25 best Prohibition movies

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

The Public Enemy (1931)

The Public Enemy (1931)

James Cagney has probably played more gangsters than anybody, and this movie (actually made during Prohibition) saw him at his menacing best as a young hood rising through the ranks of a bootlegging empire. Jean Harlow stars as his love interest.