Most Popular False Confession Movies and TV Shows

 Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc
  • Movies or TV
  • Genres
  • Keywords
  • IMDb Rating
  • Instant Watch Options
  • In Theaters
  • On TV
  • Release Year











































































































IMDb user rating (average) to
Number of votes to »







Reset



Reset
Release year or range to »

1. The Dark Knight (2008)

PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Crime, Drama

9.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  
84 Metascore

When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, Batman must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine

Votes: 2,224,941 | Gross: $534.86M

2. Zodiac (2007)

R | 157 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
78 Metascore

In the late 1960s/early 1970s, a San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards

Votes: 437,120 | Gross: $33.08M

3. Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

PG-13 | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
52 Metascore

When a murder occurs on the train on which he's travelling, celebrated detective Hercule Poirot is recruited to solve the case.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench

Votes: 200,534 | Gross: $102.83M

4. The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

8.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
80 Metascore

A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later.

Director: Juan José Campanella | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Soledad Villamil, Pablo Rago, Carla Quevedo

Votes: 186,185 | Gross: $6.39M

5. Assassination Nation (2018)

R | 108 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
56 Metascore

After a malicious data hack exposes the secrets of the perpetually American town of Salem, chaos descents and four girls must fight to survive, while coping with the hack themselves.

Director: Sam Levinson | Stars: Odessa Young, Abra, Suki Waterhouse, Hari Nef

Votes: 13,449 | Gross: $1.96M

6. The Reader (2008)

R | 124 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
58 Metascore

Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial.

Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, Bruno Ganz, Jeanette Hain

Votes: 226,283 | Gross: $34.19M

7. Secret in Their Eyes (2015)

PG-13 | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
45 Metascore

A tight-knit team of rising investigators, along with their supervisor, is suddenly torn apart when they discover that one of their own teenage daughters has been brutally murdered.

Director: Billy Ray | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts, Dean Norris

Votes: 41,476 | Gross: $20.18M

8. Passion (2012)

R | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
53 Metascore

The rivalry between the manipulative boss of an advertising agency and her talented protégée escalates from stealing credit to public humiliation to murder.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Rachel McAdams, Noomi Rapace, Karoline Herfurth, Paul Anderson

Votes: 21,087 | Gross: $0.09M

9. The Quarry (2020)

R | 98 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

5.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
53 Metascore

A drifter (Shea Whigham) kills a traveling preacher and takes his place at a small-town church, but the police chief (Michael Shannon) suspects foul play.

Director: Scott Teems | Stars: Shea Whigham, Michael Shannon, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Bobby Soto

Votes: 1,089

10. The Name of the Rose (1986)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
54 Metascore

An intellectually nonconformist friar investigates a series of mysterious deaths in an isolated abbey.

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud | Stars: Sean Connery, Christian Slater, Helmut Qualtinger, Elya Baskin

Votes: 98,831 | Gross: $7.15M

11. 1900 (1976)

Unrated | 317 min | Drama, History

7.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
70 Metascore

The epic tale of a class struggle in twentieth century Italy, as seen through the eyes of two childhood friends on opposing sides.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Robert De Niro, Gérard Depardieu, Dominique Sanda, Francesca Bertini

Votes: 21,776

12. The Pledge (I) (2001)

R | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
71 Metascore

A retiring police detective pledges to catch the killer of a young child.

Director: Sean Penn | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Benicio Del Toro, Patricia Clarkson, Beau Daniels

Votes: 52,222 | Gross: $19.72M

13. Clockers (1995)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
71 Metascore

Young drug pushers in the projects of Brooklyn live hard dangerous lives, trapped between their drug bosses and the detectives out to stop them.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Harvey Keitel, John Turturro, Delroy Lindo, Mekhi Phifer

Votes: 20,149 | Gross: $13.04M

14. Mildred Pierce (1945)

Approved | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

8.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A hard-working mother inches towards disaster as she divorces her husband and starts a successful restaurant business to support her spoiled daughter.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott, Eve Arden

Votes: 21,824

15. Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995)

R | 95 min | Horror, Thriller

5.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

The Candyman arrives in New Orleans and sets his sights on a young woman whose family was ruined by the immortal killer years before.

Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Tony Todd, Kelly Rowan, William O'Leary, Bill Nunn

Votes: 10,114 | Gross: $13.94M

16. M.F.A. (2017)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An art student taps into a rich source of creative inspiration after the accidental slaughter of her rapist. An unlikely vigilante emerges, set out to avenge college girls whose attackers walked free.

Director: Natalia Leite | Stars: Francesca Eastwood, Clifton Collins Jr., Leah McKendrick, Peter Vack

Votes: 5,724

17. Farewell My Concubine (1993)

R | 171 min | Drama, Music, Romance

8.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Two boys meet at an opera training school in Peking in 1924. Their resulting friendship will span nearly 70 years and will endure some of the most troublesome times in China's history.

Director: Kaige Chen | Stars: Leslie Cheung, Fengyi Zhang, Li Gong, You Ge

Votes: 24,092 | Gross: $5.22M

18. Just Cause (1995)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A Harvard professor is lured back into the courtroom after twenty-five years to take the case of a young black man condemned to death for the horrific murder of a child.

Director: Arne Glimcher | Stars: Sean Connery, Laurence Fishburne, Kate Capshaw, Blair Underwood

Votes: 23,751 | Gross: $36.85M

19. Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996)

Not Rated | 150 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

8.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A horrific triple child murder leads to an indictment and trial of three nonconformist boys based on questionable evidence.

Directors: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky | Stars: Tony Brooks, Diana Davis, Terry Wood, Dick Clay

Votes: 14,763

20. House of D (2004)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
33 Metascore

By working through problems stemming from his past, Tom Warshaw, an American artist living in Paris, begins to discover who he really is, and returns to his home to reconcile with his family and friends.

Director: David Duchovny | Stars: David Duchovny, Téa Leoni, Robin Williams, Anton Yelchin

Votes: 8,782 | Gross: $0.37M

21. Maigret Sets a Trap (2016 TV Movie)

87 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Chief Inspector Jules Maigret hunts for a serial killer.

Director: Ashley Pearce | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Leo Staar, Shaun Dingwall, Alexander Campbell

Votes: 8,134

22. The Central Park Five (2012)

Not Rated | 119 min | Documentary, Crime, History

7.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
79 Metascore

A documentary that examines the 1989 case of five black and Latino teenagers who were convicted of raping a white woman in Central Park. After having spent between 6 and 13 years each in prison, a serial rapist confessed to the crime.

Directors: Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon | Stars: Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Kharey Wise, Raymond Santana

Votes: 6,769 | Gross: $0.27M

23. The Naked City (1948)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
74 Metascore

A step-by-step look at a murder investigation on the streets of New York.

Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Barry Fitzgerald, Howard Duff, Dorothy Hart, Don Taylor

Votes: 11,671

24. Female Trouble (1974)

NC-17 | 89 min | Comedy, Crime

7.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A spoiled schoolgirl runs away from home, gets pregnant while hitch-hiking, and ends up as a fashion model for a pair of beauticians who like to photograph women committing crimes.

Director: John Waters | Stars: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole

Votes: 7,774

25. Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: The Murder at the Vicarage (1986 TV Movie)

102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Faced with two false confessions and numerous suspects after a despised civil magistrate is found shot in the local vicarage, Detective Inspector Slack reluctantly accepts help from Miss Marple.

Director: Julian Amyes | Stars: Joan Hickson, Paul Eddington, Cheryl Campbell, Robert Lang

Votes: 1,599

26. City of Revenge (2015)

Not Rated | 134 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

An innocent man turns brutal when his family gets killed in a bank robbery and one of the perpetrators escapes. 15 years later, he begins his deadly game of vengeance.

Director: Sriram Raghavan | Stars: Varun Dhawan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Yami Gautam, Huma Qureshi

Votes: 20,926 | Gross: $0.37M

27. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)

Passed | 117 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

In 15th-century France, a gypsy girl is framed for murder by the infatuated Chief Justice, and only the deformed bellringer of Notre Dame Cathedral can save her.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara, Cedric Hardwicke, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 10,052 | Gross: $3.27M

28. Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Crime

8.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A motley quintet of inept small-time thieves attempt the burglary of a local pawnshop in this Italian farce.

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Marcello Mastroianni, Renato Salvatori, Totò

Votes: 8,910

30. Sullivan's Travels (1941)

Not Rated | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A Hollywood director, John L Sullivan, sets out to experience life as a poor, homeless person in order to gain relevant life experience for his next movie.

Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick, William Demarest

Votes: 23,221

31. Accomplices (2009)

93 min | Crime, Romance

6.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Two police detectives investigate the murder of a high-end male prostitute, and his relationship with his girlfriend.

Director: Frédéric Mermoud | Stars: Gilbert Melki, Emmanuelle Devos, Cyril Descours, Nina Meurisse

Votes: 907

32. At Any Price (2012)

R | 105 min | Drama, Sport, Thriller

5.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
61 Metascore

A farming family's business is threatened by an unexpected crisis, further testing the relationship between a father and his rebellious son.

Director: Ramin Bahrani | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Zac Efron, Kim Dickens, Heather Graham

Votes: 7,085 | Gross: $0.38M

33. Send Me No Flowers (1964)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A hypochondriac believes he is dying and makes plans for his wife which she discovers and misunderstands.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall, Paul Lynde

Votes: 5,781

34. Jack the Ripper (1988)

TV-PG | 190 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A Scotland Yard police inspector, battling the booze, investigates the Jack the Ripper murders and discovers a conspiracy that leads all the way up to the Queen.

Stars: Michael Caine, Armand Assante, Ray McAnally, Lewis Collins

Votes: 4,337

35. The Confession Tapes (2017– )

TV-MA | 46 min | Documentary, Crime

7.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A critical look into some true crime cases where American law enforcement made up for lack of actual physical evidence by using devious psychological tactics during interrogation in order to extract confessions from naive suspects.

Stars: David Burns, Loretta Fisher, Brian Hutchinson, Sarah Isaacs

Votes: 4,424

36. Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1974 (2009 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A rookie Yorkshire journalist sets out to solve the case of a child murderer.

Director: Julian Jarrold | Stars: Andrew Garfield, David Morrissey, John Henshaw, Anthony Flanagan

Votes: 11,266

37. A Killer Among Friends (1992 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The film tells why a girl was killed by two of her best friends.

Director: Charles Robert Carner | Stars: Patty Duke, Tiffani Thiessen, Margaret Welsh, Angie Rae McKinney

Votes: 835

38. West of Memphis (2012)

R | 147 min | Documentary, Crime

7.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
80 Metascore

An examination of a failure of justice in the case against the West Memphis Three.

Director: Amy Berg | Stars: Jason Baldwin, Damien Wayne Echols, Jessie Misskelley, Michael Baden

Votes: 9,649 | Gross: $0.31M

39. Black Snow (2017)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Accused of killing his brother during adolescence, Salvador lives alone in the middle of Patagonia. Several decades later, his brother Marcos and his sister-in-law Laura, come to convince him to sell the lands they share by inheritance.

Director: Martín Hodara | Stars: Leonardo Sbaraglia, Laia Costa, Ricardo Darín, Federico Luppi

Votes: 4,843

40. No Way Out (1950)

Passed | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A black doctor is assigned to treat two white racist suspects who are brothers, and when one dies, it causes tension that could start a race riot.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell, Stephen McNally, Sidney Poitier

Votes: 4,252

41. The Detective (1968)

Approved | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Police detective Joe Leland investigates the murder of a gay man. While investigating, he discovers links to official corruption in New York City in this drama that delves into a world of sex and drugs.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Lee Remick, Ralph Meeker, Jack Klugman

Votes: 2,814 | Gross: $14.30M

42. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1982 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Disfigured man Quasimodo (Sir Anthony Hopkins) is feared and tormented by the townspeople of Notre Dame, but he has a sensitive nature of which few are aware.

Directors: Michael Tuchner, Alan Hume | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Derek Jacobi, David Suchet, Gerry Sundquist

Votes: 1,055

43. Submarino (2010)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

7.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Two brothers meet at their mother's funeral, each in his way on a path of self-destruction, both haunted by a tragedy in their youth.

Director: Thomas Vinterberg | Stars: Gustav Fischer Kjærulff, Sebastian Bull Sarning, Mads Broe Andersen, Jakob Cedergren

Votes: 9,136

44. Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2011)

Not Rated | 121 min | Documentary, Crime

8.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
85 Metascore

A further followup of the case of the West Memphis Three and the decades long fight to exonerate them that finally gained traction with new DNA evidence.

Directors: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky | Stars: Gary Gitchell, Todd Moore, Dana Moore, Pam Hobbs

Votes: 8,999

45. Murder-Rock: Dancing Death (1984)

R | 93 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The owner of a prestigious New York ballet school teams up with a male model to solve a series of bizarre murders of a few of the students.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Olga Karlatos, Ray Lovelock, Claudio Cassinelli, Cosimo Cinieri

Votes: 1,408

46. Things Change (1988)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
71 Metascore

Shoe-shiner Gino is hired to take the rap for a mafia murder. Two-bit gangster Jerry watches over Gino and gives him a weekend to remember.

Director: David Mamet | Stars: Don Ameche, Joe Mantegna, Robert Prosky, J.J. Johnston

Votes: 3,145 | Gross: $3.53M

47. Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1980 (2009 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A team of investigators attempt to stop a serial killer known as the Yorkshire Ripper from claiming his next victim, but uncover something far more terrifying.

Director: James Marsh | Stars: Warren Clarke, Paddy Considine, James Fox, David Calder

Votes: 8,102 | Gross: $0.15M

48. Absolution (1978)

R | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

At a Catholic public school, Benjamin "Benjie" Stanfield (Dominic Guard) is tired of being the teacher's pet and decides to play a practical joke on his form master Father Goddard (Richard ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Page | Stars: Richard Burton, Dominic Guard, David Bradley, Billy Connolly

Votes: 1,236

49. The Reckless Moment (1949)

Not Rated | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After discovering the dead body of her teenage daughter's lover, a housewife takes desperate measures to protect her family from scandal.

Director: Max Ophüls | Stars: James Mason, Joan Bennett, Geraldine Brooks, Henry O'Neill

Votes: 4,107

50. The Kennel Murder Case (1933)

Passed | 73 min | Crime, Mystery

7.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Philo Vance, accompanied by his prize-losing Scottish terrier, investigates the locked-room murder of a prominent and much-hated collector whose broken Chinese vase provides an important clue.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: William Powell, Mary Astor, Eugene Pallette, Ralph Morgan

Votes: 2,891



Recently Viewed