Budget: $150,000 (1997)
Before Pirates, there was a different big-budget porn flick with a pirate theme that paved the way for more high-quality productions.
Conquest was one of the first big-budget porn movies in the adult film industry, and it turned out to be a big hit. With stars like Jenna Jameson, a quality soundtrack and scenes shot on actual ships at sea, there weren’t any questions as to whether the film would be well-received.
After watching the film, we’re sure you’ll agree it was money well spent as you can clearly see they put a great deal of time, money and effort into the whole ordeal. Needless to say, viewers enjoyed what they saw, which opened the door for moviemakers to further invest in the big-budget productions.