25 best movie remakes ever
The Magnificent Seven (1960)
Based on the superior Seven Samurai, the Magnificent Seven tuned Kurosawa’s masterpiece to a Western (in both senses) audience, mainly by not being in black and white or Japanese. Oh, and at two hours the remake was almost half the length. Throw in a mighty cast – including Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson – and you’ve got yourself a gunslinging gem.