Here are best films made about black American worlds, and in this order:

To Sleep With Anger - Charles Burnett

Devil In A Blue Dress - Carl Franklin

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Moonlight - Barry Jenkins

Do The Right Thing - Spike Lee

The Color Purple - Steven Spielberg

Daughters of the Dust - Julia Dash

Killer of Sheep - Charles Burnett

She's Got to Have It - Spike Lee

Eve's Bayou - Kasi Lemmons

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Fences - Denzel Washington

As you can see, there is only one white director in this list. It's Steven Spielberg. Elizabeth Banks apparently has never heard of his film The Color Purple, otherwise she would not have made the statement that Spielberg had never made a film with a female lead. Indeed, not only does the film have females in starring roles, it launched the career of a black woman, Whoopi Goldberg; claimed the best performance of an American (and black) icon, Oprah Winfrey; and is based on a book by one of the three black women writers (Alice Walker) who revolutionized black American literature in the 1970s (the other two being Toni Cade Bambara and Toni Morrison).

I will even go as far as to say that Steven Spielberg.'s adaptation is actually better than the book—which lacks the blues, the slow poetry, the pastoral beauty of the film. I will even go as far as to say that The Color Purple is (in terms of a work of art) Spielberg's best film. Banks' line of attack exposed her ignorance (and, according to The Root, privilege).