The Confession Tapes

The BEST episodes of The Confession Tapes

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

This true crime documentary series investigates cases where people convicted of murder claim their confessions were coerced, involuntary or false.

Last Updated: 8/3/2022Network: Netflix
True East Part 2
240 votes

#1 - True East Part 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/8/2017

As the trial for Burns and Rafay unfolds, the suspects begin to understand the massive implications of their confessions.

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Down River
104 votes

#2 - Down River

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 9/8/2017

A man drives his four children into a river, where they drown. He wearily confesses to doing it purposefully, but later contends it was an accident.

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8th and H
144 votes

#3 - 8th and H

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/8/2017

Police interrogate supposed gang members about a brutal attack following an anonymous tip. Oddly, no one in the neighborhood ever heard of the gang.

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70 votes

#4 - Joyride

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/21/2019

A double murder in Nebraska sparks a hunt for those responsible and a bizarre series of interviews that raise more questions than they answer.

A Public Apology
211 votes

#5 - A Public Apology

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/8/2017

After his girlfriend is found murdered, a man insists he was coerced into confessing. Years later, DNA evidence tells the truth.

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Trial by Fire
167 votes

#6 - Trial by Fire

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/8/2017

A fire leads to tragedy, and the victim’s mother is accused of -- and confesses to -- murder. At trial, the defense presents an alternate theory.

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True East Part 1
296 votes

#7 - True East Part 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/8/2017

Following a gruesome murder, two teens are targeted by undercover police, who use a controversial technique to try to extract a confession.

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The Labor Day Murders
129 votes

#8 - The Labor Day Murders

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/8/2017

Following a double murder, circumstantial evidence points to the victim's nephew, who endures a marathon interrogation without a lawyer.

70 votes

#9 - Gaslight

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/21/2019

Without a lawyer to advise him, a weary truck driver confesses to murdering a 17-year-old girl following an exhausting interrogation.

Deep Down
59 votes

#10 - Deep Down

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/21/2019

In a long interview with police, Angelika Graswald admits to being "OK with" her fiancé drowning during a kayaking expedition. Cops and media pounce.

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Marching Orders
59 votes

#11 - Marching Orders

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/21/2019

After Hamid Hayat admits to attending a terrorist camp, lawyers and his family question whether the taped confession reveals a very different truth.

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