25 best Prohibition movies

Once Upon a Time in America (1984)

Sergio Leone, famous for his spaghetti westerns, yearned to make a trilogy set in America – but ended up making one incredibly long (229 minutes) movie. Telling a tale of Jewish New York gangsters that spanned 50 or so years, Once Upon A Time In America is widely regarded as Leone’s masterpiece – and Roger Ebert once called it the best film depicting the Prohibition era ever made.

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