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Digital Multiplex: Wreck-It Ralph, Manhunter, Big Fish, and More

by | March 8, 2013 | Comments

This weekend in streaming, there’s a wide variety to pick from, including something for the little ones (Oscar-nominated Wreck-It Ralph), something for the teens (Big Fish), something for the action junkie (Luc Besson’s La Femme Nikita), something thrilling (Manhunter), something for 80s nostalgia (Pretty in Pink), and more. Read on to find out what’s available to watch right now.


In Michael Mann’s underrated 1986 adaptation of Thomas Harris’s novel Red Dragon, Brian Cox stars as Hannibal Lecter (just a couple years before Anthony Hopkins’ iconic performance in The Silence of the Lambs).

Available now on: Netflix

Manhattan Murder Mystery

Woody Allen directs and stars in this delightful comedy about a meek book editor whose wife (Dianne Keaton) is convinced that their neighbor is a cold-blooded killer, much to his chagrin. Alan Alda and Anjelica Huston also star.

Available now on: Hulu, Crackle

Love in the Buff

A romantic comedy about an on-again-off-again relationship, Love in the Buff is the sequel to the runaway Chinese box office smash Love in a Puff.

Available now on: Vudu

La Femme Nikita

In Luc Besson’s popular favorite, Anne Parillaud stars as a sociopathic young woman whose arrest for her role in a violent robbery leads to employment in a secret government agency and training as a lethal assassin.

Available now on: Crackle

Wreck-It Ralph

In this animated feature, Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly) is the bad guy in a retro arcade game, but he longs for acceptance and love from his fellow video game characters. So he ventures out of his game in search of adventure and respect.

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes, Vudu

I Went Down

Brendan Gleeson stars in this crime comedy about an ex-con who gets into all sorts of trouble on the day of his release from prison.

Available now on: Netflix

Pretty in Pink

It’s got a John Hughes script, Andrew McCarthy as a preppie doofus, Jon Cryer as a misfit, and Molly Ringwald as a teen princess-in-waiting; Pretty in Pink may not be the quintessential 1980s high school movie, but it’s definitely high on the list.

Available now on: Netflix

The Poker House

Future “it”-girls Jennifer Lawrence and Chloë Grace Moretz star in this drama about a teenager coming of age in small-town Iowa in the 1970s.

Available now on: Hulu

Big Fish

Tim Burton’s adaptation of Daniel Wallace’s novel about a father whose propensity for tall tales has driven a wedge between himself and his son.

Available now on: Netflix, Crackle

The Bay

Barry Levinson directed this Certified Fresh found-footage horror film about the fallout from an ecological disaster.

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes, Vudu

Stranger Than Fiction

Will Ferrell stars in this dramedy about an IRS auditor who slowly realizes that the events taking place in his life are the result of an unseen author who may be leading him to a rather unhappy ending.

Available now on: Crackle