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These Secret Netflix Codes Will Unlock Thousands Of Hidden Genres

No matter where you go in the world (as long as it’s not China), you can stream BoJack Horseman. Netflix is now available in most countries, 190 to be exact, including Bangladesh, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. But what happens when you’re sick of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (assuming that’s possible; it’s not) and need something new to watch when you’re vacationing on Christmas Island?

These secret codes might help:

Classic Movies (31574)

Classic Comedies (31694)
Classic Dramas (29809)
Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy (47147)
Classic Thrillers (46588)
Film Noir (7687)
Classic War Movies (48744)
Epics (52858)
Classic Foreign Movies (32473)
Silent Movies (53310)
Classic Westerns (47465)

Comedies (6548)

Dark Comedies (869)
Foreign Comedies (4426)
Late Night Comedies (1402)
Mockumentaries (26)
Political Comedies (2700)
Screwball Comedies (9702)
Sports Comedies (5286)
Stand-up Comedy (11559)
Teen Comedies (3519)
Satires (4922)
Romantic Comedies (5475)
Slapstick Comedies (10256)

And there are many more here. Here’s how it works:

Netflix usually requires users to search for films and shows by exact titles or generic genres (dramas, comedies, etc.). But there’s a hidden way of working around this. The URL for something basic like “Documentaries” is http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/6839, but if you change the numerical code at the end, you can find “Controversial Foreign Movies” (2273), or “Critically-Acclaimed Gritty Independent Crime Dramas” (3352), or “Feel-Good Sports Movies For Ages 8 to 10” (855). That last one has Air Bud: Strikes Back.

Now when you and your family spend all night trying to decide which movie to watch, at least your indecision will be super specific.

Check out the full list of codes here. And if that doesn’t work, you can download the file here.

(Via Gizmodo)

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