How to easily find all the Netflix movies in a secret category like 'military dramas'

Netflix has a bunch of subgenres that make it easy to find movies and shows in specific niches like “monster movies” or “military dramas.”

Each one is tagged with a code number (for example, “Epics” is category No. 52858).

And while some of these categories are accessible through Netflix’s “subgenres” bars, many are not. “Dramas,” in particular, has no subgenres that show up. Here’s how that section appears on my Netflix:

So if you are looking for the aforementioned “military dramas,” what are you to do?

Luckily, there are a few sites that have made alternate interfaces that show you what titles are in Netflix’s different subgenres.

The easiest to navigate is Netflixcodes.info, which shows you the main genre and then a selection of the subgenres. Here is how it looks:

If you click on each button it will take you to a list of those films or shows on Netflix. And while it doesn’t include all the secret categories, it gets all the important ones down.

For a slight variation on that, head to Netflixcodes.me, which lists the subgenres purely alphabetically and has a search bar at the top. This is perfect if you know which subgenre you want. Here is what it looks like:

But if you want the most complete list, with incredibly niche subgenres like “Action & Adventure based on a book from the 1960s (4082),” check out this site titled “NetFlix Streaming by Alternate Genres (Extended List).”

Here’s what that one looks like:

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