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Guess how many genres Netflix has categorised movies under...

Netflix have a vast database of movies and TV shows - but what's really interesting is that they have gone into great detail in tagging and creating genres that allow users to find very specific genres and types of films.

Over on The Atlantic, Alexis C. Madrigal, created a script that pulled out the full list. It took 20, yes TWENTY, hours to complete its simple task and the end result was far more than anyone had ever expected. It wasn't hundreds, or even a few thousand - in fact the script managed to retrieve a massive 76,897 different, really granular, genres!

Wow.

Netflix

Netflix is an American entertainment company founded by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph on August 29, 1997, in Scotts Valley, California. It specialises in and provides streaming media and video-on-demand online. In 2013, Netflix expanded into film and television production, as well as online distribution.

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