Movies and TV shows like Dragon Ball Z

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Dragon Ball Z (1989)
 8.7
 60K
Dragon Ball Z (1989)
Original name: ドラゴンボールゼット
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 series Debut in 1988-1995 on Weekly Shounen Jump. Dragon Ball Z depicts the continuing adventures of Goku and his companions to defend against an assortment of villains which seek to destroy or rule the Earth. The anime first aired in Japan from April 25, 1989, to January 31, 1996, and was dubbed in several territories around the world, including the United States, Europe, and in Latin America.
Style: humorous, serious, stylized, semi serious, exciting, epic
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: dragon, martial arts, friendship, warrior, reincarnation, save the world, villain, good versus evil, sacrifice, training, transformation, superhero, alien, tournament, magical, apocalypse, adventure, space and aliens, supernatural, heroes, mercenary, invasion, friends, contests and competitions, earth ...
Time: future
Place: japan

Most similar movies to Dragon Ball Z

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, humorous, stylized and semi serious films and TV series with plots about heroes, adventure, rivalry, danger, escapades, imaginary and martial arts mostly in Action, Animation and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Dragon Ball Z: Justice League (2001), Naruto Shippuden (2007), Sailor Moon (1992), Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files (1992), Bleach (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.5
 42K
Dragon Ball (1986)
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, ...
Style: exciting, stylized, semi serious, humorous, captivating
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, dragon, rivalry, desire, tournament, training, friendship, escapades, young heroes, monster, championship, good versus evil ...
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, stylized, exciting, semi serious, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: dragon, friendship, good versus evil, sacrifice, martial arts, warrior, villain, training, transformation, master warrior, heroic mission, adventure ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future, 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 37K
Justice League (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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: stylized, exciting, captivating, entertaining, light ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, alien, teamwork, adventure, save the world, super weapon, imaginary, invasion, secret identity, undercover, evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ 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, exciting, humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, superhero, villain, master warrior, master villain, allies, earth, enemy, danger, rivalry, friendship, good versus evil ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Movie in collections
 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: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: superhero, monster, martial arts, warrior, good versus evil, save the world, earth, journey, allies, master warrior, obsessive quest, escapades ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, exciting, stylized, humorous, serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: time travel, martial arts, good versus evil, save the world, chaos, supernatural, battles, obsessive quest, escapades, family, space and aliens, dragon ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: semi serious, serious, offbeat, humorous, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, superhero, space and aliens, androids and robots, heroes, superhuman powers, chaos and mayhem, imaginary kingdom, battles, chaos, supernatural, alien encounter ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Naruto Shippuden (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Naruto Shippuuden is the continuation of the original animated TV series Naruto.The story revolves around an older and slightly more matured Uzumaki Naruto and his quest to save his friend Uchiha Sasuke from the grips of the snake-like Shinobi, ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: supernatural ability, master warrior, villain, team, friendship, young heroes, mission, good versus evil, heroes, village, training, martial arts ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
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, exciting, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: martial arts, superhero, good versus evil, supernatural ability, space and aliens, master warrior, imaginary, obsessive quest, imaginary kingdom, adventure, asteroids and comets, master villain ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, master warrior, heroes, supernatural, good versus evil, escapades, imaginary ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: semi serious, humorous, stylized, exciting
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dragon, martial arts, adventure, space and aliens, supernatural ability, escapades, superhuman powers, imaginary, master warrior, heroes, rivalry, supernatural ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, young heroes, cat, adventure, supernatural, imaginary, superhuman powers, school ...
Time: 1990s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: serious, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: superhero, martial arts, martial arts tournament, master warrior, chaos and mayhem, chases and races, imaginary, supernatural ability, criminal heroes, escapades, heroes, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, school, martial arts, demon, blue hair, young heroes, heroic mission, heroes, dying, amateur detective, back from the dead ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, imaginary kingdom, master warrior, master villain, imaginary, escapades, heroes, rivalry, supernatural ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: teens, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, adventure, imaginary, escapades, superhuman powers, androids and robots, supernatural ability, master warrior, imaginary kingdom, heroes, master villain, danger ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, serious, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, superhuman powers, save the world, supernatural, chaos, adventure, imaginary, escapades, master warrior, rivalry, danger, dragon ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: offbeat, humorous, stylized, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, rivalry, battles, apocalypse, crimes, chaos and mayhem, imaginary kingdom, heroes, superhero, save the world, investigation ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 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, supernatural ability, heroic mission, martial arts, evil force, danger, teenage life, death, imaginary, ghost, destiny, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, stylized, humorous, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, martial arts, vigilantism, mutant, turtle, allies, undercover, supernatural, escapades, imaginary, adventure ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, friendship, youth, friends, rivalry, heroes, escapades, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.9
 271
Angelic Layer (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: 12-year-old Misaki Suzuhara has just gotten involved in Angelic Layer, a battling game using electronic dolls called angels. Even as a newbie, Misaki shows advanced skills as she meets new friends and enters Angelic Layer tournaments to fight the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting, feel good, fairy tale
Audience: pre-teens, teens, family outing, kids
Plot: martial arts, friendship, adventure, technology gone awry, parents and children, heroes, master villain, young heroes, imaginary, contests and competitions, impossible love, workaholic ...
Place: japan, tokyo, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, offbeat, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: uninhibited rivalry, master villain, escapades, supernatural ability, obsessive quest, adventure, master warrior, chaos and mayhem, danger, superhero, good versus evil, vengeance ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
Dragon Ball Super (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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: exciting, suspense, humorous, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: battle, villain, rival, martial arts, warrior, friendship, challenge, training, super powers, danger, flying, husband wife relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, master warrior, supernatural ability, imaginary, friendship, journey, adventure, youth, good versus evil ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.5
 41K
Samurai Jack (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
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: humorous, semi serious, exciting, stylized, captivating
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: samurai, master warrior, sword and sorcery, time travel, good versus evil, megalomaniac, villain, warrior, martial arts, destiny, glory, ancient ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, exciting, stylized, humorous
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, superhuman powers, heroic mission, escapades, master warrior, take over, master villain, battles, rivalry, chaos, supernatural, heroes ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, good versus evil, danger, imaginary, alien encounter, heroic mission, superhero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, friends, warrior, young heroes, rivalry, ninja, danger, adventure, heroes, master warrior, buddies ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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: young heroes, friendship, chosen one, supernatural ability, heroic mission, journey, magical, good versus evil, adventure, forces of nature, imaginary kingdom, imaginary ...
Time: 2000s
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%