Netflix secret codes in 2020 (updated list)

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Sometimes it is difficult to find something that we really want to see on Netflix, but with these secret codes, you will have it easier than ever. Access movies and series that do not appear on the cover of the application on televisions, mobiles or computers.

Secret Netflix Codes That Unlock Hidden Movies And Shows
Secret Netflix Codes That Unlock Hidden Movies And Shows

Netflix has become one of the streaming platforms with the most users worldwide. The variety of content It is probably the key to its success since there are series and films for all tastes and ages.

And its interface is not bad either. Both the apps and the desktop version are easy to use, and they make it very easy to navigate the contents and view them on any screen.

Something that is especially practical on Netflix is ​​the recommendations. Based on the content we watch, Netflix generates recommendations for similar content, customized for each user.

It is very useful when we want to see a series or movie of similar theme or genre to other content that we have already seen. But when we want to see something different, things get a little complicated.

Netflix allows you to search for content on several different categories, apart from dividing it into series and movies. But they are few categories, and too general, and sometimes it can be difficult to find something of a very specific type because of it.

However, even if it is not among the common options, there are ways to search for content of a specific type more easily. We refer to the secret codes with which Netflix classifies its content.

Index of contents

  • Action and adventure
  • Anime
  • Movies for the whole family
  • Classic movies
  • Comedies
  • Cult Movies
  • Documentaries
  • Dramas
  • Faith and spirituality
  • Foreign films
  • LGBTQ Themed Movies
  • Horror movies
  • Independent Movies
  • Music
  • Musicals
  • Romantic
  • Science fiction and fantasy
  • Movies about sports
  • Thrillers
  • TV series

There are a number of very specific categories and subcategories that you can access if you know the right codes. All you have to do is enter the URL in the address bar of your browser, and replace the X with the code of the category you want.

So that you do not have to complicate your life looking for the codes manually, in this list we have compiled all the codes that are known today. Of course, keep in mind that as Netflix content varies according to the country you are in, some categories could appear totally empty.

Action and adventure

Horror Movies
Horror Movies

The code for this category is 1365, and it shows a considerable variety of content spread across different sub-genres, including animation, thriller comedy, crime, fantasy and even book-based content.

Among other titles, you can find the Bourne saga, Origin, Godzilla, The Forsaken, Saving Private Ryan, Hancock, and even the saga of The dark knight.

If you want to search for specific types of movies within the action-adventure genre, the codes would be the following:

  • Action & Adventure Classics: 46576
  • Action Comedies: 43040
  • Action thrillers: 43048
  • Adventures: 7442
  • Movies about comics and superheroes: 10118
  • Action and war adventures: 2125
  • Movies from the West: 7700
  • Asian Action Movies: 77232
  • Spy Action & Adventures: 10702
  • Action & Adventure Police: 9584
  • Foreign Action Movies: 11828
  • Martial Arts Movies: 8985


Science Fiction And Fantasy
Science Fiction And Fantasy

The code is 7424. Animation has been accompanying many since childhood, and Netflix does not neglect this type of content. In fact, this section has grown considerably in recent months.

You can find classic series like Neon Genesis Evangelion, Slayers, Fullmetal Alchemist, Naruto … And not everything is series, there are also movies like Your Name, Akira, and many of those Studio Ghibli, which Netflix has recently added to its catalogue.

If you want to search by more specific subcategories, the codes are as follows:

  • Animation for adults: 11881
  • Action anime: 2653
  • Comedy anime: 9302
  • Drama anime: 452
  • Anime feature films: 3063
  • Science fiction anime: 2729
  • Horror anime: 10695
  • Fantasy anime: 11146
  • Anime series: 6721

Movies for the whole family

Movies For The Whole Family
Movies For The Whole Family


The code for this category is 783, and it is perfect for entertaining young and old alike. And is that not limited to movies children’s, although it is true that you can find much of the children’s content on the platform in this category.

In this section, you will find titles such as the Harry Potter saga, How to train your dragon, Matilda, and even Grease and some of the movies from the Indiana Jones saga.

So that you can search in the subcategories, we leave you the codes here:

  • Movies for ages 0-2: 6796
  • Movies for 2-4 years: 6218
  • Movies for 5-7 years: 5455
  • Movies for 8-10 years: 561
  • Movies for 11-12 years: 6962
  • Educational for children: 10659
  • Disney: 67673
  • Movies based on children’s books: 10056
  • Family feature films: 51056
  • TV Cartoon: 11177
  • Children’s TV: 27346
  • Children’s music: 52843
  • Animal stories: 5507

Classic movies

Classic Movies
Classic Movies

The code for this category is 31574. It is a perfect category for the most nostalgic, and also for those who have to see some of the great films in the history of cinema.

Surely you know many of the movies that are in this category. Among others, you can find Forrest Gump, Jumanji, and the Jurassic Park sagas and The Godfather.

The specific codes for subcategories are as follows:

  • Classic Comedies: 31694
  • Classic dramas: 29809
  • Science fiction and classic fantasy: 47147
  • Classic thrillers: 46588
  • Film noir: 7687
  • Classic war movies: 48744
  • Epics: 52858
  • Foreign Classic Movies: 32473
  • Silent Movies: 53310
  • Classic Western Movies: 47465


Comedy Movies
Comedy Movies

The code for this category is 6548. We all want to watch something fun every now and then, and Netflix has some content for those times, too. In this section, you can find, for example, various films from Monty Python.

But there are not only series and movies. Netflix has monologues of many comedians on its platform, so if you like comedy shows, this is a good option to enjoy your favourite comics.

We leave you here the subcategory codes:

  • Dark Comedies: 869
  • Foreign Comedies: 4426
  • Nightly Comedies: 1402
  • False documentaries: 26
  • Political comedies: 2700
  • Tangled Comedies 9702
  • Sports Comedies: 5286
  • Humorists’ monologues: 11559
  • Youth Comedies: 3519
  • Parodies: 4922
  • Romantic Comedies: 5475
  • Antics Comedies: 10256

Cult Movies

Cult Movies
Cult Movies

The code is 7627. This category partially overlaps with that of classic films, but it also has its own jewels within the classification. For example, in this section, you will find movies like Pulp fiction. It’s a more limited category, but it’s worth taking a look if you’re looking for something different to see.

We leave you here the content subcategories that you can find, with their respective codes:

  • Series B horror movies: 8195
  • Kitsch Movies: 1252
  • Cult Horror Movies: 10944
  • Sci-Fi & Cult Fantasy: 4734
  • Cult Comedies: 9434


Documentaries Netflix
Documentaries Netflix

The category code is 6839. Although it is not the speciality of Netflix, the platform has many documentaries of various genres. There are of nature, science, true crime, history… You will certainly find something you like.

In this section, we can highlight some content such as Mars, Great events of the Second World War in colour, or The disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

The subcategory codes are as follows:

  • Biographical documentaries: 3652
  • Crime Documentaries: 9875
  • Foreign documentaries: 5161
  • Historical Documentaries: 5349
  • War Documentaries: 4006
  • Sports Documentaries: 180
  • Music and concert documentaries: 90361
  • Travel & Adventure Documentaries: 1159
  • Documentaries on politics: 7018
  • Documentaries on religion: 10005
  • Documentaries about science and nature: 2595
  • Sociocultural documentaries: 3675


Netflix Drama
Netflix Drama

The category code is 5763. If you want to spend some time with intense emotions and complex stories, the drama section will probably interest you. It has numerous subcategories, so you can further narrow your searches by genre and subject.

There are classics like The unstoppable Will Hunting and Seven Souls, but also more recent content such as the film version of The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

The available subcategories are as follows:

  • Biographical dramas: 3179
  • Classic dramas: 29809
  • Legal dramas: 528582748
  • Police Dramas: 6889
  • Dramas based on books: 4961
  • Dramas based on real events:: 3653
  • Tear: 6384
  • Foreign dramas: 2150
  • Sports Dramas: 7243
  • LGBTQ dramas: 500
  • Independent dramas: 384
  • Youth Dramas: 9299
  • War dramas: 11
  • Vintage: 12123
  • Political dramas: 6616
  • Romantic Dramas: 1255
  • Entertainment Dramas: 5012
  • Social dramas: 3947

Faith and spirituality

Faith And Spirituality
Faith And Spirituality

The code is 26835. This category is somewhat particular, and at least in Spain, it does not have too much content available. However, what there is quite varied. You have available documentaries like The Story of God with Morgan Freeman, and movies like The Two Popes and Seven Years in Tibet.

The available subcategories are as follows:

Movies about faith and spirituality: 52804

  • Spiritual Documentaries: 2760
  • Faith and spirituality for children: 751423

Foreign films

Foreign Films
Foreign Films

You can access the category of foreign films with the code 7462. In this classification a small problem arises: it is made for English speaking countries So depending on the country you are in, the category code may not show any results.

However, subcategories work much better, especially those that classify content by country of origin. If you are a movie buff from a specific country, the codes will be very useful.

The subcategories are:

  • Art Film and Rehearsal: 29764
  • Foreign Action & Adventure: 11828
  • Classic Foreign Movies: 32473
  • Foreign Comedies: 4426
  • Foreign documentaries: 5161
  • Foreign dramas: 2150
  • Foreign LGBTQ Movies: 8243
  • Foreign horror movies: 8654
  • Foreign science fiction and fantasy: 6485
  • Foreign Thrillers: 10306
  • Foreign Romance Movies: 7153
  • African Cinema: 3761
  • Australian Cinema: 5230
  • Belgian Cinema: 262
  • Korean cinema: 5685
  • Cinema of Latin America: 1613
  • Middle Eastern Cinema: 5875
  • New Zealand Cinema: 63782
  • Russian cinema: 11567
  • Scandinavian Cinema: 9292
  • Southeast Asian Cinema: 9196
  • Spanish cinema: 58741
  • Greek Cinema: 61115
  • German cinema: 58886
  • French cinema: 58807
  • Eastern European Cinema: 5254
  • Netherlands Cinema: 10606
  • Irish Cinema: 58750
  • Japanese cinema: 10398
  • Italian cinema: 8221
  • Cinema of India: 10463
  • Cinema of China: 3960
  • UK Cinema: 10757

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LGBTQ Themed Movies

Lgbtq Themed Movies
Lgbtq Themed Movies

The code for this category is 5977. The cinema and series with the highest gender diversity and sexual orientation They are opening a gap in all streaming platforms and Netflix dedicates an exclusive category to them so that you can find them easily.

There is already enough content in this category, and you can also find it by subcategories with the following codes:

  • LGBTQ Comedies: 7120
  • LGBTQ dramas: 500
  • LGBTQ Romantic Movies: 3329
  • LGBTQ Foreign Movies: 8243
  • LGBTQ documentaries: 4720
  • LGBTQ series: 65263

Horror movies

Horror Movies
Horror Movies

To access this category, the code is 8711. Without a doubt, horror fans have content to entertain themselves for days and days with everything that Netflix includes in this category.

There is very varied genres, although probably the most numerous films are those related to serial killers like The Red Dragon and supernatural horror movies like the Insidious saga.

These are the subcategory codes:

  • Series B horror movies: 8195
  • Feature films about creatures: 6895
  • Cult Horror Movies: 10944
  • Horror movies in the deep sea: 45028
  • Foreign horror movies: 8654
  • Horror Comedies: 89585
  • Monster Movies: 947
  • Movies about serial killers: 8646
  • Supernatural Horror Movies: 42023
  • Youth Terror: 52147
  • Vampire Horror Movies: 75804
  • Horror Movies of Lycans 75930
  • Zombie Horror Movies: 75405
  • Satanic Stories: 6998

Independent Movies

Independent Movies
Independent Movies

The access code is 7077. Within this category, you will find independent productions, but they are very worthwhile. Includes many of Netflix’s own projects such as Unicorn Store (starring Brie Larson), and award-winning Rome.

Here are the subcategory codes:

  • Experimental films: 11079
  • Independent action and adventure: 11804
  • Independent Thrillers: 3269
  • Independent Romantic Movies: 9916
  • Independent Comedies: 4195
  • Independent dramas 384


Music Netflix
Music Netflix

To access content related to music, the code is 1701. It is not exactly about musicals (since they have their own category), but about content dedicated to music.

It mainly has documentaries, but there are also some series and movies within this category.

The subcategories are as follows:

  • Children’s music: 52843
  • Country and Folk: 1105
  • Jazz: 10271
  • Latin music: 10741
  • Urban and dance concerts: 9472
  • World music concerts: 2856
  • Pop and Rock Concerts: 3278

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Universal pictures

Use 13335 to access this content. As we mentioned before, musicals have their own category. Some of the titles that you can find are Grease and Mamma Mia!

These are the available subcategories. We remind you however that with the arrival of Disney +, most of that company’s content has disappeared from Netflix:

  • Classical Musicals: 32392
  • Disney Musicals: 59433
  • Musicals on show business: 13573
  • Theatrical musicals: 55774


Romatic Netflix
Romatic Netflix

The code for this category is 8883. It has tons of titles from various genres, including from romantic comedies to dramas. There are also some Bollywood hits, in case you are interested in seeing something different.

Here are all the subcategories:

  • Romantic favourites: 502675
  • Eccentric romantics: 36103
  • Independent Romantic Movies: 9916
  • Foreign Romantic Movies: 7153
  • Romantic Dramas 1255
  • Sensual romantic movies: 35800
  • Classic romantic movies: 31273
  • Romantic Comedies 5475

Science fiction and fantasy

Science Fiction And Fantasy Movies
Science Fiction And Fantasy Movies

To access it, use code 1492. This is the category in which the sagas stand out the most since it includes sagas like Matrix, The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Jurassic Park or The Mummy. And of course, it also has many series.

The subcategories are as follows:

  • Science fiction and action fantasy:: 1568
  • Alien science fiction: 3327
  • Classic science fiction and fantasy: 47147
  • Science fiction and cult fantasy: 4734
  • Fantastic Movies: 9744
  • Adventure Science Fiction: 6926
  • Science fiction dramas: 3916
  • Sci-Fi Horror Movies: 1694
  • Science-fiction thrillers: 11014
  • Foreign science fiction and fantasy: 6485

Movies about sports

The access code is 4370. You may be surprised, but Netflix has a lot of content related to very different sports. Documentaries like Formula 1: The thrill of a Grand Prize They have a leading role, but there are also numerous series and movies in this section.

Sports Movies On Netflix
Sports Movies On Netflix

Here are the subcategory codes:

  • Sports Comedies: 5286
  • Sports Documentaries: 180
  • Sports Dramas: 7243
  • Baseball Movies: 12339
  • American Football Movies: 12803
  • Boxing Movies: 12443
  • Soccer movies: 12549
  • Martial arts, boxing and wrestling: 6695
  • Basketball Movies: 12762
  • Sports and Exercise: 9327



The access code is 8933. The intrigue plots They have a place in many genres, so in this category you can surely find something according to your tastes. Some of the titles you can find are Zodiac, Blind and Operation Finale.

Below are the available subcategories:

  • Action thrillers: 43048
  • Classic thrillers: 46588
  • Police thrillers: 10499
  • Foreign Thrillers: 10306
  • Independent Thrillers: 3269
  • Mobster Movies: 31851
  • Psychological thrillers: 5505
  • Political thrillers: 10504
  • Mysteries: 9994
  • Science-fiction thrillers: 11014
  • Spy Thrillers: 9147
  • Sensual thrillers: 972
  • Supernatural Thrillers: 11140

TV series

Tv Series
Tv Series

The code to access the series is 83. We have mentioned that some categories have a lot of content, but probably this is the one that includes the most. All series available on Netflix can be found here.

And if you are interested in very specific series, you can use the following subcategories:

  • British series: 52117
  • Classic series: 46553
  • Police series: 26146
  • Cult series: 74652
  • Food & Travel Series: 72436
  • Children’s series: 27346
  • Korean series: 67879
  • Miniseries: 4814
  • War series: 25804
  • Series on science and nature: 52780
  • Action & Adventure Series: 10673
  • Comic series: 10375
  • Docuseries: 10105
  • Drama series: 11714
  • Horror series: 83059
  • Mystery series: 4366
  • Sci-Fi & Fantasy Series: 1372
  • Realities: 9833
  • Youth Series: 60951