Netflix Secret Codes to Find the Show You Want

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Netflix has a seemingly infinite catalog of shows and movies to watch. But, simply scrolling through lists on the main page or popular categories barely scratches the surface of what’s available. Find what you want in some incredibly niche genres, such as “tearjerkers,” by using Netflix secret codes.

Using Netflix Secret Codes

Before diving into the codes themselves, it’s important to know what they are and how to use them. These are numeric codes that let you jump directly to a wide variety of sub-genres to find a much wider selection based on your specific tastes and interests. There are thousands of categories available, each with its own code.

However, codes aren’t always guaranteed to work. A code might work on month, but not the next. Also, codes may be limited based on the country you’re viewing from.

You’ll need to use the Netflix website, not the app, to use Netflix secret codes. If you’re using a mobile device, use your browser’s settings menu to view “Desktop site” versus the standard mobile site. This will allow you to view categories. Then, once you know the name of a show or movie, you can search for it within the Netflix app.

Login to your Netflix account in your browser. Next, enter the following URL with your chosen code: https://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/code#

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Popular Netflix Secret Codes

Since there are literally thousands of codes to choose from, I’m only going to list some of the more popular categories. However, you can find a growing and more complete list on What’s On Netflix, which currently has over a million codes.

You can also try the FindFlix Chrome extension to simply search for codes by keyword.

Action

  • Asian Action Movies – 77232
  • Action Comedies – 43040
  • Action Thrillers – 43048
  • Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy – 1568
  • Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy Based on Books – 2116
  • Adventures – 7442
  • TV Action and Adventure – 10673
  • Comic Book and Superhero Movies – 10118
  • Comic Book and Superhero Movies from the 1980s – 1925
  • Foreign Action & Adventure – 11828
  • Military Action & Adventure – 2125
  • Westerns – 7700
  • Classic Action & Adventure – 46576

Anime

If you love anime, make sure you check out some of the best anime to watch right now on Netflix and then dive into these codes:

  • Anime
  • Anime Action
  • Anime Horror
  • Anime Fantasy
  • Anime Drams
  • Anime Sci-Fi
  • Anime Comedies
  • Anime Series
  • Anime Features

Kids and Family

  • Coming-of-age Movies – 4032
  • Coming-of-age Movies for ages 5 to 7 – 989
  • Coming-of-age Movies for ages 11 to 12 – 535
  • 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
  • Disney – 67673
  • Education for Kids – 10659
  • TV Cartoons – 11177
  • Kids’ TV – 27346
  • Children and Family Movies – 783
  • Children & Family Movies starring Muppets – 46
  • Quirky Children & Family Movies – 4656
  • Sentimental Children & Family Movies – 4942
  • Sports Children & Family Movies – 453
  • British Children & Family Movies – 2473

Comedies

Under most main categories, there is some form of comedy sub-genre, but these are just a few of the choices available:

  • Late Night Comedies – 1402
  • Political Comedies – 2700
  • Teen Comedies – 3519
  • Mockumentaries – 26
  • Screwball Comedies – 9702
  • Dark Comedies – 869
  • Classic Comedies – 31694
  • Crime Comedies – 4058
  • Feel-Good Cult Comedies – 1912
  • Foreign Comedies – 4426
  • British Comedies – 1009
  • LGBTQ Comedies – 7120
  • Romantic Comedies – 5475
  • Slapstick Comedies – 10256
  • Stand-Up Comedy – 11559

Horror

  • Horror Movies – 8711
  • Sci-Fi Horror – 1694
  • Cult Horror Movies – 10944
  • B-Horror Movies – 8195
  • Horror Comedy – 89585
  • Slasher and Serial Killer Movies – 8656
  • Monster Movies – 947
  • Zombie Horror Movies – 75405
  • Werewolf Horror Movies – 75930
  • Vampire Horror Movies – 75804
  • Creature Features – 6895
  • Scary Dramas – 3488
  • Scary Sci-Fi Thrillers – 3608
  • Scary Action & Adventure – 4153
  • Supernatural Horror Movies – 42023
  • TV Horror – 83059

LGBTQ+

  • Gay & Lesbian Movies – 5977
  • Gay & Lesbian Comedies – 7120
  • Gay & Lesbian Action & Adventure – 222
  • Gay & Lesbian Documentaries – 4720
  • Gay & Lesbian Romance – 3329
  • Gay & Lesbian TV Shows – 65263
  • Gay & Lesbian Crime Movies – 873
  • Gay & Lesbian Cult Movies – 2854

Romance

  • Romantic Movies – 8883
  • Romantic Dramas – 1255
  • Romantic Coming-of-age Movies – 1448
  • Quirky Romance – 36103
  • Romantic British Dramas – 4680
  • Romantic Foreign Movies – 7153
  • Romantic Fantasy Movies – 2211
  • Classic Romantic Movies – 31273
  • Romantic Comedies – 5475
  • Classic Romantic Dramas Based on Books – 55356
  • Romantic Sports Movies – 3680
  • Tearjerkers – 6384
  • Romantic War Movies – 2618
  • Romantic Teen Movies – 1764
  • Steamy Romantic Movies – 35800

Sci-Fi and Fantasy

  • Sci-Fi Adventure – 6926
  • Sci-Fi Thrillers – 11014
  • Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy – 47147
  • British Fantasy Movies – 636
  • Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy – 1568
  • Cult Sci-Fi & Fantasy – 4734
  • Dark Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy – 1452
  • Campy Fantasy Movies – 4352
  • Fantasy Movies – 9744
  • Alien Sci-Fi – 3327
  • Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy – 6485
  • Critically-acclaimed Fantasy – 1997
  • Critically-acclaimed Sci-Fi Thrillers – 3660
  • Exciting Crime Sci-Fi Thrillers – 4904
  • Goofy Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy – 1137

TV Shows

  • Science & Nature TV – 52780
  • Teen TV Shows – 60951
  • Korean TV Shows – 67879
  • Military TV Shows – 25804
  • MTV TV Shows – 4221
  • Reality TV – 9833
  • TV Cartoons – 11177
  • TV Comedies – 10375
  • TV Mysteries – 4366
  • TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy – 1372
  • British TV Shows – 52117

Go ahead and start exploring using these Netflix secret codes to find new shows and movies you would never find otherwise. What are your favorite codes?

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