M. Night Shyamalan

Manoj Nelliyattu "M. Night" Shyamalan, born August 6, 1970, is an American filmmaker and actor. He is known for making original films with contemporary supernatural plots and twist endings. He was born in Mahé, India, and raised in Penn Valley, Pennsylvania. The cumulative gross of his films exceeds $3 billion globally. He made his directorial debut in 1992 with his first movie Praying with Anger. His second movie was the comedy-drama film Wide Awake (1998). His most well-received films include the supernatural thriller The Sixth Sense (1999), the superhero thriller Unbreakable (2000), and the science fiction thriller Signs (2002). For The Sixth Sense, Shyamalan received nominations for the Academy Award for Best Director and the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Afterward, Shyamalan released a series of poorly received but sometimes financially successful movies, including the period-piece thriller The Village (2004), the dark fantasy Lady in the Water (2006), the eco-thriller The Happening (2008), The Last Airbender (2010) (an adaptation based on the first season of the Nickelodeon animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender), and the science fiction film After Earth (2013). Following the financial failure of After Earth, Shyamalan's career was revived with the release of the found-footage horror film The Visit (2015), the psychological thriller Split (2016), and the superhero thriller Glass (2019). With a total budget of $34 million between them, ...

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The Sixth Sense (1999)

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Following an unexpected tragedy, a child psychologist named Malcolm Crowe meets an nine year old boy named Cole Sear, who is hiding a dark secret.  (more)

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

Following an unexpected tragedy, a child psychologist named Malcolm Crowe meets an nine year old boy named Cole Sear, who is hiding a dark secret.  (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 and his wife Alma flee from contaminated cities into the countryside in a fight to discover the truth. Is it terrorism, the accidental release of some toxic ...  (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 and his wife Alma flee from contaminated cities into the countryside in a fight to discover the truth. Is it terrorism, the accidental release of some toxic ...  (more)

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

In the Mood for Doyle (2007)

Christopher Doyle is one of the best known and most acclaimed directors of photography in world cinema. Born in Australia, he sees himself as an Asian citizen rather than a Westerner. His artistic contribution to the films of Wong Kar-wai, Zhang Jimou and Fruit ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yves Montmayeur
CAST:  Christopher Doyle  •  Wong Kar-wai  •  Olivier Assayas  •  Fruit Chan

Christopher Doyle is one of the best known and most acclaimed directors of photography in world cinema. Born in Australia, he sees himself as an Asian citizen rather than a Westerner. His artistic contribution to the films of Wong Kar-wai, Zhang Jimou and Fruit ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yves Montmayeur
CAST:  Christopher Doyle  •  Wong Kar-wai  •  Olivier Assayas  •  Fruit Chan

The Shark Is Still Working: The Impact & Legacy of Jaws (2009)

After three decades, Jaws continues to intrigue, thrill and frighten viewers. This documentary focuses on the many ways in which Jaws has helped to shape popular 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 in which Jaws has helped to shape popular culture.  (more)

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

The Village (2004)

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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  •  M. Night Shyamalan  •  Eric Brevig  •  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  •  M. Night Shyamalan  •  Eric Brevig  •  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

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

Reflections of Lady in the Water (2006)

Explores the nature of creativity and collaboration on the making of this very unique story in an earnest and unexpectedly touching manner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zak Forsman
CAST:  M. Night Shyamalan  •  Jose L. Rodriguez  •  Christopher Doyle  •  Sam Mercer

Explores the nature of creativity and collaboration on the making of this very unique story in an earnest and unexpectedly touching manner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zak Forsman
CAST:  M. Night Shyamalan  •  Jose L. Rodriguez  •  Christopher Doyle  •  Sam Mercer
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