Netflix redefined how we view streaming media. The service’s commitment to entertainment means its full of interesting choices. Every category on Netflix has their own selections. If you’re wondering where to start or just want a heads up on the categories you missed, check out our handy guide to Netflix categories.
Whether you want the service’s original fare or TV classics from previous decades, this should be your first stop. The service brings together all of the available series into one easy to read guide. Unfortunately, there’s no sub-genre filter, so all selections show up as you access this section.
Netflix is one of the top creators of original content. Among every category on Netflix, there is a sense of their dedication to this content. The area offers a full list of past and present films as well as TV series from the company. You’ll find newer offerings from the service placed first in the listing. Award-winning selections or choices that are highlighted by recent events are also noted higher than past fare. This section as well as the home screen can feature trailers for upcoming films and series that fit into this designation.
A thrilling world of fast-paced chases and explosive developments are on display in this section. Choose from movies featuring of the genre’s most well known superstars as well as emerging talent with a aptitude for destruction. You favorite superhero projects are usually found among the category.
Japan’s well known animation genre is represented in its own area. Anime films as well as series are covered among its selections. Keep an eye out for the service’s commitment to providing some of the most requested titles from this constantly growing group.
Children & Family
Families or parents look for entertainment made for their children can easily access approved selections in this grouping of titles. In addition to parental controls, these choices make it easy to find something the whole family can watch together.
Laughs abound in this category dedicated to the fine art of comedy. The area is not laid out for easy sorting, so expect titles from the 2000s to sit alongside titles from the 1930s.
Real life becomes art in the titles found among this area. Film as well as short form series commissioned from leading entertainment venues line every part of the category. Mockumentaries may also be included in this category for entertainment value, but are usually found in Comedies or other related genres.
The serious and sometimes heartwarming choices that make up the Drama section highlight this genre’s versatility. You’ll find titles that showcase the range and depth that has made dramas the most awarded genre in the world.
World cinema comes to their category which features classic as well as new contributions for international auteurs. Some selections feature dubbing or subtitles to convey character dialogue. Titles that appear in these section may also appear in other areas based on their actual genre.
Fear lives in this all-encompassing set of selections from the horror genre. Newer titles outweigh classics in this area, but the sheer volume of titles means there’s something for every horror fan.
Fans of independent cinema will find something to like about this full range of titles. Major selections from the world’s top festivals such as Sundance are especially highlighted among this collection.
It’s easy for Netflix fans to become confused by New Releases and Recent Added sections. New Releases holds titles that are new to the service. These additions can be anything from older fare to current entries.
As with New Releases, Recently Added has its own requirements to be listed. Titles that appear in Recently Added are new to the site, but not necessarily to streaming. In some cases, they may has appeared on the service, but have returned for another engagement.
Whether you want rom-coms or tear-jerking stories about love, this category delivers. Entries in this section are deemed romance because they feature story lines or elements that focus on the unique aspects of romantic relationships.
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Far off worlds meets alternate versions of reality in this area. These titles cover every scope of the imagination from humanity’s darkest fears for our future to light fare that brings a humorous look to imaginary lands.
Thrills and chills await viewers who dare to step foot into the category. Expect classic from the master of suspense as well as new choices that will leave you guessing until the end.
From time to time, you’ll see unique categories that relate to specific themes or subjects. In some cases, they could be based on your viewing preferences. For example, watching two or three movies made during the 1980s may bring up a category of 80s films next time you access the service. Categories that fall under this designation can change by the day, week, month, etc. That means you should check out any interesting selections or add them to the watch list before the area disappears.
No matter what genre you love, there’s probably a Netflix category to satisfy your tastes. Next time you visit the service, look through their diverse and carefully curated set of selections. You’ll be surprised how many choices might just end up in your own watch list.