Did you see the first installment of the Babe franchise? It was an adorable movie about an upstart young pig who refuses to accept his predestined station in life in favor of ... becoming a dog? Not really -- he just wants to do all the fun things herding dogs get to do, and if it's not too much trouble, to avoid being eaten as a delicious breakfast side dish someday. And he succeeds! How cute! No wonder the film was such a huge hit at the box office, pulling in an astounding $254 million on a budget of just $30 million.
In fact, it was such a success that a sequel was greenlit almost immediately. In 1998, Babe: Pig In The City hit theaters. By most standards, it was a massive flop, with box office receipts of just $69 million, this time after blowing through a budget of $90 million. So you wouldn't surprise a lot of people if you were to say that you've never seen it. Which is a shame, because it's legitimately one of the best films of the last two decades. That's not hyperbole, either. Roger Ebert gave it four out of four stars. Gene Siskel took things a step further and called it his all-out favorite film of 1998. Keep in mind, that's the same year in which classics like Saving Private Ryan, The Truman Show, and The Big Lebowski were in theaters.