Secret Netflix Codes: The Complete List (2018 Update)

Secret Netflix Codes: The Complete List

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'.

There's actually a reason for this; the app uses a super scientific algorithm for helping you find a movie based on what you've previously and regularly watch.

This algorithm then produces secret Netflix codes (that we're going to show you to use) that can be used inside the Netflix categories list we see on our TV.

See also: Watch Out For New Netflix Email Scam Targeting Users

But sometimes, what you've previously watched just doesn't cut it. Sometimes you'd like to watch something totally random like a "Feel-good Children & Family Movie from the 1980s" (code 4355) and yes this is a real category. And there are thousands like them.

That's the magic of these secret category codes:

They allow us to watch thousands of hidden movies from thousands of categories we've never seen inside our app, and we have the complete list of Netflix codes.

How To Use Netflix Codes

Netflix uses these secret category codes (not to be confused with netflix promo codes) 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 the category 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 too.

Here's how it works:

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

Here's an example http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/2674

Not working? Make sure you are logged into your Netflix account from a desktop computer for the secret codes to work.

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

These Secret Netflix Codes Can Unlock Thousands of Hidden Categories

Here's a few more oddly specific codes to get you started:

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 Secret Codes List

  • 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

Your turn: Have you given these codes a try? Let us know your favorite secret category from our list and make sure you share this tip with friends and family!


Related Buyer's Guides and MomDeals' Lists:


Secret Netflix Codes: The Complete List (2018 Update)

70 comments

  • Sandra

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

    • elbruno83

      did you not read the article? It tells you what to put in your address bar of the web browser 

      • burnteye

        so, you don't know either?

      • BrokenEye

        But I don't watch Netflix on my web browser. I watch Netflix on my TV.

    • charly

      Put the codes at the end of the address in the article. Works with any Android device not just desktop. Don't know about apple I don't have those

    • brighton6er

      This is where you will put the code. 2674 is sample code. Enjoy.

      http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/2674)

    • wayne

       You put the codes in the URL or address bar, ( after the .com add a / )

    • Mel

      Enter the codes on the browser url  Example

      http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/2674

    • Falicia

      Hello everytime i do the url thing in my browser with the code it goes directly to my netflix app showing all categories not the 1 specified with code. What am i doing wrong

  • 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 

    • charly

      Any browser on any Android device works great. I don't have any Apple products so I'm not sure if it works on them

  • Seajay4563

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

    • imzfia

      It tells you where to put it and also tells you that you need a desktop computer for it to work. Ex: Netflix.com/browse/genre/5637 the code goes in the end.

      • Kateliann

        can you use your desktop to add the movies onto your list and then view them on my sharp tv?

        • Techmaven67

          yes.  Add to your watch list from your desktop computer and watch it from any device where you can watch Netflix.

    • Hfc

      Let me know if you get an answer to your question!

      • charly

        yes. The prior response was correct. But you can also do it from any device like your phone or tablet. Not just the desktop

    • charly

      Put it at the end of the address. But you can also use your browsers on phones and tablets. I rarely ever get on my desktop so finding this out was super important.

  • 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.

    • Hipchic

      I doubt that they were being literal. WOW! Aren't you a critical ass.

      • RMR

        Fair point.  Patricia, have you actually "spent hoursssss browsing Netflix only to end up not even picking a movie"?

        • DemanGee

          This list should definately help prevent people from "browsing for hours" and narrow down what they're looking for relatively quickly. That's the whole point for it; to narrow down and display all of the movies (shows) for only what YOU"RE looking for. Hell… it may even intrigue folks to explore new genres. I'm personally glad they posted it.

    • Kab2

      How did you stumble upon this article while you were busy bettering the world?

      • Ct-tom

        I wish I could "like" this comment. Great response!

    • Diva

      Ya u r the one who obviously has to much time on your hands you idiot

    • nanamama14

      You can only devote so many hours in the day to making the world a better place. Relax a little and watch a good movie. Take your mind off the troubles of this world for a couple of hours. You'll feel better about life.

    • Smokey1624

      I don't have Netflix right now or cable. That being Said,  I really don't think you should concern yourself with what other people decide to do with thier time. Just Saying.

    • Holly13070

      WOW...... Just wow!

    • Hah

      Sometimes I like to throw something on Netflix to have as background noise while I better the world. And sometimes TV can be an escape. 

  • 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: http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/2674).

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

    • charly

      i wish they would have said that it works from browsers from any device not just a desktop

  • 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: http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/2674).

    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?

    • charly

      absolutely. Very easy to use these codes

  • AJPeaches

    interesting

  • 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.

    • RMR

      You're calling out Kab2?! Haha, their comment was a slight against me (duh). 

    • RMR

      What YOU don't realize is that I throw up when I see that someone "spent hoursssss browsing Netflix only to end up not even picking a movie"

  • 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 :-)

    • RMR

      I watch movies too. I'm just shocked that someone would actually spend "hoursssss browsing Netflix only to end up not even picking a movie"

  • 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.

    • RMR

      Fair point. I came upon this article while I was searching for 9th Grade learning materials. I hardly ever comment on blogs; I just move on. But this time, I was simply shocked that someone actually "spent hoursssss browsing Netflix only to end up not even picking a movie." And now I'm just intrigued by the dialogue. 

      I wasn't trying to put others down; I just can't believe "hoursssss" are wasted. However, kudos for sharing helpful info!

  • 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.

    I DID HAVE SUCCESS WITH MY LAPTOP. 

    HAPPY PINING......DON'T SHOOT THE MESSANGER FOLKS. 

    THANK YOU...... CHRIS

  • 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

    ty

  • AngelaMissouri

    Love the argument...very entertaining and all...but seriously., if you're ever going to be able to tell a douchebag off, you REALLY need to touch up on your grammar skills. Before a noun that begins with a vowel, you don't use an "a". (As in "And you are a ASSHOLE!" The proper way to say that would instead be, "And you are AN ASSHOLE!" It just hurts so much more when it's possible that the person that's insulting you doesn't have less of an education than an eight year old child with special needs. *IJS...it's totally up to you what you want to do, and it's just an opinion (an educated one) and a suggestion....(albeit a great one). Oh yeah...and one more thing...I was on your side in your little spat, and this wasn't to be mean it rude. Just thought you could use the free advice....

    • A_Human_Being

      And if you're ever going to be a Grammar Nazi, please pay attention to the little details, e.g. you have a comma right after a period in your first line (look right after the word "Seriously")

      Just Saying ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

      • Signchick07

        If you really want to get technical, you never start a sentence with the word and.

    • djqu8ke

      Something comes to mind... Oh! Yeah! "People who live in glass houses..."

      Or if you prefer, "Let him who is without sin cast the first stone"

      No one should ever be called a bitch and certainly not in my presence. 

      ‘A prejudice lingers from the days of schoolmarmish rhetoric that a sentence should never begin with and. The supposed rule is without foundation in grammar, logic, or art.’
      Modern American Usage (1966)

      ‘Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of every other State. And the Congress may by general Laws prescribe the Manner in which such Acts, Records and Proceedings shall be proved, and the Effect thereof.’

      The US Constitution Article. IV, Section 1

  • Boodie

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

What do you think?

Your comment