Believe, Grudge Match among films to see on Christmas Day

For those who want to escape family for a few hours or need a warm place during a power outage, here's a selection of movies in theatres on Christmas Day across Canada.

The Wolf of Wall Street, Grudge Match, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and more

Leonardo DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort in The Wolf of Wall Street. Many film critics have praised his performance. (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

Ben Stiller as Walter Mitty. (Associated Press)

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


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

Raging Bull and Rocky face off in Grudge Match. (Associated Press)

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

Oscar Isaac and Justin Timberlake in Inside Llewyn Davis. (Associated Press)

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