Netflix secret codes: Complete list for discovering hidden content in 2022

Aliu Isa Last updated: July 20, 2022
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The Netflix secret codes are not an urban legend nor a conspiracy theory. The codes exist, and they are the key to unlocking a lot of hidden content within the Netflix platform. This article tells you what the codes are and how to use them.

Sneak peek at Netflix secrets

No, it’s not a conspiracy theory, there are secret Netflix codes, and if you know them, you’ll get access to hidden TV shows, films, and other content. Furthermore, these secret codes are easier to use from a computer (instead of a mobile device). You just need to know they exist and the correct way to use them. So join us as we tell you all about Netflix’s best-kept secrets!

Imagine a regular day when you open your Netflix account. You see the same recommendations you saw yesterday, last week, and last month. And no, you’re not feeling any more inclined to see those movies or shows than the previous hundred times you had them recommended to you. Instead, you want something new, exciting, that you had not thought of before. We know how you’re feeling, and we’ve got the exact thing you need: The Netflix secret codes.

Yes, the Netflix video streaming platform has a set of secret codes that will get you to places where your standard menus won’t — or not very quickly, anyway. Moreover, the codes are the key to unlocking several Netflix subcategories that are unavailable otherwise. So, if you want such access, you first need the secret code. But, not to worry, we’ll give them all to you. And then you’ll have an even more comprehensive catalog of fantastic films and TV shows you didn’t imagine were around.

So what are those Netflix secret codes?

You surely already noticed that the Netflix app will give you a lot of recommendations as you browse around it. So you can dig around movies or TV shows only. Or you can dig a little deeper and delve into genre-specific content. It is fascinating as you discover the platform’s potential. But then it turns old very quickly. So boring. It just reminds you of how fast you’ve run out of options.

However, the Netflix video streaming service offers more than 15,000 titles worldwide. So the chances are that you have seen but a tiny fraction of that vast catalog. Even if we go more specific, the about 6,300 titles in the US Netflix library (the largest one) are still more than you could see in a year of binge-watching.

You can see other Netflix catalogs by connecting to the service with a VPN so you can cheat the system into thinking you’re a user from another country –more on that later.

But regardless of the variety, you can have as a Netflix user of any country or a Netflix user with a top-notch VPN (which gives you access to the library of any country you want), remember that there remains hidden Netflix content for you to discover. And the Netflix secret codes are the treasure maps you’ll need to find it.

Using the Netflix secret codes

Here’s how you can use the Netflix secret codes if you have a smart TV:

  1. Open your TV’s Netflix app.
  2. Go to “Search.”
  3. Write the code in the search bar.
  4. Look at the results.

If, on the other hand, you prefer to enjoy your Netflix from a Windows 10 system, you need to do something else. So if you have a Windows 10 computer and a Smart TV, this is what you must do:

  1. Your Smart TV must be Wi-Fi enabled. Also, it needs to be in the same local network as your Windows 10 computer. And both devices need to be Bluetooth-enabled.
  2. On your Windows computer, look for the “Connect” application. Ensure that both of your devices support “Miracast.”
  3. Take your Smart TV’s remote, press “Home” or “Input,” and select “Screen mirroring” or “Project,” or however your particular TV calls it.
  4. Now go to your Windows PC, and, in the settings menu, pick “Devices.”
  5. Choose “Add Bluetooth or other device.”
  6. Find “Wireless display or dock” and select it.
  7. Find your Smart TV on the following menu. 
  8. That’s it, and now you can cast Netflix to your Smart TV from your computer.

So there you go; now you can start using the secret codes to navigate your Netflix. 

Netflix secret codes list

And now, it’s time to reveal the secret Netflix code list:

CategoryThe secret code on Netflix
Military Dramas11
Mockumentaries26
TV Shows83
Sports Documentaries180
Belgian Movies262
Independent Dramas384
Anime Dramas452
Gay & Lesbian Dramas500
Movies for ages 8 to 10561
Children & Family Movies783
Dark Comedies869
Monster Movies947
Steamy Thrillers972
Country & Western/Folk1105
Travel & Adventure Documentaries1159
Campy Movies1252
Romantic Dramas1255
Action & Adventure1365
TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy1372
Late Night Comedies1402
Sci-Fi & Fantasy1492
Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy1568
Latin American Movies1613
Sci-Fi Horror Movies1694
Music1701
Military Action & Adventure2125
Foreign Dramas2150
Science & Nature Documentaries2595
Anime Action2653
Political Comedies2700
Anime Sci-Fi2729
Courtroom Dramas2748
Spiritual Documentaries2760
World Music Concerts2856
Anime Features3063
Biographical Dramas3179
Independent Thrillers3269
Rock & Pop Concerts3278
Alien Sci-Fi3327
Teen Comedies3519
Biographical Docs3652
Dramas Based on Real Life3653
Social & Cultural Documentaries3675
African Movies3761
Sci-Fi Dramas3916
Social Issue Dramas3947
Chinese Movies3960
Military Documentaries4006
Independent Comedies4195
TV Mysteries4366
Sports Movies4370
Foreign Comedies4426
Cult Sci-Fi & Fantasy4734
Miniseries4814
Satires4922
Dramas Based on Books4961
Showbiz Dramas5012
Foreign Documentaries5161
Australian Movies5230
Eastern European Movies5254
Sports Comedies5286
Historical Documentaries5349
Movies for ages 5 to 75455
Romantic Comedies5475
Psychological Thrillers5505
Animal Tales5507
Korean Movies5685
Dramas5763
Middle Eastern Movies5875
Movies for ages 2 to 46218
Tearjerkers6384
Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy6485
Comedies6548
Political Dramas6616
Martial Arts, Boxing & Wrestling6695
Anime Series6721
Movies for ages 0 to 26796
Documentaries6839
Crime Dramas6889
Creature Features6895
Sci-Fi Adventure6926
Movies for ages 11 to 126962
Satanic Stories6998
Political Documentaries7018
Independent Movies7077
Romantic Foreign Movies7153
Sports Dramas7243
Anime7424
Adventures7442
Foreign Movies7462
Cult Movies7627
Film Noir7687
Westerns7700
B-Horror Movies8195
Italian Movies8221
Foreign Gay & Lesbian Movies8243
Slasher and Serial Killer Movies8646
Foreign Horror Movies8654
Horror Movies8711
Romantic Movies8883
Thrillers8933
Martial Arts Movies8985
Spy Thrillers9147
Southeast Asian Movies9196
Scandinavian Movies9292
Teen Dramas9299
Anime Comedies9302
Sports & Fitness9327
Cult Comedies9434
Urban & Dance Concerts9472
Crime Action & Adventure9584
Screwball Comedies9702
Fantasy Movies9744
Reality TV9833
Crime Documentaries9875
Romantic Independent Movies9916
Mysteries9994
Religious Documentaries10005
Movies Based on Children’s Books10056
TV Documentaries10105
Comic Book and Superhero10118
Slapstick Comedies10256
Jazz & Easy Listening10271
Foreign Thrillers10306
TV Comedies10375
Japanese Movies10398
Indian Movies10463
Crime Thrillers10499
Political Thrillers10504
Dutch Movies10606
Education for Kids10659
TV Action & Adventure10673
Anime Horror10695
Spy Action & Adventure10702
Latin Music10741
British Movies10757
Cult Horror Movies10944
Sci-Fi Thrillers11014
Experimental Movies11079
Supernatural Thrillers11140
Anime Fantasy11146
TV Cartoons11177
Stand-up Comedy11559
Russian11567
TV Dramas11714
Independent Action & Adventure11804
Foreign Action & Adventure11828
Adult Animation11881
Period Pieces12123
Baseball Movies12339
Boxing Movies12443
Soccer Movies12549
Basketball Movies12762
Football Movies12803
Musicals13335
Showbiz Musicals13573
Military TV Shows25804
Crime TV Shows26146
Faith & Spirituality26835
Kids’ TV27346
Art House Movies29764
Classic Dramas29809
Classic Romantic Movies31273
Classic Movies31574
Classic Comedies31694
Gangster Movies31851
Classic Musicals32392
Classic Foreign Movies32473
Steamy Romantic Movies35800
Quirky Romance36103
Supernatural Horror Movies42023
Action Comedies43040
Action Thrillers43048
Deep Sea Horror Movies45028
Classic TV Shows46553
Classic Action & Adventure46576
Classic Thrillers46588
Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy47147
Classic Westerns47465
Classic War Movies48744
Family Features51056
British TV Shows52117
Teen Screams52147
Science & Nature TV52780
Faith & Spirituality Movies52804
Kids Music52843
Epics52858
Silent Movies53310
Stage Musicals55774
Spanish Movies58741
Irish Movies58750
French Movies58807
German Movies58886
Disney Musicals59433
Teen TV Shows60951
Greek Movies61115
New Zealand Movies63782
Disney67673
Korean TV Shows67879
Food & Travel TV72436
Cult TV Shows74652
Zombie Horror Movies75405
Vampire Horror Movies75804
Werewolf Horror Movies75930
Asian Action Movies77232
TV Horror83059
Horror Comedy89585
Music & Concert Documentaries90361
Romantic Favorites502675
Kids Faith & Spirituality751423

Using the Netflix secret codes on your computer

The secret Netflix codes will show you many hidden TV shows and movies in the Netflix catalog. Using one of the codes to browse around your Netflix takes no more than a few seconds as you unlock hundreds of hidden genres and subgenres. If you are a computer user, follow these steps:

  1. Launch your favorite web browser on your computer, and point it towards Netflix. Log in.
  2. Go to the Search bar.
  3. Copy and paste the code you want to see in the search bar.
  4. See the results that show up.

If the method shown above doesn’t work for you, don’t be alarmed. There’s another way, more old school but just as effective. The alternative recipe is:

  1. Copy this URL: https://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/
  2. Don’t press the Enter button after pasting the URL. Instead, add the secret code you want at the end of the URL.
  3. NOW you can hit “Enter.”

So that’s how you can take advantage of the Netflix secret codes in a computer. Yes, we know, computer monitors are hardly going to be the preferred way to watch Netflix for most of our readers. However, the following section will inform you about other devices.

Using the Netflix secret codes on other devices

Netflix secret codes
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Many of our kind readers will want to know how to use the Netflix secret codes in devices other than computers, naturally. 

So what’s the deal with an Amazon Fire Stick or a Roku? Open Netflix on your device, find your way to the search bar and run a search for the secret code you want. You can try the same procedure using a PlayStation or an Xbox. If that isn’t working for you, then you can try this, with the help of your desktop computer:

  1. Choose the secret code you want to use.
  2. Copy and paste the URL https://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/ into your computer’s browser.
  3. Append the secret code to the prior URL. Hit “Enter.”
  4. Browse around the hidden category until you find a show or movie you’d like to see. Then add it to your list.
  5. Now go to your Firestick, Roku, or other device and launch your Netflix app.
  6. The hidden show will now be on your watch list!

How can I watch Netflix with a VPN?

So you want to see the Netflix library in another country? A streaming VPN is the way to go. If you can’t log into your Netflix account while you’re overseas, you’ll also need the VPN.

VPNs exchange your IP address for one that comes from the VPN server you’re using. Your “new” address is from the country where the server is. So, suppose you are connected to a Japanese VPN server and log into Netflix. In that case, you’re in Japan as far as Netflix is concerned –assuming you have one of the few VPN services that work with Netflix.

The best VPNs to use with Netflix as of today are NordVPN, ExpressVPN, and Surfshark. They have plenty of servers around the globe, and each will give you reliable connections at the highest speeds so you can see an HD video stream without problems. If you’re interested in learning more about Netflix and VPNs, we have several guides that will help you with that.

The three best VPNs for Netflix are paid VPNs. However, if you are wondering if you could use a free VPN for Netflix, we can’t advise you even to try it. Most free VPNs on the internet create more security and privacy problems than they solve, and they are usually short on data quotas, resources, servers, and functionality. Besides, free VPNs are the ones that Netflix has more success finding and blocking. This is not to say that there could be a free VPN out there than can deal with Netflix. But even if it’s there, you should keep away from it. 

How can I find similar content on Netflix?

So you finished watching a TV show or a movie that you enjoyed. So naturally, you’d like to find another video that you could enjoy as much. We have good news for you: you can find similar content using a particular URL and appending the title’s ID. Here’s how you do it:

  1. Click on the title of the show or movie you liked and copy the Title ID.
  2. Now add the title ID at the end of this URL: www.netflix.com/browse/similars/. Press “Enter.”
  3. See what Netflix says to you about similar material.

Wrapping up: Yes, there is a secret catalog on Netflix!

So you heard about the Netflix secret catalog but didn’t think much about it. It sounded like an urban legend or a conspiracy theory. Well, it’s true. The secret catalog is there, it includes thousands of movies and shows, and you can enjoy it by learning about the Netflix secret codes and how to use them.

And if you use a top-notch streaming VPN to see Netflix, you will be able to see the secret catalog available in the other Netflix countries too.

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Isa is a Nigeria-born professional writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience under his belt. Having worked with some of the most renowned organizations worldwide, he’s been able to produce and publish hundreds of high-quality articles across a wide range of niches. Over time, Isa has developed an immense interest in digital security and privacy. He has always been a privacy enthusiast, and now, he's giving it all to educate people on privacy, security, and geo-blocking issues around the world.

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