Up Your Netflix Game By Cracking the Platform’s Secret Genre Codes

Up Your Netflix Game By Cracking the Platform’s Secret Genre Codes

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There’s no shortage of films and television series available to stream on Netflix, but what if I told you there was an easy way to up your streaming game? Well, you can, and it’s rather simple thanks to these secret Netflix codes that let you see all sorts of content falling under various “microgenres.”

When you log into Netflix, the platform always shows you a few categories of content: Trending films and shows, New Releases and things you can “continue watching.” Netflix also treats you to a brief look at things it thinks you may enjoy — say, stand-up comedy specials or documentaries.

But what if you have ‘a thing’ for gangster movies, Korean TV shows or deep sea horror movies in particular? Using some secret Netflix codes, it’s easy to check out everything on the platform that falls under those specific microgenres.

All you have to do is remember this fairly short URL:


You’ll replace the “xx” with the number that corresponds to the microgenre you’re interested in. You just have to know the secret Netflix codes!

It’s really that easy.

Here are some of our favorite secret Netflix codes, including all the LGBTQ microgenres:

Gay & Lesbian Movies (5977)

Gay & Lesbian Comedies (7120)

Gay & Lesbian Dramas (500)

Romantic Gay & Lesbian Movies (3329)

Foreign Gay & Lesbian Movies (8243)

Gay & Lesbian Documentaries (4720)

Gay & Lesbian TV Shows (65263)

Comic Book and Superhero Movies (10118)

Martial Arts Movies (8985)

Adult Animation (11881)

Movies based on children’s books (10056)

Classic Foreign Movies (32473)

Mockumentaries (26)

Stand-Up Comedy (11559)

Cult Comedies (9434)

Music & Concert Documentaries (90361)

Travel & Adventure Documentaries (1159)

Courtroom Dramas (528582748)

Period Pieces (12123)

Faith & Spirituality Movies (52804)

Creature Features (6895)

Cult Horror Movies (10944)

Vampire Horror Movies (75804)

Rock & Pop Concerts (3278)

Cult TV Shows (74652)

For a full list of secret Netflix codes by genre, head here.

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