Movies and TV shows like Dragon Ball Z

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Dragon Ball Z (1989)
 8.7
 64K
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, magical, alien, heroes, save the world, good versus evil, sacrifice, transformation, apocalypse, space and aliens, obsessive quest, alien encounter, adventure, supernatural, mercenary, destruction, danger, imaginary, rivalry, master villain, allies, fate of humanity, human existence ...
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, stylized and semi serious films and TV series with plots about heroes, adventure, danger, rivalry, escapades, imaginary and good versus evil mostly in Animation, Action and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Dragon Ball Z: Justice League (2001), Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files (1992), Bleach (2004), Naruto Shippuden (2007), Angelic Layer (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.5
 45K
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, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, dragon, rivalry, desire, tournament, training, friendship, escapades, young heroes, monster, good versus evil, warrior ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.7
 108K
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, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: master warrior, dragon, superhuman powers, battles, sacrifice, training, heroes, good versus evil, friendship, martial arts, warrior, transformation ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, future, 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: humorous, stylized, exciting, semi serious
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: villain, master warrior, martial arts, superhero, good versus evil, adventure, danger, friendship, imaginary, space and aliens, heroic mission, superhuman powers ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ 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, supernatural ability, master warrior, heroes, supernatural, good versus evil, escapades, imaginary ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.5
 51K
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: stylized, exciting, semi serious, humorous
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: monster, master warrior, heroes, save the world, martial arts, warrior, superhero, dragon, transformation, attack, princess, rivalry ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound (1993)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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, stylized, humorous, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: superhero, martial arts, master warrior, martial arts tournament, imaginary, crimes, superhuman powers, chaos and mayhem, chases and races, contests and competitions, adventure, obsessive quest ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ 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: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, humorous, serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: martial arts, crimes, chaos and mayhem, master warrior, society, superhero, good versus evil, apocalypse, isolation, danger, save the world, battles ...
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, serious, offbeat, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: time travel, battles, martial arts, dragon, superhero, good versus evil, distopia, chaos, danger, save the world, rivalry, alien encounter ...
Time: future
Place: asia, 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: serious, semi serious, offbeat, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, superhero, heroes, save the world, alien encounter, master warrior, supernatural ability, adventure, danger, supernatural, chaos, farce ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ 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: semi serious, exciting, stylized, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, superhero, martial arts, heroes, master warrior, chases and races, supernatural ability, master villain, imaginary kingdom, battles, asteroids and comets, supernatural ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 39K
Justice League (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, 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, suspenseful, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, superhuman powers, alien, save the world, teamwork, heroic mission, adventure, heroes, secret identity, super weapon, evil ...
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: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, escapades, superhuman powers, chaos and mayhem, imaginary, adventure, master villain, obsessive quest, uninhibited rivalry, heroes, space and aliens, master warrior ...
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: pre-teens, teens
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, battles, save the world, danger, farce, parallel world, silly humor, inadvertently, rivalry, supernatural, chaos ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ 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: exciting, serious, epic
Plot: heroes, good versus evil, rivalry, school, martial arts, demon, blue hair, god or devil, out of the way, dying, supernatural, ghost ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dragon Ball GT: A Hero's Legacy (1997)
Genre: Animation, 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: stylized, suspenseful, humorous, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: battles, heroic mission, legends and myths, supernatural ability, obsessive quest, family, escapades, imaginary kingdom, young heroes, master warrior, superhuman powers, good versus evil ...
Time: future
⇓ 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: semi serious, humorous, stylized, exciting
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dragon, martial arts, silly humor, rivalry, farce, obsessive quest, heroes, supernatural ability, danger, good versus evil, superhero, battles ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: dragon, martial arts, supernatural ability, adventure, imaginary, battles, danger, master villain, master warrior, heroes, supernatural, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: captivating, exciting, suspense, suspenseful, humorous ...
Plot: battles, martial arts, battle, villain, rival, warrior, super powers, challenge, training, friendship, danger, fight ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, save the world, superhuman powers, adventure, supernatural, chaos, danger, rivalry, master warrior, imaginary, escapades, 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: humorous, stylized, exciting, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: martial arts, supernatural ability, escapades, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, master villain, heroes, good versus evil, androids and robots, adventure, master warrior, obsessive quest ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 8.1
 42K
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, stylized, comic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, heroic mission, supernatural ability, youth, danger, evil force, martial arts, teenage life, death, supernatural, monster, ghost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, stylized, suspenseful, saga
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: master warrior, heroes, supernatural ability, team, villain, friendship, young heroes, good versus evil, mission, ninja, village, training ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 282
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: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, martial arts, impossible love, save the world, supernatural ability, adventure, contests and competitions, man versus machine, rivalry, inventions and discoveries, danger, battles ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 7.6
 915
Noein (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Noein: To Your Other Self, also known simply as Noein, is a science fiction anime television series directed by Kazuki Akane and Kenji Yasuda and produced by Satelight. The series has 24 episodes which comprise a complete storyline. The English ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, captivating
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, save the world, heroic mission, danger, escapades, time travel, imaginary, heroes, artifact, knight, rivalry ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, reboot
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, leader, danger, superhero, transformation, escapades, imaginary, heroes, supernatural ability, space wars, supernatural ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.3
 63K
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, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous, serious ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: warrior, adventure, friendship, ninja, friends, training, master warrior, heroes, danger, determination, good versus evil, team ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Ben 10: Alien Force (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Five years later, 15-year-old Ben Tennyson chooses to once again put on the OMNITRIX and discovers that it has reconfigured his DNA and can now transform him into 10 brand new aliens. Joined by his super-powered cousin Gwen Tennyson and his equally ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, light, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens, family outing
Plot: superhero, transformation, adventure, good versus evil, save the world, imaginary, young heroes, heroic mission, danger, superhuman powers, teenage life, threat ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: semi serious, suspenseful, stylized, humorous
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: androids and robots, good versus evil, battles, space wars, heroic mission, adventure, master villain, escapades, save the world, danger, space and aliens, transforming robot ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, stylized, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens, family outing
Plot: adventure, androids and robots, space travel, save the world, good versus evil, alien encounter, danger, chaos, leadership, heroic mission, future dystopia, heroes ...
Time: 80s, 2000s, future, 21st century, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Loonatics Unleashed (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Loonatics Unleashed is an American animated television series produced by Warner Bros. Animation that ran on the Kids' WB for two seasons from 2005 to 2007 in the United States, Teletoon in Canada, Kids Central in Singapore, Cartoon ...
Style: exciting, humorous, stylized, semi serious, futuristic ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: looney tunes, superhero, adventure, superhuman powers, heroic mission, good versus evil, rivalry, danger, goofy hero, unlikely partners, master villain, escapades ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%