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, entertaining, funny and realistic films and TV shows about / with fish out of water, disorder, misfit, dialogue, mentor, destiny, family, culture clash, catastrophe and runaway plots mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Canada 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), Miss Congeniality (2000), The Princess Diaries (2001), Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015), White Chicks (2004), My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988), Kate & Leopold (2001), New in Town (2009).

List of fish out of water movies

 7.0
 353K
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, humorous, witty, cynical ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: high school, popularity, teenage life, teenager, popular girl, fish out of water, high school life, bad girl, stereotypes, jealousy, adolescence, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, africa, illinois, california
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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, sincere, funny, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: fish out of water, mischievous children, working undercover, kindergarten, teacher, undercover, police investigation, hidden identity, disorder, small town, chase, boss ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, twentieth century, year 1990, 90s ...
Place: oregon, los angeles, california
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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, semi serious, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: cinderella story, love and romance, royal family, fish out of water, coronation, heir to the throne, palaces castles and temples, wooing, fall in love, royal court, friendship, fictional country ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, san francisco
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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, witty, feel good, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: comedy of errors, fish out of water, prince, hidden identity, looking for love, fall in love, heir to the throne, culture clash, romance, social differences, verbal byplay, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: africa, new york, usa, america, 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, humorous, entertaining, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: undercover agent, fish out of water, beauty pageant, working undercover, special agents, fbi agent, tough girl, tomboy, personality change, female agent, crimes, fbi ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 2000, year 1982, 80s ...
Place: texas, usa, manhattan new york city, new york, new jersey ...
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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, humorous, funny, sweet ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, kids, girls' night, family outing ...
Plot: cinderella story, high school, teenager, princess, teenage life, popularity, teenage love, manners, fish out of water, royal family, youth, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: san francisco, 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, entertaining, sincere ...
Plot: fish out of water, misfit, hopes, strong female lead, cult, abduction, nanny, new job, rich woman, bunker, broadway musical, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 5.6
 136K
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, idiotic, satirical, parody, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: cross dressing, fish out of water, working undercover, special agents, crossdressing, gender bending, undercover, fbi, gender disguise, crimes, disorder, goofy hero ...
Time: contemporary, 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: date night, family outing, teens
Plot: fish out of water, benign alien, space and aliens, friendship, alien encounter, fall in love, goofy hero, misfit, love and romance, supernatural, danger, alien ...
Time: 80s
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 6.4
 81K
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: feel good, romantic, touching, light, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: time travel, manners, fish out of water, love and romance, supernatural romance, dating, time traveler, fall in love, couple relations, love story, disorder, supernatural ...
Time: 19th century, future, 21st century, contemporary, 1870s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco, new jersey
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 5.6
 22K
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, fish out of water, love and romance, fall in love, factory worker, opposites attract, moral dilemma, love, social relations, businessman, labor union, labor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: minnesota, usa, miami, new jersey, california
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 7.6
 305K
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: touching, uplifting, inspirational, emotional, motivational ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: adoption, human spirit, parents and children, strong female character, american football, interracial relations, life, fish out of water, rising to stardom, family drama, misfit, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, memphis, california
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 5.4
 41K
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, touching, humorous, sweet, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: mermaid, friendship, fall in love, teenage life, family relations, rescue, fish out of water, youth, friends, true love, adolescence, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, australia, usa
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 6.1
 53K
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, sweet, semi serious, ridiculous, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: boarding school, teenage life, girls' boarding school, boarding school life, popularity, teenager, friendship, school, teenage girl, spoiled brat, girls' school, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, malibu california, europe, california, london ...
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 6.4
 92K
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, exciting, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: nun, fish out of water, convent, friendship, witness protection, music, murder witness, church choir, comedy of errors, crimes, disorder, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1968
Place: usa, san francisco, nevada, las vegas
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 5.3
 15K
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, not serious, witty, funny ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fish out of water, culture clash, family relations, royal family, rise to the top, head of state, goofy hero, fall in love, king, princess, cons and scams, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: england, las vegas, buckingham palace, usa, europe ...
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 6.8
 106K
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, sincere, touching, inspirational, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: christmas, destiny, road not taken, rich and poor, life changing experience, alternate reality, workaholic, family relations, singleness, fish out of water, family life, lifestyle change ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 2000, year 1987
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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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
Plot: love and romance, family relations, holiday, prince, christmas, life turned upside down, fall in love, butler, princess, castle, christmas eve, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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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, romantic, clever, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: fashion, career woman, strong female character, city life, workplace situations, boss and employee, women, workplace intrigue, employer employee relationship, journalism, relationship vs career, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: new york, paris france, usa, manhattan new york city, miami ...
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 7.5
 143K
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, humorous, feel good, cynical, entertaining ...
Plot: rich and poor, switching roles, millionaire, fish out of water, life turned upside down, rags to riches, bet, experiment, wrongful arrest, wager, investor, suprisingly clever ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, philadelphia, new york, manhattan new york city, pennsylvania
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 5.3
 101K
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: not serious, humorous, absurd, funny, parody ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: devil, hell, fish out of water, dark humor, imaginary, heavy metal, misfit, escapades, love affair, sibling relationship, fantasy world, family relations ...
Time: 2000s
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
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 5.7
 42K
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: feel good, humorous, uplifting, romantic, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: angel, fish out of water, happy ending, romance, supernatural, supernatural ability, on the road, road trip, disorder, dog, journalism, destiny ...
Place: illinois, iowa, chicago illinois, usa, texas
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Back to the Future (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Eighties teenager Marty McFly is accidentally sent back in time to 1955, inadvertently disrupting his parents' first meeting and attracting his mother's romantic interest. Marty must repair the damage to history by rekindling his ...
Style: feel good, exciting, light, humorous, clever ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night, kids, teen comedy
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, mad scientist, adventure, time machine, scientist, destiny, time paradox, chases and races, inventor, sent to the past, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, future, 50s, 1950s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, california
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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, not serious, idiotic, satirical, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: fashion, fish out of water, chihuahua, blonde, ambition, beauty salon, politics, rivalry, workplace situations, fighting the system, adaptation, pink ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., boston, usa, los angeles, harvard university
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 7.3
 9K
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, imaginary, fish out of water, fantasy world, escapades, adventure, curses spells and rituals, danger, surrealism, prince, save the kingdom, disorder ...
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Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future (1973)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 93 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: humorous, light, feel good, funny, mad ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, time machine, adventure, fish out of water, comedy of errors, inventor, changing the past or future, escapades, race against time, impostor, goofy hero, misfit partners ...
Time: year 1973, 16th century
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia, ussr
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 8.4
 135K
Outlander (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 64 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, stylized, exciting, serious, sentimental
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: time travel, love affair, life turned upside down, fall in love, adventure, danger, love and romance, escapades, true love, love triangle, rivalry, romance ...
Time: 18th century, year 1945, 20th century, 1940s
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, europe, britain, united kingdom
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 7.2
 5K
Men in Trees (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Men in Trees is an American romantic television comedy-drama series which premiered on September 12, 2006 on ABC and starred Anne Heche who played relationship coach Marin Frist. The series was set in the fictional town of Elmo, Alaska and concerned ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, clever
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: starting over, fish out of water, love and romance, fall in love, looking for love, social relations, hopes, writer's life, lifestyle, infidelity, dating, americana ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa
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 8.1
 27K
Quantum Leap (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: captivating, exciting, stylized, witty, touching ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: changing the past or future, time travel, time machine, adventure, impersonating, fish out of water, sent to the past, getting home, experiment gone awry, partners, hologram, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 80s, 90s
Place: usa
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 6.0
 53K
Planet 51 (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain, UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When Earth astronaut Capt. Chuck Baker arrives on Planet 51 -- a world reminiscent of American suburbia circa 1950 -- he tries to avoid capture, recover his spaceship and make it home safely, all with the help of an empathetic little green being.
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, twists and turns, not serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, teens
Plot: benign alien, fish out of water, adventure, mysterious planet, small town, alien, astronaut, alien encounter, space and aliens, imaginary, alien planet, aliens ...
Time: 2000s
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