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The Best M. Night Shyamalan Movies

Updated March 12, 2020 11.2k votes 2.4k voters 42.2k views13 items

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List of the best M. Night Shyamalan movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. First known for his surprise twists in movies like The Sixth Sense and The Village, M. Night Shyamalan's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world, and inspiring plenty of fan theories. The order of these top M. Night Shyamalan movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated M. Night Shyamalan movies will be at the top of the list. M. Night Shyamalan has directed many films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest M. Night Shyamalan movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this, use this list of the most entertaining M. Night Shyamalan films to end the squabble once and for all.

This list includes the so-called Eastrail 177 Trilogy which includes Unbreakable (2000), Split (2016), and Glass (2019).  

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    The Sixth Sense is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best M. Night Shyamalan Movies
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    The Sixth Sense

    Bruce Willis, Mischa Barton

    Released1999

    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

    The Sixth Sense is a 1999 American supernatural thriller film written and directed by M. Night... more on Wikipedia
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    Split is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best M. Night Shyamalan Movies
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    Split

    James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy

    Released2017

    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

    Split is a 2016 American psychological horror thriller film directed and written by M. Night... more on Wikipedia

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    Unbreakable is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best M. Night Shyamalan Movies
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    Unbreakable

    Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released2000

    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

    Unbreakable is a 2000 American superhero drama film written, produced, and directed by M.... more on Wikipedia

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    Signs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best M. Night Shyamalan Movies
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    Signs

    Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix

    Released2002

    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

    Signs is a 2002 American science fiction thriller film written and directed by M. Night... more on Wikipedia
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    The Village is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best M. Night Shyamalan Movies
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    The Village

    Bryce Dallas Howard, Sigourney Weaver

    Released2004

    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

    The Village is a 2004 American psychological thriller film, written, produced, and directed by... more on Wikipedia
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    The Visit is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best M. Night Shyamalan Movies
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    The Visit

    Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould

    Released2015

    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

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    Lady in the Water is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best M. Night Shyamalan Movies
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    Lady in the Water

    Bryce Dallas Howard, Paul Giamatti

    Released2006

    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

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    Glass is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best M. Night Shyamalan Movies
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    Glass

    Bruce Willis, James McAvoy

    Released2019

    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

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    The Happening is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best M. Night Shyamalan Movies
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    The Happening

    Zooey Deschanel, Mark Wahlberg

    Released2008

    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

    The Happening is a 2008 American supernatural thriller film written, co-produced, and directed... more on Wikipedia

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    The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best M. Night Shyamalan Movies
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    The Last Airbender

    Nicola Peltz, Jackson Rathbone

    Released2010

    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

    The Last Airbender is a 2010 American fantasy adventure film written, produced, and directed... more on Wikipedia

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  • 11
    After Earth is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best M. Night Shyamalan Movies
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    After Earth

    Will Smith, Zoë Kravitz

    Released2013

    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

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    Wide Awake is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best M. Night Shyamalan Movies
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    Wide Awake

    Rosie O'Donnell, Julia Stiles

    Released1998

    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

    Wide Awake is a 1998 comedy-drama film written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan and produced... more on Wikipedia
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    Praying with Anger is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best M. Night Shyamalan Movies
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    Praying with Anger

    M. Night Shyamalan, Mike Muthu

    Released1992

    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

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