Top 10 Best Dragon Ball Z Movies

The Top Ten
1 Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods

Great movie for comedy and action. The main villains are very interesting and unique compared to other DBZ movie villains. The fighting style of Beerus is a treat to watch, very much a throwback to classic martial arts. You see his melee-based arts shift as he fights tougher opponents. This movie did a great job of balancing the old while introducing new elements.

The movie really sets the stage for the future of the Dragon Ball Z series. From henceforth, this movie has revived it.

Best Dragon Ball Z movie, no doubt. It had a great story that was retold even in the Super series (which wasn't really perfect). The animation was spot on, as well as the new characters. The battle was not too long or too short. Voice acting 10/10. In short, everything was as good as possible.

2 Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan

If Broly's name wasn't in the title, the writers could have done a very interesting plot twist with this movie. The first half of this movie builds up with the destruction of a galaxy and the Z Fighters searching for the Legendary Super Saiyan and saving a race of slaves. The second half is just one awesome badass fight scene between the Z Fighters and Broly. And I love Roshi's drunk scene.

Even though I think Broly is a very overrated supervillain, I also think that his small motivation for hating Goku serves to show how insane he really is. I just wish Goku got a few more hits in the end.

3 Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn

Janemba is so cool! I couldn't choose between this one or Battle of the Gods, so I voted for both. Gogeta is easily one of my favorite characters in Dragon Ball. I can't wait to play as him and Janemba in Xenoverse 2!

Also, this movie gave me a good idea of what hell would look like. Now, if only Janemba had actually said words...

The comedy and action in this movie are top-notch. The villain was decent, the fusion amazing, and the going back and forth between the living world and the other world kept me very entertained. Has always been my favorite DBZ movie, not even Battle of Gods could surpass it.

4 Dragon Ball Z: Bardock: The Father of Goku

What I love about Bardock is that up to this point, the Saiyans have been built up as villains - heartless, bloodthirsty killing machines. Bardock, however, realized Frieza's evil and stood up to him to try to avenge his friends and save his planet. He may have failed, but he went out like a hero.

This was a great movie. It tells you the story of Bardock, the father of Raditz and Goku, and how he was destroyed along with most of the Saiyan race. Bardock is so cool!

Best DBZ movie. The one with the more complex plot and very mysterious ambiance that surrounds us and raises anxiety.

5 Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks

This is the only film out of them all that can qualify as a great standalone film. Despite it tying in excellently with the show, someone with no prior knowledge will not be lost, given the nature of this film's "timeline". The emotion, atmosphere, voice acting, and action in this film are all top-notch. This film is how I was introduced to the DBZ series and is, in my opinion, the best one.

Easily up there as one of the best DBZ movies of all time, everything about it is fantastic: the plot, the build-up, and the dark theme of the film. It ranks up with the likes of Bojack Unbound, BTLSS, and BTFOG. Also, it ties in with the events of the anime.

I'd definitely recommend giving it a watch, especially for DBZ fans.

6 Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound

I'm somewhat surprised this one is somewhat down on the list. While Battle of Gods was pretty decent, I feel the ratings were somewhat inflated for there being a lack of a new DBZ movie in a while. Nevertheless, BOG was a satisfying appetizer.

Anyway, Bojack Unbound shows many redeeming qualities that I find appealing. The villain is pretty evil for a DBZ villain to start with. This movie is the only DBZ movie with a tournament as its setting. It shows everyone fighting for a decent period of time and has small B.S. moments. And last of all, it shows Gohan for the beast he is.

It's hard not to like Gohan, considering in concept he could have been the main character in DBZ. SS2 Gohan is one of every fan's favorite characters due to the hidden silent rage and utter power he brings with himself. Great movie through and through.

7 Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F'

I loved this movie. One of the best movies from the Dragon Ball franchise. I loved how Frieza came back. It would be cool if Frieza was about to kill Goku with an energy blast, but Gohan steps in and saves him. Goku gets so angry that he goes into rage mode and completely destroys Frieza. That would be awesome.

I really like this movie and I own it. It would honestly be one of my favorites if Goku hadn't "saved the Earth" again. I'm sick and tired of seeing Goku kick Vegeta to the dust just because Akira Toriyama won't let Vegeta get the spotlight. But honestly, this is pretty awesome.

8 Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon

Since I don't count the Bardock or Trunks specials as movies (they're treated as TV specials, not feature films), I'd have to consider this one the best. Not only did it have beautiful animation, but it had some surprisingly effective character development from Trunks, and Tapion was a pretty solid character. Admittedly, the ending was a bit of a Deus ex Machina, but it looked pretty damn awesome regardless.

Hands down the best film in the DBZ series! It has a great plot and the best character development of all the films. This one may not have the energetic and zealous fight scenes, but it makes up for it in the story department. I have no clue why it is so low. Dumfounded...

9 Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge

How is this #10? It has one of the best and most dramatic stories, and one of the best and most compelling, complete, and vengeful villains in the DBZ movies. Cooler is like a better version of Frieza. All the power and intimidation with none of his whiny, arrogant traits. He deserved his own saga.

The fight scenes were intense and personal. The buildup to the confrontation between Goku and Cooler was amazing (plus I like the rock soundtrack). It may have followed the common DBZ movie formula (villain beats Goku, Goku powers up and beats villain), but I feel as though this movie executed it the best.

10 Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler

The original was so awesome, but this sequel made Cooler "20% cooler". Throw in some funny moments with Master Roshi, Oolong, and Yajirobe, plus a kickass fight of SSJ Goku and SSJ Vegeta against Meta Cooler, and you have a sequel worth taking a look at if Cooler is your favorite DBZ villain.

Why did Cooler bring Goku and Vegeta to his heart? He seemed to be operating just fine without the extra power. Why didn't he just kill the two of them with all of the Meta Coolers on the planet?

Both Goku and Vegeta face an extremely hard foe in Cooler, and it was funny, especially with the rest of the weaker Z Warriors.

The Contenders
11 Dragon Ball Z: Broly - Second Coming

Starts off cute, becomes funny, then pretty serious and straightforward. Just what everyone needs in a DBZ movie. And I loved Videl's design in this one.

12 Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13

Sure, everybody thought Androids 13, 14, and 15 were bland villains (like how many androids did Dr. Gero actually make?), and the final battle isn't the best fight in DBZ history. However, it's a very enjoyable film, and I highly recommend it to those fans of the Androids/Cell Saga.

Placement in timeline aside, this was definitely a fun little adventure. With epic moments like Goku absorbing the Spirit Bomb, Super Saiyan not being enough to stop Super Android 13, and a final glance at Dr. Gero's work, this is definitely a great movie.

13 Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug

I am not saying this movie deserves to be top 5. To be honest, I like the later movies way better than this. But at least, this movie has the False Super Saiyan Transformation. If you don't know what I am talking about, watch this movie and learn about the unique transformation.

The False Super Saiyan transformation is by far my favorite, but it kinda came out of nowhere. This movie deserves a better spot on this list.

Sure, the story isn't that strong, and Lord Slug is basically a recycled version of Piccolo Sr. However, I can safely say that the fight scenes and rock music were awesome.

14 Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might

Turles is my favorite character. I love his voice in the Big Green dub! He was such a good villain and he will hopefully be great in the upcoming game, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2! He appears in the trailer, so hopefully, he'll be in it. Xenoverse 1 had his armor and a few bits of dialogue about him.

Turles is one of the best villains/characters in DBZ. He represents what Goku would have become if he hadn't lost his memory and become part of Earth's population. He's also very strong. He's a badass!

This film has some of the best-animated fights from the series, plus Turles was a badass. The Broly films suck and shouldn't even be in the top ten.

15 Dragon Ball Z: The World's Strongest

Oh, how I love this movie. It's just nothing but fun, which is what I love about it. Man, I still have it at home.

Piccolo is a total badass in this movie. Hell, they even made Master Roshi/Kame-Sen'nin a badass again like in the original series. Dr. Wheelo is a rather interesting villain, same as his minions and the Bio-Men.

Well, I'm not going to spoil anything. Watch the movie if you're a DBZ fan, because you're going to love it.

This is one of the best examples of Dragon Ball Z. It deserves to be much higher.

One of the best. Great fight scenes. Should be in the top 10.

16 Dragon Ball Z: Fusion - Hope Returns

This isn't really a movie, but it still deserves a vote.

17 Dragon Ball Z: The Dead Zone
18 Dragon Ball Super: Broly
19 Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly

One of the greatest Dragon Ball movies ever because you get to see how Broly somehow gets revived and has a major showdown with Goten, Trunks, Android 18, and Krillin (a little). It's one of my favorites.

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