25 best Prohibition movies

Grab a case of your favourite hooch, bathtub gin or moonshine and feast your eyes on these crime classics

The Great Gatsby (1974)

The Great Gatsby (1974)

Perhaps not one of the first movies you think about when someone mentions prohibition, The Great Gatsby gives a very different view of 1920s America than the average gangster thriller. But Robert Redford’s Gatsby, of course, made his fortune through bootleg liquor, allowing him to throw his lavish Long Island parties – but also preventing him from gaining the true American upper class status he craves.