These Secret Netflix Codes Unlock Tons Of Hidden Categories

Looking for something new to watch on Netflix? Try Netflix Codes that unlock new categories!
These Secret Netflix Codes Unlock Tons Of Hidden Categories

Have you ever spent hoursssss browsing Netflix only to end up not even picking a movie?

You're not the only one to experience what we like to call 'ONS' or 'Overwhelming Netflix Selection'.

But guess what? There's actually a totally new awesome (and kind of sneaky) way to find awesome movies and tv shows to watch thanks to these freshly leaked Secret Netflix Codes...

Ever want to watch something totally new that isn't being recommended to you?

Let's say... Feel-good Children & Family Movies from the 1980s (secret Netflix code #4355) a real secret Netflix category that most wouldn't even know existed before today.

That's right, Netflix Codes are what you'll want to use to find all new movies, categories and interests.

Think of it as a Netflix secret menu, for finding movies you wouldn't regularly be in the mood for, the only drawback is you can only watch with Netflix codes in your browser as far as we know.

Secret Netflix codes (also called genre codes) are part of the Netflix app and use a super scientific algorithm for helping you find a movie based on what you've previously and regularly watch.

This algorithm then produces genre codes that can be used inside the Netflix categories list we see on our TV. This is how they organize popular categories we're used to seeing.

What's the best part? We have our hands on the entire secret codes list that we'll be sharing below so you can watch all new hidden categories you've never even thought about watching.

And guess what? There are tons of them.

That's the magic of secret Netflix codes, they allow us to watch Netflix categories we've never seen inside our app, it's really the best way I've found to find and discover new Netflix shows and movies to watch!

Secret Netflix Codes

Netflix uses these Secret Netflix Codes (not to be confused with netflix promo codes those are the codes that help us save on our subscription) to organize content and help users choose the right movie based on likes, viewing history, actors, actresses and a billion more to give you a curated feel when choosing a movie.

These Secret Netflix Codes Can Unlock Thousands of Hidden Categories

By using these secret codes below you'll be able to view Netflix in an entirely new way. Now, you'll be able to find hidden movies from various sub-genres that the app wouldn't normally allow you to see, and it's super easy to do do we'll be breaking it all down so you'll be discovering new content with these codes in minutes.

Here's how it works:

To view the secret categories it's not rocket science, just select a code from our mega list of secret codes below and enter the secret code at the end of the URL like this example we've made below:

Here's an example

This should bring you to the Netflix hidden categoryRomantic Tearjerkers Based On Books

Not working?

Make sure you are logged into your Netflix account from a desktop computer for the secret codes to work, we've only tested this on browsers on our laptop but I'm sure you'll be able to get it work elsewhere.

Here's an image breaking down where exactly you put your secret code:

These Secret Netflix Codes Can Unlock Thousands of Hidden Categories

Here's a few more oddly specific Netflix codes to get you going using these secret Netflix codes:

Code 1458: Wine and beverage appreciation

Code 851: Quirky foreign action and adventure

Code 852: Independent movies about food

Code 855: Feel-good sports movies for ages 8 to 10

Netflix Codes 2019

  • 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: 46588
  • Classic TV Shows: 46553
  • Classic War Movies: 48744
  • Classic Westerns: 47465
  • Comedies: 6548
  • Comic Book and Superhero Movies: 10118
  • Country & Western/Folk: 1105
  • Courtroom Dramas: 528582748
  • 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: 6839
  • Dramas: 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: 58750
  • Italian 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: 36103
  • Reality 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

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  • Sandra

    Fantastic. I can't wait to try it. Where do you put the codes?

  • Turtle3235

    once  u  put  in  the  code  from  a  desktop will  it  stay  open  if  u  watch  it  from  another  device  when  u  log  in  on  that  device 

  • Seajay4563

    Where do you put the codes in and can you put code into the search on TV?

  • RMR

    Why would anyone spend "hoursssss browsing Netflix"?!  Do you seriously have that much disposable time on your hands? Wow.  What a waste.

    How about using that time to try to make the world a better place or bettering yourself.

  • eastsider

    "To view the categories, select a code from the list below and enter the category code at the end of the URL.

    (Here's an example:

    Note: You must be logged into your Netflix account from a desktop computer for the secret codes to work."

  • eastsider

    Quoting the article:

    "To view the categories, select a code from the list below and enter the category code at the end of the URL.

    (Here's an example:

    Note: You must be logged into your Netflix account from a desktop computer for the secret codes to work."

  • Rsjc

    none of these codes work

  • apopulis

    AWESOME!!! YOU ROCK! I am the person who searches for 45 minutes then never picks a movie.

  • Trix

    This is awesome! Thanks so much!!

  • BriteEyezz

    if you do the codes then save the movies on your list are you able to play them on your tv or are these movies only available on phones and tablets?

  • AJPeaches


  • mimi86W

    I would like to see more Masterpiece Theatre series & mystery series from PBS ex. "Endeavor" series

  • Romababe

    There always has to be someone in the crowd that MUST put someone down. They do this to try and make themselves feel better about themselves. What they don't realize is that it doesn't work, plus I want to throw up when I see their comments. Thank mom for the great tip! Ignore the rude people!    RMR and Kab2 consider yourselves called out.

  • DAD

    Thanks Mom, great post!
    We have a Sunday family movie and it is a pain trying to pick something to watch so this really helps.

    RMR I'm glad you spend every second of your life bettering yourself and the world but for me, once the housework is done Sunday afternoons are for putting my feet up and forcing my child to watch the movies I used to watch as a kid :-)

  • DAD

    Thanks Mom, great post!

    We have a Sunday family movie and it is a pain trying to pick something to watch so this really helps.

    RMR I'm glad you spend every second of your life bettering yourself and the world but for me, once the housework is done Sunday afternoons are for putting my feet up and forcing my child to watch the movies I used to watch as a kid :-)

  • beckypetr

    Has anyone gotten any of these codes to work? I tried it exactly as the article says, but it just says "page unavailable." I even clicked on the link mentioned in the article and it just took me to my account.

  • Sam

    I tried it and or didn't work. Is this real?

  • NanaH

    i can't get it to work on the netflix app. Is that correct that it only works on pc?

  • Hun

    thank you so much for making the world a better place, by giving us codes to find movies more quickly. not beind a smart ass, this info makes the world a better place!!!

  • Doremimi

    I am really enjoying browsing some of these categories, and it's really nice that they are so specific.  It makes it much easier to find exactly the kind of movie you're looking for.  I have to wonder what kind of person comes to an article written specifically about finding movies to watch, just to announce to everyone that they are far too good, busy, and altruistic to bother with such a selfish pursuit as looking for a good movie.  How does someone like that end up on a page like this to begin with?  Could it be that they are the ones with too much time on their hands, so they spend all of their time looking for places to go trolling?  Just a thought.  Anyway, thank you for providing this list.  It will be very useful when my family is looking for something to watch together.

  • BusyMom

    This will be such a time saver!  I actually tried it on my android because, well, you know-to test the limits, and because getting on a computer to pick out a movie is way too inconvenient for me.  It totally worked.  I typed in the url into Google adding my specified category code at the end and my phone opened a list of movies/pics in that category.   Once I touched on a potentially interesting movie, it opened up in my netflix app and I was able to add movies to my list.  

  • Benzover

    hi please let people know these codes can only be used when you are watching from your desk top, not from you TV.  I KNOW. I SAVED THIS INFO TO PINTREST. I GOT SOME SNARKY NASTY COMMENTS FROM RE-PINS.




  • charly

    The codes work fantastically. Thank you! Also, I saw several people ask how to watch it on something else. I don't know if it works on the TV yet but it works perfectly on my phone and tablet. I used chrome on the phone and silk on my tablet. Hope this helps someone.

  • charly

    This is fantastic. The codes work perfectly. I found I can use any browser on any device. I have Android phone and tablet. I get so frustrated trying to find things I'm looking for or something new and this is great. Once you log into your account you stay logged in when entering the address. So it's super easy to look through the categories.

  • bdp24

    Do the codes unlock more shows & movies? Or just new ways of finding the ones that are already on there?

  • Penny

    where do you enter the codes on your Netflix acct. can't find the place 

  • chrisynl

    It doesnt work... I think mainly because of the country restriction Netflix imposes. Which is I must say frustrating, there is not enough choice and diversity on Netflix. Anyway, tried a few, and although the links work, no titles whats so ever ;)

  • s3nfan

    Does anyone know if this works for Netflix in Canada?

  • Windwalker

    can't get codes to work.  It just keeps rerouting to home kids page ( while looking for specific kids genres)

  • Guera805

    what about roku players?

  • LMO

    Ok. So do I know wich movies were hidden before?

  • dona

    I did like you said,It keeps telling me,page not found.I did it the way you said,twice.What else can I do to get it?

  • marydean88

    Thanks for this article! It really works! This will help when I can't figure out what to watch. THANKS!

  • geb


  • Boodie

    Forget grammer, you can educate ignorant, you can medicate crazy, but you will never defeat stupid!! If the shoe fits wear it!!!!!

  • Oscha

    Only Fake! Its not working. Where it comes into Browser Adress?  Fuck you Fake Healer