The documentary Heima about the Icelandic band Sigur Ros has been ranked the best documentary of all time by the film information website Internet Movie Database(IMDB). According to mbl.is the website is the most popular of its kind, grading films from one up to ten, and after a score of 8.7 Heima hails at the top of the ratings for documentary films. All together just over 2,400 people have given the film a grade, with around 1,360 of them grading the film 10 out of 10.
Heima reigns high above many other documentaries about musicians and bands, such as Bob Dylan, Iron Maiden, U2, Tom Petty, Nirvana, The Who and Pink Floyd. Other well-known documentaries, which rank below Heima, include American Zeitgeist, The King of Kong, and Michael Moore’s Bowling for Columbine. The French documentary Night and Fog, filmed in 1955, which tells the story of a Nazi concentration camp in the Second World War ranks not far behind Heima with a grade of 8.6.
Canadian film director, Dean DeBlois, created Heima in 2006 when he accompanied Jonsi, Georg, Orri and Kjartan of Sigur Ros on their tour around Iceland with their string orchestra Amiina.