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Netflix Movies Based on Books (For Kids 11-12)

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.


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

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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

Yes Day

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

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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

White Fang

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

DJ Cinderella

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


The Little Prince

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

The Willoughbys

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

Coin Heist

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

Jessica Darling’s It List

Armed with popularity tips from her beautiful older sister, precocious Jessica Darling prepares to navigate the treacherous world of seventh grade. | Stream on Netflix

Enola Holmes

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

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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

Lemony Snickett’s A Series of Unfortunate Events

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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