21 Netflix Secret Codes To Find The Perfect Movie For Any Occasion

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.

  1. 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.

3. Chosen Family  

Code 81231348: Sex Education, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and more stories about friends who are more like family.

4. Cyberpunk

Code 1964512: Fight the future with titles like Altered CarbonBlack Mirror and Love, Death + Robots — or look through Dystopian Futures (2299461) for even more sci-fi options. 

5. Don’t Watch Hungry

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.

6. Family Movie Night

Code 2013975: Animated and live-action fare for everyone to enjoy together. You’ll find films here like The Mitchells vs. the MachinesOver the Moon and 13 the Musical.

7. Gal-Pal TV Shows

Code 1143288: Shows about besties (Never Have I EverGrace & Frankie, etc.) to watch with your bestie — or to recommend to them after you finish. 

8. High Brow Horror

Code 3261672: Midnight Mass, The Haunting of Bly Manor and more spooky stories with impeccable vibes.

9. Irreverent TV Comedies

Code 75480: Dear White PeopleBig Mouth, Derry Girls and more offerings sure to make you smile.

10. K-Dramas for Beginners

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.

11. Movies Directed by Women

Code 2974953:The Lost DaughterSomeone Great and more unmissable films from female filmmakers.

12. Pop Culture Icons

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: CrashingLoveSenior 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, DarkOzark and Clickbait

15. Schemers & Scammers

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.

17. Supernatural Soaps

Code 81238162: A category for those who like their drama with a dash of the strange. (See: ManifestLuciferThe 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.

20. Totally Awesome ’80s 

Code 2314106: Get a dose of nostalgia via these ’80s-set offerings, or jump ahead a decade and check out Nostalgic ’90s (2691941).

21. Watch in One Weekend 

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

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