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Updated: Wed, 25 Dec 2013 08:08:09 GMT | By CBC News, cbc.ca

Believe, Grudge Match among films to see on Christmas Day



This film image released by Paramount Pictures shows Leonardo DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort in a scene from The Wolf of Wall Street. Mary Cybulski/Paramount Pictures/Associated Press

This film image released by Paramount Pictures shows Leonardo DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort in a scene from The Wolf of Wall Street. Mary Cybulski/Paramount Pictures/Associated Press

For those seeking to escape the Christmas Day bustle for a few hours, or who need a warm place during a power outage, or just want an activity to do with their family, here's a selection of movies in theatres across Canada:

The Wolf of Wall Street

This R-rated black comedy following the spectacular rise and fall of a New York stockbroker is based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, who was convicted of fraud and money laundering. 

Directed by Martin Scorsese; starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey and more


The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

A family-friendly adventure-comedy that tells the tale of a mild mannered daydreamer's heroic and fantastical exploits. The film is based on a classic short story by James Thurber.

Directed by and starring Ben Stiller


Believe

Singer Justin Bieber's latest concert documentary, Believe, was filmed during his most recent tour. It describes his rise to super-stardom and depicts his past controversies — scuffles with paparazzi, and so on.

Directed by Jon Chu; starring Justin Bieber


Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

This reverent drama is based on the life of recently deceased South African anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela. It is the only Mandela movie ever to get approval directly from Mandela himself.

Directed by Justin Chadwick; starring Idris Elba and Naomie Harris


Grudge Match

This sports comedy depicts a pair of aging boxers who agree to come out of retirement to fight one final round.

Directed by Peter Segal; starring Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone

47 Ronin

A fantasy action-thriller, 47 Ronin is loosely inspired by a traditional Japanese tale of samurai fighters who seek vengeance for the death of their master after he is killed by a treacherous warlord.

Directed by Carl Rinsch; starring Keanu Reeves


Inside Llewyn Davis

A struggling singer-songwriter navigates the 1960s folk music scene in New York's Greenwich Village in this Coen brothers drama.

Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen; starring Oscar Isaac, Cary Mulligan, John Goodman, Justin Timberlake and more

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