Movies and TV shows like Dragon Ball Z 1996

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Dragon Ball Z (1996)
 8.7
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Dragon Ball Z (1996)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA, Canada
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In the version that is shown on YTV in Canada, the story begins mid-way through the Dragon Ball Z series. Raditz, Goku's brother has traveled to Earth to find out why Goku has not yet destroyed the planet as he was supposed to do. But while as a baby, Goku was dropped (down a huge cliff) and forgot his real mission. Kakarot, Goku's real name battles his brother Raditzs along with former enemy Piccolo and friend Krillin. Meanwhile, Gohan; Goku's son reveals his hidden powers against Raditz and nearly kills Raditz. However Goku is killed in the end, but Raditz is eventually defeated by Piccolo. Before he dies, he tells them that two evil Saiyans even more powerful then he is, are on route to Earth. The remaining fighters, Krillin, Yamcha, Tien, and Chiaotzu begin their training to battle the evil Saiyans, while Piccolo takes off with Gohan to train him in using his new found power. Meanwhile, Goku has to make his way back on Snake Way to King Kai's where he trains himself in the secret ...
Style: epic, humorous, exciting, stylized, semi serious
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: superhuman powers, master warrior, friendship, good versus evil, martial arts, heroes, warrior, villain, sacrifice, transformation, training, dragon, battles, save the world, adventure, space and aliens, supernatural, invasion, heroic mission, friends, earth, evil, destruction, obsessive quest, danger ...
Time: future, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary

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Most similar movies to Dragon Ball Z

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, humorous, semi serious and stylized films and TV series with plots about good versus evil, rivalry, heroes, escapades, adventure, imaginary and danger mostly in Animation, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like Dragon Ball Z: The Transformers (1984), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987), Justice League (2001), Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files (1992), Samurai Jack (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Dragon Ball Z (1989)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Dragon Ball Z is a Japanese animated television series produced by Toei Animation. Dragon Ball Z is the sequel to the Dragon Ball anime and adapts the last 26 volumes of the original 42 volume Dragon Ball manga series created by Akira Toriyama The ...
Style: serious, humorous, semi serious, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: dragon, friendship, martial arts, alien encounter, magical, alien, good versus evil, heroes, save the world, transformation, sacrifice, space and aliens ...
Time: future
Place: japan
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The Transformers (1984)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan, South Korea
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Transformers is the first animated television series in the Transformers franchise. The series depicts a war among giant robots that can transform into vehicles and other objects.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens, family outing
Plot: adventure, androids and robots, space travel, good versus evil, chaos, danger, leadership, save the world, heroic mission, future dystopia, evil alien, heroes ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, 20th century, 2000s, future
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Dragon Ball (1995)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Follows the adventures of an extraordinarily strong young boy named Goku as he searches for the seven dragon balls. These balls, when combined, can grant the owner any one wish he desires. Along the way he makes many new friends, and enemies, and he ...
Style: stylized, humorous, exciting, odd, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: warrior, monster, heroes, master warrior, save the world, martial arts, superhero, enemy, friends, mission, villain, evil ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dragon Ball Z Kai (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Rejoin Goku and his friends in a series of cosmic battles! Toei has redubbed, recut, and cleaned up the animation of the original 1989 animated series. The show's story arc has been refined to better follow the comic book series on which it is ...
Style: stylized, humorous, exciting, semi serious
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: villain, master warrior, martial arts, superhero, adventure, good versus evil, heroic mission, friendship, imaginary, space and aliens, superhuman powers, danger ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Dragon Ball (1986)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Long ago in the mountains, a fighting master known as Gohan discovered a strange boy whom he named Goku. Gohan raised him and trained Goku in martial arts until he died. The young and very strong boy was on his own, but easily managed. Then one day, ...
Style: exciting, humorous, stylized, semi serious, captivating ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: martial arts, dragon, warrior, rivalry, desire, tournament, training, friendship, escapades, young heroes, monster, championship ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Japan, West Germany, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Philippines, UK, Italy
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an American animated television series produced by Murakami-Wolf-Swenson. The pilot was shown during the week of December 14, 1987 in syndication as a five-part miniseries and began its official run on October 1, ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, stylized
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, ninja, talking animals, good versus evil, master warrior, superhero, mutant, invasion, turtle, heroes, teenager, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 90s, year 1987, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Justice League (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Justice League is an American animated television series which ran from 2001 to 2004 on Cartoon Network. It is part of the DC animated universe. The show was produced by Warner Bros. Animation. It is based on the Justice League of America and ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: superhero, superman character, super strength, heroes, justice league, team, good versus evil, villain, master villain, escapades, vigilantism, disguise ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan (1993)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 72 min.
Story: As Goku investigates the destruction of the Southern Galaxy, Vegeta is taken to be King of the New Planet Vegeta, and to destroy the Legenday Super Saiyan, Brolly.
Style: offbeat, suspenseful, stylized, humorous, serious ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: superhero, martial arts, heroes, father son relationship, martial artist, super villain, supernatural, master warrior, babies and infants, obsessive quest, escapades, danger ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files (1992)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: One day, 14-year-old Yusuke Urameshi suddenly finds himself dead, having died pushing a child out of the way of oncoming traffic. Since he has such a bad personality, even the Spirit World was caught by surprise that he would sacrifice himself. ...
Style: exciting, serious, epic
Plot: good versus evil, rivalry, mystery, demon, martial arts, tournament, heroes, school, blue hair, god or devil, ruler, dying ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.5
 47K
Samurai Jack (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Made by Genndy Tartakovsky, this animated series tells the story of a great warrior displaced to the distant future by the evil shape-shifting wizard Aku. The world has become a bleak place under the rule of Aku, segregated into fantastic tribes and ...
Style: captivating, exciting, semi serious, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: samurai, master warrior, time travel, sword fight, good versus evil, martial arts, warrior, villain, violence, heroic mission, danger, adventure ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug (1991)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 50 min.
Story: A Super Namekian named Slug comes to invade Earth. But the Z Warriors do their best to stop Slug and his gang.
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, exciting
Audience: pre-teens, teens, family outing
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, good versus evil, superhero, desire, dragon, alien, silly humor, master villain, supernatural ability, escapades ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
MÄR: Märchen Awakens Romance (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Ginta Tiramizu is an average school student but keeps on having weird dreams about an amazing land. One day, something strange happens and Ginta appears in his fantasy. Together with Ginta's friends on the way, he will be able to fight an evil ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting, captivating, odd ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: superhero, adventurer, young heroes, rivalry, adventure, heroic mission, heroes, save the world, good versus evil, androids and robots, daydreamer, superhuman powers ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Transformers: Armada (2002)
Genre: Action, Animation, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Transformers: Armada, known in Japan as Chō Robot Seimeitai Transformers: Micron Densetsu, is a Transformers animated series, comic series and toy line which ran from 2002–2003. It was originally scheduled for 2001, however was delayed until ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: androids and robots, good versus evil, space wars, heroic mission, adventure, battles, danger, escapades, master villain, save the world, space and aliens, transforming robot ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound (1993)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Mr. Money is holding another Tenka'ichi Budokai and Mr. Satan invites everyone in the world to join in. Little does he know that Bojack, an ancient villain who has escaped his prison, is competing. Since Goku is currently dead, it is up to ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, humorous, offbeat, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts tournament, master warrior, superhero, martial arts, criminal heroes, obsessive quest, supernatural ability, crimes, superhuman powers, contests and competitions, adventure, imaginary ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks (1993)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 47 min.
Story: It has been thirteen years since the Androids began their killing rampage and Son Gohan is the only person fighting back. He takes Bulma's son Trunks as a student and even gives his own life to save Trunks's. Now Trunks must figure out a ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, exciting, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: time travel, martial arts, battles, genocide, alternate timeline, androids, dragon, superhero, good versus evil, distopia, teacher student relationship, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Beast Wars: Transformers (1996)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Beast Wars: Transformers, titled Beasties: Transformers in Canada, is a Canadian CG animated television series that debuted in 1996, serving as the flagship of the Transformers: Beast Wars franchise. The series was set in the future of the ...
Style: epic, stylized, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: pre-teens, teens, kids, family outing
Plot: space wars, androids and robots, heroes, dinosaur, computer animation, good versus evil, anti heroes, space travel, anti hero, battles, beast, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 24th century, prehistory, prehistoric times
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Dragon Ball Z: Tree of Might (1990)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Saiyajin named Turlus has come to Earth in order to plant a tree that will both destroy the planet and give him infinite strength. Son Goku and the Z Warriors cannot let this happen and duke it out with the invaders for the sake of the planet.
Style: exciting, humorous, stylized, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, teens
Plot: dragon, martial arts, battles, tree, master villain, supernatural, farce, silly humor, imaginary kingdom, rivalry, imaginary, adventure ...
Time: future, 90s, 1990s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: One peaceful day on Earth, two remnants of Frieza's army named Sorbet and Tagoma arrive searching for the Dragon Balls with the aim of reviving Frieza. They succeed, and Frieza subsequently seeks revenge on the Saiyans.
Style: exciting, stylized, humorous, semi serious, absurd ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, danger, rivalry, adventure, supernatural ability, supernatural, master warrior, heroes, escapades, good versus evil, imaginary ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Naruto (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Many years ago, in the hidden village of Konoha, lived a great demon fox. When it swung one of it's nine tails, a tsunami occurred. The fourth hokage sealed this demon fox inside a boy in exchange for his own life. Naruto was that boy, and he ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous, serious ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: master warrior, heroes, warrior, friendship, rivalry, danger, adventure, good versus evil, ninja, training, determination, friends ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Ben 10: Omniverse (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Ben 10: Omniverse is an American animated television series currently airing on Cartoon Network, in the United States. The series is the fourth installment in the Ben 10 franchise. Man of Action created the franchise. The series was announced at ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: save the world, adventure, young heroes, heroes, space and aliens, youth, alien encounter, teenage life, escapades, good versus evil, transformation, universe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Conan: The Adventurer (1992)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Conan the Adventurer is an American-French-Canadian animated television series adaptation of Conan the Barbarian, the literary character created by Robert E. Howard in the 1930s. Produced by Jetlag Productions and Sunbow Productions, the series ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting
Audience: kids
Plot: heroes, bare chested male fighting, danger, youth, adventure, escapades, imaginary, rivalry, young heroes, master villain, adventurer, master warrior ...
Time: stone age, prehistory, prehistoric times
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Dragon Ball Z: The World's Strongest (1990)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 59 min.
Story: The evil Dr. Kochin uses the dragon balls to resurrect his mentor, Dr. Wheelo, in an effort to take over the world. Dr. Wheelo, his body having been destroyed by the avalanche that killed him fifty years before, desires the body of the strongest ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous, stylized
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: martial arts, desire, mad scientist, wish fulfillment, snow, scientist, dragon, escapades, master warrior, obsessive quest, imaginary, rivalry ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Max Steel (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Max Steel is a science fiction–comedy, CGI–animated series. It is a re-imagining of its predecessor of the same name, as well as being based on the Mattel action-figure also of the same name. Max Steel premiered on March 25, 2013 on Disney XD.
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous
Audience: kids
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, young heroes, good versus evil, teenage life, supernatural, supernatural ability, rivalry, friendship, youth, imaginary, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Green Lantern: Emerald Knights (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: As the home planet of the Green Lantern Corps faces a battle with an ancient enemy, Hal Jordan prepares new recruit Arisia for the coming conflict by relating stories of the first Green Lantern and several of Hal's comrades.
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, harsh, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: superhero, heroic mission, adventure, good versus evil, save the world, supernatural ability, supernatural, chosen one, escapades, rivalry, recruit, imaginary ...
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.7
 6K
Sailor Moon (1992)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: One day, Usagi Tsukino, clumsy 2nd-year middle school student (8th grader), stumbles upon a talking cat named Luna. Luna tells her that she is destined to be Sailor Moon, "champion of love and justice", and she must search for the fabled ...
Style: atmospheric, exciting, stylized, epic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, friendship, princess, superhero, save the world, young heroes, adventure, heroic mission, imaginary, cat, school, supernatural ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Green Lantern: The Animated Series (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Green Lantern: The Animated Series is an American computer-animated television series based on the DC Comics superhero Green Lantern. The series is currently airing on Cartoon Network, as part of their "DC Nation" television block. A one ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, stylized, semi serious
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens
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Time: future, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.6
 4K
Samurai 7 (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Samurai 7 is a 2004 anime TV series, produced by Gonzo and based on Akira Kurosawa's highly regarded 1954 movie Seven Samurai. The series was directed by Toshifumi Takizawa and its music was composed by Kaoru Wada and Eitetsu Hayashi. There are ...
Style: futuristic, serious, epic, stylized, adult animation
Plot: samurai, master warrior, martial arts, rescue, adventure, righting the wronged, heroic mission, danger, society, good versus evil, future dystopia, hopes ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Xiaolin Chronicles (2013)
Genre: Animation, Short, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Xiaolin Chronicles is a Canadian animated/CG television series and the revival and sequel series to Xiaolin Showdown. The series premiered on August 26, 2013, with three back-to-back episodes serving as a preview. The full series premiered on ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous, stylized, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: martial arts, heroic mission, adventure, good versus evil, heroes, rivalry, escapades, battles, monastery, master warrior, danger, superhuman powers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Bakugan Battle Brawlers (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, South Korea, Japan
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Bakugan Battle Brawlers is a Japanese action adventure anime television series produced by TMS Entertainment and Japan Vistec under the direction of Mitsuo Hashimoto. The story centers on the lives of creatures called Bakugan and the battle brawlers ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, semi serious, stylized, humorous
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: adventure, young heroes, youth, heroes, battles, good versus evil, imaginary, rivalry, friendship, friends, danger, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13 (1992)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Dr. Gero's Androids #13, #14, and #15 are awakened by the laboratory computers and immediately head to the mall where Goku is shopping. After Goku, Trunks, and Vegita defeat #14 and #15, #13 absorbs their inner computers and becomes a super ...
Style: humorous, stylized, offbeat, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, superhuman powers, save the world, rivalry, obsessive quest, heroes, danger, androids and robots, master villain, investigation, master warrior, imaginary ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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