Movies and TV shows like Dragon Ball Z

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Dragon Ball Z (1989)
 8.7
 66K
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, allies, master villain, 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, stylized, semi serious and humorous films and TV series with plots about heroes, danger, rivalry, adventure, escapades, good versus evil and battles mostly in Animation, Action and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Dragon Ball Z: Justice League (2001), Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files (1992), Hunter x Hunter (2011), Beyblade (2001), Gantz (2004). 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.
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: villain, master warrior, martial arts, superhero, good versus evil, adventure, heroic mission, friendship, space and aliens, superhuman powers, imaginary, danger ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
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100%
 8.5
 46K
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, semi serious, humorous, stylized, captivating
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, dragon, warrior, rivalry, desire, tournament, training, friendship, escapades, young heroes, monster, championship ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.7
 110K
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, humorous, semi serious, exciting
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: master warrior, dragon, superhuman powers, heroes, martial arts, friendship, sacrifice, transformation, villain, training, warrior, battles ...
Time: 20th century, future, 90s, contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 8.5
 52K
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, semi serious, humorous, stylized
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: save the world, master warrior, heroes, warrior, monster, martial arts, superhero, odd, desire, transformation, journey, talented ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, exciting, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: time travel, battles, martial arts, dragon, superhero, good versus evil, distopia, androids and robots, heroes, imaginary, supernatural, silly humor ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: offbeat, suspenseful, stylized, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: heroes, superhero, martial arts, adventure, androids and robots, obsessive quest, babies and infants, supernatural ability, imaginary, rivalry, good versus evil, save the world ...
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, danger, adventure, supernatural, supernatural ability, heroes, master warrior, good versus evil, escapades, imaginary ...
Time: future
⇓ 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: dragon, martial arts, supernatural ability, adventure, imaginary, battles, danger, master villain, heroes, supernatural, master warrior, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: feel good, stylized, suspenseful, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: battles, escapades, young heroes, family, master villain, supernatural, heroes, obsessive quest, adventure, supernatural ability, imaginary, healing power ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspense, exciting, suspenseful, humorous ...
Plot: battles, martial arts, battle, rivals, villain, rival, warrior, training, friendship, challenge, danger, super powers ...
⇓ 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: humorous, stylized, offbeat, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: martial arts, obsessive quest, good versus evil, save the world, adventure, investigation, superhero, space and aliens, master warrior, crimes, master villain, superhuman powers ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 40K
Justice League (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
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, suspenseful, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, superhuman powers, alien, heroic mission, save the world, adventure, teamwork, heroes, super weapon, invasion, evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ 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: exciting, semi serious, stylized, humorous
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, inadvertently, farce, silly humor, battles, take over, chaos, chaos and mayhem, heroic mission, parallel world, apocalypse ...
Time: future
Place: 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: stylized, humorous, offbeat, exciting, serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: superhero, master warrior, martial arts, martial arts tournament, danger, supernatural, master villain, escapades, criminal heroes, contests and competitions, adventure, supernatural ability ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ 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: stylized, humorous, exciting, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, teens, family outing, kids
Plot: dragon, martial arts, pirate, heroes, superhuman powers, obsessive quest, escapades, good versus evil, adventure, master warrior, supernatural, superhero ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ 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, serious, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, save the world, chaos, adventure, supernatural, danger, imaginary, master warrior, rivalry, escapades, superhuman powers, dragon ...
Time: future
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: exciting, serious, epic
Plot: good versus evil, demon, rivalry, heroes, martial arts, school, mystery, blue hair, dying, back from the dead, ruler, championship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: japan
⇓ 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: stylized, humorous, exciting, semi serious
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, heroes, good versus evil, superhero, master warrior, master villain, supernatural ability, adventure, danger, obsessive quest, farce, silly humor ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Hunter x Hunter (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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, compassionate, thought provoking, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, friendship, fight, training, team, friends, mission, young heroes, martial arts, danger, imaginary, murder ...
⇓ 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: exciting, serious, semi serious, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, superhero, supernatural, master villain, imaginary, supernatural ability, heroes, obsessive quest, adventure, silly humor, farce, custody ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 5K
Beyblade (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Sport, Thriller
Country: Canada, Japan
Duration: 30 min.
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, friendship, youth, team, imaginary, best friends, adventure, contests and competitions, good versus evil, young heroes, tournament, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 7K
Gantz (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Gantz is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hiroya Oku. Gantz tells the story of Kei Kurono and his friend Masaru Kato who die in a train accident and become part of a semi-posthumous "game" in which they and several other ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, serious, exciting, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, save the world, danger, rivalry, alien encounter, paralysis, deadly weapon, afterlife, heroes, deadly, chases and races, gory ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, snow, mad scientist, wish fulfillment, dragon, scientist, desire, imaginary kingdom, battles, imaginary, obsessive quest, supernatural ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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My Hero Academia (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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, comic, sincere, entertaining, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: super strength, superhero, friendship, training, school, heroism, high school, super villain, rivalry, teamwork, tournament, society ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sonic the Hedgehog (1993)
Genre: Animation, Short, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Italy, Spain, South Korea, Japan
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Sonic the Hedgehog is an American animated television series created by Len Janson and produced by DIC Entertainment with the partnership of Sega of America. The show is based on the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series and aired two seasons on ABC ...
Style: humorous, futuristic, exciting, semi serious, gothic ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: dragon, princess, good versus evil, heroes, master villain, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, outsmarting, mad, androids and robots, rescue, save the world ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sword Art Online (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: The players of a virtual reality MMORPG, Sword Art Online, are trapped and fighting for their very lives. After it is announced that the only way to leave the game is by beating it, Kirito—a very powerful swordsman—and his friends take on a ...
Style: exciting, stylized, mind bending, touching, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: virtual reality, adventure, survival, trapped, danger, master warrior, swords and armor, computers and web, struggle, fall in love, warrior, determination ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 11K
Soul Eater (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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, intense, semi serious, humorous, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, school, partners, supernatural, good versus evil, transformation, master warrior, witch, save the world, friendship, bonding, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: exciting, semi serious, humorous, captivating
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventurer, superhero, rivalry, heroic mission, heroes, save the world, young heroes, good versus evil, adventure, androids and robots, battles, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, saga
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: supernatural ability, master warrior, heroes, team, friendship, young heroes, ninja, villain, good versus evil, mission, adventure, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Legend of Korra (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, 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: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious, funny
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: magical, young heroes, friendship, chosen one, good versus evil, danger, rivalry, supernatural ability, master warrior, youth, adventure, imaginary ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%