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Seven Samurai (1954) Poster

(1954)

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Remade as 

Kill a Dragon (1967)
Duel of the Seven Tiger (1979)
The film is about 7 martial arts masters who are enlisted to eliminate a Japanese Karate expert who is threatening the Chinese martial arts community
Dikiy vostok (1993)
China Gate (1998)
Joe D'Amato's 'Outlaws' (1998) (Video)
The Final Assault (1999) (Video)
Samurai 7 (2004) (TV Series)
animated remake
The Salem Seven (2015)
Direct remake of the Kurosawa film.

Spin-off 

Seven Samurai 20XX (2004) (Video Game)

References 

The Lost Patrol (1934)
The final shot of the the Seven Samurai references the final shot of John Ford's The Lost Patrol. In the last shot of the Lost Patrol the 6 swords of the dead British soldiers are shown stuck in the ground by their graves, very similar to the way Kurosawa would show the swords of dead samurai 20 years later.

Referenced in 

The Revolt of the Seven (1964)
Same basic plot.
The Big Gundown (1966)
Director Sergio Sollima stated that Tomas Milian's character,Cuchillo is based on Mifune's character,Kiuchiyo in The Seven Samurai.
Run, Man, Run (1968)
Director Sergio Sollima stated that Tomas Milian's character, Cuchillo is based on Mifune's character,Kikuchiyo, in The Seven Samurai.
They Call Me Trinity (1970)
Story resembles. Like the Seven Samurai the two main characters help a small communtity to stand against a agressor. They also teach them how to fight.
Dillinger (1973)
The scene where Purvis enters the ramshackle house alone to take out a criminal echos the scene where Kabei rescues a boy from a thief.
Good Neighbors: Say Little Hen... (1975) (TV Episode)
Barbara You saw the 'Seven Samurai', chop it's head off.
Sholay (1975)
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
C3PO's line "It seems we are made to suffer. It's our lot in life" is similar to what the farmers say about themselves. Also Luke Skywalker is similar to Kikuchiyo (raised/born to a farmer family but aspires to be a Jedi/samurai) and Katsushiro (young man who wants to become Obi-wan's/Kambei's disciple)
Arpa colla (1982)
Dialogue
The A-Team: A Small and Deadly War (1983) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Officer Meadows
Cheers: Diane's Allergy (1984) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Frasier (as "The Seven Samurai").
Screen Test (1985)
Cheers: Diane Chambers Day (1986) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Diane (as the Seven Samurai).
Zombie Brigade (1986)
Jimmy says he went to see it
Second Sight (1989)
Dreams (1990)
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures: A Grimm Story of an Overdue Book (1990) (TV Episode)
Jacob Grimm proposes writing a story called "Snow White and the Seven Samurai."
Lovejoy: The Black Virgin of Vladimir (2 of 2) (1991) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in conversation by Lovejoy to iki.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera vs. Zigra (1991) (TV Episode)
Tom: "He directed 'Return of the Psychotic Seven Samurai.'"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: City Limits (1992) (TV Episode)
Tom: "I wish I could view 'Seven Samurai.'"
Undefeatable (1993)
"7 Samurai Club" sign
Cannibal! The Musical (1993)
The drum rhythm heard at the Indian camp scene is the similar to the rhythm heard during the opening credits of Seven Samurai.
Wing Chun (1994)
Like the samurai, Wing Chun is the sole (and unappreciated) defense of a small village against an army of bandits. Also, the river fight scenes reference a battle in "Seven Samurai".
Men of War (1994)
100 Years of Japanese Cinema (1995) (TV Movie)
A still from this film is shown.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Laserblast (1996) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike during the closing credits of "Laserblast."
Final Fantasy Tactics (1997) (Video Game)
Cha-cha-chá (1998)
Someone mentions this film when talking about Kurosawa.
A Bug's Life (1998)
Mifune (1999)
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
The horizon shot of the Trade Federation tanks coming over a hill to attack the Gungan army copies the horizon shot of the bandits attacking the farming village.
The Mission (1999)
The movie played a large influence for this film.
Valkyrie Profile (1999) (Video Game)
Kurosawa: The Last Emperor (1999) (TV Movie)
"The Seven Samurai" is mentioned.
Love Hina: I Love You!/Romantic Confession Inside a Cave/Tall Tale (2000) (TV Episode)
A poster is shown called the Eight Samurai
The Mexican (2001)
Samurai Jack: The First Fight (2001) (TV Episode)
The flag sequence and the whole episode overall is partially based on Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai.
The 100 Greatest Films (2001) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Weakest link: Hitori gachi no hôsoku: Episode #1.1 (2002) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name.
Gilmore Girls: Teach Me Tonight (2002) (TV Episode)
Lorelai cites it as an example of Akira Kurosawa's directing abilities.
Star Trek: Enterprise: Marauders (2002) (TV Episode)
Marauders is a Star Trek remake of The Seven Samurai/The Magnificent Seven. The colony represents the village. The deuterium represents the rice, and the Enterprise crew are the seven heroes.
Exhumed (2003) (Video)
character based on Takashi Shimura's character
Entourage: The Scene (2004) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (2004) (Video Game)
Para-Medic mentions this film (and its remake) during a conversation with Snake after you save.
DragonBlade (2005)
Lang/Sifu standoff
Film Geek (2005)
Video case is shown in Scotty's apartment ("Seven Samurai").
Chromartie High - The Movie (2005)
character gives this as one of the examples of groups with 7 members
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
Yoda scratches the back of his head when thinking, just as Kambei does throughout Seven Samurai. (Lucas has said this was a conscious homage.)
Steve McQueen: The Essence of Cool (2005) (TV Movie)
English title"Seven Samurai" mentioned by producer Walter Mirisch
Ma vie en l'air (2005)
The lead sends his best friend to see it, so that he can be alone in the appartment for a date.
The Knitting Machine (2005) (Video)
The beginning of the documentary features the crew unloading the backhoes in a hammering rainstorm, resembling the final fight of Kurosawa's classic.
Extras: Ben Stiller (2005) (TV Episode)
The producer mentions The Magnificent Seven being a remake of this film.
EastEnders: Episode dated 2 May 2006 (2006) (TV Episode)
Kevin says, "I was wondering whether you had the Seven Samurai in stock?"
Heroes: Chapter Ten 'Six Months Ago' (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Hiro("Seven Samurai").
Crossing Criminal Cultures (2007) (Video)
mentioned once
Russell (2007) (Short)
poster in the background of the film.
Heroes Unmasked: Japanese Idol (2008) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (2008) (TV Movie)
"Seven Dwarfs for Seven Samurai"
Summer Wars (2009)
A characters quotes a line from the film.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Bounty Hunters (2010) (TV Episode)
This episode is dedicated to Akira Kurasawa, the story based on this film.
Predators (2010)
The sword fight in the field
Ironclad (2011)
Seven men ride to a village/castle to defend it against a much larger force.
Law & Order: LA: Van Nuys (2011) (TV Episode)
The porn film "Seven Glamourai" is a parody of the film.
Django Unchained (2012)
The shot of the hooded raiders cresting the hill on horseback mirrors the famous shot from "Seven Samurai".
Rewind This! (2013)
Video case is shown.
Board James: Dream Phone (2013) (TV Episode)
The DVD of this movie is seen behind James.

Featured in 

A.K. (1985)
The 62nd Annual Academy Awards (1990) (TV Special)
The 100 Greatest Films (2001) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
Nova: Secrets of the Samurai Sword (2005) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
Seven Samurai: Origins and Influences (2006) (Video)
clips and stills shown
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: 2012/The Messenger/Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) (TV Episode)
John Woo's #1 Favorite Film
NCIS: Mother's Day (2010) (TV Episode)
Watched by DiNozzo on his computer, when he misses the festival.
Hollywood's Top Ten: Battle of the Warriors (2011) (TV Episode)
Taking #10 for top warrior movies
The Story of Film: An Odyssey: Episode #1.4 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
The Story of Film: An Odyssey: Episode #1.6 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
Smashing UK Top 10: Top 10 Film Directors (2013) (TV Episode)
Clips

Spoofed in 

The Carol Burnett Show: Episode #6.6 (1972) (TV Episode)
Parodied within "Salute to Foreign Films" sketch.
A Bug's Life (1998)
Director Akira Kurosowa is also listed in the credits
Millennium Actress (2001)
Genya speaks to his cameraman, that the documentary that they're making is going to be called "The Seven Ghosts" and appears a poster at the background similar to Akira Kurosawa's film while Genya makes a funny imitation of the Samurai Kambei

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