Morgan Freeman stars as Nelson Mandela in the film Invictus, a true story of how South Africa's underdog rugby team united a nation. Mandela is in his first term as he joins forces with the captain of the team, played by Matt Damon, as they make their historic run to the 1995 Rugby World Cup Championship match.
If sports aren’t your thing, here are the other films opening this weekend:
NEW IN THEATERS
The Princess and the Frog Walt Disney presents an animated female twist on the traditional Frog Prince fairy tale, set in New Orleans' French Quarter.
Broken Embraces Penelope Cruz stars in a four-way tale of dangerous love, shot in the style of a hard-boiled 1950s American film noir.
The Lovely Bones Peter Jackson directs the tale of Susie Salmon, a murdered girl who watches over her family -- and her killer -- from heaven.
A Single Man After the sudden death of his partner, a man is determined to persist in his usual routine over the span of a single, ordinary day.
ALSO IN THEATERS
The Twilight Saga: New Moon Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner star in the next chapter of the popular supernatural romance saga.
The Blind Side Sandra Bullock stars as a well-to-do suburban mom who forms an unlikely friendship with a struggling teen from a broken home.
2012 A group of survivors struggle to stay alive when a global cataclysm - predicted by the Mayan calendar - brings an end to the world.
Old Dogs Robin Williams and John Travolta are not-so-kid-savvy bachelors who are unexpectedly charged with the care of 7-year-old twins.
Disney's A Christmas Carol Jim Carrey is the voice of Ebenezer Scrooge in a new animated adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic holiday tale.