Everything of Dragon Ball ever made (recommended order)

Every screen adaptation that has ever been made and will be made of Dragon Ball as far as I know. Including animated series, films, specials, original video animations (OVA), live action movies and live action series.

Almost none of the animated movies or specials fit perfectly in the storyline. A lot of them are in many ways contrary with the series. It isn't necessary to watch them in order to understand the main story. Although, if you still want to see the animated movies I think this list represents the best order to watch them.

Dragon Ball AF is FAKE, AF stands for April's Fool.

A Vegeta solo film is rumored to be made.

This will be updated regularly.
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1.
Dragon Ball Z Kai (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
In February of 2009, Toei Animation announced that as an honor to 20 years of Dragon Ball Z, they will begin the production of a renewed DragonBall Z... (24 mins.)
“ Meant as COVER for this list. ” - voetbal_roger
 
2.
Dragon Ball Z: Bardock - The Father of Goku (1990 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The tale of Bardock, the father of Goku, and his rebellion against his master the mighty Frieza. (48 mins.)
“ Dragon Ball Z special 1: Bardock - The Father of Goku

Also known as Dragon Ball Z: A Lonesome, Final Battle - The Father of Z Warrior Son Goku, who Challenged Freeza. ” - voetbal_roger
 
3.
Dragon Ball: Episode of Bardock (2011 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The continuing adventures of Goku's father Bardock, who traveled through time and met new friends and enemies. (20 mins.)
Director: Yoshihiro Ueda
“ Dragon Ball OVA 5: Episode of Bardock ” - voetbal_roger
 
4.
Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Guko and his friends must stop King Gurumes from destroying the city for blood rubies and gathering the seven Dragon Balls. (50 mins.)
Director: Daisuke Nishio
“ Dragon Ball movie 1: Curse of the Blood Rubies

Watch before Dragon Ball: the series ” - voetbal_roger
 
5.
Dragon Ball: Sleeping Princess in Devil's Castle (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Goku and Krillin want to be trained in the martial arts by the great Master Roshi. The only way he will agree to train them is if they go to Devil's Castle to find the Sleeping Princess, who is being held prisoner by Count Lucifer, and bring her back to his island. (45 mins.)
Director: Daisuke Nishio
“ Dragon Ball movie 2: Sleeping Princess in the Devil's Castle

Watch before Dragon Ball: the series ” - voetbal_roger
 
6.
Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Emperor Chiaotzu's wife has gone missing, and he is told by Master Shen that if he collects the seven... (48 mins.)
“ Dragon Ball movie 3: Mystical Adventure

Watch before Dragon Ball: the series ” - voetbal_roger
 
7.
Dragon Ball (1986 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Son Gokû, a fighter with a monkey tail, goes on a quest with an assortment of odd characters in search of the Dragon Balls, a set of crystals that can give its bearer anything they desire. (24 mins.)
Director: Daisuke Nishio
“ Dragon Ball: the series (Original Japanese version by Toei Animation)

Son Goku (Episodes 1-28)
Red Ribbon Army (Episodes 29-68)
22nd Tenkaichi Budokai (Episodes 69-101)
Piccolo-Daimao (Episodes 102-132)
23rd Tenkaichi Budokai (Episodes 133-153) ” - voetbal_roger
 
8.
Dragon Ball (1995 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Follows the adventures of an extraordinarily strong young boy named Goku as he searches for the seven dragon balls... (24 mins.)
Director: Daisuke Nishio
“ Dragon Ball: the series (English dub by FUNimation)

Season 1:
- Emperor Pilaf Saga (Episodes 1-13)
- Tournament Saga (Episodes 14-28)
- Red Ribbon Army Saga (Episodes 29-45)

Season 2:
- General Blue Saga (Episodes 46-57)
- Commander Red Saga (Episodes 58-67)

Season 3:
- Fortuneteller Baba Saga (Episodes 68-83)
- Tien Shinhan Saga (Episodes 84-101)

Season 4:
- King Piccolo Saga (Episodes 102-122)

Season 5:
- Piccolo Jr. Saga (Episodes 123-153) ” - voetbal_roger
 
9.
Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone (1989 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In order to wish for immortality and avenge his father, Garlic Jr. collects the dragon balls, kidnapping Goku's son Gohan in the process... (41 mins.)
Director: Daisuke Nishio
“ Dragon Ball Z movie 1: Dead Zone

Watch Before Dragon Ball Z: the series ” - voetbal_roger
 
10.
Dragon Ball Z (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
The adventures of Earth's martial arts defender Son Goku continue with a new family and the revelation of his alien origin. Now Goku and his allies must defend the planet from an onslaught of new extraterrestrial enemies. (24 mins.)
Director: Minoru Okazaki
“ Dragon Ball Z: the series (Original Japanese version by Toei Animation) ” - voetbal_roger
 
11.
Dragon Ball Z (1996 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
After learning that he is from another planet, a warrior named Goku and his friends are prompted to defend it from an onslaught of extraterrestrial enemies. (24 mins.)
“ Dragon Ball Z: the series (English dub by FUNimation)

Season 1:
- Vegeta Saga (Episodes 1-35)

Season 2:
- Namek Saga (Episodes 36-67)
- Captain Ginyu Saga (Episodes 68-74)

Season 3:
- Frieza Saga (Episodes 75-107)

Season 4:
- Garlic Jr. Saga (Episodes 108-117)
- Trunks Saga (Episodes 118-125)
- Androids Saga (Episodes 126-139)

Season 5:
- Imperfect Cell Saga (Episodes 140-152)
- Perfect Cell Saga (Episodes 153-165)

Season 6:
- Cell Games Saga (Episodes 166-194)

Season 7:
- Great Saiyaman Saga (Episodes 195-209)
- World Tournament Saga (Episodes 210-219)

Season 8:
- Babidi Saga (Episodes 220-231)
- Majin Buu Saga (Episodes 232-253)

Season 9:
- Fusion Saga (Episodes 254-275)
- Kid Buu Saga (Episodes 276-291) ” - voetbal_roger
 
12.
Dragon Ball Z: The World's Strongest (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The Z-Fighters must stop a mad scientist out to take over the world. (59 mins.)
Director: Daisuke Nishio
“ Dragon Ball Z movie 2: The World's Strongest

Watch after Dragon Ball Z: Episode 35 ” - voetbal_roger
 
13.
Dragon Ball Z: Tree of Might (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A group of aliens visit Earth to plant the Tree of Might, a plant that grants cosmic power by draining the Earth's life force. (60 mins.)
Director: Daisuke Nishio
“ Dragon Ball Z movie 3: The Tree of Might

Watch after Dragon Ball Z: Episode 35 ” - voetbal_roger
 
14.
Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A Super Namekian named Slug comes to invade Earth. (50 mins.)
“ Dragon Ball Z movie 4: Lord Slug

Watch after Dragon Ball Z: Episode 35 ” - voetbal_roger
 
15.
Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
After destroying Frieza on Namek, Goku returns to a peaceful life on Earth. When informed his brother has been killed by a Saiyan... (47 mins.)
“ Dragon Ball Z movie 5: Cooler's Revenge

Watch after Dragon Ball Z: Episode 107

Watch Dragon Ball OVA 2: The World of Dragon Ball Z after Episode 122. This one does not have an IMDb page. ” - voetbal_roger
 
16.
Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13 (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The death of Dr. Gero at the hands of Androids 17 and 18 prompts the activation of Androids 13, 14, and 15. They try to kill Goku, who fights them with the help of Trunks, Piccolo, Vegeta, Krillin, and Gohan. (46 mins.)
Director: Daisuke Nishio
“ Dragon Ball Z movie 7: Super Android 13

Watch after Dragon Ball Z: Episode 134

Watch Dragon Ball Z special 2: Movie Overview Special (Kyokugen Batoru! ! San Dai Chō Saiyahito Supesharu), also known as Summer Vacation Special after Z movie 7. This one does not have an IMBd page. ” - voetbal_roger
 
17.
Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Cooler has resurrected himself as a robot and is enslaving the people of New Namek. Goku and the gang must help. (45 mins.)
Director: Daisuke Nishio
“ Dragon Ball Z movie 6: The Return of Cooler

Watch after Dragon Ball Z: Episode 173 and Movie 7 ” - voetbal_roger
 
18.
Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Vegeta is lured to the planet New Vegeta by a group of Saiyan survivors in hopes that he will be the king of their new planet... (69 mins.)
“ Dragon Ball Z movie 8: The Legendary Super Saiyan

Watch after Dragon Ball Z: Episode 174 ” - voetbal_roger
 
19.
Dragon Ball Z Gaiden: Saiya-jin Zetsumetsu Keikaku (1993 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Dr. Raichi, a survivor of the Tuffle race that was eliminated from Planet Vegeta by the Saiyans, is... (59 mins.)
“ Dragon Ball OVA 1: Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans

The original title is Dragon Ball Z side story: Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans. Consisting 2 episodes of 30 minutes. It was ment as a strategy guide for the 1993 video game with the same name.

This video animation has a 30 minute remake which is called : Doragon Bōru: Suupaa Saiyajin Zetsumetsu Keikaku -->

Dragon Ball OVA 4: Plan to Eradicate the Super Saiyans (doesn't have an IMDb page). This video was part of the videogame Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2, released in 2010.

The word "eradicate" is sometimes replaced by the word "destroy" or ''annihilate''.

Watch after Dragon Ball Z: Movie 8 ” - voetbal_roger
 
20.
Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Bojack is a demon who was freed from prison when King Kai's planet was destroyed. Now, without his father Goku by his side, can Gohan save the Earth? (50 mins.)
Director: Yoshihiro Ueda
“ Dragon Ball Z movie 9: Bojack Unbound

Watch after Dragon Ball Z: Episode 192

Watch Dragon Ball Z special 4: Looking Back at it All: The Dragon Ball Z Year-End Show! (Zenbu Misemasu Toshi Wasure Doragon Boru Zetto!) after Z movie 9. This one does not have an IMDb page. ” - voetbal_roger
 
21.
Dragon Ball Z: Broly - Second Coming (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
After seven years went by, Gohan grows up during the time around Goten's birth. Goku died and when Goten cries, Broly regains life and the Z warriors must stop him again. (48 mins.)
“ Dragon Ball Z movie 10: Broly: Second Coming

Watch after Dragon Ball Z: Episode 207 ” - voetbal_roger
 
22.
Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Mr. Satan is challenged to a fight by an old rival, and he is taken to an island where the fight is to be held... (47 mins.)
Director: Yoshihiro Ueda
“ Dragon Ball Z movie 11: Bio Broly

Watch after Dragon Ball Z: Episode 227 ” - voetbal_roger
 
23.
Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The universe is thrown into dimensional chaos as the dead come back to life. Now Goku and Vegeta must track down the cause of this uproar. (51 mins.)
“ Dragon Ball Z movie 12: Fusion Reborn

Watch after Dragon Ball Z: Episode 259 ” - voetbal_roger
 
24.
Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A mysterious being named Hoy arrives on Earth and asks the Z Warriors to use the dragon balls to help him release Tapion... (52 mins.)
“ Dragon Ball Z movie 13: Wrath of the Dragon

Watch after Dragon Ball Z: Episode 287 ” - voetbal_roger
 
25.
Dragon Ball: Hey! Son Goku and Friends Return!! (2008 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Goku and his family and friends encounter Vegeta's brother, and a threat from Vegeta's past shows up and causes trouble. (35 mins.)
Director: Yoshihiro Ueda
“ Dragon Ball OVA 3: Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!!

Watch after Dragon Ball Z: Episode 287 and Movie 13 ” - voetbal_roger
 
26.
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The Z-Fighters must contend with Lord Beerus, the God of Destruction, but only a God can fight a God, and none of them are Gods. However with the creation of the Super Saiyan God, will the Z-Fighters be able to defeat Lord Beerus? (85 mins.)
Director: Masahiro Hosoda
“ Dragon Ball Z movie 14: Battle of Gods

Watch after Dragon Ball Z: Episode 288 ” - voetbal_roger
 
27.
Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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. (93 mins.)
“ Dragon Ball Z movie 15: Resurrection 'F'

Watch after Dragon Ball Z: Episode 288 and Movie 14 ” - voetbal_roger
 
28.
Dragon Ball Super (2015 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
The continuing adventures of the mighty warrior Son Goku, as he encounters new worlds and new warriors to fight. (24 mins.)
“ Dragon Ball Super: the series

A continuation of Dragon Ball Z and retelling of the movies: Battle of Gods (season 1) and Resurrection 'F' (season 2).

The FUNimation dub does not have a release date yet.

Battle of Gods Saga (Episodes 1-14)
Resurrection 'F' Saga (Episodes 15-27)
Universe 6 Saga (Episodes 28-ongoing) ” - voetbal_roger
 
29.
Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks (1993 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
In a dark future where the Androids have taken over Earth, Gohan and his student Trunks are the last defense against these deadly killing machines. (47 mins.)
“ Dragon Ball Z special 3: The History of Trunks

Also known as Dragon Ball Z: Resistance to Despair!! The Remaining Super-Warriors, Gohan and Trunks.

-----------------------------------------------------------------

END OF RECOMMENDED ORDER, THE TITLES BELOW ARE NOT LINKED TO THE TIMELINE (ANYMORE) ” - voetbal_roger
 
30.
Dragon Ball: The Path to Power (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A great retelling of the original Dragonball series, It starts off With Son Goku, meeting Bulma, and... (80 mins.)
“ Dragon Ball movie 4: The Path to Power

(Dragon Ball the series retold) ” - voetbal_roger
 
31.
Dragon Ball Z Kai (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
In February of 2009, Toei Animation announced that as an honor to 20 years of Dragon Ball Z, they will begin the production of a renewed DragonBall Z... (24 mins.)
“ Dragon Ball Kai: the series

(Dragon Ball Z retold and re-edited which resulted in better pacing and animation quality)

- Saiyan Saga (Episodes 1-26)
- Namek Saga (Episodes 27-52)
- Androids Saga (Episodes 53-77)
- Cell Saga (Episodes 78-98)
- Majin Buu Saga (99-133)
- Evil Buu Saga (134-159) ” - voetbal_roger
 
32.
Dream 9 (2013 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The heroes Son Goku, Monkey D Luffy and Toriko and their friends team up for the first time ever!
“ Dragon Ball Z special 5: Dream 9 Toriko & One Piece & Dragon Ball Z Super Collaboration Special!!!

This is a crossover with the popular anime Series One Piece & Toriko. ” - voetbal_roger
 
33.
Dragon Ball GT: Doragon bôru jîtî (1996 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
After Goku is made a kid again by the black star dragon balls, he goes on a journey to get back to his old self. (24 mins.)
Director: Minoru Okazaki
“ Dragon Ball GT: the series

- Black Star Dragon Ball Saga (Episodes 1-16)
- Baby Saga (Episodes 17-40)
- Super 17 Saga (Episodes 41-47)
- Shadow Dragon Saga (Episodes 48-64)

Unlike Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT is not based on a manga created by Akira Toriyama. It is simply a continuation of Dragon Ball Z created by Toei Animation to continue the franchise because of it's popularity. But due to Akira's involvment and GT being the only sequel to Dragon Ball Z at that moment is was still considered to be canon.

With Dragon Ball Super, Dragon Ball Z finally received an "official" sequel. which is written and designed by Toriyama. Therefore, Dragon Ball GT can now officially be declared non-canon. Making it a side story that's not part of the storyline. ” - voetbal_roger
 
34.
Dragon Ball GT: A Hero's Legacy (1997 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Goku Jr. is the great-great-grandson of the legendary warrior Goku, but unlike his predecessor he's not a brave fighter... (46 mins.)
Director: Osamu Kasai
“ Dragon Ball GT special 1: A Hero's Legacy

Watch after Dragon Ball GT: Episode 63 ” - voetbal_roger
 
35.
Dragon Ball Z: Abridged (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
A non-official parody of the popular anime Dragon Ball Z, where all the characters are made simply to be funny. Every character has at least one trait making all of them terrible friends. That's all there is to it.
“ Dragon Ball Z: Abridged: the series

(Dragon Ball Z parody) ” - voetbal_roger
 
36.
Dragon Ball: Goku's Traffic Safety (1988 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Goku and his friends learn about traffic safety! (15 mins.)
“ Public service video 1 (Gokū no Kōtsū Anzen) ” - voetbal_roger
 
37.
Dragon Ball: Goku's Fire Fighting Regiment (1988 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Goku and his friends are members of a fire brigade and explain how to deal with fires. This comes in handy when Bulma's apartment is on fire. (11 mins.)
“ Public service video 2 (Gokū no Shōbō-tai) ” - voetbal_roger
 
38.
Deuraegon bol: Ssawora Son O-gong, igyeora Son O-gong (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The young warrior Son Goku goes on a outrageous quest to acquire seven magical orbs, along the way beating up evil persons who want to steal the orbs for their own ends. (105 mins.)
Director: Ryong Wang
“ Dragon Ball live action movie 1: Son Goku Fight, Son Goku Win! ” - voetbal_roger
 
39.
Dragon Ball: The Magic Begins (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
An evil alien searches the Earth for seven "Dragon Pearls" which can grant him ultimate power. A gang of misfit adventurers band together to stop him. (86 mins.)
Director: Chun-Liang Chen
“ Dragon Ball live action movie 2: The Magic Begins ” - voetbal_roger
 
40.
Dragonball: Evolution (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  
The young warrior Son Goku sets out on a quest, racing against time and the vengeful King Piccolo, to collect a set of seven magical orbs that will grant their wielder unlimited power. (85 mins.)
Director: James Wong
“ Dragon ball live action movie 3: Dragonball Evolution

YUK! ” - voetbal_roger
 
41.
Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope (2014 Mini-Series)
Episode: Pilot (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
After Goku dies from a radical heart disease and the most of the Z Fighters lose their lives, its up... (15 mins.)
Director: Robert Underdog
“ Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope

This is an all new fanmade webseries based on Dragon Ball Z special 3: The History of Trunks.

Here's the Youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opji5DgE_nQ ” - voetbal_roger