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Tarot in Movies

Tarottottes visitors have spotted tarot or oracle decks/cards in the following movies. If you know of one or want to help add information, Click Here or click anywhere you see "Unknown".


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Show:American Nightmare

Scene:Seven friends call a pirate radio show on Halloween. A serial killer listens in as they confess their biggest fears. The killer is intent on bringing his efforts to bear while utilizing their fears to scare them to death.

Characters:David R. Dean as Tarot Reader.
Deck:Unknown
Date:2002
Movie
Show:Beyond the Door III

Scene:A Professor named Andromolek who is actually a Satanist, lures students to Yugoslavia under the pretense of a class trip. Once there, he sacrifices students to Satan. One girl is a virgin and the key to bringing the dark overlord into our realm. She must lose her virginity before she loses her life.

Characters:Bo Svenson as Professor Andromolek.
Deck:Unknown
Date:1989
Movie
Show:Bones

Scene:While she was reading the cards in relation to the spirit, Bones reaches out of the shadows and touches her.

Characters:Pam Grier as Pearl, Snoop Doggy Dogg as Bones.
Deck:Unknown back was black with white sun.
Date:2001
Movie
Show:Caught Up

Scene:Vanessa reads the tarot cards for Daryl the reading angers him, yet it foretells the situations and events that occur in the film's plot with great accuracy. The tarot cards shown in the spread are the Fool (Daryl), Wheel of Fortune, Six of Pentacles, Three of Swords, Devil, Tower, and Death.

Characters:Cynda Williams as Vanessa, Bokeem Woodbine as Daryl.
Deck:Tarot of the Witches
Date:1998
Movie
Show:Cleo from 5 to 7

Scene:Fortune teller predicts stomach cancer for Cleo

Characters:Corinne Marchand as Florence.
Deck:Unknown
Date:1962
Movie
Show:Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers

Scene:Cheech and Chong are in a restaurant counting money at a table by a window. A gypsy is sitting at a table outside the window and sees them counting money so she comes in and tells them she can tell them something important, but they have to pay her. After they start giving her money, she begins laying out the cards.

Characters:Cheech Marin as Louis, Tommy Chong as Lucian, Rae Dawn Chong as The Gypsy.
Deck:Unknown
Date:1984
Movie
Show:Dangerous Liaisons

Scene:Madame de Rosemonde lays the cards as a game or meditation whilst Vicomte de Valmont attempts to get Cecile de Volanges, played by Uma Thurman, alone to seduce her.

Characters:Mildred Natwick as Madame de Rosemonde, John Malkovich as Vicomte de Valmont.
Deck:Visconti-Sforza Pierpont Morgan Tarot
Date:1988
Movie
Show:Dead Alive (aka Braindead)

Scene:The cards show up as a type of foreshadowing in the earlier part of the movie when tarot cards are unearthed by a fortuneteller.

Characters:Timothy Balme as Lionel.
Deck:Thoth Tarot, but Looks like they altered it.
Date:1992
Movie
Show:Dr. Terror's House of Horrors

Scene:Dr. Schreck the sinister fortune-telling doctor appears on a train, introducing himself to the 5 passengers in the mostly deserted car as a doctor of metaphysics. He then drops a deck of Tarot cards (he calls them his "House of Horrors"), which the passengers ask him about. This leads to telling the fortunes (deaths) of the five passengers. Naturally, the terrified passengers then try to (unsuccessfully) escape their fate.

Characters:Peter Cushing as Dr. Schreck.
Deck:Unknown
Date:1965
Movie
Show:Echoes of Enlightenment

Scene:

Characters:Gloria Pryor as Sara, Tarot reader.
Deck:Unknown
Date:2001
Movie
Show:Exorcist III

Scene:In a dream sequence the Giant Rider-Waite is used and the Hanged Man card is emphasized. In the psychiatrist's office, there is a poster of the Hanged Man card from the Renaissance Tarot.

Characters:
Deck:Giant Rider-Waite
Date:1990
Movie
Show:Games

Scene:A married couple involve themselves in collecting fantastic objects of art and passing the time by playing strange games either on each other or on outsiders. They make a chance meeting with an Lisa a older cosmetics saleswoman, who also happens to be an adept reader of tarot cards. The three of them become involved in pranks that lead to a series of deaths.

Characters:Simone Signoret as Lisa.
Deck:Rider-Waite Tarot
Date:1967
Movie
Show:The Gift

Scene:Annie a less than elite Southern woman, is widowed and left with young children to raise in innocent poverty. Annie, who is gifted with ESP and psychic abilities she offers wisdom to clients and advice to the police regarding a missing woman.
Editor's note: Although not normal tarot cards the film shows them being used as a divination deck.

Characters:Cate Blanchett as Annie.
Deck:ESP Cards
Date:2000
Movie
Show:The Girl Can't Help It

Scene:Reader gives love life advice.

Characters:Jayne Mansfield as Jerri.
Deck:Unknown
Date:1956
Movie
Show:Happenstance aka: Le battement d'ailes du papillon

Scene:An elderly neighbor invites the Irene into her apartment for tea. She then insists on giving her a tarot reading. The reader turns over three cards. Unfortunately, the neighbor falls asleep before she can say what they mean.

Characters:Audrey Tautoun as Irene, Louison Roblin as Irene's Neighbor.
Deck:Marseilles Tarot style: possibly the Camoin Tarot deck.
Date:2000 (France)
Movie
Show:The Haunted Mansion

Scene:Focuses on the Lover, Death and Three of Swords cards as an outline of the story plot in the opening sequence. Fun-filled, fright-packed Disney spook-tacular featuring Eddie Murphy.

Characters:Eddie Murphy as Jim.
Deck:Rider-Waite Tarot deck Re-coloured and with unknown backs.
Date:2004 (UK)
Movie
Show:Hello Again

Scene:Shelley Long stars as Lucy Chadman, a housewife who chokes to death and is brought back to life by her sister exactly one year later. Zelda, the sister, consults the tarot in one scene.

Characters:Judith Ivey as Zelda.
Deck:Unknown
Date:1987
Movie
Show:Henry & June

Scene:This is the story of Anais Nin's affair/friendship with author Henry Miller (Tropic of Cancer) and his wife June. June is looking at the cards in one scene. There is no interpretation.

Characters:Uma Therman as June.
Deck:Etteilla Tarot
Date:1990
Movie
Show:Hideaway

Scene:Hatch recovers from hypothermia after his car, with his wife and himself inside, crashes into an icy creek. He enlists the help of a tarot card reader to help him find out why he's seeing visions of himself killing local teenage girls.

Characters:Rae Dawn Chong as Rose, Jeff Goldblum as Hatch.
Deck:Cary-Yale Visconti Tarocchi deck.
Date:1995
Movie
Show:House of Cards

Scene:After her father's death, Sally a young girl, ceased to communicate with those in the world around her. She gathered all the cards in her home into a basket, including tarot cards, and used them to build a huge and intricate tower, which she sat inside while enjoying her silent fantasy world. Her mother, played by Kathleen Turner, studied the tower looking for a clue that would provide a way to contact the child and pull her back into the real world, thus breaking her long silence.

Characters:Asha Menina as Sally.
Deck:Unknown
Date:1993
Movie
Show:The House of the Spirits

Scene:Clara was doing a psychic reading.

Characters:Meryl Streep as Clara.
Deck:Unknown
Date:1993
Movie
Show:King of the Gypsies

Scene:Rose is reading for a client, scamming her.

Characters:Susan Sarandon as Rose.
Deck:Unknown
Date:1978
Movie
Show:Lionheart: The Children's Crusade

Scene:The Black Prince is selling children as slaves to the Muslims. Robert, while setting out to join King Richard's crusaders, learns of the children's plight and vows to free them.

Characters:Gabriel Byrne as The Black Prince, Eric Stoltz as Robert.
Deck:Unknown
Date:1987
Movie
Show:Live and Let Die

Scene:Solitaire advised Kananga using Tarot of the Witches (special focus on the High Priestess and Lovers cards). Bond (aka agent 007) handled a stacked deck of Lovers cards while seducing Solitaire. Later, Rider-Waite cards ( High Priestess, Moon, and Death) are used (handled by Bond and others) to foreshadow Solitaire's perilous situation.

Characters:Jane Seymour as Solitaire.
Deck:Rider-Waite Tarot and Tarot of the Witches cards by Fergus Hall
Date:1973
Movie
Show:Lord of Illusions

Scene:A fortune teller was being stabbed to death gradually with multiple knives when Harry walked in. Harry tried to stop the torture murder, but the two murderers managed to escape. Seconds later, the fortune teller died and Harry turned over the final face down card in the spread before him on the table. It was the ten of swords.

Characters:Scott Bakula as Harry.
Deck:Universal Rider-Waite Tarot
Date:1995
Movie
Show:The Manitou

Scene:Harry the "psychic" advises an elderly woman about her future, making it up as he goes along. At the end of the scene she starts speaking in a Native American tongue and floats down the hallway, flinging herself down stairs and killing herself. The rest of the plot revolves around a Manitou (Native American spirit) that develops out of a growth on a woman's back and becomes a living manifestation of evil, Erskine and others try to destroy the Manitou.

Characters:Tony Curtis plays Harry.
Deck:Unknown
Date:1978
Movie
Show:Monster-in-law

Scene:Morgan interprets the cards for Charlie while Remy watches. The cards show that a man will come into Charlie's life.

Characters:Annie Parisse as Morgan, Jennifer Lopez, as Charlie, Adam Scott as Remy.
Deck:Stairs of Gold Tarot aka Tavaglione Tarot
Date:2005
Movie
Show:Moonlight and Valentino

Scene:Widowed Rebecca is helped through her crisis by her friend, sister, and step mother as she gradually learns to cope with her loss. Sylvie reads the cards for Rebecca.

Characters:Whoopi Goldberg as Sylvie, Elizabeth Perkins as Rebecca.
Deck:Giant Rider-Waite
Date:1995
Movie
Show:My Sister's Keeper

Scene:Kate, a leukemia-stricken girl, reads the cards and jokingly predicts her own death to her sister Anna.

Characters:Sofia Vassilieva as Kate, Abigail Breslin as Anna.
Deck:Rider-Waite Tarot
Date:2009
Movie
Show:Now and Then

Scene:Four friends hold a seance in a graveyard, which sets them on a path to try to find out how "Dear Johnny" a name they see on one of the tombstones died. The girls consult the local psychic for help and she lays a spread which includes the following cards: Five of Swords, High Priestess, Death, Page of Swords, and Ten of Swords.

Characters:Janeane Garofalo as Wiladene.
Deck:Golden Rider-Waite Tarot
Date:1995
Movie
Show:Ocean's Twelve

Scene:Reuben is shown getting a psychic reading. There is a Rider Waite deck on the table with the Five of Wands upturned on top of the deck.

Characters:Reuben Tishkoff as Elliott Gould.
Deck:Rider-Waite Tarot
Date:2004
Movie
Show:The Red Violin

Scene:Each chapter of the film unfolds as Cesca, a fortune teller, turns over a new tarot card, telling Anna Bussotti, the violin maker's pregnant wife, her future. The fortune told is really that of the flawless violin that her husband had created. After Anna died in childbirth, her grieving husband used some of her hair and blood to stain the perfect violin, perhaps enabling her spirit/essence to live on in the musical instrument.

Characters:Anita Laurenzi as Cesca.
Deck:Unknown
Date:1999
Movie
Show:Soylent Green

Scene:Shirl a beautiful women who come with the Chelsea Towers West luxury condos as part of the furniture, are gathered together in one apartment socializing with one another when the apartment manager and Thorn a detective show up. The former occupant of that condo has turned up dead and the Thorn is there to investigate. One of the women is doing a tarot reading for another woman.

Characters:Charlton Heston as Thorn, Leigh Taylor-Young as Shirl.
Deck:Unknown
Date:1973
Movie
Show:Supergirl

Scene:Kara is Supergirl and Superman's cousin. The cards show up in a scene where Bianca and her friend Selena are driving through a school campus. Selena reads the cards in the back seat.

Characters:Helen Slater as Kara (aka Linda Lee), Brenda Vaccaro as Bianca, Faye Dunaway as Selena.
Deck:Rider-Waite Tarot
Date:1984
Movie
Show:Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her

Scene:

Characters:Calista Flockhart as Christine, a tarot card reader.
Deck:Unknown
Date:2000
Movie
Show:Thinner

Scene:

Characters:Bonnie Lateiner as the gypsy.
Deck:Unknown
Date:1996
Movie
Show:Tombstone

Scene:Wyatt Earp's sister-in-law lays down three cards: Tower, Death, and Devil.

Characters:Kurt Russell as Wyatt Earp, Unknown as sister-in-law.
Deck:Visconti-Sforza Pierpont Morgan Tarot type.
Date:1993
Movie
Show:Touch of Evil

Scene:Hank is a cop and a heavy drinker, but stopped. Yet he frequents Tanya's lounge. When he starts drinking again, he asks Tanya, "What do you see for my future in the cards?" She tells him that he has no future.

Characters:Marlene Dietrich as Tanya, Orson Welles as Hank Quinlan.
Deck:Marseille Tarot style deck.
Date:1958
Movie
Show:Venus and Mars

Scene:Emily reads the cards for her daughter Kay and her friend.

Characters:Lynn Redgrave as Emily Vogel.
Deck:Thoth Tarot
Date:2001
Movie
Show:The Virgin Suicides

Scene:A young male houseguest is walking through Cecilia's bedroom to get to the bathroom. The camera pans over assorted items on the floor and we see the unmistakable plaid back of some Rider-Waite cards next to a cross with Jesus mounted on it. Next we see the Star card and just the corner of a Ouija board among the clutter. Shortly thereafter, Cecilia kills herself, not due to any occult occurrences, but from the effects of living in a strict, repressed Christian home.

Characters:Hanna Hall as Cecilia Lisbon.
Deck:Rider-Waite Tarot
Date:1999
Movie
Show:A Walk on the Moon

Scene:She does a reading while at a middle class Jewish resort in upstate New York with her son and his family

Characters:Tovah Feldshuh as Bubbie.
Deck:Rider-Waite Tarot
Date:1999
Movie
Show:Warlock III: The End of Innocence

Scene:Kris is a college student who unexpectedly inherited a derelict house. Accompanied by a group of friends, she goes to the house and almost immediately she and her friends are targeted by a powerful warlock (Phillip Covington) who is very interested in her bloodline. Robin one of her friends reads the tarot to gain insight concerning the warlock and how she can fight his evil spells.

Characters:Robin as Boti Ann Bliss, Ashley Laurence as Kris, Bruce Payne as Phillip.
Deck:Universal Rider-Waite Tarot
Date:1999
Movie
Show:What's the Worst That Could Happen

Scene:Gloria is a personal assistant to Max. Several scenes in the movie show the cards. In one scene the Max calls Gloria wanting advice so she pulls one card for him. He is horrified by it.

Characters:Glenne Headly as Gloria, Danny Devito as Max.
Deck:Rider-Waite Tarot like deck, but with illustrations changed to form hybrid cards.
Date:2001
Movie
Show:Wishful Thinking

Scene:Max and Elizabeth live together, but when she mentions marriage, he balks. He becomes jealous and thinks she's taken up with a friend Jack. Elizabeth hurt by Max's refusal catches Jack's eye, but the friendship seems innocent. Lena who works with Max likes him and realizes she can manipulate his jealousy and maybe engineer his split from Elizabeth. Since Lena collects decks, they are seen throughout the film.

Characters:Drew Barrymore as Lena, James LeGros as Max, Jennifer Beals as Elizabeth as Jack.
Deck:Unknown
Date:1997
Movie
Show:The Wolf Man

Scene:Larry Talbot accompanies Gwen and her good friend Jenny to a nearby gypsy camp, where Jenny volunteers to have her fortune told by Bela, the gypsy. The gypsy begins to read her cards when he notices the image of a pentagram suddenly appears in the palm of her hand, marking her for death at the hands of a werewolf. Bela frightens her from his tent as he turns into a werewolf. He turns Talbot into the WOLF MAN with his bite.

Characters:Bela Lugosi as Bela, the gypsy.
Deck:Unknown
Date:1941
Movie
Show:Woo

Scene:Woo is trying to find a man. She always consults celestial before making a decision. Her blind date for the evening turns out to be a Virgo just as celestial had predicted, but the rest of the evening if full of surprises and problems that go from bad to worse.

Characters:Jada Pinkett Smith as Woo, Darlene Bates.
Deck:New Orleans Voodoo Tarot
Date:1998
Movie


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