So it turns out Netflix has secret codes that you type into the search bar to find niche TV & movie genres like romantic foreign and vampire horror movies.
I first learnt about Netflix’s hidden genre codes through a viral Instagram reel called ‘Netflix codes you didn’t know about’, which included codes for sad movies, superheroes and Disney films. BUT I had to find more, and OOH boy there are so many.
A quick search of the net led me to a slightly dodgy website, but a very useful website nonetheless called Netflix Streaming by Alternate Genres.This website quite literally has hundreds of different options, and finding a niche hangover movie has never been so easy.
I don’t know about you, but sometimes I’m in a mood to watch a steamy romantic movie or a political drama on Netflix, but I can’t think of one on the top of my head. Looking up genres through helpful codes is a game-changer for my terrible memory recall.
Here is a lil’ list of some of the Netflix genre codes available. But as I said, there are literally hundreds more.
Comic Book and Superhero Movies (10118)
Martial Arts Movies (8985)
Adult Animation (11881)
Classic Comedies (31694)
Political Comedies (2700)
Stand Up Comedy (11559)
Cult Horror Movies (10944)
Crime Documentaries (9875)
Science & Nature Documentaries (2595)
Romantic Foreign Movies (7153)
Australian Movies (5230)
Teen Screams (52147)
Steamy Romantic Movies (31273)
Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy (1568)
Gangster Movies (31851)
Vampire Horror Movies (75804)
Action & Adventure starring Bruce Lee (4143)
Comedies starring Ben Stiller (966)
Comedies starring Nicolas Cage (134)
Gay & Lesbian Coming-of-age movies (2724)
MTV TV Shows (4221)
British TV Shows (52117)
Cult TV Shows (74652)
BBC Miniseries (1580)
The Netflix sub genres are so weirdly specific and I do wonder how many comedies starring Ben Stiller there could possibly be, but you know, each to their own.
If you ever thought you were too edgy for Netflix, think again…because there is quite literally a code for everything.