It’s April 15! The 10 Best Tax Movies to Watch with Your Family

April 15th is tax day in America. Of COURSE you already have your taxes all filed. Well done!

But just in case you are in the home stretch and looking for something to watch while you sort, calculate, and file, here is a list of ten movies that feature taxes in their plotlines.

  • 10 Best Movies About Taxes 1 of 11
  • Robin Hood 2 of 11

    Disney's Robin Hood is a fun way to talk about taxes with your kids if they are asking why you have been groaning and scrambling for receipts and paperwork these last few weeks. Sure, it doesn't exactly follow the same tax law that we do but the concept of "paying a tax" is there. 

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  • Happy Gilmore 3 of 11

    In Happy Gilmore the Grandmother owes $270,000 to the IRS so Happy uses a new talent to raise money to save her house and bust her out of an awful nursing home.

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  • The Producers 4 of 11

    The plot for the Producers is just one big giant, funny, zany fraud. Spoiler alert they go to prison for tax fraud.

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  • Gone With the Wind 5 of 11

    As God as her witness Scarlett will always pay her taxes. In Gone With the Wind Scarlett saves Tara from the $300 in levied taxes by marrying her sister's fiance.  

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  • Say Anything 6 of 11

    I have the hardest time watching the scenes in Say Anything of Diane Court's dad being investigated for tax fraud and evasion. I just get so furious about it. And then he was so mean to Lloyd! Ugh!

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  • Blues Brothers 7 of 11

    One of my all time favorite movies and soundtracks is Blues Brothers. One of the reasons why it is so great is because you spend the entire movie rooting for Jake and his brother Elwood as they try to raise money to pay taxes on the orphanage where they were raised. 

    It's a shame that there are so many uses of the F bomb in the movie because it would otherwsie be a fantastic movie to watch with your kids. This parent guide for Blue's Brothers is pretty spot on. 

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  • Rock of Ages 8 of 11

    I saw Rock of Ages with some friends when it first came out in the theater and then I watched it again recently on tv with my Mom. It is silly fun. It's also got that classic, "We owe taxes! Oh no! What are we going to do? Let's put on a BIG SHOW!" plot.

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  • Shawshank Redemption 9 of 11

    Shawshank Redemption unfolds as one redemption story after another. Andy's savy tax skills come in handy in prison and become the turning point for the entire story. Seriously, if you haven't seen this film you must. File your taxes, get the kids into bed, and then watch it. It is available to watch tonight on streaming Netflix or Amazon Prime.

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  • The Untouchables 10 of 11

    Untouchables is a fictionalized account about using an accountant to prosecute Al Capone for tax evasion

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  • The Firm 11 of 11

    The Firm is a nail biting thriller based on the book by John Grisham. The characters are lawyers that deal with taxes and securities for incredibly wealthy and awful people. 

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