Netflix genre codes: How to find Netflix’s hidden categories

We all love Netflix, but it’s very easy to spend hours scrolling around its menus, only to see the same old recommended movies or original TV shows. Sometimes, you want to try something new, and the best thing for that is to use Netflix’s hidden genre codes. The genre codes are strings of numbers for every imaginable genre of film or TV, that’ll help you easily refine your search.

Each code may look like a random collection of numbers, but when you add them into Netflix’s URL, they become the keys to the kingdom for a whole host of shows or movies that you never knew were on Netflix, because they were never suggested to you.

The codes work in every region that has Netflix, and even show you sub-genres and films on your list that are in that genre. This makes finding whatever film you’re in the mood for incredibly easy, whether it’s a film you’ve seen before, Netflix recommends for you, or that is so far removed from your previous tastes that Netflix would never imagine you watching it.

To use a Netflix genre code, just find the code for the genre you want below, and add it to the end of the URL bar like so:

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

Whether you want to find a new film in a genre you’ve watched to death, or explore a whole new genre that you’ve never tried before, just plug this code into the URL to find a list of all relevant films and shows.

Netflix Genre Codes: Action and Adventure

  • Action & Adventure – 1365

  • Action Comedies – 43040

  • Action Thrillers – 43048

  • Adventures – 7442

  • Classic Action & Adventure – 46576

  • Comic Book and Superhero – 10118

  • Crime Action & Adventure – 9584

  • Foreign Action & Adventure – 11828

  • Martial Arts – 8985

  • Asian Action Movies – 77232
  • Military Action & Adventure – 2125

  • Spy Action & Adventure – 10702

  • Westerns – 7700

Netflix Genre Codes: Anime

  • Adult Animation – 11881

  • Anime – 7424

  • Anime Action – 2653

  • Anime Comedies – 9302

  • Anime Dramas – 452

  • Anime Fantasy – 11146

  • Anime Features – 3063

  • Anime Horror – 10695

  • Anime Sci-Fi – 2729

  • Anime Series – 6721

Netflix Genre Codes: Children and Family

  • Animal Tales – 5507

  • Children & Family – 783

  • Disney – 67673

  • Education for Kids – 10659

  • Family Features – 51056

  • Movies age 0 to 2 – 6796

  • Movies age 2 to 4 – 6218

  • Movies age 5 to 7 – 5455

  • Movies age 8 to 10 – 561

  • Movies age 11 to 12 – 6962

  • Movies based on children’s books – 10056

  • Kids Music – 52843

  • Kid’s TV – 27346

  • TV Cartoons – 11177

Netflix Genre Codes: Classic Movies

  • Classic Comedies – 31694

  • Classic Dramas – 29809

  • Classic Foreign Movies – 32473

  • Classic Movies – 31574

  • Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy – 47147

  • Classic Thrillers – 46588

  • Classic War Movies – 48744

  • Classic Westerns – 47465

  • Epics – 52858

  • Film Noir – 7687

  • Silent Movies – 53310

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