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All Movie Snakes Must Die!

This is an alphabetical list of movies in this category taken from the main Snakes in Movies List.

You can see more pictures and read a description of the snake scenes by following the title link.

Movie cowboys, explorers, tough guys and tough girls, need to kill every snake they see because all snakes are deadly.
Walking away, leaving the snake alone, carrying it away with a stick, those easy and humane actions are for sissies.
For these movie heroes the only good snake is a dead snake.

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

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All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006)

A ranch hand shoots a snake that is swimming in a lake with a group of partying teenagers.
Mandy Lane Screenshot

The Assasination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)  

Jesse James cuts the heads off two gopher snakes with a knife. Just because he can.

Assassination of Jesse James
Band of the Hand (1986) 

A juvenile criminal falls next to a rattlesnake in the Everglades and is bitten on the hand. As he is holding the snake up, another guy runs up, grabs the snake, and cuts its head off with a machete. OK, maybe he did it to keep it from biting anyone else. But still, the damage was already done.
Band of the Hand
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 held between his toes. The lawman shoots it.
The Big Gundown
The Big Sky (1952)

Two future friends meet when one of them falls down next to a rattlesnake and the other one throws a knife at the snake and kills it, saving the other man.
The Big Sky
Bite the Bullet (1975)

A man cuts off the head of a rattlesnake that was crawling too close to a man taking a nap.
Bite The Bullet
Broken Lance (1954)  

Another stupid movie cowboy shoots a rattlesnake that was not a danger to anyone.
Broken Lance
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
Congo (1995)

A man finds a snake in the African jungle and cuts its head off. Because - Snake!
Catlow (1971) 

A rattlesnake scares an outlaw's horse as he rides up to it, so he shoots the rattlesnake.
Hell's Belles
Cool Hand Luke (1967)  

Luke, working on a chain gang, catches a big rattlesnake, that is immediately shot by a guard.
Cool Hand Luke
Crocodile Dundee (1986)

Dundee finds a snake at their campsite and kills it while carrying on a conversation, as if it's something he does every day. His companion is disgusted and terrified.
Crocodile Dundee II (1988)

In New York City Dundee sees a snake charmer's cobra and immediately kills it, because that's how you deal with a snake in the outback.
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
Desert Gold (1936)  

A tenderfoot shoots at a gopher snake until he's taught by experienced cowboys that it's a harmless snake and not a rattlesnake. Smart cowboys, but the assumption is still that all rattlesnakes must die.
Desert Gold
The Devil's Brigade (1968) 

A rattlesnake is discovered and shot to death for no good reason.
The Devil's Brigade
Desierto (2015)

A vigilante who kills illegal immigrants, shoots a rattlesnake that crawls over his foot.
Distant Drums (1951)

Instead of just telling a man to step forward to get out of the way of the snake, Gary Cooper shoots the snake, because Gary Cooper is always the hero.
Distant Drums
Fools Rush In (1997)  

A group of guys go to the desert to shoot something. One of them finds some rattlesnakes so they blast them away, because that's what fools with guns do.
Fools Rush In
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.
Giant (1956)

A cowboy shoots a rattlesnake to protect his cattle because movie cowboys are crazy like that.
The Harvey Girls (1946)

Someone puts a rattlesnake in the Harvey girls' closet to try to scare them into leaving town, so a man pulls out his pistol and shoots the snake.
Harvey Girls Screenshot
The Hellbenders (The Cruel Ones) (1967)

A harmless snake spooks some horses so it gets shot to death. They don't call these guys "The Cruel Ones" for nothing...
The Hellbenders
King Solomon's Mines (1950)

Jungle adventurers on safari in Africa encounter pythons and cobras and mambas and kill anything they can.
King Solomon's Mines
The Last Challenge (1967) 

A gunslinger shoots a rattlesnake for absolutely no good reason.
The Last Challenge
The Last Wagon (1956) 

A young woman hunting for edible plants puts her hand in the wrong place and gets bitten by a rattlesnake. A guy rides around looking for the snake and shoots it for revenge.
The Last Wagon
Lust For Gold (1949) 

A man sees a rattlesnake so he throws rocks at it. But while picking up rocks he discovers a clue to the whereabouts of a lost gold mine.
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. Snakes and Native Americans...
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 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. A second soldier finds it and stupidly picks it up, risking another bite, then hacks it in two with a machete.
The Naked and the Dead
Nightwish (1989)

A man whacks a rattlesnake with a tire iron to protect his girlfriend when he could have just told her to walk away from it.
Only the Brave (2017)

A widlfire firefighter is bitten by a rattlesnake and is rushed to the hospital for treatment where one of his friends brings him the tail of the rattlesnake for luck, telling him that they had to hunt for the snake for 45 minutes before they could kill it.
Only The Brave Screenshot
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. A man crushes it to death with his boot.
Poker run
The Rains of Ranchipur (1955) 

A woman is startled by a cobra so her lover throws a flaming torch onto the snake.
The Rains of Ranchipur
Rampage (1963) 

An animal trapper in Malaysia shoots a venomous snake too high up in a tree to be of any danger to anyone.
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.
The River's Edge
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.
Romancing the Stone (1984)

A man and woman take shelter in a crashed drug-smuggling airplane in the Colombian jungle. He sees a venomous snake crawling next to her head, so he kills it with a machete. Then he eats the snake.
Romancing the Stone
Shalako (1968) 

Sean Connery picks up a rattlesnake and whips it to death on the ground because that's what a hero does.
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
The Snake Woman (1961)  

A herpetologist injects his pregnant wife with medicine made of snake venom. Her daughter is born an unblinking, cold-blooded snake woman who runs away to live in the wild where she changes between a woman and a venomous cobra, terrorizing an English village. The men of the village smash the herpetologists snake cages and burn down his house to kill his snakes, because they're afraid of them.
The Snake Woman
The Spiders: Chapter 1 (1919)  

An adventurer saves an island princess from a big Burmese python that's moving slowly, very, very, slowly, towards her.
Stop Loss (2008)   

An ignorant coward picks up a rifle and shoots a rattlesnake just to impress his buddies.
Stop Loss
Superman II (1980) 

A villianous superwoman from Krypton lands on earth, picks up a snake and it bites her on the hand. She doesn't like that so she shoots laser beams out of her eyes and burns it to death.
Superman II
Talk To Her (Habla con ella) (2002)

A man meets a woman and takes her home but she runs back to him in fear because of a snake she found in her house. He goes inside and kills it for her.
Telefon (1977)   

A rattlesnake named Gus who is kept in glass terrarium in a bar is knocked over by someone to create a distraction. Two Texas lawmen arrive on the scene and blow its head off.
Texas Across the River (1966)

A Comanche medicine man plans to kill a woman with rattlesnakes in a death ceremony. A man runs to her rescue but falls and gets snake bit, so Dean Martin shoots all the snakes.
Texas Across The River
Westworld (1973)

At WestWorld amusement park, shooting an android rattlesnake is part of the authentic cowboy experience that you paid for - feeling like a movie cowboy hero who kills any snake he sees.
White Huntress (1954) 

Snakes are on the attack in several scenes in this jungle adventure movie so good guys kill as many as they can.
White Huntress
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 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
The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2013)

A boy freezes when he sees a rattlesnake near him, so his father shoots the snake.

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