How to get into the depths of Netflix

These sorts of articles make me laugh. This is the golden age of TV (definitely) and not half bad for movies. Anybody who has seen everything they already wanted to see isn’t human (maybe they have clones?)

https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Secret-Netflix-codes-are-the-key-to-unlocking-13335661.php

Secret Netflix codes are the key to unlocking movies galore

Updated 

For those us of who want to catch a flick at home on Netflix, but end up spending all our time hunting for something that strikes our fancy (rather than actually watching it) we’ve got a solution to cut back on your search time: Code it.

And we’ve got Netflix’s digits.

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Simply add a secret code to the end of the website URL and you’ll get movies broken out by specific genre and subgenres, according to an article in “The Daily Mail.”

First, type in the following URL: www.netflix.com/browse/genre/

Next, choose a code and add it to the end if the URL above.

Feel like a laugh? How about a classic comedy, code No. 31694? So, your search would look like this: www.netflix.com/browse/genre/31694

Or maybe you feel like a French film (58807), comic book and superhero flick (10118), musical (32392), crime documentary (9875), or Disney movie (67673).

How about something scary for Halloween? Options run the gamut from alien sci-fi (3327) to creature features (6895) to deep-sea horror movies (45028) to zombie horror films (75405).

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Codes get even more specific, including categories like: action and adventure starring Chuck Norris (2321), horror movies starring Robert Englund (2503), movies directed by Steven Spielberg (4610), and movies starring Snoop Dogg (3257) — there’s only one, we checked.

To view the full list of secret codes, click here. 

Still can’t find a show that floats your boat? Netflix has a requests page, hidden within its help section, that lets you order shows and movies not in its current library.

You can ask for any three movies or TV shows of your choice to be added to Netflix by filling in the online form, although the company says there’s no guarantee it will be able to get them.

You can’t always get what you want. But you can try.

Marcy de Luna is a digital reporter specializing in social media, the famous, and food. You can follow her on Twitter@MarcydeLuna. Read her stories on our breaking news siteChron.com, and on our subscriber site,HoustonChronicle.com. | Marcy.deLuna@chron.com | Text CHRON to 77453 to receive breaking news alerts by text message

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