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Seven Movies with the Number Seven Linked To The Story

On the seventh month of the year and the seventh day, this is a list of seven movies that have the number seven somewhat important to the plot. The films have the plot or characters based on the number seven.

Seven (1995)

Horror

A serial killer is hunting people down in the theme of the seven deadliest sins: Lust, Pride, Wrath, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth and Envy. Directed by David Fincher, this crime horror story is a classic from the mid-90s that still has people quoting the third act scenes twenty years later.

Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (1954)

Romance

After a brief courtship, a young pretty cook, Milly, marries a grizzly woodsman, Adam the eldest brother of seven brothers living in the woods. Milly is shocked to meet all six ill-mannered single six-foot grizzled brothers living with Adam. All with alphabetical biblical names. She teaches them proper behaviour like gentlemanly behaviour of courtship. But the brothers kidnap six local women during a town barn raising. The musical is more happy and jovial with some memorable line dancing that the film is known for.

Seven Samurai (1954)

Action/Drama

A village of farmers hires seven masterless samurais (ronins) to protect them from bandits who steal their harvests. The samurais teach the villagers techniques to protect themselves from future attacks. The film was directed by Akira Kurosawa and the story somewhat adapted to other films like The Magnificent Seven.

Seven Psychopaths (2012)

Comedy

A crime comedy of screenplay writer getting involved with a criminal underbelly life in Los Angeles after his weird friends kidnaps a crime boss’s beloved Shih Tzu doggie. It’s one of those comedies that are inspired by Guy Ritchie’s film but set in America. It’s a dark comedy that’s a little violent with a weird ending.

The Seven Year Itch

Comedy

During a New York City summer heatwave, a middle-aged man’s wife and son go on a yearly vacation to Maine without him leaving him alone to work. He is told by his wife that a personal friend of a friend will be staying in the upstairs apartment while they are gone for a short stay. Hearing the news, the middle-aged man fantasizes about commitment, affairs, being attractive after a certain age, his wife’s fidelity and if he still “as it” through vignettes and thinking out loud. The nameless upstairs neighbour shows up in the hit apartment complex entices the middle-aged man about attraction while she innocently chit-chats with her new temporary neighbour. This film is one of Marilyn Monroe’s most iconic roles. It’s the one with the white dress over the street grate.

The Seventh Seal (1957)

Fantasy/Drama

A medieval knight and his squire exhausted by the Crusades finds their township fighting the plague. He is confronted by a hooded man in black who is the personification of Death challenging him to play a game of chess. The knight plays on believing he could survive if the game continues. Throughout the film, they see a gallery of outcasts and actors on a caravan in despair. This is a classic of world cinema, depictions of medieval life and morality.

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1939)

Animation

The first animated film from Walt Disney was based on the tale by Has Christian Anderson’s Snow White. An evil, vain and jealous queen plots to kill her stepdaughter to become the “fairest one of all” the land. Her stepdaughter, Snow White, a princess who works for her as a scullery maid for her stepmother. She orders her huntsman to track her stepdaughter into the forest, kill her and cut out her heart as proof of the murder. After the botched assassination attempt makes the young princess run for her life into the forest, she meets seven gemstone mining dwarfs who form a friendship and gives her protection and shelter. The animation was completed with rotoscoping and cell animation.


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