I noticed a certain similarity between certain plot elements. Keep in mind I'm going to mention mainly the details that support my theory of plagiarism and lack of originality. Look at Braveheart. William Wallace's wife is executed, possibly with his unborn children, and then he leads a rebellion against the English. He meets a highly-placed woman on the other side, who falls in love with him. After his defeat in battle, and betrayal by the Bruce, some question whether he is still alive, and he hides out in the Highlands. He is betrayed again by Scottish nobles and captured, and executed in a slow and painful way at the order of King Edward I. When he is dying, he sees a vision of his wife. The King is on his deathbed when Wallace is executed, and dies shortly afterwards. Look at Gladiator, which came out several years later. Maximus' wife and children are murdered, at the same time that soldiers attempt to kill him, instigated by the Emperor. He escapes, but becomes a slave, and is believed dead. He later becomes a gladiator. Then his identity is discovered by the Emperor. His master sells his freedom, and helps him try to escape, along with the Emperor's [sister?] who is also in love with Maximus. However, Maximus is betrayed and captured, and the Emperor decides to kill him in personal combat, first giving him a wound to cripple him. Maximus kills the Emperor, then dies, and as he is dying, he sees his wife and son.