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Pet Snakes In Movies

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Pet or captive snakes.

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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Ace in the Hole (1951)  

The Sheriff's pet rattlesnake is coiled up in a box on a table at a diner and is fed with a fork.
Ace in the Hole
Alexander (2004)

Alexander's mother Olympias (Anjelina Jolie) keeps a collection of snakes in a basket and snakes and depictions of snakes show up throughout the movie.
American Made (2017)

A drug-smuggling airplane pilot flys with his pet Boa Constrictor.
Auntie Lee's Meat Pies (1992) 

One of Auntie Lee's beautiful nieces has a pet rattlesnake that lives between an enormous rattlesnake sculpture. She uses the snake to lure men to their death, but it's not the snake that kills them, it's the snake sculpture.
Auntie Lees Meat Pies
Cannery Row (1982)

A marine biologist who keeps rattlesnakes to sell their venom, talks to them about his romantic situation.
Cannery Row
Central Intelligence (2016) 

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

Gangor the Hindu Snake Charmer carries a Burmese Python around his neck.
Charlie Chan at the Circus
A Clockwork Orange (1971)  

Droogie Alex has a pet Boa Constrictor named Basil that he keeps in a drawer and sleeps with.
Clockwork Orange
The Culpepper Cattle Co. (1972) 

A bartender keeps a rattlesnake in a large jar to use in a betting game.
The Culpepper Cattle Co.
Enter the Void (2009)

The disembodied soul of a young man flying around Tokyo stops briefly to remember the time when he met his drug dealer's pet snake.
Enter The Void
Foul Play (1978)  

A man has a pet Boa Constrictor that crawls around his apartment and tries to eat his food and cigarettes.
Foul Play
Guncrazy (1992)

A preacher keeps a pet rattlesnake named Pee Wee who he claims has lost her natural desire to do anyone any harm. Later Pee Wee bites him on the face.
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 boa constrictor.
The Holy Mountain
Housefull 2 (2012) 

A pet python bites a man's hand and won't let go, then bites another man's crotch with similar results.
Housefull 2
I Dreamed of Africa(2000) 

A boy has many encounters with snakes after moving to Africa, puts together a collection of snakes and becomes an amateur herpetologist, but dies of snakebite.
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
Keanu (2016)

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

A bullied man finds compahionship from a bunch of wounded snakes he rescued from a snake restaurant.
The Killer Snakes
The Lady Eve (1941)  

Henry Fonda is an ophiologist who leaves an Amazon expedition with a pet "Brazilian Glass Snake - Colobrina marzditzia.
The Lady Eve
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)

Uncle Monty is an eccentric herpetologist with all sorts of snakes all over his house.
Lemony Snicket
Maitresse (1975)

A professional Dominatrix keeps goldfish and snakes in an aquarium built into her black bathtub.
Medium Cool (1969) 

In this fictional story filmed documentary-style during the actual riots in Chicago at the 1968 Democratic National Convention, we see quick bacground shots of various people in a park including demonstrators, photographers, policemen, National Guardsmen, and a woman holding a rat snake and showing it to two other demonstrators. She could have been an actor but I think she was probably just someone they saw in the park while filming and showed for background interest, not to advance the plot in any way.
Medium Cool
Naked Obsession (Spiando Marina) (The Smile of the Fox) (1992)

A young woman in Buenos Aires keeps a pet Boa Constrictor named Tango.
Naked Obsession
Next of Kin (1989) 

Snakeman is a Kentucky Hillbilly who drives his bus full of snakes to Chicago to use them in a battle between hillbillies and mobsters.
Next of Kin
Pee Wee's Big Adventure (1985)  

A heroic Pee Wee rescues some disgusting gartersnakes from a pet shop fire then faints from the horror of having to handle such horrible creatures. What a wimp.
Pee Wee's Big Adventure
Python (2000)

A woman in a tent is surprised to find out that her girlfriend's pet python came camping with them. Dr. Rudolph is a herpetologist who keeps a pet Ball Python in his bag that he kisses and talks to, as every normal herpetologist does, right?
Sssssss (1973)

A mad scientist adores his pet boa, which shares his fondness for booze and for Walt Whitman's poetry.
Stanley (1972)  

Tim lives in a shack in the everglades with his pet rattlesnake Stanley, Stanley's wife Hazel, their children, and a lot more snakes.
Suburbicon (2017)

Two young boys bond over baseball and a pet snake as their parents' world descends into racism and violence.
Telefon (1977)   

A rattlesnake named Gus is kept in glass terrarium in a bar.
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.


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
Wind Across the Everglades (1958)

An outlaw poacher named Cottonmouth carries a pet venomous snake in his pocket and drapes it around his neck.
Wind Across the Everglades
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

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