The "fish out of water" formula has been a go-to storyline since cinema's early days, with filmmakers getting a lot of mileage out of plucking familiar characters from their bowls and tossing them into unfamiliar, non-aquatic settings. Using a fish out of water story can be a quick and effective way to engineer a functional comedy, but this trope isn't always as transparent and contrived as it seems in the likes of Beverly Hills Ninja or Encino Man. The best fish out of water stories are a little more cleverly-disguised, and some of the greatest comedies ever made happen to fall into this category. Here's a rundown of some of the best fish out of water comedies ever made.
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