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There are many Bollywood movies that are brutally copied or inspired from Hollywood. While some did fantastic business at box-office, some miserably failed. But, it isn’t just Bollywood that has sought inspiration from Hollywood. There are some Hollywood movies too that were inspired by Bollywood. Here are 10 such Hollywood movies that were inspired by Bollywood. 

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Hollywood Movies Inspired From Bollywood Films

1. A Common Man (Inspired from ‘A Wednesday’)

A movie titled "A Common Man," inspired by Neeraj Pandey's acclaimed film "A Wednesday," garnered attention in 2008. The original thriller featured Naseeruddin Shah, Anupam Kher, Jimmy Sheirgill, and others, performing well both critically and commercially. It later served as the inspiration for a Hollywood remake in 2013 called "A Common Man," with Ben Kingsley taking on the role portrayed by Naseeruddin Shah. Directed by Sri Lankan filmmaker Chandran Rutnam, the suspenseful thriller received accolades at the Madrid International Film Festival, winning Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor.

2. Delivery Man (Inspired from Vicky Donor)

"Delivery Man," a 2013 film starring Vince Vaughn and Cobie Smulders, was rumored to be influenced by the 2012 Indian romantic comedy "Vicky Donor." "Vicky Donor," produced by John Abraham, centered around sperm donation and infertility and received positive reviews from both audiences and critics.

3. Leap Year (Inspired from Jab We Met)

Although the creators of "Leap Year" denied any connection to "Jab We Met," viewers can draw their own conclusions. In "Leap Year," a lively and talkative woman meets a stranger and shares a hotel room while on her way to propose to her boyfriend. They fall in love, experience separation, and eventually reconcile and marry.

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4. Fear (Inspired from Darr)

The 1993 film "Darr," directed by Yash Chopra, featured Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, and Sunny Deol in prominent roles. Shah Rukh's portrayal of an obsessive lover garnered praise and remains one of his most memorable performances. The 1996 film "Fear," directed by James Foley and starring Mark Wahlberg, Reese Witherspoon, and others, shared similarities with "Darr," including plot elements and a character portrayed by Shah Rukh Khan.

5. Pearl Harbour (Inspired from Sangam)

Raj Kapoor's 1964 film "Sangam," starring Vyjayanthimala, Raj Kapoor, and Rajendra Kumar, presented a love triangle against the backdrop of war. "Pearl Harbour," released in 2001 and featuring Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale, and others, was reported to have a storyline resembling "Sangam." Despite its title suggesting a focus on the attack on Pearl Harbour, the film reportedly evolved into a triangular love story, mirroring elements from "Sangam." "Pearl Harbour" received four Academy Award nominations.

6. Kill Bill (Inspired from Abhay)

Quentin Tarantino's acclaimed "Kill Bill" movies (2003-2004) were said to be influenced by the Indian film "Abhay" starring Kamal Haasan. Anurag Kashyap, in a private conversation with Tarantino, revealed that the action scenes in "Kill Bill" were inspired by "Abhay."

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7. Win A Date With Tad Hamilton (Inspired from Rangeela)

Both "Rangeela," starring Aamir Khan and Urmila Matondkar, and "Win A Date With Tad Hamilton," starring Kate Bosworth and Topher Grace, depict the story of a small-town actress who falls in love with her co-star while also attracting the attention of a local admirer.

8. Just Go With It (Inspired from Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya)

"Just Go With It," featuring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston, can be compared to "Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya." While the basic plots are similar, the inclusion of "Cactus Flower" (1969) adds a distinct touch to both films.

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9. Hitch (Inspired from Choti Si Baat)

"Hitch," starring Will Smith in 2005, appears to draw inspiration from the classic hit "Choti Si Baat" featuring Ashok Kumar. Both films revolve around a man assisting another in his pursuit of love. "Choti Si Baat" holds an IMDb rating of 8.3, while its Hollywood remake "Hitch" has a rating of 6.6.

10. Divorce Invitation (Inspired from Aahwanam)

S.V. Krishnan Reddy recreated his Tamil romantic comedy "Aahwanam" for the Hollywood Box Office, resulting in the film "Divorce Invitation" starring Jonathan Bennett and Jamie L. Sigler.

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