These secret Netflix codes will unlock hidden series and films

Emma Spedding
·3-min read
Photo credit: Netflix
Photo credit: Netflix

From Cosmopolitan

This has been one very Netflix-heavy year. In fact, we've got so adept at binge-viewing that Netflix & Chill doesn't even have any subtext these days. We've seen so many memes saying, "Netflix? Completed it mate" they don't even register any more. But let's be realistic, it's Netflix, so clearly there's so much more on there than we could ever imagine, but the nature of algorithms means we're probably going to see the same things cropping up over and over. The good news is that there's a simple solution to this: a set of codes that will uncover hidden series and films for your viewing pleasure. Jackpot.

As we know the algorithm suggests films and series to you based on your previous habits, which is super useful if you want to watch Friends again, but if you want to branch and watch a tear-jerking documentary it can be tricky to search their full library. Enter life-changing Netflix hack...

All you have to do to unlock all of Netflix's great content is type this link into your toolbar, replacing the four Xs with the code specific to the genre you want. http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/XXXX

For example, the code for dramas is 5763, and if you want to get even more specific and search dramas based on real life, you'd use the code 3653.

Photo credit: Netflix
Photo credit: Netflix

To bring up different sub-categories, you simply replace the XXXX with the appropriate code. Helpfully, a spreadsheet of these codes is available right here, and we've included the core list below (believe it or not, there are even more on the master spreadsheet).

Action & Adventure (1365)

  • Classic Action & Adventure (46576)

  • Action Comedies (43040)

  • Action Thrillers (43048)

  • Adventures (7442)

  • Comic Book and Superhero Movies (10118)

Children & Family Movies (783)

  • Disney (67673)

  • Movies based on children’s books (10056)

Classic Movies (31574)

  • Classic Comedies (31694)

  • Classic Dramas (29809)

Comedies (6548)

  • Dark Comedies (869)

  • Late Night Comedies (1402)

  • Mockumentaries (26)

  • Teen Comedies (3519)

  • Romantic Comedies (5475)

Cult Movies (7627)

  • Cult Comedies (9434)

Documentaries (6839)

  • Biographical Documentaries (3652)

  • Crime Documentaries (9875)

  • Music & Concert Documentaries (90361)

  • Travel & Adventure Documentaries (1159)

  • Political Documentaries (7018)

  • Social & Cultural Documentaries (3675)

Dramas (5763)

  • Biographical Dramas (3179)

  • Classic Dramas (29809)

  • Courtroom Dramas (528582748)

  • Crime Dramas (6889)

  • Dramas based on Books (4961)

  • Dramas based on real life (3653)

  • Tearjerkers (6384)

  • Gay & Lesbian Dramas (500)

  • Independent Dramas (384)

  • Teen Dramas (9299)

  • Romantic Dramas (1255)

  • Social Issue Dramas (3947)

Gay & Lesbian Movies (5977)

  • Gay & Lesbian Comedies (7120)

  • Gay & Lesbian Dramas (500)

  • Romantic Gay & Lesbian Movies (3329)

  • Gay & Lesbian Documentaries (4720)

  • Gay & Lesbian TV Shows (65263)

Romantic Movies (8883)

  • Romantic Favourites (502675)

  • Quirky Romance (36103)

  • Romantic Independent Movies (9916)

  • Romantic Foreign Movies (7153)

  • Romantic Dramas (1255)

  • Steamy Romantic Movies (35800)

  • Classic Romantic Movies (31273)

  • Romantic Comedies (5475)

TV Shows (83)

  • British TV Shows (52117)

  • Classic TV Shows (46553)

  • Crime TV Shows (26146)

  • Cult TV Shows (74652)

  • Food & Travel TV (72436)

  • Miniseries (4814)

  • Science & Nature TV (52780)

  • TV Action & Adventure (10673)

  • TV Comedies (10375)

  • TV Documentaries (10105)

  • TV Dramas (11714)

  • TV Horror (83059)

  • TV Mysteries (4366)

  • TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy (1372)

  • Reality TV (9833)

  • Teen TV Shows (60951)

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