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Finding the entertainment you enjoy on Netflix can be anything but simple since they  offer millions of hours of content (actually, 100 million+ hours). The good news is that with so many options there's bound to be something you enjoy watching. The not so good news is attempting to wade through all those choices and then narrowing it down to what interests you the most. Actually, it can feel impossible, frustrating and exhausting.

A good example is if you're searching a category like Classic Westerns or Sci-Fi Adventure. The results are not always what you expect and just list entertainment choices with titles you're not interested in watching. "Isn't there anything on Netflix I want to watch?" you might think to yourself. So, you keep trying to search around until you simply become "searched out." Then you just end up watching that same movie you've seen before or a TV show like Friends that you've watched countless times.

You know what you want to watch better than Netflix knows. And it's just a numeric code away.

Because of algorithms used by Netflix that are directly based on your viewing history, and the data they've collected on subscribers like you and what they watch, your viewing options will be limited. And quite possibly not very enticing. But lying just beneath those "algorithm selected" movies, documentaries and TV shows is a whole other world of categories hidden from view that "secret codes" can open up.

These codes don't have to be broken to unlock new viewing options. Hardly. They are readily available and all you have to do is find the code for the genre you're interested in most to locate and watch shows and movies within that specific category. Gone are the days of scrolling through cheesy comedies that are a dud when you're more inclined to take in a popular romantic movie that you and that someone special can watch on date night.

Accessing the “hidden” movies and TV shows is easy when you put the web address found below into your browser:

The X's need to be replaced with one of the following genre codes listed below. Now you're ready for a whole new side of Netflix that will have you binge watching for hours, days and maybe even longer.

Action & Adventure: 1365

Find the intensity and action of an classic epic fight scene, military conflict or crime thriller that keep you glued to the screen and in total suspense.

Asian Action Movies (77232)

Classic Action & Adventure (46576)

Action Comedies (43040)

Action Thrillers (43048)

Adventures (7442)

Comic Book and Superhero Movies (10118)

Westerns (7700)

Spy Action & Adventure (10702)

Crime Action & Adventure (9584)

Foreign Action & Adventure (11828)

Martial Arts Movies (8985)

Military Action & Adventure (2125)

Anime (7424)

Anime is the latest in what’s hip and cool in case you didn’t know.

Adult Animation (11881)

Anime Action (2653)

Anime Comedies (9302)

Anime Dramas (452)

Anime Features (3063)

Anime Sci-Fi (2729)

Anime Horror (10695)

Anime Fantasy (11146)

Anime Series (6721)

Children & Family Movies (783)

Turn to Netflix for endless special adventures that you and your kids can go on. Watch everything from classic Disney movies to cartoons that bring out the kid in everyone no matter their age.

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)

Education For Kids (10659)

Disney (67673)

Movies Based on Children's Books (10056)

Family Features (51056)

TV Cartoons (11177)

Kids TV Shows (27346)

Kids Music (52843)

Animal Tales (5507)


The movies of yesterday are just as fun to watch today. Take a step back in time as you enjoy the classic titles that cover drama, war, westerns, sci-fi and so much more from a by gone era. Don't miss Hollywood at its finest.

Classic Comedies (31694)

Classic Dramas (29809)

Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy (47147)

Classic Thrillers (46588)

Film Noir (7687)

Classic War Movies (48744)

Epics (52858)

Classic Foreign Movies (32473)

Silent Movies (53310)

Classic Westerns (47465)

Comedies (6548)

The funny thing about comedies is that they can make you smile, laugh and remove the worries of life even if it’s just for a few hours.

Dark Comedies (869)

Foreign Comedies (4426)

Late Night Comedies (1402)

Mockumentaries (26)

Political Comedies (2700)

Screwball Comedies (9702)

Sports Comedies (5286)

Stand-up Comedy (11559)

Teen Comedies (3519)

Satires (4922)

Romantic Comedies (5475)

Slapstick Comedies (10256)

Cult Movies (7627)

It might not have been a blockbuster when first released, but sometimes a movie gets better with age as it becomes a cult classic. That makes it the perfect choice for watching on a Friday night.

B-Horror Movies (8195)

Campy Movies (1252)

Cult Horror Movies (10944)

Cult Sci-Fi & Fantasy (4734)

Cult Comedies (9434)

Documentaries (6839)

What makes documentaries so unique is that they both educate and entertain you. Whether your interest is crime, sports, history or science, turn to Netflix as you watch and learn about the past.

Biographical Documentaries (3652)

Crime Documentaries (9875)

Foreign Documentaries (5161)

Historical Documentaries (5349)

Military Documentaries (4006)

Sports Documentaries (180)

Music & Concert Documentaries (90361)

Travel & Adventure Documentaries (1159)

Political Documentaries (7018)

Religious Documentaries (10005)

Science & Nature Documentaries (2595)

Social & Cultural Documentaries (3675)

Dramas (5763)

There's a lot of drama in life and it's reflected in the vast variety of dramas found in movies on Netflix. These stories of humanity can make you cry or laugh out loud. No matter how they touch you it takes just a few hours for these movies make a lasting impression on you.

Biographical Dramas (3179)

Classic Dramas (29809)

Courtroom Dramas (528582748)

Crime Dramas (6889)

Dramas based on Books (4961)

Dramas based on real life (3653)

Tearjerkers (6384)

Foreign Dramas (2150)

Sports Dramas (7243)

Gay & Lesbian Dramas (500)

Independent Dramas (384)

Teen Dramas (9299)

Military Dramas (11)

Period Pieces (12123)

Political Dramas (6616)

Romantic Dramas (1255)

Showbiz Dramas (5012)

Social Issue Dramas (3947)

Foreign Movies (7462)

Thanks to subtitles, you don't have to speak French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese or any other language to enjoy a foreign movie. Translation: don't let language be a barrier to new entertainment options.

Art House Movies (29764)

Foreign Action & Adventure (11828)

Classic Foreign Movies (32473)

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)

Romantic Foreign Movies (7153)

African Movies (3761)

Australian Movies (5230)

Belgian Movies (262)

British Movies (10757)

Chinese Movies (3960)

Dutch Movies (10606)

Eastern European Movies (5254)

French Movies (58807)

German Movies (58886)

Greek Movies (61115)

Indian Movies (10463)

Irish Movies (58750)

Italian Movies (8221)

Japanese Movies (10398)

Korean Movies (5685)

Latin American Movies (1613)

Middle Eastern Movies (5875)

New Zealand Movies (63782)

Russian Movies (11567)

Scandinavian Movies (9292)

Southeast Asian Movies (9196)

Spanish Movies (58741)

Horror Movies (8711)

What’s really scary about horror movies is that if you don’t have the Netflix code you could miss some great titles.

B-Horror Movies (8195)

Creature Features (6895)

Cult Horror Movies (10944)

Deep Sea Horror Movies (45028)

Foreign Horror Movies (8654)

Horror Comedy (89585)

Monster Movies (947)

Slasher and Serial Killer Movies (8646)

Supernatural Horror Movies (42023)

Teen Screams (52147)

Vampire Horror Movies (75804)

Werewolf Horror Movies (75930)

Zombie Horror Movies (75405)

Satanic Stories (6998)

Independent Movies (7077)

An independent movie isn’t produced by a major Hollywood studio, so that can result in story lines as rich and different than you ever thought possible.

Experimental Movies (11079)

Independent Action & Adventure (11804)

Independent Thrillers (3269)

Romantic Independent Movies (9916)

Independent Comedies (4195)

Independent Dramas (384)

Music (1701)

It doesn't matter if you like rock 'n roll, pop, country or jazz, your favorite recording artists. concerts and musicals are just a code away on Netflix. That's should be music to your ears.

Kids Music (52843)

Country & Western/Folk (1105)

Jazz & Easy Listening (10271)

Latin Music (10741)

Urban & Dance Concerts (9472)

World Music Concerts (2856)

Rock & Pop Concerts (3278)

Musicals (13335)

Classic Musicals (32392)

Disney Musicals (59433)

Showbiz Musicals (13573)

Stage Musicals (55774)

Romance (8883)

Love is in the air. Actually it’s on your TV screen when you turn on Netflix.

Romantic Favorites (502675)

Quirky Romance (36103)

Romantic Independent Movies (9916)

Romantic Foreign Movies (7153)

Romantic Dramas (1255)

Steamy Romantic Movies (35800)

Classic Romantic Movies (31273)

Romantic Comedies (5475)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy (1492)

Watching aliens take over our planet might not be real, but you can be sure it will be real good entertainment.

Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy (1568)

Alien Sci-Fi (3327)

Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy (47147)

Cult Sci-Fi & Fantasy (4734)

Fantasy Movies (9744)

Sci-Fi Adventure (6926)

Sci-Fi Dramas (3916)

Sci-Fi Horror Movies (1694)

Sci-Fi Thrillers (11014)

Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy (6485)

Sports Movies (4370)

For a winning move, turn to Netflix for the hits, kicks, punches and throws that make sports movies a home run everytime.

Sports Comedies (5286)

Sports Documentaries (180)

Sports Dramas (7243)

Baseball Movies (12339)

Football Movies (12803)

Boxing Movies (12443)

Soccer Movies (12549)

Martial Arts, Boxing & Wrestling (6695)

Basketball Movies (12762)

Sports & Fitness (9327)

Thrillers (8933)

But if you’re looking for a Michael Jackson documentary, try the Music category.

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)

TV Shows (83)

If you like to watch TV, and a lot of it, this should take care of that uncontrollable craving.

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)

Science & Nature TV (52780)

TV Action & Adventure (10673)

TV Comedies (10375)

TV Documentaries (10105)

TV Dramas (11714)

TV Horror (83059)

TV Mysteries (4366)

TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy (1372)

Reality TV (9833)

Teen TV Shows (60951)


Enjoy the holiday year round thanks to all the Christmas movies found on Netflix. It's the present that keeps on giving.

Children & Family Christmas Films (1474017)

Children & Family Christmas Films, Ages 5 to 7 (1477201)

Children & Family Christmas Films, Ages 8 to 10 (1477204)

Children & Family Christmas Films, Ages 11 to 12 (1477206)

British Children & Family Christmas Films (1527064)

Canadian Children & Family Christmas Films (1721544)

European Children & Family Christmas Films (1527063)

Feel-Good Children & Family Christmas Films (1475066)

Children & Family Christmas Films From the 1990s (1476024)

Goofy Children & Family Christmas Films (1475071)

Family-Friendly Christmas Films (1394522)

Romantic Christmas Films (1394527)

Zombies 3719

During a zombie apocalypse where would you turn to escape danger? Get some hints to live by when you watch the world turn upside down on Netflix.

The end.

Actually it’s just the start of your new found entertainment choices thanks to Netflix Secret Codes.

Stick a fork in us, we're down. Yes, that's all the Netflix category codes. It's a lot, but that means you'll never get bored watching something that doesn't really appeal to you. Heck, you can dig even deeper into the movie and TV show vault by choosing a specific decade, actor, or director to narrow down your choices even more with the full list of Netflix secret codes.

Since nothing is more of a bummer than having your favorite show interrupted by network connectivity issues, be sure to have high speed internet for the best streaming experience possible.

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