Top Ten Best Dragon Ball Z Movies


The Top Ten

1 Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan

Broly was an amazing character despite the fact that he was a sadistic bastard you couldn't help but feel sorry for him, being controlled by his father and doomed to insanity I never wanted a vilian to turn into good guy more then him!

It was amazing and that battle was awesome except for when goku defeated him with one punch from the basically dead z fighters. The ending in broly the second coming was better when they did the family kamehaeha with goten and gohan, but all in all the first broly movie was the best.

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 super villain 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.

I like the character Broly. It would've been great had the character been part of the main anime; in fact, an entire saga devoted to Broly would've been awesome. Broly has such an interesting story.

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2 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 Bill's is a treat to watch very much a throw back to classic martial arts and 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 hence forth 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.

The ultimate fight

Battle of Gods has the best story of all Dragon Ball movies.

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3 Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn

Fusion reborn was wow it was not only the greatest dbz movie of all time it was also the greatest animated movie of all time all hope is lost and then out of nowhere gogeta what the new legendary super saiyan

By far the best DBZ movie! I loved the separation of battles! Earth had its own minor skirmish, and then in the other dimension Goku, Vegeta, and Pikon vs the incarnation of all evil! What's not to love!

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.

Fusion Reborn is best movie. Gogeta is best fusion of the series

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4 Dragon Ball Z - Bardock: The Father of Goku

While this is a special, this is without a doubt the best work TOEI ever made. Bardock is my favorite character from the franchise because of how badass he is. - TheDarkOne_221b

The best movie I have ever seen that's why I put it at the top - MikeyD11

Best dragonball movie ever. Needs to be number one.

Awesome movie that's all I have to say just awesome because we get to see the life bardock whent through and how Frieza betrayed the saiyans - MD64

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5 Dragon Ball Z - Bojack Unbound

The ending is the best ending in any Dragon Ball movie.

How is this movie so far down the list. Gohan was so badass in this its unbelievable.

Gohan was so badass in this movie, I love it, and the tourney in the beginning was also really enjoyable to watch

This movie is awesome. The tournament brings back DragonBall memories, and has the classic characters dueling it out. Gohan proves again how much of a badass he is!

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6 Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection of F


The definitive Dragon Ball Z experience. It's packed with action, humour and tons of epic moments. It was a fantastic theatre experience. It's some of the best this long-running franchise has to offer.

So much awesomeness packed into one movie. The best action, the best humour, the best villain, the best transformations, and the best soundtrack. The BEST Dragon Ball movie

Beautiful choreography, stunning soundtrack, huge budget and lots of comedy. It's not perfect, but it's nearly there.

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7 Dragon Ball Z - The History of Trunks

Like Father of Goku, History of Trunks is an amazing work that makes Trunks very badass and one of the best DB characters of all time! - TheDarkOne_221b

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 the most heartfelt of the movies. The history of trunks really helps you understand the nightmare that is the future. Trunk's first transformation was sick too

Give's you a clue for the series!

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8 Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon

This is in my opinion the second best DBZ movie ever, how it is so low on the list I have no idea. You get to see Trunks get his sword, and Goku's first time using Dragon Fist technique. Goku is always badass but he was exceptionally so in this movie! 10/10 Loved it!

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 in the story department. I have no clue why it is so low, dumbfounded...

This is a character driven dbz film

Wrath of the Dragon is my absolute favorite! I just love it so much!

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9 Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge

How is this #10? It has one of the best and 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 done 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.

In terms of animation quality, drama and story telling, this is by far the best Dragonball Z movie ever created. It not only does the series and the characters justice by expanding on the existing universe (even though it's non-canon) and gives us a very interesting revenge story, it also includes one of the best and most intimidating villains to come out of the show, and lays the groundwork for one hell of a final act.

Man when I just saw this movie I thought cooler was the strongest when he used supernova I thought how could goku get outta this but he always has I way to get outta situations like these

Extremely cool movie. I thought it would be further up there on this list. Cooler's final form transformation was total beast. He looks like a ninja with super speed and super strength. He actually stands up to a SSJ with his ultimate technique: SUPERNOVA which can destroy planets.

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10 Dragon Ball Z - The Return of Cooler

Why is this here two times on the list? I'm just gonna say what I said before:

Screw this movie. It makes no sense. Its heavily implied that Piccolo is fused with Kami already which means he was stronger than Super Saiyan Goku and Super Saiyan Vegeta COMBINED. Why wasn't he fighting Cooler? Also, Hitting robots really hard doesn't even make sense. Its also basically a copy of Frieza's life in the DBZ universe. The only reason I voted for it was because of the clean Animation and Drawing. Also, Its still better than Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan (The entire trilogy).

Why did Cooler bring Goku and Vegeta to his heart? He seemed to 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?

This was the only movie in which Goku and Vegeta fought as equals, not Goku surpassing him. This deserves one of the top 3 as there was no plox hax, and Goku and Vegeta beat the villain off their own power.

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 it Cooler is your favorite DBZ villain.

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The Contenders

11 Dragon Ball Z - Broly's Second Coming

Well I have watched them all and it is awesome

Good movie enjoyed it

Starts off cute, becomes funny, then pretty serious and straight forward. Just what everyone needs in a DBZ movie. And I loved Videl's design in this one. - 8Gon_Soku8

Its very very nice and funny and action

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12 Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13

Who blasted my blast?

Best movie ever

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

Sure everybody thought Android 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, but it's a very enjoyable film and I highly recommend to those fans of the Androids/Cell Saga.

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13 Dragonball 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.

Lord slug is a badass and this movie proves it. It's all around great in every way

This film made Disturbed one of my favorite modern rock bands of all time.

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14 Dragon Ball Z - Tree of Might

A badass movie

This movie had some awesome fight scenes and showcased the original Evil Goku before Black Goku came along.

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.

Tired of super saiyans. This one showed each z warrior ( except vegeta) go at it against turles gang. Epic fight nice plot. Excellent movie

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15 DragonBall Z: Fusion - Hope Returns

This isn't even a movie. its one of the dvd singles with 3 episodes on it.

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

It is the best

Is it dub

16 Dragon Ball Z: The World's Strongest

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

Amazing movie, and Piccolo is so badass here.

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

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. Willow is a rather interresting 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 gonna love it.

17 Dragonball Z: The Dead Zone

Loved this one one of my favorites

This movie deserves at least top 10, like #8 or #7

This is one of my favorites I loved Garlic jr as a villain and I loved how Goku and Piccolo teamed up for the first time

Garlic Jr is badass in this movie. He is ' king

18 Dragon Ball: The Path to Power

This is great movie

19 Dragon Ball Super: Broly

It is the best dragon ball super movie ever

Best In The Series By Far!

From now I can tell its gonna be a thrilling, enticing, with an actually decent story entry in the Dragon Ball franchise, Broly's actually gonna be a character instead of a demented weapon, and we're gonna get to see Vegeta's Super Saiyan God form - Enmanu16

20 Dragon Ball Z: Yo Son Goku and His Friends Return

Frieza is HILARIOUS and the fights are AMAZING. There are also other characters who are funny as well.

This is a really good movie. It fits right in with the DBZ universe. Plus, Its really funny. This should honestly be higher on the list, With the clean Animation and Drawing, And a good plot.

"This is one of the best movies in Dragon ball z series "

The people who loved dragon ball z they should watch this movie

Yep love it

21 Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly

One of the greatest dragonball 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 and its one of my favorites

Goten and Kid Trunks make this movie enjoyable

Good pick whoever picked this movie - favouredlist314


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