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, friendship, martial arts, magical, alien, save the world, good versus evil, sacrifice, transformation, superhero, apocalypse, space and aliens, obsessive quest, alien encounter, adventure, supernatural, heroes, mercenary, destruction, danger, imaginary, rivalry, human existence, master villain, allies ...
Time: future
Place: japan

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Most similar movies to Dragon Ball Z

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, adventure, danger, escapades, imaginary and good versus evil mostly in Animation, Action and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Dragon Ball Z: Justice League (2001), Bleach (2004), Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files (1992), ThunderCats (2011), Ben 10: Omniverse (2012). 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, humorous, semi serious, captivating
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, dragon, rivalry, desire, tournament, training, friendship, young heroes, escapades, monster, warrior, journey ...
Time: future
Place: asia, 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 ⇓
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%
 8.5
 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: exciting, stylized, entertaining, captivating, light ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, alien, teamwork, save the world, adventure, danger, secret identity, invasion, evil, imaginary, super weapon ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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%
 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 ⇓
53%
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 ⇓
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: semi serious, serious, humorous, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: martial arts, master villain, imaginary, androids and robots, space and aliens, master warrior, chaos and mayhem, crimes, imaginary kingdom, rivalry, save the world, supernatural ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ 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 ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
49%
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 ⇓
48%
 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 ⇓
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%
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%
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 ⇓
44%
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%
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 ⇓
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, escapades, imaginary, heroes, master villain, master warrior, imaginary kingdom, battles, danger ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 7.8
 6K
ThunderCats (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Story: ThunderCats is an American/Japanese animated television series, produced by Ethan Spaulding and Michael Jelenic. A reboot of the original 1980s TV series of the same name, ThunderCats was developed by Warner Bros. Animation and Studio 4°C, and ...
Style: serious, exciting
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, leader, danger, transformation, escapades, heroes, superhero, supernatural ability, space wars, supernatural, villain ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, alien encounter, heroic mission, superhero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: offbeat, serious, semi serious, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space and aliens, adventure, superhuman powers, chaos and mayhem, chaos, supernatural, martial arts, good versus evil, vengeance, superhero, battles, danger ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 ⇓
37%
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Buzz Lightyear of Star Command is an American animated science fiction/adventure/comedy series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation. The series originally aired on UPN and ABC from October 2000 to January 2001 as part of Disney's One ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, humorous, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids, boys' night, teens
Plot: outer space, superhero, good versus evil, danger, space travel, master villain, adventure, imaginary, save the world, androids and robots, unlikely partners, space and aliens ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 6.8
 665
Max Steel (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Max Steel is a science fiction–comedy, CGI–animated series. It is a re-imagining of its predecessor of the same name, as well as being based on the Mattel action-figure also of the same name. Max Steel premiered on March 25, 2013 on Disney XD.
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, teenage life, good versus evil, supernatural, young heroes, supernatural ability, escapades, youth, rivalry, friendship, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Transformers (1984)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan, South Korea
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Transformers is the first animated television series in the Transformers franchise. The series depicts a war among giant robots that can transform into vehicles and other objects.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, humorous, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: adventure, androids and robots, space travel, save the world, alien encounter, good versus evil, leadership, danger, chaos, future dystopia, heroic mission, evil alien ...
Time: 80s, future, 21st century, 20th century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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: feel good, exciting, humorous, semi serious, fairy tale
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, martial arts, supernatural ability, parents and children, heroes, babies and infants, city life, master villain, contests and competitions, androids and robots, adventure, technology gone awry ...
Place: japan, kindergarten, tokyo
⇓ 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, 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 ⇓
35%
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: stylized, exciting, humorous, suspenseful, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary, heroic mission, master warrior, master villain, family, martial arts, supernatural, rivalry, danger, good versus evil, healing power, superhuman powers ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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 ⇓
18%
 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: semi serious, exciting, captivating, humorous, stylized
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: master warrior, samurai, sword and sorcery, good versus evil, martial arts, warrior, villain, time travel, adventure, heroic mission, danger, ancient ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%