It can be quite time-consuming to find Arabic movies and dramas on Netflix.

Netflix uses a pretty strange system to categorize films and TV series. There is no “category” tab.

But there is good news: Netflix uses so-called genre codes. Most of them are not public. However, some people have made lists of these secret codes. I have collected all the Arabic codes.

You may actually find hidden films and musalsalat that are under the surface of the standard dashboard of Netflix.

What is great about it Most of the Arabic movies are Egyptian movies – and all have ARABIC audio with English subtitles.

How to use Netflix genre codes

  1. You find the code in the following list at the end of the link: https://netflix.com/browse/genre/xyz
  2. xyz stands for the code I give on this page.
  3. You can enter the code in the Netflix search bar or use the link.

Watch out: This only works if you’re using Netflix on a browser and if your are logged-in. It does not work on the app.

Furthermore, it may depend on the country from which you access Netflix. Not all codes may work. Netflix also changes its codes from time to time. If you find out about new codes, please let me know.

The secret Netflix codes for ARABIC

Arabic-Language – overview of all Arabic movies

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Code: 61145

Link: http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/61145

This code gives you a list of ALL Arabic movies and genres. It provides you with a good overview and is a good start if you quickly want to watch an Arabic movie.

Arabic-Language Comedies

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Code: 78297

Link: http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/78297


Some picks of Arabic comedies

Wahid Saeiday – An upper Egyptian (2014): A man from Upper Egypt (Mohamed Ramadan) leaves his hometown and goes to Cairo in search for a living. He manages to get a job at a hotel, where he faces lots of trouble and complications, and eventually he gets accused of murder. IMDB 3.3

Flimflam (2016): Nosy family in tow, a fun-loving bachelor goes on a romantic getaway, but he ends up pretending to be married to a complete stranger to avoid trouble. With Ahmed Helmy. IMDB: 5.7

Bewildered Bolbol – Bolbol Hayran/ بلبل حيران‎ (2010): A man suffering from amnesia can’t seem to choose between the women playing tricks on him. With Ahmed Helmy. IMDB 6.4

Love Station – Eza3Et 7OB (2011): Single coworkers at a radio station are brought together by mutual friends, but their starry-eyed notions about love may scuttle their romance. With Menna Shalaby. IMDB 7.0

Omar and Salma 3 (2012): In this sequel of the trilogy, marital strife brews as Omar pursues a music career despite Salmas wishes that he opt for a more stable job. With Tamer Hosny. IMDB 3.8

Farce (2017): A beauty expert, a drug dealer and a bungling revolutionary end up in the grips of an extremist group after meeting on a plane to Lebanon.

Arabic-Language Documentaries

Code: 59386

Link: http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/59386

In the commentary section, Tarjema has added some Arabic documentaries which are available in the USA (many thanks!):

  • The White Helmets
  • The Square (الميدان)
  • Born in Syria
  • Born in Gaza
  • Last Men in Aleppo

Remark: In Germany, however, Netflix does not list any Arabic documentaries. If this is different in other parts of the world, please use the comment section below – I appreciate it.

Arabic-Language Dramas

Code: 60018

Link: http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/60018

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Some picks of Arabic dramas

An Hour and a Half – Saa’a wi Nos (2012): Based on the 2002 El Ayyat train accident, this drama begins 90 minutes before the explosion, following the lives of riders in the third-class cars. IMDB: 7.2

The Republic of Imbaba – Gomhureyet Imbaba (2015): Living on the edges of Cairo’s Embabah neighborhood, several residents seek to better their circumstances following the January 25 Revolution.

The Chord – El Watar (2010): A detective investigates the murder of a young musician, whose philandering lifestyle leaves a long list of suspects and a lot of questions. IMDB: 6.3

The Right One – Wahed Saheh (2011): Under pressure to marry, a rich playboy is conflicted between four women who each possess a different. IMDB: 6.4

Reaction – Radd Fe’el (2011): When a series of seemingly random people are murdered, baffled police search for a killer who may have a connection to them all. IMDB: 4.6

Arabic-Language Political Documentaries

Code: 74908

Link: http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/74908

Remark: In Germany, Netflix does not list any Arabic documentaries. If this is different in other parts of the world, please use the comment section below – I appreciate it.

Arabic-Language Political Movies

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Code: 60768

Link: http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/60768


Some picks of Arabic political movies

Three-Quarters Decent – Mohtaram Ela Robaa (2010): Determined to fight corruption in his country, a newspaper cartoonist debuts a new take-no-prisoners attitude.

Arabic-Language Social & Cultural Documentaries

Code: 81205

Link: http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/81205

Remark: In Germany, Netflix does not list any Arabic documentaries. If this is different in other parts of the world, please use the comment section below – I appreciate it.

Critically-acclaimed Arabic-Language Movies

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Code: 63739

Link: http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/63739


Some picks of critically-acclaimed Arabic movies

Sand Storm – Sufat Chol (2016): When a Bedouin patriarch takes a second bride, his first wife chafes against her changing status while his daughter chases her own dreams of autonomy. This is an Israeli movie – but it is mainly in Arabic. IMDB: 6.9

Emotional Arabic-Language Movies

Code: 81375

Link: http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/81375

Remark: In Germany, Netflix does not list any Arabic documentaries. If this is different in other parts of the world, please use the comment section below – I appreciate it.

Understated Arabic-Language Movies

Code: 80799

Link: http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/80799

Remark: In Germany, Netflix does not list any Arabic documentaries. If this is different in other parts of the world, please use the comment section below – I appreciate it.

African Arabic-Language Movies

Code: 64194

Link: http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/64194

Remark: In Germany, Netflix does not list any Arabic documentaries. If this is different in other parts of the world, please use the comment section below – I appreciate it.


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Last updated: Jul 25, 2019 @ 16:00

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  1. In the US there are only a handful of documentaries:
    The White Helmets
    The Square (الميدان)
    Born in Syria
    Born in Gaza
    Last Men in Aleppo

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