Netflix has an insane amount of content, but it’s not always easy to find what you want.
The categories Netflix gives you access to are broad, which is made more frustrating by the knowledge that Netflix splits movies and TV shows into incredibly specific micro-categories.
Luckily, it’s pretty easy to access those ultra-specific categories. All are tagged with a number — for example, “Epics” is category No. 52858.
And once you have that code, to get a comprehensive list all you do is type it into your address bar after the word “genre,” like this: http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/52858.
We decided to look through the list of secret Netflix genres to find you 39 of the most interesting ones. The ones we chose are a mixture of awesome, random, and just plain weird.
Wine and Beverage Appreciation (1458)
Sample: “Drinking Buddies” (2013). Complications ensue when Chicago brewery workmates Luke and Kate — the best friends on and off the clock — spend a weekend at a lakeside retreat.
More examples: “Sour Grapes” “The Irish Pub,” “Somm,” “The Birth of Sake”
Steamy British Independent Dramas (4170)
Sample: “The Look of Love” (2013). This bittersweet biopic chronicles the over-the-top life of Paul Raymond, England’s Hugh Hefner, from nightclub to mind reader to burlesque impresario.
Movies for Ages 0 to 2 (6796)
Sample: “The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Stories” (1993). Author and illustrator Eric Carle’s beloved story “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” springs to life in this delightful collection of animated tales.
Other examples: “The Tortoise and the Hare,” “Three Little Pigs,” “Piglet’s Big Movie”