Here’s How You Can Unlock Thousands Of Netflix’s Hidden Categories

Are you tired of the same Netflix categories you see all the time? Want to discover some hidden gems that would make for an interesting movie night? Now you can!

Gizmodo notes the only way the trick will work is if you’re watching Netflix on your web browser. If you are, you’ll notice the URL is something like this: http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/6548 

Netflix

Netflix

Do you see the number at the end of the web address? That number is the key to unlocking thousands of super-specific genres you can check out. All you have to do is enter a new number code and ta da! A new genre not on the usual list of genres to watch will appear.

Netflix

Netflix

“Dark British Dramas” was just an example, but if you want to check out any of the many super specific genres hidden away, you can either type in a million random number combinations to see what comes up or you can take a look at this website and this Google spreadsheet. Not all of these codes listed are going to work, though, but it’s nice to see a few obscure films show up you might want to check out.

According to The Atlantic, there were 76,897 “altgenres” available on Netflix as of 2014. With so many specific genres available on Netflix, there’s bound to be one that suits your taste in movies.

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