All the Secret Netflix Codes and How to Use Them

In Short
  • Netflix has a treasure chest of hidden genres that you may never have discovered yet.
  • These genres can be accessed using secret codes that show you movies and TV shows based on specific genres like independent comedies or cult sci-fi films.
  • Secret codes currently only work on the web version of Netflix, not on the Netflix app on your phone, tablet, TV, or console.

As the world’s leading streaming platform (having over 260 million paying subscribers at the end of Q4 2023, according to Statista), Netflix offers a vast library of content. But with so much to choose from, finding the perfect movie or show can be a challenge. Fortunately, Netflix has hidden genre categories that you can unlock with special codes. In this post, we’ll share a list of secret codes that lets you access different genres on Netflix and we’ll explain how you can use them to refine your searches.

What are Netflix Codes?

Netflix offers a variety of genres you can browse like Action thrillers, Adventures, Dramas, Sports, etc. But there’s a whole treasure trove of hidden categories that you may never have explored. To help you discover even more specific movies and shows tailored to your interests, Netflix offers a bunch of genres that you can access by entering some unique codes.

When you use these codes, you’ll be able to unlock a more personalized Netflix experience. These codes help you refine your Netflix searches to find exactly what you’re in the mood for.

List of All Secret Netflix Codes

Before you learn how to use secret Netflix codes to get to those hidden Netflix genres, here’s a list of all the secret Netflix codes and the genres they correspond to.

CategoryCategory Code
Action & Adventure1365
Asian Action Movies77232
Classic Action & Adventure46576
Action Comedies43040
Action Thrillers43048
Comic Book and Superhero Movies10118
Spy Action & Adventure10702
Crime Action & Adventure9584
Foreign Action & Adventure11828
Martial Arts Movies8985
Military Action & Adventure2125
Adult Animation11881
Anime Action2653
Anime Comedies9302
Anime Dramas452
Anime Features3063
Anime Horror10695
Anime Fantasy11146
Anime Series6721
Children & Family Movies783
Movies for ages 0 to 26796
Movies for ages 2 to 46218
Movies for ages 5 to 75455
Movies for ages 8 to 10561
Movies for ages 11 to 126962
Education for Kids10659
Movies based on children's books10056
Family Features51056
TV Cartoons11177
Kids' TV27346
Kids Music52843
Animal Tales5507
Classic Movies31574
Classic Comedies31694
Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy47147
Classic Thrillers46588
Film Noir7687
Classic War Movies48744
Classic Foreign Movies32473
Silent Movies53310
Classic Westerns47465
Dark Comedies869
Foreign Comedies4426
Late Night Comedies1402
Political Comedies2700
Screwball Comedies9702
Sports Comedies5286
Stand-up Comedy11559
Teen Comedies3519
Romantic Comedies5475
Slapstick Comedies10256
Cult Movies7627
B-Horror Movies8195
Campy Movies1252
Cult Horror Movies10944
Cult Sci-Fi & Fantasy4734
Cult Comedies9434
Biographical Documentaries3652
Crime Documentaries9875
Foreign Documentaries5161
Historical Documentaries5349
Military Documentaries4006
Sports Documentaries180
Music & Concert Documentaries90361
Travel & Adventure Documentaries1159
Political Documentaries7018
Religious Documentaries10005
Science & Nature Documentaries2595
Social & Cultural Documentaries3675
Biographical Dramas3179
Classic Dramas29809
Courtroom Dramas 528582748
Crime Dramas6889
Dramas based on Books4961
Dramas based on real life3653
Foreign Dramas2150
Sports Dramas7243
Gay & Lesbian Dramas500
Independent Dramas384
Teen Dramas9299
Military Dramas11
Period Pieces12123
Political Dramas6616
Romantic Dramas1255
Showbiz Dramas5012
Social Issue Dramas3947
Faith & Spirituality26835
Faith & Spirituality Movies52804
Spiritual Documentaries2760
Kids Faith & Spirituality751423
Foreign Movies7462
Art House Movies29764
Foreign Action & Adventure11828
Classic Foreign Movies32473
Foreign Comedies4426
Foreign Documentaries5161
Foreign Dramas2150
Foreign Gay & Lesbian Movies8243
Foreign Horror Movies8654
Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy6485
Foreign Thrillers10306
Romantic Foreign Movies7153
African Movies3761
Australian Movies5230
Belgian Movies262
Korean Movies5685
Latin American Movies1613
Middle Eastern Movies5875
New Zealand Movies 63782
Scandinavian Movies9292
Southeast Asian Movies 9196
Spanish Movies58741
Greek Movies61115
German Movies58886
French Movies58807
Eastern European Movies5254
Dutch Movies10606
Irish Movies58750
Japanese Movies10398
Italian Movies8221
Indian Movies10463
Chinese Movies3960
British Movies10757
Gay & Lesbian Movies5977
Gay & Lesbian Comedies7120
Gay & Lesbian Dramas500
Romantic Gay & Lesbian Movies3329
Foreign Gay & Lesbian Movies8243
Gay & Lesbian Documentaries4720
Gay & Lesbian TV Shows65263
Horror Movies8711
B-Horror Movies8195
Creature Features6895
Cult Horror Movies10944
Deep Sea Horror Movies45028
Foreign Horror Movies8654
Horror Comedy89585
Monster Movies947
Slasher and Serial Killer Movies8646
Supernatural Horror Movies42023
Teen Screams52147
Vampire Horror Movies75804
Werewolf Horror Movies75930
Zombie Horror Movies75405
Satanic Stories6998
Independent Movies7077
Experimental Movies11079
Independent Action & Adventure11804
Independent Thrillers3269
Romantic Independent Movies9916
Independent Comedies4195
Independent Dramas384
Kids Music52843
Country & Western/Folk1105
Jazz & Easy Listening10271
Latin Music10741
Urban & Dance Concerts9472
World Music Concerts2856
Rock & Pop Concerts3278
Classic Musicals32392
Disney Musicals59433
Showbiz Musicals13573
Stage Musicals55774
Romantic Movies8883
Romantic Favorites502675
Quirky Romance36103
Romantic Independent Movies9916
Romantic Foreign Movies7153
Romantic Dramas1255
Steamy Romantic Movies35800
Classic Romantic Movies31273
Romantic Comedies 5475
Sci-Fi & Fantasy1492
Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy1568
Alien Sci-Fi3327
Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy47147
Cult Sci-Fi & Fantasy4734
Fantasy Movies9744
Sci-Fi Adventure6926
Sci-Fi Dramas3916
Sci-Fi Horror Movies1694
Sci-Fi Thrillers11014
Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy6485
Sports Movies4370
Sports Comedies5286
Sports Documentaries180
Sports Dramas7243
Baseball Movies12339
Football Movies12803
Boxing Movies12443
Soccer Movies12549
Martial Arts, Boxing & Wrestling6695
Basketball Movies12762
Sports & Fitness9327
Action Thrillers43048
Classic Thrillers46588
Crime Thrillers10499
Foreign Thrillers 10306
Independent Thrillers3269
Gangster Movies31851
Psychological Thrillers5505
Political Thrillers10504
Sci-Fi Thrillers11014
Spy Thrillers9147
Steamy Thrillers 972
Supernatural Thrillers11140
TV Shows83
British TV Shows52117
Classic TV Shows46553
Crime TV Shows26146
Cult TV Shows74652
Food & Travel TV72436
Kids' TV27346
Korean TV Shows67879
Military TV Shows25804
Science & Nature TV 52780
TV Action & Adventure10673
TV Comedies10375
TV Documentaries10105
TV Dramas11714
TV Horror83059
TV Mysteries4366
TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy1372
Reality TV9833
Teen TV Shows60951
Romantic Christmas Films1394527
Christmas Children & Family Films1474017
Family-friendly Christmas Films1394522
Christmas Children & Family Films for Ages 11 to 121477206
Christmas Children & Family Films for Ages 8 to 101477204
Christmas Children & Family Films for Ages 5 to 71477201
Feel-good Christmas Children & Family Films1475066
Goofy Christmas Children & Family Films1475071
Christmas Children & Family Films from the 1990s1476024
British Christmas Children & Family Films1527064
European Christmas Children & Family Films1527063
Canadian Christmas Children & Family Films1721544
Christmas Children & Family Films from the 1990s1476024
Classic SF & fantasy4714
Classic TV shows46553
Classic action & adventure 46576
Classic comedies31694
Classic dramas 29809
Classic musical comedy 32392
Classic romantic movies31273
Classic thrillers46588
Classic war movies48744
Classic westerns47465
Taiwanese movies434295
Thai Movies & TV107570
Turkish movies 1133133
All movies34399
Only on Netflix839338
90-Minute Movies81466194
30-Minute Laughs81602050
90-Minute Comedies81466224
90-Minute Family Movies81466229
90-Minute Horror81466239
90-Minute Rom-Coms81466228
90-Minute Thrillers81466222
Binge-Worthy British Crime TV Shows1192582
Chosen Family81231348
Dystopian Futures2299461
Don’t Watch Hungry3272152
Family Movie Night2013975
Gal-Pal TV Shows1143288
High Brow Horror3261672
Irreverent TV Comedies75480
K-Dramas for Beginners2953105
Movies Directed by Women2974953
Pop Culture Icons81278963
Reluctant Adults3053870
Relentless Crime Thrillers81226732
Schemers & Scammers81493295
Small Town Charm81615585
Supernatural Soaps81238162
Swipe Right81582488
Take a Trip Around the World81282911
Team Players2752022
Totally Awesome ’80s2314106
Nostalgic ’90s2691941
Watch in One Weekend3182735
Watch in One Night3178549
Gentle British Reality TV81240711
Witchcraft & the Dark Arts81552046
Action with a Side of Romance81647318
Small Town Scares81496215
Twisted Christmas2300975
Human Connections81271205
Short-Ass Movies81603903
Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon81614959
Spicy Romance81572628
Lavish Reality Lifestyles81418611

Yeah, there are a lot of these, aren’t they?

How to Use Secret Netflix Codes on PC

Netflix codes can only be used when you’re browsing Netflix on the web. This means you won’t be able to use these codes to access genres on the Netflix app on your phone, tablet, or TV.

  1. If you’re using Netflix on a PC, you can access a specific genre by entering the following URL in your browser’s address bar: HTTPS://WWW.NETFLIX.COM/BROWSE/GENRE/[NETFLIX CODE]
  2. Here, you’ll need to replace [NETFLIX CODE] with any one of the codes that we’ve listed above. Once that’s done, press the Enter key on your keyboard and Netflix will now show your desired genre on the screen.

For instance, if you want to watch some 90-minute family movies on Netflix, you need to enter 81466229 in place of [NETFLIX CODE], which is the code for this specific genre. In this case, the URL for the genre would look like this: HTTPS://WWW.NETFLIX.COM/BROWSE/GENRE/81466229

This will prompt Netflix to show all the movies based on the chosen genre and you should see a screen that resembles the one below:

Netflix displaying 90-minute family movies when you enter the code - 81466229

How to Use Netflix Codes on Phone, Tablet, and TV

While all that is well and good, not all of us watch Netflix exclusively on a laptop, right? So, What do you do if you want to browse a genre on the Netflix app on your Smart TV, iPhone, iPad, Android device, PS4, or Xbox One? It’s simple. You will have to manually enter the genre name on the app, not the code that’s assigned to it.

For example, let’s say I want to check out the genre “Comic Book and Superhero Movies”. Since I cannot use the genre code on the Netflix app, you’ll have to do it using these steps:

  1. Launch the Netflix app and tap on the search button. In the search box, start typing the genre you’re looking for. Instead of using the codes listed above, you will have to type the name of the genre from the list. In this instance, I’m searching for “Comic book and superhero”.
Secret Netflix Codes: Search in Netflix Apps
  1. In the results that pop up, scroll down to the “Explore Titles Related To” section. Here, tap on the exact genre you were looking for. That’s it, the search results will show up the movies in that specific genre.
Secret Netflix Codes: Search in Netflix App Step 2

This sure is a pretty lengthy way of getting these secret Netflix codes to work. It would definitely have been much easier if Netflix allowed you to enter codes on the search box instead of the genre names they correspond to.

Well, that was all about secret Netflix codes and how you can use them on a PC or the Netflix app on other devices. We make sure this list of secret Netflix codes is updated when the platform adds new genres.

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