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. Split poster

    Split (2016)

    AKA(s): Untitled M. Night Shyamalan Project
    Synopsis: Three girls are kidnapped by a man with a diagnosed 23 distinct personalities, and must try and escape before the apparent emergence of a frightful new 24th.
    Cast: Bruce Willis, Jon Douglas Rainey, James McAvoy, Vincent Riviezzo, M. Night Shyamalan, Robert Bizik, Ukee Washington, Anya Taylor-Joy, Shawn Gonzalez, Rosemary Howard
    Directors: M. Night Shyamalan
    Genres: Horror, Thriller

    Our Score: 7/10   IMDB Score: 7.5/10
    Read the Split Review

  2. 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, Shawn Gonzalez, Erica Lynne Arden, Basil Kershner, Dave Jia, Michael Mariano, Kathryn Hahn, Zachary Vazquez, Brian Gildea, Erica Lynne Marszalek
    Directors: M. Night Shyamalan
    Genres: Horror, Thriller, Comedy

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

  3. 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, Vincent Riviezzo, M. Night Shyamalan, Rick Kain, Robert Randolph Caton, Ukee Washington, Michael Kelly, Laura Regan, John Patrick Amedori
    Directors: M. Night Shyamalan
    Genres: Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi, Mystery

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

  4. 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, M. Night Shyamalan, Greg Wood, Rory Culkin, Ukee Washington, Mel Gibson, Patricia Kalember, Jose L. Rodriguez, Lanny Flaherty, Babita Hariani
    Directors: M. Night Shyamalan
    Genres: Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi, Mystery

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

  5. 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, M. Night Shyamalan, Mark Wahlberg, Vincent Riviezzo, Kerry O'Malley, Robert Bizik, Greg Wood, John Leguizamo, Ukee Washington, Jeffrey Mowery
    Directors: M. Night Shyamalan
    Genres: Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi

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

  6. 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, Shawn Gonzalez, Zoë Kravitz, Diego Klattenhoff, Isabelle Fuhrman, David Denman, Darwin Reina, Albert Valladares
    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. 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, M. Night Shyamalan, Kurt Carley, Jared Harris, Paul Giamatti, Ethan Cohn, Jeffrey Wright, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeremy Howard
    Directors: M. Night Shyamalan
    Genres: Thriller, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

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

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