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The Netflix Secret Codes Cheat Sheet

Akshata Shanbhag 04-01-2020

As a Netflix user, one of the main dilemmas you probably face is deciding what to watch. Yes, there are apps and websites to help you find interesting content on Netflix. But what if you have niche interests or want to watch content from an ultra-specific genre? How do you narrow down your choices then?


Netflix itself can come to your rescue here with its collection of secret categories. You’ll find diverse options like horror comedies, campy movies, sports dramas, military documentaries, and showbiz musicals in this collection.

What’s more, you can discover the best hidden Netflix categories and their codes with our cheat sheet below. (They work with the Netflix catalog for the US and you’ll need to log in to your Netflix account to use them.)

To filter content by a certain category listed in the cheat sheet, use the URL below. Be sure to replace CODE in the URL with the relevant category code before you hit Enter.


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The Netflix Secret Codes Cheat Sheet

Action and Adventure (1365)
Asian Action Movies77232
Classic Action and Adventure46576
Action Comedies43040
Action Thrillers43048
Comic Book and Superhero Movies10118
Spy Action and Adventure10702
Crime Action and Adventure9584
Foreign Action and Adventure11828
Martial Arts Movies8985
Military Action and Adventure2125
Anime (7424)
Adult Animation11881
Anime Action2653
Anime Comedies9302
Anime Dramas452
Anime Features3063
Anime Sci-Fi2729
Anime Horror10695
Anime Fantasy11146
Anime Series6721
Children and Family Movies (783)
Movies for ages 0 to 26796
Movies for ages 2 to 46218
Movies for ages 5 to 75455
Movies for ages 8 to 10561
Movies for ages 11 to 126962
Education for Kids10659
Movies based on children's books10056
Family Features51056
TV Cartoons11177
Kids' TV27346
Kids Music52843
Animal Tales5507
Classic Movies (31574)
Classic Comedies31694
Classic Dramas29809
Classic Sci-Fi and Fantasy47147
Classic Thrillers46588
Film Noir7687
Classic War Movies48744
Classic Foreign Movies32473
Silent Movies53310
Classic Westerns47465
Comedies (6548)
Dark Comedies869
Foreign Comedies4426
Late Night Comedies1402
Political Comedies2700
Screwball Comedies9702
Sports Comedies5286
Stand-Up Comedy11559
Teen Comedies3519
Romantic Comedies5475
Slapstick Comedies10256
Cult Movies (7627)
B-Horror Movies8195
Campy Movies1252
Cult Horror Movies10944
Cult Sci-Fi and Fantasy4734
Cult Comedies9434
Documentaries (6839)
Biographical Documentaries3652
Crime Documentaries9875
Foreign Documentaries5161
Historical Documentaries5349
Military Documentaries4006
Sports Documentaries180
Music and Concert Documentaries90361
Travel and Adventure Documentaries1159
Political Documentaries7018
Religious Documentaries10005
Science and Nature Documentaries2595
Social and Cultural Documentaries3675
Dramas (5763)
Biographical Dramas3179
Classic Dramas29809
Courtroom Dramas528582748
Crime Dramas6889
Dramas based on books4961
Dramas based on real life3653
Foreign Dramas2150
Sports Dramas7243
Gay and Lesbian Dramas500
Independent Dramas384
Teen Dramas9299
Military Dramas11
Period Pieces12123
Political Dramas6616
Romantic Dramas1255
Showbiz Dramas5012
Social Issue Dramas3947
Faith and Spirituality (26835)
Faith and Spirituality Movies52804
Spiritual Documentaries2760
Kids Faith and Spirituality751423
Foreign Movies (7462)
Art House Movies29764
Classic Foreign Movies32473
Foreign Comedies4426
Foreign Documentaries5161
Foreign Dramas2150
Foreign Gay and Lesbian Movies8243
Foreign Horror Movies8654
Foreign Sci-Fi and Fantasy6485
Foreign Thrillers10306
Romantic Foreign Movies7153
African Movies3761
Australian Movies5230
Belgian Movies262
Korean Movies5685
Latin American Movies1613
Middle Eastern Movies5875
New Zealand Movies63782
Russian Movies11567
Scandinavian Movies9292
Southeast Asian Movies9196
Spanish Movies58741
Greek Movies61115
German Movies58886
French Movies58807
Eastern European Movies5254
Dutch Movies10606
Irish Movies58750
Japanese Movies10398
Italian Movies8221
Indian Movies10463
Chinese Movies3960
British Movies10757
Gay and Lesbian Movies (5977)
Gay and Lesbian Comedies7120
Gay and Lesbian Dramas500
Romantic Gay and Lesbian Movies3329
Foreign Gay and Lesbian Movies8243
Gay and Lesbian Documentaries4720
Gay and Lesbian TV Shows65263
Horror Movies (8711)
B-Horror Movies8195
Creature Features6895
Cult Horror Movies10944
Deep Sea Horror Movies45028
Foreign Horror Movies8654
Horror Comedy89585
Monster Movies947
Slasher and Serial Killer Movies8646
Supernatural Horror Movies42023
Teen Screams52147
Vampire Horror Movies75804
Werewolf Horror Movies75930
Zombie Horror Movies75405
Satanic Stories6998
Independent Movies (7077)
Independent Movies7077
Experimental Movies11079
Independent Action and Adventure11804
Independent Thrillers3269
Romantic Independent Movies9916
Independent Comedies4195
Independent Dramas384
Music (1701)
Kids Music52843
Country and Western/Folk1105
Jazz and Easy Listening10271
Latin Music10741
Urban and Dance Concerts9472
World Music Concerts2856
Rock and Pop Concerts3278
Musicals (13335)
Classic Musicals32392
Disney Musicals59433
Showbiz Musicals13573
Romantic Movies (8883)
Romantic Favorites502675
Quirky Romance36103
Romantic Independent Movies9916
Romantic Foreign Movies7153
Romantic Dramas1255
Steamy Romantic Movies35800
Classic Romantic Movies31273
Romantic Comedies5475
Sci-Fi and Fantasy (1492)
Action Sci-Fi and Fantasy1568
Alien Sci-Fi3327
Classic Sci-Fi and Fantasy47147
Cult Sci-Fi and Fantasy4734
Fantasy Movies9744
Sci-Fi Adventure6926
Sci-Fi Dramas3916
Sci-Fi Horror Movies1694
Sci-Fi Thrillers11014
Foreign Sci-Fi and Fantasy6485
Sports Movies (4370)
Sports Comedies5286
Sports Documentaries180
Sports Dramas7243
Baseball Movies12339
Football Movies12803
Boxing Movies12443
Soccer Movies12549
Martial Arts, Boxing, and Wrestling6695
Basketball Movies12762
Sports and Fitness9327
Thrillers (8933)
Action Thrillers43048
Classic Thrillers46588
Crime Thrillers10499
Foreign Thrillers10306
Independent Thrillers3269
Gangster Movies31851
Psychological Thrillers5505
Political Thrillers10504
Sci-Fi Thrillers11014
Spy Thrillers9147
Steamy Thrillers972
Supernatural Thrillers11140
TV Shows (83)
British TV Shows52117
Classic TV Shows46553
Crime TV Shows26146
Cult TV Shows74652
Food and Travel TV72436
Kids' TV27346
Korean TV Shows67879
Military TV Shows25804
Science and Nature TV52780
TV Action and Adventure10673
TV Comedies10375
TV Documentaries10105
TV Dramas11714
TV Horror83059
TV Mysteries4366
TV Sci-Fi and Fantasy1372
Reality TV9833
Teen TV Shows60951

Change the Netflix Playback Speed

Netflix is one of the best ways to ditch cable television. For a lot less money than cable and zero ads, you receive access to an amazing amount of entertainment, including movies, TV shows, and documentaries.

Even if you have to pair Netflix with another streaming service or two to cut the cord entirely, the long-term benefits of the whole setup are plenty. (Of course, you need a reliable internet connection for this to work.)

Speaking of benefits, here’s an upcoming one you can look forward to: changing the Netflix playback speed How to Change the Netflix Playback Speed Have you ever wanted to change the Netflix playback speed? In this article we'll show you how to watch Netflix faster (or slower). Read More !

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  1. Miro
    January 14, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    Poor article. A lot of these codes (4006, 5254, 2150, 3269, etc.) produce "Netflix site error" or "Too many redirects" messages. If you can not verify these codes, DO NOT publish. This is not the first article publishing erroneous or outdated info. Maybe it's time to move to another website.

    • Akshata Shanbhag
      January 15, 2020 at 3:20 am

      Hi Miro, I have verified the codes. I got a lot of the same errors you mentioned when I tried using the codes with a Netflix India account. But with a US-based account the codes listed worked fine.

      • Miro
        January 15, 2020 at 8:02 pm

        I'm US based and those mentioned codes (and bunch of others) do not work. I've used two different browsers to verify. There are codes that do work though. Not sure what to tell you....

    • Brian Boru
      January 18, 2020 at 12:49 am

      Miro, I only checked your first 2—4006, 5254—here in USA, both work fine. So the codes are good, something else is in play—could be as simple as momentary server or network glitches.

      Nice accurate article Akshata, thank you.

      • Miro
        January 18, 2020 at 7:53 pm

        Brian, I've checked codes 7442, 8985, 11177 using Android's Chrome and Linux's Brave & Firefox browsers and they all worked. The previously mentioned codes (and others) simply return an error message in all browsers. Not sure how can they work for you. I'm moving on.

  2. kenijo
    January 7, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    Thank you for the list, it would have been smart to make the each line a direct clickable link though...

  3. Steph
    January 5, 2020 at 4:27 am

    Thanks for putting this list together! There are weekly stories for kids published on onewildstory.com as well.