Fantasy novels are known for their meticulous world-building, epic plots, and imaginative elements such as magic systems. There are many sub-genres in fantasy, from Lord of the Rings-type high fantasy to steam punk, and they all offer unique stories. It seems then that fantasy novels should be great material for amazing film adaptations. Unfortunately though, the genre is often overlooked due to potentially high design and production costs. However, there are still a lot of great novels that would make excellent movies if given a chance.
Given the massive success of the TV adaptation of Game of Thrones and films like Lord of the Rings, we've seen that it's very possible to translate a fantasy novel or series to the screen and do it right. In fact, some production companies are starting to see the potential of fantasy in TV and film, and have invested in new series, like MTV's upcoming show The Shannara Chronicles. Still, there are a lot of amazing novels out there that haven't been picked up by production studios, but deserve to be on the big screen. So without further ado, we've compiled a list of 11 fantasy novels that deserve film adaptations. Check out the list!