Best of Everything Nonfiction for 2017

Here are the best reviewed nonfiction books, films, and documentaries of 2017.


When Breath Becomes Air

Indestructible: One Man’s Rescue Mission that Changed the Course of WWII

Gone: A Child Prodigy, A Violin Virtuoso, and Her Stolen Stradivarius

The Stranger in The Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last Hermit

High Noon: An Aging Actor, The Hollywood Blacklist, and a Film Classic

Killers of The Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

Janesville: An American Story

Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of The First Mission to the Moon

A Life in Parts (Bryan Cranston ‘s memoir)

American Fire

Off the Cliff: Hoe the Making of Thelma & Louise drove Hollywood to the Edge

The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace

Lucky Bastard (Joe Buck’s memoir)

Above Suspicion:

Leonardo da Vinci

The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside the Room, The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made



The Founder


The Zookeeper’s Wife

American Made

Only the Brave

The Disaster Artist



Netflix documentary series The Keepers


The Defiant Ones

Nobody Speak


Betting on Zero

Netflix documentary series The Confession Tapes

Netflix documentary series The Kalief Browder Story

PBS documentary series The Vietnam War

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power



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