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These Netflix codes will help you unlock thousands of films and TV shows

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Grace Allen
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Netflix bingers, this is a timely hack for you. 

Netflix’s tendency to throw up the same old films and shows that it thinks you’ll enjoy is one of the (albeit few) downsides of what is a pretty great platform. So much of the site’s content isn’t immediately visible, and a study from last year revealed we actually spend 18 minutes per day just deciding what to stream.

There is, however, a little-known way of accessing thousands of ‘hidden’ shows and films, so fans of specific niches like ‘Deep Sea Horror Movies’ or ‘Steamy Thrillers’ can get their fix.

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Netflix advises users to put the following URL into their browser: http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/INSERTNUMBER

Then the desired number simply has to be inserted. You can see some of the categories below, or peruse the entire list here.

Action & Adventure

1365 = Action & Adventure
77232 = Asian Action Movies
46576 = Classic Action & Adventure
43040 = Action Comedies
43048 = Action Thrillers
8985 = Martial Arts Movies
2125 = Military Action & Adventure
7442 = Adventures
10118 = Comic Book and Superhero Movies
7700 = Westerns
10702 = Spy Action & Adventure
9584 = Crime Action & Adventure
11828 = Foreign Action & Adventure

Children & Family

783 = Children & Family Movies
6796 = Movies for ages 0 to 2
6218 = Movies for ages 2 to 4
5455 = Movies for ages 5 to 7
561 = Movies for ages 8 to 10
6962 = Movies for ages 11 to 12
10659 = Education for Kids
67673 = Disney
10056 = Movies based on children’s books
51056 = Family Features
11177 = TV Cartoons
27346 = Kids’ TV
52843 = Kids Music
5507 = Animal Tales

Classic Movies

31574 = Classic Movies
31694 = Classic Comedies
29809 = Classic Dramas
46588 = Classic Thrillers
7687 = Film Noir
48744 = Classic War Movies
52858 = Epics
32473 = Classic Foreign Movies
53310 = Silent Movies
47465 = Classic Westerns

Comedies

6548 = Comedies
869 = Dark Comedies
4426 = Foreign Comedies
1402 = Late Night Comedies
26 = Mockumentaries
2700 = Political Comedies
9702 = Screwball Comedies
5286 = Sports Comedies
11559 = Stand-up Comedy
3519 = Teen Comedies
4922 = Satires
5475 = Romantic Comedies
10256 = Slapstick Comedies
7627 = Cult Movies
8195 = B-Horror Movies
1252 = Campy Movies
10944 = Cult Horror Movies
4734 = Cult Sci-Fi & Fantasy
9434 = Cult Comedies
4195 = Independent Comedies

Documentaries

6839 = Documentaries
3652 = Biographical Documentaries
9875 = Crime Documentaries
5161 = Foreign Documentaries
5349 = Historical Documentaries
4006 = Military Documentaries
180 = Sports Documentaries
90361 = Music & Concert Documentaries
1159 = Travel & Adventure Documentaries
7018 = Political Documentaries
10005 = Religious Documentaries
2595 = Science & Nature Documentaries
3675 = Social & Cultural Documentaries

Horror Movies

8711 = Horror Movies
8195 = B-Horror Movies
6895 = Creature Features
10944 = Cult Horror Movies
45028 = Deep Sea Horror Movies
8654 = Foreign Horror Movies
89585 = Horror Comedy
947 = Monster Movies
8646 = Slasher and Serial Killer Movies
42023 = Supernatural Horror Movies
52147 = Teen Screams
75804 = Vampire Horror Movies
75930 = Werewolf Horror Movies
75405 = Zombie Horror Movies
6998 = Satanic Stories
7077 = Independent Movies
11079 = Experimental Movies
11804 = Independent Action & Adventure
3269 = Independent Thrillers
9916 = Romantic Independent Movies

Musicals

1701 = Music
52843 = Kids Music
1105 = Country & Western/Folk
10271 = Jazz & Easy Listening
10741 = Latin Music
9472 = Urban & Dance Concerts
2856 = World Music Concerts
3278 = Rock & Pop Concerts
13335 = Musicals
32392 = Classic Musicals
59433 = Disney Musicals
13573 = Showbiz Musicals
55774 = Stage Musicals

Romance

8883 = Romantic Movies
502675 = Romantic Favorites
36103 = Quirky Romance
9916 = Romantic Independent Movies
7153 = Romantic Foreign Movies
1255 = Romantic Dramas
35800 = Steamy Romantic Movies
31273 = Classic Romantic Movies
5475 = Romantic Comedies

Sci-fi & Fantasy

1492 = Sci-Fi & Fantasy
1568 = Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy
3327 = Alien Sci-Fi
47147 = Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy
4734 = Cult Sci-Fi & Fantasy
9744 = Fantasy Movies
6926 = Sci-Fi Adventure
3916 = Sci-Fi Dramas
1694 = Sci-Fi Horror Movies
11014 = Sci-Fi Thrillers
6485 = Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Thrillers

8933 = Thrillers
43048 = Action Thrillers
46588 = Classic Thrillers
10499 = Crime Thrillers
10306 = Foreign Thrillers
3269 = Independent Thrillers
31851 = Gangster Movies
5505 = Psychological Thrillers
10504 = Political Thrillers
9994 = Mysteries
11014 = Sci-Fi Thrillers
9147 = Spy Thrillers
972 = Steamy Thrillers
11140 = Supernatural Thrillers

TV Shows

83 = TV Shows
52117 = British TV Shows
46553 = Classic TV Shows
26146 = Crime TV Shows
74652 = Cult TV Shows
72436 = Food & Travel TV
27346 = Kids’ TV
67879 = Korean TV Shows
4814 = Miniseries
25804 = Military TV Shows
52780 = Science & Nature TV
10673 = TV Action & Adventure
10375 = TV Comedies
10105 = TV Documentaries
11714 = TV Dramas
83059 = TV Horror
4366 = TV Mysteries
1372 = TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy
9833 = Reality TV
60951 = Teen TV Shows

Netflix recently revealed that most films and shows this year were streamed on 1 January, so this hack sure is worth knowing about for the imminent holiday period.

See a full reveal of 2017’s most binged shows here.

Image: Charles Deluvio on Unsplash