Our Top M. Night Shyamalan Movies Directed by M. Night Shyamalan

Our Top M. Night Shyamalan Movies Directed by M. Night Shyamalan

M. Night Shyamalan films first started to resonate with me with The Sixth Sense (1999) where the film had a perfectly executed twist ending. From there, M. Night Shyamalan made some movies that ventured in other directions and although I may not have loved a few, I am a fan of his work and will give anything he does a chance. Check out our favorite M. Night Shyamalan directed movies below and share your comments.

Best Movies

  1. The Visit poster

    The Visit (2015)

    AKA(s): Sundowning
    Synopsis: Two siblings become increasingly frightened by their grandparents' disturbing behavior while visiting them on vacation.
    Cast: Jon Douglas Rainey, Basil Kershner, Shawn Gonzalez, Erica Lynne Arden, Erica Lynne Marszalek, Dave Jia, Michael Mariano, Kathryn Hahn, Zachary Vazquez, Brian Gildea
    Directors: M. Night Shyamalan
    Genres: Horror, Thriller, Comedy

    Our Score: 8/10   IMDB Score: 6.2/10
    Read the The Visit Review

  2. Unbreakable poster

    Unbreakable (2000)

    AKA(s): No Ordinary Man, Untitled M. Night Shyamalan Project
    Synopsis: A man learns something extraordinary about himself after a devastating accident.
    Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, Rick Kain, Robert Randolph Caton, Vincent Riviezzo, M. Night Shyamalan, Michael Kelly, Spencer Treat Clark, Laura Regan, Ukee Washington
    Directors: M. Night Shyamalan
    Genres: Thriller, Sci-Fi, Drama, Mystery

    Our Score: 6/10   IMDB Score: 7.2/10
    Read the Unbreakable Review

  3. Signs poster

    Signs (2002)

    AKA(s): M. Night Shyamalan's Signs
    Synopsis: A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.
    Cast: Abigail Breslin, Mel Gibson, M. Night Shyamalan, Greg Wood, Rory Culkin, Lanny Flaherty, Patricia Kalember, Jose L. Rodriguez, Ukee Washington, Babita Hariani
    Directors: M. Night Shyamalan
    Genres: Thriller, Sci-Fi, Drama

    Our Score: 6/10   IMDB Score: 6.7/10
    Read the Signs Review

  4. The Happening poster

    The Happening (2008)

    AKA(s): Green Planet, The Green Effect
    Synopsis: A science teacher, his wife, and a young girl struggle to survive a plague that causes those infected to commit suicide.
    Cast: Frank Collison, Mark Wahlberg, John Leguizamo, Greg Wood, Kerry O'Malley, M. Night Shyamalan, Vincent Riviezzo, Brian Anthony Wilson, Ukee Washington, Chuck Schanamann
    Directors: M. Night Shyamalan
    Genres: Thriller, Sci-Fi, Drama

    Our Score: 5/10   IMDB Score: 5.0/10
    Read the The Happening Review

  5. After Earth poster

    After Earth (2013)

    AKA(s): 1000 A.E.
    Synopsis: A crash landing leaves Kitai Raige and his father Cypher stranded on Earth, a millennium after events forced humanity's escape. With Cypher injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help.
    Cast: Glenn Morshower, Will Smith, Jon Douglas Rainey, Zoë Kravitz, Diego Klattenhoff, Isabelle Fuhrman, David Denman, Shawn Gonzalez, Brandon Greenawalt, Maiya Reaux
    Directors: M. Night Shyamalan
    Genres: Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure

    Our Score: 2/10   IMDB Score: 4.9/10
    Read the After Earth Review

Pending Review

  1. Split (2017)

    AKA(s): Untitled M. Night Shyamalan Project
    Synopsis: Kevin, a man with at least 23 different personalities, is compelled to abduct three teenage girls. As they are held captive, a final personality - "The Beast" - begins to materialize.
    Cast: James McAvoy, Vincent Riviezzo, Jon Douglas Rainey, Robert Bizik, Anya Taylor-Joy, Shawn Gonzalez, Brad William Henke, Jeffrey Mowery, Andrea Havens, Betty Buckley
    Directors: M. Night Shyamalan
    Genres: Horror, Thriller
  2. Lady in the Water (2006)

    Synopsis: Apartment building superintendent Cleveland Heep rescues what he thinks is a young woman from the pool he maintains. When he discovers that she is actually a character from a bedtime story who is trying to make the journey back to her home, he works with his tenants to protect his new friend from the creatures that are determined to keep her in our world.
    Cast: Doug Jones, Brian Steele, Kurt Carley, Jared Harris, Paul Giamatti, M. Night Shyamalan, Ethan Cohn, Jeffrey Wright, Bryce Dallas Howard, Joseph D. Reitman
    Directors: M. Night Shyamalan
    Genres: Thriller, Fantasy, Mystery

This list has been narrowed to include films within the horror, sci-fi, and fantasy genres.

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