5 Classic movies that are truly touching

Jan 22, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. ET
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There are so many movies that can move you and evoke strong emotions within you. These are some of my favorites that you should definitely put on your watch-list.

Gone with the Wind (1939)

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Get swept up in an epic coming-of-age story about vivacious Southern belle Scarlett O’Hara, a flighty teen turned empowered woman during the Civil War. Scarlett's undying determination and strong will will ignite your dreams, inspiring you to achieve the impossible.

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Notorious (1946)

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Passion meets suspense when suave government agent Devlin (Cary Grant) asks Alicia (Ingrid Bergman), a notorious woman of affairs, to spy on a group on Nazis. Just how far will Alicia go for love? Find out in Hitchcock’s most romantic thriller, one that will have you questioning the depths of human morality and affection.

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Love with the Proper Stranger (1963)

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Go back to 1963 with Angie, an innocent shop girl who becomes pregnant after a one-night stand with carefree musician Rocky. Their emotional journey through a controversial subject translates to any era, showing that in the darkest hours, when things seem hopeless, you can always find the light.

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Love Story (1970)

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When collegiate jock Oliver (Ryan O’Neal) falls for gifted music student Jenny (Ali MacGraw), there’s no turning back. Fate has a different plan for their love that will tug at your heartstrings and your tear ducts, reminding you to live every day fully with the ones you love most.

Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

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Grab the tissues for this touching portrait of father and son anchored around a custody battle. When ad man Ted Kramer’s (Dustin Hoffman) wife leaves him and his little boy behind, Ted is left to pick up the pieces. He quickly learns the true meaning of love through a bond with his son that will warm and break your heart.

Did one of your favorite flicks make my must-see list? If not, I'd love to know what movies move you. Share your choice in the comment section below.

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