Even if you haven't watched these movies, you're probably passingly familiar with the titles.
A little more about each movie:
Seven Samurai – 1954 – Japanese movie nominated for two Oscars.
Seven Samurai is an epic samurai dram film that takes place in 1586 during the Sengoku Period of Japanese history.Read more HERE.
This movie is considered a motion picture masterpiece. Interestingly enough, Seven Samurai has achieved a Rotten Tomatoes approval rating of 100%. For the curious among us, and for what it’s worth, here is a link to a list of movies with the Rotten Tomatoes 100% approval rating: RottenTomatoes Ratings
The Magnificent Seven – 1960 version (not the 2016 remake)
In 2013, this movie was selected for the U.S. National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”-Read more HERE
¡Three Amigos! – 1986 – western comedy set in 1916 (Steve Martin is a co-screenwriter.)
Originally, Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd, and John Belushi were the Three Amigos and Steven Spielberg was going to direct, but Spielberg wanted Steve Martin, Bill Murray, and Robin Williams. Also, Rick Moranis would have played Ned had Martin Short been unavailable.Read more HERE.
Contemplate this movie with Robin Williams and Bill Murray in it. Over-the-top comes to my mind.
A Bug’s Life – 1998 – computer-animated comedy (Pixar Animation Studios)
While the film was purportedly inspired by the Aesop fable, The Ant and the Grasshopper, the underlying plot is the same as Seven Samurai. Read more HERE.
Do you know of other movies with the same basic plot?
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