Dragon Ball Z, the legendary anime series that captured the hearts of fans around the world, took its explosive power to the big screen with a series of action-packed movies. For those who couldn’t get enough of Goku, Vegeta, and the rest of the Z fighters in the TV show, these films offered an extra dose of epic battles with intense power-ups.
The movie series became a pop culture phenomenon, drawing in both die-hard fans and curious newcomers alike. These films were like an energy blast, taking the already high-octane action of the TV show and cranking it up to Super Saiyan levels.
The Dragon Ball Z movie series has everything a fan could ask for – epic showdowns between Goku and his formidable adversaries, awe-inspiring transformations that pushed the limits of power, and a healthy dose of humor to lighten the mood. Whether you were rooting for the heroic Saiyans or secretly cheering for the villains, these movies had something for everyone. Let’s take a deep dive into the Dragon Ball Z movie series.
Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly
Plot: Jaga Bada, Mr. Satan's old sparring partner, has invited Satan to his personal island to hold a grudge match. Trunks and Goten decide to come for the adventure and Android #18 is following Satan for the money he owes her. Little do they know that Jaga Bada's scientist have found a way to resurrect Broly, the legendary Super Saiyan.
Dragon Ball Z: Broly – Second Coming
Plot: A Saiyan Space pod crash-lands on Earth out of which a wounded Saiyan crawls: Broly, the Legendary Super Saiyan. The wounded Broly shouts out in frustration and turns into normal form. The place soon freezes, trapping him in it and he falls into a coma.
Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug
Plot: A Super Namekian named Slug comes to invade Earth. But the Z Warriors do their best to stop Slug and his gang.
Dragon Ball Z: The World's Strongest
Plot: 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 fighter in the world as his new vessel. Believing Roshi to be the world's strongest warrior, Dr. Kochin abducts Bulma and forces Roshi to surrender himself to save her. When Goku hears of their abduction, he goes to their rescue.
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Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler
Plot: Cooler has resurrected himself as a robot and is enslaving the people of New Namek. Goku and the gang must help.
Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13!
Plot: 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 Vegeta defeat #14 and #15, #13 absorbs their inner computers and becomes a super being greater than the original three separately were. Now it is up to Goku to stop him.
Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge
Plot: After defeating Frieza, Goku returns to Earth and goes on a camping trip with Gohan and Krillin. Everything is normal until Cooler - Frieza's brother - sends three henchmen after Goku. A long fight ensues between our heroes and Cooler, in which he transforms into the fourth stage of his evolution and has the edge in the fight... until Goku transforms into a Super Saiyan.
Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound
Plot: Mr. Money is holding another World Martial Arts Tournament 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 Gohan, Vegeta, and Trunks to defeat Bojack and his henchman.
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods
Plot: 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 that the galactic overlord Frieza has been defeated by a Super Saiyan from the North Quadrant of the universe named Goku, who is also a former student of the North Kai. Ecstatic over the new challenge, Goku ignores King Kai's advice and battles Beerus, but he is easily overwhelmed and defeated. Beerus leaves, but his eerie remark of "Is there nobody on Earth more worthy to destroy?" lingers on. Now it is up to the heroes to stop the God of Destruction before all is lost.
Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F'
Plot: 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.
Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan
Plot: While the Saiyan Paragus persuades Vegeta to rule a new planet, King Kai alerts Goku of the South Galaxy's destruction by an unknown Super Saiyan.
Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon
Plot: 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 technique to defeat the evil monster.
Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone
Plot: In order to wish for immortality and avenge his father, Garlic Jr. collects the dragon balls, kidnapping Goku's son Gohan in the process. Goku, Kami, Piccolo, and Krillin unite to rescue Gohan and save the world from being sucked into a dead zone.
Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn
Plot: 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 Vegeta make solo attempts to defeat the monster, but realize their only option is fusion.