Metacritic's 'Official' Top 50 Documentaries of 2017

Formerly part of this list. Extracted because of the ratio of docs in the main list and also the disproportionate amount of reviews they have compared to fiction films and updated every Sunday through 2017.

Extracted from here. These lists follow the same eligibility rules for my 'official' Letterboxd top 50s since 2016. Unlike how Metacritic's year rankings use U.S. releases, I go by first national release by any country, excluding only festival releases.

See Metacritic tag for other top lists.

  • Faces Places

    1

  • Ex Libris: The New York Public Library

    2

  • I Called Him Morgan

    3

  • Uncertain

    4

  • In Transit

    5

  • Quest

    6

  • Rat Film

    7

  • Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan

    8

  • The Farthest

    9

  • Jane

    10

  • Chasing Coral

    11

  • I Am Another You

    12

  • City of Ghosts

    13

  • Strong Island

    14

  • The Departure

    15

  • Starless Dreams

    16

  • Dawson City: Frozen Time

    17

  • The Work

    18

  • Nowhere to Hide

    19

  • Step

    20

  • Dolores

    21

  • A River Below

    22

  • Whose Streets?

    23

  • Unrest

    24

  • Trophy

    25

  • Bending the Arc

    26

  • Last Men in Aleppo

    27

  • The Force

    28

  • California Typewriter

    29

  • One of Us

    30

  • Contemporary Color

    31

  • Long Strange Trip

    32

  • Kedi

    33

  • Tickling Giants

    34

  • Human Flow

    35

  • The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography

    36

  • Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond

    37

  • Keep Quiet

    38

  • Spettacolo

    39

  • Night School

    40

  • Machines

    41

  • The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

    42

  • For Ahkeem

    43

  • It's Not Yet Dark

    44

  • Dina

    45

  • David Lynch: The Art Life

    46

  • Destination Unknown

    47

  • Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story

    48

  • Get Me Roger Stone

    49

  • Oklahoma City

    50