Legendary director Akira Kurosawa’s epic Seven Samurai is a seminal film, universally regarded as a masterpiece. Its lasting influence can be felt in many films throughout history—most notably in the well-known remake The Magnificent Seven, but also in many other films. From the wild west to the post-apocalyptic future, Seven Samurai’s genre-spanning influence is a testament to its well-deserved place in the pantheon of cinematic history.