Most Popular Culture Shock Movies and TV Shows
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R | 84 min | Comedy
Kazakh TV talking head Borat is dispatched to the United States to report on the greatest country in the world. With a documentary crew in tow, Borat becomes more interested in locating and marrying Pamela Anderson.
Votes: 335,528 | Gross: $128.51M
3. The Green Inferno (2013)
R | 100 min | Adventure, Horror
A group of student activists travels to the Amazon to save the rain forest and soon discover that they are not alone, and that no good deed goes unpunished.
Votes: 34,158 | Gross: $7.19M
5. Demolition Man (1993)
R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
A police officer is brought out of suspended animation in prison to pursue an old ultra-violent nemesis who is loose in a non-violent future society.
Votes: 147,444 | Gross: $58.06M
PG-13 | 89 min | Adventure, Comedy
A 1960s secret agent is brought out of cryofreeze to oppose his greatest enemy in the 1990s, where his social attitudes are glaringly out of place.
Votes: 209,591 | Gross: $53.88M
8. Life on Mars (2006–2007)
TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
After being involved in a car accident in 2006, DCI Sam Tyler wakes up to find himself in 1973, the era of 'Sweeney' type policing, Mark III Cortinas, and flared trousers.
9. Sweet Home Alabama (2002)
PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Romance
A young woman who's reinvented herself as a New York City socialite must return home to Alabama to obtain a divorce from her husband, after seven years of separation.
Votes: 96,608 | Gross: $127.22M
10. Find Me in Paris (2018– )
25 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A young ballet dancer from 1905 is transported into the 21st century with the power of a magical necklace. While her boyfriend looks for a way to bring her back, she must find a way to fit in and dodge the sinister time agents.
11. Pete's Dragon (2016)
PG | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
The adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon.
Votes: 50,103 | Gross: $76.23M
12. The New World (2005)
PG-13 | 135 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of the English exploration of Virginia, and of the changing world and loves of Pocahontas.
Votes: 79,174 | Gross: $12.71M
13. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
PG | 119 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
To save Earth from an alien probe, Admiral James T. Kirk and his fugitive crew go back in time to San Francisco in 1986 to retrieve the only beings who can communicate with it: humpback whales.
Votes: 73,399 | Gross: $109.71M
15. Encino Man (1992)
PG | 88 min | Comedy
When they find a frozen caveman in their back yard, two high school outcasts thaw him and introduce him to modern life while he in turn gets them to actually enjoy life.
Votes: 35,176 | Gross: $40.69M
18. Shutter (I) (2008)
PG-13 | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A newly married couple discovers disturbing, ghostly images in photographs they develop after a tragic accident. Fearing the manifestations may be connected, they investigate and learn that some mysteries are better left unsolved.
Votes: 31,008 | Gross: $25.93M
19. The Philadelphia Experiment (1984)
PG | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
A United States Navy destroyer escort participates in a Navy "invisibility" experiment that inadvertently sends two sailors forty years into the future.
Votes: 13,177 | Gross: $8.10M
20. Bride & Prejudice (2004)
PG-13 | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
A modern adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel, Pride and Prejudice, that features the lives of four unmarried daughters in an Indian family.
Votes: 19,164 | Gross: $6.60M
21. Holy Smoke (1999)
R | 115 min | Drama, Comedy
Ruth's been brainwashed by a guru in Delhi, India. Her parents in Sydney hire a specialist in reversing this. Ruth is tricked to return to Australia and is isolated in an outback cabin with the specialist. It gets messy.
Votes: 13,342 | Gross: $1.76M
22. Heaven & Earth (1993)
R | 140 min | Action, Biography, Drama
During the Vietnam War, a Vietnamese woman struggles hustling on the streets, where she comes face to face with those involved in the conflict around her.
Votes: 12,468 | Gross: $5.86M
23. The Good Lie (2014)
PG-13 | 110 min | Biography, Drama
A group of Sudanese refugees, given the chance to resettle in the U.S., arrive in Kansas City, Missouri, where their encounter with an employment agency counselor forever changes all of their lives.
Votes: 25,548 | Gross: $2.72M
25. Madea's Witness Protection (2012)
PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A Wall Street investment banker who has been set up as the linchpin of his company's mob-backed Ponzi scheme is relocated with his family to Aunt Madea's southern home.
Votes: 9,587 | Gross: $65.65M
26. Mississippi Masala (1991)
R | 118 min | Drama, Romance
An Indian family is expelled from Uganda when Idi Amin takes power. They move to Mississippi and time passes. The Indian daughter falls in love with a black man, and the respective families... See full summary »
Votes: 4,456 | Gross: $7.31M
27. Funny Story (2018)
TV-14 | 84 min | Comedy, Drama
A dramedy about a well-intentioned father who inadvertently wreaks havoc on the life of his estranged daughter when she invites him to her woodland wedding.
28. Lil Nas X Feat. Billy Ray Cyrus: Old Town Road (2019 Video)
5 min | Short, Adventure, Comedy
Music video for Lil Nas X's song Old Town Road (Remix) feat. Billy Ray Cyrus. Old West outlaws, Nas and Cyrus, get teleported from 1889 to 2019, where they interact with baffled residents of present day Old Town Road in entertaining ways.
29. Outsourced (2006)
PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
After his entire department is outsourced, an American novelty products salesman (Hamilton) heads to India to train his replacement.
Votes: 10,846 | Gross: $0.16M
32. At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991)
R | 189 min | Drama, Romance
Martin and Hazel Quarrier are small-town fundamentalist missionaries sent to the jungles of South America to convert the Indians. Their remote mission was previously run by the Catholics, ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,935 | Gross: $1.34M
33. A Royal Christmas (2014 TV Movie)
TV-G | 90 min | Comedy, Family, Romance
Prince Leopold, heir to the throne of Cordinia, wishes to marry his young love Emily Taylor, a humble seamstress from Philadelphia. But Leopold's mother, Queen Isadora has other plans for her son.
35. Mao's Last Dancer (2009)
PG | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Music
In Maoist China, a boy is taken from his family and trained to become a dancer, but everything he knows is challenged when he is chosen to attend a ballet summer school in Houston, Texas.
Votes: 7,059 | Gross: $4.81M
36. Holiday for Lovers (1959)
Approved | 103 min | Comedy
When the oldest daughter decides to stay in South America while on a school tour, her father decides to take the rest of the family there for vacation to find out why.
37. Dangerous Ground (1997)
R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Vusi Madlazi returns to the South African village he left as a young boy (he was organizing against apartheid, and left in fear of his life) to bury his father. He meets up with his brother... See full summary »
Votes: 1,778 | Gross: $5.08M
38. Hard Time on Planet Earth (1989)
60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Jesse, an alien exiled to Earth, finds himself in Los Angeles. His only companion is a floating, orb-shaped robotic parole officer named Control. Doomed to stay on Earth until Jesse can ... See full summary »
43. Block-Heads (1938)
Approved | 57 min | Comedy, War
Stan, who has remained faithfully at his World War I post for twenty years, finally comes home where his best friend, Ollie, takes him in, thus allowing him to discover the many conveniences of the modern world.
44. Breaking Amish (2012– )
60 min | Documentary, Reality-TV
Follows five young adults who find the courage to leave their restrictive Amish communities. The group head to New York City, where the somewhat sheltered youths begin experimenting with ... See full summary »
47. War Bride (2001)
Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Romance
WW2: In London, Lily marries a Canadian soldier who goes off to war. She and her newborn daughter are invited to come and live with his family in Canada, where conditions are not as ... See full summary »
48. Driving Me Crazy (1991)
PG | 87 min | Comedy
An eccentric, East German inventor and defector travels to Los Angeles, California to sell a prototype revolutionary new car that runs on vegetables, and produces no pollution, but he runs ... See full summary »
50. Leonie (2010)
PG-13 | 102 min | Biography, Drama
A film about the life and relationships of the early 20th century American educator, editor, and journalist Leonie Gilmour, the mother of the acclaimed artist and architect Isamu Noguchi.