Netflix secret codes: how to unlock best movies, shows & documentaries

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Netflix is a treasure trove of movies, documentaries, and TV shows crying out for a binge – if you know where to look, that is. With these codes, aimless scrolling could become a thing of the past. 

There’s nothing quite like the mind-numbing monotony of flicking through Netflix’s catalog; vast and peppered with quality, and somehow you end up stricken with indecisiveness. The repetitive click each time you move downwards is enough to drive someone insane.

The streaming platform already provides a number of categories, such as Award-winning Films, Romantic Comedies, Thrillers, Blockbuster Films, and more.

However, for whatever reason, it can feel like multiple categories are presenting you with the same movies and shows. With these codes, you can make your search more specific; in turn, you’ll uncover all of what Netflix has to offer.

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You can access more on Netflix with the help of certain codes.

How to use Netflix’s secret codes

It’s rather simple: each code corresponds to a subcategory in a broader group of movies. For example, while Netflix will show you Comedies on your homepage, one code will show you all of the Late Night Comedies, while another will reveal all of the Sports Comedies.

Disclaimer: you can only use the codes if you’re accessing Netflix via a browser. All you need to do is add the respective code to the end of your URL, which should look like this: “https://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/”

To make it easier for you, we’ve split up the codes – as provided by the Radio Times – and listed them with their overarching category. Happy streaming!

Netflix codes: Action & Adventure Movies

Category Code
Action & Adventure Movies 1365
Action Thrillers 43048
Asian Action Movies 77232
Action Comedies 43040
Adventures 7442
Classic Action & Adventure 46576
Comic Book & Superhero Movies 10118
Crime Action & Adventure 9584
Foreign Action & Adventure 11828
Martial Arts Movies 8985
Military Action & Adventure 2125
Spy Action & Adventure 10702
Westerns 7700

Netflix codes: Anime

Category Code
Adult Animation 11881
Anime 7424
Anime Action 2653
Anime Comedies 9302
Anime Dramas 452
Anime Fantasy 11146
Anime Features 3063
Anime Horror 10695
Anime Sci-Fi 2729
Anime Series 6721

Netflix codes: Classic Movies

Category Code
Classic Comedies 31694
Classic Dramas 29809
Classic Foreign Movies 32473
Classic Movies 31574
Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy 47147
Classic Thrillers 46588
Classic War Movies 48744
Classic Westerns 47465
Epics 52858
Film Noir 7687
Silent Movies 53310

Netflix codes: Comedy Movies

Category Code
Comedies 6548
Dark Comedies 869
Foreign Comedies 4426
Late Night Comedies 1402
Mockumentaries 26
Romantic Comedies 5475
Satires 4922
Screwball Comedies 9702
Slapstick Comedies 10256
Sports Comedies 5286
Stand-up Comedy 11559
Teen Comedies 3519

Netflix codes: Cult Movies

Category Code
B-Horror Movies 8195
Campy Movies 1252
Cult Comedies 9434
Cult Horror Movies 10944
Cult Movies 7627
Cult Sci-Fi & Fantasy 4734

Netflix codes: Documentaries

Category Code
Biographical Documentaries 3652
Crime Documentaries 9875
Documentaries 6839
Foreign Documentaries 5161
Historical Documentaries 5349
Military Documentaries 4006
Music & Concert Documentaries 90361
Political Documentaries 7018
Science & Nature Documentaries 2595
Social & Cultural Documentaries 3675
Sports Documentaries 180
Travel & Adventure Documentaries 1159

Netflix codes: Drama Movies

Category Code
Biographical Dramas 3179
Classic Dramas 29809
Courtroom Dramas 528582748
Crime Dramas 6889
Dramas 5763
Dramas based on Books 4961
Dramas based on real life 3653
Foreign Dramas 2150
Gay & Lesbian Dramas 500
Independent Dramas 384
Military Dramas 11
Period Pieces 12123
Political Dramas 6616
Romantic Dramas 1255
Showbiz Dramas 5012
Social Issue Dramas 3947
Sports Dramas 7243
Tearjerkers 6384
Teen Dramas 9299

Netflix codes: Family Movies

Category Code
Animal Tales 5507
Children & Family Movies 783
Disney 67673
Family Features 51056
Education for Kids 10659
Movies for ages 0 to 2 6796
Movies for ages 2 to 4 6218
Movies for ages 5 to 7 5455
Movies for ages 8 to 10 561
Movies for ages 11 to 12 6962
Movies based on children’s books 10056
Kids Music 52843

Netflix codes: Foreign Movies

Category Code
African Movies 3761
Australian Movies 5230
Belgian Movies 262
British Movies 10757
Chinese Movies 3960
Classic Foreign Movies 32473
Dutch Movies 10606
Eastern European Movies 5254
Foreign Movies 7462
Foreign Action & Adventure 11828
Foreign Comedies 4426
Foreign Documentaries 5161
Foreign Dramas 2150
Foreign Gay & Lesbian Movies 8243
Foreign Horror Movies 8654
Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy 6485
Foreign Thrillers 10306
French Movies 58807
Greek Movies 61115
German Movies 58886
Irish Movies 58750
Italian Movies 8221
Indian Movies 10463
Japanese Movies 10398
Korean Movies 5685
Latin American Movies 1613
Middle Eastern Movies 5875
New Zealand Movies 63782
Romantic Foreign Movies 7153
Russian 11567
Scandinavian Movies 9292
Southeast Asian Movies 9196
Spanish Movies 58741

Netflix codes: Horror Movies

Category Code
B-Horror Movies 8195
Creature Features 6895
Cult Horror Movies 10944
Deep Sea Horror Movies 45028
Foreign Horror Movies 8654
Horror Movies 8711
Horror Comedy 89585
Monster Movies 947
Satanic Stories 6998
Slasher & Serial Killer Movies 8646
Supernatural Horror Movies 42023
Teen Screams 52147
Vampire Horror Movies 75804
Werewolf Horror Movies 75930
Zombie Horror Movies 75405

Netflix codes: Independent Movies

Category Code
Art House Movies 29764
Experimental Movies 11079
Independent Movies 7077
Independent Action & Adventure 11804
Independent Thrillers 3269
Independent Comedies 4195
Independent Dramas 384
Romantic Independent Movies 9916

Netflix codes: LGBTQ Movies

Category Code
LGBTQ Comedies 7120
LGBTQ Dramas 500
LGBTQ Documentaries 4720
LGBTQ TV Shows 65263
LGBTQ Movies 5977
Romantic LGBTQ Movies 3329

Netflix codes: Musicals

Category Code
Country & Western/Folk 1105
Classic Musicals 32392
Disney Musicals 59433
Jazz & Easy Listening 10271
Latin Music 10741
Kids Music 52843
Music 1701
Musicals 13335
Rock & Pop Concerts 3278
Showbiz Musicals 13573
Stage Musicals 55774
Urban & Dance Concerts 9472
World Music Concerts 2856
Category Code
Faith & Spirituality 26835
Faith & Spirituality Movies 52804
Kids Faith & Spirituality 751423
Spiritual Documentaries 2760

Netflix codes: Romantic Movies

Category Code
Classic Romantic Movies 31273
Quirky Romance 36103
Romantic Movies 8883
Romantic Favorites 502675
Romantic Dramas 1255
Romantic Comedies 5475
Steamy Romantic Movies 35800

Netflix codes: Science Fiction and Fantasy

Category Code
Alien Sci-Fi 3327
Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy 1568
Fantasy Movies 9744
Sci-Fi & Fantasy 1492
Sci-Fi Adventure 6926
Sci-Fi Dramas 3916
Sci-Fi Horror Movies 1694
Sci-Fi Thrillers 11014

Netflix codes: Sports Movies

Category Code
Baseball Movies 12339
Basketball Movies 12762
Boxing Movies 12443
Football Movies 12803
Martial Arts, Boxing & Wrestling 6695
Sports Movies 4370
Sports Comedies 5286
Sports Documentaries 180
Sports Dramas 7243
Soccer Movies 12549
Sports & Fitness 9327

Netflix codes: Thrillers

Category Code
Action Thrillers 43048
Classic Thrillers 46588
Crime Thrillers 10499
Foreign Thrillers 10306
Independent Thrillers 3269
Gangster Movies 31851
Psychological Thrillers 5505
Political Thrillers 10504
Mysteries 9994
Sci-Fi Thrillers 11014
Spy Thrillers 9147
Steamy Thrillers 972
Supernatural Thrillers 11140
Thrillers 8933

Netflix codes: TV Shows

Category Code
British TV Shows 52117
Classic TV Shows 46553
Crime TV Shows 26146
Cult TV Shows 74652
Food & Travel TV 72436
Kids’ TV 27346
Korean TV Shows 67879
Miniseries 4814
Military TV Shows 25804
Reality TV 9833
Science & Nature TV 52780
TV Shows 83
TV Cartoons 11177
TV Action & Adventure 10673
TV Comedies 10375
TV Documentaries 10105
TV Dramas 11714
TV Horror 83059
TV Mysteries 4366
TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy 1372
Teen TV Shows 60951

Some of the above codes may depend on region or a specific user’s IP address when they’re accessing Netflix.

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