A Chronological List of All Dragon Ball Films

Dragon Ball Films

The Dragon ball z clothing selection was a sure hit to kids and also to kids at heart. Therefore, it is expected that the film industry bags this opportunity to create films based on the famous anime.

Curse of the Blood Rubies (1986)

This was the original Dragon Ball film, which gave rise to the series trend of setting stories in different continuities. Also known as the Shenlong Legend, the movie is where Goku meets notable characters such as Master Roshi and Bulma for the first time.

Sleeping Princess in Devil’s Castle (1987)

Most people refer to this as Sleeping Beauty. It was Dragon Ball’s second film, which retells a classic fairy tale. Unlike other fairy tales, this one includes super-powered characters with knowledge in martial arts. There is also a devil character, Count Lucifer.

Here, Goku meets Krillin and starts taking Mater Roshi’s class at his student.

Mystical Adventure (1988)

Both Krillin and Goku have completed their one-year courses from Master Roshi. They are now ready to fight in the Martial Arts tournament. Unfortunately, they realize they are victims of a conspiracy revolving around Emperor Chiaotzu and Dragon Balls.

Unlike the two preceding films, Mystical Adventures takes in new characters with new roles. It gives its viewers a positive twist and a yearning for something new.

Dead Zone (1989)

The Dead Zone was the first movie to have the Dragon Ball Z title. The plot revolves around Garlic Jr., who is on a mission to avenge the death of his father. It is the only film that is accredited by the anime.

The World’s Strongest (1990)

Two mad scientists manage to escape from the icy prison, and Goku, together with the rest, have to deal with it. Dr. Wheelio/Urio plans to steal Goku’s body since he is the strongest man in the world. By taking the body, he will manage to get out of his robotic shell.

This film has more action compared to the ones before it. While most fans complained, the plot was too thin. Most gave credit for the well-animated fights.

The Tree of the Might (1990)

Their world faces a super battle. Goku always tries to manage the situation. This film features intriguing rivalries that keep one guessing.

The Father of Goku (1990)

Goku’s father, Bardock, decides to explain the origin of the competition between Frieza and Saiyans. He then recognizes that he should make it a priority to protect Goku

Fight for Victory, Goku (1990)

This film managed to be the highest-rated Dragon Ball Movie.

Lord Slug (1991)

Earth is threatened once more by Lord Slug, a pirate from space. It has a large plot, but the fights remain thrilling.

Coolers Revenge (1991)

It follows the battle between Goku and Frieza.

The Magic Begins (1991)

The film carries all the appeal.  Though produced on a low budget and somewhat a little overacted- it has its spice.

The Second Coming of Broly (1994-2005)

Despite what happened in the last movie, Broly is alive. There is no complete explanation as to where he was or what happened, but he seems to be suffering from PTSD. The film features more hijinks than fights.

Bio-Broly (1994-2005)

Broly comes back as a cyborg. The film follows Broly’s second coming, but it doesn’t offer a thrill. Most viewers found the movie to be an endurance test. This is because it inclines the silliness of Goten and Trunks to an extreme degree.  Also, Mr. Satan joins the party. Rather than making the viewers feel refreshed, it felt like it was hastily acted.

If you are a fan of the Dragon Ball anime, then be sure to watch these films as well. There may be some scenes that would answer all your what-ifs and whys in the anime. Have fun, and enjoy watching it!

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