'Unbroken' (December 25th)
If you saw her war drama In the Land of Blood and Honey, you know that movie-star-turned-director Angelina Jolie is not a filmmaker who pulls her punches. For Unbroken, her next turn behind the camera, the former Lara Croft focuses on the story of Louis Zamperini — a real-life Olympic athlete who survived a plane crash, forty-seven days at sea and internment at a WWII POW camp. Sounds intense. Garrett Hedlund plays Zamperini.