Must-See Holiday Movies

The new big-screen releases you don't want to miss.
3:35 | 12/25/15

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We are back now with your holiday movie guide. So many great movies to see this week while you're spending time with family, especially with the Oscar race heating up, Chris Connelly takes a look at some of the contenders. Reporter: Merry Christmas. Time to get a little breakfast and, hey, is that a bear? And so the troubles mount for Leonardo Dicaprio as 1820s legendary outdoorsman in "The revenant," his performance bringing him into the academy award conversation. All I had was that boy and he took him from me. Reporter: Alongside Tom hardy for this harrowing survival saga in limited release today. There's more real-life drama debuting, this time for will smith. Tell the truth. Reporter: As a UK doctor uncovering the brain damage done to pro football players in the ripped from the headlines drama "Concussion." My name is joy, by the way. Reporter: Want more? "Joy" reunites Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley cooper and Robert de Niro with their "American hustle drt director David O. Russell. Bounty hunters, pure Quentin tar Tino swagger long enough at three hours plus to need an intermission. ? Reporter: And Santa's put the will ferrell/mark Wahlberg duo under the tree. Going to steal it? No, we're going to liberate. Reporter: Maybe you thought kea Keanu, Patrick Swayze got "Point break" right the first time but there's a remake of the actioner with new stars, a newish plot. Plus more staggering stunts and, of course, big wave surfing. Shouldn't be like this. I know. Reporter: And this weekend remains an ideal time to catch up with movies destined for red carpets and Oscar chatter over the next two months, the sumptuous pulpy romance "Carol" with cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. "Spotlight" and "Brooklyn." I'm not Irish. So what were you doing at an Irish dance? I really like Irish girls. Reporter: With saoirse Ronan as an untimely immigrant. As for this small independent film, well, have you seen it in imax yet? It's true, all of it. Reporter: For "Good morning America," Chris Connelly, ABC news, Los Angeles. I got to say that is a family tradition. We go to the movies on Christmas day. We do too. It's really kind of wonderful. If you're not heading to the movies though today you may be enjoying come Christmas classics on TV. What is your favorite Christmas movie? What is it? "Christmas vacation". I love the Charlie brown -- Me, too. The music. "Love actually." I know it's not a traditional -- Great one. I still have not seen that. I know you've -- I've seen it no less than two dozen times. Good soundtrack too. You got to see it. I'm actually home watching it right now. How about on "The Christmas story" on the loop. I watch it once or twice. I can't put my arms down. I double dog dare you. So many good lines. Ralphie. Coming up our guide to

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