25 best Prohibition movies

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

The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond (1960)

The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond (1960)

Based very loosely on true events, this black and white movie is regarded as one of the best gangster movies of the 1960s. It concerns the titular Jack “Legs” Diamond, a petty thief who moves to New York and attempts to muscle in on the criminal empire of Arnold Rothstein by becoming the man’s bodyguard.