M. Night Shyamalan

Manoj Nelliyattu Shyamalan (born 6 August 1970), known professionally as M. Night Shyamalan, is an Indian-born American film director, screenwriter, and producer known for making movies with contemporary supernatural plots that climax with a twist ending. He is also known for filming his movies (and staging his plots) in and around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was raised. Shyamalan released his first film, Praying with Anger, in 1992 while he was a New York University student. His second movie, the major feature film Wide Awake, made in 1995 but not released until three years later, did not succeed financially. Shyamalan gained international recognition when he wrote and directed 1999's The Sixth Sense, which was a commercial success and nominated for six Academy Awards, including: Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. He followed The Sixth Sense by writing and directing Unbreakable, released in 2000, which received positive reviews. His 2002 film Signs, where he also played Ray Reddy, gained both critical and financial success. His next movie The Village (2004) received mixed reviews from the critics, but turned out to be a financial success. His later fantasy film Lady in the Water (2006) performed worse critically and financially. The film The Happening (2008) was a financial success but also received negative reviews. The Last Airbender (2010) received extremely negative reviews in the United States and won 5 Razzie Awards, but has gone ...

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The Sixth Sense (1999)

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An eight year old boy named Cole Sear, who believes he can see dead people, aids the help of a child psychologist named Malcolm Crowe.  (more)

DIRECTION:  M. Night Shyamalan
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Haley Joel Osment  •  Toni Collette  •  Olivia Williams

An eight year old boy named Cole Sear, who believes he can see dead people, aids the help of a child psychologist named Malcolm Crowe.  (more)

DIRECTION:  M. Night Shyamalan
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Haley Joel Osment  •  Toni Collette  •  Olivia Williams

Lady in the Water (2006)

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 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  M. Night Shyamalan
CAST:  Paul Giamatti  •  Jeffrey Wright  •  Bob Balaban  •  Sarita Choudhury

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 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  M. Night Shyamalan
CAST:  Paul Giamatti  •  Jeffrey Wright  •  Bob Balaban  •  Sarita Choudhury

Praying with Anger (1992)

An alienated, Americanized teenager of East Indian heritage is sent back to India where he discovers not only his roots but a lot about himself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  M. Night Shyamalan
CAST:  M. Night Shyamalan  •  Mike Muthu  •  Richa Ahuja Badami  •  Sushma Ahuja

An alienated, Americanized teenager of East Indian heritage is sent back to India where he discovers not only his roots but a lot about himself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  M. Night Shyamalan
CAST:  M. Night Shyamalan  •  Mike Muthu  •  Richa Ahuja Badami  •  Sushma Ahuja

Signs (2002)

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A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.  (more)

DIRECTION:  M. Night Shyamalan
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Rory Culkin  •  Abigail Breslin

A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.  (more)

DIRECTION:  M. Night Shyamalan
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Rory Culkin  •  Abigail Breslin

Unbreakable (2000)

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An ordinary man makes an extraordinary discovery when a train accident leaves his fellow passengers dead — and him unscathed. The answer to this mystery could lie with the mysterious Elijah Price, a man who suffers from a disease that renders his bones as fragile ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  M. Night Shyamalan
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Robin Wright  •  Spencer Treat Clark

An ordinary man makes an extraordinary discovery when a train accident leaves his fellow passengers dead — and him unscathed. The answer to this mystery could lie with the mysterious Elijah Price, a man who suffers from a disease that renders his bones as fragile ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  M. Night Shyamalan
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Robin Wright  •  Spencer Treat Clark

Wide Awake (1998)

The tale of a ten-year-old boy in a Catholic school who, following the death of his beloved grandfather, embarks on a quest to discover the meaning of life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  M. Night Shyamalan
CAST:  Denis Leary  •  Joseph Cross  •  Rosie O'Donnell  •  Dana Delany

The tale of a ten-year-old boy in a Catholic school who, following the death of his beloved grandfather, embarks on a quest to discover the meaning of life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  M. Night Shyamalan
CAST:  Denis Leary  •  Joseph Cross  •  Rosie O'Donnell  •  Dana Delany

After Earth (2013)

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One thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humanity's escape from Earth, Nova Prime has become mankind's new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige returns from an extended tour of duty to his estranged family, ready to be a father to his 13-year-old son, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  M. Night Shyamalan
CAST:  Jaden Smith  •  Will Smith  •  Sophie Okonedo  •  Zoë Kravitz

One thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humanity's escape from Earth, Nova Prime has become mankind's new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige returns from an extended tour of duty to his estranged family, ready to be a father to his 13-year-old son, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  M. Night Shyamalan
CAST:  Jaden Smith  •  Will Smith  •  Sophie Okonedo  •  Zoë Kravitz

The Visit (2015)

A brother and sister are sent to their grandparents' remote Pennsylvania farm for a week, where they discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  M. Night Shyamalan
CAST:  Kathryn Hahn  •  Ed Oxenbould  •  Peter McRobbie  •  Benjamin Kanes

A brother and sister are sent to their grandparents' remote Pennsylvania farm for a week, where they discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  M. Night Shyamalan
CAST:  Kathryn Hahn  •  Ed Oxenbould  •  Peter McRobbie  •  Benjamin Kanes

The Buried Secret of M. Night Shyamalan (2004)

Everyone has a skeleton or two in his or her closet, but what about the director behind some of the most successful thrillers ever to hit the silver screen? Could M. Night Shyamalan be hiding a deep, dark secret that drives his macabre cinematic vision? Now viewers ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nathaniel Kahn
CAST:  M. Night Shyamalan  •  Adrien Brody  •  Deepak Chopra  •  Johnny Depp

Everyone has a skeleton or two in his or her closet, but what about the director behind some of the most successful thrillers ever to hit the silver screen? Could M. Night Shyamalan be hiding a deep, dark secret that drives his macabre cinematic vision? Now viewers ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nathaniel Kahn
CAST:  M. Night Shyamalan  •  Adrien Brody  •  Deepak Chopra  •  Johnny Depp

The Last Airbender (2010)

The story follows the adventures of Aang, a young successor to a long line of Avatars, who must put his childhood ways aside and stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water, Earth and Air nations.  (more)

DIRECTION:  M. Night Shyamalan
CAST:  Noah Ringer  •  Nicola Peltz  •  Jackson Rathbone  •  Dev Patel

The story follows the adventures of Aang, a young successor to a long line of Avatars, who must put his childhood ways aside and stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water, Earth and Air nations.  (more)

DIRECTION:  M. Night Shyamalan
CAST:  Noah Ringer  •  Nicola Peltz  •  Jackson Rathbone  •  Dev Patel

Bruce Willis: Why the Legend Never Dies (2013)

An in-depth look at the life and career of Bruce Willis, featuring never-before-seen photos and videos from the Willis family collection. Narrated by Bruce Willis.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Uncles
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Emma Heming  •  Kevin Costner  •  M. Night Shyamalan

An in-depth look at the life and career of Bruce Willis, featuring never-before-seen photos and videos from the Willis family collection. Narrated by Bruce Willis.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Uncles
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Emma Heming  •  Kevin Costner  •  M. Night Shyamalan

The Happening (2008)

When a deadly airborne virus threatens to wipe out the northeastern United States, teacher Elliott Moore (Mark Wahlberg) and his wife (Zooey Deschanel) flee from contaminated cities into the countryside in a fight to discover the truth. Is it terrorism, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  M. Night Shyamalan
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Zooey Deschanel  •  John Leguizamo  •  Spencer Breslin

When a deadly airborne virus threatens to wipe out the northeastern United States, teacher Elliott Moore (Mark Wahlberg) and his wife (Zooey Deschanel) flee from contaminated cities into the countryside in a fight to discover the truth. Is it terrorism, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  M. Night Shyamalan
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Zooey Deschanel  •  John Leguizamo  •  Spencer Breslin

The Shark Is Still Working: The Impact & Legacy of Jaws (2007)

After three decades, Jaws continues to intrigue, thrill and frighten viewers. This documentary focuses on the many ways Jaws has helped to shape common elements of pop culture.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Erik Hollander
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Carl Gottlieb  •  Gregory Nicotero  •  Robert Rodriguez

After three decades, Jaws continues to intrigue, thrill and frighten viewers. This documentary focuses on the many ways Jaws has helped to shape common elements of pop culture.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Erik Hollander
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Carl Gottlieb  •  Gregory Nicotero  •  Robert Rodriguez

The Village (2004)

When a willful young man tries to venture beyond his sequestered Pennsylvania hamlet, his actions set off a chain of chilling incidents that will alter the community forever.  (more)

DIRECTION:  M. Night Shyamalan
CAST:  Bryce Dallas Howard  •  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Adrien Brody  •  William Hurt

When a willful young man tries to venture beyond his sequestered Pennsylvania hamlet, his actions set off a chain of chilling incidents that will alter the community forever.  (more)

DIRECTION:  M. Night Shyamalan
CAST:  Bryce Dallas Howard  •  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Adrien Brody  •  William Hurt

Making 'Signs' (2003)

Nearly every possible aspect of fimmaking used to produce the motion picture Signs (2002) is closely examined here. This serves as a good companion to the film, normally where a commentary track would. Though it does feature a portion of promotional value, it is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurent Bouzereau
CAST:  Abigail Breslin  •  Eric Brevig  •  M. Night Shyamalan  •  Rory Culkin

Nearly every possible aspect of fimmaking used to produce the motion picture Signs (2002) is closely examined here. This serves as a good companion to the film, normally where a commentary track would. Though it does feature a portion of promotional value, it is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurent Bouzereau
CAST:  Abigail Breslin  •  Eric Brevig  •  M. Night Shyamalan  •  Rory Culkin

Split (2016)

Though Kevin has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher, there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant Casey, Kevin ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  M. Night Shyamalan
CAST:  James McAvoy  •  Anya Taylor-Joy  •  Betty Buckley  •  Haley Lu Richardson

Though Kevin has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher, there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant Casey, Kevin ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  M. Night Shyamalan
CAST:  James McAvoy  •  Anya Taylor-Joy  •  Betty Buckley  •  Haley Lu Richardson

Glass (2019)

In a series of escalating encounters, former security guard David Dunn uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb, a disturbed man who has twenty-four personalities. Meanwhile, the shadowy presence of Elijah Price emerges as an orchestrator who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  M. Night Shyamalan
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  James McAvoy  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Anya Taylor-Joy

In a series of escalating encounters, former security guard David Dunn uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb, a disturbed man who has twenty-four personalities. Meanwhile, the shadowy presence of Elijah Price emerges as an orchestrator who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  M. Night Shyamalan
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  James McAvoy  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Anya Taylor-Joy

Sitges - 51st Fantastic International Film Festival of Catalonia (2018)

Documentary covering the horror and fantasy centered Sitges Film Festival 2018. Includes making of bits, interviews and photo calls.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marta García
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  John Carpenter  •  Panos Cosmatos  •  Jamie Lee Curtis

Documentary covering the horror and fantasy centered Sitges Film Festival 2018. Includes making of bits, interviews and photo calls.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marta García
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  John Carpenter  •  Panos Cosmatos  •  Jamie Lee Curtis

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Hitchcock and Dial M (2004)

A retrospective look at the brilliance of Alfred Hitchcock's 'Dial M for Murder.'  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurent Bouzereau
CAST:  Peter Bogdanovich  •  Robert Osborne  •  M. Night Shyamalan  •  Richard Franklin

A retrospective look at the brilliance of Alfred Hitchcock's 'Dial M for Murder.'  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurent Bouzereau
CAST:  Peter Bogdanovich  •  Robert Osborne  •  M. Night Shyamalan  •  Richard Franklin
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