10 Porn Movies That Had The Biggest Budgets

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7:01 pm 14 Oct, 2015

Most of the time porn is shot on an extremely low budget since there is no guarantee of big returns. Directors and producers hardly waste any time on sets, plots, costumes, etc. But there have been some porn movies that have utilized big budgets, and delivered big stars of the adult film industry along with good sets, decent plots and an actual costume department. Here we have listed some of the porn movies that had big budgets. The INR conversion reflects the dollar to rupee rate in October 2015.

 

1. Conquest (1997) – $ 150,000 (Rs 97,51,492)

One of the first big budget porn movies, ‘Conquest’ utilized its capital to have scenes on actual ships and a decent soundtrack. It featured Jenna Jameson as the daughter of a pirate who was killed by a privateer; she teams up with another pirate whose wife was also killed by the same man to take their revenge. The movie was well received by audiences and opened the door for other big budget porn movies.

 

Conquest

 

 

2. Flashpoint X (1998) – $ 220,000 (Rs 1,43,02,189)

This movie was made at the height of Jenna Jameson’s career; it also featured two other notable names of the adult film industry – Asia Carrera and Jill Kelly. The story revolved around firefighters who had some kinky fun in between putting out dangerous fires. With good pyrotechnics, a lot of hosing down of hot girls, and adult industry star power, this movie performed pretty well.

Flashpoint X

 

 

3. Manhunters (2006) – $ 250,000 (Rs 1,62,52,487)

‘Manhunters’ is one of the biggest big-budget porn hits of all time. It was a production of Wicked Pictures, one of the big brands of the porn world. It was a commercial success and was nominated for 17 AVN (Adult Video News) awards in 2006; it took home seven awards. The plot revolved around female bounty hunters on the lookout for bad guys and some good fun.

Mahunters

 

 

4. Operation Desert Stormy (2007) – $ 250,000 (Rs 1,62,52,487)

This porn movie was a spoof of James Bond; as such, not only did it have kink but it also had some laughs thrown in (think rom-com-porn instead of just rom-com). Since it was another Wicked Pictures presentation, it had a good production and many big names of the porn industry, such as Eva Angelina, Stormy Daniels and Ron Jeremy. No wonder the movie did well with audiences.

 

Operation Desert Stormy

 

 

5. Upload (2007) – $ 350,000 (Rs 2,27,53,482)

‘Upload’ was a monster hit in the porn world. It had an ‘X Files’ inspired sci-fi plot-line and big star names like Eva Angelina and Kylie Ireland. The movie was made using high-end high-definition cameras to show a futuristic world. The movie swept the AVN awards, winning a total of eight awards, including the Feature Movie of the Year. The DVD actually comes with a 4 disc sets which include extra shots.

Upload

 

6. Fashionistas (2002) – $ 500,000 (Rs 3,25,04,975)

This porn movie had a real Hollywood feel to it because of the incredible costumes, the cinematography and the lighting. The plot follows a fashion designer who is searching for a new bondage look and finds a fashion house, Fashionistas, whose owner wants to seduce him so he will get her into into the underground S&M clubs. The movie garnered a record 22 nominations and won the Best Film award in 2003.

 

Fashionistas

 

7. Pirates (2005) – $ 1 million (Rs 6,50,09,950)

This movie was a spin-off the hit ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ and was as big a hit. Digital Playground, a production company, went all out for this, including giving it an original music score, which is rare in porn, and over 300 special effects. It won 11 AVN awards and its actress, Jesse Jane, has since become a big porn star. The story had magic, action, sex and swashbuckling adventure.

Pirates

 

8. Uninhibited (1995) – $ 1.2 million (Rs 6,63,10,149)

‘Uninhibited’ starred AVN Hall of Famer Buck Adams. Produced by Antigua Pictures, it ended up being one the biggest hits of the year. The movie was so well received that channels like HBO picked it up after editing it down to an ‘R’ rating. It followed the lives of two detectives who are dealing with two powerful crime families. Needless to say, the criminals had plenty of naked women around.

Uninhbited

 

9. Pirates II: Stagnetti’s Revenge (2008) – $ 8 million (Rs 52,00,79,600)

Since ‘Pirates’ was a huge hit, Digital Playground went ahead with ‘Pirates II’, giving the second one an even bigger budget. The movie was pretty much the same as the first one and did not receive as much praise as the first. However, like the original, it had plenty of action, adventure and sex. The plot involved resurrecting the villain of the first  movie, hunting for a Chinese empress pirate, and lots of filthy sex.

Pirates 2

 

10. Caligula (1979) – $ 17.5 million (Rs 1,10,84,19,647)

Caligula isn’t entirely considered a porn movie simply because the makers decided to hire real Hollywood actors including Helen Mirren and Peter O’Toole (hence the extremely high budget). The film is based on the scandalous life of Roman Emperor Caligula and features orgy scenes amid action scenes. The movie was banned for a long time and Helen Mirren created quite a stir by agreeing to star in it.

 

Caligula

 

 

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