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Snakes in Movies

Snakes in Trees


Movie snakes always lurk in trees and vines waiting to drop down and terrorize people, usually women, especially in jungle/adventure movies.

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.

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Alexander (2004)

When Alexander's army is in India we see a snake dangling from some vines where men are working. It bites one of them on the neck.

Alexander
Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold (1986)

A man running away from other men, stops to hide behind a tree, when a python crawls down from the tree onto him, causing him to scream and give away his location.
Allan Quatermain Screenshot
Bowanga Bowanga - (White Sirens of Africa aka Wild Women) (1951) 

A large python drops from a tree to the roof of a hut then crawls through the roof and scares everybody.
3 Idiots
The Canyon (2009) 

Stupid filmmakers use yet another vicious rattlesnake attack to get rid of a character to advance the plot because they have no creative ideas.
The Canyon
Congo (1995)

A man finds a snake on a branch in the African jungle, so he cuts off its head for no good reason.
Congo
Da 5 Bloods (2020) - A snake drops out of some bamboo in a Vietnamese jungle onto a returning war veteran and bites him on the arm. Da 5 Bloods Screenshot
Distant Drums (1951)

Gary Cooper shoots a snake climbing cown a tree to attack a sailor, and saves his life.
Distant Drums
Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze (1975)

A deadly green snake crawls down a tree, threatening a woman collecting water from a river, until Doc Savage throws a knife through the snake's head.
Doc Savage Screenshot
Eaten Alive! (1980)

A man freaks out because he sees a snake on a branch in a jungle in New Guinea, but nothing comes of it.
Eaten Alive
Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals (1977)

A snake drops from a tree, wraps itself around Emanuelle's neck and tries to kill her, but somebody shoots it before it can swallow her.
Screenshot
Excalibur (1981)

Snakes dangle from trees in an English forest at night and frighten the young Arthur.
Excalibur Screenshot
Firewalker (1986) 

A large snake dangles from a tree above the quarters of a couple of treasurehunters.
Firewalker
Frogs (1972)  

Snakes and frogs and lizards strike back at humans for polluting the world. No, this is not a documentary, not yet. There are many snakes in trees in this movie, most notably, a woman is terrorized by snakes, dangling from above, and a man is attacked by a snake that falls on him from a tree.
Frogs

Frogs
The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)

A man sees a snake on a branch above his enemy, so he throws a rock at it and it falls down onto him which scares him into dropping his gun.
The Gods Must Be Crazy
Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom (1984)  

A python drops out of a tree on to a woman's neck.
Indiana Jones
Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)

A giant Anaconda drops down from a tree and bites the head of a video game character and drags him back up into the trees to die.
JumanjiTheNextLevel
The Jungle Book (1967)

Kaa tries to eat 'Mowgli' the Man Cub, but 'Bagheera' the Panther stops him
Jungle Book
The Jungle Book (2016)

Kaa the python hangs from a tree and hypnotizes Mowgli then nearly eats him.
3 Idiots
Jungle Cruise (2021)

We see several snakes in trees in the jungle, including one that attacks a man.
Screenshot
Screenshot
King Solomon's Mines (1950)

Jungle adventurers on safari in Africa encounter a python up a tree.
King Solomon's Mines
The Loss of Sexual Innocence (1999)

It would be the Garden of Eden story without a snake in a tree.
The Loss of Sexual Innocence
The Lost World (1925)

Members of an expedition in the Amazon jungle canoe past a snake wrapped around a tree branch above them.
The Lost World
Lure of the Wilderness (1952) 

The Okefenokee swamp is full of dangerous Boa Constrictors and biting Cottonmouths, dangling from trees.
Lure of the Wilderness
The Naked Prey (1965)  

Snakes are everywhere in this South African jungle adventure movie, including trees.
Naked Prey
Night at the Museum (2006)   

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

A woman, bitten by a unique species of cobra, ingests the cobra's venom to stay eternally young. The cobra lives at her house, where it drops out of a tree onto a woman who tried to it, and kills her.
Night of the Cobra Woman
One Million Years B.C. (1966)

A snake on a tree is used to illustrate the example of a creature that must "kill to live."

Snakes in Movies
Rampage (1963) 

An animal trapper in Malaysia shoots a venomous snake too high up in a tree to be of any danger.
Rampage
Run for the Sun (1956)

A man an woman walking through the Mexican jungle to escape Nazi war criminals encounter a snake on a branch overhead.
Run for the Sun screenshot
She Demons (1958)

A woman walks under a tree with a python in it so the hero can save her.
She Demons
Sheena (1984)

Sheena helps Vic climb a tree to hide from mercenaries who want to kill them. When Vic comes face to face with a large snake, the Queen of the Jungle simply moves it out of his way.
Sheena Screenshot
Slave of the Cannibal God (The Mountain of the Cannibal God) (1978)

A snake in a jungle in Borneo drops out of a tree and attacks a woman.
Slave of the Cannibal God Screenshot
Slave of the Cannibal God Screenshot
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
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)  

Pythons hang from trees on Yoda's planet.
Empire Strikes Back
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 the Ape Man (1981)

Jane walks under a tree and is attacked from above by a giant python.

Tarzan the Ape Man Screenshot
Tarzan and the Leopard Woman (1946)

Cheetah plays a snake charmer's flute and accidentally attracts a python in a tree.
Tarzan and the Leopard Woman
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. Because all snakes will kill you if you let them.
Tears of the Black Tiger
Virgin Sacrifice (Fury of the Jungle) (1959)

During a chase scene in a Central American jungle, we see a snake on a branch overhead.
3 Idiots
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
Walkabout (1971)  

A boy and a teenage girl lost in the Australian desert encounter lots of wildlife including pythons up in trees.
Walkabout
White Huntress (1954) 

A woman in Africa is starteled by a snake on a tree.
White Huntress
The Wild Women of Wongo (1958) 

Giant pythons hanging out on branches scare the men of Wongo and Guna.
The Wild Women of Wongo
Women in Fury (1984) 

A snake crawls down from a tree to bite and kill one of the fugitives from a woman's prison in Brazil.
Women in Fury
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