Anaconda | 1997
A giant, and largely computer generated, snake picks off members of a jungle expedition in this tongue-in-cheek thriller.
Although much of the movie was shot in the jungle around Manaus in Brazil, you don’t have to travel quite so far to enjoy the Anaconda experience. Watch how the lush foliage gives way to, er, palm trees toward the film’s climax.
Its tropical foliage has been seen in Tarzan movies, Road to... movies, TV’s Fantasy Island (the kitschy little Queen Anne cottage is here), classics such as George Cukor’s The Women and William Wyler’s The Best Years of Our Lives, a couple of Alfred Hitchcock movies (Notorious and Under Capricorn), and literally hundreds of others, including 2011’s Bridesmaids. Visit the Arboretum at 301 North Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia, east of Pasadena.