Movies and TV shows like Dragon Ball

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Dragon Ball (1986)
 8.5
 42K
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: exciting, humorous, stylized, semi serious, captivating
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, desire, training, dragon, friendship, escapades, rivalry, young heroes, journey, warrior, contests and competitions, good versus evil, championship, tournament, superhuman powers, transformation, superhero, adventure, magical, princess, monster, army, youth, heroes, friends ...
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 rivalry, imaginary, heroes, escapades, adventure, danger and good versus evil mostly in Animation, Action and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Dragon Ball: Naruto (2002), Bakugan Battle Brawlers (2007), One Piece (1999), Sailor Moon (1992), Digimon: Digital Monsters (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.5
 48K
Dragon Ball (1995)
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: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: superhero, monster, martial arts, warrior, earth, championship, enemy, struggle, master warrior, contests and competitions, young heroes, heroes ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.7
 60K
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: serious, semi serious, humorous, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: martial arts, dragon, save the world, good versus evil, sacrifice, training, villain, warrior, friendship, reincarnation, transformation, magical ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: exciting, stylized, humorous, semi serious
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, superhero, villain, master warrior, imaginary, warrior, good versus evil, danger, friendship, rivalry, evil, transformation ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 58K
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, warrior, danger, young heroes, training, supernatural ability, buddies, master warrior, good versus evil, ninja, adventure ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, serious, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: superhero, martial arts, obsessive quest, master villain, superhuman powers, imaginary kingdom, master warrior, chaos and mayhem, space and aliens, imaginary, supernatural ability, heroic mission ...
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: teens, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, chaos and mayhem, escapades, adventure, heroes, supernatural ability, superhuman powers, take over, save the world, chaos, supernatural, master villain ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Bakugan Battle Brawlers (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, South Korea, Japan
Duration: 22 min.
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, semi serious, entertaining, humorous, stylized
Audience: kids
Plot: young heroes, adventure, good versus evil, battles, imaginary, rivalry, escapades, heroes, youth, danger, friends, friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.7
 57K
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: ship, pirate, treasure, doctor, mechanic, friendship, imaginary, ocean, escapades, criminal heroes, heroes, master villain ...
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: humorous, semi serious, exciting, stylized
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dragon, martial arts, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, master warrior, adventure, superhuman powers, heroes, battles, danger, pirate, supernatural ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.7
 104K
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, humorous, semi serious, exciting, stylized
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: dragon, friendship, sacrifice, good versus evil, warrior, martial arts, training, villain, transformation, master warrior, adventure, superhuman powers ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: pre-teens, teens
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, danger, rivalry, adventure, heroes, master warrior, supernatural ability, supernatural, good versus evil, escapades, imaginary ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 5K
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: atmospheric, exciting, stylized, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, superhero, save the world, princess, good versus evil, supernatural, young heroes, cat, superhuman powers, school, heroic mission, imaginary ...
Time: 1990s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, feel good, light ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: adventure, young heroes, friends, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, heroic mission, monster, destruction, danger, escapades, rescue, save the world ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 13K
InuYasha (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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: semi serious, stylized, exciting, humorous, fairy tale
Audience: teens, kids, family outing
Plot: supernatural, parallel world, magic, time travel, demon, violence, love triangle, journey, monk, creature, disguise, escapades ...
Time: middle ages, 16th century, 15th century
Place: japan, feudal japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: In a war-torn world of elemental magic, a young boy reawakens to undertake a dangerous mystic quest to fulfill his destiny as the Avatar, and bring peace to the world.
Style: exciting, humorous, captivating, stylized, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, young heroes, chosen one, supernatural ability, heroic mission, journey, good versus evil, adventure, magical, forces of nature, imaginary kingdom, imaginary ...
Time: 2000s
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, suspenseful, serious, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, save the world, superhuman powers, adventure, chaos, supernatural, danger, imaginary, master warrior, escapades, rivalry, dragon ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: semi serious, humorous, exciting, stylized
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, superhero, martial arts, adventure, heroes, imaginary kingdom, chases and races, space and aliens, obsessive quest, superhuman powers, escapades, master warrior ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Legend of Korra (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
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: suspenseful, exciting, stylized, serious, funny
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: magical, young heroes, chosen one, danger, imaginary, master warrior, supernatural ability, friendship, journey, youth, good versus evil, rivalry ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
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, stylized, exciting
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, superhuman powers, androids and robots, supernatural ability, adventure, heroes, obsessive quest, imaginary, master warrior, rescue, battles, good versus evil ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: offbeat, semi serious, serious, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, superhero, martial arts tournament, escapades, imaginary kingdom, chases and races, heroes, criminal heroes, crimes, imaginary, adventure, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: humorous, semi serious, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: young heroes, superhuman powers, heaven and hell, anti heroes, imaginary, master warrior, escapades, heroes, witch, chess, deadly weapon, friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, stylized, exciting, offbeat, serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: time travel, martial arts, good versus evil, save the world, danger, heroes, master warrior, imaginary, rivalry, battles, supernatural, chaos ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.1
 40K
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: comic, exciting, stylized, serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, adventure, heroic mission, martial arts, evil force, danger, teenage life, death, imaginary, ghost, destiny, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
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, serious, humorous, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: healing power, imaginary, supernatural ability, imaginary kingdom, heroic mission, young heroes, danger, good versus evil, supernatural, martial arts, rivalry, master villain ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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: stylized, exciting, futuristic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: cards, monster, duel, adventure, young heroes, danger, friends, ancient, supernatural, contests and competitions, family, escapades ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Ben 10: Omniverse (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: young heroes, save the world, superhuman powers, adventure, space and aliens, teenage life, danger, good versus evil, imaginary, superhero, heroic mission, alien encounter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.9
 2K
Magi (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: This story is about the flow of fate and the battle to keep the world on the right path. Aladdin is a boy who has set out to explore the world after being trapped in a room for most of his life. His best friend is a flute with a djinn in it named ...
Style: captivating, stylized, exciting, serious
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: magic, adventure, friendship, supernatural, imaginary, young heroes, hopes, good versus evil, youth, danger, rivalry, legends and myths ...
Time: ancient history
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, kids, family outing, teens
Plot: childhood, theft, friendship, animal training, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, adventure, owner, heroes, obsessive quest, contests and competitions, legends and myths ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Pokémon Origins (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Serving as a more faithful adaptation of the Pokémon Red and Blue games, the story follows a young boy named Red who begins a journey with his Pokémon partner, Charmander, as he seeks to capture all the known Pokémon in the Kanto region and ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous
Audience: preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: contests and competitions, chases and races, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, adventure, escapades, friends, battles, monster, young heroes, heroes, capture ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, light, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dragon, martial arts, supernatural ability, adventure, master warrior, heroes, imaginary, escapades, master villain, imaginary kingdom, rivalry, supernatural ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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