Netflix is quite possibly the biggest on-demand video streaming platform in the world with over 137 million paying subscribers all over the world (by Statista numbers at the end of Q3 2018). I’m sure most of you use Netflix on a regular basis (I, personally, end up using it every single day but whatever), and a lot of you may have realized that Netflix’s search functionality isn’t all that great, especially when you consider the exceedingly huge catalogue of films, TV shows, and documentaries that Netflix has. Fortunately, there are a bunch of secret Netflix codes that you can use to view all the films and TV shows that Netflix has in a particular genre. That sounds pretty awesome right? Well, here are all the Netflix codes and how to use them:

What are Netflix Codes?

First and foremost, let’s answer the question that a lot of you probably have right now — what in the heck are Netflix codes? To keep it simple, Netflix has a bunch of genres that you can search for; you know, things like ‘Action,’ ‘Comedies,’ yada yada. However, Netflix also has a bunch of genres that you don’t get to directly see (for the most part), but they are there, and you can use those to find the exact type of movies and TV shows that you’re looking for.

Fortunately, people have figured out the genre ids for these genres and you can use these to get exactly what you’re looking for on Netflix.

How to Use Secret Netflix Codes on PC, Chromebooks, and Browsers

If you’re using Netflix on your PC, laptop, MacBook, or a Chromebook using a browser, using Netflix codes is pretty straightforward. All you need to know is the URL given below, and the secret Netflix code for the genre you want to check out on Netflix:

https://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/[Netflix Code]

There are a bunch of secret Netflix codes, one for each genre on the website, I’ll be posting a table at the end of this article with all of the secret Netflix codes that you can use to search for categories of your interest. However, for explaining this better, we’ll take an example.

Let’s say I want to watch some critically acclaimed quirky comedies on Netflix, well, the Netflix code for that particular genre is ‘1577’ so I can just go the URL bar of my browser (in my case, Firefox), and type in the URL I mentioned above, while replacing the [Netflix Code] part of that URL with the genre code. So it’ll look like the following URL:

https://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/1577

Now when I hit enter, this is what Netflix will turn up:

Netflix codes: search results for genre 1577 on Netflix
Pretty cool, right?

Similarly, you can replace ‘[Netflix Code]’ in the URL above with the secret Netflix code for any genre and get results for that particular genre in Netflix.

How to Use Secret Netflix Codes on Smart TV, Android, and iOS

While all that is well and good, not all of us watch Netflix exclusively on a laptop, right? So, if you use the Netflix app on your Smart TV, iPhone, iPad, Android device, PS4, or Xbox One, you obviously can’t use the URL I mentioned above. So how can you use Netflix codes on the Netflix app?

Well, unfortunately, the answer is that you can’t use the secret Netflix codes in the Netflix app, be it on your Smart TV, your iOS or Android device, or a gaming console like the PS4 or Xbox One.

However, all hope is not lost, because there is a way that you can still get to these hidden genres in the Netflix apps, and you can actually do that without ever using the secret codes at all. Check it out:

So, let’s take an example yeah? Say I want to check out the genre ‘Comic Book and Superhero Movies.’ The genre id for this is actually 10118 but I can’t use that on the Netflix app (believe me, I tried). Well, you can just follow the steps below:

  • Launch the Netflix app and tap on the search option. In the search box, start typing the genre you’re looking for, so I’m typing ‘Comic book and superhero.’

Secret Netflix Codes: Search in Netflix Apps

  • In the results that pop up, scroll down where Netflix shows up ‘Explore Titles Related To.’ 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

It’s a pretty long-winded way of getting these secret Netflix codes to work on the Netflix app, but that’s all I could figure out so far. Plus, regardless of how ‘dirty’ this method is, it does work, so there’s that. I tried this out on my current daily driver, the iPhone XR, and also on Rupesh’s OnePlus 6 and it works just fine, so it should work on PS4, Xbox One, and even on Smart TVs.

List of All Secret Netflix Codes

Well, now that you know just how to use these secret Netflix codes to get to those hidden Netflix genres, here’s a list of all the secret Netflix codes and the genre they correspond to.

CategoryCategory Code
Action & Adventure1365
Asian Action Movies77232
Classic Action & Adventure46576
Action Comedies43040
Action Thrillers43048
Adventures7442
Comic Book and Superhero Movies10118
Westerns7700
Spy Action & Adventure10702
Crime Action & Adventure9584
Foreign Action & Adventure11828
Martial Arts Movies8985
Military Action & Adventure2125
Anime7424
Adult Animation11881
Anime Action2653
Anime Comedies9302
Anime Dramas452
Anime Features3063
Anime Sci-Fi2729
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
Disney67673
Movies based on children's books10056
Family Features51056
TV Cartoons11177
Kids' TV27346
Kids Music52843
Animal Tales5507
Classic Movies31574
Classic Comedies31694
Classic Dramas 29809
Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy47147
Classic Thrillers46588
Film Noir7687
Classic War Movies48744
Epics52858
Classic Foreign Movies32473
Silent Movies53310
Classic Westerns47465
Comedies6548
Dark Comedies869
Foreign Comedies4426
Late Night Comedies1402
Mockumentaries26
Political Comedies2700
Screwball Comedies9702
Sports Comedies5286
Stand-up Comedy11559
Teen Comedies3519
Satires4922
Romantic Comedies5475
Slapstick Comedies10256
Cult Movies7627
B-Horror Movies8195
Campy Movies1252
Cult Horror Movies10944
Cult Sci-Fi & Fantasy4734
Cult Comedies9434
Documentaries6839
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
Dramas5763
Biographical Dramas3179
Classic Dramas29809
Courtroom Dramas 528582748
Crime Dramas6889
Dramas based on Books4961
Dramas based on real life3653
Tearjerkers6384
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
Russian11567
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
Music1701
Kids Music52843
Country & Western/Folk1105
Jazz & Easy Listening10271
Latin Music10741
Urban & Dance Concerts9472
World Music Concerts2856
Rock & Pop Concerts3278
Musicals13335
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
Thrillers8933
Action Thrillers43048
Classic Thrillers46588
Crime Thrillers10499
Foreign Thrillers 10306
Independent Thrillers3269
Gangster Movies31851
Psychological Thrillers5505
Political Thrillers10504
Mysteries9994
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
Miniseries4814
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

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

SEE ALSO: 9 Netflix Tricks to Enhance Your Experience

Use Netflix Like a Pro with These Secret Netflix Codes

Well that was all about secret Netflix codes and how you can use them in the browser, or in the Netflix app on your Android device, iPhone, or any other platforms you might be using Netflix on. Also, while Netflix doesn’t add new codes very frequently, I will be updating the list of secret Netflix codes anytime a new genre makes its appearance on Netflix.

Apart from that, you should check out our articles on the best Bollywood movies on Netflix, and also on the Netflix download limit.

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