Looking for Netflix movies based on books (for kids 11-12)? There are some great titles you can stream on Netflix. These films and TV documentaries are a great resource any time of year.
If you’d like more direction or opinion about movies appropriate for this age group, check out Common Sense Media. These are great for sick days, school breaks, Summer breaks, or general enrichment.
These movies include feel-good, family movies that you can feel comfortable letting your kids watch alone or streaming on family movie night. These are great selections to add to your Netflix list.
Make the next family movie night an educational night with these movies based on books. It’s perfect for teachable moments and a great way to engage the kids with important topics.
NETFLIX MOVIES BASED ON BOOKS (FOR KIDS 11-12)
Firedrake the Silver Dragon
When humans threaten his home, a young dragon summons the courage to seek a mythical paradise where dragons can live in peace and fly free. | Stream on Netflix
Dragons: Dawn of the Dragon Racer
The “How to Train Your Dragon” adventure continues when a hunt for lost sheep becomes a fierce, fun-filled competition. | Stream on Netflix
Rise of the Guardians
Jack Frost teams up with Santa, the Tooth Fairy, and others to battle a malicious spirit determined to destroy the innocent beliefs of children. | Stream on Netflix
Stuart Little 2
Trouble’s in the air for spirited city mouse Stuart and family cat Snowbell when a new canary friend flies into danger with a ruthless falcon. | Stream on Netflix
The Zookeeper’s Wife
When the Nazis invade Poland, Warsaw Zoo caretakers work with the underground resistance to save Jews from the horrors of the Third Reich. | Stream on Netflix
To continue this unit study, check out The Zookeeper’s Wife Movie Study.
A lovable young bear from the jungles of Peru lands in London in search of a new home — and soon finds family while settling into city life. | Stream on Netflix
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Offbeat inventor Flint Lockwood must avert a mouthwatering disaster of gigantic proportions after he creates a machine that makes food fall from the sky. | Stream on Netflix
Netflix Originals Based on Books
A mom and dad who usually say no decide to say yes to their kids’ wildest requests — with a few ground rules — on a whirlwind day of fun and adventure. | Stream on Netflix
Secret Magic Control Agency
Hansel and Gretel of fairy tale fame — now acting as secret agents — must use magic, clever thinking, and teamwork on a mission to find a missing king. | Stream on Netflix
A loyal wolfdog’s curiosity leads him on the adventure of a lifetime while serving a series of three distinctly different masters. | Stream on Netflix
Fiercely independent and disillusioned with love, a teen DJ is determined to chart her own path, till a pop heartthrob falls for her awesome mix. | Stream on Netflix
When an overscheduled girl befriends an eccentric aviator, he regales her with tales about the adventures of an unusual boy who lives on an asteroid. | Stream on Netflix
Four siblings with horribly selfish parents hatch a plan to get rid of them for good and form a perfectly imperfect family of their own. | Stream on Netflix
When a crisis threatens to destroy their high school, four teens hatch a daring plan to raise $10 million. Step one? Breaking into the U.S. Mint. | Stream on Netflix
Armed with popularity tips from her beautiful older sister, precocious Jessica Darling prepares to navigate the treacherous world of seventh grade. | Stream on Netflix
While searching for her missing mother, intrepid teen Enola Holmes uses her sleuthing skills to outsmart big brother Sherlock and help a runaway lord. | Stream on Netflix
The Night books
Scary story fan Alex must tell a spine-tingling tale every night — or stay trapped with his new friend in a wicked witch’s magical apartment forever. | Stream on Netflix
After their parents are tragically killed, three orphans are taken in by the dastardly Count Olaf, who hopes to snatch their inheritance from them. | Stream on Netflix
To continue this unit study, check out the General Book/Movie Study Guide.
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