The BEST Episodes of The Confession Tapes

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 27, 2019

Network: Netflix

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

True East Part 2

#1 - True East Part 2

Season 1 - Episode 2

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

star 7.51
214 votes
8th and H

#2 - 8th and H

Season 1 - Episode 5

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

star 7.43
128 votes
A Public Apology

#3 - A Public Apology

Season 1 - Episode 3

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

star 7.40
191 votes
Down River

#4 - Down River

Season 1 - Episode 7

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.

star 7.39
89 votes
Trial by Fire

#5 - Trial by Fire

Season 1 - Episode 4

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.

star 7.35
147 votes
True East Part 1

#6 - True East Part 1

Season 1 - Episode 1

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

star 7.26
267 votes

#7 - Joyride

Season 2 - Episode 2

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

star 7.24
41 votes
The Labor Day Murders

#8 - The Labor Day Murders

Season 1 - Episode 6

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

star 7.14
113 votes

#9 - Gaslight

Season 2 - Episode 1

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

star 6.95
43 votes
Deep Down

#10 - Deep Down

Season 2 - Episode 3

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

star 6.80
35 votes
Marching Orders

#11 - Marching Orders

Season 2 - Episode 4

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

star 6.33
33 votes