Netflix Has A Ton Of Secret Movie Categories And Here’s How To Access Them

Let’s face it, it can be pretty overwhelming to sort through the vast number of movies and TV shows available for streaming on Netflix. While there is a lot of great stuff available, there are also a lot of movies and TV shows that a person should never spend time watching.

The good news is that Netflix has a secret master list of categories that are much more niche-focused than the big buckets like action, drama or documentaries.

How To Watch

As first discovered by What’s On Netflix, there is a way to access all these hidden categories to help you figure out what to watch. You will have to watch via a browser on your computer, as you need to type in the codes in the address bar.

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Step 1: Enter This URL

Using your browser, go to the url below and swap out the ### with one of the codes from the list below:

http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/###

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For example, 25804 is code for military TV shows.  So just go to http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/25804 and you will get a list of all the TV shows that fall under that category. (Note: You will have to sign into your account to access these.)

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Some Interesting Categories

Some of the more interesting and useful categories I found are Zombie Horror Movies: 75405, Quirky Romance: 36103, Dark Comedies: 869, Disney: 67673, Political Thrillers: 10504, and TV Comedies: 10375.

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Easily Find Movies For Kids By Age

They even have categories broken out for children based upon age:

Movies for ages 0 to 2: 6796
Movies for ages 3 to 4: 6218
Movies for ages 5 to 7: 5455
Movies for ages 8 to 10: 561
Movies for ages 11 to 12: 6962

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Netflix Category Codes

Here’s a list of codes, so you can search to your heart’s content! Note that they have changed over time, based on current events and viewing trends, so these may not be complete.

A

Action & Adventure: 1365
Action Comedies: 43040
Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy: 1568
Action Thrillers: 43048
Adult Animation: 11881
Adventures: 7442
African Movies: 3761
Alien Sci-Fi: 3327
Animal Tales: 5507
Anime: 7424
Anime Action: 2653
Anime Comedies: 9302
Anime Dramas: 452
Anime Fantasy: 11146
Anime Movies: 3063
Anime Horror: 10695
Anime Sci-Fi: 2729
Anime Series: 6721
Art House Movies: 29764
Asian Action Movies: 77232
Australian Movies: 5230

You can see filtering to the Adventures category brings up New Releases like “Black Panther” as well older classics like “Armageddon.”

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B

B-Horror Movies: 8195
Baseball Movies: 12339
Basketball Movies: 12762
Belgian Movies: 262
Biographical Documentaries: 3652
Biographical Dramas: 3179
Black Behind the Camera: 81240784
Black Comedy Icons: 81240749
Black Hidden Gems: 81240748
Black History Is American History: 81244298
Black Lives Matter: 81299227
Black Music Legends: 81240727
Black Sitcoms: 81416282
Black Stories for Families: 81307031
Boxing Movies: 12443
British Movies: 10757
British TV Shows: 52117

In the mood for a boxing movie? This code will help you find it.

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C

Campy Movies: 1252
Children & Family Movies: 783
Chinese Movies: 3960
Classic Action & Adventure: 46576
Classic Comedies: 31694
Classic Dramas: 29809
Classic Movies: 31574
Classic Musicals: 32392
Classic Romantic Movies: 31273
Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy: 47147
Classic Thrillers: 46588
Classic TV Shows: 46553
Classic War Movies: 48744
Classic Westerns: 47465
Comedies: 6548
Comic Book and Superhero Movies: 10118
Country & Western/Folk: 1105
Courtroom Dramas: 2748
Creature Features: 6895
Crime Action & Adventure: 9584
Crime Documentaries: 9875
Crime Dramas: 6889
Crime Movies: 5824
Crime Thrillers: 10499
Crime TV Shows: 26146
Cult Comedies: 9434
Cult Horror Movies: 10944
Cult Movies: 7627
Cult Sci-Fi & Fantasy: 4734
Cult TV Shows: 74652

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D

Dark Comedies: 869
Deep Sea Horror Movies: 45028
Disney: 67673
Disney Musicals: 59433
Documentaries: 6839
Docuseries: 10105
Dramas: 5763
Dramas Based on Books: 4961
Dramas Based on Real Life: 3653
Dutch Movies: 10606

It can be hard to find which Disney films Netflix is currently offering, but not when you have this code!

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E

Eastern European Movies: 5254
Education for Kids: 10659
Epics: 52858
European Historical Dramas: 776569
European Movies & TV: 109012
Experimental Movies: 11079

Because you know you’ve wanted to search “Epics” before but never known how…

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F

Faith & Spirituality: 26835
Faith & Spirituality Movies: 52804
Family Features: 51056
Fantasy Movies: 9744
Film Noir: 7687
Food & Travel TV: 72436
Football Movies: 12803
French Movies: 58807

Voila! Here’s your current offering of fantasy films.

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G

Gangster Movies: 31851
German Movies: 58886
Greek Movies: 61115

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H

Historical Documentaries: 5349
Horror Comedy: 89585
Horror Movies: 8711

We’ve also gone through to pull out the best horror films looking in Netflix’s secret horror subcategories. Find out the freakiest films in the Cult Horror, B-Horror and other subcategories.

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I

Image Awards Nominees: 2867322
Independent Action & Adventure: 11804
Independent Comedies: 4195
Independent Dramas: 384
Independent Movies: 7077
Independent Thrillers: 3269
Indian Movies: 10463
International Movies: 78367
Irish Movies & TV: 107566
Italian Movies: 8221

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J

Japanese Movies: 10398
Jazz & Easy Listening: 10271

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K

Kids Faith & Spirituality: 751423
Kids Music: 52843
Kids’ TV: 27346
Korean Movies: 5685
Korean TV Shows: 67879

Attention, parents! You’ll probably want to sear the code for kids’ TV shows into your memory. Forever and ever.

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L

Late Night Comedies: 1402
Latin American Movies: 1613
Latin Music: 10741
LGBTQ Dramas: 500
Love Hurts: 2708690

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M

Martial Arts Movies: 8985
Martial Arts, Boxing & Wrestling: 6695
Middle Eastern Movies: 5875
Military Action & 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
Movies for ages 0 to 2: 6796
Movies for ages 3 to 4: 6218
Movies for ages 5 to 7: 5455
Movies for ages 8 to 10: 561
Movies for ages 11 to 12: 6962
Music & Concert Documentaries: 90361
Music: 1701
Musicals: 13335
Mysteries: 9994

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N

New Zealand Movies: 63782

You just never know when you’ll need to search for New Zealand-specific films!

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P

Period Pieces: 12123
Political Comedies: 2700
Political Documentaries: 7018
Political Dramas: 6616
Political Thrillers: 10504
Psychological Thrillers: 5505

Looking for political comedies? Check.

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Q

Quirky Romance: 36103

Netflix offers some of the best romantic comedies of all time on its platform, including everyone’s favorite subgenre of quirky romcoms.

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R

Reality TV: 9833
Romantic Comedies: 5475
Romantic Dramas: 1255
Romantic Favorites: 502675
Romantic Independent Movies: 9916
Romantic Movies: 8883
Russian: 11567

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S

Satanic Stories: 6998
Satires: 4922
Scandinavian Movies: 9292
Sci-Fi & Fantasy: 1492
Sci-Fi Adventure: 6926
Sci-Fi Dramas: 3916
Sci-Fi Horror Movies: 1694
Sci-Fi Thrillers: 11014
Science & Nature Docs: 2595
Science & Nature TV: 52780
Screwball Comedies: 9702
Showbiz Dramas: 5012
Showbiz Musicals: 13573
Silent Movies: 53310
Slapstick Comedies: 10256
Slasher & Serial Killer Movies: 8646
Soccer Movies: 12549
Social & Cultural Docs: 3675
Social Issue Dramas: 3947
Southeast Asian Movies: 9196
Spanish Movies: 58741
Spiritual Documentaries: 2760
Sports & Fitness: 9327
Sports Comedies: 5286
Sports Documentaries: 180
Sports Dramas: 7243
Sports Movies: 4370
Spy Action & Adventure: 10702
Spy Thrillers: 9147
Stage Musicals: 55774
Stand-up Comedy: 11559
Steamy Romantic Movies: 35800
Steamy Thrillers: 972
Stories from Africa: 81306281
Stories from the African Diaspora: 81309591
Strong Black Lead: 2787612
Supernatural Horror Movies: 42023
Supernatural Thrillers: 11140

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T

Tearjerkers: 6384
Teen Comedies: 3519
Teen Dramas: 9299
Teen Screams: 52147
Teen TV Shows: 60951
Thrillers: 8933
Thrillers based on real life: 159
Travel & Adventure Documentaries: 1159
TV Action & Adventure: 10673
TV Cartoons: 11177
TV Comedies: 10375
TV Dramas: 11714
TV Horror: 83059
TV Mysteries: 4366
TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy: 1372
TV Shows: 83

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U-Z

Urban & Dance Concerts: 9472

Vampire Horror Movies: 75804

Werewolf Horror Movies: 75930
Westerns: 7700
World Music Concerts: 2856

Zombie Horror Movies: 75405

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Now It’s Time To Make Popcorn

RELATED: Now that you’ve found a movie to watch, sit back and relax with a delicious bowl of homemade popcorn: