Movies and TV shows like Dragon Ball

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Dragon Ball (1986)
 8.5
 49K
Dragon Ball (1986)
Original name: ドラゴンボール
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, Goku met a teenage girl named Bulma, whose search for the dragon balls brought her to Goku's home. Together, they set off to find all seven dragon balls in an adventure that would change Goku's life forever. See how Goku met his life long friends Bulma, Yamcha, Krillin, Master Roshi and more. And see his adventures as a boy, all leading up to Dragonball Z and later Dragonball GT.
Style: exciting, humorous, stylized, semi serious, captivating, odd
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, dragon, warrior, rivalry, desire, tournament, training, friendship, escapades, young heroes, monster, journey, contests and competitions, good versus evil, championship, superhuman powers, transformation, superhero, fight, super strength, alternate reality, adventure, magical, princess, army ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia

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Most similar movies to Dragon Ball

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 heroes, rivalry, good versus evil, escapades, adventure, danger and imaginary mostly in Animation, Action and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Dragon Ball: Hunter x Hunter (2011), My Hero Academia (2016), Naruto (2002), Digimon: Digital Monsters (1999), InuYasha (2000). 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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100%
 8.5
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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%
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 ⇓
100%
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Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon (1995)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 52 min.
Story: The Z Warriors discover an unopenable music box and are told to open it with the dragon balls. The contents turn out to be a warrior named Tapion who had sealed himself inside along with a monster called Hildegarn. Goku must now perfect a new ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, serious, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, save the world, chaos, adventure, supernatural, rivalry, escapades, danger, imaginary, master warrior, evil alien, superhuman powers ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Hunter x Hunter (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Twelve-year-old Gon Freecss one day discovers that the father he had always been told was dead was alive and well. His Father, Ging, is a Hunter—a member of society's elite with a license to go anywhere or do almost anything. Gon, determined ...
Style: exciting, captivating, thought provoking, semi serious, compassionate ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, adventure, team, fight, mission, violence, training, martial arts, young heroes, friends, danger, murder ...
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50%
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 ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
100%
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Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn (1995)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 51 min.
Story: Not paying attention to his job, a young demon allows the evil cleansing machine to overflow and explode, turning the young demon into the infamous monster Janemba. Goku and Vegita make solo attempts to defeat the monster, but realize their only ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, stylized, humorous
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, chaos, take over, battles, farce, silly humor, inadvertently, chaos and mayhem, heroic mission, parallel world, apocalypse ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
100%
Super Dragon Ball Heroes (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 10 min.
TV show
Story: Trunks returns from the future to train with Goku and Vegeta. However, it disappears without warning. Then the mysterious Fu bursts in, telling them that Trunks has been imprisoned in the Prison Planet, a mysterious complex in an unknown place in ...
Style: captivating, entertaining, exciting, futuristic, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: transformation, superhero team, heroic mission, save the world, courage, superhuman powers, good versus evil, heroes, partners, teamwork, chase, scientist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
My Hero Academia (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: People are not born equal, a realization that 4-year-old Midoriya Izuku faced when bullied by his classmates who had unique special powers. Izuku was one of the rare cases where he was born with absolutely no unique powers. This did not stop Izuku ...
Style: exciting, comic, entertaining, sincere, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: super strength, friendship, superhero, training, teamwork, school, heroism, fight, school life, super villain, tournament, high school ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.3
 74K
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 ⇓
46%
Digimon: Digital Monsters (1999)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Digimon(デジモン Dejimon, branded as Digimon: Digital Monsters), short for "Digital Monsters"(デジタルモンスター Dejitaru Monsutā), is a Japanese media franchise encompassing digital toys, anime, manga, video games and ...
Style: exciting, stylized, captivating, feel good, light ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: adventure, young heroes, friends, good versus evil, heroic mission, monster, imaginary kingdom, escapades, save the world, rescue, danger, creature ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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 ...
Style: epic, stylized, humorous, semi serious, exciting
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: superhuman powers, master warrior, friendship, good versus evil, heroes, sacrifice, villain, transformation, training, warrior, martial arts, save the world ...
Time: 21st century, future, 90s, 20th century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 ⇓
100%
Dragon Ball Super (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Set just after the events of the Buu Saga of Dragon Ball Z, a deadly threat awakens once more. People lived in peace without knowing who the true heroes were during the devastating battle against Majin Buu. The powerful Dragon Balls have prevented ...
Style: captivating, suspense, exciting, humorous, suspenseful ...
Plot: battles, martial arts, battle, rivals, warrior, villain, rival, friendship, training, challenge, super powers, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.9
 15K
InuYasha (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Kagome Higurashi is a modern day young girl who lives with her family by the old Higure shrine. Unbeknownst to Kagome, she is the reincarnation of priestess Kikyo and posseses the "Jewel of Four Souls" (the Shikon jewel). One ill-fated ...
Style: stylized, exciting, humorous, semi serious, fairy tale
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: supernatural, parallel world, magic, adventure, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, mission, imaginary, good versus evil, journey, supernatural ability, monk ...
Time: middle ages, 16th century, 15th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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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 ⇓
50%
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 ⇓
32%
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 ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
100%
Magic Knight Rayearth (1994)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 20 min.
TV show
Story: Magic Knight Rayearth is a Japanese manga series created by Clamp, an all-female manga artist team consisting of Satsuki Igarashi, Ageha Ohkawa, Tsubaki Nekoi and Mokona. Appearing as a serial in the manga magazine Nakayoshi from the November 1993 ...
Style: serious, exciting, humorous, stylized, shoujo ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: good versus evil, kidnapping, supernatural, adventure, knight, survival, imaginary kingdom, friends, young heroes, superhuman powers, fictional reality, female protagonist ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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 ⇓
31%
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The events of Battle of Gods take place some years after the battle with Majin Buu, which determined the fate of the entire universe. After awakening from a long slumber, Beerus, the God of Destruction is visited by Whis, his attendant and learns ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, melancholic, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dragon, martial arts, supernatural ability, adventure, imaginary, battles, heroes, supernatural, danger, master villain, master warrior, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal is a Japanese manga and anime series and the third main spin-off series of the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise. The manga began serialization in Shueisha's V-Jump magazine from December 2010 and is licensed in North America by Viz Media. ...
Style: exciting, humorous, captivating, entertaining, tense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: contests and competitions, adventure, good versus evil, memory loss, supernatural, danger, rivalry, youth, escapades, human host, young heroes, friendship ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.8
 74K
One Piece (1999)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Years ago, the fearsome pirate king Gol D. Roger was executed, leaving a huge pile of treasure and the famous "One Piece" behind. Whoever claims the "One Piece" will be named the new pirate king. Monkey D. Luffy, a boy who ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, teens
Plot: pirate, ship, treasure, imaginary, heroes, friendship, mechanic, doctor, ocean, rivalry, escapades, adventure ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
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 ⇓
29%
Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler (1992)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Cooler has resurrected himself as a robot and is enslaving the people of New Namek. Goku and the gang must help.
Style: serious, semi serious, exciting, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, escapades, heroes, good versus evil, rivalry, superhuman powers, obsessive quest, adventure, imaginary, master warrior, master villain, custody ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Legend of Korra (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: The Legend of Korra is an American animated television series that premiered on the Nickelodeon television network in 2012. It was created by Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino as a sequel to their series Avatar: The Last Airbender, which ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious, funny
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: magical, young heroes, adventure, chosen one, friendship, good versus evil, rivalry, martial arts, training, danger, supernatural ability, youth ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%