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Sundance 2017 IndieWire Critics Poll Results: Best Documentary

After over 50 individuals voted in IndieWire's annual Sundance Critics Poll, these are their picks for the festival's best documentaries.

"City of Ghosts"

Matthew Heineman with his “City of Ghosts” subjects at Sundance 2017

Daniel Bergeron

We asked critics for their favorite films and performances of Sundance 2017. For each of the seven categories, respondents ranked their picks. Results were tallied using a reverse points system (e.g. five points for 1st, four points for 2nd, three points for 3rd, etc.) – we’ve listed the top films below. A full list of participating critics can be found here.

FULL RESULTS: Sundance 2017 IndieWire Critics Poll

1. City of Ghosts – 45
2. Quest – 37
3. Casting JonBenet – 34
4. Icarus – 33
5. 78/52 – 30
6. Chasing Coral – 26
7. Last Men in Aleppo – 26
8. An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power – 25
9. Dina – 22
10. Step – 20
11. Tokyo Idols – 18
12. Manifesto – 14
13. Strong Island – 14
14. It’s Not Yet Dark – 12
15. Trophy – 12
16. Cries from Syria – 10
17. Nobody Speak: Hulk Hogan, Gawker and Trials of a Free Press – 10
18. In Loco Parentis – 9
19. The Force – 9
20. The Workers Cup – 8
21. Long Strange Trip – 7
22. Machines – 7
23. Oklahoma City – 7
24. This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous – 7
25. Whose Streets? – 6
26. The Good Postman – 5
27. Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower – 4
28. Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World – 4
29. World Without End (No Reported Incidents) – 4
30. Unrest – 3

FULL RESULTS: Sundance 2017 IndieWire Critics Poll

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