of the Prehistoric Planet
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.
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.
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