(This is the first in a new series in which I will share with you tarot in the media. They'll be tagged 'Movies', because I'm all creative like that.)
Tarot turns up in TV and movies (and even pop songs) a lot more than you might think. But in most cases, it is not portrayed as particularly helpful. In fact, most movie tarot decks seem to consist of only three cards: Death, Tower and Devil. It's not my aim to give a comprehensive look at tarot in film, but just to mention a few that I've seen. (Links to bigger databases listed at end of entry).
Doctor Terror's House of Horrors (Amicus Films, 1965)
Five strangers on a train end up sitting near Peter Cushing (Doctor Terror) who whips out his tarot cards and offers to read their futures. Each person's reading, as you can well imagine, is scarier than the last, and funnily enough, the last card drawn for each reading is --- dum dum DUM! -- DEATH. There's a twist at the end of the film about the train and its ultimate destination...but I'll leave that for you to watch. If you dare! Mwa ha ha ha haaaa! At least Doctor Terror has the good taste to use a Tarot de Marseilles. Stars Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee.