CPAs and accountants play an integral role in the functioning of every small and large business. With multiple tasks at hand, work for these accountants can get hectic at times. In order to rejuvenate themselves, watching movies and tv series can be a great way. Not only do they reduce work pressure but also serve as a fun way of learning new accounting skills.
Here are a few tv-series and movies that accountants and CPAs must watch in order to take a break from work and at the same time gain knowledge about the industry.
1. Inside Job
Inside Job is a short film on the financial crisis of 2008 directed by Charles Ferguson. This movie won an academy award for its portrayal of the historic financial crisis that led to the economic downturn of the American economy which led to an exponential increase in the unemployment rate. This short film also demonstrates the impact of this economic crisis on the rest of the global economy. Every accounting professional must be well warned about such financial crises due to which this movie becomes a must-watch for them. IMDB – 8.2/10 Rotten Tomatoes – 98%
2. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
This is an all-time top-ranked movie by Frank Darabont that revolves around the life of an accountant, Andy Dufrense. He gets falsely accused of his wife’s murder. This classic movie depicts how the accountant uses his financial knowledge to protect himself from the harsh life inside the prison. Accounting professionals can relate to this movie on multiple levels like the lead character helping the prison warden file taxes and finding out the illegal bookkeeping record inside the prison. IMDB – 9.3/10 Rotten Tomatoes – 90%
3. In Debt We Trust: America Before the Bubble Bursts (2006)
This is a short film by Danny Schechter that puts light on the American economic conditions. It traces the multiple policies that led to the American economy being dependent on borrowed money, which led to a huge debt on the economy. This documentary also covers the long-lasting effects of the debt that led to the fall of the world’s leading economy. It is a must-watch for accountants who wish to learn more about the real-life debt and borrowing cycle and how to get out of it. IMDB- 7.3/10 Rotten Tomatoes- 80%
4. The Office: The Accountants
The Office: The Accountants is a spin-off of the American TV series, The Office. It revolves around the accountants of a fictional company trying to figure out the lost $3000 from the office budget. The accountants can watch this spin-off in their leisure time. IMDB- 7.7/10
Narcos, one of the leading TV series on Netflix, revolves around illegal drug trading in Colombia. The show revolves around many entities in conflict with one another – legal, political, civilian, and police. It is a show for every accounting professional who wishes to know more about illegal activities and their impact on the economy. IMDB- 8.8/10 Rotten Tomatoes- 89%
6. Orange Is The New Black
OITNB is an American comedy-drama series on Netflix directed by Jenji Kohan. The story revolves around a female prisoner who was convicted for transporting drug money for over ten years. Accounting professionals must follow the role of Linda Ferguson, an accountant whose goal is to save the prison as much money as possible. IMDB- 8.1/10 Rotten Tomatoes- 90%
This collection of movies
and TV series is a must-watch for accounting professionals. Watching this during free time for leisure also teaches a lot about real-life accounting issues, their consequences, and how to deal with them. Do you know some more movies and shows that we have missed? Let us know in the comments section.