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Dragon Ball Z (1989)
 8.7
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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, semi serious, exciting, stylized, serious, epic
Audience: pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: martial arts, magical, save the world, good versus evil, friendship, dragon, sacrifice, transformation, training, warrior, villain, reincarnation, androids and robots, master villain, adventure, master warrior, superhuman powers, supernatural ability, heroic mission, danger, escapades, alien encounter, apocalypse, heroes, space wars ...
Time: future
Place: japan

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, rivalry, danger, escapades, imaginary and good versus evil mostly in Animation, Action and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Dragon Ball Z: Justice League (2001), Sonic X (2003), Teen Titans (2003), Samurai Jack (2001), Sailor Moon (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 8.7
 96K
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: pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: androids and robots, master warrior, adventure, superhuman powers, heroic mission, supernatural, martial arts, save the world, good versus evil, friendship, dragon, sacrifice ...
Time: future, 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 8.6
 38K
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: humorous, semi serious, exciting, stylized
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: martial arts, superhero, dragon, transformation, training, superhuman powers, adventure, imaginary kingdom, obsessive quest, heroic mission, good versus evil, danger ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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: semi serious, exciting, humorous, stylized
Audience: pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: martial arts, superhero, master warrior, villain, save the world, adventure, heroic mission, battles, good versus evil, escapades, heroes, imaginary ...
Time: future
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 8.6
 44K
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: pre-teens, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: superhero, martial arts, monster, warrior, superhuman powers, imaginary kingdom, adventure, obsessive quest, heroic mission, good versus evil, danger, escapades ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 8.6
 34K
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: serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, epic
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: superhero, alien, good versus evil, earth, villain, master villain, secret identity, adventure, save the world, heroic mission, danger, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ 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: humorous, semi serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens, family outing
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, good versus evil, superhuman powers, adventure, supernatural ability, obsessive quest, alien encounter, imaginary kingdom, danger, escapades, heroes ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, exciting, stylized, offbeat ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: martial arts, superhero, androids and robots, master villain, adventure, master warrior, superhuman powers, supernatural ability, obsessive quest, save the world, alien encounter, apocalypse ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, 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: humorous, exciting, stylized, semi serious, intense ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: martial arts, adventure, master villain, vengeance, master warrior, superhuman powers, supernatural ability, good versus evil, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: humorous, semi serious, exciting, stylized
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: martial arts, adventure, master warrior, superhuman powers, supernatural ability, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary, rivalry, supernatural, androids and robots ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: pre-teens, teens, kids, family outing
Plot: martial arts, dragon, master warrior, adventure, superhuman powers, supernatural ability, good versus evil, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary, supernatural ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, semi serious, exciting, stylized
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, superhero, master villain, adventure, master warrior, superhuman powers, supernatural ability, heroic mission, danger, escapades, heroes ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: humorous, semi serious, exciting, stylized, offbeat ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: martial arts, superhero, master warrior, superhuman powers, adventure, supernatural ability, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary, rivalry, supernatural ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: humorous, semi serious, exciting, stylized, offbeat ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: martial arts, androids and robots, master villain, adventure, master warrior, superhuman powers, supernatural ability, obsessive quest, save the world, apocalypse, imaginary kingdom, space wars ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.1
 3K
Sonic X (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Sonic X is an anime series based on the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series. It was created by Sonic Team and produced in Japan by TMS Entertainment. It aired on TV Tokyo from April 6, 2003 to March 28, 2004 and on Kids Station from 2004 to 2005. ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, danger, adventure, heroes, imaginary, superhero, friendship, friends, master villain, chases and races, escapades, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.8
 22K
Teen Titans (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Teen Titans is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics characters of the same name, primarily the run of stories by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez in the early-1980s The New Teen Titans comic book series. The show was created ...
Style: humorous, exciting, stylized, semi serious
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: superhero, teenage love, villain, adventure, young heroes, heroes, teenage life, youth, good versus evil, adolescence, master villain, superhuman powers ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, 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: exciting, humorous, semi serious, light, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, supernatural ability, dragon, adventure, master warrior, battle, bingo, escapades, heroes, imaginary, rivalry, supernatural ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 8.4
 37K
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: pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: samurai, master warrior, martial arts, good versus evil, time travel, destiny, villain, megalomaniac, warrior, master villain, adventure, revenge ...
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: humorous, semi serious, exciting, stylized
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, superhuman powers, adventure, supernatural ability, save the world, chaos and mayhem, parallel world, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 4K
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: exciting, atmospheric, stylized, epic, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: superhero, friendship, princess, save the world, good versus evil, cat, queen, young heroes, imaginary, danger, supernatural, heroes ...
Time: 1990s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: humorous, semi serious, exciting, offbeat, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, superhuman powers, adventure, supernatural ability, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary, rivalry, supernatural, androids and robots ...
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.1
 253
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: humorous, semi serious, feel good, exciting, fairy tale
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: martial arts, friendship, androids and robots, small town, adventure, master villain, urban, young heroes, man versus machine, save the world, parallel world, heroes ...
Place: japan, tokyo, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, humorous, stylized, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, turtle, superhero, mutant, good versus evil, vigilantism, master villain, secret identity, adventure, ninja, fighting crime, heroic mission ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: humorous, semi serious, exciting, stylized, offbeat ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, superhero, adventure, superhuman powers, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary, rivalry, supernatural, evil alien ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 8.2
 37K
Bleach (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, 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, entertaining, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, supernatural ability, ghost, heroes, adventure, heroic mission, teenage life, supernatural, destiny, danger, imaginary, life after death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, serious
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: magical, master warrior, young heroes, chosen one, imaginary, supernatural ability, heroes, good versus evil, peril, danger, rivalry, journey ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: humorous, semi serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, superhuman powers, adventure, supernatural ability, heroic mission, legends and myths, danger, escapades, heroes, imaginary, rivalry ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Naruto Shippuden (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, 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, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: supernatural ability, master warrior, friendship, team, young heroes, villain, good versus evil, mission, adventure, heroes, youth, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, semi serious, stylized
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: young heroes, adventure, good versus evil, friends, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, destruction, monster, friendship, save the world, creature, parallel world ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventurer, adventure, androids and robots, master villain, master warrior, superhero, superhuman powers, young heroes, good versus evil, parallel world, save the world, heroic mission ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Transformers: Armada (2002)
Genre: Action, Animation, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Transformers: Armada, known in Japan as Chō Robot Seimeitai Transformers: Micron Densetsu, is a Transformers animated series, comic series and toy line which ran from 2002–2003. It was originally scheduled for 2001, however was delayed until ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: good versus evil, androids and robots, master villain, adventure, heroic mission, space wars, battles, escapades, heroes, rivalry, space and aliens, evil alien ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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