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Alligators and Crocodiles In Movies


There are hundreds of movies with alligators and crocodiles in them, including every Tarzan movie, most movies with the word "swamp" or "jungle" in the title, and plenty of horror movies where they are huge bloodthirsty killers. This is not meant to be a list of every movie with a crocodile or alligator in it, just a few I've seen.

Most of these are live-action feature fiction films or TV movies, with some exceptions.

Links lead to pictures and information about the crocodilians and the movies on one of the pages listed above.

Spoiler Alert !

Some of these pictures and descriptions may give away plot details that you might not want to know before watching a film.

 
The 10th Victim (1965)

A victim in a legal human hunting club plans to kill the woman who is hunting him by throwing her in a pool with a hungry crocodile.
The 10th Victim
Adaptation (2002)

A night chase through a Florida swamp turns ugly when one of the pursuers is torn apart by alligators.
Adaptation Alligators
Alligator (1980)

A baby alligator flushed down a toilet lives in the sewer for 12 years where it grows into a monster size after ingesting experimental growth hormones in dead laboratory animals that are dumped into the sewer. When it leaves the sewer it develops a taste for human meat.
Alligator
The Alligator People (1959)

A man receives an experimental medical treatment that turns him into an alligator.
The Alligator People
Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004) 

Big Pharma goons seeking a magic flower in Borneo encounter killer crocodiles.
Anacondas HBO
Annihilation (2018)

An expedition into a mysterious zone encounters a gigantic white mutated alligator that attacks them without provocation.
Crocodilians In Movies
The Bad Lieutenant - Port of Call: New Orleans (2009)

An alligator trying to cross a road gets killed and causes an auto accident.

Bad Lieutenant
Crawl (2019)

During a monster hurricane, young Florida woman is trapped in a flooded basement full of bloodthirsty alligators.
Crawl
Crocodile Dundee (1986)

Sue is attacked by a large crocodile when she is filling her canteen. Dundee jumps on it and shoves his huge knife into its head to kill it.
Screenshot

Crocodile Dundee II (1988)

Dundee wears a crocodile costume and pulls his friend Wally underwater to pretend that Wally was killed by a crocodile.

Screenshot
Distant Drums (1951)

An alligator pulls a soldier underwater in the Florida Everglades and the "Wilhelm Scream" is born.
Distant Drums
Dr. Cyclops (1940)

Little people shrunk by a mad scientist fight off an alligator.
Dr. Cyclops
Eraser (1996)

During a gunfight in a reptile house, Arnold Schwarzenneger is running out of bullets, so he shoots the crocodile tank, knocking out some of the bad guys with a flood of water and hungry reptiles, but one of them chases him and almost bites his head off.
Eraser Screenshot
Frogs (1972) 

Nature runs amok, with alligators and other animals killing the humans who are polluting their habitat.
Frogs
Gold of the Amazon Women (1979)

Two women fight for a man by trying to knock their opponent into crocodile-infested waters.

Crocodile Screenshot
Hatari (1962)

Two men who are enemies are stranded in the middle of a river in Africa. One man walks to the shore while the second one stands guard with a rifle. When a crocodile swims over to attack the first man, the second one shoots and kills it. The men become close freinds afterwards.
Hatari
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

Evil cult members fall into a river full of crocodiles where they are eaten alive.
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Crocodiles
Joe Dirt (2001)

As part of a show at a Florida gator farm, Joe puts his head inside a giant alligator's mouth, but the gator chews him up and spits him out.
Joe irt
Lake Placid (1999)

A gigantic crocodile causes havoc in a tourist lake in Maine.
Lake Placid

Lake Placid vs. Anaconda (2015) (Fifth movie in the Anaconda franchise)

Giant crocodiles vs. giant snakes vs. college girls in tiny bikinis.

 

Snakes in Movies
Live and Let Die (1973) 

Stranded on a small island where he is threatened by man-eating crocodiles, James Bond runs across their backs to escape.
Live and Let Die
Louisiana Story (1948) 

A young boy encounters several alligators in a Louisiana bayou in this classic documentary from Robert Flaherty.

 
The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)

A British Secret Service man is captured by diabolical Dr. Fu Manchu and strapped to a device that slowly lowers him into a pit full of alligators.
The Mask of Fu Manchu
Mega Python vs. Gatoroid (2011)

Gigantic Pythons and Alligators fight it out in the Everglades, while the women who created the monsters fight each other.
Mega Python vs. Gatoroid
Murders in the Zoo (1933) 

A man throws his wife into a pond full of alligaters that kill and eat her.
Murders In The Zoo
The Naked Prey (1965) 

You can't make a jungle adventure movie without a few crocodiles.
The Naked Prey
Octopussy (1983) 

James Bond hides himself in a fake crocodile to sneak across a lake full of real crocs to get to an island.
Octopussy
OSS 117: Lost in Rio (2009)

A spy stranded in the Brazilian jungle shoots a crocodile then tries to cook it for dinner.
OSS 117 Rio
Papillon (1973) 

Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman are prisoners in the tropics who are forced to wrestle with a crocodile.
Papillon
Repligator (1996)

Military scientists create a transporter device that fails and accidentally turns men into women who then develop alligator heads.
Repligator
Rogue (2007)

A boat full of tourists is destroyed by an enormous crocodile, stranding everyone on a tiny island that is slowly disappearing due to rising tidewaters, leaving them at the mercy of the hungry reptile.
Rogue Screenshot
Romancing the Stone (1984)

Crocodiles play an important part in this popular action/adventure/romantic comedy about a man and woman who meet and fall in love in Colombia while looking for a valuable jewel that other more heavily-armed men are also searching for.
Romancing the Stone
Tarzan the Ape Man (1932) #1

A man tries to swim to a raft but gets dragged under by a crocodile. Tarzan escapes some pursuing crocodiles by jumping on the back of a hippopatamus.
Tarzan the Ape Man
Tarzan and His Mate (1934) #2

Tarzan saves Jane from a crocodile and Cheetah escapes from one by paddling a log to the shore.

Tarzan and His Mate
Tarzan Escapes (1936) #3

Tarzan dives into a lake to rescue a baby deer and wrestles a huge crocodile underwater.
Tarzan Escapes
Tarzan Finds a Son! (1939) #4

Boy feeds a crocodile like a pet and outswims crocodiles trying to eat him.

Tarzan Finds a Son
That Man from Rio (1964)

A French soldier on leave parachutes into the Brazilian jungle where he is stuck in a tree above a crocodile.

That Man from Rio
Wild America (1997)

Three young brothers, searching for wildlife to film, rent a boat and search at night with flashlights. Two boys get out to wade in the swamp, but a big alligator finds them and they scramble to get back to the boat alive.
Wild America
The Wild Women of Wongo (1958)

Wongo worships alligators, sacrifices women to them, and celebrates them in dance, but once in a while they also have to wrestle one to keep it from eating someone.
The Wild Women of Wongo
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