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All Movie Snakes Must Die!

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All Movie Snakes
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Want to Kill You!
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Dancing With Snakes
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Whipping Snakes
Black Mambas
Boas, Pythons,
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Movie cowboys, explorers and tough guys must kill every snake they see.

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

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

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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.


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

Jesse James cuts the heads off two gopher snakes with a knife.

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.
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
Broken Lance (1954)  

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

A man cuts the head off a snake he finds in the African jungle for no good reason.
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.
Cool Hand Luke
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 that it's harmless and not a rattlesnake.
Desert Gold
The Devil's Brigade (1968) 

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

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

Instead of just telling a man to move forward, Gary Cooper shoots a snake to save him.
Distant Drums
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
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 stupid like that.
King Solomon's Mines (1950)

Jungle adventurers on safari in Africa encounter pythons and cobras and mambas.
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.
The Last Wagon
Lust For Gold (1949) 

Picking up rocks to throw at a rattlesnake leads a man to 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.
A Man Alone
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, then hacks it in two with a machete.
The Naked and the Dead
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 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.
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.
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.
The Spiders: Chapter 1 (1919)  

An adventurer saves an island princess from a big Burmese python.
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 gets snake bit.
Superman II
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.
Telefon (1977)   

A rattlesnake kept in glass terrarium in a bar is knocked over to create a distraction and two Texas lawmen blow its head off.
Texas Across the River (1966)

A Comanche medicine man plans to kill a woman with rattlesnakes in a death ceremony.
Texas Across The River
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
Westworld (1973)

At WestWorld amusement park, shooting an android rattlesnake is part of the authentic cowboy experience that you paid for.
White Huntress (1954) 

Snakes are on the attack in several scenes in this jungle adventure movie.
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

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