Director M. Night Shyamalan is one of the most original and visionary filmmakers of his generation.
Often compared to the great Steven Spielberg himself, Shyamalan emerged in the late 1990s with his Academy Award-nominated blockbuster, ‘The Sixth Sense. Perfecting his trademark “twist ending”, Shyamalan has delighted fans with surprising films like ‘Unbreakable’, its sequels ‘Split’ and ‘Glass’, ‘Signs’, ‘The Village’ and most recently ‘Old’.
After four seasons as director and showrunner on the Apple TV+ series ‘Servant’, Shyamalan returns to the big screen with his latest psychological horror film ‘Knock at the Cabin’, starring Dave Bautista and hitting theaters on February 3.
In honor of its release, Moviefone has ranked every filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan has ever directed, including his most recent film.
Without further ado, let’s get started!
One thousand years after a catastrophic event forced humanity to flee Earth, Nova Prime has become humanity’s new home. Legendary general Cypher Raige (Will Smith) returns from an extended tour of duty to his estranged family, ready to become a father to his 13-year-old son, Kitai (Jaden Smith).
When an asteroid storm wrecks Cypher and Kitai’s ship, they land on a now alien and dangerous Earth. As his father lies dying in the cockpit, Kitai must traverse the hostile terrain to recover their life-saving beacon. All his life, Kitai just wanted to be a soldier like his father. Today, he got his chance.
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The story follows the adventures of Aang (Noah Ringer), the young successor of a long line of Avatars, who must put aside his childhood and stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water, Earth, and Air nations.
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When a deadly airborne virus threatens to wipe out the northeastern United States, teacher Elliott Moore (Mark Wahlberg) and his wife Alma (Zooey Deschanel) flee the contaminated cities to the countryside in a struggle to find the truth. Was it terrorism, the accidental release of a toxic bio-military weapon — or something even more sinister?
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An alienated American teenager (Shyamalan) of East Indian heritage is sent back to India where he finds not only his roots but also much about himself.
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A brother (Ed Oxenbould) and sister (Olivia DeJonge) are sent to their grandparents’ remote farm in Pennsylvania for a week, where they discover that an elderly couple (Deanna Dunagan and Peter McRobbie) are involved in something deeply disturbing.
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The superintendent of the Cleveland apartment building Heep (Paul Giamatti) rescues what he thinks is a young woman (Bryce Dallas Howard) from the pool he keeps. When he discovers that he is actually a character from a bedtime story trying to travel back to his home, he works with his tenants to protect his new friend from creatures determined to keep him in our world.
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The story of a ten-year-old boy (Joseph Cross) at a Catholic school who, after the death of his beloved grandfather (Robert Loggia), embarks on a quest to find meaning in life.
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8. ‘Old’ (2021)
A group of families on a tropical getaway discover that the remote beach they’re staying on has somehow caused them to age rapidly – reducing their entire lives to one day.
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7. ‘Separate’ (2017)
Even though Kevin (James McAvoy) has proven 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher (Betty Buckley), there is still one sinking that will materialize and dominate the others. Driven to kidnap three teenage girls led by the willful and observant Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy), Kevin reaches a war for survival among all within him — as well as everyone around him — when the walls between his compartments crumble to pieces. chip.
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When a willful young man (Joaquin Phoenix) tries to venture beyond the backwoods of exiled Pennsylvania, his actions trigger a series of horrific incidents that will change the community forever.
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5. ‘Glass’ (2019)
In a series of escalating encounters, former security guard David Dunn (Bruce Willis) uses his supernatural abilities to track down Kevin Wendell Crumb (James McAvoy), a disturbed man who has twenty-four personalities. Meanwhile, a shadowy presence of Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson) emerges as the orchestra holds an important secret for the two men.
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While vacationing in a remote cabin, a young girl (Kristen Cui) and her parents (Jonathan Groff and Ben Aldridge) are taken hostage by four armed strangers (Dave Bautista, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Abby Quinn, and Rupert Grint) who demand that the family make unthinkable choice to prevent the apocalypse. With limited access to the outside world, the family must decide what they believe before all is lost.
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3. ‘Signs’ (2002)
A family (Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin, and Abigail Breslin) living on a farm find mysterious crop circles in their field that suggest something even scarier is coming.
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Following an unexpected tragedy, child psychologist Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis) meets a nine-year-old boy named Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment), who is hiding a dark secret.
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An ordinary man (Bruce Willis) makes an extraordinary discovery when a train accident leaves his fellow passengers dead — and he is unharmed. The answer to this mystery could lie in the mysterious Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson), a man suffering from a disease that makes his bones as fragile as glass.
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