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Browse "Satanic Stories" and Other Hidden Genres on Netflix Using Secret Codes

It’s the cow level of Netflix!
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Once upon a time before the streaming revolution, we couldn’t tell the TV what we wanted to watch. We mostly sat back, flipped through different channels, and waited for something good to come on. It was one of the joys of television: the beautiful, mindless entropy that has since been supplanted by a cold, efficient on-demand autocracy.

Thankfully, you can discover new and relatively random things to watch on Netflix using a recently unearthed trick that allows you to browse hidden genres and subcategories using numerical codes. Just plug the codes into this URL: netflix.com/browse/genre/INSERTCODEHERE.

Here are some of the more interesting hidden genres, and some cool finds from each of them:

Political documentaries (7018)
If you ever feel like you’ve overdosed on mind-numbing Netflix barbiturates like BoJack Horseman or Altered Carbon or Judd Apatow’s Love, tune into 7018 and put on something you might actually learn from.

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Includes such gems as:

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Arthouse movies (29764)
Does nothing on Netflix suit your high-brow tastes? Good news, captain pretentious. There’s an arthouse channel for you to get off to.

Includes such gems as:

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B-Horror movies (8195)
This one’s best for Netflix parties or anything involving big groups. Pizza, cheap booze, and Sharknado back-to-back with Zombie Strippers? Sounds like college all over again.

Includes such gems as:

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Rock and pop concerts (3278)
Apart from the concerts that make for good background noise (if you’re the type to use Netflix for background noise), this subcategory has some pretty solid music documentaries too.

Includes such gems as:

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Sports documentaries (180)
If you’re looking to watch a documentary but get enough politics on social media, consider a sports docu instead.

Includes such gems as:

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Satanic stories (6998)
It’s mostly only interesting because it exists—Netflix does in fact has a browsable “Satanic” genre. We can't imagine what sort of mood you'd have to be in to want to tune into this genre, but hey, it's there if you need it.

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Includes such gems as:

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Mockumentaries (26)
Yes, there are more to mockumentaries than Borat and Bruno. And while you’ve probably already seen American Vandal, there are some other laughs to be had in this subcategory.

Includes such gems as:

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Basketball movies (12762)
We’re only really upset that there’s no Space Jam.

Includes such gems as:

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Political thrillers (10504)
If, for whatever reason, the constant anxieties of our current political climate aren't enough for you, there's always this genre.

Includes such gems as:

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Belgian movies (262)
There are also categories by country, which shows that Netflix is a platform for world cinema, too. Pick one at random and experience films from that country. We were surprised to find this documentary on Dries van Noten under “Belgian movies”

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Here's the full list of number codes:

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  • Action & Adventure (1365)
  • Asian Action Movies (77232)
  • Classic Action & Adventure (46576)
  • Action Comedies (43040)
  • Action Thrillers (43048)
  • Adventures (7442)
  • Comic Book and Superhero Movies (10118)
  • Westerns (7700)
  • Spy Action & Adventure (10702)
  • Crime Action & Adventure (9584)
  • Foreign Action & Adventure (11828)
  • Martial Arts Movies (8985)
  • Military Action & Adventure (2125)
  • Anime (7424)
  • Adult Animation (11881)
  • Anime Action (2653)
  • Anime Comedies (9302)
  • Anime Dramas (452)
  • Anime Features (3063)
  • Anime Sci-Fi (2729)
  • Anime Horror (10695)
  • Anime Fantasy (11146)
  • Anime Series (6721)
  • Children & Family Movies (783)
  • 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)
  • Education for Kids (10659)
  • Disney (67673)
  • Movies based on children’s books (10056)
  • Family Features (51056)
  • TV Cartoons (11177)
  • Kids’ TV (27346)
  • Kids Music (52843)
  • Animal Tales (5507)
  • Classic Movies (31574)
  • Classic Comedies (31694)
  • Classic Dramas (29809)
  • Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy (47147)
  • Classic Thrillers (46588)
  • Film Noir (7687)
  • Classic War Movies (48744)
  • Epics (52858)
  • Classic Foreign Movies (32473)
  • Silent Movies (53310)
  • Classic Westerns (47465)
  • Comedies (6548)
  • Dark Comedies (869)
  • Foreign Comedies (4426)
  • Late Night Comedies (1402)
  • Mockumentaries (26)
  • Political Comedies (2700)
  • Screwball Comedies (9702)
  • Sports Comedies (5286)
  • Stand-up Comedy (11559)
  • Teen Comedies (3519)
  • Satires (4922)
  • Romantic Comedies (5475)
  • Slapstick Comedies (10256)
  • Cult Movies (7627)
  • B-Horror Movies (8195)
  • Campy Movies (1252)
  • Cult Horror Movies (10944)
  • Cult Sci-Fi & Fantasy (4734)
  • Cult Comedies (9434)
  • Documentaries (6839)
  • Biographical Documentaries (3652)
  • Crime Documentaries (9875)
  • Foreign Documentaries (5161)
  • Historical Documentaries (5349)
  • Military Documentaries (4006)
  • Sports Documentaries (180)
  • Music & Concert Documentaries (90361)
  • Travel & Adventure Documentaries (1159)
  • Political Documentaries (7018)
  • Religious Documentaries (10005)
  • Science & Nature Documentaries (2595)
  • Social & Cultural Documentaries (3675)
  • Dramas (5763)
  • Biographical Dramas (3179)
  • Classic Dramas (29809)
  • Courtroom Dramas (528582748)
  • Crime Dramas (6889)
  • Dramas based on Books (4961)
  • Dramas based on real life (3653)
  • Tearjerkers (6384)
  • Foreign Dramas (2150)
  • Sports Dramas (7243)
  • Gay & Lesbian Dramas (500)
  • Independent Dramas (384)
  • Teen Dramas (9299)
  • Military Dramas (11)
  • Period Pieces (12123)
  • Political Dramas (6616)
  • Romantic Dramas (1255)
  • Showbiz Dramas (5012)
  • Social Issue Dramas (3947)
  • Faith & Spirituality (26835)
  • Faith & Spirituality Movies (52804)
  • Spiritual Documentaries (2760)
  • Kids Faith & Spirituality (751423)
  • Foreign Movies (7462)
  • Art House Movies (29764)
  • Foreign Action & Adventure (11828)
  • Classic Foreign Movies (32473)
  • Foreign Comedies (4426)
  • Foreign Documentaries (5161)
  • Foreign Dramas (2150)
  • Foreign Gay & Lesbian Movies (8243)
  • Foreign Horror Movies (8654)
  • Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy (6485)
  • Foreign Thrillers (10306)
  • Romantic Foreign Movies (7153)
  • African Movies (3761)
  • Australian Movies (5230)
  • Belgian Movies (262)
  • Korean Movies (5685)
  • Latin American Movies (1613)
  • Middle Eastern Movies (5875)
  • New Zealand Movies (63782)
  • Russian (11567)
  • Scandinavian Movies (9292)
  • Southeast Asian Movies (9196)
  • Spanish Movies (58741)
  • Greek Movies (61115)
  • German Movies (58886)
  • French Movies (58807)
  • Eastern European Movies (5254)
  • Dutch Movies (10606)
  • Irish Movies (58750)
  • Japanese Movies (10398)
  • Italian Movies (8221)
  • Indian Movies (10463)
  • Chinese Movies (3960)
  • British Movies (10757)
  • Gay & Lesbian Movies (5977)
  • Gay & Lesbian Comedies (7120)
  • Gay & Lesbian Dramas (500)
  • Romantic Gay & Lesbian Movies (3329)
  • Foreign Gay & Lesbian Movies (8243)
  • Gay & Lesbian Documentaries (4720)
  • Gay & Lesbian TV Shows (65263)
  • Horror Movies (8711)
  • B-Horror Movies (8195)
  • Creature Features (6895)
  • Cult Horror Movies (10944)
  • Deep Sea Horror Movies (45028)
  • Foreign Horror Movies (8654)
  • Horror Comedy (89585)
  • Monster Movies (947)
  • Slasher and Serial Killer Movies (8646)
  • Supernatural Horror Movies (42023)
  • Teen Screams (52147)
  • Vampire Horror Movies (75804)
  • Werewolf Horror Movies (75930)
  • Zombie Horror Movies (75405)
  • Satanic Stories (6998)
  • Independent Movies (7077)
  • Experimental Movies (11079)
  • Independent Action & Adventure (11804)
  • Independent Thrillers (3269)
  • Romantic Independent Movies (9916)
  • Independent Comedies (4195)
  • Independent Dramas (384)
  • Music (1701)
  • Kids Music (52843)
  • Country & Western/Folk (1105)
  • Jazz & Easy Listening (10271)
  • Latin Music (10741)
  • Urban & Dance Concerts (9472)
  • World Music Concerts (2856)
  • Rock & Pop Concerts (3278)
  • Musicals (13335)
  • Classic Musicals (32392)
  • Disney Musicals (59433)
  • Showbiz Musicals (13573)
  • Stage Musicals (55774)
  • Romantic Movies (8883)
  • Romantic Favorites (502675)
  • Quirky Romance (36103)
  • Romantic Independent Movies (9916)
  • Romantic Foreign Movies (7153)
  • Romantic Dramas (1255)
  • Steamy Romantic Movies (35800)
  • Classic Romantic Movies (31273)
  • Romantic Comedies (5475)
  • Sci-Fi & Fantasy (1492)
  • Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy (1568)
  • Alien Sci-Fi (3327)
  • Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy (47147)
  • Cult Sci-Fi & Fantasy (4734)
  • Fantasy Movies (9744)
  • Sci-Fi Adventure (6926)
  • Sci-Fi Dramas (3916)
  • Sci-Fi Horror Movies (1694)
  • Sci-Fi Thrillers (11014)
  • Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy (6485)
  • Sports Movies (4370)
  • Sports Comedies (5286)
  • Sports Documentaries (180)
  • Sports Dramas (7243)
  • Baseball Movies (12339)
  • Football Movies (12803)
  • Boxing Movies (12443)
  • Soccer Movies (12549)
  • Martial Arts, Boxing & Wrestling (6695)
  • Basketball Movies (12762)
  • Sports & Fitness (9327)
  • Thrillers (8933)
  • Action Thrillers (43048)
  • Classic Thrillers (46588)
  • Crime Thrillers (10499)
  • Foreign Thrillers (10306)
  • Independent Thrillers (3269)
  • Gangster Movies (31851)
  • Psychological Thrillers (5505)
  • Political Thrillers (10504)
  • Mysteries (9994)
  • Sci-Fi Thrillers (11014)
  • Spy Thrillers (9147)
  • Steamy Thrillers (972)
  • Supernatural Thrillers (11140)
  • TV Shows (83)
  • British TV Shows (52117)
  • Classic TV Shows (46553)
  • Crime TV Shows (26146)
  • Cult TV Shows (74652)
  • Food & Travel TV (72436)
  • Kids’ TV (27346)
  • Korean TV Shows (67879)
  • Miniseries (4814)
  • Military TV Shows (25804)
  • Science & Nature TV (52780)
  • TV Action & Adventure (10673)
  • TV Comedies (10375)
  • TV Documentaries (10105)
  • TV Dramas (11714)
  • TV Horror (83059)
  • TV Mysteries (4366)
  • TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy (1372)
  • Reality TV (9833)
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