Before you see Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, watch Smokey and the Bandit

Reynolds As Bandit

Photo: Silver Screen Collection / Getty Images

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

Smokey and the Bandit, a cross-country car chase comedy starring Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, and Jackie Gleason that became the second-most popular movie of 1977 (after a little film called Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope). Reynolds stars as Bo “The Bandit” Darville, an easygoing trucker who agrees to take a couple of deep-pocketed…

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