In 1989, donna deitch directed the made for tv movie the women of brewster place starring and produced by oprah winfrey, which was based on gloria naylors 1982 novel of the same name. The film featured an all-star cast and included two lesbian characters played by lonette mckee (lorraine) and. the 50 best gay movies the most essential lgbtq films ever made with the help of leading directors, actors, writers and activists, we count down the best. so, without further ado, here are 18 of the funniest, most heartfelt, and most loved romance black films around, from ensemble comedies to poignant dramas and everything in between. from judas and the black messiah and blackkklansman to classics like boomerang and boyz n the hood, here are the best black movies of the past 30 years.