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, dragon, rivalry, desire, tournament, training, friendship, escapades, young heroes, monster, journey, warrior, contests and competitions, good versus evil, championship, superhuman powers, transformation, superhero, adventure, magical, princess, 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 adventure, escapades, rivalry, heroes, imaginary, danger and good versus evil mostly in Animation, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like Dragon Ball: Naruto (2002), One Piece (1999), Bakugan Battle Brawlers (2007), Digimon: Digital Monsters (1999), Sailor Moon (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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: humorous, serious, semi serious, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: dragon, friendship, martial arts, magical, alien, save the world, transformation, sacrifice, good versus evil, superhero, alien encounter, apocalypse ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: exciting, stylized, humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: superhero, martial arts, warrior, monster, struggle, ancient, save the world, earth, allies, journey, talented, odd ...
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.
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: martial arts, superhero, master warrior, villain, good versus evil, adventure, danger, friendship, space and aliens, superhuman powers, imaginary, heroic mission ...
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, training, warrior, friends, ninja, young heroes, rivalry, danger, adventure, heroes, master warrior, buddies ...
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: suspenseful, exciting, humorous, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, superhero, master villain, master warrior, chaos and mayhem, heroic mission, supernatural ability, obsessive quest, space wars, escapades, superhuman powers, danger ...
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: semi serious, stylized, exciting, humorous
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, chaos and mayhem, good versus evil, apocalypse, danger, rivalry, battles, parallel world, save the world, chaos, supernatural, supernatural ability ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ 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, exciting, stylized, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: dragon, friendship, good versus evil, sacrifice, warrior, martial arts, training, villain, transformation, master warrior, heroic mission, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century, 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, stylized, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, teens, kids, family outing
Plot: dragon, martial arts, superhuman powers, master warrior, escapades, adventure, space and aliens, imaginary, danger, pirate, rivalry, supernatural ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 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, family outing, kids, teens
Plot: ship, pirate, treasure, doctor, mechanic, friendship, imaginary, ocean, adventure, criminal heroes, heroes, daring rescue ...
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, entertaining, semi serious, humorous, stylized
Audience: kids
Plot: adventure, young heroes, good versus evil, imaginary, battles, friends, heroes, friendship, youth, rivalry, escapades, danger ...
⇓ 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, heroes, supernatural ability, master warrior, supernatural, good versus evil, escapades, imaginary ...
Time: future
⇓ 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, rescue, save the world, danger, escapades, parallel world ...
Place: japan
⇓ 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, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, superhero, save the world, princess, good versus evil, young heroes, heroic mission, imaginary, adventure, supernatural, superhuman powers, school ...
Time: 1990s
Place: japan
⇓ 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: humorous, stylized, exciting, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: good versus evil, superhero, martial arts, space and aliens, chases and races, master villain, imaginary kingdom, heroic mission, escapades, obsessive quest, master warrior, superhuman powers ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: parallel world, supernatural, love triangle, violence, time travel, magic, demon, journey, disguise, monk, creature, imaginary ...
Time: middle ages, 16th century, 15th century
Place: japan, feudal japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, superhuman powers, save the world, chaos, supernatural, adventure, escapades, master warrior, imaginary, rivalry, danger, dragon ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.6
 68K
Adventure Time (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 11 min.
Story: Told in eight parts, Islands tells the story of Finn, Jake, BMO and Susan Strong leaving Ooo and traveling across the ocean to solve the mystery of Finn's past. During their trip, they unlock secrets, encounter various creatures, make new ...
Style: humorous, exciting, captivating, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, friends, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, young heroes, princess, escapades, adventurer, buddies, youth, creature, dog ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files (1992)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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: serious, exciting, epic
Plot: good versus evil, rivalry, martial arts, demon, school, blue hair, amateur detective, back from the dead, ghost, supernatural, god or devil, out of the way ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, serious, exciting, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, superhero, martial arts tournament, escapades, imaginary, superhuman powers, heroes, chaos and mayhem, imaginary kingdom, criminal heroes, contests and competitions, adventure ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: exciting, humorous, semi serious, feel good, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: monk, dragon, martial arts, legends and myths, curses spells and rituals, adventure, superhero, good versus evil, ancient, wannabe, heroes, master warrior ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, training, friends, young heroes, violence, team, martial arts, danger, imaginary, mission, fight ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: stylized, humorous, exciting, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, master villain, imaginary kingdom, escapades, imaginary, obsessive quest, master warrior, adventure, supernatural ability, heroes, androids and robots ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, danger, chosen one, master warrior, supernatural ability, imaginary, friendship, journey, adventure, youth, good versus evil ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 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: exciting, comic, serious, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, heroic mission, supernatural ability, martial arts, evil force, danger, youth, teenage life, death, destiny, heroes, ghost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, escapades, imaginary, heroes, master villain, master warrior, imaginary kingdom, battles, danger ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, humorous, exciting, offbeat ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: time travel, martial arts, good versus evil, dragon, battles, master warrior, master villain, alien encounter, danger, supernatural, chaos, save the world ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ 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: pre-teens, preschoolers, teens, family outing, kids
Plot: childhood, theft, friendship, animal training, imaginary kingdom, adventure, imaginary, good versus evil, coach, youth, monster, self esteem ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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: humorous, stylized, exciting, futuristic, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: cards, monster, duel, young heroes, adventure, danger, good versus evil, school, rivalry, supernatural, imaginary, contests and competitions ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: space wars, master warrior, escapades, imaginary kingdom, young heroes, imaginary, master villain, heaven and hell, heroes, heroic mission, friends, odd ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
My Hero Academia (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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, humorous, sincere, entertaining
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, superhero, school, super strength, heroism, training, super villain, high school, rivalry, society, supernatural power, child prodigy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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