Get ready for the World Cup final with Shaolin Soccer

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 2001 Hong Kong action-comedy Shaolin Soccer. Directed and co-written by martial arts superstar Stephen Chow, the film stars Chow as a monk named Sing, who’s inspired by an old, injured footballer to teach the world about the wonders of Shaolin kung fu via soccer. He forms a team that steamrolls the competition with over-the-top acrobatic…

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