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3 Idiots (2009)   

An Indian Engineering student offers milk to a cobra in order to get a good grade in his Physics class.
Snake Island
7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958) 

Using a live cobra and some magic dust, a magician turns a woman into a snake woman to entertain the royal court.
7th Voyage of Sinbad
Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)

Whenever Costello plays a snake charmer's flute, a cobra raises up out of a basket.
Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy
Ankur (1974) 

A city man sees a cobra come near him and screams for help to his country servant woman who easily scares the snake away.
Bad Timing (1980)

A couple quarrels in an outdoor cafe overlooking a Moroccan plaza where snake charmers are entertaining the crowd.

Bad Timing
The Big Doll House (1971) 

A sadistic guard at a women's prison keeps snakes in her office and uses a cobra to torture female prisoners.
The Big Doll House
Casino Royale (2006)  

A cobra fights a mongoose for a crowd of gamblers.
Casino Royale
Charlie Chan at the Circus (1936)

A Cobra is dropped onto Charlie Chan's bed to kill him.
Charlie Chan at the Circus
Cobra Woman (1944)  

Maria Montez rules Cobra Island with a sparkly cobra dance for the sacred King Cobra.
Cobra Woman
Cult of the Cobra (1955)

A beautiful snake goddess gets revenge on some American G.I.s who snuck into the temple of her worshippers.
Cult of the Cobra
Death on the Nile (1978)

Detective Poirot finds a live cobra in his bathroom, left there to kill him.

Devi (Goddess) (1999)

A beautiful snake goddess protects humans from themselves and from an evil snake demon.
Devil Woman (1970) 

A snake woman commands snakes to kill the people who murdered her parents but a Kung Fu master has other ideas.
Devil Woman
Eaten Alive! (1980)

Cobra venom is used to kill people, a mongoose fights a cobra, and more.
Eaten Alive
Eva Nera (Black Cobra) (1976) 

Eva gets her revenge on the guy who murdered her girlfriend by taking him to her native island where some local guys kill him with a cobra.
Eva Nera
Fallen Idol (1948)  

A cobra strikes at a little boy on the other side of the window of its cage at a zoo.
The Fallen Idol
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)

A soldier survives the bite of a king cobra to demonstrate that he has been made invincible.
GI Joe
The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)

A Kalahari bushman kills a cobra for food and for its skin to make a pouch.
The Gods Must Be Crazy
Guide (1965)  

A woman whose husband refuses to let her dance, sneaks away and dances a snake dance with some snakecharmers and their cobra, then becomes a great and successful dancer.
Gunga Din (1939)  

Indian cultists torture a British soldier by threatening to throw him into a pit full of cobras.
gunga din
Hisss (2010)  

A King Cobra's mate is kidnapped so she turns into a beautiful woman to hunt down the kidnapper and also into an enormous monster snake when it's time to kill.
Inferno (2016)

Tom Hanks hallucinates that a cobra crawls out of his friend's coat and kills him with a bite on the neck.
Jaws of Satan (1981) 

A King Cobra possessed by Satan chases a Priest whose ancestors were cursed by Druids.
Jaws of Satan
Jungle Book (1942)

Mowgli the jungle boy finds that a talking cobra guards the king's treasure chamber in the lost city.
Jungle Book
The Killer Snakes (She sha shou) (1975) 

A bullied man uses his pet snakes, including some cobras, to kill his tormentors.
The Killer Snakes
Kim (1950) 

Kim watches a holy man approach a cobra without fear and thereafter believes he has great powers.

King Solomon's Mines (1950)

Jungle adventurers on safari in Africa encounter pythons and cobras and mambas.
King Solomon's Mines
Kiss My Snake (2007)

Entertainers in a small village in Thailand uses snakes, including King Cobras, in their acts.
Kiss My Snake
Kung Fu Hustle (2004)  

An incompetent assassin accidently dumps a cage full of cobras over his partner who is bitten on the face.
Kung Fu Hustle
The Magician (1926)

Snake charmers at a Paris fair use cobras in their act.
The Magician
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
Naag Nagin (2008)  

Snake charmers play their flutes to force a snake woman to dance and change from a woman back into a snake.
Naag Nagin
Naag Shakti (Nagadevathe) (2000) 

A snake goddess protects her followers and battles an evil vulture god. 
Naag Shakti
Nagina (1951)

A buffoon pretending to be blind picks up a cobra thinking it's a stick, then uses the snake bite confusion to his advantage.
Nagina (1986) 

A cobra can change into a woman and back into a snake.
The Naked Prey (1965)  

An elephant hunter cheats an African tribe who capture him then tie him up on the ground next to a cobra trapped inside a burning ring of wood with only one way out.
The Naked Prey
Nigahen: Nagina Part II (1989) 

Cobras guard a power-bestowing sacred jewel from an evil power-hungry Tantrik monk, who turns a man into a cobra.
Nigahen Nagina
Night of the Cobra Woman (1972)  

A woman can turn into a cobra to suck the life out of men.
Night of the Cobra Woman
Octopussy (1983)  

Bond's contact man in India is an ophidiophobic snake charmer with a cobra in a basket.
Queen Cobra: Snakes on a College Campus (2007)

A mad scientist creates a half-woman, half-cobra monster who goes on a bloody rampage.
3 Idiots
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
Rambo (2008)

Rambo works as a professional snake collector for a snake show in Thailand.
The River (1951) 

A young English boy plays a flute to bring a cobra out of hiding. That was the last thing he ever did.
The River
Sheshnaag (1990)

Two wish-fulfilling cobras turn into humans and are pursued by a demon and some evil humans while they protect some good humans.
Siddhartha (1972)   

Even Herman Hesse, a nobel prize winning author, was not above using the old snakebite trick to get rid of a character who was no longer needed.
The Snake Girl (2006)   

A girl turns into a cobra in a Nigerian (Nollywood) twist on the snake woman theme.
The Snake Girl
Snake In the Eagle's Shadow (1978) 

A pet cat fights a cobra and kills it.
Snake In the Eagle's Shadow
Snake Island (2002) 

A group of tourists in Africa are stranded on Snake Island, which, believe it or not, is full of snakes that want to kill them, including some cobras.
Snake Island
Sssssss (1973)

A mad scientist develops a serum to turn a man into a King Cobra to save mankind from the coming apocalypse.
Tarzan and the Leopard Woman (1946)

Cheetah watches a snake charmer with a cobra in a basket. When the shane hcarmer leaves, Cheetah steals the flute. When he plays it, the cobra starts to come out of the basket.
Tarzan and the Leopard Woman
The Trial of Billy Jack (1974) 

Billy Jack goes on a vision quest and finds a cobra in a cave.
The Trial of Billy Jack
The Tomb of Love (The Indian Tomb) (1959)  

Scantily-clad Debra Paget dances with a cobra to appease a snake goddess. It appeased me, but not the snake goddess
Tomb of Love
The White Balloon (1995) 

A 7-year-old girl is harassed by snake charmers who use a cobra along with other snakes.
The White Balloon

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