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 break, or general enrichment.
These movies include feel-good, family movies that you can feel comfortable letting your kids watch alone or streaming them 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.
Disney Movies Based on Book for kids 11-12 | Available on Netflix
The magic returns in Disney’s reimagined classic as Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) helps the Banks family remember the joy of what it’s like to be a child. Together with her friend Jack the lamplighter (Lin-Manuel Miranda), fun is brought back to the streets of London in celebration that everything is possible…even the impossible! | Stream on Netflix
In this heartwarming Disney tale, Christopher Robin encounters his childhood friend Winnie the Pooh, who helps him remember the endless days of wonder and make-believe. | Stream on Netflix
In Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time, three mystical guides lead Meg on an epic journey, tessering through time and space to find her father, following his mysterious disappearance. | Stream on Netflix
Jack, a Las Vegas cabdriver struggling to stay on the right path, gets an out-of-this-world incentive when two aliens, disguised as teenagers, suddenly appear in his taxi. In a race against government agents, an alien hunter and time itself, Jack must help the children recover their lost spaceship so they can return home and save their planet and ours. Breathtaking chases, close calls and special effects make this an action-adventure the whole family will enjoy. | Stream on Netflix
In Disney’s reimagining of The Nutcracker, a mysterious gift from her mother launches Clara on a journey to four secret realms–where she discovers her greatest strength could change the world. | Stream on Netflix
NETFLIX MOVIES BASED ON BOOKS (FOR KIDS 11-12)
Peter Pan, the boy who wasn’t supposed to grow up, did just that. But vengeful Capt. Hook kidnaps Peter’s kids, forcing him to return to Neverland. | Stream on Netflix
A reporter and his niece discover a beautiful creature they believe to be a real mermaid. | Stream on Netflix
From the best-selling series of books comes a fantasy adventure, revealing the unseen world that exists all around us.
Soren, a young owl, falls into the clutches of the evil Pure Ones and must set out to find the legendary Guardians of Ga’Hoole – his only hope of saving the owl kingdoms.
16 year-old Zoey Stevens is having a hard time adjusting to a new high school, a new and klutzy dance squad, a new step-dad, three new rowdy step-brothers and an unruly dog. But things change when a dog training app on her smart phone begins to somehow control all the boys around her.
Jack Shepard a.k.a. “Zoom” is an out-of-shape auto shop owner, far removed from the man who once protected the world’s freedom. Reluctantly called back into action by the government, Jack is charged with turning a rag tag group of kids with special powers into a new generation of superheroes to save the world from certain destruction. Based on Jason Lethcoe’s popular graphic novel “Zoom’s Ac..
Tara Adams is just an ordinary high school junior, except for one little thing. Tara’s got a secret-a secret identity, in fact; she’s Radio Rebel, the most popular radio DJ in Seattle. In person, Tara is as shy as they come, but on the air, Radio Rebel is the smoothest talker around-a skill she needs more than ever right now, since her school is in the midst of a clique-crisis.
When twelve lucky kids win an invitation into legendary gamemaker Lemoncello’s extraordinary, high-tech library, they have no idea what’s in store. By navigating an elaborate scavenger hunt, they must compete to be the first to find their way out.
Set in Cold War-era 1988, Big Miracle tells the true story of a small-town news reporter (John Krasinski) and a Greenpeace volunteer (Drew Barrymore) who enlist the help of rival superpowers to save three majestic gray whales trapped under the ice of the Arctic Circle.
Sparks fly between the new girl at school and the misfit with a passion for music. Yet the world threatens to put a stop to their innocent love song.
Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and a robot.
A weird inventor, Caractacus Potts, invents an amazing flying car, which drives by itself. It takes him and his family to Vulgaria, where the sinister buffoon Baron Bomburst kidnaps the car. The baron has made children illegal, and Caractacus and Co. have to try and rescue the children of Vulgaria in this classic children’s story.
A sixth-grade outcast at school who spends her time spying on neighbors must find a way to get even when an enemy steals her secret notebook. (Watch on Netflix)
This side-splitting sequel to Hoodwinked follows Little Red (Hayden Panettiere) and her gang as they investigate the disappearance of Hansel (Bill Hader) and Gretel (Amy Poehler). (Watch on Netflix)
With his gift of dream interpretation and his brilliantly colored coat, Joseph inspires jealousy in his brothers in this animated Bible story. (Watch on Netflix)
To keep pal Boots from being sent to a rival school with better athletics, prankster Bruno leads an epic campaign to build a pool at Macdonald Hall. (Watch on Netflix)
The biggest troublemakers at Macdonald Hall are Bruno and Boots, who are caught and face an unthinkable punishment: separation into different dorms. (Watch on Netflix)
Fed up with weird dress codes and wacky punishments, the students of neighboring schools face off against two recently hired oddball authoritarians. (Watch on Netflix)
Tiny alien lawmen fly into Rod’s bedroom and recruit him into helping them stop an intergalactic criminal — who’s disguised as a very familiar human. (Watch on Netflix)
A 9-year-old boy finds his life upended when he’s sent to live in an orphanage in this stop-motion animated tale of loss, friendship and young love. (Watch on Netflix)
Netflix Originals Based on Books
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. (Watch on Netflix)
Armed with popularity tips from her beautiful older sister, precocious Jessica Darling prepares to navigate the treacherous world of seventh grade. (Watch on Netflix)
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