The BEST episodes of Making a Murderer

Every episode of Making a Murderer ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Making a Murderer!

Filmed over a 10-year period, Making a Murderer is an unprecedented real-life thriller about Steven Avery, a DNA exoneree who, while in the midst of exposing corruption in local law enforcement, finds himself the prime suspect in a grisly new crime. Set in America's heartland, the series takes viewers inside a high-stakes criminal case where reputation is everything and things are never as they appear.

Last Updated: 1/20/2024Network: NetflixStatus: Ended
1610 votes

#1 - Indefensible

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/18/2015

An unexpected confession casts doubt on Steven's role in the murder case, but the new suspect gives conflicting accounts of what occurred.

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The Last Person to See Teresa Alive
1587 votes

#2 - The Last Person to See Teresa Alive

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/18/2015

As Steven's trial begins, his attorneys argue that law enforcement officials framed him and were negligent in not pursuing other leads in the case.

Fighting for Their Lives
1411 votes

#3 - Fighting for Their Lives

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/18/2015

In the years after Steven and Brendan's very public trials, the various members of the Avery family struggle to mend their broken lives.

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Testing the Evidence
1479 votes

#4 - Testing the Evidence

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/18/2015

Steven's attorneys cross-examine forensic experts about contaminated evidence and the absence of proof linking Steven to the crime.

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Framing Defense
1405 votes

#5 - Framing Defense

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/18/2015

As the murder trial continues, Steven's attorneys present their case that law enforcement officials planted evidence to frame him.

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Trust No One
452 votes

#6 - Trust No One

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 10/19/2018

Kathleen makes two of the biggest discoveries of the case. Brendan's lawyers take his case to the next level.

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The Great Burden
1441 votes

#7 - The Great Burden

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/18/2015

After two long days of closing arguments, the jury deliberates. Steven's fate hinges on whether the jury believes police misconduct may have occurred.

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Plight of the Accused
1645 votes

#8 - Plight of the Accused

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/18/2015

Steven is back in jail, charged with murder, but there are troubling questions about how he was arrested and why.

Lack of Humility
1398 votes

#9 - Lack of Humility

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/18/2015

Steven's trial is over, but a new one is just beginning. Will the jury find the suspect's confession or his conflicting statements more believable?

Friday Nite
444 votes

#10 - Friday Nite

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 10/19/2018

A witness comes forward with new information about Teresa's car. Kathleen attempts to build the timeline of what happened to Teresa on Oct. 31, 2005.

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Turning the Tables
1832 votes

#11 - Turning the Tables

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/18/2015

As Steven starts creating a new life for himself, he pursues a lawsuit against Manitowoc County law enforcement officials for corruption in his case.

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Eighteen Years Lost
2213 votes

#12 - Eighteen Years Lost

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/18/2015

When Steven Avery is freed from a wrongful conviction, his search for justice raises questions about the authorities who put him behind bars.

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Special Care
449 votes

#13 - Special Care

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/19/2018

Kathleen uncovers evidence about one of the State's star witnesses. Brendan's case takes another unexpected turn.

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Words and Words Only
498 votes

#14 - Words and Words Only

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/19/2018

Brendan's lawyers work to prove his conviction was based on a coerced confession. Kathleen tests Steven in new ways and visits the alleged crime scene.

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Item FL
449 votes

#15 - Item FL

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/19/2018

Kathleen runs new tests on the bullet believed to have killed Teresa Halbach and tracks Teresa's movements on the day she disappeared.

A Legal Miracle
490 votes

#16 - A Legal Miracle

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/19/2018

Kathleen's forensic experts review the evidence found in Steven's burn pit. A 1996 statute limits Brendan’s chances of success in federal court.

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What + Why = Who
465 votes

#17 - What + Why = Who

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/19/2018

Searching for evidence of tampering, Kathleen visits Steven’s trailer. A new twist in Brendan's case sends his family on an emotional roller coaster.

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Number 18
550 votes

#18 - Number 18

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/19/2018

Powerhouse lawyer Kathleen Zellner offers to take Steven's case. Brendan's postconviction lawyers fight in federal court to try to get him released.

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Everything Takes Time
447 votes

#19 - Everything Takes Time

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/19/2018

Kathleen obtains access to some of the original physical evidence from the case. The former prosecutor holds a press conference.

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Welcome to Wisconsin
475 votes

#20 - Welcome to Wisconsin

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/19/2018

Cautiously optimistic, Brendan and his family wait to hear important news about his case. Kathleen files a motion for new scientific testing.

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