25 best Prohibition movies

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

Little Caesar (1930)

Little Caesar (1930)

Warner Brothers basically invented the crime genre in the 1930s – along with classics like The Public Enemy, the studio gave us this gangster gem – in which Edward G Robinson turned in a star-making performance as mobster Caesar Enrico "Rico" Bandello. Loosely based on Al Capone, Robinson's performance was somewhat controversial at the time – W.R. Burnett, author of the book that Little Caesar was based on, was convinced that Robinson was playing Rico as a closeted homosexual.

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