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, feel good, light, funny, entertaining and semi serious films and TV shows about / with fish out of water, disorder, dialogue, mentor, catastrophe, culture clash, family, destiny, life philosophy and misfit plots mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as fish out of water: Mean Girls (2004), Kindergarten Cop (1990), Coming to America (1988), The Princess Diaries (2001), Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015), Kate & Leopold (2001), Miss Congeniality (2000), Sister Act (1992), White Chicks (2004), My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988).

List of fish out of water movies

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: light, feel good, funny, humorous, witty ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenager, popularity, teenage girl, teenage life, high school life, fish out of water, adolescence, school, popular girl, vengeance, stereotypes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: africa, california, usa, illinois
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Kindergarten Cop (1990)
Genre: Action, 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: light, humorous, funny, sincere, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: fish out of water, mischievous children, teacher, kindergarten, small town, children, police investigation, bullying, working undercover, chase, police, undercover ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1990, 90s
Place: california, oregon, plymouth, los angeles
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Coming to America (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 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: funny, humorous, feel good, witty, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, date night, girls' night
Plot: comedy of errors, fish out of water, prince, hidden identity, winter, heir to the throne, romance, wedding, janitor, looking for love, culture clash, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, africa, america, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city ...
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The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Mia Thermopolis is now a college graduate and on her way to Genovia to take up her duties as princess. Her best friend Lilly also joins her for the summer. Mia continues her 'princess lessons'- riding horses side-saddle, archery, and other ...
Style: feel good, light, romantic, humorous, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids, family outing ...
Plot: love and romance, cinderella story, royal family, wooing, fish out of water, royal court, fall in love, wedding, coronation, disney, heir to the throne, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, san francisco
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The Princess Diaries (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 115 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, touching, fairy tale, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, kids, girls' night, family outing ...
Plot: teenager, high school, princess, cinderella story, teenage life, royalty, royal family, teenage love, fish out of water, manners, heir, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: san francisco, california, europe, usa, pacific ocean
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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: sitcom, humorous, light, ridiculous, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: fish out of water, strong female lead, lgbt, misfit, hopes, cult, nanny, abduction, female protagonist, coping, new job, modern life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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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: romantic, feel good, touching, light, fairy tale ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: time travel, love and romance, love story, manners, fish out of water, dating, fall in love, supernatural romance, time, love, couple relations, time traveler ...
Time: future, 19th century, 21st century, contemporary, 1870s ...
Place: new york, new jersey, san francisco, usa, manhattan new york city
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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, funny, entertaining, humorous, light ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: undercover agent, beauty pageant, fbi agent, female agent, working undercover, crimes, personality change, special agents, tough girl, tomboy, fish out of water, strong female lead ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 2000, 2000s, 90s ...
Place: hawaii, austin texas, usa, texas, new jersey ...
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Sister Act (1992)
Genre: Comedy, 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: feel good, humorous, funny, sweet, touching ...
Audience: family outing, teens, girls' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: nun, convent, fish out of water, music, friendship, church choir, witness protection, singer, gangsters, women, murder witness, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1968
Place: usa, san francisco, las vegas, california, nevada
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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: ridiculous, humorous, funny, satirical, parody ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: cross dressing, fish out of water, dumb, gender bending, working undercover, special agents, fbi, undercover, gender disguise, teenager, goofy hero, buddy cop ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new york
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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: feel good, light, humorous, funny, parody ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, date night
Plot: alien, fish out of water, space and aliens, benign alien, friendship, alien disguised as human, eccentricity, mentor, transformation, alien contact, single father, stepmother stepdaughter relationship ...
Time: 80s
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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: feel good, ridiculous, sweet, light, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: boarding school, teenager, teenage girl, girls' boarding school, school, friendship, teenage life, youth, popularity, girls' school, boarding school life, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, malibu california, europe, california, london ...
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The Family Man (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Jack's lavish, fast-paced lifestyle changes one Christmas night when he stumbles into a grocery store holdup and disarms the gunman. The next morning he wakes up in bed lying next to Kate, his college sweetheart he left in order to pursue his ...
Style: feel good, touching, sincere, inspirational, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: christmas, destiny, alternate reality, road not taken, parallel universe, life changing experience, singleness, lifestyle change, family relations, fish out of water, workaholic, rich and poor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1987, year 2000
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, love and romance, fish out of water, fall in love, opposites attract, factory worker, creativity, moral dilemma, social relations, romance, life philosophy, prejudice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: minnesota, usa, california, new jersey, miami
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Aquamarine (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 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: feel good, fairy tale, touching, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids, date night
Plot: mermaid, friendship, teenager, fall in love, teenage life, fish out of water, youth, adolescence, family relations, friends, true love, rescue ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, australia, usa
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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: funny, feel good, humorous, entertaining, cynical ...
Plot: stock market, switching roles, rags to riches, class differences, wrongful arrest, beggar, rich and poor, prostitute, fish out of water, christmas, millionaire, wager ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia, new york, manhattan new york city, usa
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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: humorous, not serious, absurd, funny, parody ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: devil, fish out of water, hell, dark humor, fantasy world, misfit, stupidity, end of the world, love affair, escapades, father son relationship, god ...
Time: 2000s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city
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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: feel good, humorous, funny, absurd, light ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, date night
Plot: fish out of water, culture clash, king, romance, heir, american abroad, princess, family relations, betrayal, rise to the top, head of state, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: england, las vegas, buckingham palace, london, europe ...
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A Princess for Christmas (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After her sister and brother-in-law's tragic death, an American woman who is the guardian for her young niece and nephew is invited to a royal European castle for Christmas by her late brother-in-law's father, the Duke of Castlebury. ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: christmas, prince, holiday, life turned upside down, love and romance, princess, family relations, fall in love, butler, snow, christmas eve, castle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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The Blind Side (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Oversized African-American, Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.
Style: inspirational, emotional, touching, motivational, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, teens, chick flick, kids, girls' night
Plot: american football, adoption, life, human spirit, interracial relations, parents and children, strong female character, rising to stardom, christian, football, misfit, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, memphis, mississippi, california
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Outlander (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: time travel, fall in love, love affair, true love, love and romance, life turned upside down, couples, adventure, romance, battles, escapades, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, year 1945, 1940s, 20th century
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, europe, britain, united kingdom
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Alice (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 184 min.
TV show
Story: Everything you know about Alice's adventures in Wonderland is about to be turned upside down in this modern-day miniseries event. Stars Kathy Bates, Caterina Scorsone, Matt Frewer, Harry Dean Stanton and Tim Curry.
Style: fairy tale, surreal, atmospheric, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, adventure, fish out of water, escapades, curses spells and rituals, surrealism, transformation, chase, prejudice, insanity, betrayal ...
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Doc Hollywood (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After leaving Washington D.C. hospital, plastic surgeon Ben Stone heads for California, where a lucrative practice in Beverly Hills awaits. After a car accident, he's sentenced to perform as the community's general practitioner.
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, kids, date night
Plot: small town, small town life, fish out of water, romance, hospital, community service, love, misfit, medical, car accident, doctor, family ...
Time: 90s, 80s, future
Place: washington d.c., south carolina, california, los angeles, australia ...
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Lost in Translation (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.
Style: melancholic, atmospheric, touching, depressing, cerebral ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: loneliness, age difference, midlife crisis, older man younger woman relationship, friendship, unlikely friendships, adultery, fish out of water, culture clash, unlikely couple, actor, character study ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, yale university, kyoto japan
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Splash (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A successful businessman falls in love with the girl of his dreams. There's one big complication though; he's fallen hook, line and sinker for a mermaid.
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids, chick flick, family outing ...
Plot: mermaid, love, transformation, romance, fish out of water, scientist, happy ending, fall in love, chase, obsession, brother brother relationship, rescue ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, california, manhattan new york city
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George of the Jungle (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Baby George got into a plane crash in a jungle, stayed alive and was adopted by a wise ape. Ursula Stanhope, US noble woman is saved from death on safari by grown-up George, and he takes her to jungle to live with him. He slowly learns a rules of ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, clever, suspense ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: jungle, fish out of water, disney, gorilla, air disaster, adventure, lion, rescue, goofy hero, heiress, elephant, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, africa, las vegas, usa
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Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After Elle Woods, the eternally perky, fashionably adventurous, famously blonde Harvard Law grad gets fired by her law firm because of her opposition to animal testing, she takes her fight to Washington. As an aide for Congresswoman Victoria Rudd, ...
Style: humorous, satirical, not serious, romantic, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: fashion, blonde, fish out of water, lawyer, ambition, chihuahua, politics, animal testing, teenager, adaptation, animal rights, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., boston, usa, harvard university, los angeles
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Star vs. the Forces of Evil (2015)
Genre: Animation, Short, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Japan
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Intergalactic warrior Star Butterfly arrives on Earth to live with the Diaz family. She continues to battle villains throughout the universe and high school, mainly to protect her extremely powerful wand, an object that still confuses her.
Style: exciting, captivating, sincere, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: princess, adventure, teenage life, friendship, good versus evil, family relations, magic wand, youth, high school life, family, magical girl, parents and children ...
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Michael (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Tabloid reporters are sent by their editor to investigate after the paper recieves a letter from a woman claiming an angel is living with her.
Style: uplifting, humorous, feel good, romantic, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, kids
Plot: angel, fish out of water, happy ending, romance, god, road trip, supernatural, dog, destiny, love story, supernatural ability, disorder ...
Place: iowa, texas, illinois, usa, chicago illinois
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Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future (1973)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Shurik Timofeev builds a working model of a time machine. By accident, Ivan Bunsha, an apartment complex manager, and George Miloslavsky, a petty burglar, are transferred to 16th century Moscow, while Tsar Ivan the Terrible goes into the year 1973.
Style: light, humorous, feel good, funny, surreal ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: time travel, time machine, adventure, fish out of water, inventor, escapades, changing the past or future, race against time, impostor, comedy of errors, mistaken identity, goofy hero ...
Time: year 1973, 16th century
Place: ussr, moscow russia, russia
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