Secret codes: a guide to accessing hidden content on Netflix

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Do you think you’ve run out of everything there is to watch on Netflix? Well, you are wrong. There is still a lot to explore.

Netflix has thousands of TV shows, movies, documentaries, and documentary series available for streaming. But they don’t always appear in your recommendations. Sometimes you spend hours scrolling through the site and never find what you’re really looking for.

Fortunately, there is a way to dig into popular categories – often “pushed” by Netflix – and find content that most viewers don’t have access to.

Netflix offers TV shows and movies divided according to their genres. These genres have specific codes. Most people search by genre like sci-fi, action, drama, etc. This limits their options.

But these genres are further refined based on festivals, events, length of movies, length of TV series, etc.

For example, Netflix added a “Black Lives Matter” category in 2020 with a range of films, TV series, documentaries and stand-up films that “tell complex, layered stories about racial injustice and blackness in America.” .

These organized categories are also assigned a code.

Now thanks to What’s new on Netflix, a blog, we can access these codes and use them to search for movie titles and TV series.

Here is how to do it

First of all, you need to know the code of the category you are looking for. Then go to Netflix on your browser, not the mobile app because you need to insert a URL.

When browsing content on Netflix, this URL is generated: www.netflix.com/browse/genre/34399

Do you see the number at the end? It’s the code of the genre. Add the code of the genre you are looking for and you can have a list of all the movies and TV shows available in that genre on Netflix.

Trust us, there you will find amazing stuff hidden away. Categories that never even crossed your mind.

Here is the list of all genre codes on Netflix.

Action & Adventure: 1365

Action Comedies: 43040

Action, Science Fiction & Fantasy: 1568

Action Thrillers: 43048

Entertainment for adults: 11881

Adventures: 7442

African Movies: 3761

Alien Sci-Fi: 3327

Animal Tales: 5507

Anime: 7424

Animated Action: 2653

Animated comedies: 9302

Animated Dramas: 452

Anime Fantasy: 11146

Anime features: 3063

Animated Horror: 10695

Sci-Fi Anime: 2729

Animated Series: 6721

Art house films: 29764

Asian Action Movies: 77232

Australian Movies: 5230

Horror Movies B: 8195

Baseball Movies: 12339

Basketball Movies: 12762

Belgian Movies: 262

Biographical Documentaries: 3652

Biographical Dramas: 3,179

Boxing Movies: 12443

British Movies: 10757

UK TV Shows: 52117

Camp Movies: 1252

Children & Family Movies: 783

Chinese Movies: 3960

Classic Action & Adventure: 46576

Classic Comedies: 31694

Classic Dramas: 29,809

Classic Foreign Movies: 32473

Classic Movies: 31574

Classic Musicals: 32392

Classic Romantic Movies: 31273

Classic and Fantasy Sci-Fi: 47147

Classic Thrillers: 46588

Classic TV Shows: 46553

Classic War Movies: 48744

Classic Westerns: 47465

Comedies: 6548

Superhero Comics & Movies: 10,118

Country & Western / Folk: 1105

Courtroom Dramas: 2,748

Creature Characteristics: 6895

Criminal action and adventure: 9584

Police documentaries: 9,875

Crime Dramas: 6889

Crime Thrillers: 10,499

Criminal TV Shows: 26146

Cult comedies: 9434

Cult Horror Movies: 10944

Cult Movies: 7627

Cult sci-fi and fantasy: 4734

Cult TV Shows: 74,652

Dark Comedies: 869

Horror Movies on the High Seas: 45028

Disney: 67673

Disney musicals: 59433

Documentaries: 6839

Dramas: 5763

Dramas Based on Books: 4961

Dramas Based on Real Life: 3653

Dutch Movies: 10606

Eastern European Movies: 5254

Education for children: 10659

Epics: 52,858

Experimental films: 11079

Faith & Spirituality: 26835

Faith and Spirituality Movies: 52804

Family Features: 51056

Fantasy Movies: 9744

Film noir: 7687

Food and travel television: 72436

Soccer Movies: 12803

Overseas Action & Adventure: 11828

Foreign comedies: 4426

Foreign documentaries: 5161

Foreign dramas: 2150

Foreign Gay & Lesbian Movies: 8243

Foreign Horror Movies: 8654

Foreign Movies: 7462

Sci-Fi and Fantasy Abroad: 6485

Foreign Thrillers: 10,306

French Movies: 58807

Gangster Movies: 31851

Gay & Lesbian Dramas: 500

German Movies: 58886

Greek Movies: 61115

Historical Documentaries: 5349

Horror Comedy: 89585

Horror Movies: 8711

Independent Action & Adventure: 11,804

Independent comedies: 4,195

Independent Dramas: 384

Independent Movies: 7077

Independent Thrillers: 3269

Indian Movies: 10463

Irish Movies: 58750

Italian Movies: 8221

Japanese Movies: 10398

Jazz & Easy Listening: 10271

Children’s Faith and Spirituality: 751423

Children’s music: 52843

Children’s TV: 27346

Korean Movies: 5685

Korean TV Shows: 67,879

Late Night Comedies: 1402

Latin American Movies: 1613

Latin music: 10741

Martial Arts Movies: 8985

Martial arts, boxing and wrestling: 6695

Middle Eastern Movies: 5875

Military Action & Adventure: 2125

Military documentaries: 4006

Military dramas: 11

Military TV Shows: 25,804

Mini-series: 4814

False documentaries: 26

Monster Movies: 947

Movies based on Children’s Books: 10056

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

Music and concert documentaries: 90361

Music: 1701

Musicals: 13335

Mysteries: 9994

New Zealand Movies: 63782

Period pieces: 12123

Political comedies: 2,700

Political Documentaries: 7018

Political dramas: 6616

Political Thrillers: 10,504

Psychological Thrillers: 5505

Unusual Romance: 36103

Reality TV: 9833

Religious documentaries: 10005

Rock & Pop concerts: 3278

Romantic comedies: 5,475

Romantic Dramas: 1255

Romantic Favorites: 502675

Foreign Romantic Movies: 7153

Romantic Independent Movies: 9916

Romantic Movies: 8883

Russian: 11567

Satanic Stories: 6998

Satires: 4922

Scandinavian Movies: 9292

Science fiction and fantasy: 1492

Sci-Fi Adventure: 6926

Sci-Fi Dramas: 3,916

Sci-Fi Horror Movies: 1694

Sci-Fi Thrillers: 11014

Science & Nature Documentaries: 2595

Science & Nature Television: 52780

Screw comedies: 9702

Showbiz Dramas: 5012

Showbiz musicals: 13573

Silent Movies: 53310

Burlesque comedies: 10,256

Slasher & Serial Killer Movies: 8,646

Soccer Movies: 12549

Social and cultural documentaries: 3,675

Social dramas: 3947

Southeast Asian Movies: 9196

Spanish Movies: 58741

Spiritual Documentaries: 2,760

Sports and fitness: 9327

Sports comedies: 5286

Sports documentaries: 180

Sports dramas: 7243

Sports Movies: 4370

Spy Action & Adventure: 10702

Spy Thrillers: 9147

Musicals: 55774

Stand-up comedy: 11559

Steamy Romantic Movies: 35,800

Steamy Thrillers: 972

Supernatural Horror Movies: 42023

Supernatural Thrillers: 11140

Tears: 6384

Teen comedies: 3519

Teen Dramas: 9299

Teenage Screams: 52147

Teen TV Shows: 60,951

Thrillers: 8933

Travel & Adventure Documentaries: 1159

TV Action & Adventure: 10673

TV cartoons: 11,177

TV Comedies: 10,375

TV Documentaries: 10105

TV Series: 11714

TV Horror: 83059

TV Mysteries: 4,366

Science-Fiction & Fantasy TV: 1372

TV Shows: 83

Urban Concerts & Dance: 9472

Vampire Horror Movies: 75804

Werewolf Horror Movies: 75930

Westerns: 7700

World music concerts: 2856

Zombie Horror Movies: 75405

Yes you’re welcome. Don’t forget to grab a bowl of popcorn and a few drinks before you go for the weekend!



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