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List of M. Night Shyamalan Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Sixth Sense (1999)
16
2
The Sixth Sense
PG-13
16
2

Child psychologist Malcolm Crowe sees an opportunity to redeem himself after he meets his new patient Cole Sear, who exhibits similar symptoms to one of his former patients whom he had failed to treat. Despite doubting Sear's claims at first, Crowe gradually discovers that he might actually be able to see dead people, unaware of their death.

As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
M. Night Shyamalan
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Mystery
2. Split (2016)
13
2
Split
PG-13
13
2

Three teenage girls, Cassey, Claire and Marcia are kidnapped by Kevin Wendell who suffers from dissociative identity disorder with 23 different personalities. A 24th persona, the most sinister one, can appear anytime. The girls, therefore, have to find a way to escape, before it is too late for them.

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
M. Night Shyamalan
Genres:
Thriller, Horror
Star Cast:
James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Betty Buckley, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson
3. Unbreakable (2000)
13
2
Unbreakable
PG-13
13
2

David Dunn miraculously comes out unhurt in a train accident in which no one else survives. Elijah Price, a comic book store owner with brittle bone disease believes that David is Unbreakable – people with exceptional courage and tolerance to pain and an extraordinary sense of dangerous people and devastating happenings. David must figure out if the theory is indeed true.

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
M. Night Shyamalan
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright, Leslie Stefanson, Bruce Willis, Spencer Treat Clark, Charlayne Woodard
4. Signs (2002)
14
2
Signs
PG-13
14
2

Six months after losing his wife in an accident and leaving the church consequently, Graham Hess finds crop circles in his corn field. As crop circles begin appearing around the world, Graham and his family – brother and two children – try to understand the meaning of the Signs and eventually believe that there are aliens around.

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
M. Night Shyamalan
Genres:
Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Abigail Breslin, Cherry Jones, Rory Culkin
5. The Village (2004)
13
2
The Village
PG-13
13
2

Covington in the 19th-century rural Pennsylvania has a small population that lives peacefully within the boundaries of the village. Beyond the boundaries, there are fearful creatures inhabiting the wood that do not forgive any intrusion. When a determined man, Lucius Hunt decides to step out into the woods, the creatures are upset. But then, someone else must also step out into the woods.

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
M. Night Shyamalan
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery, Drama
6. Devil (2010)
13
2
Devil
PG-13
13
2

After five strangers get trapped in an elevator, things take a turn for the worse when one of them dies violently each time the elevator light turns off for a few seconds. As each of their secrets is revealed, one of them turns out to be the Devil himself. 

As:
Producer, Writer
Director:
John Erick Dowdle
Genres:
Thriller, Horror, Mystery
Star Cast:
Bojana Novakovic, Jenny O'Hara, Bokeem Woodbine, Caroline Dhavernas, Chris Messina
7. The Visit (2015)
12
2
The Visit
PG-13
12
2

Siblings Becca and Tyler go on a five-day visit to their estranged grandparents who they haven’t met before. But their visit turns into a nightmare when they witness strange happenings in the house and realize their grandparents might not be who they claim to be. 

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
M. Night Shyamalan
Genres:
Horror, Thriller
Star Cast:
Peter McRobbie, Deanna Dunagan, Kathryn Hahn, Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould
8. Wide Awake (1998)
9
2
Wide Awake
PG
9
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
M. Night Shyamalan
Genres:
Family, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Rosie O'Donnell, Denis Leary, Julia Stiles, Dana Delany, Robert Loggia, Joseph Cross
9. Stuart Little (1999)
11
2
Stuart Little
PG
11
2

Stuart Little is an animated family film where the 'Little' family adopts a young mouse who speaks and acts like a teenage boy, but their housecat, Snowbell, tries to get rid of him. Drama and adventure ensue as Stuart is taken away by imposters posing as his real parents and he tries to make his way back to the Littles.

As:
Writer
Director:
Rob Minkoff
Genres:
Family, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
10. Lady in the Water (2006)
11
3
Lady in the Water
PG-13
11
3

In this fantasy drama, a water nymph – Story – is discovered in the swimming pool of an apartment complex by the building superintendent, Cleveland Heep. She is in this world for a purpose after which she has to return to the Blue World. However, an evil wolf creature, scrunt, is after her and it is now up to Heep and a group of other apartment people to ensure her safe return.

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
M. Night Shyamalan
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery, Drama, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Paul Giamatti, Jared Harris, Bryce Dallas Howard, Bob Balaban, Jeffrey Wright, Sarita Choudhury
11. The Happening (2008)
11
2
The Happening
TV-MA
11
2

In an apocalyptic future, humanity is being plagued by an airborne neurotoxin, purportedly released as a defense mechanism by plants, which is driving people to mass suicide. Science teacher Elliot Moore, his wife Alma, and his colleague's daughter Jess struggle to survive from the intangible threat, but are on the verge of giving in.

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer, Voiceover
Director:
M. Night Shyamalan
Genres:
Thriller, Sci-Fi
12. After Earth (2013)
9
2
After Earth
PG-13
9
2

It is the 31st century and humans have abandoned earth, now a hostile planet. Cypher Raige, a general in the peacekeeping organization Ranger Corps, and his son Kitai crash land on earth after an asteroid shower. Cypher is severely injured and it is now on upto young Kitai to traverse the dangerous terrains of earth and retrieve the backup beacon and call for help.

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
M. Night Shyamalan
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Adventure, Action
Star Cast:
Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Isabelle Fuhrman, Zoë Kravitz, Sophie Okonedo, Glenn Morshower
13. The Last Airbender (2010)
6
3
The Last Airbender
PG
6
3

The Fire nation has declared war against the other nations, Air, Water, and Earth as they try to conquer the world. The only hope of the remaining three nations resides with 12 years old Aang, ‘The Avatar’, the only one who has the ability to control all four elements. 

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer, uncredited
Director:
M. Night Shyamalan
Genres:
Fantasy, Family, Action, Adventure
Star Cast:
Dev Patel, Nicola Peltz, Cliff Curtis, Shaun Toub
14. Praying with Anger (1992)
8
2
Praying with Anger
PG-13
8
2
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Role:
Dev Raman
Director:
M. Night Shyamalan
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Mike Muthu, Richa Ahuja Badami, Sushma Ahuja

TV Shows and Videos

After Hours (2010)
After Hours
TV-14
As:
Writer
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Daniel O'Brien, Katie Willert, Soren Bowie, Michael Swaim, Cody Johnston