A Guide to the Amphibians
and Reptiles of California

Boas, Pythons, and Anacondas in Movies

Live snakes, not fake ones.

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

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Alexander (2004)

Alexander's hot mother Olympias (Anjelina Jolie) keeps a collection of snakes in a basket including a Ball Python.
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.
Blade Runner (1982)  

An artificial 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 boa constrictor 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 bite gives them the power to kill a man with a kiss. An explorer also spots a Boa Constrictor on a tree so he shoots it.
The Blood of Fu Manchu
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.

Bride of the Gorilla (1951) 

A man intentionally knocks another man down next to a supposedly deadly boa constrictor that bites him and kills him.
Bride of the Gorilla
Central Intelligence (2016) 

Jared the airport security guard keeps his pet boa constrictor named Snake Gyllenhall in his cooler with his lunch.
Central Intelligence
Charlie Chan at the Circus (1936)

Gangor is a Snake Charmer at the circus with a large python.
Charlie Chan at the Circus
A Clockwork Orange (1971)

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
Cold Creek Manor (2003)

A snake gets in the pool and then somebody fills a house with snakes, incuding a boa constrictor, to terrorize a family.
Cold Creek Manor
Conan the Barbarian (1982)  

Conan fights a giant boa constrictor with a sword.  An evil warlord leads a snake cult and can change himself into a giant boa constrictor.
Conan the Barbarian

The Craft (1996)  

Snakes appear throughout this movie about four high school witches, including a lot of pythons.

The Craft
Creature with the Blue Hand (1967)

An evil psychiatric doctor kills a woman with a Boa Constrictor and fills a cell with boas and pythons to force another woman to do what he wants.
Creature with the Blue Hand
Devil Woman (1970) 

A snake woman commands lots of pythons to kill the people who murdered her parents but a Kung Fu master has other ideas.
Devil Woman
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 that was stolen from a zoo. A zookeeper introduces a Boa Constrictor that is really a Python.
Drive, He Said (1971)

A campus radical runs naked into a college science lab and releases mice, snakes, lizards, and other animals, including pythons.
Drive He Said
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
Eva Nera (Black Cobra) (1976) 

Eva dances with a python on stage.
Eva Nera
Fer de Lance (1974)  

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

A Native American dances, chants and holds a python 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?)
Foul Play (1978)  

A man has a pet Boa Constrictor that likes cigarettes.
Foul Play
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)  

Salma Hayek dances on stage with an albino python.
From Dusk 'til Dawn
Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000) 

Car thieves steal a Hummer with a "Snake" license plate and find out there's a boa constrictor 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 pythons.
Good Time Girls
Gunga Din (1939)  

Indian cultists torture a British soldier by threatening to throw him into a snake pit that includes a boa constrictor.
gunga din
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
The Holy Mountain (1973)  

A woman knits a colorful sweater for her pet boa constrictor.
The Holy Mountain
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. He spends a lot of time in bed with a python...
The Hungry Snake Woman
I Dreamed of Africa(2000) 

A boy has many encounters with snakes after moving to Africa, including a large python.
I Dreamed of Africa
Indiana Jones & the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)  

Indiana Jones is terrified of his pilot's pet python named Reggie.
Indiana Jones
Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom (1984)  

A python drops onto a woman's neck and another python is cooked for dinner.
Indiana Jones
Jungle Book (1942)

Mowgli the jungle boy swims with a giant talking python (shown in one scene as a boa constrictor.)
Jungle Book
The Jungle Book (1967)

Sterling Holloway is the voice of "Kaa" the Snake (a python) 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
Keanu (2016)

A gangster has a large pet python that unintentionally terrifes people.
The Killer Snakes (She sha shou) (1975) 

A bullied man learns he can use his pet pythons and other snakes to get revenge.
The Killer Snakes
King Solomon's Mines (1950)

Jungle adventurers on safari in Africa encounter pythons and cobras and mambas.
King Solomon's Mines
Le Cercle Rouge (1970)  

An alcoholic's delirium includes a Boa Constrictor in the bedroom.
Le Cercle Rouge
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)

Uncle Monty is an eccentric herpetologist with snakes all over his house including this albino python.
Lemony Snicket
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

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

Don't blink or you'll miss this shot of a Burmese Python in Pi's zoo in Pondicherry.
Lewis & Clark & George
Live and Let Die (1973)  

A criminal gang uses Voodoo cult assassins to kill people with snakes, including boas and pythons.
Live and Let Die
The Loss of Sexual Innocence (1999)

The story of Adam and Eve and a Burmese Python in a fruit tree.
The Loss of Sexual Innocence
Lost City of Z (2017)

A British surveyer in the Bolivian Jungle watches a snake crawl next to his feet. He says that it's a rather deadly looking snake, but it's actually a harmless Boa Constrictor.
Lost City of Z
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)  

With his fast hands Mad Max grabs a slow Australian python that's guarding a flying machine.
Mad Max 2
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
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
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."
Moonraker (1979)  

James Bond is thrown into a pool and forced to fight a giant fake python while beautiful women stand around the pool looking bored.
Murders in the Zoo (1933)

A jealous murderer on the run ducks inside a python cage to hide, but can't survive the welcome hugs from the big snake.
Murders in the Zoo
The Naked Prey (1965)  

A South African jungle adventure movie with snakes for dinner, snakes for torture, and snakes just for shock value.
The Naked Prey
Never Say Never Again (1983) 

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

Never Say Never Again
Next of Kin (1989) 

Snakeman is a Kentucky Hillbilly who drives a bus full of snakes to Chicago to use them in a battle between hillbillies and mobsters.
Next of Kin
Night at the Museum (2006)   

Everything comes alive at night in the museum, including the albino pythons.
Night at the Museum
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.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)

An evil assasin keeps a collection of snakes that he can control to use them as weapons, including a boa and a python.
Prince of Persia
Python (2000) 

A man finds a woman's escaped pet python.
Rampage (1963) 

An animal trapper in Malaysia shoots a venomous python too high up in a tree to be of any danger.
The Sadist (1963)

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

A man pulls a large Burmese Python out of his pants. Nothing symbolic about that...

Santa Sangre
Serpent Island (1954) 

A big killer python guards some ancient treasure on an island protected by a voodoo cult.
Serpent Island
The Show (1927) 

Zalina, the wild woman at a sideshow, pulls a huge Burmese Python out of a box.
The Show
Silent Predators (1999) 

Mutant rattlesnakes invade a town because greedy land developers woke them up during construction. The made-in-Australia movie substitutes Australian pythons for rattlesnakes....
Silent Predators
Silent Venom aka "Sea Snakes" (2009)

A bunch of extra-deadly mutated snakes are brought onto a submarine, including boas and pythons.
Silent Venom
Snake Club - Revenge of the Snake Woman (2013) 

A snake woman attacks men at the Garden of Eden gentlemen's club where, apparently, the ball pythons are deadly killers.
Snake Club
The Snake Girl (1974) 

An evil woman throws her adopted sister into a snake pit to die but she mates with a python and Snake Girl is born.
The Snake Girl
The Snake God (1970)

The Snake God, in the form of a boa constrictor, lusts after a beautiful Italian woman.
The Snake God
Snake Island (2002) 

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

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

A woman who was forced to mate with a python, prefers snakes to her drunken husband.
Snakes on a Train (2006) 

A bunch of deadly snakes get loose on a train, inclduding pythons.
Snakes on a Train
Soldier (1998) 

A supersoldier is left for dead on a planet used as a garbage dump that's also filled with dangerous snakes, including pythons.
The Speckled Band (1931) 

Sherlock Holmes solves a mystery involving a venomous snake used to kill a woman. A python is used to act as the venomous snake.
The Speckled Band
The Spiders: Chapter 1 (1919)  

An adventurer saves an island princess from a big Burmese python.
Sssssss (1973)

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

Swiss Family Robinson (1960)

A boy hiking through a swamp on a tropical island somewhere near New Guinea 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
Tarzan and His Mate (1934)

Hunters in an African jungle pass a python that strikes out at them.
Tarzan and His Mate
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
Tracks (2013)

A  young woman and her camels walk 1,700 miles through an Australian desert teeming with amazing reptiles but we only get to see one lousy python in a dream sequence.
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 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
Virgin Sacrifice (Fury of the Jungle) (1959)

Boa Constrictors 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
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.
Walker (1987)

An American mercenary in a Nicaraguan jungle finds a Boa Constrictor crossing his path.
Wayne's World (1992) 

A rock singer wears a Burmese Python around her shoulders in a music 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
White Huntress (1954) 

Pythons are on the attack in several scenes in this jungle adventure movie.
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
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 Woman Eater (Womaneater) (1958) 

An Amazon witchdoctor dances with a boa constrictor and a python in a ceremony to sacrifice a woman to a woman-eating tree.
The Womaneater
Women in Fury (1984) 

Fugitives from a woman's prison in Brazil run into a couple of deadly snakes in the jungle, including a boa constrictor swimming in a creek.
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

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