20 Must-Have Films: Classic Porn Movies (1972-1982)

By: P. Weasels

Classic porn movies have withstood the test of time to become XXX movie legends. Here we focus on 70's classic porn, with all your favorite classic pornstars. Classic 70's porn is some of the best vintage and retro porn — titles like Deep Throat, Debbie Does Dallas and Behind the Green Door are now commonly known films even in the mainstream movie world! Like raiding dad's classic porno stash, these titles are some of the best XXX porn movies you'll ever watch...

  1. Long Jeanne Silver (1977) by Alpha Blue Archives

    20. Long Jeanne Silver (1977)

    Studio: Alpha Blue Archives

    Yo ho, matey, this is the story of Long Jeanne Silver. In the annals of porn history, she stands completely alone on her two - well, let's just say she's all woman! This is Alex de Renzy's infamous classic about a resourcful lady who turns a handicap into a sexual asset! In the course of a normal day, Ms. Silver is liable to hop into the sack for any sexual combination imaginable. But all her encounters have one thing in common -they leave her partners bewildered, bewitched, and beggin for more! You will be, too, when you witness Long Jeanne Silver in action! Starring Long Jeanne Silver, Amber Hunt, Annette Angtry, Lucille Ballz, Joey Silvera, and Paul Thomas

    Buy: Long Jeanne Silver (1977)

  2. Taxi Girls (1979) by VCX

    19. Taxi Girls (1979)

    Studio: VCX

    A sexy hooker comes up with an idea for a unique taxi service that would facilitate her promiscuous vocation and make some money at the same time. The gals lavish their lusty attentions on a car dealer to get the price down, and soon they have a fleet of cabs combing the streets, and a sexy new business venture. Don't miss this blockbuster feature from the golden age of adult entertainment! Starring Candida Royalle, Hillary Summers, Nancy Hoffman, Nancy Suiter, Aubrey Nichols, Pat Manning, Jamie Gillis, , John Holme, and Mike Ranger

    Buy: Taxi Girls (1979)

  3. The Story of Joanna (1975) by Alpha Blue Archives

    18. The Story of Joanna (1975)

    Studio: Alpha Blue Archives

    The Story of Joanna is a visual masterpiece dealing with human degradation and sado-masochism. The sets are artistically atmospheric, the costumes capture the period perfectly and the sex scenes are superior eroticism. Jamie Gillis plays Jason, an odd, possessive misogynist who totally abuses females after first charming them. There are no limits to his cruelty and no rules go unbroken. Terri Hall, as Joanna, becomes interested in Jason and gradually submits to his bizarre requests. Starring Juliet Graham, Terri Hall, Jamie Gillis, Steven Lark, and Zebedy Colt

    Buy: The Story of Joanna (1975)

  4. Teenage Fantasies (1972) by VCX

    17. Teenage Fantasies (1972)

    Studio: VCX

    Rene Bond stars in this classic film about the fantasies of today's youth. She captures the art of seduction in every erotic detail and her manipulations with the male form earned her the title of "The Queen of Porn." The movie is one of the greatest collections of erotic scenes ever filmed, leaving virtually nothing for the imagination. After several teens are asked about their most explicit dreams and desires, they are allowed to experience them. Filled with many sweet and innocent lovelies, the adventures of the "now" generation is definitely for the young at heart. Starring Rene Bond, Anne Silvers, Jeanette Nichols, Nancy Talmadge, Sandy Frankel, Sue Frankel, Suzanne Fields, Rick Lutze, Art Dolores, and Mike Henrisson

    Buy: Teenage Fantasies (1972)

  5. Up 'n' Coming (1982) by I-Candy

    16. Up 'n' Coming (1982)

    Studio: I-Candy

    Cassie is a rising country-and-western singer who gets a chance to open for a top-flight singer at the tail-end of her career. While traveling around the country, she starts to out perform the veteran, creating some strong jealousies. The record biz bosses are impressed and finally decide to back the new girl. But will there be a hidden cost? Enjoy the country-western tunes sung by Marilyn and the incredible lip-sync done by Lisa. Starring Marilyn Chambers, Brandy Monique, Donna Capris, Loni Sanders, Lisa Deleeuw, Cody Nicole, Tiny Mary, Herschel Savage, John Holmes, and Tom Byron

    Buy: Up 'n' Coming (1982)

  6. Resurrection of Eve (1973) by Mitchell Brothers

    15. Resurrection of Eve (1973)

    Studio: Mitchell Brothers

    From Behind the Green Door to the performance of her career! Hot, hotter, hottest. Marilyn Chambers is the industry's most senually arousing star! Everyone agreed she has the femine luminescence of a Marilyn Monroe, and the wit and presence of a Katherine Hepburn. Starring Marilyn Chambers

    Buy: Resurrection of Eve (1973)

  7. Outlaw Ladies (1981) by VCA

    14. Outlaw Ladies (1981)

    Studio: VCA

    If you think the night is when things get hot, check out what these ladies do by day when their husbands are at work! Selling sex, buying sex, or just plain finding it, these women know how to fill their free time! Starring Juliet Anderson, Candida Royalle, Marlene Willoughby, Starring Juliet Anderson, Candida Royalle, Marlene Willoughby, Samantha Fox, Veronica Hart, Merle Michaels, Joey Silvera, Bobby Astyr, John Leslie, and R. Bolla

    Buy: Outlaw Ladies (1981)

  8. Lialeh (1974) by Arrow

    13. Lialeh (1974)

    Studio: Arrow

    Lialeh is a hard-fisted super action, sexy adult film. Enter Arlos world. He's doing a show and Lialeh wants the lead role. Jennifer Leigh, as Lialeh, is a hot beautiful and erotic woman. She knows what she wants and has all the right moves to make it happen. Arlo, played by Lawrence Pertillah, is the "Shaft" of XXX movies. Don't miss the very first black XXX film! This is the one that broke the ice for future black XXX movies. A true collector's item. Starring juliet Anderson, Serena, Jamie Gillis, and John Holmes

    Buy: Lialeh (1974)

  9. Aunt Peg (1980) by VCX

    12. Aunt Peg (1980)

    Studio: VCX

    Aunt Peg now presented in its fresh new look! New digital transfer, re-mastered, re-authored and loaded with all new bonus material. Starring Kandi Barbour, Hillary Summers, and Paul Thomas

    Buy: Aunt Peg (1980)

  10. The Budding of Brie (1980) by Arrow

    11. The Budding of Brie (1980)

    Studio: Arrow

    A young waitress experiences a meteoric rise to stardom in the Hollywood of the 1950's. We follow Brie as she makes her climb through agents and big-time stars, all the way to the top. Her incredible rise all comes together in a stunning awards ceremony that puts her witty and erotic life into focus! Starring Kandi Barbour, Hillary Summers, and Paul Thomas

    Buy: The Budding of Brie (1980)

  11. Candy Stripers (1978) by Arrow

    10. Candy Stripers (1978)

    Studio: Arrow

    What happens when you let three horny teenage girls loose in a hospital? They give new meaning to the word "bed-lam" as they make sure that all of their patients' needs are taken care of. Deep-probing doctors and nasty nurses service patients and staff in non-stop hot action guaranteed to melt your stethoscopes! Starring Amber Hunt, Eileen Welles, Lauren Black, Mimi Morgan, Nancy Hoffman, Phaedra Grant, Sharon Thorpe, Joey Silvera, Richard Pacheco, and Paul Thomas

    Buy: Candy Stripers (1978)

  12. Insatiable (1980) by VCX

    9. Insatiable (1980)

    Studio: VCX

    Marilyn Chambers, the undisputed queen of 1970s erotic cinema, gives the performance of her life in the classic Insatiable. Here she plays Sandra Chase, a beautiful model who inherits a fortune after her parents are killed in an accident. Though it would seem that the young heiress has everything one could desire, Sandra finds herself sexually unfulfilled and troubled by dark and ominous dreams. Sandra accepts the lead role in a motion picture in the hopes of changing the direction of her life. What she encounters, however, are a series of torrid sexual encounters that lead her into a world of unbridled, breath-taking passion. An actress of unparalleled eroticism, Marilyn Chambers is truly insatiable in this late offering from porn's golden age. Starring Marilyn Chambers, Jessie St. James, Joan Turner, Serena, John Holmes, John Leslie, Mike Ranger, and Richard Pacheco

    Buy: Insatiable (1980)

  13. Alice in Wonderland (1976) by Arrow

    8. Alice in Wonderland (1976)

    Studio: Arrow

    This top-grossing independent film is now available here for you to enjoy. Alice In Wonderland, the first adult musical, has broken new ground. Playboy covergirl Kristine DeBell, considered by many to be the most beautiful girl in the world, can now be seen cavorting erotically with all the Lewis Carroll characters. Alice In Wonderland is a milestone in cinematic history. Starring Kristine de Bell

    Buy: Alice in Wonderland (1976)

  14. The Autobiography of a Flea (1976) by Mitchell Brothers

    7. The Autobiography of a Flea (1976)

    Studio: Mitchell Brothers

    A Victorian tale of love and lust as told by the smallest voyeur of them all. You've heard of a "Victorian Romp," and this is it exactly. One of the best Victorian-style videos ever produced: wonderfully sacrilegious, appropriately naughty and boasting many fine performances. Directed by Sharon McNight and the Mitchell Brothers. Starring Annette Have, John Holmes, Paul Thomas, and Jean Jennings

    Buy: The Autobiography of a Flea (1976)

  15. Barbara Broadcast (1977) by Video X Pix

    6. Barbara Broadcast (1977)

    Studio: Video X Pix

    In an elegant restaurant where gourmet food and gourmet sex are both on the menu, former high-class prostitute and acclaimed author Barbara Broadcast (played by stunning Annette Haven) transforms lunch with journalist C.J. Laing into an afternoon of sexual excess. Barbara seduces her way through a corporate office and a busy Manhattan night club, while Laing ventures into the kitchen for a smoldering encounter with Wade Nichols that may just be the greatest sex scene veer filmed. Climaxing with the return of Misty Beethoven, Constance Money, and her tormentor, Jamie Gillis, the Distribpix release of Barbara Broadcast is presented here digitally re-mastered and uncut for the first time. Starring Annette Haven, Constance Money, Sharon Mitchell, Shirley Peters, Susan McBain, C.J. Laing, Jamie Gillis, Wade Nichols, and Bobby Astyr

    Buy: Barbara Broadcast (1977)

  16. Taboo (1980) by Standard Digital

    5. Taboo (1980)

    Studio: Standard Digital

    The original classic Taboo is a landmark adult film. Kay Parker as Barbara Scott lives as a housewife and mother, until her husband leaves her for his young secretary, leaving Barbara and her son to live on their own. After unsettling events lead her into a divorcee's life of blind dates and meaningless swinger parties, she becomes lost in a vortex of lust and passion. Starring Kay Parker, Juliet Anderson, Brooke West, Dorothy LeMay, Holly McCall, Star Wood, Tawny Pearl, Connie Peterson, Mike Ranger, and Don Fernando

    Buy: Taboo (1980)

  17. The Devil in Miss Jones (1972) by VCX

    4. The Devil in Miss Jones (1972)

    Studio: VCX

    One of the smartest adult movies ever, The Devil In Miss Jones remains in a class by itself and serves as a reminder of a time when adult filmmakers tried to bring a little art to the scene. Plus, it's hot. If you think 70's porn is tame, this movie will really change your mind. Justine Jones, a spinster in her 30's, kills herself because nothing has happened in her life. Confronted by the Devil and faced with an eternity in Hell, she imposes the hypothetical premise: If I had my life to live over I would live a life consumed, engulfed, impassioned by lust! This brings about sexual behavior that transcends the norm and blooms into erotic art. A must have classic! Starring Georgina Spelvin, Harry Reems, Clair Lumiere, Erica Havens, and Marc Stevens

    Buy: The Devil in Miss Jones (1972)

  18. Behind the Green Door (1972) by Mitchell Brothers

    3. Behind the Green Door (1972)

    Studio: Mitchell Brothers

    One of modern adult cinema's most enduring features, starring one of its most recognizable performers, directed by two of its most influential talents. Along with the early 1970s classics Deep Throat and The Devil in Miss Jones, the Mitchell Brothers' Behind the Green Door -- starring the alluringly all-American Marilyn Chambers -- still stands as a landmark in pornography, and helped give rise to a multi-billion-dollar industry. Marilyn's role as the attractive ingenue works perfectly in this stylized, groundbreaking gem. It's no wonder that Behind the Green Door is still a well-known title to this day. Starring Marilyn Chambers, Barbara Bryan, Bunny Brody, Candy Johnson, Hadley V. Baxendale, Johnny Keyes, Richard Coburn, and Rick Dayton

    Buy: Behind the Green Door (1972)

  19. Debbie Does Dallas (1978) by VCX

    2. Debbie Does Dallas (1978)

    Studio: VCX

    The original, uncut classic now with previously deleted footage! It's been copied, serialized and consistently remade, but the original Debbie Does Dallas has certainly never been equaled. This classic of adult cinema remains a bestseller decades after its original release in 1978 Starring the perfectly named Bambi Woods as a talented amateur cheerleader with an offer to pack her bags and go pro, Debbie Does Dallas follows her and the rest of the horny squad as they try to raise money for Debbie's trip. They form Teen Services, an enterprise committed to pleasing male customers. The sex scenes are pure and fun unadulterated lust! Starring Bambi Woods, Arcadia Lake, Georgette Sanders, Misty Winter, Paula Head, Rikki O'Neal, Pat Allure, Robin Byrd, Eric Edwards, and Richard Bolla

    Buy: Debbie Does Dallas (1978)

  20. Deep Throat (1972) by Arrow

    1. Deep Throat (1972)

    Studio: Arrow

    This is considered one of the most famous of all adult movies! Linda Lovelace's classic story of a beautiful lady with a special problem - she feels she should be getting more out of sex than a lot of little tingles. Mix her together with a kookie and very horny physician who discovers the why's and how's of getting her bells ringing. Deep Throat is a funny and sexually explicit romp that has found its place in motion picture history. Starring Linda Lovelace, Harry Reems, and Carol Connors

    Buy: Deep Throat (1972)

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P. Weasels has been working in various aspects of the porn industry since 1997, and has been a fan since 1975. He has also worked in the videogame and comic-book industries. In his spare time, he performs as a storyteller at various events in the San Francisco Bay Area and looks for things to do in the San Francisco Bay Area that will make for good stories. He has written for Gamelink, Kink.com, and the San Francisco Chronicle, and wishes he had spent more time playing baseball as a kid, because he thinks he would have made a good catcher. Email if you want to hear his idea about a great escort agency.