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2017 Critics Poll: The Best Films and Performances According to Over 200 Critics

IndieWire's extensive year-end poll found overwhelming support for a handful of movies in major categories, but also singled out some of the less prominent titles worthy of celebration at the end of the year.

Clockwork from top left: “Get Out,” “Lady Bird,” “Bodied,” “Faces Places”

Best Documentary

Note: Critics submitted weighted lists. Percentage refers to the number of critics who ranked the movie in first place.

Faces Places

“Faces Places”

Cannes Film Festival

“Faces Places” (33.86%)

“Dawson City: Frozen Time” (15.75%)

“Ex Libris — The New York Public Library” (8.66%)

“Kedi” (5.51%)

“Jane” (3.94%)

“Rat Film” (3.94%)

“I Called Him Morgan” (2.36%)

Best Debut Feature

Note: Critics submitted weighted lists. Percentage refers to the number of critics who ranked the movie in first place.

“Get Out”

“Get Out” (57.46%)

“Columbus” (10.45%)

“Rat Film” (7.46%)

“Lady Macbeth” (5.97%)

“Raw” (4.48%)

“Wind River” (4.48%)

Best Screenplay

Note: Critics submitted weighted lists. Percentage refers to the number of critics who ranked the screenplay in first place.

“Get Out”

Universal Pictures

“Get Out” (28.36%)

“Lady Bird” (16.42%)

“Phantom Thread” (14.18%)

“Call Me By Your Name” (12%)

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (7.46%)

Best Foreign Language Film

Note: Critics submitted weighted lists. Percentage refers to the number of critics who ranked the movie in first place.

"BPM (Beats Per Minute)"

“BPM (Beats Per Minute)”

“BPM (Beats Per Minute)” (14.84%)

“Faces Places” (13.28%)

“The Square” (7.03%)

“Raw” (7.8%)

“Thelma” (6.25%)

Best Cinematography

Note: Critics submitted weighted lists. Percentage refers to the number of critics who ranked the movie in first place.

“Blade Runner 2049”

Courtesy of Warner Bros. Picture

“Blade Runner 2049” (35.51%)

“Dunkirk” (15.49%)

“Phantom Thread” (7.04%)

“Call Me By Your Name” (6.34%)

“The Shape of Water” (6.34%)

Best Animated Films

Note: Critics submitted weighted lists. Percentage refers to the number of critics who ranked the movie in first place.

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“Coco”

Pixar

“Coco” (32.61%)

“The Breadwinner” (23.91%)

“Loving Vincent” (16.3%)

“The Lego Batman” (11.96%)

“My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea” (8.7%)

Best 2018 Movies Already Seen

Note: Critics submitted unweighted lists. Percentage refers to number of overall mentions from the total number of films submitted. 100 critics voted in this category.

“Zama”

“Zama” (14%)

“The Rider” (10%)

“First Reformed” (5%)

“Sweet Country” (2%)

“Lean on Pete” (3%)

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