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The Best Characters In M. Night Shyamalan Movies

Updated April 24, 2019 341 votes 41 voters28 items

List RulesVote up your favorite characters in films that were directed by M. Night Shyamalan.

Join us as we rank M. Night Shyamalan’s greatest movie characters. Arguably most known for his breakout film The Sixth Sense in 1999, most of Shyamalan’s movies feature a twist ending that leaves audiences' heads spinning in the best possible way. Unbreakable, Split, and The Village all followed this template.

Characters in M. Night Shyamalan movies always find themselves facing some kind of eerie situation. Maybe it's encountering aliens, as in Signs. Maybe it's facing the wrath of a deranged grandmother in The Visit. Or maybe it's getting kidnapped by a guy with multiple personalities, as happened to the teenage girls in Split. Shyamalan may deal in the world of fantasy, but the people who inhabit his stories often feel like people you could easily meet in real life. That has the effect of causing us to become deeply engaged in their journeys. While there are many great characters in M. Night Shyamalan's movies, we want you to vote for your favorites.

Vote up your favorites from this list of M. Night Shyamalan movie characters. If a character you really like isn't represented, go ahead and add them. Don't forget to check back to see how other users rank your choice.

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    Kevin Wendell Crumb is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters In M. Night Shyamalan Movies
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    Kevin Wendell Crumb

    Split, Glass
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    Elijah Price is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters In M. Night Shyamalan Movies
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    Elijah Price

    Unbreakable
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    Dr. Malcolm Crowe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters In M. Night Shyamalan Movies
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    Dr. Malcolm Crowe

    The Sixth Sense
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    David Dunn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters In M. Night Shyamalan Movies
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    David Dunn

    Unbreakable
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    Cole Sear is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters In M. Night Shyamalan Movies
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    Cole Sear

    The Sixth Sense

    Powers & Abilitiesperceive ghosts

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    Nana is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters In M. Night Shyamalan Movies
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    Nana

    The Visit
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    Merrill Hess is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters In M. Night Shyamalan Movies
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    Merrill Hess

    Signs
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    Ivy Walker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters In M. Night Shyamalan Movies
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    Ivy Walker

    The Village
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    Casey Cooke is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters In M. Night Shyamalan Movies
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    Casey Cooke

    Split, Glass
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    Rev. Graham Hess is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters In M. Night Shyamalan Movies
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    Cleveland Heep is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters In M. Night Shyamalan Movies
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    Cleveland Heep

    Lady in the Water
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    Lucius Hunt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters In M. Night Shyamalan Movies
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    Lucius Hunt

    The Village
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    Story is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters In M. Night Shyamalan Movies
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    Story

    Lady in the Water
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    Harry Farber is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters In M. Night Shyamalan Movies
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    Harry Farber

    Lady in the Water
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    Alice Hunt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters In M. Night Shyamalan Movies
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    Alice Hunt

    The Village
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    Claire Benoit is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters In M. Night Shyamalan Movies
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    Claire Benoit

    Split
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    Alma Moore is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters In M. Night Shyamalan Movies
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    Alma Moore

    The Happening
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    Morgan Hess is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters In M. Night Shyamalan Movies
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    Morgan Hess

    Signs
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    Kitai Raige is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters In M. Night Shyamalan Movies
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    Kitai Raige

    After Earth
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    Elliot Moore is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters In M. Night Shyamalan Movies
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    Elliot Moore

    The Happening
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    Noah Percy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters In M. Night Shyamalan Movies
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    Noah Percy

    The Village
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    Joshua A. Beal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Characters In M. Night Shyamalan Movies
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    Joshua A. Beal

    Wide Awake
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    Zuko is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Characters In M. Night Shyamalan Movies
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    Zuko

    Avatar: The Last Airbender, Avatar: The Last Airbender: Book 2

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    Cypher Raige is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Characters In M. Night Shyamalan Movies
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    Cypher Raige

    After Earth
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    Tyler Jamison is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Characters In M. Night Shyamalan Movies
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    Tyler Jamison

    The Visit
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