Netflix Codes: Unlock new movies and shows with secret categories (2019)
Find everything from "adult animation" to "cerebral German-language movies"
If you’re in the mood to watch something outside of “Recently Added” or “Netflix Originals”, you should know about Netflix codes. These numerical codes narrow your search for new binge material to something like “Alien Sci-fi based on books” or “cerebral French-language crime dramas”.
There are literally thousands of these, which at first thought, is excessive. But can we really live in a world where there’s a Netflix that didn’t sort movies that are “witty comedies starring Cary Grant”?
Yep. Thought so.
In this guide, we’ll list all Netflix category codes to help you fish out movies and shows you might have had to dig for minutes on end through the platform’s increasingly tall pile of content.
What are Netflix codes?
Netflix codes are URL slugs used by Netflix to categorize their movie and television content. These are numerical combinations that let you choose from a specific collection of movies or TV shows.
For example, the Netflix code for “Teen Comedies” is 3519. If you want to search for that specific category, your URL should look like this:
Think of Netflix codes as IDs for each category. And as we’ve mentioned, they have thousands of these.
How to use Netflix codes (browser, apps)
To use a Netflix code, you will want to alter the below URL with the correct code you want to use. For this example, we’ll use “B-Horror Movies”.
From this URL:
You want to change it into:
The ‘8195’ in this example is the Netflix code, which tells Netflix that you want to go deep on schlocky, so-bad-it’s-good sort of horror movies.
Do note that country restrictions apply. Meaning, if you live somewhere outside the U.S., it will not show U.S.-exclusive content. Vice versa if you live in a country with certain exclusive titles.
Because these are URLs, it’s obviously going to work best if you watch Netflix from your browser. As for those of you who watch using the apps, we suggest you bookmark this article and simply click on the category you want to check out.
The full list of Netflix codes per genre (2019)
Below is the complete and updated list of Netflix codes available as of press time.