Netflix UK’s Hidden Categories Could Be The Answer To All Your Streaming Woes

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If you're a fan of Netflix, you'll know that the streaming platform's huge variety of content can be its best (and sometimes worst) asset. Netflix UK subscribers get to enjoy a massive range of films, TV shows, documentaries, and more. However, the search to find exactly what you're looking for can often times be quite the chore. Thankfully, Netflix UK's hidden categories give users access to an abundance of very specific subcategories and are about to make your streaming marathons a whole lot easier to navigate.

As the Radio Times explains, Netflix UK's hidden categories each come with their own code, and can easily be discovered by simply adding the code to the end of a specific URL. If, like me, you're someone with fairly particular streaming tastes, this Netflix trick is definitely something you'll appreciate, and before you know it you'll have unlimited access to a fantastic range of streaming subcategories.

So, once you find your perfect hidden category, simply add the accompanying code to the end of this URL: http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/ — and to help you in your search, I've gone ahead and fished out the five best subcategories worth checking out on Netflix. And I've also listed every subcategory and their code. You're welcome.


LGBTQ Dramas

Although society has come along way, I think most can agree that the LGBTQ community are still extremely underrepresented when it comes to film and television. However, that doesn't mean there isn't a tonne of fantastic LGBTQ content out there, and much of it has found a home on the streaming giant. Netflix's LGBTQ Dramas subcategory includes a diverse range of content, including the Academy Award-nominated Carol, international flicks such as Dear Dad, and the Netflix original Alex Strangelove.

Secret code: 500


Political Documentaries

Now, everyone loves a gripping documentary, and in the current political climate, this specific genre will be of high interest for many Netflix subscribers. The Political Documentaries subcategory includes a brilliant range of content — much of which touches upon some of the most pressing political topics of today. So, if you can't get enough of learning about Brexit or Trump, this category is the place for you.

Secret code: 7018


Cult Horror Film

For horror movie enthusiasts such as myself, the only thing better than a horror film is a cult horror film. Yes, classics such as Shaun Of The Dead and The Thing emerged from this horror sub-genre, and you can find a brilliant range of spooky cult-classics in Netflix's Cult Horror Film category. Enjoy.

Secret code: 10944


Music & Concert Documentaries

Following the release of Beyoncé's Netflix masterpiece Homecoming, it became abundantly clear that appetite for this genre is alive and well. Luckily, the Music & Concert Documentaries subcategory is full to the brim with equally compelling releases, including the likes of Gaga: Five Foot Two and Biggie & Tupac — the only trouble you'll find while scrolling through this Netflix category is knowing where to start.

Secret code: 90361



If we're honest, sometimes there's nothing better than a good old cry, and what better way to explore our emotional side than indulging in some big-screen tearjerkers. If this sounds like your thing, the Netflix Tearjerkers subcategory is almost certainly the one for you, and with a range of lip-quivering classics such as The Pursuit of Happyness and, of course, The Notebook, you'll be spoiled for choice

Secret code: 6384


Vampire Horror Movies

The past decade’s vampire resurgence — during which the likes of Twilight and HBO’s True Blood captured the imagination of audiences across the globe — is very much reflected within Netflix’s Vampire Horror Movies hidden category. Subscribers can expect to sink their teeth into a tasty selection of films in this specific genre, including Johnny Depp’s fantasy-horror flick Dark Shadows, 2014’s Dracula Untold, and much more.

Secret code: 75804


Anime Comedies

When in search of some comic relief, Anime perhaps isn’t the first streaming option which springs to mind. However, the platform’s lesser-known Anime Comedies category features some pretty hilarious releases to enjoy during your next Netflix marathon, including One Punch Man, The Disastrous Life of Saikik, and the Netflix original series, Aggretsuko.

Secret code: 9302


Campy Movies

Every now and again there’s nothing better than a bit of camp, and if this sentiment rings true for you, Netflix’s Campy Movies library is exactly what you’re looking for. This particular subcategory includes a wide variety of genres, and you’ll be spoiled for choice during your next streaming sesh. Burlesque, Charlies Angels: Full Throttle, and Anaconda are just some of the highlights — however, there’s a lot more where that came from.

Secret code: 1252


Every secret category & the codes to find them

Action & Adventure: 1365

Action Comedies: 43040

Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy: 1568

Action Thrillers: 43048

Adult Animation: 11881

Adventures: 7442

African Movies: 3761

Alien Sci-Fi: 3327

Animal Tales: 5507

Anime: 7424

Anime Action: 2653

Anime Comedies: 9302

Anime Dramas: 452

Anime Fantasy: 11146

Anime Features: 3063

Anime Horror: 10695

Anime Sci-Fi: 2729

Anime Series: 6721

Art House Movies: 29764

Asian Action Movies: 77232

Australian Movies: 5230

B-Horror Movies: 8195

Baseball Movies: 12339

Basketball Movies: 12762

Belgian Movies: 262

Biographical Docs: 3652

Biographical Dramas: 3179

Boxing Movies: 12443

British Movies: 10757

British TV Shows: 52117

Campy Movies: 1252

Children & Family Movies: 783

Chinese Movies: 3960

Classic Action & Adventure: 46576

Classic Comedies: 31694

Classic Dramas: 29809

Classic Foreign Movies: 32473

Classic Movies: 31574

Classic Musicals: 32392

Classic Romantic Movies: 31273

Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy: 47147

Classic Thrillers: 46588

Classic TV Shows: 46553

Classic War Movies: 48744

Classic Westerns: 47465

Comedies: 6548

Comic Book and Superhero: 10118

Country & Western/Folk: 1105

Courtroom Dramas: 2748

Creature Features: 6895

Crime Action & Adventure: 9584

Crime Documentaries: 9875

Crime Dramas: 6889

Crime Thrillers: 10499

Crime TV Shows: 26146

Cult Comedies: 9434

Cult Horror Movies: 10944

Cult Movies: 7627

Cult Sci-Fi & Fantasy: 4734

Cult TV Shows: 74652

Dark Comedies: 869

Deep Sea Horror Movies: 45028

Disney: 67673

Disney Musicals: 59433

Documentaries: 6839

Dramas: 5763

Dramas based on Books: 4961

Dramas based on real life: 3653

Dutch Movies: 10606

Eastern European Movies: 5254

Education for Kids: 10659

Epics: 52858

Experimental Movies: 11079

Faith & Spirituality: 26835

Faith & Spirituality Movies: 52804

Family Features: 51056

Fantasy Movies: 9744

Film Noir: 7687

Food & Travel TV: 72436

Football Movies: 12803

Foreign Action & Adventure: 11828

Foreign Comedies: 4426

Foreign Documentaries: 5161

Foreign Dramas: 2150

Foreign Gay & Lesbian Movies: 8243

Foreign Horror Movies: 8654

Foreign Movies: 7462

Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy: 6485

Foreign Thrillers: 10306

French Movies: 58807

Gangster Movies: 31851

Gay & Lesbian Dramas: 500

German Movies: 58886

Greek Movies: 61115

Historical Documentaries: 5349

Horror Comedy: 89585

Horror Movies: 8711

Independent Action & Adventure: 11804

Independent Comedies: 4195

Independent Dramas: 384

Independent Movies: 7077

Independent Thrillers: 3269

Indian Movies: 10463

Irish Movies: 58750

Italian Movies: 8221

Japanese Movies: 10398

Jazz & Easy Listening: 10271

Kids Faith & Spirituality: 751423

Kids Music: 52843

Kids’ TV: 27346

Korean Movies: 5685

Korean TV Shows: 67879

Late Night Comedies: 1402

Latin American Movies: 1613

Latin Music: 10741

Martial Arts Movies: 8985

Martial Arts, Boxing & Wrestling: 6695

Middle Eastern Movies: 5875

Military Action & Adventure: 2125

Military Documentaries: 4006

Military Dramas: 11

Military TV Shows: 25804

Miniseries: 4814

Mockumentaries: 26

Monster Movies: 947

Movies based on children’s books: 10056

Movies for ages 0 to 2: 6796

Movies for ages 2 to 4: 6218

Movies for ages 5 to 7: 5455

Movies for ages 8 to 10: 561

Movies for ages 11 to 12: 6962

Music & Concert Documentaries: 90361

Music: 1701

Musicals: 13335

Mysteries: 9994

New Zealand Movies: 63782

Period Pieces: 12123

Political Comedies: 2700

Political Documentaries: 7018

Political Dramas: 6616

Political Thrillers: 10504

Psychological Thrillers: 5505

Quirky Romance: 36103

Reality TV: 9833

Religious Documentaries: 10005

Rock & Pop Concerts: 3278

Romantic Comedies: 5475

Romantic Dramas: 1255

Romantic Favorites: 502675

Romantic Foreign Movies: 7153

Romantic Independent Movies: 9916

Romantic Movies: 8883

Russian: 11567

Satanic Stories: 6998

Satires: 4922

Scandinavian Movies: 9292

Sci-Fi & Fantasy: 1492

Sci-Fi Adventure: 6926

Sci-Fi Dramas: 3916

Sci-Fi Horror Movies: 1694

Sci-Fi Thrillers: 11014

Science & Nature Documentaries: 2595

Science & Nature TV: 52780

Screwball Comedies: 9702

Showbiz Dramas: 5012

Showbiz Musicals: 13573

Silent Movies: 53310

Slapstick Comedies: 10256

Slasher and Serial Killer Movies: 8646

Soccer Movies: 12549

Social & Cultural Documentaries: 3675

Social Issue Dramas: 3947

Southeast Asian Movies: 9196

Spanish Movies: 58741

Spiritual Documentaries: 2760

Sports & Fitness: 9327

Sports Comedies: 5286

Sports Documentaries: 180

Sports Dramas: 7243

Sports Movies: 4370

Spy Action & Adventure: 10702

Spy Thrillers: 9147

Stage Musicals: 55774

Stand-up Comedy: 11559

Steamy Romantic Movies: 35800

Steamy Thrillers: 972

Supernatural Horror Movies: 42023

Supernatural Thrillers: 11140

Tearjerkers: 6384

Teen Comedies: 3519

Teen Dramas: 9299

Teen Screams: 52147

Teen TV Shows: 60951

Thrillers: 8933

Travel & Adventure Documentaries: 1159

TV Action & Adventure: 10673

TV Cartoons: 11177

TV Comedies: 10375

TV Documentaries: 10105

TV Dramas: 11714

TV Horror: 83059

TV Mysteries: 4366

TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy: 1372

TV Shows: 83

Urban & Dance Concerts: 9472

Vampire Horror Movies: 75804

Werewolf Horror Movies: 75930

Westerns: 7700

World Music Concerts: 2856

Zombie Horror Movies: 75405

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