All the Netflix Codes

I have no idea why Netflix makes it so hard to browse the different genres on their site. I started to look into it when it wanted to find movies from smaller countries in South America or the Middle-East but couldn’t in any easy way. Netflix will only recommend specific movies and genres if you’ve previously watched something similar. It’s all based on the algorithm Netflix uses, which collects data about what their users are viewing, so if Netflix hasn’t suggested a certain subgenre, it’s pretty hard to find it on your own.

Thankfully, it turns out there’s an easy web address trick that allows you to find any available subgenre.

All you have to do is …

  1. Log into your Netflix account with your username and password.
  2. Enter http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/XXXX into your browser’s toolbar, but instead of typing XXXX, you’ll type in the series of numbers that correspond to Netflix’s subgenres as you see here down below.

Note: Regional differences might prevent certain codes from working in your area.

Action & Adventure (1365)

Anime (7424)

Children & Family Movies (783)

Classic Movies (31574)

Comedies (6548)

Cult Movies (7627)

Documentaries (6839)

Dramas (5763)

Faith & Spirituality (26835)

Foreign Movies (7462)

Gay & Lesbian Movies (5977)

Horror Movies (8711)

Independent Movies (7077)

Music (1701)

Romantic Movies (8883)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy (1492)

Sports Movies (4370)

Thrillers (8933)

TV Shows (83)