A Guide to the Amphibians
and Reptiles of California

Movie Snakes Want to Kill You!

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Snakes in Movies
Lizards in Movies
Turtles in Movies
Amphibians in Movies
Alligators and Crocodiles
in Movies
Snake Face
All Movie Snakes
Must Die!
All Movie Snakes
Want to Kill You!
Snake Bites
Snakes Used
as Weapons
Giant Monster Snakes with a Taste
for Human Flesh
Pet Snakes
Snakes Used
to Shock Us
Dancing With Snakes
Snake Charmers
Snake People
Snakes Used Realistically
Snakes Used for
Food or Medicine
Snake Fights
Throwing and
Whipping Snakes
Black Mambas
Boas, Pythons,
and Anacondas

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Snakes prefer to avoid humans, but they will strike by accident or in self defense.
Snakes in movies are malevolent monsters determined to kill humans at every opportunity for no reason.

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.

Alexander (2004)

When Alexander's army is in India we see a snake dangling from some vines where men are working. It bites one of them on the neck.

Altered States (1980) 

A Harvard scientist eats some Mexican magic mushrooms and hallucinates that a python is choking him.
Altered States
Apocalypto (2006) 

A warrior is bitten on the neck by a venomous snake and left to kill himself by his companions.
April Fool's Day (1986)

A man is caught in a noose by his soon-to-be murderer and suspended upside down over a snake which is there by accident.
April Fool's Day
Big Fish (2003)

A watersnake swims towards a woman who is skinny dipping at night, and a guy swims after the snake.
Big Fish
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
Bride of the Gorilla (1951) 

A man intentionally knocks another man down next to a snake that bites him and kills him.
Bride of the Gorilla
The Canyon (2009) 

Stupid filmmakers use yet another vicious rattlesnake attack to get rid of a character to advance the plot because they have no creative ideas.
The Canyon
Club Paradise (1986)

A tourist in the forest on a Carribean island is attacked by a Burmese Python.
Club Paradise
Copperhead (1983)  

A paranoid murderer and his family hiding out in the Ozark woods are overrun by a swarm of deadly Copperheads. We cheer for the snakes.
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.
Fer de Lance (1974)

A sailor on shore leave returns to his submarine with deadly snakes. Bet you can't guess what happens next.
Fer de Lance
Frogs (1972)  

Snakes and frogs and lizards strike back at humans for polluting the world. No, this is not a documentary, not yet.
Hard Ticket To Hawaii (1987)

A giant mutant killer snake comes shooting out of a toilet in search of human blood.
Hard Ticket To Hawaii
Hell's Belles (1969) 

Two fighting bikers fall into a mine full of rattlesnakes. Only one walks out.
Hell's Belles
Identity Thief (2013) 

A snake crawls up a man's pants, he tosses it into a tree, then it drops onto his shoulders and bites him on the face.
Identity Thief
Jaws of Satan (1981) 

Rattlesnakes become agressive and start killing people in a small town after a King Cobra possessed by Satan chases a Priest whose ancestors were cursed by Druids.
Jaws of Satan
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

Four video game characters fight off a giant Black Mamba that attacks them.

The Jungle Book (1967)

Sterling Holloway is the voice of "Kaa" the Snake in the animated musical version of Kipling's classic tales. Kaa tries to eat 'Mowgli' the Man Cub, but 'Bagheera' the Panther stops him
Jungle Book
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)

A snake chases Arthur into a cave and attacks him.
King Arthur

The Kings of Summer (2013)

Three teenage boys run away and live in a shack in the woods that a snake enters and eventually bites one of them.

The Kings of Summer
Kung Fu Hustle (2004)  

An inept assassin accidently dumps a cage full of cobras over his partner who is bitten on the face.
Kung Fu Hustle
Lewis & Clark & George (1997) 

A taciturn young woman steals a rare dangerous Chinese snake and takes it on a road trip.
Lewis & Clark & George
Life After Beth (2014) 

A woman who died from a snake bite rises from her grave but doesn't remember what happened.
3 Idiots
Lonesome Dove (1989)

Cowboys on a cattle drive run into a nest of killer water moccasins in a river.
Lonesome Dove
Love at First Kill (aka The Box Collector) (2008)

A biker collects rattlesnakes and young girls but his wife and a snake kill him in the end.
Love at First Kill
Lure of the Wilderness (1952) 

The Okefenokee swamp is full of dangerous Boa Constrictors and biting Cottonmouths.
Lure of the Wilderness
The Magician (1926)

A horned viper in a snake charmer's tent at a Paris fair is used for a magic trick by a magician but then it bites one of the entertainers on the foot.
The Magician
Marketa Lazarova (1967)   

A man lying in a field with a girl is bitten on his arm by the proverbial snake in the grass, and loses his arm.
Marketa Lazarova
Mud (2013)  

A bunch of water moccasins hang around together in a ditch waiting to bite anybody who falls in. Are we really supposed to believe this nonsense?
Murders in the Zoo (1933) 

A man stumbles into the cage of a large python at the zoo, and the python squeezes him to death.
Murders in the Zoo
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
Nevada Smith (1966) 

A woman falls out of a canoe onto a Cottonmouth which bites her in order to conveniently remove her from the plot because real men have no time for romantic attachments.
Nevada Smith
Pericolo negli abissi (1977) 

Two women snorkeling in the ocean are bitten by a venomous sea snake and killed.
Pericolo negli abissi
Rattlers (1976) 

Mutant rattlesnakes invade a town after a rogue Army colonel contaminated them with stolen nerve gas.
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
The Sadist (1963)

A leering psycho killer falls into an abandoned well full of rattlesnakes, and we cheer for the snakes.
The Sadist
Serpent Island (1954) 

A big killer snake guards some ancient treasure on an island protected by a voodoo cult.
Serpent Island
The Serpent Warriors (1985) 

A snake cult curse brings thousands of deadly snakes to attack everybody.
The Serpent Warriors
The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976) 

During his cocaine withdrawals Sherlock Holmes hallucinates snakes in his bed.
The Seven-Per-Cent Solution
Siddhartha (1972)   

A nobel prize winning author was not above using the old sudden snakebite trick to get rid of a character who is no longer needed.
Silent Predators (1999) 

Mutant rattlesnakes invade a town because greedy land developers woke them up during their construction projects.
Silent PredatorsLonesome Dove
Silent Venom aka "Sea Snakes" (2009)

A bunch of extra-deadly mutated snakes are brought on a submarine. Bet you can't guess what happens next.
Silent Venom
Snake Dancer (Glenda) (1976) 

The story of Glenda Kemp, a South African dancer who fought for her right to dance nude with snakes.
Snake Dancer
Snake Island (2002) 

A group of tourists in Africa are stranded on Snake Island, which, hard to believe, is full of deadly snakes that have evolved to kill every human on the island.
Snake Island
Snakes on a Plane (2006) 

A bunch of deadly snakes get loose on a plane.
Snakes on a Plane
Snakes on a Train (2006) 

A bunch of deadly snakes get loose on a train, killing anyone who gets in their way.
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 that crawl into people's rooms and beds.
Sssssss (1973)

A mad scientist adores his pet boa, kills his enemies with snakes, and develops a formula that turns a man into a King Cobra.
Strange Cargo (1940) 

An escaped convict traveling through a jungle falls down in a swamp and is bitten on the leg by a venomous snake swimming in the water.
Strange Cargo
Swamp Water (1941)

A fugitive in the Okeefenokee Swamp bends down to wash his face and ends up with a pair of venomous Cottonmouth fangs in his cheek.
Swamp Water
Swamp Women (1956) 

An escaped convict sitting up in a tree shoots and kills a rattlesnake in a Louisiana swamp that was threatening to bite a man tied to a tree, because all snakes want to kill you.
Swamp Women
Swiss Family Robinson (1960)

A boy hiking through a swamp on a tropical island is attacked by a large snake that suddenly wraps itself around his body. He fights it off until his brother intervenes with a machete.
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005) 

A man climbs into a hole in a rock to rest, but finds a rattlesnake inside that bites him.
3 burials of me
There Was a Crooked Man... (1970)

An outlaw hides stolen money in a den of rattlesnakes to keep it safe, but makes a big mistake when retrieving the money.
There Was a Crooked Man...
Unearthed (2007)

A man tricks a woman into getting bitten by a rattlesnake.
Venom (1981) 

A family and their kidnappers are trapped inside a house with a deadly Black Mamba.
Venomous (2001) 

Mutant rattlesnakes created by the military during Desert Storm escaped in a terrorist attack. They are awaken from their hibernation by an earthquake and invade a town, killing everybody in their way.
Vipers (2008) 

Genetically-enhanced horned vipers escape a corporate laboratory and invade a town of mentally-deficient people who make even Tara Reid look smart.
Voyager (Homo Faber) (1991) 

A snake crawls onto a sleeping woman and bites her, proving that all snakes want to do is kill people.
White Huntress (1954) 

Snakes are on the attack in several scenes in this jungle adventure movie.
White Huntress
Wind Across the Everglades (1958)

An outlaw poacher named Cottonmouth carries a pet venomous snake in his pocket but he finally gets bitten by a different snake out in the Everglades.
Wind Across the Everglades
Women in Fury (1984) 

Fugitives from a woman's prison in Brazil run into a couple of deadly snakes in the jungle.
Women in Fury
The World's Fastest Indian (2005) 

A visiting New Zealand motorcyclist is welcomed by an American rattlesnake, fangs first.
World's Fastest Indian
Yellowneck (1955)

Civil War Confederate soldier deserters hike through the Florida Everglades where they encounter snakes, including a "nest" of rattlesnakes whose only purpose seems to be hanging around waiting to kill them.

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