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What’s the Secret Formula behind Netflix’ categories?

Have you ever wondered how many categories are available within Netflix? Have you spent time looking for something to watch without being able to filter your search as you like?

The Netflix interface is basically a jigsaw made up of different containers. Each container displays different groups of content relative to the viewer (i.e: Popular on Netflix; Because you watched “movie x” you might like, etc.)
The recommendation engine behind this system uses a database that contains unique IDs. Those IDs are usually used in coding to retrieve the data from the database and render it on the screen in an easy way for humans.

Below you will find a list of unique IDs, each representing a category within the Netflix library. Using those IDs will allow you to display all content relevant to certain category or grouping. We think this method will help you find the movie genre you are looking for on Netflix quickly and easily.

How to do that?

You just need to insert the following link https://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/XXXX on your browser swapping the XXXX with one of the numbers below.

For example, for action and adventure category your link will look like: https://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/1365

netflix categories

an example on how to access Netflix categories

1365 = action & adventure
43040 = action comedies
1568 = action sci-fi & fantasy
43048 = action thrillers
11881 = adult anumation
7442 = adventures
3327 = alien sci-fi
5507 = animal tales
7423 = anime
77232 – asian action movies
5230 = australian movies
12339 = baseball movies
12762 = basketball movies
3652 = biographical documentaries
3179 = biographical dramas
12443 = boxing movies
10757 = British movies
52117 = British TV shows
783 = Children and family movies
31694 = classic comedies
29809 = classic dramas
31574 = classic movies
31273 = classic classic romantic movies
47147 = classic sci-fi & fantasy
46588 = classic thrillers
46553 = classic tv shows
48744 = classic war movies
47465 = classic westerns
6548 = comedies
10118 = comic book and superhero movies
1105 = country and western/folk
6895 = creatures features
9584 = crime action and adventure
9875 = crime documentaries
6889 = crime dramas
26146 = crime tv shows
7627 = cult movies
67673 = disney
6839 = documentaries
5763 = dramas
4961 = dramas based on books
10659 = education for kids
26835 = faith and spirituality
51056 = family features
9744 = fantasy movies
72436 = food and travel tv
12803 = football movies
7462 = foreign movies
6485 = foreign sci-fi & fantasy
10306 = foreign thrillers
58807 = fresh movies
31851 = gangster movies
500 = gay and lesbian dramas
5349 = historical documentaries
89585 = horror comedy
8711 = horror movies
7077 = independent movies
27346 = kids’ TV
8985 = martial arts movies
2125 = military action and adventure
10056 = movies based on children’s books
6796 = movies for ages 0 to 2
6218 = movies for ages 2 to 4
5455 = movies for ages 5 to 7
561 = movies for ages 8 to 10
6962 = movies for ages 11 to 12
1701 = music
13335 = musicals
9994 = mysteries
7018 = political documentaries
5505 = psychological thrillers
36103 = quick romance
9833 = reality tv
502675 = romantic favorites
7153 = romantic foreign movies
1492 = sci-fi & fantasy
52780 = science and nature tv
53310 = silent movies
8646 = slasher and serial killer movies
3675 = social and cultural documentaries
3947 = social issue dramas
9327 = sports and fitness
180 = sports documentaries
10702 = spy action and adventure
35800 = steamy romantic movies
972 = steamy thrillers
11140 = supernatural thrillers
6384 = tearjerkers
3519 = teen comedies
9299 = teen dramas
8933 = thrillers
1159 = travel & adventure documentaries
10673 = TV action and adventure
11177 = tv cartoons
75804 = vampire horror movies
7700 = westerns
75405 = zombie horror movie

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