7 Greatest Movies With Seven In The Title

  
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What is it about the number 7? Or the word, seven, representative of that number that carries with it a great mythical power? Movies with a “7” or “Seven” in the title seem to own a magical edge over the competition, and there are many. So many, we can’t fit them all on a list that you’re likely reading while you’re supposed to be working. So, for sake of brevity, and paring a list down to the best of the best, here are the seven best movies with seven in the title, and two honorable mentions to Seven Pounds and the classic, The Seven Year Itch.

7. Seven Brides For Seven Brothers

There has to be a musical on this list, and regarding the number seven, it doesn’t get any better than doubling it up with Seven Brides For Seven Brothers. This musical is marked with a hoe-down of a good time, and some of the best, most athletic dancing of the golden era of cinema. It was directed by Stanley Donen, the very same man who brought the world Singin’ In The Rain, and Seven Brides holds up so well, that the stage version is still a popular romp in summer stock theatre throughout the United States. The story features a fella from the backwoods who brings home a wife to the farm, and his six brothers decide they need wives, too. Obviously not set after the 1960s, rather in the 1850s Oregon, it has some catchy tunes, and as mentioned, some raucous dance numbers.

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6. The Magnificent Seven

How good is The Magnificent Seven? So good it was remade in the 1990s, and MGM/SONY is remaking it again to star Chris Pratt. A modern telling of Akira Kurosawa’s masterpiece, Seven Samurai (coming later in the list), The Magnificent Seven was made in 1960, and starred Yul Brenner and Steve McQueen as American gunmen hired to protect a Mexican village from some nasty bandits. Yes, that sounds very similar to The Three Amigos, but imagine seven gunmen, and no real comedy, rather legit, 1960s Hollywood Western violence. The film holds up, and it’s somewhat a shame that another studio feels the need to remake another classic, but at least they got the casting right. Now everyone can know why Denzel Washington has that ridiculous handlebar mustache.

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