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This is not meant to be a list of every movie with a snake in it, just some of those I have discovered and want to discuss.
When I watch or learn of a new one, I'll add it to the list. If you know of a good snake movie I should add, let me know.

Blue links lead to pictures and information about the movies and the snake scenes.

Most of these are live-action feature films that use real, artificial, or special effect snakes (CGI, VFX, etc.)
I'm not going to try to list TV episodes, commercials, animated films, or nature documentaries but there are some made-for-tv movies on the list.

The intent here is to have fun documenting some of the many fun and ridiculous misrepresentations of snakes in movies, along with the rare times when they got it right. (Seriously, if they're so often wrong about snakes, how can we believe anything we see in movies?)

The snake detection theory proposes that humans are able to detect hidden snakes quickly because people who were better at recognizing them improved their survival chances and passed the skill to their offspring. The end result is that our visual systems evolved to make us better at detecting snakes. This is one reason that Snakes are the most commonly-used reptiles in movies. They trigger an inherent fear most people have of snakes. Because there are snakes in real life that are capable of killing people, the audience believes that all snakes in movies are dangerous, even the harmless ones. So it's easy to use a snake as a convenient evil adversary or obstacle for a character to overcome. A snake in a movie can add tension and a little extra drama, like a gun, a car chase, or a sexual situation, but I often get the feeling that they are added only for plot convenience.

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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.

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("A", "An" and "The" at the start of the title can be ignored.)

3 Idiots (2009)   

An Indian Engineering student offers milk to a cobra in order to get a good grade in his Physics class. Who says science and superstition are uncompatible?
3 Idiots
6 Souls (2010) 

 A creepy mountain guy milks venom from a snake into a jar on a picnic table in front of his trailer home.
6 Souls
7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964)  

Dr. Lao's circus features a giant talking rattlesnake snake that takes on the appearance of the person it is talking to and a Medusa who can turn onlookers to stone.
7 Faces of Dr. Lao
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
17 Miracles (2011)

Two young girls walking on a trail encounter dozens of snakes and think that the snakes want to kill them. They survive by jumping over the snakes.

17 Miracles Snakes
Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)

When Costello plays a snake charmer's flute, a cobra rises up out of a basket, but when Abbott plays the flute, a beautiful dancing girl in a snake costume rises and kisses him.
Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy
The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)

A doctor watches a "dirty" movie in his home that shows a scantily-clad woman dancing with a snake.
Dr. Phibes Screenshot
Ace in the Hole (The Big Carnival) (1951)  

After returning from a rattlesnake hunt, a New Mexico Sheriff sits at a table in a diner trying to feed steak with a fork to his pet rattlesnake that is coiled up in a flimsy box.
Ace in the Hole
Adaptation (2002)

Twin brothers pursued by people with guns at night in a Florida swamp have more to worry about than the snakes they encounter.
The Addams Family (1991)

A musican plays an instrument made out of a live snake. He blows into the tail and fingers holes on its body as the sound comes out of the snake's mouth.
Addams Family Screenshot
The Air I Breathe (2007)  

A scientist milking a venomous snake is bitten by the snake.
The Air I Breathe
Aladdin (2019)

Jafar uses a live cobra that has turned into a staff to perform his evil magic
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.
Alien from the Deep [Alien Degli Abissi] (1989)

Armed men are lured into a cave full of venomous cobras, where the snakes quickly kill them all.

A snake hunter who collects venomous snakes on a tropical island to sell their venom keeps one as a pet in his jungle home and uses the venom to make a poison dart shooter.
Alien from the Deep Screenshot
Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold (1986)

A man is terrified of a python and a woman throws a basket full of snakes at a bad guy.
Allan Quatermain Screenshot

Allan Quatermain Screenshot
Alligator (1980)

A police detective seeks help from a herpetologist about a giant alligator eating people in the sewer. We first see the herpetologist in her lab milking a rattlesnake, then putting it back in its cage.
Snakes in Movies
All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006)

A ranch hand shoots a snake that is swimming in a lake with a group of partying teenagers.
Mandy Lane Screenshot
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.
American Sniper (2014)

A Navy Seal at a firing range proves his marksmanship by shooting a cryptic rattlesnake coiled near his target.

American Sniper
Anaconda (1997)  (The first movie in the franchise.)

A documentary film crew boats up a river full of gigantic human-eating Anacondas.
Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004)  (The second movie in the franchise.)

Somehow giant Anacondas made it all the way to Borneo, where they got even bigger and angrier than they were in South America.
Anacondas HBO
Anaconda 3: Offspring (2008)  (The third movie in the franchise.)

Two gigantic Anacondas kept in a laboratory and used to make a life-prolonging serum escape, leaving a trail of bloody corpses.
Anacondas HBO
Anacondas: Trail of Blood (2009)  (The fourth movie in the franchise.)

A gigantic lab-created monster Anaconda is cut in half and becomes two monster snakes.

Anacondas HBO
Angel of Vengeance (War Cat) (1987)

A woman who is abducted and abused gets revenge by throwing one of her captors into a pit full of rattlesnakes.
Angel of Vengeance Screenshot
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 with a stick.
Any Which Way You Can (1980) 

New York City mobsters bet on a fight between a ferret and a rattlesnake.

Any Which Way You Can
Apocalypto (2006) 

A venomous snake bites a warrior on the neck. Knowing he will not survive the bite, his companions leave him to kill himself.
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
Arabesque (1966) 

A chase scene through the London Zoo is punctuated musically to several shots of snakes and lizards sticking out their tongues.
The Assasination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)  

Jesse James cuts the heads off two Gophersnakes with a knife.
Assassination of Jesse James
Asteroid City (2023)

Three young girls who claim to be part witch and part alien find a dead snake on a road in the desert and poke it in the head with a stick.
As You Like It (1936)

Orlando encounters his estranged brother sleeping in the forest with a large snake on his neck preparing to kill him.
As You Like It
Auntie Lee's Meat Pies (1992) 

One of Auntie Lee's beautiful nieces has a pet rattlesnake that she uses to lure men to their death, but it's not the snake that kills them, it's the snake sculpture.
Auntie Lees Meat Pies
Babylon (2022)

A drugged-out actress goads her drunken father into fighting a snake. When he passes out, she decides to fight the snake herself, only to get bitten on the neck.
Babylon Screenshot
Bad Girls (1994)  

Three saloon girls on the run are startled by a rattlesnake. One of them shoots it and later they cook it over a fire and eat it.
Bad Girls
The Bad Guys (2022)

A gang of criminals known as The Bad Guys includes a wolf, a tarantula, a shark, a piranha, and a cranky, old, sarcastic snake.
The Bad Lieutenant - Port of Call: New Orleans (2009)

A watersnake swims through the opening credits.
Bad Lieutenant
Bad Timing (1980)

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

Bad Timing
The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970)  

Cable Hogue throws rattlesnakes at two of his enemies hiding in a pit to force them to come out.
Ballad of Cable Hogue
The Ballad of Narayama (1983)

Snakes are shown realistically as part of the natural environment.
Ballad of Narayama
Band of the Hand (1986) 

A juvenile criminal in the Everglades falls next to a rattlesnake which bites him on the hand. An older guy grabs the snake and cuts its head off.
Band of the Hand
Barbarosa (1982)

An outlaw climbing down a cliff is startled by a rattlesnake. He catches it as it strikes at him then falls off a cliff into a river with it. When he comes up out of the water, he panics and throws the snake away onto a rock, unharmed.
Bedazzled (2000)

The publicity artwork for this movie promised Liz Hurley in a low-cut dress with a Boa Constrictor around her neck but it lied!  (About the snake, not the dress.) I figure if they can lie, so can I, by putting the movie on this list.
Beetlejuice (1988) 

Bio-exorcist Betelgeuse becomes a gigantic rattlesnake to scare away the new tenants of a house haunted by two recently-dead ghosts.
Big Bad Bugs (The Vortex: Gate to Armageddon) (2012)

A giant fire-breathing snake battles another giant snake.

Big Bad Bugs Screenshot
The Big Doll House (1971) 

A sadistic women's prison guard keeps snakes in her office and uses a cobra to torture women.
The Big Doll House
Big Fish (2003)  

A man swims after a snake that is swimming towards a woman who is skinny-dipping at night in a pond.
Big Fish
Big Freakin' Snake (2023)

Pollution causes some snakes to mutate into giants and others to agressively attack people.
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
The Big Gundown (1966)  

A snake crawls between a captive outlaw and the lawman who tied him up. The outlaw tricks the lawman into thinking he was bitten by a snake by pricking him with a sharp object he holds between his toes.
The Big Gundown
The Big Sky (1952)

Two future friends meet when one of them falls down next to a rattlesnake and the other one throws a knife at the snake and kills it, saving the other man.
The Big Sky
Billy Jack (1971)  

As Billy Jack performs a snake ceremony, dancing around in a circle with a rattlesnake, the snake bites him repeatedly.
Billy Jack
Bite the Bullet (1975)

A man cuts off the head of a rattlesnake that was crawling too close to a man taking a nap.
Bite The Bullet
Black Moon (1975) 

In a world where an army of men fights an army of women, a young girl on a surreal journey encounters several snakes.
Black Moon
Black Samurai (1977)

A mobster cult leader called The Warlock kills people by throwing them into a jail cell full of killer snakes.
Black Samurai
The Blade Master [aka Cave Dwellers; Ator: The Invincible] (1984)

Nubile maidens are thrown into a snake pit as human sacrifices to be devoured by a giant monster snake.
Blade Runner (1982)  

A female replicant dances on stage in a strip club with a replicant 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 snake involved.
Blood Feast

The Blood of Fu Manchu (1968)

Fu Manchu makes an army of beautiful female assassins by forcing venomous snakes to bite them. The women develop venomous lips which can kill a man with a kiss.

The Blood of Fu Manchu
Boa vs. Python (2004)   (the fourth movie in the Python franchise)

A giant mutant python escapes, so the F.B.I. thinks it's a good idea to use a gigantic cybernetically-enhanced Boa Constrictor to hunt the python. Bad idea.
Boa vs. Python
Bone Dry (2007) 

A man being chased in the desert searches inside a truck and a rattlesnake hiding under the seat bites his hand.
Bone Dry
The Born Fighter (1966) (Fighting Elegy)  

An angry gangster kills a snake to show other gangsters how mean he is.
The Born Fighter
Born Free (1966)

A pet lion prevents her owner from walking too close to a cobra.
Born Free
Bowanga Bowanga - (White Sirens of Africa aka Wild Women) (1951) 

Kids are terrified when a large python drops through the roof of their hut.
3 Idiots
Brewster McCloud (1970) (IMDB

Sally Kellerman holds a boa constrictor in a circus at the end of the movie.

Brewster McCloud
The Bride Goes Wild (1948) 

A delinquent boy put a snake in the pocket of another boy who asks an unwitting man with a fear of snakes to take it out. 
The Bride Goes Wild
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
Broken Lance (1954)  

Another stupid movie cowboy shoots a rattlesnake that was not a danger to anyone.
Broken Lance
Bronco Billy (1980)  

A Wild West show features Chief Big Eagle's Rattlesnake Dance.
Bronco Billy
Bruka Queen of Evil (1973)

An evil old snake woman and her young Medusa-haired ancestor use snakes to kill people.
Bruka Queen of Evil
Bullet Train (2022)

An assassin steals a venomous Boomslang from a zoo to use its venom to kill people. The snake escapes onto a bullet train where it bites someone.
Buried (2010) 

A man is buried alive in a coffin. As if that isn't bad enough, he discovers that a snake has crawled into the coffin with him.
The Cabin in the Woods (2011)

A giant monster snake is one of the nightmare creatures used in horror movies that escape their cages and wreak havoc on their captors.
Cabin in the Woods
Calamity of Snakes (1982)

A sleazy land developer kills thousands of snakes, then thousands more snakes form an army to get revenge by killing his workers and his tenants.
Calamity of Snakes Screenshot  Calamity of Snakes Screenshot
Call Her Savage (1932)  

A rattlesnake scares a woman's horse, which throws her to the ground, so she whips the snake savagely, again and again.
Call Her Savage
The Campaign (2012)  

In order to win the support of a snake-handling church, a politician handles some snakes, until one of them bites him on the arm.
the campaign
Candy (1968)

Richard Burton's character plays with a snake around his neck in an enigmatic end scene.
Cannery Row (1982)

Angry rattlesnakes in a cage create tension in a romantic situation.
Cannery Row
The Canyon (2009) 

A wilderness guide is bitten by two rattlesnakes and dies, leaving his clients to survive in the Grand Canyon alone without food or water, and chased by hungry wolves.
The Canyon
Capricorn One (1977) 

A hungry astronaut, lost in the desert and chased by helicopters, hides in a cave where he finds a rattlesnake, kills it, and eats it.
Capricorn One
Casino Royale (2006)  

A cobra fights a mongoose for a crowd of gamblers.
Casino Royale
Castle of Blood (Danza Macabra) (1964) 

A ghost vampire decapitates a snake to prove to a skeptic that there is life after death.
Castle of Blood
Catlow (1971) 

An outlaw shoots a rattlesnake that scared his horse.
Central Intelligence (2016) 

Kevin Hart is terrifed by a pet boa constrictor he finds in a portable lunch cooler.
Central Intelligence
Chandu the Magician (1932) 

Chandu turns the rifles of three gunmen into snakes and they run away in horror.
Capricorn One
Charlie Chan at the Circus (1936)

A Cobra is dropped onto Charlie Chan's bed to kill him.
Charlie Chan at the Circus
Chato's Land (1972)   

Charles Bronson hurls a rattlesnake off a hill onto a bad guy. The snake bites him. End of bad guy.
Chato's Land
Cheaper By the Dozen (2003)

A harmless snake brought to a boy's birthday party as a present, escapes, causing widespread panic, because people are stupid.
Cheaper By the Dozen
Cherry 2000 (1987)

Unkle Jake cooks a rattlesnake for dinner in a toaster oven.
Cherry 2000
Chopping Mall (1986)

In a shopping mall pet store a woman lies on the floor to hide from a killer robot that accidentally knocks over a terrarium full of snakes that crawl over her body.
Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures (Cinema, Aspirinas e Urubus) (2005) 

A man is bitten by a snake he didn't see then later finds a rattlesnake.
Cinema Aspirin Vultures
Circus of Horrors (1960)

A circus performer who threatens to expose the criminal past of her boss, finds a deadly snake on the floor of her trailer, put there to kill her.
Circus of Horrors Screenshot
City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold (1994)  

A man sits on cactus spines then sees a rattlesnake nearby and thinks the snake bit him.
City Slickers 2
The Clash of the Titans (1981)

Perseus encounters a python then cuts off the snake-covered head of Medusa to use it to kill a monster.

Clash of the Titans 1981 Screenshot
The Clash of the Titans (2010)

Greek god Perseus fights snake-haired Medusa who's a woman on top and a snake on the bottom.
Clash of the Titans
Cleopatra (1934)

Cleopatra commits suicide by holding a venomous asp to her breast.
Cleopatra 1934
Cleopatra (1963)  

Cleopatra commits suicide by putting her hand in a basket that holds a venomous asp.
Cleopatra 1999
Cleopatra (1999)

Cleopatra commits suicide by holding a venomous asp to her breast.
Cleopatra 1999
A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Alex has a pet Boa Constrictor that he keeps in a drawer.
Clockwork Orange
Club Paradise (1986)

A tourist in the forest on a Carribean island is attacked by a 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
Cobra Woman (1944)  

Maria Montez rules Cobra Island with a sparkly cobra dance for King Cobra.
Cobra Woman
Cold Creek Manor (2003)

A snake gets in the pool and then somebody fills a house with snakes to terrorize a family.
Cold Creek Manor
Collateral Damage (2002)

A guerilla soldier who made a mistake is forced to swallow a snake as punishment.

Collateral Damage Screenshot
Color of Night (1994) 

Bruce Willis finds a rattlesnake in his mail box.
Color of Night
Committed (2000)

A grandfather in the El Paso desert has a pet rattlesnake that he likes to hold in his hands because he has made himself immune to its venom.
Committed Screenshot
Conan the Barbarian (1982)  

Conan fights a giant snake with a sword.  An evil warlord leads a snake cult and can change himself into a giant snake.
Conan the Barbarian
Congo (1995)

A man finds a snake on a branch in the African jungle, so he cuts off its head for no good reason.
Cool Hand Luke (1967)  

Luke, working on a chain gang, catches a big rattlesnake.
Cool Hand Luke
Copperhead (1983)  

A paranoid murderer and his family hiding out in the Ozark woods are overrun by a swarm of deadly Copperheads.
Cowboy (1958)  

Cowboys play catch with a rattlesnake until the snake bites a cowboy on the neck and he dies.

The Craft (1996)  

Snakes appear throughout this movie about four high school witches, including thousands of snakes that are conjured to torment one of the girls.

The Craft
The Craft: Legacy (2020)

A high school witch sees visions of a snake, then finds one in a cage in her future step-brother's bedroom.
The Craft: Legacy
The Crazies (1973)

A man fighting an army takes cover behind a log where he sees a snake.
Creature with the Blue Hand (1967)

An evil psychiatric doctor kills a woman with a snake and fills a room with snakes to force another woman to do what he wants.
Creature with the Blue Hand
Creeping Death (Kill the Poker Player) (1972)

A zoologist collects venomous snakes to use their venom for medicine, and someone is stealing them and using them to kill people.
Crocodile Dundee (1986)

Dundee finds a snake at their campsite and kills it while carrying on a conversation, as if it's something he does every day. His companion is disgusted and terrified.
Crocodile Dundee II (1988)

In New York City Dundee sees a snake charmer's cobra and immediately kills it, because that's how you deal with a snake in the outback.

Devil Woman
The Culpepper Cattle Co. (1972) 

A bartender keeps a rattlesnake in a large jar to use in a betting game.
The Culpepper Cattle Co.
Cult of the Cobra (1955)

A beautiful snake goddess gets revenge on some American G.I.s who snuck into her worshippers' temple.
Cult of the Cobra
The Curse II: The Bite (1989)  

A bite from a mutant snake turns a man's arm into a snake.
The Bite
Curse of the Yellow Snake (Der Fluch der gelben Schlange) (1963)

A man opens a package delivered to him to find a deadly snake.
Curse of the Yellow Snake
Da 5 Bloods (2020) - Four Vietnam war veterans return to Vietnam where they see a decapitated snake for sale in a market. Later, in the jungle, a snake drops out of some bamboo onto one of the men and bites him on the arm. Da 5 Bloods Screenshot
Dante's Inferno [L'inferno] (1911)

In Dante's version of Hell, thieves are punished in a giant pit full of nasty, biting snakes.
Dark Tide (1994) 

We see lots of sea snakes in this movie, in the ocean, collected for their venom, crawling over naked bodies, and used as weapons.
Dark Tide
Day of the Animals (1977)

Because the ozone layer has been depleted, animals at high elevations have become bloodthirsty killers, including the snakes.
A Day Without A Mexican (2004)

This movie shows us that if all Mexicans in California disappeared there would be nobody to wash dishes, blow leaves, pick fruit, or shoot rattlesnakes that are threatening our children.
A Day Without A Mexican
The Day The Earth Froze (Sampo) 1959

A wicked witch has a field overrun with snakes. She coerces two men to fight off the snakes and plow the field.
The Deadly Companions (1961) 

An ex Army Colonel takes a break from dragging a coffin across the desert and finds a rattlesnake so he shoots it.
Deadly Companions
Death on the Nile (1978)

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

Death on the Nile (2022)

A snake charmer's snake races out of its basket towards a woman but it is stopped before it can bite her.
Death on the Nile Screenshot
Deliverance (1972)

Two men see a snake swimming in a river, then their canoe trip takes a turn for the worse.
Desert Gold (1936)

A tenderfoot shoots at a gopher snake until his partner tells him that it's harmless. Later he finds a rattlesnake. Thinking it harmless, he is about to grab it when his partner shoots it.
Desert Gold
Desierto (2015)

An illegal immigrant encounters a "nest" of rattlesnakes that don't hurt anyone. It's the psycopathic border vigilante they really need to worry about.
Despicable Me 2 (2013)

A villain named El Macho is so macho that he squirts venom from a rattlesnake into his drink at a bar.
Devi (Goddess) (1999)

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

A woman with snakes growing out of her head can control snakes. She uses them to kill the people who killed her parents.
Devil Woman
The Devil's Brigade (1968) 

One rattlesnake is discovered and shot to death and another is put under a soldier's bedcovers.
The Devil's Brigade
The Devil's Nightmare (1971)

The Devil's succubus uses a snake to kill a sleeping woman.
The Devil's Partner (1960) (Enter the Devil)

A man who sold his soul to the Devil changes himself into a rattlesnake to sneak into a house to kill the fiance of a woman he wants.
Devils Partner Screenshot
Devils of Darkness (1965)

A scientist uses a python in his research on snake venom and a vampire cult member dances with a boa constrictor at a party.
The Devil's Rain (1975)

A man wears a magic amulet around his neck to protect him from a Satanic priest, but the priest uses magic to make him believe that the amulet is a snake. The man freaks out and throws the snake to the ground, where we see that it is really the amulet, and the man is no longer protected.
The Devonsville Terror (1983)

Someone put a snake under the bedcovers of a woman they suspect to be a witch to kill her or maybe to just convince her to leave town.
Dick Barton Strikes Back (1949)

A bad guy thinks he's clever locking secret agent Dick Barton in a room full of venomous snakes in glass cages, then shooting the glass from outside the room to let the snakes escape to kill the men. But he doesn't feel so clever after the men escape and toss him into the room with the snakes.
Distant Drums (1951)

Gary Cooper shoots a snake to save a sailor's life, then he holds a rattlesnake's open mouth in the face of an Indian to torture him.
Distant Drums
Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze (1975)

Kulkan, the medicine man of the Quetzamals, a supposedly-extinct tribe that lives in a hidden valley in South America, kills people with "The Green Death" - deadly magic green snakes that can crawl through the air to strike at their victims, killing them quickly. The magic snakes are made from the venom of live green snakes.
Doc Savage Screenshot

Doc Savage Screenshot
Double Exposure (1982)

A psycho-killer photographer puts a rattlesnake in a trash bag and ties it to a woman's head until she is bitten and dies.
Double Exposure Screenshot
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.
Dreamscape (1984)

A horrible monster called The Snakeman terrorizes a young boy in his nightmares.
Drive Angry (2011) 

We are shown a muscle car running over a snake on a back road for no apparent reason.

Drive Angry
Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler (1922)  

Criminal mastermind Dr. Mabuse milks a viper's venom to make poison.
Dr. Mabuse
Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972)

A bunch of snakes with mechanical noisemakers on them are put in a room with a man to kill him.
Dr. Phibes Rises Again Screenshot
Drunken Master (1978)

A mischievous young man uses an eel that looks like a snake to scare a girl to jump into his arms in order to win a bet.
Drunken Master II (The Legend of Drunken Master) (1994)

A young woman who sells snakes in an outdoor food market in China throws bags full of her snakes at soldiers, scaring them to drop their guns.
Drunken Master 2 Screenshot
Drive, He Said (1971)

A campus radical runs naked into a college science lab and releases mice, snakes, lizards, and other animals.
Drive He Said
The Dude Ranger (1934)

A cowboy drops a rattlesnake out of a bag onto a sleeping man's bed to try to kill him.
The Dude Ranger
Duel (1971)

A man chased by a truck monster, stops to make a phone call at a gas station with a rattlesnake roadside attraction. The truck smashes their cages and some of the snakes get loose.
Duel screenshot
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves (2023)

A shape-shifting Druid turns herself into a snake to escape a deadly confinement and save her companions.
Dungeons & Dragons Screenshot
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
Ella Enchanted (2004)

A companion to the devious uncle to the crown prince of Lamia is an evil talking snake named Heston.
Embrace of the Serpent (2015)

We see an Anaconda with its young and a shaman who says his ancesters were carried from the Milky Way by an Anaconda.
Embrace of the Serpent
Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals (1977)

A snake drops from a tree, wraps itself around Emanuelle's neck and tries to kill her, but somebody shoots it before it can swallow her.
End of Days (1999)

Devil-worshippers feed the blood of a rattlesnake to a newborn baby girl to claim her as a bride for Satan when she grows up to be Robin Tunney.
End of Days
Enter the Devil (1972) 

Torch-carrying cult members throw people into a pit full of rattlesnakes in the desert to get rid of them.
Enter the Devil
Enter the Dragon (1973)

Bruce Lee finds a venomous cobra that he catches then releases into a room to scare men out so he can enter the room.
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
Escape From L.A. (1996)

The only snake in this movie is one-eyed ex-gunfighter Snake Pliskin with a cobra tattooed on his stomach, but that's enough.
Escape From L.A.
Escort West (1958) 

A man picks up a rattlesnake and throws it around the neck of an Indian warrior who is chasing him.
Escort West
Eva Nera (Black Cobra) (1976) 

Eva dances with snakes, eats them, and kills people with them.
Eva Nera
Every Which Way but Loose (1978)

An armed man sneaking up on another man in the woods comes face to face with a rattlesnake.
Eve's Bayou (1997) 

A young girl picks up a motionless snake she thinks is dead, but panics when she discovers that it is alive.
Eve's Bayou
Excalibur (1981)

Snakes are draped around sets like dirty laundry to represent a hidden world. A Necromancer uses snakes to make her evil potions.
Excalibur Screenshot
Exodus: Gods & Kings (2014)

The Pharaoh Ramses has a pit full of pet snakes. He milks the venom from his cobras to use to give him immunity to snakebite.
Exodus Screenshot
Fair Game (Mamba) (1988)

A woman is trapped in a house with a Black Mamba by her evil ex-boyfriend.
Fair Game
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
Fando and Lis (1968) 

A lot of snakes are stuffed into a doll and cover a grave marker.
Fando and Lis
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)

Snakes are used as weapons and a woman named Nagini is under a curse that forces her to change into a snake. She will eventually lose the ability to change back into a woman.
Fantastic Beasts Screenshot

The Far Side of Jericho (2006) 

A ghost warns a woman about to relieve herself in the outdoors to be careful of the sidewinder crawling between her boots.

The Far Side of Jericho
Father Goose (1964)

A woman is stuck by two thorns and thinks she was bitten by a snake. A man gives her whisky for the bite and when she passes out drunk he thinks she is dead.

Father Goose

Femme Fatale (2002)

The only snake in this movie is a diamond-filled golden snake wrapped around a naked model's chest, but who's complaining?

Femme Fatale
Fer de Lance (1974)  

A sailor on shore leave returns to his submarine with deadly snakes.
Fer de Lance
Fire Down Below (1997) 

When some goons put rattlesnakes in his room to kill him, Steven Segal returns the favor and fills their truck with rattlesnakes.
Fire Down Below
Firewalker (1986) 

A Native American dances, chants and holds a snake 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?
Flypaper (1997)

A couple drinks antivenom then get romantic in a dry swimming pool of rattlesnakes that keep biting them.
Fools Rush In (1997)  

A group of guys go to the desert to shoot something. One of them finds some rattlesnakes so they blast them away, because that's what fools with guns do.
Fools Rush In
The Fortune (1975) 

Two fools buy a rattlesnake hoping to use it to kill a woman and inherit her fortune.
The Fortune
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
Four Faces West (1948)

A fugitive is bitten by a rattlesnake then treats the wound. He hops a train where he meets a pretty nurse who tends his wound and steals his heart.
Four Faces West Screenshot
Friday The 13th (1980)

Camp counselors freak out when a harmless rat snake is found in a cabin, so one of them hacks it to death with a machete.
The Frisco Kid (1979) 

A rattlesnake scares a Polish Rabbi's horse making it jump off a cliff into a river.
The Frisco Kid
Frogs (1972)  

Nature runs amok, with snakes and other animals killing the humans who are polluting their habitat.
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)  

Salma Hayek dances on stage with a big albino python, then turns into a snake woman vampire.
From Dusk Till Dawn
From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money (1999)

An entertainer in a vampire strip club dances with a python.
Dusk Till Dawn 2 Screenshot
From Mexico with Love (2009)

A man uses his van to collect rattlesnakes and uses that business as a cover for his business of smuggling undocumented farmworkers and drugs.
From Mexico with Love
The Gauntlet (1977)

A woman in a motorcycle gang rides around with a California Kingsnake.

The Gauntlet
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
Giant (1956)  

A cowboy shoots a rattlesnake to protect his cattle because cowboys are stupid like that.
Go West (1925) 

Buster Keaton hops a freight train to the West where one of the first thing he sees is a rattlesnake hiding in some cactus. He walks away from it, proving that you don't need to shoot every rattlesnake.
Go West
Gods of Egypt (2016)

Two women ride giant fire-breathing snakes to chase after a god and his human companion.
Gods of Egypt Screenshot
The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)

A Kalahari bushman kills a cobra for food and its skin and a man knocks a snake down onto his enemy.
The Gods Must Be Crazy
Gold of the Amazon Women (1979)

The worst fake rubber snake ever put on film jumps out of a suitcase in a murder attempt, and a second one kills a jungle guide.
The Golden Child (1986) 

Kala the Dragon Lady has the head of a woman with a long forked tongue and the body of a snake.
The Golden Child
Golden Needles (1974)

A man pours boxes full of snakes onto a floor to stop a thief from escaping.
Golden Needles Screenshot
Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000) 

Car thieves steal a Hummer with a "Snake" license plate and find out there's a real snake in it.
Gone In 60 Seconds
The Good Time Girls (Les Bonnes Femmes) (1960)

Les bonnes femmes go to a zoo to scream at the monkeys an look at some big snakes.
Good Time Girls
The Gorgon (1964) 

Medusa's sister, who is also a snake-heard Gorgon, terrorizes a German Village by turning people who look at her into stone.
The Gorgon
Greed (1924)  

A rattlesnake strikes out at a man and his mule travelling through Death Valley.
Green Snake (1993)  

Two ancient snake spirits turn into beautiful women who learn about human love and lust.
Green Snake
Guide (1965)  

A woman whose husband refuses to let her dance, sneaks away and dances a snake dance with some snakecharmers.
Guncrazy (1992)

A preacher gives out snakes to his congregation to test their faith in Jesus. He confesses later that he "de-poisoned" them with a "potato scraper." Then he gets bitten on the face by his pet rattlesnake.
Gunga Din (1939)  

Indian cultists torture a British soldier by threatening to throw him into a snake pit.
gunga din
Hair (1979)

A hippie woman dances with a Boa Constrictor in Central Park.
Kiss My Snake
Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)

A madman tries to kill millions of children by filling their halloween masks with killer bugs and snakes.
Halloween III Screenshot
Hard Target (1993)  

Jean-Claude Van Damme punches a rattlesnake in the face then makes a trap with it to kill one of his pursuers.
Hard Target
Hard Ticket To Hawaii (1987)  

A mutant killer snake shoots out of a toilet.
Hard Ticket To Hawaii
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)  

Harry fights the slowest and stupidest gigantic monster snake ever seen.
Harry and the Secret Chamber Pot
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)  

An old woman turns into a big snake and fights Harry.
The River
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

Evil villain Walmart, or whatever he's called, has a giant python following him around that the kids must kill in order to save the world.
Harry Potter Deathly Hallows 2
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 Harvey Girls (1946)

Someone puts a rattlesnake in the Harvey girls' closet to try to scare them into leaving town, so a man pulls out his pistol and shoots the snake.
Harvey Girls Screenshot
Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922)  

Live snakes, frogs, and dried fingers are tossed into a witch's potion.
The Hellbenders (The Cruel Ones) (1967)

A snake spooks some horses so it gets shot to death.
The Hellbenders
Hell's Belles (1969) 

Two fighting bikers fall into a mine full of rattlesnakes. Only one walks out.
Hell's Belles
Hell Town (Born to the West) (1937)

A rattling rattlesnake scares a woman's horse into running away out of control giving John Wayne an opportunity to chase it and play the hero by saving her.
Hell Town
Hercules (2014)

Goddess Hera is angry that her husband Zeus fathered a child with a mortal woman. She sends snakes out of a statue of herself to kill baby Hercules, but he easily kills them.
Hercules Screenshot
Hercules Against the Barbarians (1964)

Mongol soldiers lure Hercules into a pit with a big snake and try to kill him with an arrow. He wrestles the snake then kills it with the arrow.
Herculese Screenshot
Hideout in the Sun (1960)

A bank robber running from the police tries to hide in the Miami Serpentarium, which is full of snakes, including a deadly cobra that kills him.
The Hills Have Eyes (1977) 

A girl picks up a rattlesnake and makes it bite a man who is trying to kill another man.
The Hills Have Eyes
Hisss (2010)  

A King Cobra's male mate is kidnapped, so she turns into a beautiful Snake Woman to hunt down the kidnapper. She becmoes an enormous monster snake when she wants to kill someone.
Holes (2003)  

A boy makes a rattlesnake bite him to get out of a prison camp in the desert where he digs holes all day.
The Holy Mountain (1973)  

A woman knits a colorful sweater for her pet boa constrictor.
The Holy Mountain
Horns (2013) 

A man accused of murdering his girlfriend, grows devil horns and finds snakes around him that he can use as weapons.
Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993)

A snake drops out of a tree into a soldier's face, but the hero grabs it by the neck, then makes it spring back up into the tree.
Hot Shots Deux
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
The House on Skull Mountain (1974)

Snakes are used by a voodoo priest to scare his victims.
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.
The Hungry Snake Woman
I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore (2017)

A woman pursued by a man with a gun falls into a forest pond, then a venomous snake swims past her. She knocks the man into the water and the snake bites him on the face.
I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore
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
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
Immaculate Conception (1992)

A Eunuch puts a snake up his nose, a man pretends to be snake-bitten to get close to a woman, and she pranks him by sending him a cobra in a basket.
Immaculate Conception Snakes
Indiana Jones & the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)   (Movie #4 in the franchise)

Indy is pulled out of a sand pit with a snake that is used as a rope.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade (1989)   (Movie #3 in the franchise)

On a circus train we learn the origin of Indiana Jones'  fear of snakes.
Indiana Jones
Indiana Jones & the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)   (Movie #1 in the franchise)

Indiana Jones hates snakes, but he's forced to drop into a temple full of snakes.
The Born Fighter
Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom (1984)   (Movie #2 in the franchise)

A python drops onto a woman's neck and another python is cooked for dinner.
Indiana Jones
Inferno (2016)

Tom Hanks hallucinates that a cobra crawls out of his friend's coat and kills him with a bite on the neck.
The Inhuman Woman (L'inhumaine) (1924) -

A jealous man puts a venomous snake in a flower arrangement to kill a woman who rejected him.
The In-Laws (2003)

The special in a Chicago Vietnamese restaurant is a giant cooked snake on a bed of fruits and vegetables with an orange in its mouth.
The In-Laws Screenshot
Invasion of the Star Creatures (1962)

A soldier marching into an atomic test site encounters a rattlesnake and shoots it, then regrets killing it.
Island of Lost Souls (1932)

We see creepy snake specimens in jars, but more frightening are the half-human beasts we see on Dr. Moreau's island.
Island of Lost Souls
The Island (2005) 

Two human clones escape their underground utopia and the first creature they encounter is one they've never heard of - a rattlesnake. They call it mean and leave.
The Island
Jackass Forever (2022)

A rattlesnake and a rat snake are used to traumatize participants in this gross-out comedy.
Snake Screenshot
Jaws of Satan (1981) 

Rattlesnakes bite up a small town after a King Cobra possessed by Satan chases a Priest cursed by Druids.
Jaws of Satan
Jennifer (1978)  

Jennifer can control snakes and make them kill but she can't make the highschool mean girls like her.
J.O.E. and the Colonel [Humanoid Defender] (1985)

A genetically-engineered super soldier keeps a cobra to use as a source of extra power.
Joe Dakota (1957) 

A bad man's horse is spooked by a rattlesnake and he is thrown to the ground.
Joe Dakota
Joshua (Black Rider) (1976) 

A man drops a rattlesnake over a cliff onto another man who gets snakebit and dies.
Journey to the West (2013)

As a Buddhist master lectures his disciple, he pulls the fangs out of a snake's mouth to illustrate his point.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

Four video game characters fight off a giant Black Mamba and one gets herself snake-bit intentionally as a winning game strategy.

Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)

A giant Anaconda drops down and bites the head of a video game character and drags him up into the trees to die.
Jungle Book (1942)

Mowgli the jungle boy swims with a giant talking python and the king's treasure chamber in the lost city is guarded by a talking cobra.
Jungle Book
The Jungle Book (1967)

Sterling Holloway is the voice of "Kaa" the Snake in the animated musical version of Kipling's classic tales.
Jungle Book
The Jungle Book (1994)

The treasure room in the monkey temple is guarded by a giant snake.
The Jungle Book (2016)

In this version Kaa is a female python who hypnotizes Mowgli and nearly eats him.
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Jungle Cruise (2021)

An ancient Spanish explorer is bitten by a venomous snake then cursed to be made out of snakes.
Jungle Run (2021)

A woman is swallowed alive by a giant Anaconda. She uses a machete to cut herself out of the snake from the inside.
Jungle Run Screenshot
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
Jurassic World (2015)

Snake DNA from snakes in a lab is part of the recipe for disaster at a dinosaur wildlife safari park and petting zoo.
Jurassic World
The Karate Kid (2010) 

A young boy watches a Woman high on a temple practicing her martial arts with a cobra.
The Karate Kid
Keanu (2016)

A gangster has a large pet python that unintentionally terrifies people.
Keeping Up with the Joneses (2016)

Two men eat at a snake restaurant. One gets bitten by his lunch.
keeping up with the joneses
Kicks (1985)

A woman and a man play a game of thrills where they try to grab coins out of a basket with a Cobra in it without letting the snake bite them.
The Kid Brother (1927)  

Harold Lloyd picks up a stick to fight with, not knowing that there's a snake coiled around it, and when his enemy sees it, he turns around and runs.
Kid Brother
Kill Bill Part 2 (2004)  

Budd thinks he's getting a million dollars in a suitcase until a deadly black mamba hiding under the stacks of cash bites him on the face and kills him.
Kill Bill
The Killer Snakes (She sha shou) (1975) 

A bullied man learns he can use his pet snakes to get revenge.
The Killer Snakes
Kim (1950) 

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

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)

Arthur's magician, The Mage, can conjure and control snakes.

King Arthur
King Cobra (1999)  

A gigantic mutant King Cobra Eastern Diamondback hybrid escapes a science lab and terrorizes a small town.
King Cobra
King Kong (1933)  

A big gorilla fights a giant snake. (It has four legs, but everybody calls it a snake so here it is.)
King Kong
King Kong (1976)   

King Kong fights a giant python that threatesn his girlfriend.
King Kong 1976
King Serpent Island (2021)

Snake-hunting gangsters working for real estate developers fight a group of environmentalists trying to protect an island that is home to a giant snake.
King Solomon's Mines (1950)

Jungle adventurers on safari in Africa encounter pythons and cobras and mambas.
King Solomon's Mines

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
Kiss My Snake (2007)

Entertainers in a small village in Thailand use snakes, including King Cobras, in their acts.
Kiss My Snake
Komodo vs. Cobra (2005)

Scientists accidentally create a gigantic monster Komodo Dragon and a monster Cobra that battle it out in the end.
Komodo vs. Cobra
Kung Fu Hustle (2004)  

An incompetent assassin accidently dumps a cage full of snakes onto his partner who is bitten on the mouth by two cobras.
Kung Fu Hustle

Labyrinth (1986) 

The Goblin King turns his crystal ball into a snake then throws it around the neck of a teenage girl.

The Lady Eve (1941)  

Henry Fonda is an ophiologist who leaves his Amazon expedition with a pet Brazilian Glass Snake that becomes a continuing gag in the comedy.
The Lady Eve
The Lady From Shanghai (1947) 

A snake swims to the shore of a river in Mexico as we learn details about a murder plot that will happen later in the movie.
Lady From Shanghai
The Lair of the White Worm (1988)  

A Kinky snake woman vampire worships a legendary gigantic white snake.
Lair of the White Worm
Lake Placid (1999)

A group searching for a killer crocodile finds the severed head of one of its victims. When someone pokes the head with a stick, a snake crawls out of the mouth.
Lake Placid

Lake Placid vs. Anaconda (2015) (Fifth movie in the Anaconda franchise)

Giant crocodiles vs. giant snakes vs. college girls in tiny bikinis.


Snakes in Movies
Land of the Pharaohs (1955)

The second wife of a Pharaoh instructs her men to kill his first wife, the queen, with a cobra released in her room next to her son who she has given a flute and taught him to play a tune that will attract the cobra to him. This ridiculous plot works when the queen grabs the snake and falls on it to save her son.
Land Of The Pharaohs Screenshot
Last Assassins (Dusting Cliff 7) (1997)

An ex C.I.A.agent turned assassin trying to stop a terrorist from getting nuclear weapons sees a snake but nothing happens. What a let down.
Last Assassins
The Last Challenge (1967) 

A gunslinger shoots a rattlesnake for absolutely no good reason.
Hell's Belles
Last of the Clintons (1935)

A man puts a rattlesnake in a cabin to kill a guy, but it kills a different guy instead.
Last of the Clintons
The Last Wagon (1956) 

A young woman hunting for edible plants puts her hand in the wrong place and gets bitten by a rattlesnake.
The Last Wagon
Late August at the Hotel Ozone (1967)

Two women find a snake in a post-apocalyptic forest, one is terrified, the other picks it up, examines it, then kills it with her bare hands and throws it at the second woman.
Late August at the Hotel Ozone (The End of August at the Hotel Ozone
La Vouivre (1989) (IMDB)

A soldier with a head injury becomes fascinated by La Vouivre, an enchanting woman who lives in a marsh, surrounded by snakes.
Kung Fu Hustle
Le Cercle Rouge (1970)  

An alcoholic's delirium includes a Boa Constrictor in the bedroom.
Le Cercle Rouge
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010)

A family of owls has a nursemaid for their children named Mrs. P. who is a talking snake.
Olws of Gahoole Screenshot
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)

Uncle Monty is an eccentric herpetologist with snakes all over his house.
Lemony Snicket
Leolo (1993)  

Leolo has a collection of critters in his basement, including a yellow-bellied racer.
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.
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The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

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

A zoo in Pondicherry India displays a Burmese Python.
Lewis & Clark & George
Lisztomania (1975)

Franz Liszt plays a flame-throwing piano to exorcise a demon from Richard Wagner. It comes out in the form of a snake.
Lisztomania Screenshot
Live and Let Die (1973)  

A criminal gang uses Voodoo cult assassins to kill people with snakes. Bond finds a snake in his bathroom and burns it to death with a makeshift flame thrower.
Live and Let Die
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935) 

A soldier plays a snake charmer's flute and accidentally attracts a real snake.
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer
Lockjaw: Rise of the Kulev Serpent (Carnivorous) (2008)

A bunch of stupid people get killed by a stupid snake in a stupid movie starring a rapper. Just what you expect in a monster snake movie.
Lone Survivor (2013) 

A Navy Seal falls off a mountain and lands next to a rattlesnake. That would be a disaster in any other movie, but he knows the snake is not a threat, so he leaves it alone.
Lone Survivor
Lonesome Dove (1989)  

Rattlesnakes are food for pigs and cowboys. A nest of killer water moccasins create havoc in a river.
Lonesome Dove
The Look of Love (2013)

Nude women perform with pythons around their necks in a London nightclub.
The Loss of Sexual Innocence (1999)

Adam and Eve and a snake in a fruit tree.
3 Idiots
The Lost City (2022)

A man and woman are tied up in the middle of the floor of a temple that is covered with snakes.

The Lost City
Lost City of Z (2017)

A British surveyer in the Bolivian Jungle watches a rather deadly looking snake crawl beside his feet.
Lost City of Z
The Lost World (1925)

Members of an expedition in the Amazon jungle canoe past a snake wrapped around a tree branch above them.
The Lost World
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

A paleontologist hiding from a T-Rex is terrified to find a snake crawling down his shirt, so he runs right into the dinosaur's mouth.
The Lost World: Jurassic Park
Love at First Kill (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
Loving Vincent (2017)

A teen puts a snake in Vincent Van Gogh's paint box to scare him.
Lure of the Wilderness (1952) 

The Okefenokee swamp is full of dangerous Boa Constrictors and biting Cottonmouths.
Lure of the Wilderness
Lust For Gold (1949) 

A man picks up rocks to throw at a rattlesnake and uncovers a clue that might lead him to a lost gold mine.
Lust For Gold
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)  

Mad Max grabs a venomous snake that's guarding a gyro helicopter but the snake's owner makes him put it down. Later, the snake's owner flies above Max and throws the snake out of his helicopter to kill some men who are trying to kill Max.
Mad Max 2
Mademoiselle (1966)

An Italian woodcutter keeps a snake under his shirt until he needs to take it out to impress the ladies.
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
Maitresse (1975)

A professional Dominatrix keeps goldfish and snakes in an aquarium built into her black bathtub.
A Man Alone (1955) 

A gunfighter sees a rattlesnake and  blows its head off for no intelligent reason because that's how the West was won.
A Man Alone
The Manchurian Candidate (1962) 

A man bitten by a snake meets the love of his life when she stops to help him.
The Manchurian Candidate
Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966)  

A family stops to rest and find themselves close to a rattlesnake, so the father shoots at it.
Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966)
Marketa Lazarova (1967)   

 A man lying in a field with his girl is bitten by the proverbial snake in the grass.
Marketa Lazarova
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
Maverick (1994) 

Maverick is tied up on a horse with a noose around his neck tied to a tree branch, but just in case he escapes that, his captors drop a bag full of rattlesnakes on the ground below him. And of course, he falls from the horse.
May December (2023)

A middle-aged woman uses a snake to seduce a young boy in a pet store in a scene from a movie about a child-rapist.
Mean Girls (2004)

A high school girl grew up in Africa where her father was a research zoologist who carried a snake around his neck.
Mean Girls
Medicine Man (1992)

A newcomer to the Amazon is scared of a snake hanging from a beam in her hut
Medicine Man
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
Medusa (2020)

A trailer park drug-addict prostitute is bitten by a snake that turns her into the snake woman Medusa.
Megaconda (2010)

Volcanic activity frees a gigantic Anaconda from its underground lair then it crawls around a park eating everybody it finds.
Mega Python vs. Gatoroid (2011)

Gigantic Pythons and Alligators fight it out in the Everglades, while the women who created the monsters fight each other.
Mega Python vs. Gatoroid
Mega Snake (2007)  

A boy steals a forbidden snake that escapes and grows into a man-killing monster.
Mega Snake
Meltdown (High Risk aka Shu dan long wei) (1995) 

A terrorist throws dozens of deadly snakes at a woman to terrify her into doing what he wants.
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
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999)

Medusa shows up in the woods with Titania and her fairies, for no particular reason.
Midsummer Night's Dream
The Mighty Quinn (1989) 

Snakes from the local witch's collection are used to kill people.
The Mighty Quinn
A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)

In a comic scene, a man and woman sitting and flirting in the moonlight see a rattlensake crawl up to their feet. Instead of freaking out, they make jokes and leave it alone. There's also an animated rattlesnake door-handle in a hallucination scene and rattlesnake venom put in a hollow-tipped bullet to kill someone.
3 Idiots
Minari (2020)

A boy throws rocks at a snake until his grandmother teaches him not to.
The Missing (2003) 

An Indian witch hangs rattlesnakes from trees and uses their venom in his magic to murder people.
The Missing
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."
Mojin: The Worm Valley [Yun nan chong gu] (2018)

A giant monster snake guards the tomb of an ancient Emperor that holds the solution to an age old curse.
Mondo Cane (1962)

A shockumentary with snakes sold and cooked for food and a saint celebrated in Italy for getting rid of all the vipers.
Mondo Cane
Monster Python (2018)

A film crew using fake snake puppets to make a movie about a monster snake is unexpectedly attacked by a real giant snake.
Monster Python Screenshot
Monsters of the Past (1923)

A large pre-historic bird catches and eats a snake.
Monsters of the Past Screenshot
The Monster Squad (1987) (IMDB)

A squad of young monster movie fans try to stop a group of real movie monsters led by Count Dracula, including Frankenstein's monster, the wolfman, and the creature from the Black Lagoon, from taking over their town. We see a cameo of a python on a tree branch in some woods where the monsters are meeting.

Moonraker (1979)  

James Bond is thrown into a pool to fight off a giant python while beautiful women stand around watching.
Mother India (1957)

A young man teases girls with a snake and a woman trying to save her children in a flood is pestered by a snake.
Mother India
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?
The Mummy Returns (2001)

A re-incarnated Egyptian princess has a killer Asp and knows how to use it.

The Mummy Returns
Murder by Death (1976) 

A snake is put in Charlie Chan's bedroom to kill him and his son, but Chan shoots it first.
Murder by Death
Murders in the Zoo (1933)

A jealous husband kills his rivals with venom from a severed snake head, making it look like a snake bit them.
Murders in the Zoo
Mutant Python (2021)

A secluded mountain village in China is terrorized by a giant python, so they plan to sacrifice a girl to appease it.
Naag Nagin (2008)  

Chandini and Kuber are shape-shifting snakes. Snakecharmers play their flutes and Chandini dances until she turns into a cobra.
Naag Nagin
Naag Shakti (Nagadevathe) (2000) 

A snake goddess protects her followers and battles an evil vulture god. 
Naag Shakti
Nadine (1987)   

A box full of snake-handler rattlesnakes is used as a threat and a woman finds a rattlesnake in her bed.
Nagin (1976) 

A group of hunters kill a male cobra, so his mate Nagin changes into a beautiful human female in order to kill each of the hunters.
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 virtuous snake that can change into a woman marries a man and battles various thugs and a greedy holy man to protect her husband.
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.
The Naked and the Dead
Naked Obsession (Spiando Marina aka The Smile of the Fox) (1992)

A young woman in Buenos Aires keeps a pet Boa Constrictor named Tango.
Naked Obsession
The Naked Prey (1965)  

A South African jungle adventure movie with snakes for dinner, snakes for torture, and snakes just for shock value.
Naked Prey
Natural Born Killers (1994)  

Snakes and snake-depictions are featured throughout this movie, most prominently when a Navajo snake-handler is murdered, and gets revenge by filling a field full of rattlesnakes that bite his murderers.
Natural Born Killers
Nevada Smith (1966) 

A woman falls out of a canoe onto a Cottonmouth which bites her to conveniently remove her from the plot.
Nevada Smith
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
New Alcatraz (Boa) (2001) (The second movie in the Python franchise.)

A giant ancient snake comes up from a warm pocket below the ice 9,000 feet under the south pole and eats a bunch of guards at the world's highest-security prison.
The New World (2005)  

A green snake on a Native American's head painted black makes very nice jewelry.
The New World
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
Nigahen: Nagina Part II (1989) 

Cobras guard a jewel that can make a greedy holy man powerful unless a snake woman's daughter stops him.
Nigahen Nagina
Night at the Museum (2006)   

Everything comes alive at night in the museum, including the albino pythons.
Night at the Museum
The Night Evelyn Came Out of The Grave (1971)

A man uses a snake to kill another man.
Night of the Cobra Woman (1972)  

A woman, bitten by a unique species of cobra, ingests the cobra's venom and has sex with young men to stay eternally young. The sex sucks the years out of the men, leaving them wrinkled and deformed. Then she sheds her skin. She changes into a cobra at the end.
Night of the Cobra Woman
Nightmare Alley (2021)

A carnival sideshow features a wild man in a pit full of snakes who bites the head off a live chicken.
NIghtmare Alley Screenshot
Nightwish (1989)

A man whacks a rattlesnake to protect his girlfriend, and a psycho locks a gopher snake in a box to punish it.
Noah (2014)  

A herd of snakes crawl onto the ark along with frogs and lizards.
Nomadland (2020)

A woman who lives in a van tries on an albino python at a reptile zoo.
The Northman (2022)

A he-witch throws a snake that turns into a rope which is needed to get inside a tomb.
The Northman Screenshot
Nowhere In Africa (2001)

A hawk drops a snake into the middle of a girls field hockey game.
3 Idiots
Nowhere Land (2000)

A hiker distracts a rattlesnake from biting a woman by getting it to bite his boot.

A fleeing man's foot gets stuck between some rocks, trapping him next to several coiled rattlesnakes. When he finally moves, he is bitten and dies.
Nowhere Land
Octopussy (1983)  

James Bond's contact man in India is a snake charmer with a cobra in a basket.
Bond also lies down to hide from some hunters in the jungle when a snake crawls over him.
Old Yeller (1957)

After a young boy pulls a lizard and a frog out of his pockets, his mother reaches in and pulls out a snake. She throws it to the floor in disgust and orders him to put it outside and to never pick up a snake again.
Old Yeller
Once Upon a Time in America (Extended Director's Cut) (1984)

Shakespeare's Cleopatra commits suicide by snakebite.
One Million B.C. (1940)

A cave man and cave woman encounter a giant snake in a jungle, then a giant Coatimundi grabs the snake in its mouth, pulls it off the tree, and starts to eat it.
One Million Years B.C. (1966)

A snake is used to illustrate the example of a creature that must "kill to live."

Snakes in Movies
Only the Brave (2017)

A widlfire firefighter is bitten by a rattlesnake and is rushed to the hospital for treatment where one of his friends brings him the tail of the rattlesnake for luck.
Only The Brave Screenshot
Ophelia (2018)

Ophelia learns that Claudius killed Hamlet's father with snake venom he got from a witch.
A snake crawls over Ophelia's fancy shoes as she hides in the woods.
Ophelia uses the witch's snake venom to fake her death.
Orgy of the Dead (1965)

A snake-worshipping female ghoul dances topless in a graveyard, accompanied by a rattling rattlesnake rattle.
Orgy of the Dead Screenshot
Outback (2019)

American tourists lost in the Australian outback encounter deadly snakes.
The Package (2018)

A rattlesnake bites a severed penis stored in a plastic bag that fell out of a cooler. I did not make that up.
The Package Screenshot
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.
Pather Panchali (1955)  

After a family leaves their ancestral country home to move to the city in order to survive we see a snake crawl in the front door.
Pather Panchali
Paul Temple Returns (Bombay Waterfront) (1952) IMDB

This British mystery is the last in a series of four films about the amateur detective Paul Temple. Here he searches for a serial killer who is terrorizing London using the name "The Marquis."

A snake (a large python) is left in a room to guard it from intruders. It's really just a plot device to enable the hero to shoot at the floor. He misses the snake, but breaks the floor tile the snake was crawling on, exposing a secret hiding place that the snake is protecting.

Using a snake as a guard is a nice exotic addition to a movie but in reality it's a bad idea because snakes will try to hide at any opportunity, unlike a guard dog.

(Thanks to the person who sent me the picture and told me about the movie.)
The Born Fighter
Pee Wee's Big Adventure (1985)  

Pee Wee rescues some disgusting gartersnakes from a pet shop fire then faints from the horror of it.
The Born Fighter
Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010) 

Medusa has a head full of snakes, but don't look at them or you will turn to stone.
Percy Jackson
Pericolo negli abissi (1977) 

Two women snorkeling in the ocean are bitten by a venomous sea snake and killed.
Pericolo negli abissi
The Perils of Pauline (1914) 

A Gypsy woman hides a snake under flowers in a basket and gives it to a woman hoping it will bite her and kill her. Her boyfriend finds it and whips it to death.
The Perils of Pauline
Phobia (1980) 

A man being treated for his fear of snakes by being forced to touch them is murdered by rattlesnake bite.
Piranhaconda (2012) 

Giant snakes that are hybrids of piranhas and anacondas protect their nest of eggs, killing anybody who gets in their way.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

A fear of snakes causes a bunch of men to fall to their deaths, and a voodoo priestess has a pet python.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

Blackbeard's daughter picks up a venomous snake and holds it in Jack Sparrow's face, but leaves him unharmed.
Pirates of the Caribbean Screenshot
Platoon (1986)

An Army grunt fighting in the war in Viet Nam finds that there are many dangers in the jungle besides enemy soldiers, including snakes.
Snakes in Movies
The Player (1992) 

A movie studio executive receives a rattlesnake post card then finds that someone put a real rattlesnake in his SUV to scare him and/or bite him.
The Player
Poker Run (2009) 

A camper looking for a place to go to the bathroom in the desert at night falls down next to a rattlesnake.
Poker run
Posse from Hell (1961) 

A group of murderous escaped convicts kidnap a woman and leave her tied up next to a rattlesnake.
Posse From Hell
Prehistoric Women (1950)

A caveman discovers how to make fire then immediately uses it to fight a python that's minding its own business on a tree branch above him.
Prehistoric Women Screenshot
Prey (2022)

A rattlesnake preys on a mouse and then becomes prey itself.
Prey Screenshot
The Primitive Man (Brute Force) (1914)

A very large snake crawls around several cave people who wisely run away from it.
Primitive Man Screenshot
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)

An evil assasin can control snakes to use them as weapons.
Prince of Persia

Prisoners (2013)

A detective looking for abducted children opens some storage boxes and finds some of them full of snakes.

Python (2000)  (The first movie in the Python franchise)

A 129 foot mutant python pukes acid and eats human flesh.
Python 2 (2002)  (The third movie in the Python franchise)

A 185 foot long 12 ton mutant acid-spitting monster snake gets loose on a Russian millitary base.

Python Island (2022)

Villagers go to a forbidden island where they are attacked by the giant snakes that guard the island's magic plants.
Python Island Screenshot
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
Race With the Devil (1975) 

Devil cultists put some rattlesnakes inside a Winnebago to kill some unhappy campers.
Race With the Devil
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.
Rampage (1963) 

An animal trapper in Malaysia shoots a venomous snake too high up in a tree to be of any danger.
Rango (2011) 

Notorious gunfighter Rattlesnake Jake is an animated Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake.
Rattled (1996) 

Angry murderous rattlesnakes are on the rampage because people make too much noise.
(It's hard to blame them...)
Rattlers (1976) 

Mutant rattlesnakes invade a town after a rogue Army colonel contaminated them with stolen nerve gas.
Rattlesnake (2019)

Rattlesnakes that are "tools of the devil" appear and bite people.
The Rattlesnake (1913)

As two men fight over a woman, one is accidentally killed by a rattlesnake. The surviving man catches the snake and keeps it at his home. After the woman he loves marries another man, the man puts the rattlesnake in her husband's bed to try to kill him.

The Red Pony (1949)

A young boy collects frogs and snakes in his school lunch box.

The Red Pony
The Reptile (1966)

A curse put on her by a snake cult forces Anna Franklyn to change into a scaley-skinned large-fanged snake woman.
The Reptile
Resurrection (1980) 

A woman pets a two-headed snake then develops miraculous healing powers.
The Resurrection of Jake The Snake (2015)

A broken down wrestler, who used snakes in the ring, fights addiction and physical decripitude.
Jake The Snake
The Rhythm Section (2020)

A giant syringe full of a deadly snake venom is used as a murder weapon.
Ring Of Terror (1962) 

A rattlesnake crawls into a car terrifying a couple so the man tosses it out and stomps it to death.
Ring of Terror
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 River's Edge (1957) 

Three fugitives find a rattlesnake in a cave and shoot it.
The River's Edge
River's End (2005)

This movie is a veritable feast of snake scenes: a teacher lectures with a snake in his classroom, a boy is bullied by boys who put a snake in his pants, a man kills a rattlesnake for lunch, and a rattlesnake is used as a weapon.
River's End Screenshot
Road to Zanzibar (1941) 

Bob Hope finds a snake in the bed of his jungle tent.
Road to Zanzibar
Road Trip (2000)

A college student tries to feed a mouse to a Burmese Python, but the snake refuses to eat. He forgets that he's still holding the mouse and leans over the snake which swallows the mouse and his hand, causing him to freak out and swing the snake around the room, eventually dislodging the snake and throwing it teeth first into the throat of another student.
Road Trip
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)

The Sheriff of Nottingham employs a witch whose basement full of witchcraft supplies includes a snake.
Robin Hood
Robinson Crusoe (1954)

While searching for gold, a mutineer finds a snake in a box full of grain. He blows its head off with a pistol and continues his plundering.
Robo Vampire (1988)

Vampire coffins are full of snakes that keep the vampires company when they're sleeping.
Romancing the Stone (1984)

A man and woman take shelter in a crashed drug-smuggling airplane in the Colombian jungle. He sees a venomous snake crawling next to her head, so he kills it with a machete. Then he eats the snake.
Romancing the Stone
RRR (2022)

A captive man catches a snake then throws it at his torturer who is bitten on the arm. His friend finds him dying in the street and makes a snakebite cure to save him.
RRR Screenshot
Run for the Sun (1956)

A man an woman walking through the Mexican jungle to escape Nazi war criminals encounter a snake on a branch overhead.
Run for the Sun screenshot
The Sadist (1963)

A leering psycho killer falls into an abandoned well full of rattlesnakes, and we cheer for the snakes.
The Sadist
Sahara (2017)

A teenaged cobra, his scorpion best friend, and a stoner teen snake take a road trip across the Sahara desert to rescue a teen girl snake held captive by an evil snake charmer.
Sahara Screenshot
Santa Sangre (1989) 

A man pulls a large Burmese Python out of his pants.

Santa Sangre
Sati Naag Kanya (1983)

A snake princess marries a prince then suffers from the curse of a snake whose husband was accidentally killed by the prince.
Sati Naag Kanya
Savage Sam (1963)

A snake spotted crawling on the ground near a snapping turtle is interpreted to mean that a rain storm is on the way, shortly before it starts pouring rain.
The Scorpion King (2002)

An evil conqueror forces his Sorceress slave to use her psychic powers to avoid several deadly cobras, but she uses one of them against him.
The Scorpion King
Serena (2014) 

The boss's new wife proves her worth by importing a trained eagle to catch rattlesnakes that are biting men at his logging site.
The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988) 

A snake shoots out of the mouth of a Haitian zombie corpse bride and bites the face of an American scientist.
3 Idiots
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 causes thousands of deadly snakes to attack a man who killed their cult leader, along with everyone around him.
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
Shadow of the Hawk (1976) 

The ghost of a Native American shaman dances around with a deadly snake then uses her magic to send it to another shaman to bite him.
Shadow of the Hawk
Shalako (1968) 

Sean Connery picks up a rattlesnake and whips it to death on the ground because he's a yellow-bellied sissy who's afraid of a little ole snake.
She Demons (1958)

A woman walks under a tree with a python in it so the hero can save her.
She Demons
Sheena (1984)

Sheena helps Vic climb a tree to hide from mercenaries who want to kill them. When Vic comes face to face with a large snake, the Queen of the Jungle simply moves it out of his way.
Sheena Screenshot
Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace (1962)

Sherlock Holmes finds a hidden compartment with a priceless necklace guarded by a snake.
Sheshnaag (1990)

Pritam and Bano are two wish-fullfilling snakes who have changed into human form. They are pursued by the demon Aghori who wants to catch them and make himself immortal. Bhola, a snake worshipper, helps them escape, so they protect him and his sister.
Shoot the Living and Pray for the Dead (1971)

A woman hostage of a band of outlaws making for Mexico lies down on a blanket to take a nap. A snake crawls up to her but the hero of the movie quickly shoots its head off.
Shoot the Living and Pray For the Dead Screenshot
Shotgun (1955) 

Apaches tie a man to stakes with rawhide that slowly tightens, pulling his head closer to a rattlesnake that is also tied to a stake.
Shotgun Stories (2007)

A man uses a Cottonmouth to kill a dog that belongs to his half brother, and doing so, escalates a family feud to violence and bloodshed.
Shotgun Stories
The Show (1927) 

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

Mutant rattlesnakes invade a town because the construction projects of greedy land developers woke them up out of hibernation.
Silent Predators
Silent Tongue (1993) 

We see rattlesnakes in the background and a Native American woman roasts one on a stick and eats it.
Silent Tongue
Silent Venom (Sea Snakes) (2009)

A bunch of extra-deadly mutated snakes are brought onto a submarine.
Silent Venom
Sirens (1993) 

A large Australian python keeps showing up in the movie. I don't know why.
Sisters of Death (1976)

A psycho locks a woman inside a basement room with a rattlesnake to kill her, and his crazy plan actually works.

Six Days Seven Nights (1998)   

Harrison Ford pulls a snake out of Anne Heche's underpants and throws it away.
Six Days Seven Nights
Slave of the Cannibal God (The Mountain of the Cannibal God) (1978)

A group traveling in a jungle in Borneo encounter lots of snakes, including snakes that try to eat them, and snakes that are eaten by cannibals.
Slave of the Cannibal God Screenshot
Sleepy Hollow (1999)

Three snakes pop out of a witch's eye sockets and her mouth. Two of them hold her eyeballs in their mouths.
Sleepy Hollow screenshot
Slipstream (2007)

A library shot of a rattlesnake shows up in the middle of this maddening attempt to illustrate insanity - or maybe the movie is just trying to drive the viewers crazy...
Six Days Seven Nights
Snake Club - Revenge of the Snake Woman (2013) 

A snake woman attacks men at the Garden of Eden gentlemen's club.
Snake Club
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 Eyes (2021)

Three giant ancient anacondas in a large underground chamber are used to test if a Ninja candidate is pure of heart. If he isn't, they eat him. If he is, they crawl away.
Snake Girl (Kazuo Umezu's Horror Theater: The Harlequin Girl) (2005)

A Japanese schoolgirl encounters snakes, snake myths, and snake people in a mountain village.
Snake Girl
The Snake Girl (1974) 

An evil woman throws her adopted sister into a snake pit to die but she mates with a snake and Snake Girl is born.
The Snake Girl
The Snake Girl (2006)   

A girl turns into a cobra in a Nigerian (Nollywood) twist on the snake woman theme.
The Snake Girl
The Snake God (1970)

The Snake God lusts after a beautiful Italian woman.
The Snake God
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, Spoiler Alert!, is full of killer snakes.
Snake Island
Snakeman (The Snake King) (2005)  

A gigantic human-eating 7-headed snake guards a fountain of youth in the Amazon jungle.
Snake People (Isle of the Snake People) (1971)

A snake priestess dances with snakes and turns people into zombies.
Snake People
The Snake Pit (1948)

There are no snakes in this movie, but there is a snake pit - one filled with people with mental illness. Sometimes the title is enough...
Snaker (The Snake King's Child, aka Ghost Wife 2) (2001)

Soraya is the child of a woman and a snake god. She grows up to be a beautiful woman with snakes covering her head who falls in love with a mortal.
Snakes (aka Fangs) (1974)  

An old snake collector kills off his enemies with venomous snakes.
Snakes (Snake/Serpent of Death) 2018

An expedition to an uninhabited island to searh for a plant with miraculous healing powers encounters giant monster snakes.
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.
Snakes on a Train
The Snake Woman (1961)  

A herpetologist injects his pregnant wife with medicine made of snake venom. Her daughter is born an unblinking, cold-blooded snake woman who runs away to live in the wild where she changes between a woman and a venomous cobra, terrorizing an English village.

Snake Woman's Curse
Snake Woman's Curse (Kaidan hebi-onna) (1968)

A feudal landlord and his family are tormented by the curse of a woman they abused.
Snake Woman's Curse
Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) 

Snow White is surrounded by branches that turn into snakes in the magic dark woods.
Snow White and the Huntsman
Soldier (1998) 

A supersoldier is left for dead on a planet used as a garbage dump that's also filled with dangerous snakes.
Soldier Blue (1970) 

Candice Bergan, who lived with Indians and learned their ways, cooks some snake meat and feeds it to a wounded soldier.
Soldier Blue
The Sorcerer and the White Snake (2011)

Green Snake and White Snake are beautiful snake women who can change their forms into snakes, into women, or into a combination of both. White Snake marries a mortal man who doesn't know she's a snake woman, but a master monk who kills demons tries to keep them apart to protect him from her.
Sorcerer and White Snake
The Southerner (1945) 

A young girl dangles a snake in front of her great grandmother to scare her.
The Southerner
Spasms (1983) (IMDB)

A gigantic snake is caught on a distant island and brought to a university in the US so they can study it, but surprise surprise, it escapes and starts to kill people. That hardly ever happens in movies. You barely get to see the snake here, and when you do, you wish you hadn't. Sometimes the imagination is more interesting than cheap special effects and bad lighting.
The Speckled Band (1931) 

Sherlock Holmes solves a mystery involving a venomous snake used to kill a woman.
The Speckled Band
The Spiders: Chapter 1 (1919)  

An adventurer saves an island princess from a big Burmese python.
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring (2003)

A boy tortures a snake and an old monk is re-incarnated as a snake.
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring
Sssssss (1973)

A mad scientist adores his pet boa, kills his enemies with snakes, and turns a man into a King Cobra.
Stanley (1972)  

Tim lives in a shack in the everglades with his pet rattlesnake Stanley who kills people on his command.
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)  

Pythons roam Yoda's jungle planet and there's a California Kingsnake in his kitchen.
Empire Strikes Back
Stop Loss (2008)   

A soldier on leave picks up a rifle and shoots a rattlesnake to save his buddy. Then, like true Texans, they barbecue it and eat it.
Stop Loss
Storybook (1994)

An evil Queen rules an enchanted land with a talking cobra named Hiss.
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
Strange New World (1975)

On post-apocalyptic Earth, snakes roam around the former site of a zoo, and the zoo inhabitants use a pit full of snakes for capital punishment.
Stripped to Kill (1987)

An exotic dancer uses a snake in her act at a strip club.
Stripped to Kill Screenshot
Suburbicon (2017)

Two young boys bond over baseball and a pet snake as their parents' world descends into racism and violence.
Superman II (1980) 

A villianous superwoman from Krypton lands on earth, picks up a snake and it bites her on the hand. She doesn't like that so she shoots laser beams out of her eyes and burns it to death.
Superman II
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.
Swamp Women
Swamp Thing (1982)

A hired thug pulls a venomous snake out of his pants pocket and uses it to kill a man.

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 Sword and the Sorcerer (1982)

A giant snake wraps its body around an unconscious princess until the hero saves her.
Synchronic (2019)

A woman in the city takes a drug that takes her into a swamp in the past where a rattlesnake crawls up and bites her.
Synchronic Screenshot
Tales of Terror (1962) 

A drunk hallucinates a rattlesnake in his bed and a boa constrictor on his furniture.
Tales of Terror
Talk To Her (Habla con ella) (2002)

A man meets a woman and takes her home but she runs back to him in fear of a snake she found in her house. He goes inside and kills it for her.
The Tall Texan (1953)

A man shoots a rattlesnake, then picks it up and uses it to whip another man.
The Tall Texan
Tarzan and His Mate (1934)

Hunters in an African jungle walk past a pythonin a tree that strikes out at them.
Tarzan and His Mate
Tarzan and the Amazons 1945

A hidden city in Africa populated by warrior women is decorated with snakes made of gold.
Tarzan and the Amazons
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
Tarzan the Ape Man (1981)

Jane is attacked by a giant snake but Tarzan saves her.

Tarzan the Ape Man Screenshot
Tarzana, the Wild Woman (1969)

A female version of Tarzan rides around naked on an elephant calling to the animals, including the snakes.
Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970)

A woman performs a snake dance in a brothel for decadent rich men.
Taste the Blood of Dracula
Tears of the Black Tiger (2000)

Instead of shooting his opponent, a gunfighter shoots a snake on a branch over his head, to save his life.
Tears of the Black Tiger
Telefon (1977)   

A rattlesnake kept in a terrarium in a bar gets loose so Texas law men blow its head off.
The Ten Commandments (1956)

Moses turns his staff into a cobra to prove the power of his God to the Pharaoh. The Pharaoh then turns his staffs into two cobras, but Moses' cobra defeats them.
10 Commandments Screenshot
The Tender Warrior (1971)

We see several snakes in a Georgia swamp. A poacher digs a pit and covers it with vegetation and puts a rattlesnake in it to make a trap to hurt a young boy who keeps releasing the animals he traps.
Tender Warrior Screenshot
Terrorvision (1986)

A woman named Medusa with a head full of snakes hosts a television show called "Medusa's Midnight Horrorthon."
The Terror Within (1989)

One of the last surviving humans on earth catches a rattlesnake in the desert and slices it open for food.

The Terror Within
Texas Across the River (1966) 

A Comanche medicine man intends to kill a woman with rattlesnakes in a death ceremony until fast-drawing cowboys shoot up all them nasty varmints.
Texas Across The River
Them That Follow (2019)

Members of a snake-handling church test their faith by handling venomous snakes.

Them That Follow
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...
The Thief of Bagdad (1924) 

A snake kept in an orb on top of a scepter is used as a murder weapon.
Thief of Baghdad
The Thin Red Line (1998)

American soldiers in the middle of a World War II battle on Guadalcanal Island encounter a large snake.
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005)

A man climbs into a hole in a rock to rest, but a rattlesnake inside bites him.
3 burials of me
Thomasine & Bushrod (1974)

A U.S. Marshall tortures an outlaw by hanging him over a snake pit full of rattlesnakes. When he refuses to talk, he cuts the rope to drop him into the pit.
The Tomb of Love (The Indian Tomb) (1959)  

Scantily-clad Debra Paget dances with a cobra to appease a snake goddess.
Tomb of Love

Tyranno's Claw (Tirannoui baltob) (1994)

A caveman finds a nest full of eggs in a tree. When he starts eating them a snake climbs down and kills him.

Snake Screenshot
Tommy (1975)

Snakes crawl around Tommy's skeleton in the bizarre Acid Queen song scene with Tina Turner.
Tommy Screenshot
The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism (Die Schlangengrube und das Pendel) (1967)

A woman in a ball gown is forced to stand above a pit full of snakes on a wooden beam that is slowly moving into a wall. When the beam disappears there will be nothing left for her to stand on and she will fall into the snake pit.
To the Devil a Daughter (1976)

A Satanist with magic powers calls a man on the telephone, then wraps a rope around the phone to make the man believe there is a deadly snake wrapped around his hand to force him to give up some information or die. After he gives up the information, the snake disappears.
A Touch of Sin (Tian zhu ding) (2013) 

A woman sits on display inside an open glass box with snakes at her feet outside it.
A Touch of Sin
Tourist Trap (1979) 

A woman stops to rest her arm on a branch that turns out to be a snake.
Tourist Trap
Tracks (2013)

A  young woman and her camels walk 1,700 miles through an Australian desert teeming with reptiles but we only get to see one lousy snake.
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 Tree of Life (2011) (IMDB)

During an abstract section of beautiful nature images we see a banded sea snake swimming on top of the water as we follow it from below.
The Tree of Life
The Trial of Billy Jack (1974) 

Billy Jack goes on a vision quest and finds a lot of snakes lying around on the ground in a cave that he must get past to continue his journey.
The Trial of Billy Jack
Triangle of Sadness (2022) (IMDB)

Nominated for Academy Awards for Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Director, and Best Screenplay, this movie satires the relationships between the rich and the working class and between power and beauty. After a small group of survivors from a cruise for the ultra-wealthy is shipwrecked on a beach, they huddle together in a raft at night. Strange loud noises from the dark jungle scare them and us as well. The camera shows us two Boa Constrictors crawling in some vines towards the raft, just to scare us even more, but that fright is never paid off. Unfortunately for this list, an army of snakes did not descend on the raft, nobody is bitten or strangled by snakes and nobody heroically fights them off. The snakes are simply never shown again. I know I'm always begging for a more realistic treatment of snakes in movies, and that's what this is, but I was still disappointed, having learned to expect misinformation and over-dramatization.

The Trial of Billy Jack
True Grit (1969) 

A girl falls into an abandoned mine full of rattlesnakes and is rescued by a one-eyed U.S. Marshall who shoots the snakes.
True Grit
True Grit (2010) 

A girl falls into an abandoned mine full of rattlesnakes and one bites her. She is rescued by a one-eyed U.S. Marshall who shoots the snakes.
True Grit
Turkey Shoot (Escape 2000) (1982)

A prisoner in a re-education camp is set free to be hunted to the death by a hunter. When she ducks into a hole to hide from her hunter, she finds a corpse with a snake crawling out of the skull.
Turkey Shoot
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
Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970) 

A cowboy decapitates a rattlesnake. A nun shakes its rattles.They both eat it.
2 mules for sister sara
Ular (Python's Pit) 2013

People win a contest to take a dream vacation to an island resort, only to find that it's infested with giant man-eating snakes.
Uncommon Valor (1983)

A Viet Nam war veteran crawling through a drainage pipe in Laos s bitten on the hand by a python, so he cuts its head off with a knife.
Uncommon Valor Screenshot
Unearthed (2007)

A man tricks a woman into getting bitten by a rattlesnake.
Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)

An American woman fixing up a house in Italy sees a snake crawl in her bedroom window.
Under The Tuscan Sun
U.S. Marshals (1998)

A fugitive on the lam rows a boat past a snake on a branch in a swamp.
Vanishing Point (1971) 

A man who lives in the desert collects rattlesnakes to trade for food with a group of snake-handling Christian faith-healers.
Vanishing Point
Vanishing Point (1997)

A man who lives in the desert collects rattlesnakes to trade for food with a Native American medicine man.
Vanishing Point 1997
The Veil Episode 4: Food on the Table (1958)

Hundreds of venomous snakes crawl aboard a ship, killing some sailors. The captain accidentally brings one of the snakes back in his suitcase that bites his wife.

The Veil Screenshot
The Velvet Vampire (1971)

As a woman vampire prepares to bite a man on the neck, a sidewinder crawls towards a sunbathing woman lying on the ground, then climbs up onto her leg and bites her.
Venom (1981) 

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

Sleeping rattlesnakes made mutants by the military in Desert Storm invade a town after an earthquake wakes them.
Vipers (2008) 

Genetically-enhanced vipers invade a remote island town and kill and eat everybody they can find.
Virgin Sacrifice (Fury of the Jungle) (1959)

Snakes 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
The Virgin Spring (1960) 

A shaman in the woods gives a woman a dried snake as a cure for her anguish. This is a Bergman movie, so she's going to need a lot more than that....
Virgin Spring
Virtuosity (1995) 

A nanotech developer cuts the tail off an android snake to demonstrate how it can quickly heal and grow a new tail.
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
Voyager (Homo Faber) (1991) 

A snake crawls onto a sleeping woman and bites her, proving that all snakes want to do is kill people.
Walkabout (1971)  

A boy and a teenage girl lost in the Australian desert encounter lots of wildlife including pythons up in trees.
Walker (1987)

An American mercenary in a Nicaraguan jungle finds a Boa Constrictor crossing his path.
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)   

 A young boy picks up a rattlesnake with his bare hand and throws it to his brother.
Walk Hard
Wanda Nevada (1979)

A young girl searching for gold in a tight space in a desert canyon squeezes her way past two rattling rattlesnakes and nobody gets hurt.
Wanda Nevada Screenshot

War on Everyone (2016)

A topless dancer backstage at a strip club holds an albino python around her shoulders. Some snakes have all the luck.

Wayne's World (1992) 

A rock singer wears a Burmese Python around her shoulders in a rock 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
Welcome to the Jungle (2013)

A woman on a team-building retreat on a tropical island is bitten on the leg by a snake which leads to some unusual attempts to help her before they realize it's not a venomous snake.
We're No Angels (1955) 

Three escaped convicts carry around a pet viper that kills people.
We're No Angels
Westworld (1973)

At WestWorld amusement park, bar fights, saloon girls, and shooting robot rattlesnakes are part of the authentic cowboy experience you paid for ... until the machines go haywire and fight back.
Westworld (Season 1) (2016)

An amusement park with robot rattlesnakes and a woman with the coolest full body snake tattoo ever.
Westworld TV
Where the River Runs Black (1986)

A priest in the Amazon jungle breaks his vows then is drowned by a large snake in a river.
The White Balloon (1995) 

A 7-year-old girl is harassed by snake charmers.
The White Balloon
White Huntress (1954) 

Snakes are on the attack in several scenes in this jungle adventure movie.
White Huntress
White Line Fever (1975)  

Greedy corporate bosses try to kill an independent trucker by putting a rattlesnake in his truck.
White Line Fever
The Whole Truth (2016)

A motorcycle drives by as a snake crosses a road.
Wild (2014)

A woman hiking the Pacific Crest Trail is startled by a rattlesnake on the trail but sensibly just walks around it.

Wild America (1997)

Three young brothers, searching for a cave full of bears, find the cave entrance blocked by a den of rattlesnakes they must walk through.

Wild America
Wild Cactus (1993) 

A man stranded in the desert puts a rattlesnake in a bag. He makes it back home then tells his kidnapper he can find what he wants in the bag. End of kidnapper.
Wild Cactus
The Wild Women of Wongo (1958) 

Giant pythons hanging out on branches scare the men of Wongo and Guna.
The Wild Women of Wongo
Wind Across the Everglades (1958)

An outlaw poacher named Cottonmouth carries a pet venomous snake in his pocket.
Wind Across the Everglades
The Winning of Barbara Worth (1926) 

A cowboy shoots a rattlesnake for absolutely no good reason.
The Winning of Barbara Worth
Witch Hunt (1994)

In a world where magic is widely and openly used in daily events, snakes are sometimes conjured up.
The Witches (1990)

A witch tries to lure a young boy with a snake so she can abduct him.
The Witches Screenshot
The Witches (2020)

A witch tries to lure a young boy with a snake so she can abduct him. The Grand High Witch wears a dress with a snake wrapped around it as decoration.
The Witches Screenshot

The Witches Screenshot
The Witches of Eastwick (1987)

A woman tells the devil of her fear of snakes and later he fills her bed with snakes to torment her.
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 Wolverine (2013)

Viper is a beautiful snakewoman with a forked tongue who spits venom and sheds her skin (and hair.)
The Wolverine
The Woman Eater (Womaneater) (1958) 

An Amazon witchdoctor dances with snakes in a ceremony to sacrifice a woman to a woman-eating tree.
The Womaneater
Women in Cages (1971) 

A snake crawls through a barred prison window then a woman prisoner puts it on her cellmate to kill her but her friend smashes it and throws it at the guards who come to investigate.
Women In Cages
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
Women of the Prehistoric Planet (1966) 

A boa constrictor terrifies a woman in this terrifyingly bad movie.
Women of the Prehistoric Planet
The World's Fastest Indian (2005) 

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

Xtro (1982)

A young boy's pet snake escapes from its cage and falls into a salad where it is dressed, tossed, then hammered to death.

Xtro Screenshot
The Yearling (1946) 

A man doesn't watch where he puts his hand and a rattlesnake bites him so he shoots it.
The Yearling
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.
The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2013)

A boy freezes when he sees a rattlesnake near him, so his father shoots the snake.
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