Before Kim Kardashian became a global phenomenon, she was Paris Hilton's friend and not so much involved in media. Around 2007, everything changed for her when the sexy tape that she recorded with her former boyfriend, famous rapper Ray J, saw the light of the day. She sued Vivid Entertainment because of the illegal distribution of the tape and settled for 5 million dollars. Before that event, she was practically nobody and after the video, she started appearing in mainstream media more, gaining traction, becoming a celebrity that she is today. Who said there is such thing as bad publicity? Her home video was made with little to no budget, recorded with amateur equipment and earned a ton of that green stuff we all need.
Today, we present you 12 dirty videos worth as much as Kim K's, if not more. All of these videos were shot by professionals, huge budgets were involved, and movies were recorded in attractive locations. Keep in mind that numbers shown here are invested only in the production of these films, but they had earned probably a tenfold via physical and online distribution. If you enjoy a good old dirty video from time to time, lay back, and read all about some of the best movies of this genre. For those fainthearted it is probably wise to skip some of these images. They are not too provocative, but they will surely make your blood boil in the nicest way possible.
12 Conquest - $150,000
This 1997 film was the biggest budget adult movie that you could find at the time. It featured one of the greatest stars in the show business, Jenna Jameson. The majority of the film was shot at sea, and the decent soundtrack assured that this movie is more than just another film of that kind. Besides Jenna, the film starred a few famous actors of that time including Asia Carrera and Juli Ashton. You can say that this flick was one of the biggest ventures of the industry and that it paved the way for many big-budget videos that followed through the years.
11 Batman V. Superman XXX: An Axel Braun Parody - $200,000
This magnificent movie was shot in 2015, and it serves as a p*rn parody of the big blockbuster movie from 2016 with the same name. This insanely popular film authentically depicts duel between The last son of Crypton and The Dark Knight. Of course, after the fight ends you can enjoy in some good old hardcore dirty action. The film features some of the biggest names in the business like Britney Amber, Kleio Valentien, Carter Cruise and many other. We swear if there weren't all the sex in between the action scenes, you might think that you're watching a regular movie.
10 Flashpoint X - $220,000
After the Conquest, another extra-budget film starring Jenna Jameson was made. At that time, it was enough that Miss Jameson was the star of the movie to assure its popularity. When you add firefighters, real pyrotechnics, reasonably good acting and other adult stars like Asia Carrera and Jill Kelly, the film just couldn't flop. If you throw a catchy movie tagline in the mix, you know that this classic flick is ready to regain invested and earn a heck of a lot more. Jenna Jameson is fighting fire with fire!
9 Manhunters - $250,000
Usually, you can learn everything there is to know about the movie just from the title. Manhunters was a 2006 box office (if there is such thing in that industry) hit that was nominated for 17 AVN awards and won in 7 categories total. This smashing hit starred Jada Fire, Devon Michaels, and Sandra Romain, among others. The plot of the movie revolves around bounty hunters, tough as nails; that eventually get what they came for in the first place. It is a really thin line between this film and mainstream cinema and half of the time you will be surprised when it comes to hardcore scenes.
8 Operation: Desert Stormy - $250,000
Another high-quality movie that parodies the action genre. This one is a parody of James Bond type of films so you can expect lots of action scenes with a few laughs here and there. The title of the movie is a spoof with the leading actress' name because she is called Stormy Daniels. Other high-profile stars like Nicole Sheridan, Melissa Lauren, and Eva Angelina are also in the film, so you know that fun is guaranteed. It is the movie that Wicked Pictures are probably proudest at because of high-quality production, great cast and a lot of DVD purchases of course.
7 Upload - $350,000
As we climb on our list, movies get better and more expensive. The next one, shot in 2007, was not only the best adult film of the year, but their creators and cast also took home seven other AVN awards. The story revolves around Cassandra Cray (played by Eva Angelina) who is a digital security agent addicted to sex. When Cassandra and her partner stumble upon computer hacker named Tesla (played by Hillary Scott) things go south very fast indeed. This futuristic, action packed movie, has a great story spiced with eye pleasing computer generated effects. No wonder it was a huge hit and that it made an incredible amount of money.
6 Fashionistas - $500,000
Nearly everyone who knows about the adult industry will say that this movie is one of the best in the whole genre. Back at 2002, a legendary director John Stagliano acquired a big budget for the film and wanted to make a Hollywood-like thriller with intense sexy scenes. A lot of great actors were employed, a bunch of extras, it had a superb soundtrack, this movie simply had it all. It was nominated for 22 AVN awards and had won 10 of them. This S&M thriller was a huge success in DVD sales as well and in the first month of its release 100000 copies were sold.
5 Fashionistas Safado: The Challenge - $600,000
Driven by the success of the first movie, John Stagliano got an even bigger budget for shooting, more famous stars, and created a masterpiece of the genre. The main role in the film went to Rocco Siffredi and just like in the first movie he expanded the boundaries of the hardcore adult industry once again. Other stars include Belladonna, Nacho Vidal, Sasha Grey, Jenna Haze and many other. Every actor in this movie contributed something, and that can be seen in many of its passionate scenes. This film is a classic of its respectable genre, and everyone that enjoys this kind of entertainment should watch it.
4 Pirates - $1,000,000
Pirates is a parody on the Hollywood hit film Pirates of the Caribbean. This incredible work of art had a great storyline and special effects; even original music soundtrack was made especially for it which is still a rarity in the adult industry. This big-budget film had won 11 AVN awards, and it's named one of the best adult movies ever created. Its cast includes stars such as Jesse Jane, Devon, Carmen Luvana and many other. Battles on the sea never looked hotter before this movie was shot. This flick is shadowed only by its successor that was shot three years later.
3 Uninhibited - $12,000,000
This incredible movie shot by the late Buck Adams on 35-mm film was one of the best flicks of the year and the only one with that big budget at the time. The story revolves around Detectives Gunn and his partner Detective Jugginson. They have to learn to cooperate to be able to stop Escobar and Gambino crime families. Of course, in between all the action scenes, a lot of hardcore sex was involved. USA Network and HBO edited the film down to R-rated version and later showed it on the air.
2 Pirates II: Stagnetti's Revenge - $8,000,000
This movie had a bigger budget than the amount of money Kim K was settled for. Not to mention the amount that it earned via a physical and online sales. After the great success of the first movie and with even bigger budget Pirates 2 were shot in 2008. The old cast was there with the addition of the few names like Sasha Grey, Stoya, Shyla Stylez and others. Unfortunately, the sequel wasn't as praised by critics, but it was unique in every way.
1 Caligula - $17,500,000
The last movie on the list and first at the same time. Caligula is an Italian-American film that focused on the rise and fall of the Roman emperor with the same name. It was intended to be an erotic historical drama but after Penthouse's producer Bob Guccione got his hands on it, it became the adult film with high production values. The movies star some of the greatest mainstream actors Malcolm McDowell, Peter O'Toole, Helen Mirren and a bunch of others. Of course, there are a lot of Penthouse Pets as extras performing explicit sexual intercourse. This film is very controversial and a cult classic.