Eve Simmons | Contributing Writer | Tuesday, 12 January 2016

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Here’s How To Unlock Netflix's Secret Movie & TV Categories

The Debrief: There’s a new way to unlock unseen genres on Netflix and we’ve got the deets

Ah, the familiar nightly Netflix battle. Either you’re trawling through the ‘documentaries’ category in desperate search of something you haven’t seen yet that will make you sound smart, or your bickering with your flatmate over their How I Met Your Mother obsession, and next thing you know, it’s 10pm and all you’ve achieved is a heated argument about Angelina Jolie’s humanitarian credentials and the ingestion of about a kilo of cashew nuts. 

But don’t fret! You WILL enjoy Netflix again and here’s a useful unlocking code to speed up your decision process. 

Netflix’s algorithm is designed in a way that only provides you with options based on what they think you might like to watch, thus denying you some serious slasher movie gold. There are more than 76,000 categories of all the TV shows and movies available on the Netflix database. Each genre is identified by a specific URL code, for example, ‘www.netflix.com/browse/genre/1366’.

A clever, internet-savvy kid has figured out that if you play around with the numbers at the end of the URL, you’re able to unlock thousands of extra sub-genres that you never even knew existed.  For instance, ID 855 unlocks the much sought after category, Feel-Good Sports Movies For Ages 8-10.

It’s probably best for those with very, very, very specific tastes, but if you have a play around, you’re bound to find something that pleases everyone. 

Whether Kids Faith & Spirituality is your bag, or you’re more of an Action & Adventure Based on a Book from the 1970s’ kinda gal, punch in your magic numbers and GO WILD. Although, you do have to be a Netflix subscriber to partake (or steal your housemate’s login details).

Here are all of the ‘secret’ genres and their corresponding codes:

 

Action & Adventure

Astion Action Movies (77232)

Classic Action 7 Adventure (46576)

Action Comedies (43040)

Action Thrillers (43048)

Adventures (7442)

Comic Book and Superhero Movies (10118)

Westerns (7700)

Spy Action & Adventure (10702)

Crime Action & Adventure (9584)

Foreign Action 7 Adventure (11828)

Martial Arts Movies (8985)

Military Action & Adventure (2125)

Anime

Adult Animation (11881)

Anime Action (2653)

Anime Comedies (9302)

Anime Dramas (452)

Anime Features (3063)

Anime Sci-Fi (2729)

Anime Horror (10695)

Anime Fantasy (11146)

Anime Series (6721)

Children & Family Movies

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)

Education for Kids (10659)

Disney (67673)

Movies Based On Children's Books (10056)

Family Features (51056)

TV Cartoons (11177)

Kids' TV (27346)

Kids' Music (52843)

Animal Tales (5507)

Classic Movies

Classic Comedies (31694)

Classic Dramas (29809)

Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy (47147)

Classic Thrillers (46588)

Film Noir (7687)

Classic War Movies (48744)

Epics (52858)

Classic Foreign Movies (32473)

Silent Movies (53310)

Classic Westerns (47465)

Comedies

Dark Comedies (869)

Foreign Comedies (4426)

Late Night Comedies (1402)

Mockumentarise (26)

Political Comedies (2700)

Screwball Comoedies (9702)

Sports Comedies (5286)

Stand-Up Comedy (11559)

Teen Comedies (3519)

Saties (4922)

Romantic Comedies (5475)

Slapstick Comedies (10256)

Cult Movies

B-Horror Movies (8195)

Campy Movies (1252)

Cult Horror Movies (10944)

Cult Sci-Fi & Fantasy (4734)

Cult Comedies (9434)

Documentaries

Biographical Documentaries (3652)

Crime Documentaries (9875)

Foreign Documentaries (5161)

Historical Documentaries (5349)

Military Documentaries (4006)

Sports Documentaries (180)

Music & Concert Documentaries (90361)

Travel & Adventure Documentaries (1159)

Political Documentaries (7018)

Religious Documentaries (10005)

Science & Nature Documentaries (2595)

Social & Cultural Documentaries (3675)

Dramas

Biological Dramas (3179)

Classic Dramas (29809)

Courtroom Dramas (528582748)

Crime Dramas (6889)

Dramas Based on Books (4961)

Dramas Based on Real Life (3653)

Tearjerkers (6384)

Foreign Dramas (2150)

Sports Dramas (7243)

Gay & Lesbian 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)

Faith & Spirituality

Faith & Spirituality Movies (52804)

Spiritual Documentaries (2760)

Kids Faith & Spirituality (751423)

Foreign Movies

Art House Movies (29764)

Foreign Action & Adventure (11828)

Classic Foreign Movies (32473)

Foreign Comedies (4426)

Foreign Documentaries (5161)

Foreign Dramas (2150)

Foreign Gay & Lesbian Movies (8243)

Foreign Horror Movies (8654)

Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy (6485)

Foreign Thrillers (10306)

Romantic Foreign Movies (7153)

African Movies (3761)

Australian Movies (5230)

Belgian Movies (262)

Korean Movies (5685)

Latin American Mvies (1613)

Middle Eastern Movies (5875)

New Zealand Movies (63782)

Russian (11567)

Scandinavian Movies (9292)

Southeast Asian Movies (9196)

Spanish Movies (58741)

Greek Movies (61115)

German Movies (58886)

French Movies (58807)

Eastern European Movies (5254)

Dutch Movies (10606)

Irish Movies (58750)

Japanese Movies (10398)

Italian Movies (8221)

Indian Movies (10463)

Chinese Movies (3960)

British Movies (10757)

Gay & Lesbian Movies

Gay & Lesbian Comedies (7120)

Gay & Lesbian Dramas (500)

Romantic Gay & Lesbian Movies (3329)

Foreign Gay & Lesbian Movies (8243)

Gay & Lesbian Documentaries (4720)

Gay & Lesbian TV Shows (65263)

Horror Movies

Creature Features (6895)

Cult Horror Movies (10944)

Deep Sea Horror Movies (45028)

Foreign Horror Movies (8654)

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 (75404)

Satanic Stories (6998)

Independent Movies

Experimental Movies (11079)

Independent Action & Adventure (11804)

Independent Thrillers (3269)

Romantic Independent Movies (9916)

Independent Comedies (4195) 

Independent Draas (384)

Music

Kids Music (52843)

Country & Western/Folk (1105)

Jazz & Easy Listening (10271)

Latin Music (10741)

Urban & Dance Concerts (9472)

World Music Concerts (2856)

Rock & Pop Concerts (3278)

Musicals (13335)

Classic Musicals (32392)

Disney Musicals (59433)

Showbiz Musicals (13573)

Stage Musicals (55774)

Romantic Movies

Romantic Favourites (502675)

Quirky Romance (36103)

Romantic Independent Movies (9916)

Romantic Foreign Movies (7153)

Romantic Dramas (1255)

Steamy Romantic Movies (35800)

Classic Romantic Movies (31273)

Romantic Comedies (5475)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy (1568)

Alien Sci-Fi (3327)

Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy (47147)

Cult Sci-Fi & Fantasy (4734) 

Fantasy Movies (9744)

Sci-Fi Adventure (6926)

Sci-Fi Dramas (3916)

Sci-Fi Horror Movies (1694)

Sci-Fi Thrillers (11014)

Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy (6485)

Sports Movies

Sports Comedies (5286)

Sports Documentaries (180)

Sports Dramas (7243)

Baseball Movies (12339)

Football Movies (12803)

Boxing Movies (12443)

Soccer Movies (12549)

Martial Arts, Boxing & Wrestling (6695)

Basketball Movies (12762)

Sports & Fitness (9327)

Thrillers

Action Thrillers (43048)

Classic Thrillers (46588)

Crime Thrillers (10499)

Foreign Thrillers (10306)

Independent Thrillers (3269)

Gangster Movies (31851)

Psychological Thrillers (5505)

Political Thrillers (10504

Mysteries (9994)

Sci-Fi Thrillers (11014)

Spy Thrillers (9147)

Steamy Thrillers (972)

Supernatural Thrillers (11140)

TV Shows

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)

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)

Reality TV (9833)

Teen TV Shows (60951)

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