Heartwarming / The Magnificent Seven

  • In a real Tear Jerker moment the village boys keep their promise. The last time we see them they are in fact putting fresh flowers on O'Reilly's grave.
  • Chris's comforting lies to Harry Luck as he dies, assuring him that they were actually fighting for a fortune in gold.
    Harry: Well, I'll be damned. *Breathes his last*
    Chris: Maybe you won't be.
    • And we'll never know if he believed it, or just appreciated the lie in his last moments.note 
  • Lee, believing himself as a man who'd lost his nerve. Stepping up to save a group of imprisoned villagers. Then watching with pride and admiration as they step up and help fight Calvera's men.
  • Chico is welcomed into the group much faster than his counterpart Kikuchiyo, albeit not as sooner as his other counterpart Katsushiro. When Chris spots Chico cooking fish by a fire, he invites him to come along with them. And after the Bavarian Fire Drill scene, Chris remarks, "Now we are seven".
  • The gunmen (minus Chris) are enjoying a meal the villagers made for them, until O'Reilly points out that since they arrived, the villagers have been eating only some tortillas and a few beans. The next scene shows Vin and Harry serving food to children.
  • The whole final act of the film is this incarnate. Look at what's happening from the farmers' perspective. They hired some cold-blooded killers to protect them from a bunch of other cold-blooded killers, and later sell them out out of very human fear and doubt. Said cold-blooded killers then come back and save them all anyways, simply because the seven of them, despite their own flaws, the lack of a worthwhile reward, and having every reason to abandon the village to their fate just out of spite, choose to be the heroes of the story.
  • Real Life example: In later years, Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen reconciled. McQueen, dying of cancer, called Brynner to thank him. "What for?" queried Brynner. "You coulda had me kicked off the movie when I rattled you," replied McQueen, "but you let me stay and that picture made me, so thanks". Brynner told him, "I am the king and you are the rebel prince: every bit as royal... and dangerous to cross." McQueen said, "I had to make it up with Yul 'cos without him I wouldn't have been in that picture."