This Is How You Access Netflix’s Secret Categories That Most Customers Don’t Know About

Most people love to be entertained. Folks will flock to venues where they can escape from the stress of everyday life. That venue might include off-broadway shows, live music, movies or even chilling at home watching a TV show.
Online video streaming services make it super easy to relax at the end of a long, hard day. Most movie lovers have Netflix, yet – this is something that only a small pool of people have knowledge of…

Netflix literally has thousands of movies and TV shows that you can watch with a quick flick of the remote control. If you already know the title of the video you want to watch, you can easily search for it. Otherwise, you’re stuck browsing through common categories, such as Science Fiction or TV Shows.
Most of the time, the categories that are shown to you are based off of your previous video watching history. So, if you accidentally clicked on Home Alone for just a second, you might see a category based on Screwball Comedies (9702) show up on your Netflix home screen.
Yet, don’t you wish you could browse for videos based on something a little bit more palatable, such as the elusive Experimental Movies (11079)? That would be pretty cool to find out what kind of lineup ends up in that category.
Well, it turns out this bonafide category actually exists! You probably just weren’t watching enough experimental movies for it to pop up on your home screen.
In fact, there are a ton of secret hidden categories that Netflix has been keeping away from your prying eyes. How dare they!


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These include everything from the mundane, like Classic Comedies (31694), to something that goes a little bit deeper, such as Deep Sea Horror Movies (45028).

By the way, Classic Comedies are not the same thing as plain Jane regular Comedies (6548). That’s like comparing a regular seal to an elephant seal – they are two entirely different species!

You might be wondering why I keep typing a number in parenthesis after the category title. It’s not there to annoy you, but inform you. It’s your VIP ticket to video paradise!

Those special numbers allow you to access a ton of video categories that Netflix wants to keep stashed away from the world. It’s as if they’re preparing for video apocalypse by keeping additional categories out of the hands of hungry Netflix fans.

It’s certainly oddball behavior from one of the world’s largest online video streaming services. But, let’s not worry about what the kooky Netflix board members decide to do behind the scenes! Now that you have the key to access a whole new world, there’s one more thing you need to do.

Enter The Secret Code

In order to access these categories, you need to login to your Netflix account and enter in the code.

Here’s how you do it:

1. In your computer’s web browser, type in the following URL:


3. Where you see ####, replace this with the category code from the list below.

Unfortunately, these codes won’t work on your smartphone’s Netflix app or on a smart TV. You need type in these codes from a web browser on your computer. However, it’s easy to add movies to your “watch list” once you’ve got your foot in the proverbial door. Your “watch list” is always available across multiple devices, including your phone.

Master List Of Netflix Category Codes

Action & Adventure: 1365
Action Comedies: 43040
Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy: 1568
Action Thrillers: 43048
Adult Animation: 11881
Adventures: 7442
African Movies: 3761
Alien Sci-Fi: 3327
Animal Tales: 5507
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
Art House Movies: 29764
Asian Action Movies: 77232
Australian Movies: 5230
B-Horror Movies: 8195
Baseball Movies: 12339
Basketball Movies: 12762
Belgian Movies: 262
Biographical Documentaries: 3652
Biographical Dramas: 3179
Boxing Movies: 12443
British Movies: 10757
British TV Shows: 52117
Campy Movies: 1252
Children & Family Movies: 783
Chinese Movies: 3960
Classic Action & Adventure: 46576
Classic Comedies: 31694
Classic Dramas: 29809
Classic Foreign Movies: 32473
Classic Movies: 31574
Classic Musicals: 32392
Classic Romantic Movies: 31273
Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy: 47147
Classic Thrillers: 46588
Classic TV Shows: 46553
Classic War Movies: 48744
Classic Westerns: 47465
Comedies: 6548
Comic Book and Superhero Movies: 10118
Country & Western/Folk: 1105
Courtroom Dramas: 528582748
Creature Features: 6895
Crime Action & Adventure: 9584
Crime Documentaries: 9875
Crime Dramas: 6889
Crime Thrillers: 10499
Crime TV Shows: 26146
Cult Comedies: 9434
Cult Horror Movies: 10944
Cult Movies: 7627
Cult Sci-Fi & Fantasy: 4734
Cult TV Shows: 74652
Dark Comedies: 869
Deep Sea Horror Movies: 45028
Disney: 67673
Disney Musicals: 59433
Documentaries: 6839
Dramas: 5763
Dramas based on Books: 4961
Dramas based on real life: 3653
Dutch Movies: 10606
Eastern European Movies: 5254
Education for Kids: 10659
Epics: 52858
Experimental Movies: 11079
Faith & Spirituality: 26835
Faith & Spirituality Movies: 52804
Family Features: 51056
Fantasy Movies: 9744
Film Noir: 7687
Food & Travel TV: 72436
Football Movies: 12803
Foreign Action & Adventure: 11828
Foreign Comedies: 4426
Foreign Documentaries: 5161
Foreign Dramas: 2150
Foreign Gay & Lesbian Movies: 8243
Foreign Horror Movies: 8654
Foreign Movies: 7462
Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy: 6485
Foreign Thrillers: 10306
French Movies: 58807
Gangster Movies: 31851
Gay & Lesbian Dramas: 500
German Movies: 58886
Greek Movies: 61115
Historical Documentaries: 5349
Horror Comedy: 89585
Horror Movies: 8711
Independent Action & Adventure: 11804
Independent Comedies: 4195
Independent Dramas: 384
Independent Movies: 7077
Independent Thrillers: 3269
Indian Movies: 10463
Irish Movies: 58750
Italian Movies: 8221
Japanese Movies: 10398
Jazz & Easy Listening: 10271
Kids Faith & Spirituality: 751423
Kids Music: 52843
Kids’ TV: 27346
Korean Movies: 5685
Korean TV Shows: 67879
Late Night Comedies: 1402
Latin American Movies: 1613
Latin Music: 10741
Martial Arts Movies: 8985
Martial Arts, Boxing & Wrestling: 6695
Middle Eastern Movies: 5875
Military Action & Adventure: 2125
Military Documentaries: 4006
Military Dramas: 11
Military TV Shows: 25804
Miniseries: 4814
Mockumentaries: 26
Monster Movies: 947
Movies based on children’s books: 10056
Movies for ages 0 to 2: 6796
Movies for ages 2 to 4: 6218
Movies for ages 5 to 7: 5455
Movies for ages 8 to 10: 561
Movies for ages 11 to 12: 6962
Music & Concert Documentaries: 90361
Music: 1701
Musicals: 13335
Mysteries: 9994
New Zealand Movies: 63782
Period Pieces: 12123
Political Comedies: 2700
Political Documentaries: 7018
Political Dramas: 6616
Political Thrillers: 10504
Psychological Thrillers: 5505
Quirky Romance: 36103
Reality TV: 9833
Religious Documentaries: 10005
Rock & Pop Concerts: 3278
Romantic Comedies: 5475
Romantic Dramas: 1255
Romantic Favorites: 502675
Romantic Foreign Movies: 7153
Romantic Independent Movies: 9916
Romantic Movies: 8883
Russian: 11567
Satanic Stories: 6998
Satires: 4922
Scandinavian Movies: 9292
Sci-Fi & Fantasy: 1492
Sci-Fi Adventure: 6926
Sci-Fi Dramas: 3916
Sci-Fi Horror Movies: 1694
Sci-Fi Thrillers: 11014
Science & Nature Documentaries: 2595
Science & Nature TV: 52780
Screwball Comedies: 9702
Showbiz Dramas: 5012
Showbiz Musicals: 13573
Silent Movies: 53310
Slapstick Comedies: 10256
Slasher and Serial Killer Movies: 8646
Soccer Movies: 12549
Social & Cultural Documentaries: 3675
Social Issue Dramas: 3947
Southeast Asian Movies: 9196
Spanish Movies: 58741
Spiritual Documentaries: 2760
Sports & Fitness: 9327
Sports Comedies: 5286
Sports Documentaries: 180
Sports Dramas: 7243
Sports Movies: 4370
Spy Action & Adventure: 10702
Spy Thrillers: 9147
Stage Musicals: 55774
Stand-up Comedy: 11559
Steamy Romantic Movies: 35800
Steamy Thrillers: 972
Supernatural Horror Movies: 42023
Supernatural Thrillers: 11140
Tearjerkers: 6384
Teen Comedies: 3519
Teen Dramas: 9299
Teen Screams: 52147
Teen TV Shows: 60951
Thrillers: 8933
Travel & Adventure Documentaries: 1159
TV Action & Adventure: 10673
TV Cartoons: 11177
TV Comedies: 10375
TV Documentaries: 10105
TV Dramas: 11714
TV Horror: 83059
TV Mysteries: 4366
TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy: 1372
TV Shows: 83
Urban & Dance Concerts: 9472
Vampire Horror Movies: 75804
Werewolf Horror Movies: 75930
Westerns: 7700
World Music Concerts: 2856
Zombie Horror Movies: 75405

If you don’t feel like typing in the code manually, then you can visit Netflix Codes for a quicker alternative.

By clicking on the category title, it will take you directly to that category on the Netflix website. Just make sure you are logged into your account first.

If you thought you were addicted to Netflix before, now you’ll never want to leave your couch!