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Apocalypto (2006) 

An unarmed man chased by warriors improvises a blow gun using darts tipped with poison from a toad.
The Ballad of Narayama (1988) 

Frogs are shown as part of the natural world.
Ballad of Narayama
The Big Parade (1925) 

An American soldier in WWI tries to impress a French girl with a frog he caught.
The Big Parade
Cannery Row (1982) 

On an epic hunt a group of hobos capture a thousand frogs to sell, but end up bartering them for groceries.
Cannery Row
Chandu the Magician (1932) 

Chandu pays a slave trader with a bag full of coins that turn into toads when he pours them out.
Capricorn One
Cheaper By the Dozen (2003) 

A family trying to catch an escaped pet frog ruins breakfast and trashes the kitchen.

Cheaper By the Dozen
Cléo from 5 to 7 (1962) 

A man swallows several live frogs for a crowd on a sidwalk in Paris.
Cleo From 5 to 7
Cross Country Detours (1940) 

We see a close-up of an animated frog "croaking."
Cross Country Detours
Dallas Buyers Club (2013) 

We see an African Clawed Frog in a strip club aquarium for no particular reason.

Dallas Buyers Club
The Defiant Ones (1958) 

Two escaped convicts find a bullfrog calling at night, kill it with sticks, and eat it for dinner.
The Defiant Ones
Drive, He Said (1971)

A campus radical runs naked into a college science lab and releases frogs, snakes, lizards, and other animals.
Drive He Said
Eat Drink Man Woman (1994) 

A pile of frogs sits with other raw foods ready to be killed and cooked.
Eat Drink Man Woman
E. T. the Extraterrestrial (1982)

Elementary school children set free all the frogs they are supposed to dissect.
Foolish Wives (1922) 

Bullfrogs are shown at a cabin in a swamp.
Foolish Wives
Frogs (1972) 

Frogs, snakes, and lizards strike back at humans for polluting the world.
Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935) 

A frog croaks from the fountain in the lobby of a fancy resort hotel.
Gold Diggers of 1935
Gravity (2013)  

A space capsule lands in a lake populated by large frogs.
Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922)

Live snakes, frogs, and dried fingers are tossed into a witch's potion.
Hell Comes to Frogtown (1988)

Wrestler Roddy Piper is a post-apocalyptic government sex machine with an exploding chastity belt who fights chainsaw-wielding three-penised bipedal frog mutant militants. What more could you want!

Capricorn One
The Holy Mountain (1973) 

Cane Toads dressed as conquistadores fight horned lizards dressed as Aztecs in a bloody street theater replication of the Spanish conquest of Mexico.
The Holy Mountain
Impromptu (1991)

Children play a game where they are part of the French Revolution executing the royalty. They call a frog a "Viscount" then blow it up with explosives.
Invaders From Mars (1986) 

A young boy fights aliens who make his teacher swallow frogs.
Invaders From Mars
The Isle (2000) 

A woman kills a frog with a stick then rips it apart with her bare hands.
The Isle
The Last Wave 1977

Frogs appear to have fallen out of the sky during a heavy rainstorm in Australia.
The Last Wave
Magnolia (1999) 

Frogs rain down from the sky and cars crash into each other on the slippery streets.
Monkey Business (1931) 

Harpo Marx keeps a frog under his hat.

The Naked Prey (1965) 

A jungle adventure movie filmed in Africa with lots of herps, including some frogs.
The Naked Prey
Night of the Hunter (1955) (IMDB)

A murdering con man and preacher is chasing two kids but they get away from him in a small rowboat. In deep focus we, a close-up of a large bullfrog sitting on a rock in the foreground and the kids floating in the boat which is moving to the right in the distance. We hear a bullfrog calling sound effect. We see other wildlife in the same way, a fox. a tortoise, and others.
Invaders From Mars
Nymphomaniac Part 1 (2014) 

Two real frogs watch two young girls play "frogs" in a flooded bathroom.

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) 

Everett and Delmer find a frog in Pete's clothing, so they think that some river Sirens turned into a "toad." They put him in a box and take care of him.
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Pan's Labyrinth (2006) 

A young girl immersed in a fantasy world hunts a giant toad in its underground lair.
Pan's Labyrinth
Rango (2011) 

Rango is a pet Chameleon who gets lost in the desert where he encounters desert animals including some toads.
The Rum Diary (2011) 

A hermaphrodite witchdoctor coughs out a toad when casting some spells.

Rum Diary
The Scent of Green Papaya (1993)

A servant girl sees several frogs around the house where she is employed.
The Scent of Green Papaya
The Sound of Music (1965)

Bratty children try to scare away their new governess by putting a toad in her pocket.
The Sound of Music
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring (2003)

A boy tortures a frog and is himself tortured for the rest of his life.
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring
Three Outlaw Samurai (1964)

A starving Samurai is thrown into a jail cell full of water where he finds a frog and eats it alive.
Three Outaw Samurai
The Tree of Life (2011)

Boys tie a Gulf Coast Toad to a fireworks rocket and light the fuse.
The Tree of Life
The Triplets of Belleville (2003)

An old French woman uses dynamite to catch frogs for dinner.
Triplets of Belleville
The Virgin Spring (1960) 

A pregnant woman makes a toad sandwich and causes a tragedy.
The Virgin Spring
Tropical Malady (2004)

Two farmers find rocks that turn into treasure but the treasure turns into toads when they get greedy and try to find more.
Tropical Malady
Venomous (2001) (IMDB)

During the invasion of a small town by deadly mutant rattlesnakes (oh yeah, the snakes in movies lists are so much more fun than the frogs list) we see a female American Bullfrog and hear a Pacific Treefrog calling (or "croaking.") Then, spoiler alert, one of the mutant killer rattlesnakes gets it.
You Only Live Once (1937) 

A couple of Honeymooners watch frogs in a fountain at night and discuss frog fidelity.
You Only Live Once

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