Netflix houses thousands of secret codes within its library, revealing a hidden menu of extra streaming content not typically visible on your home screen. These codes enable users to explore niche categories and genres by entering a specific URL:, with the “CODE” being the category-specific code.

However, content availability varies by location, and codes may not always work, so checking periodically is not a bad idea. Netflix content restrictions in South Africa present a real challenge for local subscribers, directly impacting their viewing experience. Due to licensing agreements, the range of shows and movies available in South Africa is limited compared to larger markets like the US. This discrepancy can be frustrating for viewers eager to dive into the latest series or films that are buzzing internationally but find themselves blocked by regional restrictions.

This situation creates a sense of exclusion from global cultural phenomena and discussions, as South African users may face delays in accessing new releases or might not receive them at all.

Some South African users utilize VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) to circumvent geographical restrictions on Netflix. A VPN can mask the user’s actual location and make it appear as though they are accessing the internet from a different country, potentially unlocking content that’s not available in their region. However, it’s important to note that the use of VPNs to bypass content restrictions goes against Netflix’s terms of service. Netflix actively works to identify and block VPN use, so while it may be a temporary solution for some, it’s not guaranteed to work indefinitely and could lead to issues with your account.

In the list below codes are provided for a range of genres including holiday content, action-adventure, comedy, LGBTQ movies, documentaries, family-friendly films, and more, each leading to specialized content areas. For device-specific instructions on entering codes, methods vary, including searching for genres on smart TVs or using the search function on platforms like PS4 and iPhone to find related titles. Honorable mentions to tubidy and a very special thanks for sending us this post!

Your Ultimate Guide to Hidden Gems in South Africa

Netflix offers a plethora of content to choose from, enhancing your viewing experience with a vast array of genres. Beyond the visible categories, there lies a secret, yet accessible aspect of Netflix – the Secret Category Codes. These codes unlock niche and specific parts of the Netflix genre tree, allowing a personalised way to discover new content.

Each ID code is a numerical representation that taps into these sub-genres. To use them, simply navigate to your browser and enter the URL followed by the chosen code. Here’s a quick guide to using Netflix’s secret codes:

  1. Open your web browser.
  2. Go to
  3. Attach the ID code of the genre you wish to explore.

For instance, if you’re interested in “Action & Adventure,” the ID code is 1365. Just add it to the URL (i.e.,

Here’s a snippet of genre codes for quick access:

Genre ID Code
Action & Adventure 1365
Action Comedies 43040
Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy 1568
Action Thrillers 43048
Adult Animation 11881
Adventures 7442
African Movies 3761
Alien Sci-Fi 3327
Animal Tales 5507
Anime Action 2653
Anime Comedies 9302
Anime Dramas 452
Anime Fantasy 11146
Anime Features 3063
Anime Horror 10695
Anime Sci-Fi 2729
Anime Series 6721
Anime 7424
Art House Movies 29764
Asian Action Movies 77232
Australian Movies 5230
B-Horror Movies 8195
Baseball Movies 12339
Basketball Movies 12762
Belgian Movies 262
Biographical Documentaries 3652
Biographical Dramas 3179
Boxing Movies 12443
British Movies 10757
British TV Shows 52117
Campy Movies 1252
Children & Family Movies 783
Chinese Movies 3960
Classic Action & Adventure 46576
Classic Comedies 31694
Classic Dramas 29809
Classic Foreign Movies 32473
Classic Movies 31574
Classic Musicals 32392
Classic Romantic Movies 31273
Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy 47147
Classic Thrillers 46588
Classic TV Shows 46553
Classic War Movies 48744
Classic Westerns 47465
Comedies 6548
Comic Book and Superhero Movies 10118
Country & Western/Folk 1105
Courtroom Dramas 2748
Creature Features 6895
Crime Action & Adventure 9584
Crime Documentaries 9875
Crime Dramas 6889
Crime Thrillers 10499
Crime TV Shows 26146
Cult Comedies 9434
Cult Horror Movies 10944
Cult Movies 7627
Cult Sci-Fi & Fantasy 4734
Cult TV Shows 74652
Dark Comedies 869
Deep Sea Horror Movies 45028
Disney Musicals 59433
Disney 67673
Documentaries 6839
Dramas based on Books 4961
Dramas based on real life 3653
Dramas 5763
Dutch Movies 10606
Eastern European Movies 5254
Education for Kids 10659
Epics 52858
Experimental Movies 11079
Faith & Spirituality Movies 52804
Faith & Spirituality 26835
Family Features 51056
Fantasy Movies 9744
Film Noir 7687
Food & Travel TV 72436
Football Movies 12803
Foreign Action & Adventure 11828
Foreign Comedies 4426
Foreign Documentaries 5161
Foreign Dramas 2150
Foreign Gay & Lesbian Movies 8243
Foreign Horror Movies 8654
Foreign Movies 7462
Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy 6485
Foreign Thrillers 10306
French Movies 58807
Gangster Movies 31851
Gay & Lesbian Dramas 500
German Movies 58886
Greek Movies 61115
Historical Documentaries 5349
Horror Comedy 89585
Horror Movies 8711
Independent Action & Adventure 11804
Independent Comedies 4195
Independent Dramas 384
Independent Movies 7077
Independent Thrillers 3269
Indian Movies 10463
Irish Movies 58750
Italian Movies 8221
Japanese Movies 10398
Jazz & Easy Listening 10271
Kids Faith & Spirituality 751423
Kids Music 52843
Kids’ TV 27346
Korean Movies 5685
Korean TV Shows 67879
Late Night Comedies 1402
Latin American Movies 1613
Latin Music 10741
Martial Arts Movies 8985
Martial Arts.. Boxing & Wrestling 6695
Middle Eastern Movies 5875
Military Action & Adventure 2125
Military Documentaries 4006
Military Dramas 11
Military TV Shows 25804
Miniseries 4814
Mockumentaries 26
Monster Movies 947
Movies based on children’s books 10056
Movies for ages 0 to 2 6796
Movies for ages 11 to 12 6962
Movies for ages 2 to 4 6218
Movies for ages 5 to 7 5455
Movies for ages 8 to 10 561
Music & Concert Documentaries 90361
Music 1701
Musicals 13335
Mysteries 9994
New Zealand Movies 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
Romantic Comedies 5475
Romantic Dramas 1255
Romantic Favorites 502675
Romantic Foreign Movies 7153
Romantic Independent Movies 9916
Romantic Movies 8883
Russian 11567
Satanic Stories 6998
Satires 4922
Scandinavian Movies 9292
Sci-Fi & Fantasy 1492
Sci-Fi Adventure 6926
Sci-Fi Dramas 3916
Sci-Fi Horror Movies 1694
Sci-Fi Thrillers 11014
Science & Nature Documentaries 2595
Science & Nature TV 52780
Screwball Comedies 9702
Showbiz Dramas 5012
Showbiz Musicals 13573
Silent Movies 53310
Slapstick Comedies 10256
Slasher and Serial Killer Movies 8646
Soccer Movies 12549
Social & Cultural Documentaries 3675
Social Issue Dramas 3947
Southeast Asian Movies 9196
Spanish Movies 58741
Spiritual Documentaries 2760
Sports & Fitness 9327
Sports Comedies 5286
Sports Documentaries 180
Sports Dramas 7243
Sports Movies 4370
Spy Action & Adventure 10702
Spy Thrillers 9147
Stage Musicals 55774
Stand-up Comedy 11559
Steamy Romantic Movies 35800
Steamy Thrillers 972
Supernatural Horror Movies 42023
Supernatural Thrillers 11140
Tearjerkers 6384
Teen Comedies 3519
Teen Dramas 9299
Teen Screams 52147
Teen TV Shows 60951
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
TV Shows 83
Urban & Dance Concerts 9472
Vampire Horror Movies 75804
Werewolf Horror Movies 75930
Westerns 7700
World Music Concerts 2856
Zombie Horror Movies 75405

These secret category codes are your gateway to a tailored Netflix library, with categories ranging from “Classic Action & Adventure” to more obscure finds like “Witchcraft & the Dark Arts.” They exemplify the depth of Netflix’s genre tree, ensuring you can precisely fine-tune your choices and enhance your viewing experience.

How to Access Hidden Netflix Genres

Discovering new films and TV series on Netflix can be like finding hidden treasures, thanks to their extensive genre tree. Behind the obvious categories on your streaming interface, Netflix has a labyrinth of niche genres meticulously curated by their curation and taxonomy team to enhance your viewing experience. Whether you’re seeking out a classic Western or the underbelly of anime horror, accessing these hidden categories is straightforward.

Firstly, you need to open a web browser. It doesn’t matter whether you’re on a desktop computer, a laptop, or a mobile device – as long as you can navigate to a website, you’re good to go. Enter the following URL in your browser’s address bar:

Next, append the genre code to the end of this URL. For instance, if you want to explore Classic Action & Adventure films, simply add the code ‘10118’ to the URL so it reads:

Press enter, and voilà, you’re presented with a selection of films that fit the bill. Remember, these codes change as Netflix updates their library and adds new categories, so keep an eye out for updated lists. Below is a table of a few genre codes to get you started:

Genre Code
Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy 47147
Cult Comedies 9434
Dark Comedies 869
British Reality TV 81240711

Every code unlocks a path to a meticulously organised set of movies and TV series, personalised to your interests. Netflix’s system allows you to fine-tune your lazy afternoon or evening’s entertainment options with a few simple keystrokes.

Exploring Netflix’s Unique Categories

Netflix offers a plethora of specific categories that cater to the most nuanced of tastes, thus enhancing your viewing experience. Within these categories, you can find content ranging from the serene charms of British reality TV to arcane cinematic experiences, all the way to concise 90-minute narratives that fit perfectly into a tight schedule.

Gentle British Reality TV

For those who prefer the comfort and understated drama of British reality TV, there is a whole world available with just a few clicks. Use the Gentle British Reality TV category code 81240711 to reveal a special library of soothing shows that are free from the excessive competitiveness often found in the genre.

Witchcraft & the Dark Arts

If your interest leans towards the mystical and the occult, the Witchcraft & the Dark Arts code 81552046 unlocks a collection dense with tales of magic and the supernatural. This category immerses you in stories of enigmatic sorcery and dark folklore that will captivate and enchant.

Short-Ass Movies

For times when brevity is the soul of your entertainment needs, the Short-Ass Movies category showcases films that get straight to the point. Generally, under 90 minutes, these films with the code 81466194, known as 90-Minute Movies, are ideal for a quick cinematic fix that delivers a complete story in a shorter timeframe.

Diverse Genres and Collections

Netflix offers an expansive range of genres and collections, ensuring that you have access to the exact type of entertainment you seek. Each category brings its own flavour of storytelling, allowing you to traverse a world of action-packed sequences, immersive anime adventures, and family-oriented narratives with ease.

Action & Adventure

Whether you crave heart-racing Action Thrillers or prefer the timeless feel of Classic Action & Adventure, Netflix has a secret code for your specific tastes. Here’s how you can navigate the action:

  • 1365 Action & Adventure
  • 43040 Action Comedies
  • 1568 Action SF & Fantasy
  • 43048 Action Thrillers
  • 46576 Classic Action & Adventure
  • 10702 Spy Action & Adventure

Each category is brimming with films that are quintessential in their ability to deliver exhilarating experiences from start to finish.


Your passion for Anime is well catered for, from the visually stunning Anime Sci-Fi to the light-hearted Anime Comedies. Delve into anime’s diverse offerings with these codes:

  • 7424 Anime
  • 2729 Anime Sci-Fi
  • 9302 Anime Action
  • 452 Anime Comedies
  • 11146 Anime Dramas
  • 3063 Anime Fantasy

The anime selection provides a spectrum of both classic and contemporary styles, ensuring every anime enthusiast finds their perfect series or film.

Children & Family Movies

Embrace a collection curated for the youngest members of the family as well as the young at heart. Discover a variety of Children & Family Movies that range from educational to purely entertaining:

  • 783 Children & Family Movies
  • 67673 Disney
  • 27346 Kids’ TV
  • 52843 Kids Music
  • 10056 Movies Based on Children’s Books

These categories are designed to engage, educate, and inspire imagination for children and families alike.

Content Curation During Covid-19

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the way you consumed content saw a significant shift. With more time spent indoors, streaming platforms like Netflix became a crucial source of entertainment and human connection. To aid in content curation tailored to diverse tastes and moods, Netflix’s secret category codes became a particularly useful tool.

Personalised Viewing: As you looked for movies and TV series that resonated with your current situation, Netflix’s expansive list of category codes allowed for highly personalised browsing. The codes enabled you to navigate to specific genres or thematic content with ease.

Genre-Specific Exploration:

  • Comfort Viewing – Codes for feel-good and gentle content helped bring calm during the anxious times.
  • Travel From Home – Codes for international cinema and documentaries satisfied your wanderlust when travel was paused.
  • Fitness Routines – With gyms closed, codes for home workout videos saw increased activity.

Maintaining Connections: Via virtual watch parties, the category codes helped maintain a sense of community and shared experience. Curated watch-lists could be shared with friends and family, letting you connect over shared content despite physical distances.

Adapting to Trends:

  • Learning and Development: Educational content and documentaries gained popularity for those seeking self-improvement.
  • Coping with Humour: Stand-up specials and comedy shows offered a much-needed respite from the news cycle.

Netflix’s intuitive categorisation process, evidenced by these codes, demonstrates how content platforms adapted to not only provide entertainment but also foster human connections in a time of unprecedented isolation. The secret codes, a navigational compass through Netflix’s extensive content library, helped bring some solace during the tumultuous pandemic days.

Thematic Categorisation by Netflix

Your discovery of Netflix’s rich library can be transformed by understanding their thematic categorisation. Netflix has developed a nuanced system allowing you to navigate its vast content array through specific genres and subgenres, making content discovery seamless.

For instance, if your interest lies in High Brow Horror, you’ll find thought-provoking and critically acclaimed horror content beyond the typical jump scares. Here’s how you can directly land on such specialised categories:

  • Go to: followed by the genre code

Netflix’s thematic codes also include Twisted Christmas, a genre blending Yuletide joy with unconventional and offbeat spins on holiday themes.

For those intrigued by narratives of deceit and intrigue, Schemers & Scammers offers a selection of films and series revolving around cons and complex plots.

Here’s a brief look at how you can access these particular themes:

Theme Code
High Brow Horror code tbc
Twisted Christmas code tbc
Schemers & Scammers code tbc

To explore these categories, your preferred genre code gets appended to the Netflix browse URL. This tailored browsing is essential for you to punctually pinpoint the kind of content that aligns with your mood or interest. Whether you’re scouting for a quick film or a deeply curated genre experience, Netflix’s thematic categories cater to your discerning taste.

Netflix’s Approach to Viewing Trends

When you load up your Netflix queue, you might ponder how the platform seems to understand your taste so impeccably. Netflix utilises sophisticated data analytics to dissect streaming behaviours and patterns. These insights help in shaping not only your personal recommendations but also Netflix’s broader catalogue.

Upon selecting a show or film, your choices feed into a complex algorithm. This streaming data reveals trends, preferences, and watching habits. Are British sitcoms your penchant, or do you lean toward Korean dramas? Regardless of your personal predilection, Netflix’s technology is designed to perceive and process this information.

Key Elements of Netflix’s Data Use:

  • Personalisation: Tailoring your Netflix home page to show titles that align with your previous viewing.
  • Trend Analysis: Understanding global and regional viewing trends to inform content purchases and productions.
  • Queue Management: Observing how you organise and interact with your queue to enhance the platform’s functionality.

Let’s consider the example of a trending show. If a particular genre starts amassing views, Netflix can rapidly adjust their library to include more of that type, capitalising on the surge in interest.

What Your Streaming Data Impacts:

  • Content Discovery: Finding new genres and titles, often surfaced through Netflix’s secret category codes.
  • Catalogue Expansion: Adding new titles and possibly creating Netflix original content that aligns with trending data.
  • User Experience: Refining the platform interface and features based on collective user feedback and behaviour patterns.

In essence, your streaming activity is vital in steering Netflix’s content strategy, ensuring the service remains responsive and relevant to its audience’s evolving tastes.

Cultural and Societal Impact of Netflix

Netflix has fundamentally altered the landscape of both pop culture and society. Its extensive library of shows and films, including nostalgia-driven content from the ’80s and ’90s, propels Netflix to the forefront of cultural discussions. Netflix originals often become pop culture icons and are frequently referenced in daily conversations, social media, and even academic discourse.

You might notice how easily Netflix series and films make their way into everyday language, with phrases and references becoming part of the lexicon. ’80s and ’90s series remakes or inspired productions evoke a powerful sense of nostalgia, allowing you to relive or discover these transformative decades in a contemporary context.

Witnessing the influence of Netflix on culture, new trends often emerge following the release of their original content. For example, a historically set series can spark interest in fashion from that era; a sci-fi release could raise ethical discussions related to technology.

Decade Impact
1980s Revival of retro fashion, language, and futurism.
1990s Resurgence of decade-specific sitcoms and dramatisations.

Netflix’s strategy of experimenting with diverse content also reflects a broader societal push towards inclusivity. By expanding its library globally and creating regionally specific content, Netflix exposes you to a variety of cultural narratives, promoting both understanding and appreciation of international entertainment.

As a platform, Netflix doesn’t simply provide passive entertainment; it actively shapes cultural trends, informs public dialogue, and even influences the very nature of how you consume media. Its innovative approach to categorisation also allows for personalised exploration, which can introduce you to hitherto untapped genres and stories.

Fundamental Netflix Viewing Experiences

When exploring Netflix’s vast library for your next watch, consider your experience. Family movie night is sacred; luckily, various family-friendly categories make finding films for all ages a breeze. For instance, Disney classics have a dedicated space (code 67673) that can be added after “”.

For those weekends when you’re aiming to watch an entire series, Netflix boasts an array of binge-worthy British crime TV shows. Delve into the suspense and grit (code 72436) and stream shows back-to-back. The platform’s user interface allows for seamless streaming, ensuring you won’t miss a beat.

Here’s a quick reference to sharpen your selection process:

  • Family Movie Night: Choose from Family Features (52843) or Movies Based on Children’s Books (10056).
  • Binge-Watch in One Weekend: Opt for Crime Action & Adventure (11828) for high-paced thrills or invite intrigue with Spy Action & Adventure (7700).
  • British Crime Shows: Immerse in Foreign Action & Adventure (20541) to find British titles that have crossed borders.

Your Netflix watchlist can be tailor-made to suit your viewing preferences. Master these codes, and you’ll find that Netflix can cater to your every whim, whether you have an hour to spare for a short film or a whole weekend for a gripping series. Remember, it’s as simple as appending the category code to the URL. Happy streaming!

Representation and Diversity in Netflix Titles

Netflix has asserted its commitment to diversity and representation within its content library. Your viewing options reflect an evolving landscape for movies and series, bringing a plethora of stories from different cultures and perspectives to the forefront.

Movies Directed by Women: A step towards gender equality behind the camera has seen an increase in the presence of female directors. For instance, Netflix reported that in 2021, they boasted 26.9% of their film directors as women, a significant rise from the figures seen in mainstream cinema the same year.

K-Dramas for Beginners: Korean dramas on Netflix have not only garnered a global audience but also spotlighted Korean culture and storytelling. Whether you’re a newcomer or a seasoned fan, Netflix has made K-dramas accessible, often featuring strong female lead characters and unique portrayals of chosen family dynamics.

  • Chosen Family: Exploring non-biological kinship, many titles on Netflix delve into the theme of chosen families, offering narratives that resonate with diverse audiences. This concept highlights relationships formed by bonds rather than blood, often showcased in various genres ranging from drama to comedy.

By pulling down barriers to inclusive storytelling, Netflix ensures that you are exposed to a broader, richer mix of narratives that represent and appeal to a wide audience. Inclusive content is no longer a niche but a standard expectation, and Netflix’s categorisation and recommendations engine makes it easier for you to discover these diverse stories.

Netflix and Horror: A Deep Dive

When you navigate to Netflix, you’re not just stepping into a collection of mainstream cinema and television; you’re also entering a domain where horror reigns supreme. If you’re a connoisseur of the genre, Netflix’s hidden category codes unlock an array of horror sub-genres, from gothic atmospheres to high-brow horror pieces that defy typical scare tactics.

To illustrate the horror selection:

  • Gothic: A rich tapestry of dread and antiquity, blends classic horror aesthetics with explorations of social and personal anxieties.
  • High-Brow Horror: Films that craft scares from psychological tension, existentialist dread, or artful cinematography rather than gore.

Mike Flanagan stands out in the Netflix horror realm. Your search for sophistication in horror may lead you to his acclaimed adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘Gerald’s Game’—a prime example of high-brow horror. Flanagan excels in creating an atmosphere of claustrophobic suspense, navigating the terrains of human psyche and supernatural dread with a masterful, steady hand.

When pursuing gothic tales, you’ll come across hidden gems that weave narratives full of shadows and nuances, where the production design is just as critical as the creeping unease that follows.

Here’s a glimpse into what awaits:

Code Category
81476889 This Place is Evil
81725979 All the Scares, Light on the Gore
52147 Teen Screams
81613739 Horror Hidden Gems
81336552 Modern Horror Classics

Your experience delving into Netflix’s horror section can be tailored to your taste. Whether you lean towards cerebral scares or prefer to indulge in the guilty pleasure of gothic haunts, your next horror watch is just a code away.

Netflix’s Role in Shaping Modern TV Series

Netflix has fundamentally altered your television viewing habits. A leader in the streaming industry, the platform has been pivotal in how TV series are now consumed globally. With its introduction of complete seasons available at once, you might have caught yourself engaging in the now commonplace practice of binge-watching, particularly with binge-worthy British crime TV shows, which have found a substantial audience.

Your access to a plethora of shows is largely influenced by Netflix’s extensive library. Its bold strategy of investing in original content has paid off, creating a landscape where streaming exclusive, high-quality TV series is the norm. The streaming service doesn’t shy away from producing or carrying shows with complex narratives or unique styles, empowering creators to innovate and encouraging you to explore content outside your usual preferences.

Key Impacts:

  • Binge-Watching: Revolutionised TV series consumption patterns.
  • Original Content: Commissioned shows have often become cultural phenomena.
  • Bridgerton, The Crown, and The Witcher are prime examples where Netflix has set trends in storytelling.

For instance, Netflix’s algorithm tailors suggestions to your taste, ensuring that shows like Peaky Blinders or The Fall appear on your radar. This personalisation aspect enhances not just discovery, but also the overall streaming experience.

In summary, your engagement with TV series has been deeply influenced by Netflix’s approach to content availability, distribution, and personalisation, making it a linchpin in the evolution of modern TV viewing. As a viewer, you’re empowered to watch what you want, when you want, transforming the very concept of TV series.




By Wolves