Need Help Finding the Perfect Things to Watch on Netflix? Try These Secret Codes

Do you ever spend more time scrolling through Netflix, looking for the perfect thing to watch, than actually watching Netflix?

If you answered yes to the above, you're far from alone. Sometimes, the amount of content on the platform is just overwhelming, and it can be nearly impossible to find just the thing that suits your mood at that moment in time.

But what if we told you that Netflix has been hiding one of its biggest tools from us all along? We're talking about Netflix codes. Netflix actually has secret number codes tied to different genres and movie categories, and knowing them can help you find exactly what you're looking for in an instant. Here's how they work, and the codes you should try out first.

How Do Netflix Codes Work?

It may sound complicated, but it's actually pretty easy to get the most out of Netflix codes. If you're on a browser, you can simply input, replacing the 123 code at the end with the number of your desired code. And if you're on a Netflix app, just type the code into the search bar to generate the results.

While there doesn't seem to be much rhyme or reason to how these codes are generated, it's a good thing you don't have to memorize them. Just write down the ones that interest you, and you'll be good to go!


Notable Codes

  • 1255: Romantic Dramas
  • 1365: Action and Adventure
  • 1492: Sci-fi and Fantasy
  • 2595: Science and Nature Documentaries
  • 3519: Teen Comedies

Netflix: To All the Boys: Always and Forever

(via Netflix)
  • 4195: Indie Comedies
  • 4370: Sports Movies
  • 5475: Rom-Coms
  • 5507: Animals
  • 5763: Dramas
  • 6548: Comedies
  • 6839: Documentaries
  • 7424: Anime

Netflix: Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood

(via Netflix)
  • 8711: Horror Movies
  • 8883: Romance Movies
  • 8933: Thrillers
  • 9299: Teen Dramas
  • 9744: Fantasy
  • 9833: Reality TV
  • 9916: Indie Romance

Netflix: Love, Guaranteed

(via Netflix)
  • 11559: Stand-up Comedy
  • 13335: Musicals
  • 31574: Classic Movies
  • 52117: British TV Shows
  • 52147: Teen Horror
  • 60951: Teen TV Shows

Netflix: Derry Girls

(via Netflix)
  • 67673: Disney
  • 72436: Food and Travel
  • 90361: Music and Concert Documentaries
  • 1394527: Romantic Christmas Movies


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