Fish out of water movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant fish out of water movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out humorous, funny, entertaining, light, realistic and feel good films and TV shows about / with fish out of water, disorder, culture clash, mentor, catastrophe, destiny, family, dialogue, adaptation and misfit plots mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres shot in USA, Canada, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as fish out of water: White Chicks (2004), Coming to America (1988), Kindergarten Cop (1990), Kate & Leopold (2001), Mean Girls (2004), King Ralph (1991), Meet Dave (2008), Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Aquamarine (2006).

List of fish out of water movies

 5.5
 113K
White Chicks (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two FBI agent brothers, Marcus and Kevin Copeland, accidentally foil a drug bust. As punishment, they are forced to escort a pair of socialites to the Hamptons, where they're going to be used as bait for a kidnapper. But when the girls realize ...
Style: humorous, funny, idiotic, satirical, not serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: fish out of water, special agents, gender bending, fbi, working undercover, undercover, gender, crossdressing, drugs/alcohol, cross dressing, disorder, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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Coming to America (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Prince Akeem, heir to the throne of Zamunda, leaves the tropical paradise kingdom in search of his queen. What better place than Queens, New York, to find his bride? Joined by his loyal servant and friend, Semmi, Akeem attempts to blend in as an ...
Style: humorous, witty, feel good, funny, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fish out of water, prince, hidden identity, fall in love, heir to the throne, looking for love, comedy of errors, culture clash, romance, verbal byplay, social differences, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: africa, usa, new york, mcdonald's restaurant, madison square garden manhattan new york city ...
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Kindergarten Cop (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Hard-edged cop John Kimble gets more than he bargained for when he goes undercover as a kindergarten teacher to get the goods on a brutal drug lord while at the same time protecting the man's young son. Pitted against a class of boisterous ...
Style: humorous, sincere, funny, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: fish out of water, teacher, hidden identity, undercover, police investigation, working undercover, disorder, mischievous children, small town, chase, bullying, police ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, twentieth century, year 1990, 80s
Place: kindergarten, oregon, california
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 6.4
 71K
Kate & Leopold (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When her scientist ex-boyfriend discovers a portal to travel through time -- and brings back a 19th-century nobleman named Leopold to prove it -- a skeptical Kate reluctantly takes responsibility for showing Leopold the 21st century. The more time ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, fairy tale, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: time travel, fish out of water, love and romance, manners, romance, destiny, disorder, supernatural, altering history, portal, brother sister relationship, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 21st century, contemporary, future, 1870s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco, new jersey
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 7.0
 287K
Mean Girls (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, light, witty ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: high school, high school life, fish out of water, teenage life, popularity, teenager, manipulation, rivalry, stereotypes, betrayal, adolescence, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, africa, california
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 5.2
 14K
King Ralph (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: As the only relative to take over the Royal throne, a down on his luck American slob must learn the ways of the English.
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, satirical, not serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fish out of water, royal family, king, culture clash, goofy hero, head of state, fall in love, rise to the top, rich and poor, betrayal, romance, kingdom ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: england, las vegas, europe, usa, buckingham palace ...
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 5.0
 35K
Meet Dave (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A crew of miniature aliens operate a spaceship that has a human form. While trying to save their planet, the aliens encounter a new problem, as their ship becomes smitten with an Earth woman.
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, idiotic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids
Plot: fish out of water, alien, friendship, captain, benign alien, adventure, alien encounter, disorder, crew, spacecraft, escapades, mission gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: When a woman is rescued from a doomsday cult and lands in New York City, she must navigate a world she didn’t think even existed anymore.
Style: humorous, light, entertaining, sincere, not serious ...
Plot: fish out of water, sitcom, hopes, misfit, strong female lead, cult, bunker, nanny, abduction, new job, song and dance, rich woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The Devil Wears Prada is about a young journalist who moves to New York to work in the fashion industry. Her boss however is extremely demanding and cruel and won’t let her succeed if she doesn’t fit into the high class elegant look of their ...
Style: witty, realistic, emotional, clever, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fashion, fish out of water, workplace intrigue, relationship vs career, journalism, boss and employee, journalist, city life, media satire, workplace situations, rivalry, obnoxious boss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, paris france, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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 5.3
 34K
Aquamarine (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two teenage girls discover that mermaids really do exist after a violent storm washes one ashore. The mermaid, a sassy creature named Aquamarine, is determined to prove to her father that real love exists, and enlists the girls' help in winning ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, sweet, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: mermaid, friendship, fall in love, rescue, teenage life, fish out of water, small town, youth, true love, friends, best friends, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, australia, usa
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 7.5
 118K
Trading Places (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A snobbish investor and a wily street con-artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, entertaining, cynical ...
Plot: rich and poor, fish out of water, switching roles, life turned upside down, millionaire, rags to riches, beggar, wrongful arrest, wager, hoodlum, broker, prostitute ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, pennsylvania, manhattan new york city
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The Princess Diaries (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A socially awkward but very bright 15-year-old girl being raised by a single mom discovers that she is the princess of a small European country because of the recent death of her long-absent father, who, unknown to her, was the crown prince of ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens ...
Plot: cinderella story, princess, manners, teenage love, high school, fish out of water, family, teenage life, teaching the ways of the world, popularity, royal family, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: san francisco, europe, usa, pacific ocean
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 6.1
 43K
Wild Child (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Rebellious 16 year old Poppy from Mailibu is sent to an English boarding school. Realising her Father isn't coming back to rescue her she tries to get expelled.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, sweet ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: school, boarding school, friendship, teenage life, teenage love, boarding school life, teenager, prank, teenage girl, love and romance, fish out of water, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe, california, london, canada
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My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Trying to rescue her home planet from destruction, a gorgeous extraterrestrial named Celeste arrives on Earth and begins her scientific research. She woos quirky scientist Dr. Steve Mills, a widower with a young daughter. Before long, Celeste finds ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, funny, not serious ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: fish out of water, benign alien, friendship, alien, supernatural, alien encounter, space and aliens, goofy hero, fall in love, love and romance, misfit, single father ...
Time: 80s
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 6.3
 76K
Sister Act (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Reno singer witnesses a mob murder and the cops stash her in a nunnery to protect her from the hitmen. The mother superior does not trust her, and takes steps to limit her influence on the other nuns. Eventually the singer rescues the failing ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, teens, chick flick
Plot: nun, fish out of water, convent, murder, catholic church, witness protection, mother superior, singer, concert, music, blues, comedy of errors ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1968
Place: san francisco, usa, nevada, las vegas
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 5.3
 89K
Little Nicky (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After the lord of darkness decides he will not cede his thrown to any of his three sons, the two most powerful of them escape to Earth to create a kingdom for themselves. This action closes the portal filtering sinful souls to Hell and causes Satan ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, funny, absurd, not serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: fish out of water, misfit, heavy metal, hell, fantasy world, devil, love affair, sibling relationship, disorder, family relations, stupidity, brothers ...
Time: 2000s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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 7.4
 27K
ALF (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: A furry alien wiseguy comes to live with a terran family after crashing into their garage.
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, light, funny ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: benign alien, fish out of water, sitcom, alien, culture clash, parents and children, family relations, family, comedy of errors, cat, suburbs, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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3 Men and a Baby (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Three bachelors find themselves forced to take care of a baby left by one of the guy's girlfriends.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, funny, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick
Plot: family, fish out of water, babies and infants, fatherhood, abandoned baby, roommate, friendship, custody, parents and children, life turned upside down, farce, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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 5.7
 15K
Son in Law (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Country girl Rebecca has spent most of her life on a farm in South Dakota, and, when she goes away to college in Los Angeles, Rebecca immediately feels out of place in the daunting urban setting. She is befriended by a savvy party animal named ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, entertaining, comic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fish out of water, college, farm, unlikely couple, opposites attract, countryside, culture clash, romance, thanksgiving, disorder, goofy hero, student life ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, las vegas, los angeles
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 5.6
 20K
New in Town (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Lucy Hill is an ambitious up-and-coming executive living in Miami. She loves her shoes, she loves her cars and she loves climbing the corporate ladder. When she is offered a temporary assignment – in the middle of nowhere – to restructure a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, light, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, fish out of water, small town, opposites attract, vegetarian, misfit, factory worker, moral dilemma, fall in love, social relations, business executive, pratfall ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: minnesota, usa, new jersey, california
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 8.5
 80K
Outlander (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 64 min.
Story: The story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie, a chivalrous and ...
Style: captivating, exciting, stylized, sentimental, serious
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: time travel, love affair, danger, life turned upside down, adventure, true love, rivalry, love and romance, love triangle, fall in love, couple relations, nurse ...
Time: 18th century, year 1945, 1940s, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
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Orange Is the New Black (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
Story: A crime she committed in her youthful past sends Piper Chapman to a women's prison, where she trades her comfortable New York life for one of unexpected camaraderie and conflict in an eccentric group of fellow inmates.
Style: clever, realistic, humorous, cynical, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: prison life, prison, life turned upside down, lesbian, lesbian relationship, drugs/alcohol, gender, fish out of water, women in prison, abuse, confined, perversion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york state, new york
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Miss Congeniality (2000)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When the local FBI office receives a letter from a terrorist known only as 'The Citizen', it's quickly determined that he's planning his next act at the Miss America beauty pageant. Because tough-as-nails Gracie Hart is the only ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, light, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: special agents, working undercover, fish out of water, beauty pageant, investigation, undercover agent, save the day, beauty queen, friendship between girls, contests and competitions, tough girl, fbi ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, year 1982
Place: texas, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city, hawaii
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 6.2
 222K
Dark Shadows (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Vampire Barnabas Collins is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate and family have fallen into ruin.
Style: gothic, humorous, dark humor, offbeat, absurd ...
Plot: vampire, witch, immortality, estate, fish out of water, curse, vengeance, lost love, werewolf, eccentric family, magic, supernatural ...
Time: 18th century, 20th century, 70s, year 1972, 1770s
Place: maine, new england, usa
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 6.3
 150K
The Change-Up (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dave is a married man with two kids and a loving wife , and Mitch is a single man who is at the prime of his sexual life. One fateful night while Mitch and Dave are peeing in a fountain when lightning strikes, they switch bodies.
Style: humorous, funny, absurd, not serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: life turned upside down, fish out of water, womanizer, switching roles, buddies, disorder, body swapping, couple relations, love and romance, lawyer, transformation, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia, usa, atlanta georgia
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3rd Rock from the Sun (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: 3rd Rock from the Sun is an American sitcom that aired from 1996 to 2001 on NBC. The show is about four extraterrestrials who are on an expedition to Earth, which they consider to be a very insignificant planet. The extraterrestrials pose as a human ...
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, light, offbeat
Audience: date night, family outing, teens
Plot: sitcom, fish out of water, alien, hidden identity, benign alien, eccentric family, family life, space and aliens, goofy hero, family secret, misfit, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 2000s, 20th century, 21st century, 1990s
Place: ohio, usa
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 8.8
 1.5M
Forrest Gump (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events - in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. Yet, despite all the things he has attained, his one true love eludes ...
Style: touching, uplifting, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: destiny, mentally challenged, human spirit, tragic love, love and romance, human relationship, fish out of water, true love, friendship, journey, life philosophy, rise to the top ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 1950s
Place: washington d.c., usa, vietnam, china
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 8.1
 23K
Quantum Leap (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Theorizing that one could time travel within his own lifetime, Dr. Sam Beckett stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanished... He woke to find himself trapped in the past, facing mirror images that were not his own and driven by an unknown ...
Style: exciting, stylized, witty, touching, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: changing the past or future, time travel, fish out of water, adventure, hologram, experiment gone awry, partners, sent to the past, impersonating, hidden identity, odd couple, righting the wronged ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa
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 6.0
 39K
Baby's Day Out (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Baby Bink couldn't ask for more; he has adoring (if somewhat sickly-sweet) parents, he lives in a huge mansion, and he's just about to appear in the social pages of the paper. Unfortunately, not everyone in the world is as nice as Baby ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, light, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: babies and infants, mischievous children, kidnapping, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, danger, disorder, fish out of water, chase, young heroes, escapades, prank ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: illinois, usa
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 5.6
 77K
The Pacifier (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Family, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Disgraced Navy SEAL Shane Wolfe is handed a new assignment: Protect the five Plummer kids from enemies of their recently deceased father -- a government scientist whose top-secret experiment remains hidden in the kids' house.
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, family in danger, fish out of water, mischievous children, martial arts, children, danger, bodyguard, witnessing a crime, special agents, disorder, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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