No subgenre plays into the joys of New York–style schadenfreude quite like the fish-out-of-water tale. Here are ten odes to the obliviousness of NYC visitors that will make any Gotham dweller feel appropriately smug about swimming with the current of such a vast, overwhelming stream—all while crying or laughing at (or with) those Aussie adventurers, animated princesses, country bumpkins and Muppets struggling to hack it in the urban jungle.
Top ten fish-out-of-water movies set in New York City
A small-town boy/African prince/mermaid drops into the big city and…you know the rest. Here are our fave movies about New York newbies.