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Don't know what to watch on Netflix? These secret codes will help you

Netflix has a whole list of hidden content that will never turn up on your home page when you open the site or the app. You can discover these with the help of these secret codes. 

Here’s an inside on Netflix. The platform is a treasure trove of content and all you need to do is know how to find it.
Here’s an inside on Netflix. The platform is a treasure trove of content and all you need to do is know how to find it. (Pixabay)

This lockdown has been on long enough and if you are like us you are out of things to watch on Netflix. Sure, there are shows we want to watch coming in soon (Hello Lucifer!) but what does one do in the meanwhile?

Here’s an inside on Netflix. The platform is a treasure trove of content and all you need to do is know how to find it. There are a lot of shows and movies on Netflix that do not make it to your home page since the suggestions that are shown to you are based on what you are watching and have watched in the past.

So how do you discover this hidden content? It’s simple and we are here to help. Netflix has a whole list of secret codes that you can use to find movies and shows according to genres. All you need to do is pick a genre and check the code. Next, you type in - www.netflix.com/browse/genre/XXXX(code) on your browser. The XXXX should be replaced with the code corresponding to the genre you want to watch.

Important note: This works only when you access Netflix through the browser and not the app. If you want to watch a show or a movie through the app, we suggest you use the code on the browser, find the movie/show and then search for it manually on your app to play it on your smart TV or tab or smartphone.

Where can you get these codes?

Right here. Take your pick from classic horror or anime or film noir or teen flicks - there’s something for everyone.

Action & Adventure (1365)

Asian Action Movies (77232)

Action Comedies (43040)

Action Thrillers (43048)

Adventures (7442)

Comic Book and Superhero Movies (10118)

Classic Action & Adventure (46576)

Crime Action & Adventure (9584)

Martial Arts Movies (8985)

Military Action & Adventure (2125)

Spy Action & Adventure (10702)

Westerns (7700)

Anime (7424)

Anime Action (2653)

Adult Animation (11881)

Anime Comedies (9302)

Anime Dramas (452)

Anime Features (3063)

Anime Fantasy (11146)

Anime Horror (10695)

Anime Sci-Fi (2729)

Anime Series (6721)

Children & Family Movies (783)

Animal Tales (5507)

Disney (67673)

Education for Kids (10659)

Family Features (51056)

Kids' TV (27346)

Kids Music (52843)

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)

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TV Cartoons (11177)

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Classic Dramas (29809)

Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy (47147)

Classic Thrillers (46588)

Classic Westerns (47465)

Classic War Movies (48744)

Epics (52858)

Film Noir (7687)

Silent Movies (53310)

Comedies (6548)

Dark Comedies (869)

Mockumentaries (26)

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Romantic Comedies (5475)

Screwball Comedies (9702)

Sports Comedies (5286)

Stand-up Comedy (11559)

Satires (4922)

Slapstick Comedies (10256)

Teen Comedies (3519)

Cult Movies (7627)

B-Horror Movies (8195)

Campy Movies (1252)

Cult Horror Movies (10944)

Cult Sci-Fi & Fantasy (4734)

Cult Comedies (9434)

Documentaries (6839)

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Crime Documentaries (9875)

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Music & Concert Documentaries (90361)

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Travel & Adventure Documentaries (1159)

Dramas (5763)

Biographical Dramas (3179)

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Crime Dramas (6889)

Dramas Based On Books (4961)

Dramas Based On Real Life (3653)

Independent Dramas (384)

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Period Pieces (12123)

Political Dramas (6616)

Romantic Dramas (1255)

Sports Dramas (7243)

Showbiz Dramas (5012)

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Teen Dramas (9299)

Tearjerkers (6384)

Faith & Spirituality (26835)

Faith & Spirituality Movies (52804)

Kids Faith & Spirituality (751423)

Spiritual Documentaries (2760)

Foreign Movies (7462)

Art House Movies (29764)

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Australian Movies (5230)

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British Movies (10757)

Chinese Movies (3960)

Dutch Movies (10606)

Eastern European Movies (5254)

French Movies (58807)

Greek Movies (61115)

German Movies (58886)

Irish Movies (58750)

Italian Movies (8221)

Japanese Movies (10398)

Korean Movies (5685)

Latin American Movies (1613)

Middle Eastern Movies (5875)

New Zealand Movies (63782)

Russian Movies (11567)

Scandinavian Movies (9292)

Southeast Asian Movies (9196)

Spanish Movies (58741)

Gay & Lesbian Movies (5977)

Gay & Lesbian Comedies (7120)

Gay & Lesbian Dramas (500)

Gay & Lesbian Documentaries (4720)

Romantic Gay & Lesbian Movies (3329)

Gay & Lesbian TV Shows (65263)

Horror Movies (8711)

B-Horror Movies (8195)

Creature Features (6895)

Cult Horror Movies (10944)

Deep Sea Horror Movies (45028)

Horror Comedy (89585)

Monster Movies (947)

Slasher and Serial Killer Movies (8646)

Supernatural Horror Movies (42023)

Teen Screams (52147)

Vampire Horror Movies (75804)

Werewolf Horror Movies (75930)

Zombie Horror Movies (75405)

Satanic Stories (6998)

Independent Movies (7077)

Independent Action & Adventure (11804)

Independent Thrillers (3269)

Independent Comedies (4195)

Independent Dramas (384)

Romantic Independent Movies (9916)

Indian Movies (10463)

Indian Action & Adventure (4749)

Indian Action & Adventure from the 1970s (925)

Indian Action & Adventure from the 1980s (951)

Indian Comedies from the 1970s (2695)

Indian Comedies from the 1980s (2716)

Indian Crime Action & Adventure (2870)

Indian Movies from the 1940s (3545)

Indian Movies from the 1950s (3573)

Indian Movies from the 1960s (3596)

Indian Movies from the 1970s (3612)

Indian Movies from the 1980s (3634)

Indian Political Dramas (3045)

Indian Thrillers (1719)

Romantic Indian Dramas (4729)

Sentimental Indian Dramas (3759)

Music (1701)

Country & Western/Folk (1105)

Jazz & Easy Listening (10271)

Kids Music (52843)

Latin Music (10741)

Rock & Pop Concerts (3278)

Urban & Dance Concerts (9472)

World Music Concerts (2856)

Musicals (13335)

Classic Musicals (32392)

Disney Musicals (59433)

Showbiz Musicals (13573)

Stage Musicals (55774)

Romantic Movies (8883)

Classic Romantic Movies (31273)

Quirky Romance (36103)

Romantic Favorites (502675)

Romantic Independent Movies (9916)

Romantic Dramas (1255)

Romantic Comedies (5475)

Steamy Romantic Movies (35800)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy (1492)

Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy (1568)

Alien Sci-Fi (3327)

Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy (47147)

Cult Sci-Fi & Fantasy (4734)

Fantasy Movies (9744)

Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy (6485)

Sci-Fi Adventure (6926)

Sci-Fi Dramas (3916)

Sci-Fi Horror Movies (1694)

Sci-Fi Thrillers (11014)

Sports Movies (4370)

Baseball Movies (12339)

Boxing Movies (12443)

Basketball Movies (12762)

Football Movies (12803)

Martial Arts, Boxing & Wrestling (6695)

Sports Comedies (5286)

Sports Documentaries (180)

Sports Dramas (7243)

Soccer Movies (12549)

Sports & Fitness (9327)

Thrillers (8933)

Action Thrillers (43048)

Classic Thrillers (46588)

Crime Thrillers (10499)

Gangster Movies (31851)

Independent Thrillers (3269)

Mysteries (9994)

Psychological Thrillers (5505)

Political Thrillers (10504)

Sci-Fi Thrillers (11014)

Spy Thrillers (9147)

Steamy Thrillers (972)

Supernatural Thrillers (11140)

TV Shows (83)

British TV Shows (52117)

Classic TV Shows (46553)

Crime TV Shows (26146)

Cult TV Shows (74652)

Food & Travel TV (72436)

Kids' TV (27346)

Korean TV Shows (67879)

Miniseries (4814)

Military TV Shows (25804)

Reality TV (9833)

Science & Nature TV (52780)

TV Action & Adventure (10673)

TV Comedies (10375)

TV Documentaries (10105)

TV Dramas (11714)

TV Horror (83059)

TV Mysteries (4366)

TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy (1372)

Teen TV Shows (60951)

We’ve curated this list of codes based on what we think you might need. If you want more, there is a longer list here.