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, entertaining, funny, light, sexy and realistic films and TV shows about / with fish out of water, disorder, adaptation, catastrophe, dialogue, mentor, destiny, culture clash, life philosophy and family 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: Coming to America (1988), White Chicks (2004), Kindergarten Cop (1990), Kate & Leopold (2001), Mean Girls (2004), King Ralph (1991), Meet Dave (2008), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Aquamarine (2006), Trading Places (1983).

List of fish out of water movies

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, comedy of errors, looking for love, heir to the throne, culture clash, romance, social differences, verbal byplay, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: africa, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, america ...
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 5.5
 116K
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, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: fish out of water, gender bending, special agents, fbi, working undercover, gender, undercover, cross dressing, crossdressing, drugs/alcohol, crimes, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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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, mischievous children, teacher, undercover, police investigation, hidden identity, working undercover, disorder, small town, chase, police detective, danger ...
Time: 20th century, twentieth century, year 1990, 1990s, 80s
Place: kindergarten, oregon, california
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 6.4
 74K
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, romantic, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: time travel, fish out of water, manners, love and romance, destiny, romance, altering history, supernatural, disorder, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, brother sister relationship, portal ...
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
 297K
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: girls' night, teen comedy, teens, chick flick
Plot: high school, high school life, teenage life, fish out of water, popularity, teenager, rivalry, manipulation, stereotypes, betrayal, jealousy, student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 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, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fish out of water, royal family, culture clash, king, head of state, goofy hero, fall in love, rise to the top, rich and poor, betrayal, romance, misfit ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: england, las vegas, usa, europe, buckingham palace ...
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 5.0
 36K
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: alien, fish out of water, friendship, captain, benign alien, adventure, alien encounter, disorder, escapades, mission gone awry, spacecraft, crew ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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, clever, emotional, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fashion, fish out of water, journalism, workplace intrigue, journalist, relationship vs career, boss and employee, workplace situations, city life, new job, media satire, women ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, paris france, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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 5.4
 35K
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: feel good, touching, humorous, sweet, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date 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
 122K
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, funny, feel good, cynical, entertaining ...
Plot: fish out of water, rich and poor, life turned upside down, switching roles, millionaire, rags to riches, prostitute, bet, hoodlum, beggar, wrongful arrest, wager ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, pennsylvania, manhattan new york city
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 6.1
 45K
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, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: school, boarding school, friendship, teenage love, teenage life, teenager, boarding school life, prank, fish out of water, teenage girl, youth, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe, california, london, canada
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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, misfit, hopes, strong female lead, cult, nanny, bunker, abduction, rich woman, song and dance, new job ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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The Princess Diaries (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA, UK
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, kids, date night, pre-teens, girls' night ...
Plot: cinderella story, princess, teenager, teenage love, manners, fish out of water, high school, royal family, teenage life, teaching the ways of the world, popularity, heir heiress ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: san francisco, europe, usa, pacific ocean
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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: family outing, date night
Plot: fish out of water, benign alien, friendship, alien, supernatural, space and aliens, alien encounter, misfit, goofy hero, love and romance, fall in love, danger ...
Time: 80s
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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, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: cinderella story, royal family, love and romance, fish out of water, palaces castles and temples, royal court, coronation, wooing, friendship, heir to the throne, fictional country, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, san francisco
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 6.3
 78K
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: exciting, semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, chick flick
Plot: nun, fish out of water, convent, catholic church, murder, singer, witness protection, mother superior, concert, music, friendship, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1968
Place: san francisco, usa, nevada, las vegas
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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, friendship, custody, abandoned baby, roommate, life turned upside down, parents and children, family problems, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
Is relevant ?
 5.7
 16K
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, thanksgiving, college, farm, culture clash, unlikely couple, opposites attract, disorder, goofy hero, countryside, romance, student life ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, las vegas, los angeles
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 8.5
 90K
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: exciting, captivating, stylized, serious, sentimental
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: time travel, danger, love affair, life turned upside down, adventure, fall in love, love and romance, true love, rivalry, couple relations, love triangle, battles ...
Time: 18th century, year 1945, 1940s, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
Is relevant ?
 5.3
 91K
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, hell, fantasy world, misfit, heavy metal, devil, love affair, sibling relationship, family relations, disorder, stupidity, end of the world ...
Time: 2000s
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 9K
Alice (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 184 min.
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: exciting, surreal, fairy tale, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: imaginary kingdom, adventure, danger, fish out of water, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, good versus evil, save the kingdom, life turned upside down, getting home, queen, rivalry ...
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 8.7
 27K
North & South (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 235 min.
Story: North & South is a British television drama serial, produced by the BBC and originally broadcast in four episodes on BBC One in November and December 2004. It follows the story of Margaret Hale, a young woman from southern England who has to ...
Style: sincere, captivating, touching, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fall in love, social differences, couple relations, love affair, rich and poor, love and romance, prejudice, pride and honor, initially antagonists, unlikely couple, young woman, society ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 1850s
Place: england
Is relevant ?
 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: small town, love and romance, fish out of water, opposites attract, vegetarian, factory worker, misfit, fall in love, moral dilemma, social relations, business executive, labor union ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: minnesota, usa, new jersey, 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: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: fashion, fish out of water, blonde, ambition, politics, beauty salon, rivalry, workplace situations, fighting the system, law school, adaptation, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., usa, boston, harvard university, u.s. capitol building
Is relevant ?
 6.2
 227K
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, absurd, offbeat ...
Plot: vampire, witch, immortality, estate, fish out of water, werewolf, curse, supernatural, lost love, vengeance, eccentric family, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 20th century, 18th century, 70s, 1770s, 19th century ...
Place: maine, usa, new england, england
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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, teens, family outing
Plot: fish out of water, sitcom, alien, hidden identity, family life, eccentric family, goofy hero, space and aliens, family secret, benign alien, everyday life, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s
Place: ohio, usa
Is relevant ?
 5.7
 38K
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, feel good, humorous, romantic, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: fish out of water, angel, supernatural, supernatural ability, romance, disorder, dog, journalism, on the road, road trip, destiny, reporter ...
Place: illinois, iowa, usa, chicago illinois, texas
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 5.3
 47K
Coneheads (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: With enormous cone-shaped heads, robotlike walks and an appetite for toilet paper, aliens Beldar and Prymatt don't exactly blend in with the population of Paramus, N.J. But for some reason, everyone believes them when they say they're from ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, light, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fish out of water, space and aliens, alien life-form, benign alien, family life, parents and children, alien contact, golf, outer space, alien invasion, adventure, humanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa
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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, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, prison life, prison, life turned upside down, women in prison, lesbian relationship, drugs/alcohol, fish out of water, gender, abuse, confined, russian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york state, new york
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 154K
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, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: body swapping, couple relations, life turned upside down, fish out of water, womanizer, buddies, lawyer, switching roles, disorder, love and romance, friends, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, georgia, atlanta georgia
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