Movies Streaming/On Demand This Week: 'The Lucky One,' 'What To Expect...' & More

In need of a little relationship help? Then you've come to the right place.

This week's releases include "Think Like A Man," where we follow Kevin Hart and his pals who turn the tables on their girlfriends who are using the Steve Harvey book against them. Then there's "When To Expect When You’re Expecting," based on the pregnancy bible of the same name starring Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez and Elizabeth Banks.

There's also the Zac Efron tearjerker "The Lucky One," Hugh Grant in "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" and J.J. Abrams' "Super 8" now on Netflix.


'The Lucky One'

For Nicholas Sparks' seventh dance with Hollywood, his book about a Marine in search of the woman he believes is his good luck charm is brought to life by Zac Efron in a role that shows off his more serious side.

Why Watch It: We promise this one is better than Zac's previous dramatic attempt, "Charlie St. Cloud."

Available On: Cable On Demand, iTunes, VUDU, Amazon Instant

'Think Like A Man'

One of the biggest surprises at the box office this year, Kevin Hart leads an ensemble cast in this adaptation of the best-selling relationship book by comedian Steve Harvey. When a group of male friends realize that their women have been using Harvey's book, the guys conspire for a little payback.

Why Watch It: Clever twist on the relationship comedy.

Available On: Cable On Demand, iTunes, VUDU

What to Expect When You're Expecting'What To Expect When You’re Expecting'

Now for the women. Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Anna Kendrick and Brooklyn Decker round out the cast of females in the adaptation of this pregnancy bible. The comedy looks at five couples experiencing the thrills, surprises and horrors of having a baby.

Why Watch It: Anyone who has gone through a pregnancy will find some comedy (and maybe a flashback or two) in this one.

Available On: iTunes, VUDU (On Demand 9/11)

'The Pirates! Band of Misfits'

Hugh Grant lends his voice as The Pirate Captain, who is on a mission with his crew to win the Pirate of the Year award from Black Bellamy (Jeremy Piven) and Cutlass Liz (Salma Hayek).

Why Watch It: Proves a pirate movie can be made without Johnny Depp.

Available On: Cable On Demand, iTunes, VUDU

'Darling Companion'

From Oscar nominated writer-director Lawrence Kasdan ("The Big Chill," "Silverado"), Diane Keaton, Kevin Kline, Dianne Wiest and Richard Jenkins star in this ensemble about a group of couplesin search of Beth's (Keaton) dog who's run away. Also on the case is Beth's husband, Joseph (Kline), who believes Beth is more in love with the dog than him. In the process, they all find fresh connections with each other.

Why Watch It: Legends both on the screen and at the helm.

Available On: Cable On Demand, Amazon Instant

Super 8'Super 8'

Recently added to Netflix, the combo of J.J. Abrams as director and Steven Spielberg producing gives this thriller some lofty expectations. And though there were some detractors when the film hit theaters, these two megapowers do create a gripping story that will both cater to your youthful curiosity and keep you on the edge of your seat.

Why Watch It: If anything, it will make you feel like you’re a kid again.

Available On: iTunes, VUDU, Amazon Instant, Netflix


50 Cent plays Malo, the son of a slain cop who joins the force and is placed under the wing of his dad's former partner (Robert De Niro). But Malo quickly learns that the people he's supposed to trust aren't on the job to serve and protect.

Why Watch It: Judge for yourself if Fiddy has acting chops.

Available On: VUDU, Amazon Instant, YouTube

'Juan of the Dead'

More proof that the zombie genre can be integrated into anything. We follow 40-year-old Juan as he meanders through his daily life in Cuba until strange things begin to occur that the government is spinning as Cuban dissidents paid by the U.S. government. Of course, Juan quickly realizes these aren't insurgents.

Why Watch It: Cleverly mixing sociopolitical themes, this is unlike any zombie film you've seen.

Available On: iTunes, Amazon Instant, YouTube



In celebration of the 3-disc special edition Blu-ray currently on sale, Disney also has made "Pocahontas" available through streaming. Mel Gibson voices the character John Smith, who falls in love with Pocahontas, the daughter of a Native American tribe chief.

Available On: iTunes, VUDU, Amazon Instant

'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus'

Before playing Mark Zuckerberg's best friend or throwing on the Spider-Man tights, Andrew Garfield starred opposite Health Ledger in his final role before his untimely death (his character is replaced at times by Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell and Jude Law) in this Terry Gilliam mind-bender about a traveling theater company that gives their audiences more than just memorable performances.

Available On: YouTube (free)

'Street Fight'

This gripping 2005 documentary by Marshall Curry looks at the Newark, New Jersey, mayoral campaign by Cory Booker — then a young community activist and city council member — versus the 16-year incumbent mayor Sharpe James.

Available On: Hulu (free)