Do you often scroll endlessly trying to find the perfect movie to watch on Netflix? Well, you are not alone. We all spend endless hours trying to find the perfect movie for whatever mood you’re in.
You must have probably heard that Netflix has secret genre codes rounding up some of the best niches in movies and TV. According to Netflix, these secret category codes, dates back to the earliest days of the company when Netflix was still in its DVDs-only phase. The codes have now already tops 36,000 (yes, really!) and is always growing, a treat for fans who either know exactly what they want to watch or want to try something entirely new.
These category codes are way better than what you’ll find while endlessly scrolling through the app. To use the feature, all you have to do is type “netflix.com/browse/genre/CODE” into your browser, and you’ll go straight to the secret list for that category.
The categories are super honest and focused on the vibe you’re looking for, with titles like “90-Minute Movies,” “Spicy Romance,” “Small-Town Charm” and “Take A Trip Around The World.”
Here are some of the coolest secret categories on Netflix to suit any mood.
- 90-Minute Movies
Code: 81466194: When you’re here for a good time but not a long time. See also: 90-Minute Comedies (81466224), 90-Minute Family Movies (81466229), 90-Minute Horror (81466239), 90-Minute Rom-Coms (81466228) and 90-Minute Thrillers (81466222).
2. Binge-Worthy British Crime TV Shows
Code 1192582: Crack the case on gripping dramas set across the pond, including Bodyguard, Top Boy and Safe.
Code 81231348: Sex Education, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and more stories about friends who are more like family.
Code 1964512: Fight the future with titles like Altered Carbon, Black Mirror and Love, Death + Robots — or look through Dystopian Futures (2299461) for even more sci-fi options.
Code 3272152: The description speaks for itself, but to whet your appetite — you’ll find shows like Somebody Feed Phil and Chef’s Table on here.
Code 2013975: Animated and live-action fare for everyone to enjoy together. You’ll find films here like The Mitchells vs. the Machines, Over the Moon and 13 the Musical.
Code 1143288: Shows about besties (Never Have I Ever, Grace & Frankie, etc.) to watch with your bestie — or to recommend to them after you finish.
Code 3261672: Midnight Mass, The Haunting of Bly Manor and more spooky stories with impeccable vibes.
Code 75480: Dear White People, Big Mouth, Derry Girls and more offerings sure to make you smile.
Code 2953105: If you’re newer to K-dramas, look no further than this list that includes shows like Crash Landing on You and Squid Game.
Code 2974953:The Lost Daughter, Someone Great and more unmissable films from female filmmakers.
Code 81278963: Behind the curtain with celebrities and sports stars, via the likes of Selena, Jennifer Lopez’s Halftime and the Naomi Osaka docuseries.
13. Reluctant Adults
Code 3053870: Crashing, Love, Senior Year and more remind us that growing up (and acting like a grown-up) isn’t always easy.
14. Relentless Crime Thrillers
Code 81226732: For getting up close and personal with the edge of your seat, try this collection that includes Mindhunter, Dark, Ozark and Clickbait.
Code 81493295: Inventing Anna is right at home in this mix of scripted series and real-life stories.
16. Small Town Charm
Code 81615585: Enjoy some cozy time with the likes of Ginny & Georgia, Sweet Magnolias and Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.
Code 81238162: A category for those who like their drama with a dash of the strange. (See: Manifest, Lucifer, The Umbrella Academy.)
18. Swipe Right
Code 81582488: Want reality series (Love Is Blind) and fictional stories (Sierra Burgess Is a Loser) about the highs and lows of dating all in one place? Here’s your match made in heaven.
19. Take a Trip Around the World
Code 81282911: Emily in Paris, Amazing Vacation Rentals and more for anyone with a passport burning a hole in their pocket.
Code 2314106: Get a dose of nostalgia via these ’80s-set offerings, or jump ahead a decade and check out Nostalgic ’90s (2691941).
Code 3182735: When you want a start-to-finish project and have the time to commit to it. If you’re on a tighter deadline, pursue Watch in One Night (3178549).
Still want more? Check out more exhaustive list of 266 secret category codes on TechMorung