Movies and TV shows like Dragon Ball Z

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Dragon Ball Z (1989)
 8.8
 77K
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.
TV show
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, alien encounter, magical, alien, heroes, save the world, sacrifice, good versus evil, transformation, apocalypse, space and aliens, obsessive quest, adventure, supernatural, destruction, rivalry, allies, master villain, fate of humanity, human existence, superhero, reincarnation, warrior ...
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, stylized, humorous and semi serious films and TV series with plots about heroes, adventure, danger, good versus evil, escapades, rivalry and imaginary mostly in Animation, Action and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Dragon Ball Z: One Piece (1999), My Hero Academia (2016), Naruto Shippuden (2007), Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files (1992), Justice League (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Dragon Ball Z Kai (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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, humorous, stylized, semi serious
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, villain, master warrior, superhero, good versus evil, adventure, friendship, heroic mission, space and aliens, superhuman powers, evil alien, heroes ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
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100%
 8.6
 55K
Dragon Ball (1986)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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, semi serious, stylized, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: martial arts, warrior, rivalry, dragon, monster, desire, tournament, training, young heroes, escapades, friendship, superhuman powers ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.8
 125K
Dragon Ball Z (1989)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA, Canada
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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, exciting, semi serious, stylized, humorous
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: master warrior, superhuman powers, friendship, good versus evil, training, transformation, sacrifice, warrior, villain, martial arts, heroes, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, future, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 8.6
 58K
Dragon Ball (1995)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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, exciting, stylized, humorous, odd
Audience: pre-teens, teens, family outing, kids
Plot: master warrior, save the world, heroes, martial arts, warrior, monster, superhero, obsessive quest, adventure, rivalry, young heroes, contests and competitions ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan (1993)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, 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: exciting, semi serious, serious, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: superhero, martial arts, heroes, father son relationship, super villain, martial artist, battles, chaos, silly humor, farce, save the world, supernatural ...
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, semi serious, serious, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: time travel, martial arts, battles, genocide, alternate timeline, androids, dragon, superhero, good versus evil, distopia, teacher student relationship, space wars ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ 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, rivalry, adventure, supernatural, heroes, master warrior, supernatural ability, good versus evil, escapades, master villain, battles ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Dragon Ball Super (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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: captivating, exciting, suspense, suspenseful, humorous ...
Plot: battles, martial arts, warrior, villain, rivals, challenge, training, friendship, super powers, alien, flying, fight ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.9
 107K
One Piece (1999)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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, light, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: pirate, ship, treasure, heroes, friendship, doctor, mechanic, ocean, rivalry, escapades, adventure, captain ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dragon Ball GT: A Hero's Legacy (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 65 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: exciting, semi serious, serious, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: battles, healing power, silly humor, farce, imaginary kingdom, martial arts, legends and myths, heroic mission, young heroes, master warrior, obsessive quest, good versus evil ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
My Hero Academia (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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, entertaining, sincere, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: training, superhero, super strength, school, fight, teamwork, heroism, high school, friendship, super villain, rivalry, supernatural power ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Naruto Shippuden (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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, heroic, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: heroes, master warrior, supernatural ability, friendship, ninja, young heroes, villain, good versus evil, mission, team, adventure, ninjitsu ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, melancholic, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, dragon, supernatural ability, adventure, battles, supernatural, master warrior, master villain, heroes, imaginary kingdom, mythology, god ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files (1992)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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: exciting, serious, epic
Plot: good versus evil, rivalry, demon, tournament, heroes, school, sacrifice, martial arts, mystery, martial artist, dying, back from the dead ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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, exciting, humorous, stylized
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: martial arts, save the world, superhuman powers, good versus evil, escapades, heroes, master warrior, supernatural ability, rivalry, master villain, supernatural, adventure ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dragon Ball Z: The 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, exciting, stylized, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, teens
Plot: dragon, martial arts, battles, tree, rivalry, obsessive quest, adventure, superhuman powers, pirate, supernatural, escapades, heroes ...
Time: future, 90s
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: exciting, serious, semi serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, silly humor, farce, space wars, social decay, isolation, apocalypse, chaos and mayhem, alien encounter, battles, chaos, supernatural ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, semi serious, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, save the world, supernatural, adventure, chaos, master warrior, escapades, rivalry, evil alien, superhuman powers, beast, dragon ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug (1991)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 43 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, exciting, stylized, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: martial arts, heroes, good versus evil, superhero, master warrior, desire, dragon, alien, imaginary kingdom, heroic mission, silly humor, farce ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 45K
Justice League (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: superhero, superman character, justice league, heroes, super strength, team, good versus evil, villain, destruction, space station, disguise, master villain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, stylized, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, silly humor, farce, master warrior, rivalry, heroes, superhero, superhuman powers, supernatural, supernatural ability, good versus evil, master villain ...
Place: asia, 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, serious, exciting, humorous, suspenseful ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: superhero, master warrior, martial arts, martial arts tournament, supernatural, rivalry, heroes, master villain, obsessive quest, good versus evil, gang, crimes ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 6K
Beyblade (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Sport, Thriller
Country: Canada, Japan, Spain
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Three or four friends roam to various cities to win beyblade battles. In these battles, everyone has his/her special moves and have some common enemies like lio which has tornado type beyblade. Everyone wants to become best of all and so on. -kunal ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, captivating, disturbing, exciting
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: partners, youth, friendship, good versus evil, young heroes, team, tournament, adventure, contests and competitions, save the world, beast, best friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, stylized, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: martial arts, snow, mad scientist, scientist, desire, wish fulfillment, dragon, rivalry, good versus evil, androids and robots, master villain, escapades ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Hunter x Hunter (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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, captivating, thought provoking, compassionate, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, team, adventure, young heroes, training, fight, mission, friends, murder, martial arts, life is a bitch, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 6K
Sailor Moon (1992)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, epic, shoujo ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: friendship, superhero, princess, save the world, good versus evil, adventure, young heroes, heroic mission, school, rivalry, supernatural, supernatural ability ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Legend of Korra (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
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: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious, funny ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: magical, young heroes, chosen one, adventure, rivalry, training, supernatural ability, rebellion, master warrior, youth, friendship, peril ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.8
 13K
Soul Eater (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Set at the "Death Weapon Meister Academy", the series revolves around three teams, each consisting of a weapon meister and weapon that can transform into a humanoid. Trying to make the latter a "death scythe" and thus fit for use ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, intense, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, school, partners, witch, good versus evil, master warrior, save the world, supernatural, friendship, bonding, super weapon, demon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 10K
Saint Seiya (1986)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Ages ago, the goddess Athena was served by fighters called Saints who channeled the power of the Cosmos within them. Now a youth named Seiya has trained to become a Saint himself by earning the mystical Cloth of Pegasus. He is joined by other Saints ...
Style: serious, tense, exciting, stylized
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: legends and myths, knight, master warrior, good versus evil, evil force, rescue, protector, supernatural, save the world, rivalry, adventure, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: japan, asia, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Tokyo Mew Mew (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Earth is a beautiful planet...rich in natural resources and home to millions of living species. However, over the years 2,500 of these species have become extinct. Humans are taking for granted what Earth has to offer. They have become selfish, ...
Style: feel good, stylized, captivating, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: good versus evil, human becoming an animal, heroic mission, adventure, young heroes, environmental health, superhuman powers, escapades, battles, chaos, save the world, heroes ...
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%