List of Dragon Ball Movies
Best Dragon Ball Films from Curse of the Blood Rubies to Super Hero
Never satisfied with only anime series of Dragon Ball!
Many fans have read the manga series and watched anime series ever, but there are lots of attractive anime movies of Dragon Ball. You can enjoy the spin-off stories told only in the films that are related to the main story.
The original manga series was serialized on Weekly Shonen Jump between 1984 and 1995, and the television anime series started in 1986. There are five parts in the anime series so far: Dragon Ball (1986-1989), Dragon Ball Z (1989-1996), Dragon Ball GT (1996-1997), Dragon Ball Z Kai (2009-2011/2014-2015) and Dragon Ball Super (2015-2018).
While the anime series was just completed, the anime movies keep coming from one to the next. There are over 20 Dragon Ball movies released by Toei, one of the largest Japanese film companies, since the first movie hit the screen in 1986. The 20th Dragon Ball film titled Dragon Ball Super: Broly was released in 2018, followed by the latest Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero in 2022.
For every fan of the legendary action adventure franchise, here is the list of all Dragon Ball movies released ever. Let’s see which Dragon Ball movie is the best for you!
21. Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero (2022)
Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero (ドラゴンボール超 スーパーヒーロー) is the newest Dragon Ball anime movie released in June, 2022. Its quality owes a great deal to the original manga artist Akira Toriyama. Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero features new opponent characters of the Red Ribbon Army as well as the main characters.
20. Dragon Ball Super: Broly (2018)
As the 20th title of the Dragon Ball films, Dragon Ball Super: Broly (ドラゴンボール超 ブロリー) premiered in 2018. It focuses on Broly, one of the most powerful villain characters in the series, in addition to Goku and Vegeta.
19. Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ (2015)
Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ (ドラゴンボールZ 復活の「F」) is a high-quality anime movie that came to the big screen in 2015. Akira Toriyama is in charge of the screenplay and the character design. It presents the ultimate battle between Goku and the resurrected Frieza.
18. Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (2013)
Many Dragon Ball fans around the world welcomed Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (ドラゴンボールZ 神と神) in 2013, which was the first movie in 17 years. It tells the story about 4 years after the Majin Buu arc, focusing on a God of Destruction named Beerus, who is introduced as the stronger character than past villains like Frieza, Cell and Majin Buu.
17. Dragon Ball: The Path to Power (1996)
Dragon Ball: The Path to Power (ドラゴンボール 最強への道) is the 17th anime film released in 1996, rebuilding the beginning story of the first series.
16. Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon (1995)
Just after the original manga series written by Akira Toriyama finished in 1995, Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon (ドラゴンボールZ 龍拳爆発!!悟空がやらねば誰がやる) was released as the 16th movie.
15. Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn (1995)
In the 15th movie titled Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn (ドラゴンボールZ 復活のフュージョン!!悟空とベジータ) in 1995, Goku and Vegeta fight against the powerful enemy Janemba.
14. Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly (1994)
The 14th title Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly (ドラゴンボールZ 超戦士撃破!!勝つのはオレだ) premiered in 1994. It features Goten, Trunks and Android 18 as well as Broly following the previous two titles Dragon Ball Z: Broly – Second Coming and Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan.
13. Dragon Ball Z: Broly – Second Coming (1994)
Dragon Ball Z: Broly – Second Coming (ドラゴンボールZ 危険なふたり!超戦士はねむれない), known as the second movie featuring Broly, was released in 1994.
12. Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound (1993)
In 1993, Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound (ドラゴンボールZ 銀河ギリギリ!!ぶっちぎりの凄い奴) was released as the 12th movie. It centers on Gohan, which happens after Goku breathes his last in the Cell Games.
11. Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan (1993)
Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan (ドラゴンボールZ 燃えつきろ!!熱戦・烈戦・超激戦) was introduced as the first movie that featured Broly in 1993, which was followed by Dragon Ball Z: Broly – Second Coming and Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly.
10. Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13! (1992)
The 10th movie Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13! (ドラゴンボールZ 極限バトル!!三大超サイヤ人) is the first Dragon Ball film centering on Trunks with the Androids that aim to beat Goku.
9. Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler (1992)
Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler (ドラゴンボールZ 激突!!100億パワーの戦士たち) introduces Vegeta as the main character depicting the battle between Goku and the Frieza’s brother Cooler.
8. Dragon Ball Z: Cooler’s Revenge (1991)
Dragon Ball Z: Cooler’s Revenge (ドラゴンボールZ とびっきりの最強対最強) is the 8th Dragon Ball movie released in 1991. It begins when Cooler, the brother of Frieza, attacks the earth to defeat Goku.
7. Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug (1991)
The 1991’s spin-off movie Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug (ドラゴンボールZ 超サイヤ人だ孫悟空) presents the battle between Goku and a vicious Namekian named Lord Slug, which takes place at the almost same as the Frieza arc.
6. Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might (1990)
In the 6th movie Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might (ドラゴンボールZ 地球まるごと超決戦), Goku fights agaist a new villain character Tullece, who resembles him closely.
5. Dragon Ball Z: The World’s Strongest (1990)
Dragon Ball Z: The World’s Strongest (ドラゴンボールZ この世で一番強いヤツ) presents the early story of Dragon Ball Z just after Gohan is born and grows up a little.
4. Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone (1989)
Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone (ドラゴンボールZ) is the first film of Dragon Ball Z, premiering in 1989. It seems to happen between the battle between Goku and Piccolo and the arrival of Raditz.
3. Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure (1988)
Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure (ドラゴンボール 摩訶不思議大冒険) is the last movie of the first series Dragon Ball, released in 1988. It follows a training adventure of Goku and Kuririn as well as the previous title.
2. Dragon Ball: Sleeping Princess in Devil’s Castle (1987)
Dragon Ball: Sleeping Princess in Devil’s Castle (ドラゴンボール 魔神城のねむり姫) is the second spin-off Dragon Ball movie coming in 1987. It presents an exciting adventure of Goku and Kuririn.
1. Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies (1986)
The first anime movie from the Dragon Ball series was released as Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies (ドラゴンボール 神龍の伝説) in 1986. In addition to the protagonist Goku in his childhood, it features the early main characters Bulma, Oolong, Yamcha and Kame-Sennin.
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