While Netflix is one of the most successful companies in the world, not much is known about their inner workings, as they notoriously do not release their viewership numbers and things of the like.
Another frustrating aspect of Netflix is their vague movie aggregation, as anyone who has ever tried to find a random movie to watch has likely instead defaulted to watching The Office for the fifth time after 25 minutes of unsuccessful browsing.
However, it appears that Netflix has been hiding a far superior way of find movies this entire time: genre pages.
The genre pages are made up of ultra-specific categories, such as Meryl Streep movies, zombie movies, Elvis Presley movies, Korean crime thrillers, foreign gay & lesbian movies, independent political dramas, Disney musicals, and dozens more.
And the best part is that these genre-specific pages are relatively easy to access, too. All Netflix users need to do is add the codes to the end of the website URL search page to access various genres and sub-genres.
Users will need to type in the URL http://www.netflix.com/WiAltGenre?agid=GENRECODE and then insert the desired genre code in place of ‘GENRECODE’.
You can find the full list of Netflix genre codes here.