UK Markets closed

Netflix secret codes: How to access hidden TV shows and movies

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
Jacob Stolworthy
·1-min read
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
 (ALASTAIR PIKE/AFP/Getty Images)
(ALASTAIR PIKE/AFP/Getty Images)

You might think you’ve exhausted everything there is to watch on Netflix.

The chances are, though, that there are probably a large quantity of films and TV shows you’ve never come across while searching through the streaming service’s extensive library.

Unless you spend hours scrolling through, the titles that are highlighted are based on the previous things you’ve watched or added to your list.

But, if you fancy watching something from a genre that isn’t available on Netflix’s limited selection, you won’t be able to find what you’re looking for with much ease.

It turns out there are actually thousands of codes that will make searching through Netflix much easier for you.

Read more:

The 35 best films to stream during lockdown: from Raiders of the Lost Ark to City of God

Every movie and TV show coming to Netflix this week

These codes correlate with some pretty specific genres, ranging from “Romantic Foreign Movies” to “B-Horror Movies”, and they’ve been put in one place for you to scroll through.

To visit each genre’s webpage, all you need to do is input the four-digit code into your web browser after the following address: http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/

It is worth noting that this only works on the website, and won’t be available on phones, NOW TV boxes or the Amazon Firestick.

Read more: Daylight Saving: Which way do clocks change in March?

The kind people over at ogres-crypt have compiled the comprehensive list of genres, but you can also find a wide selection below – and the Christmas selection here.

Action & Adventure (1365)

Anime (7424)

Children & Family Movies (783)

Classic Movies (31574)

Comedies (6548)

Cult Movies (7627)

Documentaries (6839)

Dramas (5763)

Faith & Spirituality (26835)

Foreign Movies (7462)

Gay & Lesbian Movies (5977)

Horror Movies (8711)

Independent Movies (7077)

Music (1701)

Romantic Movies (8883)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy (1492)

Sports Movies (4370)

Thrillers (8933)

TV Shows (83)

Read More

Ma’Khia Bryant’s TikTok videos posted before her death go viral

Oscars 2021 – live: Razzies name year’s worst films ahead of Academy Awards on Sunday

The ultimate list of greatest opening lines in movie history, from Goodfellas to Bridesmaids