Netflix secret codes: access hidden content

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Are you addicted to Netflix? Learn how to use secret codes to discover hidden categories and access an even larger catalog of films and series than the one presented by default by the video platform.

Even if you are not a Netflix subscriber, you probably know that the streaming platform offers a very wide choice of videos, with a regularly updated catalog of some 4 content, of all types (films, series, cartoons and documentaries). Enough to satisfy, in principle, telephages, cinephiles and other followers of binge watching, this very fashionable practice which consists in linking episodes and programs during marathon evenings. 




The choice is such that it becomes embarrassing, to the point that it is sometimes difficult to find something to watch. In fact, on its home page, Netflix limits its recommendations to current trends, the latest releases or proposals established according to the profile of each user. Of course, the platform has a search engine to explore its catalog, and there are several sites and specialized tools to help the curious and the undecided find their happiness with finer criteria. Thus, Flixable lists all the content according to its genre, its date of addition or the languages 鈥嬧媔n which it is available. The site even maintains a list of content that will soon be deprogrammed on the platform! Available both on the Web and as a mobile app, JustWatch also devotes a category to Netflix content, classified by genre, year of release or age of audience. A direct link even allows you to view the content directly on Netflix (to find out more about this great tool which also works with other services, see our practical sheet Finding movies and series in streaming with JustWatch)




But there is still better! Thanks to secret codes, you can very easily go beyond the selections offered by Netflix and explore the catalog more widely by accessing hidden categories. An excellent way to make discoveries and unearth nuggets, especially since this function - obviously free - is accessible to all subscribers. The only constraint: since you have to type in a URL (a web address), this exploration method is mainly intended for those who watch Netflix through an Internet browser. However, by doing research on a computer, you will easily find the results on your profile, when you return to your TV!

How to use category secret codes on the Netflix site?

Secret codes for accessing Netflix's multiple hidden categories are easy to use on a computer, accessing the platform through a web browser.

  • Open your usual web browser and sign in to your Netflix account. 
  • Once logged in, click in the address bar of the browser and type the URL www.netflix.com/browse/genre/XXXXX, where XXXXX represents a numeric code corresponding to a category (see list below). For example, www.netflix.com/browse/genre/10118 for access to comic book and superhero movies, www.netflix.com/browse/genre/5475 for romantic comedies or www.netflix.com/browse/ genre / 67879 for Korean series.
  • Confirm with the Enter key on the keyboard. Netflix directly displays the contents of the selected category!

How to find the secret codes of Netflix categories?

There are hundreds of codes for Netflix. Some correspond to major thematic categories (Action and Adventures, Cartoons, etc.), others to sub-categories. Netflix does not indicate them and it is obviously impossible to memorize them all, especially since they do not obey any apparent logic. Fortunately, there are specialized sites (in English) that list them, such as Finder, which lists over 27 categories with filters by genre or year, or Ogres-Crypt, which provides an alphabetical list with direct links. To help you in your research, here is a (small) selection of categories, with codes and direct links.





TV series (83)
  British TV Shows (52117)
  Classic TV Shows (46553)
  Police broadcasts (26146)
  Cult TV Shows (74652)
  Gastronomic and tourist television (72436)
  Children's TV (27346)
  Korean TV Shows (67879)
  Miniseries (4814)
  Military TV Shows (25804)
  Science and nature television (52780)
  Action TV & Adventure (10673)
  TV Comedies (10375)
  TV Documentaries (10105)
  TV Dramas (11714)
  TV Horror (83059)
  Mysteries TV (4366)
  Sci-Fi & Fantasy TV (1372)
  Reality (9833)
  Teen TV Shows (60951)

Action & Adventure (1365)
  Asian Action Movies (77232)
  Classic Action & Adventure (46576)
  Action Comedies (43040)
  Thrillers d'action (43048)
  Adventures (7442)
  Comic Book & Superhero Movies (10118)
  Westerns (7700)
  Spy Action & Adventure (10702)
  Criminal Action & Adventure (9584)
  Action & Adventure Abroad (11828)
  Martial Arts Movies (8985)
  Military Action & Adventure (2125)

Thrillers (8933)
  Thrillers d'action (43048)
  Classic Thrillers (46588)
  Criminal 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)
  Thrillers torrides (972)
  Supernatural Thrillers (11140)

Animation (7424)
  Adult entertainment (11881)
  Action d'Anime (2653)
  Animated Comedies (9302)
  Anime Drama (452)
  Anime Features (3063)
  Anime Science-fiction (2729)
  Anime Horror (10695)
  Anime Fantasy (11146)
  Anime Series (6721)

Children & Family Movies (783)
  Movies for ages 0 to 2 (6796)
  Movies for 2-4 years (6218)
  Movies for 5-7 years (5455)
  Movies for 8-10 years (561)
  Movies for ages 11 to 12 (6962)
  Children's education (10659)
  Disney (67673)
  Movies based on children's books (10056)
  Family Features (51056)
  TV Cartoons (11177)
  Children's TV (27346)
  Children's Music (52843)
  Animal tales (5507)

Romance (8883)
  Romantic Classics (502675)
  Quirky Romance (36103)
  Independent Romantic Movies (9916)
  Foreign Romantic Movies (7153)
  Romantic Dramas (1255)
  Steamy Romantic Movies (35800)
  Classic Romantic Movies (31273)
  Romantic comedies (5475)

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

Comedies (6548)
  Dark Comedies (869)
  Foreign comedies (4426)
  Late Night Comedy (1402)
  Fake documentaries (26)
  Political Comedies (2700)
  Screwball Comedies (9702)
  Sports Comedies (5286)
  Com茅die stand-up (11559)
  Comedies for Teens (3519)
  Satires (4922)
  Romantic comedies (5475)
  Burlesque comedies (10256)

Cult Movies (7627)
  Horror Movies B (8195)
  Movies the campaign (1252)
  Cult Horror Movies (10944)
  Cult Sci-Fi & Fantasy (4734)
  Cult Comedies (9434)

Documentaries (6839)
  Biographical Documentaries (3652)
  Crime Documentaries (9875)
  Foreign documentaries (5161)
  Historical Documentaries (5349)
  Military Documentaries (4006)
  Sports documentaries (180)
  Music and concert documentaries (90361)
  Travel & Adventure Documentaries (1159)
  Political Documentaries (7018)
  Religious documentaries (10005)
  Science & Nature Documentaries (2595)
  Social and cultural documentaries (3675)

Dramas (5763)
  Biographical Dramas (3179)
  Classic Dramas (29809)
  Audience Dramas (528582748)
  Police drama (6889)
  Dramas Based on Books (4961)
  Real Life Dramas (3653)
  Tearjerkers (6384)
  Foreign Dramas (2150)
  Sports dramas (7243)
  Gay and lesbian dramas (500)
  Independent drama (384)
  Teen Dramas (9299)
  Military Dramas (11)
  Period pieces (12123)
  Political Dramas (6616)
  Romantic Dramas (1255)
  Showbiz Dramas (5012)
  Social dramas (3947)

Faith and Spirituality (26835)
  Faith & Spirituality Movies (52804)
  Spiritual Documentaries (2760)
  Children's Faith and Spirituality (751423)

Foreign Movies (7462)
  Art House Movies (29764)
  Action & Adventure Abroad (11828)
  Classic Foreign Movies (32473)
  Foreign comedies (4426)
  Foreign documentaries (5161)
  Foreign Dramas (2150)
  Foreign gay and lesbian movies (8243)
  Foreign Horror Movies (8654)
  Alien Sci-Fi & Fantasy (6485)
  Foreign Thrillers (10306)
  Foreign Romantic Movies (7153)
  African Movies (3761)
  Australian Movies (5230)
  Belgian Movies (262)
  Korean Movies (5685)
  Latin American Movies (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)

Horror Movies (8711)
  Horror Movies B (8195)
  Creature Traits (6895)
  Cult Horror Movies (10944)
  Horror Movies on the High Seas (45028)
  Foreign Horror Movies (8654)
  Horror Comedy (89585)
  Monster Movies (947)
  Films Slasher et Serial Killer (8646)
  Supernatural Horror Movies (42023)
  Teen Screams (52147)
  Vampire Horror Movies (75804)
  Werewolf Horror Movies (75930)
  Zombie Horror Movies (75405)
  Satanic Stories (6998)

Independent Movies (7077)
  Experimental films (11079)
  Independent Action & Adventure (11804)
  Independent Thrillers (3269)
  Independent Romantic Movies (9916)
  Independent Comedies (4195)
  Independent drama (384)

Music (1701)
  Children's Music (52843)
  Country et western / folk (1105)
  Jazz and easy listening (10271)
  Latin Music (10741)
  Urban and dance concerts (9472)
  World Music Concerts (2856)
  Rock and Pop Concerts (3278)

Musicals (13335)
  Classic Musicals (32392)
  Disney Musicals (59433)
  Showbiz Musicals (13573)
  Stage Musicals (55774)

Science Fiction and Fantasy (1492)
  Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy (1568)
  Science-fiction extraterrestre (3327)
  Classic & Fantasy Sci-Fi (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)
  Alien Sci-Fi & Fantasy (6485)

Sports Movies (4370)
  Sports Comedies (5286)
  Sports documentaries (180)
  Sports dramas (7243)
  Baseball Movies (12339)
  Soccer Movies (12803)
  Boxing M10499ovies (12443)
  Soccer Movies (12549)
  Martial Arts, Boxing & Wrestling (6695)
  Basketball Movies (12762)
  Sports & Fitness (9327)

Gay & Lesbian Movies (5977)
  Gay and lesbian comedies (7120)
  Gay and lesbian dramas (500)
  Gay and lesbian romantic movies (3329)
  Foreign gay and lesbian movies (8243)
  Gay & Lesbian Documentaries (4720)
  Gay & Lesbian TV Shows (65263)
Netflix secret codes: access hidden content

Summary Enter a secret code Find the secret codes Even if you are not subscribed to Netflix, you probably know that the streaming platform offers a very wide choice of videos, with a catalog regularly ...





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