These Secret Netflix Codes Will ‘Unlock’ Tons of Movie Sub-Categories

Netflix prides itself on a certain algorithmic magic that tries to predict what you want to watch next. Most of the time, it works. But there are those occasions when you’re in the mood for something really specific, like a “Crime Thriller based on a book from the 1980s.”

Yep – that’s an actual Netflix sub-category. There are hundreds of them. Sometimes, they are tough to find but thankfully there are some enterprising folks on the internet who have managed to catalog many of these secret category codes so you can browse Netflix in an entirely new way.
his way you can check out “Critically-acclaimed British Movies from the 1970s” (code 1640) or “Feel-good Children & Family Movies from the 1980s” (code 4355).

The codes are actually Netflix’s way of categorizing movies into various sub-genres, which it then uses to surface suggestions for subscribers. But if you’re willing to do a little manual labor, the payoff can be pretty big.
Frank Underwood and company will be back for a third round on Netflix in early 2015. The streaming service has announced the premiere date for season three of its celebrated political drama “House of Cards,” which will debut across all Netflix territories on February 27, 2015.

The announcement was made by Netflix on the Facebook and Twitter pages for “House of Cards.” Both posts are armed with a short teaser, which show Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright’s characters about to enter Air Force One.By now you’re familiar with “House of Cards,” and its importance to Netflix and the online video and TV industries. Adapted by Beau Willimon and produced by Media Rights Capital, Netflix famously paid $100 million to net the first two seasons of the show. While not the streaming service’s first original series, it established Netflix as a major player for original content from TV producers and studios.

For a more in-depth look at how the show came to be, check out our earlier profiles on the brains behind the drama: Beau Willimon and Media Rights Capital.“House of Cards,” the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning political drama starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, will get a third season on Netflix.

Netflix has ordered a third season of the show, 10 days before the second season debuts on the streaming service. It’s likely that the third season, as with the other full seasons of “House of Cards” and other Netflix originals, will also consist of 13 hour-long episodes. The news was first announced by actress Robin Wright, who stars opposite Spacey as a Washington, DC power couple, at a press event for the show. She told TheWrap, “We start shooting season three soon” — a statement that was later confirmed by a Netflix rep.

The show is financed, produced, and packaged by Media Rights Capital, and is produced by Kevin Spacey’s Trigger Street Productions.

This marks the first renewal for “House of Cards,” which was originally picked up by Netflix for two seasons and 26 episodes. It also continues Netflix’s streak of renewing every original series it has ordered to date (outside of “Arrested Development,” which it is also interested in bringing back).

“House of Cards,” based on the BBC miniseries of the same name, is created by Beau Willimon and executive produced by Willimon, David Fincher, Kevin Spacey, Dana Brunetti, Eric Roth, Joshua Donen, Andrew Davies, Michael Dobbs, and David Manson.

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