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Tips to browse Netflix hidden genres with secret codes

Netflix has long been the premium source for watching live-streaming movies and TV shows, while its recent expansion into 130 more countries has further propelled its popularity worldwide. With the company adding more first-party content to the service, it is only getting tedious to browse their sheer volume of content in a conventional way.

We have you covered with a handy-little trick that uses secret codes to unlock access to hidden genres in the sea of content spread across the Netflix catalogue. Although the trick is basically employed by Netflix's own engineers, it should come in handy for unearthing your favourite videos and TV shows across hidden genres.

Veteran users would notice that each URL for surfing the Netflix content on the browser ends with a number or a unique code, which points to the genre or category that you are browsing. For instance, you could change the default code with some specific number code to open up sub-genres that won't be normally accessible via the traditional menu systems.

If you are looking something specific to books, you may want to use the following URL: netflix.com/browse/genre/10056. On the contrary, you could use the following URLs for B-Horror and Action/Adventure movies respectively: netflix.com/browse/genre/8195 and netflix.com/browse/genre/1365.

Check out the full list of countries (in screenshot below) where the Netflix streaming service is now live:

Netflix supported regions across the world
Netflix supported regions across the world

Depending on your residing country or region, the availability or functionality of sub-genre codes might vary. Check out a few of those popular genres and their corresponding secret codes below:

Action and Adventure

  • 1365 = Action & Adventure
  • 77232 = Asian Action Movies
  • 46576 = Classic Action & Adventure
  • 43040 = Action Comedies
  • 43048 = Action Thrillers
  • 8985 = Martial Arts Movies
  • 2125 = Military Action & Adventure
  • 7442 = Adventures
  • 10118 = Comic Book and Superhero Movies
  • 7700 = Westerns
  • 10702 = Spy Action & Adventure
  • 9584 = Crime Action & Adventure
  • 11828 = Foreign Action & Adventure

Children and Family

  • 783 = Children & Family Movies
  • 6796 = Movies for ages 0 to 2
  • 6218 = Movies for ages 2 to 4
  • 5455 = Movies for ages 5 to 7
  • 561 = Movies for ages 8 to 10
  • 6962 = Movies for ages 11 to 12
  • 10659 = Education for Kids
  • 67673 = Disney
  • 10056 = Movies based on children's books
  • 51056 = Family Features
  • 11177 = TV Cartoons
  • 27346 = Kids' TV
  • 52843 = Kids Music
  • 5507 = Animal Tales

Classic Movies

  • 31574 = Classic Movies
  • 31694 = Classic Comedies
  • 29809 = Classic Dramas
  • 47147 = Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • 46588 = Classic Thrillers
  • 7687 = Film Noir
  • 48744 = Classic War Movies
  • 52858 = Epics
  • 32473 = Classic Foreign Movies
  • 53310 = Silent Movies
  • 47465 = Classic Westerns

Comedies

  • 6548 = Comedies
  • 869 = Dark Comedies
  • 4426 = Foreign Comedies
  • 1402 = Late Night Comedies
  • 26 = Mockumentaries
  • 2700 = Political Comedies
  • 9702 = Screwball Comedies
  • 5286 = Sports Comedies
  • 11559 = Stand-up Comedy
  • 3519 = Teen Comedies
  • 4922 = Satires
  • 5475 = Romantic Comedies
  • 10256 = Slapstick Comedies
  • 7627 = Cult Movies
  • 8195 = B-Horror Movies
  • 1252 = Campy Movies
  • 10944 = Cult Horror Movies
  • 4734 = Cult Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • 9434 = Cult Comedies
  • 4195 = Independent Comedies

Dramas

  • 5763 = Dramas
  • 3179 = Biographical Dramas
  • 29809 = Classic Dramas
  • 528582748 = Courtroom Dramas
  • 6889 = Crime Dramas
  • 4961 = Dramas based on Books
  • 3653 = Dramas based on real life
  • 6384 = Tearjerkers
  • 2150 = Foreign Dramas
  • 7243 = Sports Dramas
  • 500 = Gay & Lesbian Dramas
  • 384 = Independent Dramas
  • 9299 = Teen Dramas
  • 11 = Military Dramas
  • 12123 = Period Pieces
  • 6616 = Political Dramas
  • 1255 = Romantic Dramas
  • 5012 = Showbiz Dramas
  • 3947 = Social Issue Dramas
  • 26835 = Faith & Spirituality
  • 52804 = Faith & Spirituality Movies
  • 2760 = Spiritual Documentaries
  • 751423 = Kids Faith & Spirituality
  • 384 = Independent Dramas

Horror Movies

  • 8711 = Horror Movies
  • 8195 = B-Horror Movies
  • 6895 = Creature Features
  • 10944 = Cult Horror Movies
  • 45028 = Deep Sea Horror Movies
  • 8654 = Foreign Horror Movies
  • 89585 = Horror Comedy
  • 947 = Monster Movies
  • 8646 = Slasher and Serial Killer Movies
  • 42023 = Supernatural Horror Movies
  • 52147 = Teen Screams
  • 75804 = Vampire Horror Movies
  • 75930 = Werewolf Horror Movies
  • 75405 = Zombie Horror Movies
  • 6998 = Satanic Stories
  • 7077 = Independent Movies
  • 11079 = Experimental Movies
  • 11804 = Independent Action & Adventure
  • 3269 = Independent Thrillers
  • 9916 = Romantic Independent Movies

Romance

  • 8883 = Romantic Movies
  • 502675 = Romantic Favorites
  • 36103 = Quirky Romance
  • 9916 = Romantic Independent Movies
  • 7153 = Romantic Foreign Movies
  • 1255 = Romantic Dramas
  • 35800 = Steamy Romantic Movies
  • 31273 = Classic Romantic Movies
  • 5475 = Romantic Comedies

Sci-Fi and Fantasy

  • 1492 = Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • 1568 = Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • 3327 = Alien Sci-Fi
  • 47147 = Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • 4734 = Cult Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • 9744 = Fantasy Movies
  • 6926 = Sci-Fi Adventure
  • 3916 = Sci-Fi Dramas
  • 1694 = Sci-Fi Horror Movies
  • 11014 = Sci-Fi Thrillers
  • 6485 = Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Sports

  • 4370 = Sports Movies
  • 5286 = Sports Comedies
  • 180 = Sports Documentaries
  • 7243 = Sports Dramas
  • 12339 = Baseball Movies
  • 12803 = Football Movies
  • 12443 = Boxing Movies
  • 12549 = Soccer Movies
  • 6695 = Martial Arts, Boxing & Wrestling
  • 12762 = Basketball Movies
  • 9327 = Sports & Fitness

Thrillers

  • 8933 = Thrillers
  • 43048 = Action Thrillers
  • 46588 = Classic Thrillers
  • 10499 = Crime Thrillers
  • 10306 = Foreign Thrillers
  • 3269 = Independent Thrillers
  • 31851 = Gangster Movies
  • 5505 = Psychological Thrillers
  • 10504 = Political Thrillers
  • 9994 = Mysteries
  • 11014 = Sci-Fi Thrillers
  • 9147 = Spy Thrillers
  • 972 = Steamy Thrillers
  • 11140 = Supernatural Thrillers

TV Shows

  • 83 = TV Shows
  • 52117 = British TV Shows
  • 46553 = Classic TV Shows
  • 26146 = Crime TV Shows
  • 74652 = Cult TV Shows
  • 72436 = Food & Travel TV
  • 27346 = Kids' TV
  • 67879 = Korean TV Shows
  • 4814 = Miniseries
  • 25804 = Military TV Shows
  • 52780 = Science & Nature TV
  • 10673 = TV Action & Adventure
  • 10375 = TV Comedies
  • 10105 = TV Documentaries
  • 11714 = TV Dramas
  • 83059 = TV Horror
  • 4366 = TV Mysteries
  • 1372 = TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • 9833 = Reality TV
  • 60951 = Teen TV Shows

[Source: What's On Netflix]