A samurai answers a village’s request for protection after he falls on hard times. The town needs protection from bandits, so the samurai gathers six others to help him teach the people how to defend themselves, and the villagers provide the soldiers with food.
Of course, the movie climax is a great battle when 40 bandits attack the village.
The seven heroes, with the aid of the villager and creativity they defend the village.
Seven Samurai was among the first films to use the now-common plot element of the recruiting and gathering of heroes into a team to accomplish a specific goal.
Seven Samurai has been continuously ranked highly in critics’ greatest films lists and has remained highly influential, often seen as a masterpiece and one of the most “remade, reworked, referenced” films in cinema.