How many times do you scroll through the menu on Netflix and can’t find something new to watch? At last count (according to a search with the app JustWatch) there are 6,047 movies on Netflix. 

But when you look at the main menu, you only see 40 or 50 movie titles. How do you find the others? 

If you know some secret codes, you can view Netflix’s vast library of movies and TV shows. 

Dating back to its early days of DVD rentals, Netflix established categories of genres and sub-genres and they’re still being used today. 

The main Netflix menu shows categories but they’re pretty wide. There is a Horror category of course. But we all know there are different kinds of horror movies. Without looking into the sub-horror movie genre, you would miss some of the classic cult movies, foreign horror films, B-movies, and horror comedies. 

Once you have the secret codes, you simply need to search for one in a web browser by going to followed by the four or five-digit secret code.

For example, the secret code for the horror comedy sub-genre is 89585. Type in to see all of the movies in the Netflix library that are in the horror comedy genre.

When I did, I found a fairly recent movie called “We Have a Ghost” that’s rated PG-13. The title did not appear in the main Netflix menu and I might never have run across it.

I’ve found searching the secret codes within the Netflix search bar on a TV screen doesn’t result in seeing the titles in a particular sub-genre. So the best way to do it is on a computer and typing in the address, the secret code.

Find one you want to watch, and then search for it on Netflix. 

It’s great not for just finding movies for Halloween but also Christmas movies, musicals, screwball comedies, and about 100 other sub-genres.

bookmark this page of special codes

Netflix codes for drama films and series

Dramas (5763)
Classic Dramas (29809)
Dramas based on Books (4961)
Dramas based on real life (3653)
Sports Dramas (7243)
Gay & Lesbian Dramas (500)
Independent Dramas (384)
Teen Dramas (9299)
Military Dramas (11)
Period Pieces (12123)
Political Dramas (6616)
Romantic Dramas (1255)
Showbiz Dramas (5012)
Social Issue Dramas (3947)

Netflix codes for arthouse and non-English language films and series

Art House Movies (29764)
African Movies (3761)
Australian Movies (5230)
Belgian Movies (262)
Korean Movies (5685)
Latin American Movies (1613)
New Zealand Movies (63782)
Russian (11567)
Scandinavian Movies (9292)
Southeast Asian Movies (9196)
German Movies (58886)
French Movies (58807)
Eastern European Movies (5254)
Dutch Movies (10606)
Irish Movies (58750)
Japanese Movies (10398)
Italian Movies (8221)
Indian Movies (10463)
Chinese Movies (3960)
British Movies (10757)

Netflix codes for LGBTQ+ content

Gay & Lesbian Movies (5977)
Gay & Lesbian Comedies (7120)
Gay & Lesbian Dramas (500)
Romantic Gay & Lesbian Movies (3329)

Netflix codes for horror series and films

Horror Movies (8711)
B-Horror Movies (8195)
Creature Features (6895)
Deep Sea Horror Movies (45028)
Foreign Horror Movies (8654)
Horror Comedy (89585)
Monster Movies (947)
Slasher and Serial Killer Movies (8646)
Supernatural Horror Movies (42023)
Vampire Horror Movies (75804)
Werewolf Horror Movies (75930)
Zombie Horror Movies (75405)
Satanic Stories (6998)

Netflix codes for independent productions

Independent Movies (7077)
Experimental Movies (11079)
Independent Action & Adventure (11804)
Independent Thrillers (3269)
Romantic Independent Movies (9916)
Independent Comedies (4195)
Independent Dramas (384)

Codes for musicals and music on Netflix

Music (1701)
Kids Music (52843)
Country & Western/Folk (1105)
Jazz & Easy Listening (10271)
Latin Music (10741)
Urban & Dance Concerts (9472)
World Music Concerts (2856)
Rock & Pop Concerts (3278)
Musicals (13335)
Classic Musicals (32392)
Disney Musicals (59433)
Showbiz Musicals (13573)
Stage Musicals (55774)

Netflix codes for romantic films and series

Romantic Movies (8883)
Romantic Favorites (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)

Netflix codes for science fiction content

Sci-Fi & Fantasy (1492)
Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy (1568)
Alien Sci-Fi (3327)
Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy (47147)
Cult Sci-Fi & Fantasy (4734)
Fantasy Movies (9744)
Sci-Fi Adventure (6926)
Sci-Fi Dramas (3916)
Sci-Fi Horror Movies (1694)
Sci-Fi Thrillers (11014)

Netflix codes for sports productions

Sports Movies (4370)
Sports Comedies (5286)
Sports Documentaries (180)
Sports Dramas (7243)
Baseball Movies (12339)
Football Movies (12803)
Boxing Movies (12443)
Soccer Movies (12549)
Martial Arts, Boxing & Wrestling (6695)
Basketball Movies (12762)
Sports & Fitness (9327)

Netflix codes for thriller series and films

Thrillers (8933)
Action Thrillers (43048)
Classic Thrillers (46588)
Crime Thrillers (10499)
Independent Thrillers (3269)
Gangster Movies (31851)
Psychological Thrillers (5505)
Political Thrillers (10504)
Mysteries (9994)
Sci-Fi Thrillers (11014)
Spy Thrillers (9147)
Steamy Thrillers (972)
Supernatural Thrillers (11140)

Netflix codes for TV series and TV movies

TV Shows (83)
British TV Shows (52117)
Classic TV Shows (46553)
Crime TV Shows (26146)
Cult TV Shows (74652)
Food & Travel TV (72436)
Kids’ TV (27346)
Korean TV Shows (67879)
Miniseries (4814)
Military TV Shows (25804)
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)

Netflix codes for reality TV

Reality TV (9833)

Netflix codes for teen and young adult content

Teen TV Shows (60951)

Netflix codes for series and films for Christmas

Romantic Christmas Movies (1394527)
Christmas Children & Family Movies (1474017)
Family-friendly Christmas Movies (1394522)
Christmas Children & Family Movies from the 1990s (1476024)
European Christmas Children & Family Movies (1527063)