Despite the popularity of Netflix, it still has an issue with content discovery. The list of TV shows and movies on the home screen often throws up bizarre recommendations. So much so that you may need to recalibrate your Netflix recommendations.
Meanwhile, content you would actually enjoy goes unnoticed until a friend happens to mention it in passing. Netflix uses a range of algorithms to decide what it recommends to you, but none of the behind-the-scenes genres are natively searchable within its apps.
Luckily, there are hundreds of secret Netflix codes to help you find new content. These let you pinpoint your search to find exactly what you want to watch. You can get strangely specific, such as code 354 which is “Movies Starring Matthew McConaughey”!
To reveal the content lurking behind these codes you need to know how to enter them. So here’s how to enter the secret Netflix codes to access the streaming service’s entire library of movies and TV shows.
How to Use Netflix’s Secret Codes
To use the hidden Netflix codes, just follow these simple step-by-step instructions:
- Open your browser.
- Go to Netflix and sign in to your account.
- Type https://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/ into the address bar.
- Replace with one of the genre-specific codes.
- Press Enter.
When the page loads, you will still see the usual carousels such as Popular and Trending, but with content from within your selected genre.
Sadly, you cannot access secret codes via the mobile apps or smart TV apps. You'll need to do this on a web browser.
Popular Netflix Hidden Codes
Some of the most popular Netflix codes to get you started are:
- Action and Adventure (1365)
- Anime (7424)
- TV Cartoons (11177)
- Film Noir (7687)
- Stand-up Comedy (11559)
- Cult Comedies (9434)
- Independent Dramas (384)
- Japanese Movies (10398)
- B-Horror Movies (8195)
- Classic Musicals (32392)
- Spy Action and Adventure (10702)
- Sci-Fi and Fantasy (1492)
- Gangster Movies (31851)
- Psychological Thrillers (5505)
More Netflix Tips and Tricks to Use
We have written dozens of articles to help you find more movies and TV shows worth watching on Netflix. They are the perfect complement to the Netflix secret codes.
For a full rundown of these Netflix content recommendations, as well as a bunch of other tips and tricks, check out our comprehensive guide to Netflix to help you become a Netflix pro.
If you apply some of the tricks in that article, along with the secret codes to pinpoint genres you love, you'll soon be on your way to a much more enjoyable Netflix experience.
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