These secret Netflix codes can unlock thousands of TV shows and movies

Deciding what to watch on Netflix can be time-consuming.

But what you might not know is that there are 'secret' codes to help you unlock niche categories - and there are reported to be more than 76,000 of these "micro-genres".

Want to watch some 'Raunchy Sports Movies'? There's a code for that. In the mood for 'Satanic Stories from the 1980s'? You're welcome.

Simply add the relevant code to the end of the following URL: www.netflix.com/browse/genre/

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    We've highlighted a few of our favourites. A much bigger list can be found at the end of this article.

    Epics

    Code: 52858

    What to expect: Epics are those huge, ambitious productions that either run longer than most films, or tackle a particularly poignant moment in history. Or both.

    This Netflix category offers up all four series of The Last Kingdom, the big screen versions of Tolkein's works The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, and Greek history epic Troy.

    Film Noir

    Code: 7687

    What to expect: Hard-boiled crime thrillers are the order of the day here, and Netflix's offering is surprisingly diverse.

    Political Documentaries

    Code: 7018

    What to expect: With the current divisive state of politics, people seem to be more engaged (and angry) than ever.

    Netflix has a huge selection of documentaries to keep you informed on a range of issues.

    Spoofs & Satires

    Code: 4922

    What to expect: Likewise, never has it seemed more important to poke fun at things.

    This Netflix niche category delivers both politically charged satires (The Dictator), as well as enjoyably silly spoofs like Spy and The Other Guys.

    Tearjerkers

    Code: 6384

    What to expect: Sometimes we all need a good cry, and an emotional film often helps turn on the waterworks.

    Here are more of the secret Netflix codes to try yourself:

    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 Documentaries: 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: 46588Classic TV Shows: 46553

    Classic War Movies: 48744

    Classic Westerns: 47465

    Comedies: 6548

    Comic Book and Superhero Movies: 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: 6839Dramas: 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: 58750Italian 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: 36103Reality 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

    And here is the full, gigantic (unofficial) list of codes. There is also a handy Chrome extension you can use too.

    Happy binge-viewing!