Unfortunately, Netflix only likes to show you a very small selection of their content based on viewer preferences.
Here is how this works, if you have a small child that likes to watch a lot of cartoons, your Netflix suggestions would mostly be filled with cartoons or other children shows. Sure, you can search by title or actor, but this takes time.
Here is a much easier way to find a lot of great content based on the number codes that are on the end of the URL to their site. Each of these codes link to a list of content on Netflix by genre.
Instructions to use the Netflix Codes List
You will first need to be logged into your Netflix Account on your computer or mobile device. Then click any of the URLs on this list. The link will take you to all the shows and movies available for that category.
*(Numbers next to name have to do with category number and not amount of videos in that particular category.)
Action & Adventure (1365)
Asian Action Movies (77232)
Classic Action & Adventure (46576)
Action Comedies (43040)
Action Thrillers (43048)
Comic Book and Superhero Movies (10118)
Spy Action & Adventure (10702)
Crime Action & Adventure (9584)
Foreign Action & Adventure (11828)
Martial Arts Movies (8985)
Military Action & Adventure (2125)
Adult Animation (11881)
Anime Action (2653)
Anime Comedies (9302)
Anime Dramas (452)
Anime Features (3063)
To view the entire list... Click here (We have to warn you, it's quite long)
Using this list will help you find some great stuff to watch. If you enjoyed this, you should also take a look at this Netflix Top 100 page. It features a live feed from Netflix that will show you all their top rated and new TV shows and Movies in real time.
Next time someone tells you there really is nothing good to watch on Netflix, be sure to show them this.