'Inception' to 'The Lion King': 7 fan-favourite movies that you will not believe were copied

Written By: Pragati Awasthi

Whether it is Hollywood or Bollywood, there has been some cult classic and revolutionary movies that no one would have thought was not an original. While it is hard to believe Christopher Nolan's masterpiece 'Inception' was not his original work, some fans think otherwise as they found striking similarities with Satoshi Kon's 'Paprika'. 

Paprika and Inception

Christopher Nolan's 'Inception' was a masterpiece but did you know Nolan’s work in 'Inception' was not an original and was a copy of Satoshi Kon’s anime 'Paprika'. If you see both the movies, you will find out major similarities between the scenes and the editing of the two films.


A Common Man and A Wednesday

Naseeruddin Shah and Anupam Kher's acclaimed drama 'A Wednesday' was an inspiration for many other cinemas. The Hollywood film star and an Academy Award Winner, Ben Kingsley starred in the official remake of the movie by stepping into the shoes of Naseeruddin's role.


Munna Bhai M.B.B.S / Patch Adams

One of the most acclaimed movies of Sanjay Dutt's career and also considered as one of the major turning points in Dutt’s career is 'Munna Bhai M.B.B.S'. But very few of us know that the Rajkumar Hirani directorial drama is inspired by a 1998 Hollywood movie 'Patch Adams', which stars one of the finest actors of Hollywood, Robin Williams. 


Sangam and Pearl Habor

If you're a fan of 'Pearl Habor' then we hate to break it to you but the movie is a copy. Ben Affleck starrer drama that took the worldwide box office by storm was inspired by Bollywood classic 'Sangam' starring Raj Kapoor that was also a love triangle in a war drama. 


Judwaa and Twin Dragons

Salman Khan and Karisma Kapoor-starrer 1997 drama 'Judwaa' was a major grosser when it released in theatres. Touted as one of Salman's best movie of '90s, the film is a copy of Jackie Chan's 1992 release 'Twin Dragons'.


Partner and Hitch

Salman Khan and Govinda's 2007 comedy-drama 'Partner', while being a hit in India drew criticism after it was revealed that the film was inspired by Will Smith's movie 'Hitch. 


Kimba the White Lion and The Lion King

There's been an age-old controversy around 'The Lion King' and the Japanese animated film ‘Kimba the White Lion'.

Fans of Kimba claim Disney still has some explaining to do over the striking similarities between The Lion King and the 1965 anime series Kimba. Disney has been heavily criticized and the accusations of plagiarism have haunted the studio. Even The Simpsons poked fun at it in one episode (“You must avenge my death, Kimba... er, I mean Simba!”)


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