How to Sort Netflix by the Release Date

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Sort through available Netflix movies to search for a specific title.

The Netflix website offers thousands of movies and television shows you can choose from to watch instantly or add to your DVD queue. If you know the general release date of the movie you are looking for but don't know the title of the movie, sort the movies by the release date to narrow down your search. Alternatively, sort the movies by the release date to search movies from a specific time frame. Movies in Netflix can be sorted with a few clicks.


Step 1

Open your Web browser and sign in to your account at

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Step 2

Click to select either "Watch Instantly" or Browse DVDs."

Step 3

Hold your mouse cursor over "Genres" and then move your mouse down and click one of the available genres.


Step 4

Click "See All..." in the upper right corner of the page to see all of the movies associated with that genre. Click "Sortable List" in the upper left corner of the page.


Step 5

Click "Year" to the right of "Sort by" to put the most recently released movies at the top of the list. Click "Sort by" again to put the oldest movies at the top of the list.

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