King Théoden rallies troops to fight Sauron’s forces: “Shields will splinter; spears will be shaken.” (King Théoden “Lord of the Rings”)
William rallies troops to fight the English: “ Aye, fight and you may die. Run and you'll live -- at least a while. And dying in your beds many years from now, would you be willing to trade all the days from this day to that for one chance, just one chance to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they'll never take our freedom!”(William Wallace “Braveheart”)
The Lords of the Rings did a great job in match music to the scenes in the move sad slow music for sad moments, heroic fast music for time of war, and peaceful music for peaceful times like the beginning of the film.
Braveheart music matches well with its scenes sad slow music for sad moments, and heroic fast music for time of war.
These two films are not as closely related as some others are out there. Though these films are fairly close when it comes to the theme and message. The evil in each film have a difference in the fact in Lord of the Rings the evil is mostly supernatural, while in the other the evil is not supernatural.