How many times have you spent 15 or 20 minutes looking for a movie or a TV show on Netflix. If you are like me, the number is higher than I can count to. Those days are coming to an end. It is now becoming known that there are secret codes that will allow you to search by genre rather than by random searches. By changing the last digit or two of the URL, your search becomes much more targeted and you don’t have to go through hundreds of titles to find the type of movie you prefer.
Dedicated sites have compiled lists of the codes, which simply need to be changed at the end of the website URL to access the various genres and sub-genres.
There are the normal mass appeal categories – from romantic comedies (5475) and political dramas (6616) to baseball movies (12339) and crime documentaries (9875).
But if you have more specific tastes, you can search for 20th century period pieces with Meryl Streep (74188) or zombie horror movies (75405) using the extended list.
The weird, wonderful and extremely specific categories are available in Netflix’s vast catalogue – accessible from any country where Netflix is available.
They range from feel-good movies with Elvis Presley (58) and witty detective movies (2346) to Korean crime thrillers (434) and understated independent political dramas (3118).
Last week California-based Netflix said it had added five million new subscribers in the past three months as profits doubled.
It ended the third quarter with 104million paid subscribers, with international memberships hitting 52.7million and overtaking the number of US subscribers.
Net profits meanwhile jumped to £98million, more than double the figure from the same period a year ago for the company known for House of Cards and The Crown.
Netflix has been aggressively expanding worldwide, and is now present in some 190 markets, making it the leading service for streaming or on-demand television.
WATCH WHAT YOU REALLY WANT: NETFLIX SECRET GENRE CODES
To access the secret codes, simply put the code at the end of www.netflix.com/browse/genre/
View the extended list here
Asian Action Movies (77232)
Spy Action & Adventure (10702)
Adult Animation (11881)
Anime Sci-Fi (2729)
Biographical Documentaries (3652)
Baseball Movies (12339)
Classic Comedies (31694)
Classic Westerns (47465)
Classic War Movies (48744)
Romantic Comedies (5475)
B-Horror Movies (8195)
Cult Comedies (9434)
Feel-good Education & Guidance starring The Muppets (4699)
Suspenseful Time Travel Movies (2778)
Visually-striking Witty Movies (1954)
Crime Documentaries (9875)
Courtroom Dramas (528582748)
Political Dramas (6616)
Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy (6485)
French Movies (58807)
British Movies (10757)
Slasher and Serial Killer Movies (8646)
Zombie Horror Movies (75405)
Sci-Fi Adventure (6926)
Soccer Movies (12549)
British TV Shows (52117)
Understated African-American Movies (4141)
Witty Detective Movies (2346)
Steamy Satires (4825)