This Hack Will Make Netflix Searching So Much Easier

Consider this your official guide for defeating the recommendation algorithm.


If you've ever felt like Netflix's recommended show and movie algorithm just doesn't *get you*, you're in luck. It turns out there's a much easier way to search for content and find hidden gems. Apparently, you can search genres by typing a simple code in your browser.

Once you're signed in, if you copy and paste this URL into your browser: you can add an extension at the end for a particular kind of show or movie. For example, the "Teen Comedies" code is 3519, so you'd type in and boom, "Bring It On," "Heathers," and almost every "High School Musical" movie is at your fingertips.


This isn't a perfect solution to all your Netflix woes because not everyone knows that Rent is a social issue drama, for example. But if you figure out which genre the shows and movies you already like are in, it could turn you on to other things within that genre. Like, once you find out Making A Murderer is a TV docuseries, you may realize you love The Confession Tapes.

Some of the most essential codes are below, but you can view the full list . Happy Netflix-ing!


Action & Adventure (1365)

Classic Action & Adventure (46576)Action Comedies (43040)Action Thrillers (43048)Adventures (7442)Comic Book and Superhero Movies (10118)

Anime (7424)

Adult Animation (11881)Anime Action (2653)Anime Comedies (9302)Anime Dramas (452)Anime Features (3063)

Children & Family Movies (783)

Disney (67673)Movies based on children's books (10056)

Classic Movies (31574)

Classic Comedies (31694)Classic Dramas (29809)

Comedies (6548)

Dark Comedies (869)Late Night Comedies (1402)Mockumentaries (26)Teen Comedies (3519)Romantic Comedies (5475)

Cult Movies (7627)

Cult Comedies (9434)

Documentaries (6839)

Biographical Documentaries (3652)Crime Documentaries (9875)Music & Concert Documentaries (90361)Travel & Adventure Documentaries (1159)Political Documentaries (7018)Social & Cultural Documentaries (3675)

Dramas (5763)

Biographical Dramas (3179)Classic Dramas (29809)Courtroom Dramas (528582748)Crime Dramas (6889)Dramas based on Books (4961)Dramas based on real life (3653)Tearjerkers (6384)Gay & Lesbian Dramas (500)Independent Dramas (384)Teen Dramas (9299)Romantic Dramas (1255)Social Issue Dramas (3947)

Gay & Lesbian Movies (5977)

Gay & Lesbian Comedies (7120)Gay & Lesbian Dramas (500)Romantic Gay & Lesbian Movies (3329)Gay & Lesbian Documentaries (4720)Gay & Lesbian TV Shows (65263)

Horror Movies (8711)

Independent Movies (7077)

Romantic Movies (8883)

Romantic Favorites (502675)Quirky Romance (36103)Romantic Independent Movies (9916)Romantic Foreign Movies (7153)Romantic Dramas (1255)Steamy Romantic Movies (35800)Classic Romantic Movies (31273)Romantic Comedies (5475)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy (1492)

Sports Movies (4370)

Thrillers (8933)

TV Shows (83)

British TV Shows (52117)Classic TV Shows (46553)Crime TV Shows (26146)Cult TV Shows (74652)Food & Travel TV (72436)Miniseries (4814)Science & Nature TV (52780)TV Action & Adventure (10673)TV Comedies (10375)TV Documentaries (10105)TV Dramas (11714)TV Horror (83059)TV Mysteries (4366)TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy (1372)Reality TV (9833)Teen TV Shows (60951)

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