Ok so you've been scrolling through the Netflix selection of movies for ages, and still haven't found something you fancy? Yeah I get you, I've been there too, it's very frustrating isn't it! However whilst scrolling, you may well have missed something, after all, there is sooo much to scroll through, and making use of the Genre section of Netflix does make it easier, if you fancy a comedy, look at comedies, if you fancy a shoot'em up, then action is your best genre choice. But what if there was a better way to search for something, by having even more genres, within genres to look at?
Yup, you guessed it, there is! Perhaps you fancy watching a gangster thriller movie? You could just go to the thrillers genre and scroll until you find a gangster movie, or you could simply go here: http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/31851 and now your screen will be filled with only movies that are gangster related, and nothing else! Pretty cool huh!
So how did I just manage that? Netflix categorises all their movies, internally, by using numerical code. The gangster code was 31851, which you can see at the end of the link I posted above. To be able to view a specific genre, you would then find out the code, and enter the first part of the link - http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre and then after the / enter the code , eg. 31851 - this will then allow you to view that genre.
So how do I find out the codes, you may well ask? Well, Ogre's Crypt, have published every single one of the hundreds of genre codes you need, in order to be able to browse Netflix, in a more genre inclusive manner.
The bad news is that this only works on the website, and won’t be available on phones, (unless you go via the phone browser, and not the Netflix app), NOW TV boxes or the Amazon Firestick, so you will need to watch your movie on a desktop, or laptop, or via a tablet, that you can use an internet browser on. Basically, it doesn't' work on the app.
Below is an example of the type of information you can find:
Asian Action Movies (77232)
Classic Action & Adventure (46576)
Action Comedies (43040)
Action Thrillers (43048)
Comic Book and Superhero Movies (10118)
Spy Action & Adventure (10702)
Crime Action & Adventure (9584)
Foreign Action & Adventure (11828)
Martial Arts Movies (8985)
Military Action & Adventure (2125)
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)
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)
Movies based on children’s books (10056)
Family Features (51056)
TV Cartoons (11177)
Kids’ TV (27346)
Kids Music (52843)
Animal Tales (5507)
There are literally hundreds of genres to trawl through, and I guarantee that you will find something to watch, by giving this a try!