Unlock Netflix’s Hidden Categories With These Secret Codes

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Just because you binge-watched shows like Marvel’s Jessica Jones or Bill Burr’s F Is For Family in one sitting, doesn’t mean that you’re living up to your full Netflix and Chill potential. If you truly want to be a world-class couch surfer, you have to unlock all of the hidden categories offered by the streaming service.

In order to achieve your full binge-watching potential, you’ll need some secret category codes created by Netflix engineers. First you need to visit the Netflix website, where each genre has its own URL (for example, here’s the one for Documentaries: www.netflix.com/browse/genre/6839). Then simply alter the digits at the end of the URL to uncover various hidden genres like Film Noir. The hidden categories you’ll find using this trick can get as specific as slapstick comedies from the 1980’s to scary movies based on books. Not every combination unlocks a hidden sub-genre of films, but your code cracking efforts are sure to reap plenty of results that would otherwise go undiscovered.

For those that didn’t get the memo, as of Wednesday, cinephiles in 130 new countries can now partake in exploring the nexus of Netflix (or just use the cheat sheets found here and here). You can read up on how Netflix organizes its content over at The Atlantic.

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  • Matt Korostoff

    From reddit user uberw00t:

    1365 = Action & Adventure

    77232 = Asian Action Movies

    46576 = Classic Action & Adventure

    43040 = Action Comedies

    43048 = Action Thrillers

    8985 = Martial Arts Movies

    2125 = Military Action & Adventure

    7442 = Adventures

    10118 = Comic Book and Superhero Movies

    7700 = Westerns

    10702 = Spy Action & Adventure

    9584 = Crime Action & Adventure

    11828 = Foreign Action & Adventure

    7424 = Anime

    11881 = Adult Animation

    2653 = Anime Action

    9302 = Anime Comedies

    452 = Anime Dramas

    3063 = Anime Features

    2729 = Anime Sci-Fi

    10695 = Anime Horror

    11146 = Anime Fantasy

    6721 = Anime Series

    783 = Children & Family Movies

    6796 = Movies for ages 0 to 2

    6218 = Movies for ages 2 to 4

    5455 = Movies for ages 5 to 7

    561 = Movies for ages 8 to 10

    6962 = Movies for ages 11 to 12

    10659 = Education for Kids

    67673 = Disney

    10056 = Movies based on children’s books

    51056 = Family Features

    11177 = TV Cartoons

    27346 = Kids’ TV

    52843 = Kids Music

    5507 = Animal Tales

    31574 = Classic Movies

    31694 = Classic Comedies

    29809 = Classic Dramas

    47147 = Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy

    46588 = Classic Thrillers

    7687 = Film Noir

    48744 = Classic War Movies

    52858 = Epics

    32473 = Classic Foreign Movies

    53310 = Silent Movies

    47465 = Classic Westerns

    6548 = Comedies

    869 = Dark Comedies

    4426 = Foreign Comedies

    1402 = Late Night Comedies

    26 = Mockumentaries

    2700 = Political Comedies

    9702 = Screwball Comedies

    5286 = Sports Comedies

    11559 = Stand-up Comedy

    3519 = Teen Comedies

    4922 = Satires

    5475 = Romantic Comedies

    10256 = Slapstick Comedies

    7627 = Cult Movies

    8195 = B-Horror Movies

    1252 = Campy Movies

    10944 = Cult Horror Movies

    4734 = Cult Sci-Fi & Fantasy

    9434 = Cult Comedies

    4195 = Independent Comedies

    6839 = Documentaries

    3652 = Biographical Documentaries

    9875 = Crime Documentaries

    5161 = Foreign Documentaries

    5349 = Historical Documentaries

    4006 = Military Documentaries

    180 = Sports Documentaries

    90361 = Music & Concert Documentaries

    1159 = Travel & Adventure Documentaries

    7018 = Political Documentaries

    10005 = Religious Documentaries

    2595 = Science & Nature Documentaries

    3675 = Social & Cultural Documentaries

    5763 = Dramas

    3179 = Biographical Dramas

    29809 = Classic Dramas

    528582748 = Courtroom Dramas

    6889 = Crime Dramas

    4961 = Dramas based on Books

    3653 = Dramas based on real life

    6384 = Tearjerkers

    2150 = Foreign Dramas

    7243 = Sports Dramas

    500 = Gay & Lesbian Dramas

    384 = Independent Dramas

    9299 = Teen Dramas

    11 = Military Dramas

    12123 = Period Pieces

    6616 = Political Dramas

    1255 = Romantic Dramas

    5012 = Showbiz Dramas

    3947 = Social Issue Dramas

    26835 = Faith & Spirituality

    52804 = Faith & Spirituality Movies

    2760 = Spiritual Documentaries

    751423 = Kids Faith & Spirituality

    384 = Independent Dramas

    7462 = Foreign Movies

    29764 = Art House Movies

    11828 = Foreign Action & Adventure

    32473 = Classic Foreign Movies

    4426 = Foreign Comedies

    5161 = Foreign Documentaries

    2150 = Foreign Dramas

    8243 = Foreign Gay & Lesbian Movies

    8654 = Foreign Horror Movies

    6485 = Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy

    10306 = Foreign Thrillers

    7153 = Romantic Foreign Movies

    3761 = African Movies

    5230 = Australian Movies

    262 = Belgian Movies

    5685 = Korean Movies

    1613 = Latin American Movies

    5875 = Middle Eastern Movies

    63782 = New Zealand Movies

    11567 = Russian

    9292 = Scandinavian Movies

    9196 = Southeast Asian Movies

    58741 = Spanish Movies

    61115 = Greek Movies

    58886 = German Movies

    58807 = French Movies

    5254 = Eastern European Movies

    10606 = Dutch Movies

    58750 = Irish Movies

    10398 = Japanese Movies

    8221 = Italian Movies

    10463 = Indian Movies

    3960 = Chinese Movies

    10757 = British Movies

    8711 = Horror Movies

    8195 = B-Horror Movies

    6895 = Creature Features

    10944 = Cult Horror Movies

    45028 = Deep Sea Horror Movies

    8654 = Foreign Horror Movies

    89585 = Horror Comedy

    947 = Monster Movies

    8646 = Slasher and Serial Killer Movies

    42023 = Supernatural Horror Movies

    52147 = Teen Screams

    75804 = Vampire Horror Movies

    75930 = Werewolf Horror Movies

    75405 = Zombie Horror Movies

    6998 = Satanic Stories

    7077 = Independent Movies

    11079 = Experimental Movies

    11804 = Independent Action & Adventure

    3269 = Independent Thrillers

    9916 = Romantic Independent Movies

    1701 = Music

    52843 = Kids Music

    1105 = Country & Western/Folk

    10271 = Jazz & Easy Listening

    10741 = Latin Music

    9472 = Urban & Dance Concerts

    2856 = World Music Concerts

    3278 = Rock & Pop Concerts

    13335 = Musicals

    32392 = Classic Musicals

    59433 = Disney Musicals

    13573 = Showbiz Musicals

    55774 = Stage Musicals

    8883 = Romantic Movies

    502675 = Romantic Favorites

    36103 = Quirky Romance

    9916 = Romantic Independent Movies

    7153 = Romantic Foreign Movies

    1255 = Romantic Dramas

    35800 = Steamy Romantic Movies

    31273 = Classic Romantic Movies

    5475 = Romantic Comedies

    1492 = Sci-Fi & Fantasy

    1568 = Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy

    3327 = Alien Sci-Fi

    47147 = Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy

    4734 = Cult Sci-Fi & Fantasy

    9744 = Fantasy Movies

    6926 = Sci-Fi Adventure

    3916 = Sci-Fi Dramas

    1694 = Sci-Fi Horror Movies

    11014 = Sci-Fi Thrillers

    6485 = Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy

    4370 = Sports Movies

    5286 = Sports Comedies

    180 = Sports Documentaries

    7243 = Sports Dramas

    12339 = Baseball Movies

    12803 = Football Movies

    12443 = Boxing Movies

    12549 = Soccer Movies

    6695 = Martial Arts, Boxing & Wrestling

    12762 = Basketball Movies

    9327 = Sports & Fitness

    8933 = Thrillers

    43048 = Action Thrillers

    46588 = Classic Thrillers

    10499 = Crime Thrillers

    10306 = Foreign Thrillers

    3269 = Independent Thrillers

    31851 = Gangster Movies

    5505 = Psychological Thrillers

    10504 = Political Thrillers

    9994 = Mysteries

    11014 = Sci-Fi Thrillers

    9147 = Spy Thrillers

    972 = Steamy Thrillers

    11140 = Supernatural Thrillers

    83 = TV Shows

    52117 = British TV Shows

    46553 = Classic TV Shows

    26146 = Crime TV Shows

    74652 = Cult TV Shows

    72436 = Food & Travel TV

    27346 = Kids’ TV

    67879 = Korean TV Shows

    4814 = Miniseries

    25804 = Military TV Shows

    52780 = Science & Nature TV

    10673 = TV Action & Adventure

    10375 = TV Comedies

    10105 = TV Documentaries

    11714 = TV Dramas

    83059 = TV Horror

    4366 = TV Mysteries

    1372 = TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy

    9833 = Reality TV

    60951 = Teen TV Shows

    • Junkyard never

      Not only have you made this article actually useful, you even credited the original source. Kudos.

    • ShereeLynn Monkman Neufeld

      The codes are linked in the last paragraph.

  • Ryan Clayton

    But where are the codes? What a stupid article.

    • Devious

      They’re at the end of the fucking article. Open your eyes and learn that shit that’s underlined is usually a link to a source.

      “(or just use the cheat sheets found here and here)”

      The first ‘here’ in the article takes you to: http://ogres-crypt.com/public/NetFlix-Streaming-Genres.html

      I looked at the article for 10 seconds and found that. Holy shit, how diffcult.

    • ShereeLynn Monkman Neufeld

      The codes are linked in the last paragraph. I’m amazed that everyone seems to be missing this

    • reddituser696969

      The link is in the article doofus.

  • Roger21

    Garbage article

  • neverleft

    you didn’t give the codes and also misinterpreted what netflix and chill is. binge watching is the opposite of netflix and chill. netflix and chill would be watching about 10 minutes of something and then having sex. thanks to reddit for the codes. this article was sewage

  • Sam Kostka

    Piss-poor article, doesn’t give any useful information at all.

  • neverleft

    do you understand what netflix and chill is? b/c binge watching an entire season is pretty much the opposite

  • Thor Mjolnirs

    WHERE ARE THE CODES

  • thevoyageofthebeagle

    Useless trash article.

  • PiLoT

    theres two links IN there article

  • Colloquial Panacea

    What a fucking worthless article

  • Sebastian Buantello

    Wow that’s a new level of lazy journalism.

  • Dr Dingdong

    Every category on these lists already exists as sub categories during browse. There are no new categories, nor “arvhived” items. I can find everything in these lists faster by just using Netflix’s browse.

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  • Bill Chapman

    I thought this Netflix hack was pretty sweet so I published a google chrome extension for it. It’s a work in progress and beware that there is a small ad in the extension. But if you don’t mind such things and use chrome you can check it out here https://goo.gl/EJT1UB . Some of the categories in the current version are old (there are 5000 of them) and no longer work but I’m working to clean that up. Half the fun is typing in simple search terms and seeing the whacky categories that come up

  • cafeblazer

    The codes seem to really be top secret !

  • Hi guys :) I created a searchable table for all the hidden categories in Netflix. Netflix organizes its content into categories and often hides these from the user. They are useful for finding what you want to watch when Netflix’s exposure algorithm doesn’t pan out. Happy viewing!

    http://www.netflixhiddencodes.com/

  • There’s a full list compiled here with 3500 categories. http://www.whats-on-netflix.com/categories/

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