As the days shorten and the temperature drops, now's the time to dust off your crockpot, pour a glass of red wine, and spend the night at home with a good film. In that vein, there's certainly no shortage of excellent documentaries to watch this fall. In fact, Thrillist has started ranking the best documentaries of 2017 as the year comes to a close, and it's enough to make you cancel your plans and stay in.
Highlighting nonfiction features that hit theaters this year with either full releases or pre-TV film festival runs, the team omitted any specials or series produced for the small screen. The list will continue to be updated until the end of the year, but here are the five films topping the list of documentaries to watch now:
Have you seen an amazing documentary that belongs on this list? Tell us in the comments.