After all the lockdowns, a lot of us feel like we’ve completely exhausted Netflix. We’re desperate for something new to watch this winter as the nights get darker and colder, but it really does feel like we’ve seen everything good. But, did you know that there are likely hundreds of titles that you’ve never even seen on there? You’ve just got to have the secret Netflix codes to get to them.

What are secret Netflix codes?

A group of people at Ogres-Crypt have compiled a list of 4 or 5 digit codes that will help you to navigate the Netflix website. All you have to do is enter a code into the search bar on the website and it will take you to that genre, rather than only showing you things that Netflix’s expert algorithm think you’d like.

The codes will help you find sub-genres like Military Action & Adventure (2125), Adult Animation (11881), Animal Tales (5507) or Cult Comedies (9434). So next time you think there’s nothing to watch, try them out.

Action movie codes

Are you an action fan? But you’re fed up with rewatching Mission Impossible and James Bond again and again and again? Try out some of these sub-genres on Netflix by entering the codes into the website’s search bar and explore all the movies available.

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

If you’re interested in these genres, try out Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan, or Netflix’s own Spectral?

LGBT movies

It is notoriously hard to find good LGBT movies, and Netflix is no exception to that. Unless you’ve watched some in the past and let Netflix’s algorithm know you’re interested, they can be hard to find. So if you’re on the hunt for some LGBT representation, check out these secret Netflix codes.

  • Gay & Lesbian Comedies – 7120
  • Gay & Lesbian Dramas – 500
  • Romantic Gay & Lesbian Movies – 3329
  • Foreign Gay & Lesbian Movies – 8243
  • Gay & Lesbian Documentaries – 4720
  • Gay & Lesbian TV Shows – 65263

Some of our recommendations in this genre are Ride or Die, or Feel Good.

Foreign movies

If you fell in love with Squid Game and Parasite, or maybe you love films like Blue Is The Warmest Colour and Amelie, then you definitely need to check out the secret Netflix codes for their foreign movies! There are loads to explore, so take your pick.

  • Art House Movies – 29764
  • Foreign Action & Adventure – 11828
  • Classic Foreign Movies – 32473
  • Foreign Comedies – 4426
  • Foreign Documentaries – 5161
  • Foreign Dramas – 2150
  • Foreign Gay & Lesbian Movies – 8243
  • Foreign Horror Movies – 8654
  • Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy – 6485
  • Foreign Thrillers – 10306
  • Romantic Foreign Movies – 7153
  • African Movies – 3761
  • Australian Movies – 5230
  • Belgian Movies – 262
  • Korean Movies – 5685
  • Latin American Movies – 1613
  • Middle Eastern Movies – 5875
  • New Zealand Movies – 63782
  • Russian – 11567
  • Scandinavian Movies – 9292
  • Southeast Asian Movies – 9196
  • Spanish Movies – 58741
  • Greek Movies – 61115
  • German Movies – 58886
  • French Movies – 58807
  • Eastern European Movies – 5254
  • Dutch Movies – 10606
  • Irish Movies – 58750
  • Japanese Movies – 10398
  • Italian Movies – 8221
  • Indian Movies – 10463
  • Chinese Movies – 3960

We’ve already given out or Korean faves, but if you’re looking for anything else, why not give something like Misfit.

Independent Movies

Netflix is not really known for its range of independent movies, but it does have plenty on the streaming service! They’re just hiding away from plain sight. So if you’re looking to impress that art student or film buff, or perhaps you are that art student or film buff, check out these categories for movies.

  • Independent Movies – 7077
  • Experimental Movies – 11079
  • Independent Thrillers – 3269
  • Romantic Independent Movies – 9916
  • Independent Comedies – 4195
  • Independent Dramas – 384

Our favourite Independent Thriller on Netflix is almost definitely The Lighthouse. Robert Pattinson in black and white is still just as pretty.