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, light, feel good, entertaining, funny and realistic films and TV shows about / with fish out of water, disorder, family, mentor, destiny, dialogue, culture clash, catastrophe, misfit and adaptation 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: Kindergarten Cop (1990), Coming to America (1988), Mean Girls (2004), Kate & Leopold (2001), White Chicks (2004), My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), New in Town (2009), King Ralph (1991), Miss Congeniality (2000).

List of fish out of water movies

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: 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, toys ...
Time: 20th century, year 1990, 1990s, 90s, twentieth century ...
Place: oregon, los angeles, california
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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: funny, humorous, witty, feel good, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fish out of water, prince, comedy of errors, hidden identity, fall in love, 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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 7.0
 319K
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, funny, witty ...
Audience: teen comedy, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: high school, popularity, teenage life, teenager, high school life, fish out of water, adolescence, stereotypes, rivalry, manipulation, jealousy, party ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, africa, illinois, california
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 6.4
 77K
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, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: time travel, fish out of water, manners, love and romance, destiny, disorder, romance, brother sister relationship, portal, altering history, supernatural romance, kiss ...
Time: 19th century, 21st century, contemporary, future, victorian era ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco, new jersey
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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, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: cinderella story, royal family, love and romance, fish out of water, palaces castles and temples, fall in love, wooing, coronation, friendship, heir to the throne, royal court, fictional country ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, san francisco
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 5.6
 126K
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, funny, satirical, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: cross dressing, fish out of water, gender bending, special agents, working undercover, fbi, crossdressing, gender, undercover, crimes, disorder, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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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: light, humorous, feel good, funny, not serious ...
Audience: date night, family outing, teens
Plot: fish out of water, benign alien, space and aliens, friendship, misfit, fall in love, goofy hero, love and romance, alien encounter, supernatural, danger, single father ...
Time: 80s
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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, clever, realistic, twists and turns, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: fashion, career woman, city life, women, strong female character, fish out of water, boss and employee, workplace situations, journalism, workplace intrigue, journalist, relationship vs career ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2006
Place: new york, paris france, usa, manhattan new york city, miami ...
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 5.6
 21K
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, opposites attract, misfit, factory worker, moral dilemma, fall in love, social relations, vegetarian, business executive, businessman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: minnesota, usa, miami, new jersey, california
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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, funny, satirical, not serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fish out of water, culture clash, king, royal family, goofy hero, head of state, fall in love, rise to the top, rich and poor, family relations, betrayal, romance ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: england, las vegas, usa, europe, buckingham palace ...
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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, girls' night, teens
Plot: undercover agent, beauty pageant, working undercover, special agents, fish out of water, tough girl, fbi agent, fbi, beauty queen, investigation, personality change, friendship between girls ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, year 2000, year 1982 ...
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: 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, touching, humorous, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, kids, date night ...
Plot: princess, cinderella story, teenager, high school, manners, popularity, teenage love, fish out of water, teenage life, teaching the ways of the world, rags to riches, royal family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, europe, pacific ocean
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 5.3
 37K
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, youth, teenage life, rescue, fish out of water, true love, family relations, adolescence, small town, best friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, australia, usa
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 6.1
 48K
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, light, sweet, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: boarding school, teenager, friendship, girls' boarding school, teenage life, school, rich kid, boarding school life, teenage girl, youth, teenage love, prank ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, malibu california, europe, california, london ...
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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, teen comedy, kids
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, adventure, mad scientist, time machine, chases and races, inventor, destiny, disorder, sent to the past, fish out of water, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, future, 50s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: usa, california
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 7.5
 130K
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, bet, fish out of water, life turned upside down, rags to riches, experiment, wrongful arrest, wager, investor, yuppie ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, pennsylvania
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 5.3
 95K
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, not serious, humorous, funny, absurd ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: devil, fish out of water, hell, imaginary, misfit, heavy metal, fantasy world, satan, love affair, sibling relationship, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 2000s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city
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 5.7
 40K
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, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: angel, fish out of water, supernatural, supernatural ability, romance, disorder, dog, on the road, journalism, road trip, destiny, female director ...
Place: iowa, illinois, chicago illinois, usa, texas
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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015)
Genre: Comedy
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: sitcom, humorous, light, entertaining, sincere ...
Plot: fish out of water, misfit, hopes, rich woman, cult, strong female lead, nanny, abduction, new job, song and dance, bunker, broadway musical ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, 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, not serious, idiotic, satirical, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: fashion, fish out of water, blonde, ambition, politics, beauty salon, rivalry, fighting the system, workplace situations, chihuahua, law school, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., usa, boston, harvard university, los angeles ...
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 7.0
 277K
Pretty Woman (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When a millionaire wheeler-dealer enters a business contract with a Hollywood sex worker Vivian Ward, he loses his heart in the bargain.
Style: feel good, romantic, sweet, sentimental, fairy tale ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: prostitute, rich man poor woman, love and romance, opposites attract, cinderella story, love story, love, social differences, fall in love, fish out of water, romance, rags to riches ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, california, usa, san francisco ...
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 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: fairy tale, surreal, atmospheric, exciting, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: imaginary kingdom, imaginary, fish out of water, adventure, danger, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, save the kingdom, life turned upside down, getting home, cat, rivalry ...
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 6.4
 84K
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: feel good, exciting, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: nun, fish out of water, convent, catholic church, singer, music, church choir, murder, friendship, concert, murder witness, mother superior ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: san francisco, usa, nevada, las vegas
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 7.2
 5K
Men in Trees (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country:
Duration: 45 min.
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, clever
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fish out of water, starting over, social relations, writer's life, fall in love, love and romance, looking for love, americana, family problems, lifestyle, breakup, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa
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 8.1
 25K
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, witty, stylized, captivating, touching ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: changing the past or future, time travel, time machine, adventure, impersonating, fish out of water, experiment gone awry, partners, sent to the past, hologram, getting home, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 90s, 80s
Place: usa
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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, humorous, semi serious, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, love and romance, prince, family relations, fall in love, life turned upside down, castle, holiday, butler, christmas eve, princess, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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3 Men and a Baby (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Three bachelors find themselves forced to take care of a baby left by one of the guy's girlfriends.
Style: light, feel good, humorous, touching, funny ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids, teens, chick flick
Plot: babies and infants, custody, family, fish out of water, abandoned baby, fatherhood, friendship, roommate, parents and children, life turned upside down, farce, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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 5.8
 17K
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, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: fish out of water, thanksgiving, college, farm, culture clash, unlikely couple, opposites attract, goofy hero, disorder, countryside, romance, student life ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, las vegas, los angeles
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 6.5
 2K
What If... (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Fifteen years ago, Ben Walker made a decision to leave his college sweetheart and ultimately his faith, in order to pursue a lucrative business opportunity. Now with a high-paying career and a trophy fiancé, he is visited by an angel, who gives him ...
Style: sentimental, touching, light, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: fish out of water, family relations, family, angel, spirituality, disorder, family life, lifestyle, redemption, destiny, misfit, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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What a Girl Wants (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An American girl, Daphne, heads to Europe in search of the father she's never met. But instead of finding a British version of her bohemian mother, she learns the love of her mom's life is an uptight politician. The only problem now is ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, light, realistic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, girls' night, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: cinderella story, love and romance, teenage girl, fish out of water, daughter, social differences, family relations, culture clash, hopes, lifestyle, fall in love, american abroad ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, london, new york, europe, usa ...
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