Movies and TV shows like Dragon Ball Z

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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.
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, friendship, martial arts, alien encounter, magical, alien, heroes, save the world, good versus evil, sacrifice, transformation, apocalypse, space and aliens, obsessive quest, adventure, supernatural, destruction, danger, imaginary, rivalry, allies, master villain, fate of humanity, human existence, superhero ...
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, semi serious, humorous and stylized films and TV series with plots about heroes, danger, adventure, rivalry, escapades, good versus evil and battles mostly in Animation, Action and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Dragon Ball Z: One Piece (1999), Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files (1992), My Hero Academia (2016), Justice League (2001), Naruto Shippuden (2007). 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: stylized, humorous, exciting, semi serious
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: villain, master warrior, martial arts, superhero, adventure, good versus evil, heroic mission, friendship, imaginary, space and aliens, superhuman powers, danger ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
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Dragon Ball (1986)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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, humorous, stylized, semi serious, captivating ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: martial arts, dragon, warrior, rivalry, desire, tournament, training, friendship, escapades, young heroes, monster, championship ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Dragon Ball Z (1996)
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, stylized, humorous, semi serious, exciting
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: superhuman powers, master warrior, friendship, good versus evil, heroes, sacrifice, villain, transformation, training, warrior, martial arts, save the world ...
Time: 21st century, future, 90s, 20th century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 8.5
 54K
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: stylized, humorous, exciting, odd, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: warrior, monster, heroes, master warrior, save the world, martial arts, superhero, enemy, friends, mission, villain, evil ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ 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, supernatural ability, supernatural, master warrior, heroes, escapades, good versus evil, imaginary ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, exciting, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: time travel, martial arts, battles, genocide, alternate timeline, androids, dragon, superhero, good versus evil, distopia, teacher student relationship, chaos and mayhem ...
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, serious ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: superhero, martial arts, heroes, father son relationship, martial artist, super villain, supernatural, master warrior, babies and infants, obsessive quest, escapades, danger ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspense, exciting, humorous, suspenseful ...
Plot: battles, martial arts, battle, rivals, warrior, villain, rival, friendship, training, challenge, super powers, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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One Piece (1999)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, 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, offbeat ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, teens
Plot: pirate, ship, treasure, imaginary, heroes, friendship, mechanic, doctor, ocean, rivalry, escapades, adventure ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, heroes, supernatural, danger, master villain, master warrior, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ 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: feel good, stylized, suspenseful, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: battles, danger, superhuman powers, imaginary, heroes, supernatural, master warrior, supernatural ability, escapades, young heroes, rivalry, healing power ...
Time: future
⇓ 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: teens, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, superhuman powers, save the world, rivalry, obsessive quest, heroes, danger, androids and robots, master villain, investigation, master warrior, imaginary ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ 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, mystery, demon, martial arts, tournament, heroes, school, blue hair, god or devil, ruler, dying ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 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: exciting, semi serious, stylized, humorous
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, chaos, take over, battles, farce, silly humor, inadvertently, chaos and mayhem, heroic mission, parallel world, apocalypse ...
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, humorous, stylized, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, teens
Plot: dragon, martial arts, battles, tree, master villain, supernatural, farce, silly humor, imaginary kingdom, rivalry, imaginary, adventure ...
Time: future, 90s, 1990s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ 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: suspenseful, stylized, humorous, offbeat, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts tournament, master warrior, superhero, martial arts, criminal heroes, obsessive quest, supernatural ability, crimes, superhuman powers, contests and competitions, adventure, imaginary ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
My Hero Academia (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, 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, comic, entertaining, sincere, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: super strength, friendship, superhero, training, teamwork, school, heroism, fight, school life, super villain, tournament, high school ...
⇓ 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, humorous ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, save the world, chaos, adventure, supernatural, rivalry, escapades, danger, imaginary, master warrior, evil alien, superhuman powers ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, semi serious, exciting
Audience: pre-teens, teens, family outing
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, good versus evil, superhero, desire, dragon, alien, silly humor, master villain, supernatural ability, escapades ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
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Justice League (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
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, stylized, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: superhero, superman character, super strength, heroes, justice league, team, good versus evil, villain, master villain, escapades, vigilantism, disguise ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ 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, suspenseful, stylized, serious, saga
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: heroes, master warrior, supernatural ability, young heroes, friendship, ninja, villain, good versus evil, mission, team, adventure, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ 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, exciting, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, escapades, heroes, good versus evil, rivalry, superhuman powers, obsessive quest, adventure, imaginary, master warrior, master villain, custody ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 5K
Beyblade (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Sport, Thriller
Country: Canada, Japan
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, friendship, youth, good versus evil, contests and competitions, young heroes, team, adventure, imaginary, best friends, save the world, rivalry ...
⇓ 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, humorous, stylized
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: martial arts, desire, mad scientist, wish fulfillment, snow, scientist, dragon, escapades, master warrior, obsessive quest, imaginary, rivalry ...
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, semi serious, compassionate ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, adventure, team, fight, mission, violence, training, martial arts, young heroes, friends, danger, murder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sonic the Hedgehog (1993)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Italy, Spain, South Korea, Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, semi serious, mad, exciting ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: dragon, princess, good versus evil, heroes, imaginary kingdom, heroic mission, outsmarting, adventure, rivalry, master villain, imaginary, chases and races ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
MÄR: Märchen Awakens Romance (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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, captivating, odd ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: superhero, adventurer, young heroes, rivalry, adventure, heroic mission, heroes, save the world, good versus evil, androids and robots, daydreamer, superhuman powers ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 11K
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, supernatural, partners, school, witch, good versus evil, transformation, master warrior, save the world, friendship, academy, bonding ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sword Art Online (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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, touching, mind bending, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: virtual reality, adventure, survival, danger, swords and armor, monster, master warrior, determination, warrior, trapped, rivalry, struggle ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Ben 10: Omniverse (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: save the world, adventure, young heroes, heroes, space and aliens, youth, alien encounter, teenage life, escapades, good versus evil, transformation, universe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%