How to access Netflix's secret genre categories

Netflix has a hidden world of narrow genres that can help you zero in more quickly on what to watch next. Learn where to find these codes and how to use them

After watching the trials and tribulations of Steven Avery in Netflix's original series, "Making a Murderer," you may be left wondering what to watch next. Browsing Netflix's offerings can be frustrating because the categories are too broad. If you want to narrow your search, Netflix has hundreds of categories that let you search not just for Dramas, but Crime Dramas or Tearjerkers or Dramas based on real life.

The thing is, Netflix keeps these subgenres hidden. Thanks to an industrious individual over at What's On Netflix, you can check out these subgenres genres and their corresponding codes.

To browse by one of these secret genres categories, use this URL:

http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/INSERTNUMBER

and replace INSERTNUMBER with the code of the genre you want to browse.

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These codes are particularly useful if you are a fan of foreign cinema and want to browse by country. Or course, they are also useful if you are in the mood for Slasher and Serial Killer Movies (8646) or Screwball Comedies (9702) or something in between.

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