Seven Samurai (1954) Poster



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Remade as 

Niekas nenorejo mirti (1966)
Lithuanian version of Kurosawa's film in post the World War II Lithuania.
Kill a Dragon (1967)
Liu he qian shou (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
Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)
This is a remake of the film.
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 Magnificent Eleven (2012)
The main plot is an homage to this earlier movie
The Magnificent Seven (2016)


Seven Samurai 20XX (2004) (Video Game)


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.
La resa dei conti (1966)
Director Sergio Sollima stated that Cuchillo is based on Kikuchiyo.
Kill! (1968)
There are seven samurai in the group which form the focus of the action.
Corri uomo corri (1968)
Director Sergio Sollima stated that Tomas Milian's character, Cuchillo is based on Mifune's character,Kikuchiyo, in The Seven Samurai.
Gegege no Kitarô (1968) (TV Series)
Nezumi Otoko assures Kitaro that in the fight against the western Yokai they have their "seven samurai" on their side, these being the seven remaining Yokai who didn't chicken out of the fight.
Rupan sansei: Pilot Film (1969) (TV Short)
Goemon Ishikawa XIII is inspired by Kyuzo.
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.
Rupan sansei (1971) (TV Series)
Goemon Ishikawa XIII is inspired by Kyuzo.
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)
The A-Team: A Small and Deadly War (1983) (TV Episode)
Officer Meadows refers to the A-Team as the Seven Samurai.
The Black Adder: The Black Seal (1983) (TV Episode)
Edmund goes on a quest to find the seven most evil men in the land
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).
¡Three Amigos! (1986)
The plot is loosely based on Seven Samurai
Zombie Brigade (1988)
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.'"
Hvíti víkingurinn (1991)
When the christian warband appear over the hill to attack the pagans
Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?: The Return of Dracula's Castle (1991) (TV Episode)
The Chief reports it in a clue.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: City Limits (1992) (TV Episode)
Tom: "I wish I could view 'Seven Samurai.'"
Cui hua kuang mo (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".
The Crow (1994)
Final climactic battle in the rain
Men of War (1994)
Aladdin: Vocal Hero (1994) (TV Episode)
One of Amin Damoola's weapons is the "Swab of the Seven Samurai"
Nihon eiga no hyaku nen (1995) (TV Movie)
A still from this film is shown.
The Outer Limits: A Stitch in Time (1996) (TV Episode)
The protagonist's colleague asks her out to go and see the movie.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Laserblast (1996) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike during the closing credits of "Laserblast."
Fainaru fantajî takutikkusu (1997) (Video Game)
Pinky and the Brain: Leggo My Ego/Big in Japan (1997) (TV Episode)
Pinky says, "Who wants to see 'Snow White and the Seven Samurai'?"
Cha-cha-chá (1998)
Someone mentions this film when talking about Kurosawa.
A Bug's Life (1998)
An ant colony (village) is under attack by grasshoppers (bandits) demanding food. This goes on until the village decides to hire a circus act (samurai) to defend the village. The circus act is oddly seven members as well.
Barenaked Ladies: One Week (1998) (Video)
"Like Kurosawa, I make mad films, okay I don't make films, but if I did they'd have a samurai"
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.
Cheung foh (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
Fear, Panic & Censorship (2000) (TV Movie)
Video case is shown.
The Mexican (2001)
Yamakasi (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
The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
Final climactic battle in the rain
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.
Mic Macs à Tire-Larigot (2009)
DVD is shown in a video store.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Bounty Hunters (2010) (TV Episode)
This episode's storyline was inspired by that of the film.
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (2010) (Video Game)
Mentioned by Kojima as an influence on Snake and Miller's meeting with Zadornov and Paz.
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.
Shoestring Space Opera (2011) (Video)
mentioned once
Django Unchained (2012)
The shot of the hooded raiders cresting the hill on horseback mirrors the famous shot from "Seven Samurai".
Evil Dead (2013)
Final climactic battle in the rain
Rewind This! (2013)
Video case is shown.
Board James: Dream Phone (2013) (TV Episode)
The DVD of this movie is seen behind James.
John Wick (2014)
Final climactic battle in the rain
Saturday Night Live: Dwayne Johnson/George Ezra (2015) (TV Episode)
Title referenced during 'Franchise Viagra' musical number sung in the monologue.
Nos futurs (2015)
Movie poster in Thomas's room.
Blunt Talk: Who Kisses So Early in the Morning? (2015) (TV Episode)
Walter wants to show the film to his eight-year-old son Bertie.
Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Games Series (2015) (Video Game)
Sword fight in the rain.
Burnt (2015)
Adam asks the doctor if she has seen this movie.
Valkoinen raivo (2015)
Lauri has the movie's DVD case on his table when he is choosing one of them to watch.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
Zack Snyder stated in interviews that this film was an influence on Batman v Superman, he also pays homage to it by having Batman & Superman fight in the rain with was what the final battle in Seven Samurai
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Chris Pratt/Miley Cyrus/Ben Sinclair & Katja Blichfeld/Elaine Bradley (2016) (TV Episode)
Chris Pratt mentions the Japanese film which inspired The Magnificent Seven
Gabriel DropOut: Friends, Work, and the Summer of Bugs (2017) (TV Episode)
Raphie mentions the movies she likes we see a poster similar to the movie poster with a title of "Five Samurai"

Featured in 

A.K. (1985)
Siskel & Ebert: What's Wrong with Home Video (1988) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
The 62nd Annual Academy Awards (1990) (TV Special)
The 100 Greatest Films (2001) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
Seven Samurai: Origins and Influences (2006) (Video)
clips and stills shown
Nova: Secrets of the Samurai Sword (2007) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
Troldspejlet: Episode #42.11 (2009) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film as he looks at the upcoming event look at J-Popcon 2009 + clip 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: The Arrival of Sound (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
The Story of Film: An Odyssey: Sex & Melodrama (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
Smashing UK Top 10: Top 10 Film Directors (2013) (TV Episode)
Death of a Cygnet (2014) (Short)
Clips Shown
Renegade Cut: Seven Samurai (2015) (TV Episode)
movie is discussed and analyzed

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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