25 best Prohibition movies

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

Lawless (2012)

Lawless (2012)

Where most Prohibition films follow the sharp-suited Chicago gangsters who deal in bootleg booze, Lawless explores the impact of the 18th Amendment on a family of moonshine producers in the decidedly more rural setting of Franklin County, Virginia. John Hillcoat's film is based on the real-life exploits of the Bondurant brothers – and at times it really does feel like you couldn't make it up. Tom Hardy steals the show with his performance as the burly "mother hen" of the Bondurant clan – which Hillcoat claims was based on "an aging lesbian."