“Django Unchained,” “Les Miserables,” and More Open Christmas Day

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Three movies debut on Christmas Day.  Two are potential Oscar contenders, and the other is a new comedy starring a frequent Oscar host, Billy Crystal.

Here’s a closer look:

-- Django Unchained: In Quentin Tarantino’s latest film, Jamie Foxx plays a 19th-century slave-turned-bounty hunter named Django, who’s on a mission to rescue his wife from a plantation owner.  The drama also stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson and Kerry Washington.  Rated R.

-- Les Miserables: The adaptation of the hit musical, set in 19th-century France, follows an ex-prisoner who agrees to look after a female factory worker’s daughter.  Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter star in the film, which was helmed by The King’s Speech director Tom Hooper.  Rated PG-13.

-- Parental Guidance: A grandfather and his wife, played by Billy Crystal and Bette Midler, are tested when they are asked to babysit their three grandkids.  Marisa Tomei also stars in this comedy.  Rated PG.

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