Movies and TV shows like Dragon Ball

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Dragon Ball (1986)
 8.5
 40K
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.
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: humorous, semi serious, exciting, stylized
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: martial arts, dragon, transformation, training, superhero, adventure, obsessive quest, heroic mission, good versus evil, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary, rivalry, youth, master warrior, young heroes, contests and competitions, save the world, friendship, legends and myths, friends, superhuman powers, desire, princess ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan

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Most similar movies to Dragon Ball

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, exciting, humorous and stylized films and TV series with plots about escapades, heroes, adventure, imaginary, danger, rivalry and good versus evil mostly in Animation, Action and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Dragon Ball: Naruto (2002), Teen Titans (2003), One Piece (1999), Bleach (2004), MÄR: Märchen Awakens Romance (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.5
 46K
Dragon Ball (1986)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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: semi serious, humorous, exciting, stylized
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: superhero, martial arts, monster, warrior, adventure, obsessive quest, heroic mission, good versus evil, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Dragon Ball Z Kai (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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: semi serious, exciting, humorous, stylized
Audience: pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: martial arts, superhero, master warrior, villain, adventure, heroic mission, good versus evil, escapades, heroes, imaginary, rivalry, buddies ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 8.7
 57K
Dragon Ball Z (1989)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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: semi serious, humorous, stylized, serious, exciting ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: martial arts, save the world, good versus evil, friendship, dragon, sacrifice, transformation, training, warrior, villain, reincarnation, androids and robots ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 8.3
 55K
Naruto (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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, serious, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, friends, young heroes, good versus evil, training, warrior, supernatural ability, adventure, danger, heroes, village, master warrior ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.7
 100K
Dragon Ball Z (1996)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA, Canada
Duration: 24 min.
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, semi serious, humorous, exciting, stylized
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: androids and robots, martial arts, master warrior, adventure, superhuman powers, good versus evil, heroic mission, friendship, supernatural, dragon, sacrifice, transformation ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, 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, humorous, stylized, semi serious, absurd ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, adventure, master villain, master warrior, danger, rivalry, supernatural ability, heroes, supernatural, good versus evil, escapades ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: humorous, semi serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: martial arts, superhero, androids and robots, master villain, adventure, master warrior, superhuman powers, supernatural ability, obsessive quest, save the world, alien encounter, apocalypse ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: humorous, semi serious, exciting, stylized
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, superhuman powers, adventure, supernatural ability, save the world, chaos and mayhem, parallel world, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: humorous, semi serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens, family outing
Plot: time travel, martial arts, master warrior, good versus evil, adventure, superhuman powers, supernatural ability, obsessive quest, alien encounter, imaginary kingdom, danger, escapades ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: humorous, semi serious, exciting, stylized
Audience: pre-teens, teens, kids, family outing
Plot: martial arts, dragon, adventure, master warrior, superhuman powers, supernatural ability, good versus evil, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary, supernatural ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.8
 23K
Teen Titans (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Teen Titans is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics characters of the same name, primarily the run of stories by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez in the early-1980s The New Teen Titans comic book series. The show was created ...
Style: humorous, exciting, stylized, semi serious, touching
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: superhero, adventure, young heroes, good versus evil, teenage life, villain, teenage love, heroic mission, superhero team, supernatural, secret identity, martial arts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: humorous, semi serious, exciting, stylized
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, superhero, master villain, adventure, master warrior, superhuman powers, supernatural ability, heroic mission, danger, escapades, heroes ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: exciting, humorous, semi serious, light, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, dragon, supernatural ability, adventure, master warrior, bingo, battle, escapades, heroes, imaginary, rivalry, supernatural ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 8.6
 55K
One Piece (1999)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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, offbeat, exciting
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, teens
Plot: pirate, ship, friendship, imaginary, treasure, doctor, mechanic, adventure, friends, bounty, escapades, heroes ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound (1993)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
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: semi serious, humorous, exciting, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: martial arts, martial arts tournament, superhero, master warrior, adventure, superhuman powers, supernatural ability, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary, rivalry ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: humorous, semi serious, exciting, stylized
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, adventure, superhuman powers, supernatural ability, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary, rivalry, supernatural, androids and robots ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: humorous, semi serious, exciting, stylized, serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, superhero, adventure, superhuman powers, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary, rivalry, supernatural, evil alien ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.2
 38K
Bleach (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: The show revolves around Ichigo Kurosaki, a good-hearted 15-year-old high school student who carries the undesired ability to see spirits. Others in his family (two sisters and his father) carry this ability to some extent as well. One evening, he ...
Style: exciting, comic, humorous, serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, supernatural ability, adventure, heroic mission, danger, imaginary, evil force, monster, teenage life, death, heroes, ghost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Dragon Ball GT: A Hero's Legacy (1997)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Son Goku Jr. is the grand-grandson of the legendary warrior Son Goku, unlike his predecessor he's not a brave fighter. He's constantly picked on by school bullies, his grandmother Pan sees this and she's worried, but even tough Goku ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, adventure, superhuman powers, supernatural ability, heroic mission, legends and myths, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary, rivalry ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: humorous, semi serious, exciting, offbeat, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, superhuman powers, adventure, supernatural ability, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary, rivalry, supernatural, master villain ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
MÄR: Märchen Awakens Romance (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventurer, adventure, androids and robots, master villain, master warrior, superhero, superhuman powers, young heroes, good versus evil, parallel world, save the world, heroic mission ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Hunter x Hunter (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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, semi serious, captivating, psychological, compassionate ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, friendship, young heroes, friends, team, fight, danger, imaginary, mission, violence, martial arts, parents and children ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, semi serious, exciting, stylized, serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: martial arts, androids and robots, adventure, master villain, master warrior, superhuman powers, supernatural ability, obsessive quest, save the world, apocalypse, imaginary kingdom, space wars ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 3K
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Ten years after the Ceremonial Battle, a teenage boy named Yuuki Judai heads off in order to join the Duelist Yousei School located on a remote island off the coast of Japan. There he meets his fellow students and gains a few friends, along with ...
Style: futuristic, humorous, semi serious, stylized, exciting
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: cards, young heroes, adventure, duel, monster, school, escapades, heroes, imaginary, family, contests and competitions, good versus evil ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Digimon: Digital Monsters (1999)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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, light, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, young heroes, friends, good versus evil, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, monster, destruction, save the world, parallel world, creature, danger ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Xiaolin Showdown (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Xiaolin Showdown is an American animated television series that aired on Kids WB and was created by Christy Hui. Set in a world where martial arts battles and Eastern magic are commonplace, the series follows four young warriors in training that ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, gothic, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: martial arts, monk, dragon, master warrior, adventure, good versus evil, circus, heroic mission, legends and myths, palaces castles and temples, family, battles ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Pokemon: Jirachi - Wish Maker (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Ash, Pikachu and friends (minus Misty) were visiting a festival celebrating the appearance of a comet when they stumble upon a mysterious rock-like crystal...
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, imaginary, young heroes, heroic mission, friends, danger, escapades, heroes, rivalry, good versus evil, obsessive quest, youth ...
Time: 2000s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.5
 27K
Pokemon (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Join Ash Ketchum, accompanied by his partner Pikachu, as he travels through many regions, meets new friends and faces new challenges on his quest to become a Pokémon Master.
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: preschoolers, pre-teens, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: adventure, pokemon, friendship, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, theft, childhood, animal life, in the woods, young heroes, fantasy world, creature ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, South Korea
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an American animated television series, mainly set in New York City. It first aired on February 8, 2003 and ended on February 28, 2009. The series marked the revival of the franchise as a Saturday morning cartoon on ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, stylized, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, turtle, superhero, mutant, good versus evil, vigilantism, master villain, adventure, secret identity, ninja, fighting crime, heroic mission ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.7
 4K
Sailor Moon (1992)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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: exciting, atmospheric, stylized, epic, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: superhero, friendship, princess, save the world, good versus evil, cat, queen, young heroes, imaginary, danger, supernatural, heroes ...
Time: 1990s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%