The Adventure genre is both absurdly broad and surprisingly specific. Anything from Beauty and the Beast to Sin City could fall under the label, the only condition is that it holds some element of adventure, some character who goes outside their comfort zone, facing excitement or peril. A comprehensive list of such films could be endless. However, most of these would be better described by some other genre (Romance or Film Noir, respectively for the above titles), adventure has an incidental role. What then makes a true Adventure flick? It's hard to define, and yet easier to recognize. It's a movie that has action, acrobatics, and likely a chase scene or two, yet it's not primarily an Action movie; more swords than machine guns, and more clever than Bad Boys. It may have serious moments, but they're balanced by doses of humor. Most of all though, it must be fun. And now, the best of this unusually rare genre:
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