These Secret Netflix Codes Will Reveal Tons of Hidden Titles

From classic movies to international television staples, these hidden codes will take your Netflix scrolling to a whole new level.

British scholar Richard W. Livingstone once said something that should resonate with anyone who has ever wasted half a movie night scrolling through Netflix: “Our danger is not too few, but too many options—to be puzzled by innumerable alternatives.” Finding inspiration, or in some cases, something specific you’re looking for, can be challenging in a catalog as dense as Netflix’s. That’s where Netflix codes come in.

The streaming site uses numerical codes to identify movie categories, and knowing these ID numbers can help you filter results and find hidden collections much more easily. So if you’re looking for, say, some of the best shows on Netflix, romantic movies on Netflix, Netflix Korean dramas, a library of true crime documentaries on Netflix, the best comedies on Netflix, or even the sexiest movies on Netflix—there’s a Netflix secret code to get you there.

Does Netflix have secret codes?

Yes, Netflix has secret codes that help you navigate straight to your favorite content. Netflix’s interface can be time-consuming to navigate, as it’s designed to direct your attention to popular films, new releases, and Netflix originals, while also using algorithms to suggest content based on your viewing history.

Scrolling through the pre-set categories doesn’t always allow for quick access to Netflix’s massive library of movies and television programming, but if you’re looking for specific genres or collections, Netflix codes can get you there faster.

How do I see hidden movies on Netflix?

Netflix secret codes are the key to unlocking “hidden” movies and hard-to-find content. Learning how to use Netflix codes means you’ll navigate straight to Netflix subcategories—and quickly get where you want to be. These subcategories can get really specific—and the more specific the category, the more streamlined your search becomes.

What are the Netflix codes?

Netflix codes are a series of numbers that can be added into your web browser, where they’ll direct you to a specific genre of movies or programming quickly.

Netflix codes go way beyond your basic film genre categories of action, fantasy, and adventure. With Netflix codes, you’ll get niche films like Greek movies, dark movies, and cult comedies, to name a few.

Some of the collections are created to be timely or to align with current trends, like Oscars collections or Halloween movies, or centered around a certain creator, like “Shondaland,” a collection of all Shonda Rhimes shows. Overall, there are hundreds of ways to make your Netflix search much more efficient and productive.

How do I use Netflix secret codes?

The first step to using Netflix secret codes is to find the codes for the genre or collection you’re searching for. The codes can be found on netflix-codes.com or whats-on-netflix.com. You can also find Netflix codes through the Chrome Extension Better Browse for Netflix, which can be found in the Chrome Web Store. Click “Add to Chrome,” and then “Add Extension.” After the extension is installed, you can log in to your Netflix account, and you’ll see the new option “Browse All” next to “My List.” This new option will allow you to see expanded search options, unlocking all of Netflix’s programming.

Unfortunately, you can’t enter hidden codes in the Netflix app on your smart device or TV; instead, you’ll have to access Netflix through your web browser.

Once you find the code you’re looking for, type it in after www.netflix.com/browse/genre/ in your browser, like so: www.netflix.com/browse/genre/[code]. The code must go at the end of the URL, after a slash, with no spaces. For example, if you’re looking for the adult animation genre, with the Netflix secret code “11881,” you’d enter https://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/11881 in your browser. You can then add movies or shows to your queue to have them available wherever you want to stream them. Below are some of the most popular codes to open up your world of streaming possibilities.

Classic Netflix codes

Although Netflix does offer convenient genre headings that are searchable, sometimes it helps to have a shorthand available when you want to cut right to the types of movies you know and love. Here’s how to get a bird’s-eye view of some of the most popular movie and TV genres available to stream.

  • Recently added: 1592210
  • Action and adventure: 1365
  • Comedies: 6548
  • Children and family: 783
  • Dramas: 5763
  • Horror: 8711
  • Musicals: 13335
  • Romance: 8883
  • Science fiction and fantasy: 1492
  • Sports: 4370
  • Television shows: 83
  • Thrillers: 8933
  • Anime: 7424
  • Documentaries: 6839

Netflix codes for thrillers

Sometimes, you need a great action movie. Whether your taste veers toward military movies, sci-fi movies, or superhero epics, there’s plenty to choose from on Netflix. Here’s how best to find the right adrenaline rush for your movie night.

  • Classic action and adventure: 46576
  • Spy action and adventure: 10702
  • Action comedies: 43040
  • Comic book and superhero: 10118
  • Adventure: 7442
  • Military action and adventure: 2125
  • Asian action: 77232
  • Crime action and adventure: 9584
  • Westerns: 7700
  • Action sci-fi and fantasy: 1568
  • Alien sci-fi: 3327
  • Classic sci-fi and fantasy: 47147
  • Cult sci-fi and fantasy: 4734
  • Fantasy: 9744
  • Sci-fi adventure: 6926
  • Sci-fi dramas: 3916
  • Sci-fi horror: 1694
  • Sci-fi thrillers: 11014
  • Classic sci-fi and fantasy: 47147
  • Action thrillers: 43048
  • Classic thrillers: 46588
  • Crime thrillers: 10499
  • Gangster films: 31851
  • Independent thrillers: 3269
  • Mysteries: 9994
  • Political thrillers: 10504
  • Sci-fi thrillers: 11014
  • Spy thrillers: 9147
  • Steamy thrillers: 972
  • Supernatural thrillers: 11140
  • Classic war movies: 48744
  • Classic Westerns: 47465
  • B-horror movies: 8195
  • Creature features: 6895
  • Cult horror movies: 10944
  • Deep sea horror movies: 45028
  • Horror comedies: 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

Netflix codes for comedies

When you need a good chuckle, nothing scratches the itch better than a great funny movie. Netflix has a range of options, from dark, satirical films, to goofy slapstick, to feel-good romantic comedies. Here’s how to find the biggest belly laughs Netflix has to offer.

  • Dark comedies: 869
  • Horror comedies: 89585
  • Late-night comedies: 1402
  • Mockumentaries: 26
  • Political comedies: 2700
  • Romantic comedies: 5475
  • Satires: 4922
  • Screwball comedies: 9702
  • Slapstick comedies: 10256
  • Sports comedies: 5286
  • Stand-up comedies: 11559
  • Teen comedies: 3519
  • Classic comedies: 31694
  • TV comedies: 10375
  • Comedy anime: 9302
  • LGBTQ comedies: 7120

Netflix codes for the whole family

Gather the entire family on the couch with a giant bowl of popcorn, and settle in for something all can enjoy, regardless of age. While there are certainly a lot of classic family movies available to stream, here’s how to skip ahead to the movies and TV shows guaranteed to be crowd-pleasers.

  • Education for kids: 10659
  • Disney movies: 67673
  • Movies based on children’s books: 10056
  • Family features: 51056
  • TV cartoons: 11177
  • Kids’ TV: 27346
  • Kids music: 52843
  • Animal tales: 5507

Netflix codes for drama lovers

Movies can be escapist fun, but they can also be a little meatier—and that’s always something that attracts the film-obsessed and those who love a good drama movie alike. Knowing these secret codes can open up a fire hose of gripping dramas, iconic classics, and new discoveries.

  • Biographical dramas: 3179
  • Classic dramas: 29809
  • Courtroom dramas: 2748
  • Crime dramas: 6889
  • Dramas based on books: 4961
  • Dramas based on real life: 3653
  • Tearjerkers: 6384
  • Sports dramas: 7243
  • LGBTQ dramas: 500
  • Independent dramas: 384
  • Teen dramas: 9299
  • Military dramas: 11
  • Period pieces: 12123
  • Political dramas: 6616
  • Romantic dramas: 1255
  • Showbiz dramas: 5012
  • Social issue dramas: 3947
  • Film noir: 7687
  • Classic romantic movies: 31273
  • Epics: 52858
  • Silent movies: 53310
  • Classic sci-fi and fantasy: 47147
  • Classic action and adventure: 46576
  • Classic dramas: 29809
  • Classical musicals: 32392
  • Classic thrillers: 46588
  • Classic war movies: 48744
  • Classic Westerns: 47465

Netflix codes for documentaries

Netflix has always tried to balance its offerings to appeal to both mass audiences and those looking to indulge in a little history, or learn something about the world around them. Finding a documentary that will engage your brain while providing plenty of entertainment is now that much easier.

  • Biographical documentaries: 3652
  • Crime documentaries: 9875
  • Historical documentaries: 5349
  • Military documentaries: 4006
  • Sports documentaries: 180
  • Music and concert documentaries: 90361
  • Travel and adventure documentaries: 1159
  • Political documentaries: 7018
  • Science and nature documentaries: 2595
  • Social and cultural documentaries: 3675
  • LGBTQ documentaries: 4720
  • Experimental movies: 11079

Netflix codes for sports movies

Whether it’s on a field, court, rink, or track, Netflix has an array of sports movies and TV shows that’ll please sports fans of all kinds.

  • Baseball movies: 12339
  • Basketball movies: 12762
  • Boxing movies: 12443
  • Football movies: 12803
  • Martial arts movies: 8985
  • Boxing and wrestling movies: 6695
  • Soccer movies: 12549
  • Sports and fitness: 9327
  • Sports comedies: 5286
  • Sports documentaries: 180
  • Sports dramas: 7243

Netflix codes for TV series

Gone are the days when you’d aimlessly flip through a cable TV grid hoping to catch something to watch before it ended—remember when shows aired at certain times on certain days? What was that about? Luckily, Netflix has a way to indulge TV fans with a wide range of offerings.

  • British TV shows: 52117
  • Classic TV shows: 46553
  • Crime TV shows: 26146
  • Cult TV shows: 74652
  • Food and travel TV: 72436
  • LGBTQ TV shows: 65263
  • Kids’ TV: 27346
  • Korean TV shows: 67879
  • Military TV shows: 25804
  • Miniseries: 4814
  • Reality TV: 9833
  • Science and nature TV shows: 52780
  • TV sci-fi and fantasy: 1372
  • TV action and adventure: 10673
  • TV comedies: 10375
  • TV docuseries: 10105
  • TV dramas: 11714
  • TV horror: 83059
  • TV mysteries: 4366
  • TV cartoons: 11177
  • Kids’ TV: 27346
  • Classic TV: 46553
  • Anime sci-fi: 2729
  • Anime horror: 10695
  • Anime fantasy: 11146
  • Anime features: 3063
  • Anime dramas: 452
  • Anime action: 2653
  • Anime series: 6721
  • Anime comedy: 9302

Netflix codes for international films

Streaming has made the world of entertainment much, much smaller. Now, people all over the world can share in both mass entertainment and smaller, niche programming—introducing one another to unique and amazing new works. You don’t need a passport, either (but you might need subtitles).

  • African: 3761
  • Asian action: 77232
  • Australian: 5230
  • Belgian: 262
  • British: 10757
  • Chinese: 3960
  • Dutch: 10606
  • Eastern European: 5254
  • French: 58807
  • German: 58886
  • Greek: 61115
  • Indian: 10463
  • Irish: 58750
  • Italian: 8221
  • Japanese: 10398
  • Korean: 5685
  • Latin American: 1613
  • Middle Eastern: 5875
  • New Zealand: 63782
  • Russian: 11567
  • Scandinavian: 9292
  • Southeast Asian: 9196
  • Spanish: 58741
  • Taiwanese: 434295
  • Turkish: 1133133

Netflix codes for holiday movies

Looking for a little Christmas cheer in the form of a funny Christmas movie? How about one of the best Halloween movies on Netflix? These Netflix secret codes make it easier to match your viewing with the holiday season, with quick access to family-friendly fare, international films, and cartoons.

  • Seasonal streamings: 81346420
  • British Christmas children and family films: 1527064
  • Canadian Christmas children and family films: 1721544
  • Christmas children and family films: 1474017
  • Christmas comedies: 1474015
  • Christmas for kids: 1726277
  • Christmas TV cartoons: 1395703
  • Christmas TV comedies: 1395700
  • European Christmas children and family films: 1527063
  • Feel-good Christmas children and family films: 1475066
  • Feel-good Christmas movies: 1418977
  • Family Halloween treats: 81346195
  • Halloween comedies: 81510605
  • Halloween favorites: 81336575

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