Top 5 Fish Out Of Water Films

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Stepping out of their comfort zone, Anderson and Bryan run down the TOP 5 FISH OUT OF WATER FILMS.  They’ll discuss movies with that classic storyline of the character that just doesn’t belong.

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Featured Artist: Ben Yonda & Brian Keenan

Click here for a list of films discussed in this episode.




22 thoughts on “Top 5 Fish Out Of Water Films

  1. 1. The Matrix
    2. Sleeper
    3. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
    4. Planet of the Apes
    5. Witness


    Posted by Doc | September 6, 2013, 12:34 PM
  2. ‘Galaxy Quest’ is the exact opposite of a fish out of water film. The alien ship they travel to is built according to the specifications of the TV show so they are familiar with everything on it even thought they have never been there and the aliens have modeled many of their behaviors on the actions of the character from the show.


    Posted by Doc | September 6, 2013, 12:22 PM
  3. You hate “Dave?” What the heck is wrong with you?


    Posted by Dwayne | September 5, 2013, 6:24 PM
  4. One of the amazing things to come out of this Internet thing is a podcast called ‘The After Disaster’. They just passed the 200 episode mark and the chemistry between the 3 participants, Anderson Cowan, Mike Carano and Tyler White never ceases to amaze. The latest episode had me in stitches during the discussion of a ‘worst job’ and the tough things that need doing that practically no one knows about. Rarely do tears roll when I listening at the office but I couldn’t help it this time.

    It may take a bit of an investment to catch up but well worth the effort. Anderson tries to fill in the new listeners if an inside joke crops up:


    It’s on iTunes.



    Posted by Ben Cacace (@NYCbirder) | September 3, 2013, 3:11 PM
  5. ‘There Will Be Blood’ has recently been added to Netflix Instant bringing the total number of titles based on Anderson and guests Top 5s to 128 out of 666 titles:


    Recently added from the back catalog:
    — on 2-Sep: There Will Be Blood (2007) from ‘Movies Set In The 1800s’

    Available until:
    — 7-Sep: Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles (2011) from: Docs Under 90 Minutes

    Currently 666 films cataloged based on 142 episodes. 128 (19%) of the titles are streaming on Netflix.

    Last check of 666 films on Mon., 2-Sep-2013.

    Updates to streaming films are checked often. Latest update — Mon., 2-Sep 1pm EDT.



    Posted by Ben Cacace (@NYCbirder) | September 2, 2013, 10:19 AM
  6. How has Bryan not seen Midnight Cowboy?! My children’s children will hear about this.


    Posted by Steve | September 1, 2013, 11:55 PM
  7. Anderson stop talking Bryan out of cursing!!! I love both of your foul mouths. The crass casual way you 2 speak is what sets the show apart from other movie casts/shows, don’t try and stifle your uniqueness.

    screw the kid in the back seat, he’ll be aeigh.
    either his parents shouldn’t let him listen or he needs to learn sometime, it’s not your job.


    Posted by p1nbacker | September 1, 2013, 1:29 PM
  8. I just watched “In A World.”
    Two adjectives came to mind: muddled and structureless. It also looks like it was lit by a TV crew– and probably was.
    wtf? I walked out one hour into it.


    Posted by Michael P. Gowdy | August 31, 2013, 1:23 PM
  9. Two films are streaming from Anderson’s Top 5 list. ‘Coming to America’ (1988) is streaming and is included on a list for the first time on this show. ‘Midnight Cowboy’ (1969) was already on two previously Top 5 lists:

    — ‘Instant Streams’ from 30-Dec-2011 at #1A «48m 46s»
    — ‘Buddy Films’ from 24-Sep-2010 at #3 «40m 37s»


    Recent additions:
    — on 31-Aug: Coming to America (1988) from ‘Fish Out of Water Movies’

    Episodes recently added:
    — +1 added 31-Aug: Top 5 Fish Out of Water Movies (30-Aug-2013)

    Available until:
    — 7-Sep: Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles (2011) from: Docs Under 90 Minutes
    — 1-Sep: The Muppet Movie (1979) from: Movies That Need To Be Retired From TFV
    — 1-Sep: Happy (2011) from: Philosophical Films (Guest: Pete Holmes)
    — 1-Sep: Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter from: Dance Scenes (Guest: M. Catherwood)
    — 1-Sep: The Longest Yard (1974) from: Sports Films (Guest: Petros Papadakis)
    — 1-Sep: Teen Wolf (1985) from: Sports Films (Guest: Petros Papadakis)

    Currently 667 films cataloged based on 142 episodes. 133 (20%) of the titles are streaming on Netflix.

    Last check of 667 films on Sat., 31-Aug-2013.

    Updates to streaming films are checked often. Latest update — Sat., 31-Aug 11am EDT.



    Posted by Ben Cacace (@NYCbirder) | August 31, 2013, 8:51 AM
  10. Thanks for the recommendation for “In a world…” Bryan!


    Posted by Kate Winslit | August 31, 2013, 7:20 AM
  11. John Candy, Bryan. Not Goodman. Candy. In Splash.


    Posted by Justin | August 30, 2013, 8:19 PM
  12. No Star Trek 4? No Uncle Buck?

    I think it is a real improvement that you guys do the spoilers after the show, giving everyone that does not want to listen a chance to turn it off. Thank you for that. Much better than before.

    Logan, for what it’s worth, I would recommend every movie on Bryan’s list, including the also ran’s. Especially the 80’s stuff. Great list!


    Posted by moviejunkie | August 30, 2013, 3:10 PM
  13. Amazingly, ‘Mary and Max’, mentioned by Anderson as an also-ran on today’s show, has never made it onto one of his lists (based on shows from April/2010).


    Posted by Ben Cacace (@NYCbirder) | August 30, 2013, 11:26 AM
  14. So Bryan, let me get this straight.

    You were “bumped” by the fact that the robots in Pacific Rim were built less than 10 years into our future. You were similarly bumped by the timing proposed in Oblivion (60ish years into the future) and the technology found in that movie.

    And yet, when it comes to Source Code, you had *no* issues with the idea that, in today’s world, we can dip into one person’s final brain memories and then EXTRACT THE ENTIRE WORLD? They use the one guy’s memories to extract the train, every single person on the train, the train stop, the bathroom in the train stop, how a guy in the train stop bathroom will behave when being stalked, what the train stop parking lot will look like, etc. These are all things that the memory guy had zero personal interaction with … how can they possibly put an entire world into motion based on one man’s memory?

    You have no issue with this? This is one of the *thinnest* sci-fi plot premises I have ever seen. And you called Source Code a “smart” sci-fi movie?

    Please tell me you at least thought this movie was set 200 years in the future … or whatever time frame makes all sci-fi movies plausible in your opinion.



    Posted by Luke Johnson | August 30, 2013, 10:14 AM
  15. I felt the same way about The World’s End as Anderson. I absolutely love the first two in the trilogy, but there’s just something off about TWE. Still better than 85% of movies I’ll see, I just don’t love it like I did Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.


    Posted by Colin in Austin | August 30, 2013, 8:24 AM
  16. Short Term 12 did not play Sundance.


    Posted by Dean | August 30, 2013, 6:56 AM
  17. Is that supposed to be a human pirate? Looks more like something that was crossed with bulldog.


    Posted by Ben Cacace (@NYCbirder) | August 30, 2013, 3:44 AM

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