These secret Netflix codes can unlock thousands of TV shows and movies

Thursday, 30th April 2020, 7:30 am
Updated Thursday, 30th April 2020, 8:45 am

Deciding what to watch on Netflix can be time-consuming.

But what you might not know is that there are 'secret' codes to help you unlock niche categories - and there are reported to be more than 76,000 of these "micro-genres".

Want to watch some 'Raunchy Sports Movies'? There's a code for that. In the mood for 'Satanic Stories from the 1980s'? You're welcome.

Simply add the relevant code to the end of the following URL: www.netflix.com/browse/genre/

We've highlighted a few of our favourites. A much bigger list can be found at the end of this article.

Epics

Code: 52858

What to expect: Epics are those huge, ambitious productions that either run longer than most films, or tackle a particularly poignant moment in history. Or both.

This Netflix category offers up all four series of The Last Kingdom, the big screen versions of Tolkein's works The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, and Greek history epic Troy.

Film Noir

Code: 7687

What to expect: Hard-boiled crime thrillers are the order of the day here, and Netflix's offering is surprisingly diverse.

Political Documentaries

Code: 7018

What to expect: With the current divisive state of politics, people seem to be more engaged (and angry) than ever.

Netflix has a huge selection of documentaries to keep you informed on a range of issues.

Spoofs & Satires

Code: 4922

What to expect: Likewise, never has it seemed more important to poke fun at things.

This Netflix niche category delivers both politically charged satires (The Dictator), as well as enjoyably silly spoofs like Spy and The Other Guys.

Tearjerkers

Code: 6384

What to expect: Sometimes we all need a good cry, and an emotional film often helps turn on the waterworks.

Here are more of the secret Netflix codes to try yourself:

Action & Adventure: 1365

Action Comedies: 43040

Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy: 1568

Action Thrillers: 43048

Adult Animation: 11881

Adventures: 7442

African Movies: 3761

Alien Sci-Fi: 3327

Animal Tales: 5507

Anime: 7424

Anime Action: 2653

Anime Comedies: 9302

Anime Dramas: 452

Anime Fantasy: 11146

Anime Features: 3063

Anime Horror: 10695

Anime Sci-Fi: 2729

Anime Series: 6721

Art House Movies: 29764

Asian Action Movies: 77232

Australian Movies: 5230

B-Horror Movies: 8195

Baseball Movies: 12339

Basketball Movies: 12762

Belgian Movies: 262

Biographical Documentaries: 3652

Biographical Dramas: 3179

Boxing Movies: 12443

British Movies: 10757

British TV Shows: 52117

Campy Movies: 1252

Children & Family Movies: 783

Chinese Movies: 3960

Classic Action & Adventure: 46576

Classic Comedies: 31694

Classic Dramas: 29809

Classic Foreign Movies: 32473

Classic Movies: 31574

Classic Musicals: 32392

Classic Romantic Movies: 31273

Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy: 47147

Classic Thrillers: 46588Classic TV Shows: 46553

Classic War Movies: 48744

Classic Westerns: 47465

Comedies: 6548

Comic Book and Superhero Movies: 10118

Country & Western/Folk: 1105

Courtroom Dramas: 2748

Creature Features: 6895

Crime Action & Adventure: 9584

Crime Documentaries: 9875

Crime Dramas: 6889

Crime Thrillers: 10499

Crime TV Shows: 26146

Cult Comedies: 9434

Cult Horror Movies: 10944

Cult Movies: 7627

Cult Sci-Fi & Fantasy: 4734

Cult TV Shows: 74652

Dark Comedies: 869

Deep Sea Horror Movies: 45028

Disney: 67673

Disney Musicals: 59433

Documentaries: 6839Dramas: 5763

Dramas based on Books: 4961

Dramas based on real life: 3653

Dutch Movies: 10606

Eastern European Movies: 5254

Education for Kids: 10659

Epics: 52858

Experimental Movies: 11079

Faith & Spirituality: 26835

Faith & Spirituality Movies: 52804

Family Features: 51056

Fantasy Movies: 9744

Film Noir: 7687

Food & Travel TV: 72436

Football Movies: 12803

Foreign Action & Adventure: 11828

Foreign Comedies: 4426

Foreign Documentaries: 5161

Foreign Dramas: 2150

Foreign Gay & Lesbian Movies: 8243

Foreign Horror Movies: 8654

Foreign Movies: 7462

Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy: 6485

Foreign Thrillers: 10306

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: 11804

Independent Comedies: 4195

Independent Dramas: 384

Independent Movies: 7077

Independent Thrillers: 3269

Indian Movies: 10463

Irish Movies: 58750Italian Movies: 8221

Japanese Movies: 10398

Jazz & Easy Listening: 10271

Kids Faith & Spirituality: 751423

Kids Music: 52843

Kids’ TV: 27346

Korean Movies: 5685

Korean TV Shows: 67879

Late Night Comedies: 1402

Latin American Movies: 1613

Latin Music: 10741

Martial Arts Movies: 8985

Martial Arts, Boxing & Wrestling: 6695

Middle Eastern Movies: 5875

Military Action & Adventure: 2125

Military Documentaries: 4006

Military Dramas: 11

Military TV Shows: 25804

Miniseries: 4814

Mockumentaries: 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 & Concert Documentaries: 90361

Music: 1701

Musicals: 13335

Mysteries: 9994

New Zealand Movies: 63782

Period Pieces: 12123

Political Comedies: 2700

Political Documentaries: 7018

Political Dramas: 6616

Political Thrillers: 10504

Psychological Thrillers: 5505

Quirky Romance: 36103Reality TV: 9833

Religious Documentaries: 10005

Rock & Pop Concerts: 3278

Romantic Comedies: 5475

Romantic Dramas: 1255

Romantic Favorites: 502675

Romantic Foreign Movies: 7153

Romantic Independent Movies: 9916

Romantic Movies: 8883

Russian: 11567

Satanic Stories: 6998

Satires: 4922

Scandinavian Movies: 9292

Sci-Fi & Fantasy: 1492

Sci-Fi Adventure: 6926

Sci-Fi Dramas: 3916

Sci-Fi Horror Movies: 1694

Sci-Fi Thrillers: 11014

Science & Nature Documentaries: 2595

Science & Nature TV: 52780

Screwball Comedies: 9702

Showbiz Dramas: 5012

Showbiz Musicals: 13573

Silent Movies: 53310

Slapstick Comedies: 10256

Slasher and Serial Killer Movies: 8646

Soccer Movies: 12549

Social & Cultural Documentaries: 3675

Social Issue Dramas: 3947

Southeast Asian Movies: 9196

Spanish Movies: 58741

Spiritual Documentaries: 2760

Sports & Fitness: 9327

Sports Comedies: 5286

Sports Documentaries: 180

Sports Dramas: 7243

Sports Movies: 4370

Spy Action & Adventure: 10702

Spy Thrillers: 9147

Stage Musicals: 55774

Stand-up Comedy: 11559

Steamy Romantic Movies: 35800

Steamy Thrillers: 972

Supernatural Horror Movies: 42023

Supernatural Thrillers: 11140

Tearjerkers: 6384

Teen Comedies: 3519

Teen Dramas: 9299

Teen Screams: 52147

Teen TV Shows: 60951

Thrillers: 8933

Travel & Adventure Documentaries: 1159

TV Action & Adventure: 10673

TV Cartoons: 11177

TV Comedies: 10375

TV Documentaries: 10105

TV Dramas: 11714

TV Horror: 83059

TV Mysteries: 4366

TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy: 1372

TV Shows: 83

Urban & Dance Concerts: 9472

Vampire Horror Movies: 75804

Werewolf Horror Movies: 75930

Westerns: 7700

World Music Concerts: 2856

Zombie Horror Movies: 75405

And here is the full, gigantic (unofficial) list of codes. There is also a handy Chrome extension you can use too.

Happy binge-viewing!