Secret Netflix codes allow you to unlock 'hidden' movies and TV shows

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Like everyone across the globe right now, I have been bingeing Harry and Meghan, the latest documentary released on Netflix, where the royal couple are sharing their story.

If your Netflix is anything like mine, then the documentary came straight up on the home page - or if not you could quickly head to the new releases section to find it.

However, choosing what to watch isn’t always that easy.

We’ve all spent hours scrolling through the different categories of Netflix trying to choose what we want to watch.

But, did you know there is an easier and much quicker method of seeing all that the streaming platform has to offer?

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Credit: True Images / Alamy

So, if you want to find a genre completely new to you or something really specific, then you can actually use one of Netflix’s category codes to find your chosen genre and reveal a host of shows and movies previously "hidden" from your home screen. (Seriously, I was starting to think Netflix was just Harry and Meghan and things I'd already watched.)

Here’s how it works:

Enter the following URL into your web browser: http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/

Then before clicking enter, you need to add whichever category code you are feeling to the end of the URL.

Remember though, this hack only works on a PC/ laptop where you can visit the website, and would not work on the app, such as on tablets or Smart TV devices.

Now save this list as we provide you with a range of the unique category codes for your viewing pleasure:

Action and Adventure: 1365
Action Comedies: 43040
Action Sci-Fi and Fantasy: 1568
Action Thrillers: 43048
Adult Animation: 11881
Adventures: 7442
African Movies: 3761
Alien Sci-Fi: 3327
Animal Tales: 5507

With anime being such a popular genre, fans can make their search even quicker with sub-genres:

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 Docs: 3652
Biographical Dramas: 3179
Boxing Movies: 12443
British Movies: 10757
British TV Shows: 52117
Campy Movies: 1252
Children and Family Movies: 783
Chinese Movies: 3960

Everyone loves a classic, with favorites such as Pulp Fiction, Annie, or The Karate Kid available.

Classic Action and 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 and Fantasy: 47147
Classic Thrillers: 46588
Classic TV Shows: 46553
Classic War Movies: 48744
Classic Westerns: 47465

Comedies: 6548
Comic Book and Superhero: 10118
Country and Western/Folk: 1105
Courtroom Dramas: 2748
Creature Features: 6895
Crime Action and 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 and Fantasy: 4734
Cult TV Shows: 74652
Dark Comedies: 869
Deep Sea Horror Movies: 45028

Forget Disney+, Netflix has a couple of titles to keep you entertained.

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
Epics: 52858
Experimental Movies: 11079
Faith and Spirituality: 26835
Faith and Spirituality Movies: 52804
Family Features: 51056
Fantasy Movies: 9744
Film Noir: 7687
Food and Travel TV: 72436
Football Movies: 12803
French Movies: 58807
Gangster Movies: 31851
Gay and Lesbian Dramas: 500
German Movies: 58886
Greek Movies: 61115
Historical Documentaries: 5349
Horror Comedy: 89585
Horror Movies: 8711
Independent Action and 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 and Easy Listening: 10271

Here’s some for the kids.

Kids Education: 10659
Kids Faith and 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 and Wrestling: 6695
Middle Eastern Movies: 5875
Military Action and 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
Music and 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 and Pop Concerts: 3278

One of the most popular genres, who doesn’t love a feel-good romantic movie?

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 and Fantasy: 1492
Sci-Fi Adventure: 6926
Sci-Fi Dramas: 3916
Sci-Fi Horror Movies: 1694
Sci-Fi Thrillers: 11014
Science and Nature Documentaries: 2595
Science and 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 and Cultural Documentaries: 3675
Social Issue Dramas: 3947
Southeast Asian Movies: 9196
Spanish Movies: 58741
Spiritual Documentaries: 2760

Get the low-down on anything from FIFA to Formula 1.

Sports and Fitness: 9327
Sports Comedies: 5286
Sports Documentaries: 180
Sports Dramas: 7243
Sports Movies: 4370

Spy Action and 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 and Adventure Documentaries: 1159

If you know you want to watch a TV series in particular, here are the direct TV codes.

TV Action and Adventure: 10673
TV Cartoons: 11177
TV Comedies: 10375
TV Documentaries: 10105
TV Dramas: 11714
TV Horror: 83059
TV Mysteries: 4366
TV Sci-Fi and Fantasy: 1372
TV Shows: 83

Urban and Dance Concerts: 9472
Vampire Horror Movies: 75804
Werewolf Horror Movies: 75930
Westerns: 7700
World Music Concerts: 2856
Zombie Horror Movies: 75405

Netflix also has super niche codes and codes are constantly being added and changed.

So, if you’re currently in the festive mood, try code 2300975, for a Christmas surprise…

Featured image credit: True Images / Alamy

Secret Netflix codes allow you to unlock 'hidden' movies and TV shows

vt-author-image

By VT

Article saved!Article saved!

Like everyone across the globe right now, I have been bingeing Harry and Meghan, the latest documentary released on Netflix, where the royal couple are sharing their story.

If your Netflix is anything like mine, then the documentary came straight up on the home page - or if not you could quickly head to the new releases section to find it.

However, choosing what to watch isn’t always that easy.

We’ve all spent hours scrolling through the different categories of Netflix trying to choose what we want to watch.

But, did you know there is an easier and much quicker method of seeing all that the streaming platform has to offer?

size-large wp-image-1263152124
Credit: True Images / Alamy

So, if you want to find a genre completely new to you or something really specific, then you can actually use one of Netflix’s category codes to find your chosen genre and reveal a host of shows and movies previously "hidden" from your home screen. (Seriously, I was starting to think Netflix was just Harry and Meghan and things I'd already watched.)

Here’s how it works:

Enter the following URL into your web browser: http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/

Then before clicking enter, you need to add whichever category code you are feeling to the end of the URL.

Remember though, this hack only works on a PC/ laptop where you can visit the website, and would not work on the app, such as on tablets or Smart TV devices.

Now save this list as we provide you with a range of the unique category codes for your viewing pleasure:

Action and Adventure: 1365
Action Comedies: 43040
Action Sci-Fi and Fantasy: 1568
Action Thrillers: 43048
Adult Animation: 11881
Adventures: 7442
African Movies: 3761
Alien Sci-Fi: 3327
Animal Tales: 5507

With anime being such a popular genre, fans can make their search even quicker with sub-genres:

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 Docs: 3652
Biographical Dramas: 3179
Boxing Movies: 12443
British Movies: 10757
British TV Shows: 52117
Campy Movies: 1252
Children and Family Movies: 783
Chinese Movies: 3960

Everyone loves a classic, with favorites such as Pulp Fiction, Annie, or The Karate Kid available.

Classic Action and 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 and Fantasy: 47147
Classic Thrillers: 46588
Classic TV Shows: 46553
Classic War Movies: 48744
Classic Westerns: 47465

Comedies: 6548
Comic Book and Superhero: 10118
Country and Western/Folk: 1105
Courtroom Dramas: 2748
Creature Features: 6895
Crime Action and 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 and Fantasy: 4734
Cult TV Shows: 74652
Dark Comedies: 869
Deep Sea Horror Movies: 45028

Forget Disney+, Netflix has a couple of titles to keep you entertained.

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
Epics: 52858
Experimental Movies: 11079
Faith and Spirituality: 26835
Faith and Spirituality Movies: 52804
Family Features: 51056
Fantasy Movies: 9744
Film Noir: 7687
Food and Travel TV: 72436
Football Movies: 12803
French Movies: 58807
Gangster Movies: 31851
Gay and Lesbian Dramas: 500
German Movies: 58886
Greek Movies: 61115
Historical Documentaries: 5349
Horror Comedy: 89585
Horror Movies: 8711
Independent Action and 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 and Easy Listening: 10271

Here’s some for the kids.

Kids Education: 10659
Kids Faith and 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 and Wrestling: 6695
Middle Eastern Movies: 5875
Military Action and 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
Music and 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 and Pop Concerts: 3278

One of the most popular genres, who doesn’t love a feel-good romantic movie?

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 and Fantasy: 1492
Sci-Fi Adventure: 6926
Sci-Fi Dramas: 3916
Sci-Fi Horror Movies: 1694
Sci-Fi Thrillers: 11014
Science and Nature Documentaries: 2595
Science and 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 and Cultural Documentaries: 3675
Social Issue Dramas: 3947
Southeast Asian Movies: 9196
Spanish Movies: 58741
Spiritual Documentaries: 2760

Get the low-down on anything from FIFA to Formula 1.

Sports and Fitness: 9327
Sports Comedies: 5286
Sports Documentaries: 180
Sports Dramas: 7243
Sports Movies: 4370

Spy Action and 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 and Adventure Documentaries: 1159

If you know you want to watch a TV series in particular, here are the direct TV codes.

TV Action and Adventure: 10673
TV Cartoons: 11177
TV Comedies: 10375
TV Documentaries: 10105
TV Dramas: 11714
TV Horror: 83059
TV Mysteries: 4366
TV Sci-Fi and Fantasy: 1372
TV Shows: 83

Urban and Dance Concerts: 9472
Vampire Horror Movies: 75804
Werewolf Horror Movies: 75930
Westerns: 7700
World Music Concerts: 2856
Zombie Horror Movies: 75405

Netflix also has super niche codes and codes are constantly being added and changed.

So, if you’re currently in the festive mood, try code 2300975, for a Christmas surprise…

Featured image credit: True Images / Alamy