"The Magnificent Seven" is in theaters Friday. But if you thought the film featuring Chris Pratt and Denzel Washington was the first of its kind, you're mistaken.
The film is a remake of not one, but two films before it. It's certainly not the first big remake. Go all the way back to the 1930s and 1940s and you'll find that Hollywood has been rebooting classics for a long time.
You may not even realize that some of your favorites from recent years are remakes themselves.
Keep reading to see movies you probably didn't realize were remakes.
"The Magnificent Seven" is out in theaters now starring Chris Pratt and Denzel Washington. A group of unlikely cowboys is brought together to defend a small western town.
It's based off the 1960 version of "The Magnificent Seven" starring Charles Bronson, Yul Brenner, Steve McQueen, and James Coburn. But this film wasn't even the original.
It was an Americanized version of Akira Kurosawa's 1954 samurai epic "Seven Samurai."
Cowboys and samurai have a lot in common. Samurai movies were frequently used a base of inspiration for some of the most famous westerns of the 1960s. The films of Kurosawa were especially influential.
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