The Netflix Codes That Will Save You Hours Of Pointless Browsing

We’ve all been there. It’s been a long week and it’s only Wednesday. You’ve had the kind of day where you order a parcel to the wrong address, send that text to your dad by mistake and you’re pretty much at the end of a very strained tether. All brain power for the day has been poured into a nice big glass of wine and you’re just settling into the sofa to watch an hopefully reassuring film. It’s ok, you think, Netflix is my friend. Netflix will be kind to me. How wrong you were. Hours, days, months even are then spent trying to sift through the Bring It On sequels you’ve seen a thousand times, and God knows you just can’t face anything with Mark Wahlberg in right now. Which feels like everything as you’re scrolling endlessly down the screen.

The algorithms that make Netflix Netflix are structured so there’s a limit to the amount of content that can be squeezed on your home screen, which is why it can feel like there’s never anything new. However, luckily some clever cookie has discovered the existence of some ‘secret’ codes that will redirect you instantly to the genre page of your choice.

To access these pages, copy this link into your browser…

http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/

…and then add the following codes to the end. So for example Action and Adventure looks like this: http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/1365

Happy browsing!

Action & Adventure: 1365
Action Comedies: 43040
Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy: 1568
Action Thrillers: 43048
Adventures: 7442
African: 3761
Alien Sci-Fi: 3327
Animal Tales: 5507
Anime: 7424
Art House: 29764
Asian Action: 77232
Australian: 5230
B-Horror: 8195
Baseball: 12339
Basketball: 12762
Belgian: 262
Biographical Documentaries: 3652
Biographical Dramas: 3179
Boxing: 12443
British Movies: 10757
British TV Shows: 52117
Children & Family Films: 783
Chinese Films: 3960
Classic Action & Adventure: 46576
Classic Comedies: 31694
Classic Dramas: 29809
Classic Foreign Films: 32473
Classic Films Generally: 31574
Classic Musicals: 32392
Classic Romantic: 31273
Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy: 47147
Classic Thrillers: 46588
Classic TV Shows: 46553
Classic War Films: 48744
Classic Westerns: 47465
Comedies: 6548
Comic Book and Superhero Films: 10118
Country & Western/Folk: 1105
Courtroom Dramas: 528582748
Crime Action & Adventure: 9584
Crime Documentaries: 9875
Crime Dramas: 6889
Crime Thrillers: 10499
Crime TV Shows: 26146
Cult Comedies: 9434
Cult Horror: 10944
Cult Films: 7627
Cult Sci-Fi & Fantasy: 4734
Cult TV Shows: 74652
Dark Comedies: 869
Deep Sea Horror: 45028
Disney: 67673
Disney Musicals: 59433
Documentaries: 6839
Dramas: 5763
Dramas based on Books: 4961
Dramas based on real life: 3653
Dutch Films: 10606
Eastern European Films: 5254
Epics: 52858
Experimental Films: 11079
Family Features: 51056
Fantasy: 9744
Film Noir: 7687
Football: 12803
Foreign Action & Adventure: 11828
Foreign Comedies: 4426
Foreign Documentaries: 5161
Foreign Dramas: 2150
Foreign Gay & Lesbian: 8243
Foreign Horror: 8654
Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy: 6485
Foreign Thrillers: 10306
French Films: 58807
Gangster Movies: 31851
Gay & Lesbian Dramas: 500
German Films: 58886
Greek Films: 61115
Historical Documentaries: 5349
Horror Comedy: 89585
Horror: 8711
Independent Action & Adventure: 11804
Independent Comedies: 4195
Independent Dramas: 384
Independent Thrillers: 3269
Indian Films: 10463
Irish Films: 58750
Italian Films: 8221
Japanese Films: 10398
Jazz & Easy Listening: 10271
Korean Films: 5685
Late Night Comedies: 1402
Latin American Films: 1613
Latin Music: 10741
Martial Arts, Boxing & Wrestling: 6695
Middle Eastern Films: 5875
Military Action & Adventure: 2125
Military Documentaries: 4006
Military Dramas: 11
Military TV Shows: 25804
Miniseries: 4814
Mockumentaries: 26
Monster Movies: 947
Music & Concert Documentaries: 90361
Music: 1701
Musicals: 13335
Mysteries: 9994
New Zealand Films: 63782
Period Pieces: 12123
Political Comedies: 2700
Political Documentaries: 7018
Political Dramas: 6616
Political Thrillers: 10504
Psychological Thrillers: 5505
Quirky Romance: 36103
Reality TV: 9833
Religious Documentaries: 10005
Rock & Pop Concerts: 3278
Rom Coms: 5475
Romantic Dramas: 1255
Romantic Foreign Films: 7153
Romantic Independent Films: 9916
Russian Films: 11567
Satires: 4922
Scandinavian Films: 9292
Sci-Fi & Fantasy: 1492
Sci-Fi Adventure: 6926
Sci-Fi Dramas: 3916
Sci-Fi Horror: 1694
Sci-Fi Thrillers: 11014
Science & Nature Documentaries: 2595
Science & Nature TV: 52780
Screwball Comedies: 9702
Showbiz Dramas: 5012
Showbiz Musicals: 13573
Silent Films: 53310
Slapstick Comedies: 10256
Slasher and Serial Killer: 8646
Social & Cultural Documentaries: 3675
Social Issue Dramas: 3947
Southeast Asian Films: 9196
Spanish Films: 58741
Sports & Fitness: 9327
Sports Comedies: 5286
Sports Documentaries: 180
Sports Dramas: 7243
Sports: 4370
Spy Action & Adventure: 10702
Spy Thrillers: 9147
Stage Musicals: 55774
Stand-up Comedy: 11559
Steamy Romantic Films: 35800
Steamy Thrillers: 972
Supernatural Horror: 42023
Supernatural Thrillers: 11140
Tearjerkers: 6384
Teen Comedies: 3519
Thrillers: 8933
Travel & Adventure Documentaries: 1159
TV Action & Adventure: 10673
TV Cartoons: 11177
TV Comedies: 10375
TV Documentaries: 10105
TV Dramas: 11714
TV Horror: 83059
TV Mysteries: 4366
TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy: 1372
Vampire Horror: 75804
Werewolf Horror: 75930
Westerns: 7700
World Music Concerts: 2856
Zombie Horror: 75405

The full list can be found here.

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