Before Amazon’s Jack Ryan, Alec Baldwin played the definitive version of the character in Hunt for Red October

There are so many streaming options available these days, and so many conflicting recommendations, that it’s hard to see through all the crap you could be watching. Each Friday, The Verge’s Cut the Crap column simplifies the choice by sorting through the overwhelming multitude of movies and TV shows on subscription services, and recommending a single perfect thing to watch this weekend.

What to watch

The Hunt for Red October, the 1990 movie adaptation of Tom Clancy’s 1984 debut novel. Alec Baldwin stars as Jack Ryan, a CIA analyst whose extensive knowledge of military hardware and enemy personnel helps him discern that a rogue Soviet submarine captain (played by Sean Connery) is in the middle of a daring scheme to defect to the United…

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