The Netflix Secret Codes: Find Your Favorite Content in 2024

Aliu Isa  - Streaming Expert
Last updated: January 15, 2024
Read time: 13 minutes

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.


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 more inclined to see those movies or shows than the previous hundred times you had them recommended. Instead, you want something new or exciting that you had not thought of before. We know how you’re feeling and have the exact thing you need: The Netflix secret codes.

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.

A quick list of the categories

The best way to enjoy access to massive content on Netflix is through category codes. Although we have an extensive list of every genre code in this article, here is a quick list of the main categories.

How to use Netflix secret codes – Quick guide

  1. Open the Netflix app on your streaming device.
  2. Navigate to ‘Search’.
  3. Enter the code.
  4. The results will appear.

So, what are those secret Netflix codes?

You surely already noticed that the Netflix app gives 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 you have seen only 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 streaming.

You can see other Netflix catalogs by connecting to the service with a VPN to 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 secret codes for Netflix are the treasure maps you’ll need to find.

Using the Netflix search code

Here’s how you can use the codes on Netflix 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 devices.”
  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 use the secret codes to navigate your Netflix.

Netflix’s secret codes – Detailed list

And now, it’s time to reveal the secret Netflix codes list. These codes are based on our thorough research and test. So, you can use them without any hesitation.

Action & Adventure – Code 1365

Military Action & Adventure2125
Martial arts movies8985
Crime Action & Adventure9584
Comic book and superhero10118
Spy action & adventure10702
Action comedies43040
Action thrillers43048
Asian action movies77232

Anime- Code 7424

Anime dramas452
Anime Action2653
Anime Sci-Fi2729
Anime features3063
Anime series6721
Anime comedies9302
Adult animation11881

Classic Movies- Code 31574

Film Noir7687
Classic dramas29809
Classic romantic movies31273
Classic movies31574
Classic comedies31694
Classic musicals32392
Classic foreign movies32473
Classic TV shows46553
Classic action & adventure46576
Classic thrillers46588
Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy47147
Classic Westerns47465
Classic war movies48744
Silent movies53310

Comedies- Code 6548

Dark comedies869
Sports comedies2700
Teen comedies3519
Late night comedies1402
Independent comedies4195
Foreign comedies4426
Sports comedies5286
Cult comedies9434
Screwball comedies9702
Slapstick comedies10256
Stand-up comedy11559

Cult Movies- Code 7627

Campy movies1252
Cult horror movies10944

Documentaries- Code 6839

Sports documentaries180
Travel & Adventure Documentaries1159
Science & Nature Documentaries2595
Spiritual documentaries2760
Biographical Documentaries3652
Social & Cultural Documentaries3675
Military documentaries4006
Foreign documentaries5161
Historical documentaries5349
Political documentaries7018
Crime documentaries9875
Religious documentaries10005
Music & Concert documentaries90361

Dramas- Code 5763

Military dramas11
Gay & Lesbian Dramas500
Foreign dramas2150
Courtroom dramas2748
Biographic dramas3179
Dramas based on real life3653
Social Issue Dramas3947
Dramas based on books4961
Showbiz dramas5012
Political dramas6616
Crime dramas6889
Sports dramas7243
Teen dramas9299
Period pieces12123

Children & Family movies- Code 783

Movies for ages 8 to 10561
Movies for ages 5 to 75455
Animal tales5507
Movies for ages 2 to 46218
Movies for ages 0 to 26796
Movies for ages 11 to 126962
Movies based on children’s books10056
Education for kids10659
Kids TV27346
Family Features51056
Teen screams521147

Romantic Movies- Code 8883

Romantic foreign movies7153
Romantic dramas1255
Romantic comedies5475
Steamy romantic movies35800
Romantic favourites502675
Quirky romance36103

Horror Movies – Code 8711

Monster movies947
Creature features6895
Satanic stories6998
B-Horror movies8195
Slasher & serial killer movies8646
Anime horror10695
Supernatural horror movies42023
Deep sea horror movies45028
Vampire horror movies75804
Zombie horror movies75405
Werewolf horror movies75930
TV horror83059
Horror comedy89585

Sci-Fi & Fantasy- Code 1492

TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy1372
Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy1568
Sci-Fi Horror Movies1694
Alien Sci-Fi3327
Sci-Fi dramas3916
Cult Sci-Fi & Fantasy4734
Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy6485
Sci-Fi Adventures6926
Fantasy movies9744
Anime fantasy11146

Sports Movies- Code 4370

Sports movies4370
Martial arts, Boxing & Wrestling6695
Sports & Fitness9327
Baseball movies12339
Boxing movies12443
Soccer movies12549
Basketball movies12762
Football movies12803

Thrillers- Code 8933

Steamy Thrillers972
Independent thrillers3269
Psychological thrillers5505
Spy thrillers9147
Crime thrillers10499
Sci-Fi thrillers11014
Supernatural thrillers11140
Gangster movies31851

TV Shows- Code 83

TV mysteries4366
Reality TV9833
TV Documentaries10105
TV comedies10375
TV Cartoons11177
TV dramas11714
Military TV shows25804
Crime TV shows26146
British TV shows52117
Science & Nature TV52780
Teen TV shows60951
Korean TV shows67879
Food & Travel TV72436
Cult TV shows74652

Faith & Spirituality- Code 26835

Faith and Spirituality movies52804
Kids Faith and Spirituality751423

Foreign Movies- Code 7462

Belgian movies262
Latin American Movies1613
African movies3761
Chinese movies3960
Australian movies5230
Eastern European movies5254
Korean movies5685
Middle Eastern movies5875
Italian movies8221
Foreign gay & lesbian movies8243
Foreign horror movies8654
Southeast Asian movies9196
Scandinavian movies9292
Foreign thrillers10306
Japanese movies10398
Dutch movies10606
British movies10757
Foreign action & adventure11828
Art House movies29764
Spanish movies58741
Irish movies58750
French movies58807
German movies58886
Greek movies61115
New Zealand movies63782

Independent movies- Code 7077

Independent dramas384
Romantic independent movies9916
Experimental movies11079
Independent action & adventure11804

Music- Code 1701

Country & Western Folk1105
World music concerts2856
Rock & Pop concerts3278
Urban & Dance concerts9472
Jazz & Easy listening10271
Latin music10741
Showbiz musicals13573
Kids Music52843
Stage musicals55774
Disney musicals59433

Other secret Netflix codes

On top of the codes listed above, other secret codes can change your Netflix experience. These codes give you access to hidden gems by narrowing your search limits:

Recently added1592210
Short-ass movie81603903
90-minute movies81466194
Two-hour movies81396426

Netflix Christmas Codes

Netflix has various Christmas offerings that you can find via these codes:

Seasons streamings81346420
Christmas comedies1474015
Christmas for kids1726277
Canadian Christmas Children & family films1721544
British Christmas children & family films1527064
Christmas TV cartoons1395703
European Christmas children & family films1527063
Christmas children & family films1474017
Feel-good Christmas films1418977
Festive favourites107985
Festive family fun81351538
Festive fun393181
Feel-good Christmas children & family films1475066
Festive romance394388
Romantic Christmas films1394527

Netflix Halloween Codes

Netflix also has some hidden Halloween categories accessible using these codes:

Halloween comedies81510605
Family Halloween treats81346195
Halloween favourites81336575

Using the Netflix secret codes on your computer

The secret Netflix codes will show you many hidden TV shows and movies in the catalog. Using one of the codes to browse around your Netflix takes only 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 toward 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.

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

  1. Copy this URL:
  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 secret code for Netflix on a computer. Yes, we know computer monitors will hardly be the preferred way to watch Netflix for most of our readers. However, the following section will inform you about other devices.

Using the secret Netflix code on other devices

Netflix secret codes

Naturally, many of our kind readers will want to know how to use the secret codes for Netflix on devices other than computers.

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 into your computer’s browser.
  3. Append the secret code to the prior URL. Hit “Enter.”
  4. Browse the hidden category until you find a show or movie you want 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, do you want to see the Netflix library in another country? A streaming VPN is a way to go. You’ll also need the VPN if you can’t log into your Netflix account while overseas.

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 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. Here is how you can unblock various Netflix libraries:

  1. Subscribe to a reliable VPN – We recommend NordVPN for speedy servers for buffer-free streaming.
  2. Download and install – Visit the VPN’s website to download the appropriate app for your device. Thankfully, the VPN supports almost all operating systems.
  3. Connect to a server – Open the server list and connect to a location from where you want to access the Netflix library.
  4. Use the Netflix codes – Explore the specific genres and content with the Netflix search code.

Can I use a free VPN? We’ve heard you asked. Well, 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 there could be a free VPN to deal with Netflix. But even if it’s there, you should keep away from it.

In which countries do Netflix’s secret codes work?

Generally, you can use the secret codes in countries where Netflix is available. However, each category’s titles may differ in your location because of licensing and distribution agreements.

So, although the Netflix secret codes will work globally, the content in each category may vary. For instance, a US TV show category may have different titles than one in Australia.

Nonetheless, you can use a Netflix VPN to access other Netflix libraries, thus increasing your options. For example, the US has the most titles with 5,879 (1,844 TV shows and 4,035 movies), and Canada has the biggest movie selection with 4,043 films.

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: 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 show or movie title you liked and copy the Title ID.
  2. Now add the title ID at the end of this URL: Press “Enter.”
  3. See what Netflix says to you about similar material.


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 TV shows, and you can enjoy it by learning about Netflix’s secret codes and how to use them.

And if you use a top-notch streaming VPN to see Netflix, you can also see the secret catalog available in other Netflix countries.


This is one of those cases in which the rumors are all true! There are secret Netflix codes that will give you access to hidden titles. 

You can use any Netflix secret code (they are all numbers) by appending it to the URL

Unfortunately, you can’t. The PS4 app (as well as many other Netflix apps) won’t let you edit any URLs directly. However, you can still see the hidden material once you’ve added it to your Netflix watchlist from another device — a computer is the easiest.

Most secret codes we’ve shown you will work in any country.

While Netflix does not have a category for adult content only, you can use code 11781 to access steamy romance movies that are not visible in the regular browsing experience.

Yes. Netflix has a secret menu that is not visible in the regular categories. These categories can be accessed using special codes like those provided in this article.

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Aliu Isa

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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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