Director and co-writer M. Night Shyamalan on the set of his film 'Knock at the Cabin.'

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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 burst on to the scene in the late 1990s with his Academy Award nominated blockbuster, 'The Sixth Sense.' Perfecting his signature "twist endings," Shyamalan has delighted fans with surprising films like 'Unbreakable,' it's sequels 'Split' and 'Glass,' 'Signs,' The Village,' and most recently 'Old.'

After four seasons of serving as director and showrunner on the Apple TV+ series 'Servant,' Shyamalan returns to the big screen with his latest psychological horror movie 'Knock at the Cabin,' which stars Dave Bautista and opens in theaters on February 3rd.

In honor of its release, Moviefone has ranked every movie filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan has ever directed, including his latest.

Without further ado, let's begin!

15. 'After Earth' (2013)

Sony Pictures

Sony Pictures

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

When an asteroid storm damages Cypher and Kitai's craft, they crash-land on a now unfamiliar and dangerous Earth. As his father lies dying in the cockpit, Kitai must trek across the hostile terrain to recover their rescue beacon. His whole life, Kitai has wanted nothing more than to be a soldier like his father. Today, he gets his chance.

After Earth

"Danger is real, fear is a choice"
PG-131 hr 40 minMay 31st, 2013

14. 'The Last Airbender' (2010)

The story follows the adventures of Aang (Noah Ringer), 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.

The Last Airbender

"Four nations one destiny"
PG1 hr 43 minJul 1st, 2010

13. 'The Happening' (2008)

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 from contaminated cities into the countryside in a fight to discover the truth. Is it terrorism, the accidental release of some toxic military bio weapon -- or something even more sinister?

The Happening

"We've sensed it. We've seen the signs.'s happening."
R1 hr 31 minJun 10th, 2008

12. 'Praying with Anger' (1992)

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

Praying with Anger

Praying with Anger

"In a land torn apart by hate he found the strength to love"
Not Yet Rated1 hr 41 minSep 12th, 1992

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11. 'The Visit' (2015)

A brother (Ed Oxenbould) and sister (Olivia DeJonge) are sent to their grandparents' remote Pennsylvania farm for a week, where they discover that the elderly couple (Deanna Dunagan and Peter McRobbie) is involved in something deeply disturbing.

The Visit

"No one loves you like your grandparents."
PG-131 hr 34 minSep 11th, 2015

10. 'Lady in the Water' (2006)

Warner Bros. Pictures

Warner Bros. Pictures

Apartment building superintendent Cleveland Heep (Paul Giamatti) rescues what he thinks is a young woman (Bryce Dallas Howard) 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 tenants to protect his new friend from the creatures that are determined to keep her in our world.

Lady in the Water

"Time is running out for a happy ending."
PG-131 hr 50 minJul 17th, 2006

9. 'Wide Awake' (1998)

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

Wide Awake

Wide Awake

"Meeting your best friend Finding your favorite teacher Having your first crush Remember what it felt like to be"
Not Yet Rated1 hr 28 minMar 20th, 1998

8. 'Old' (2021)

A group of families on a tropical holiday discover that the secluded beach where they are staying is somehow causing them to age rapidly – reducing their entire lives into a single day.


"Its only a matter of time"
PG131 hr 48 minJul 19th, 2021

7. 'Split' (2017)

Though Kevin (James McAvoy) has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher (Betty Buckley), 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 (Anya Taylor-Joy), Kevin reaches a war for survival among all of those contained within him — as well as everyone around him — as the walls between his compartments shatter apart.


"Kevin has 23 distinct personalities. The 24th is about to be unleashed."
PG-131 hr 57 minNov 15th, 2016

6. 'The Village' (2004)

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

The Village

"There is no turning back"
PG-131 hr 48 minJul 26th, 2004

5. 'Glass' (2019)

Universal Pictures

Universal Pictures

In a series of escalating encounters, former security guard David Dunn (Bruce Willis) uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb (James McAvoy), a disturbed man who has twenty-four personalities. Meanwhile, the shadowy presence of Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson) emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.


"You Cannot Contain What You Are"
PG132 hr 9 minJan 18th, 2019

4. Knock at the Cabin (2023)

While vacationing at 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 an unthinkable choice to avert the apocalypse. With limited access to the outside world, the family must decide what they believe before all is lost.

Knock at the Cabin

"Save your family or save humanity. Make the choice."
R1 hr 40 minJan 30th, 2023
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3. 'Signs' (2002)

A family (Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin, and Abigail Breslin) living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.



"It's not like they didn't warn us."
PG-131 hr 46 minJul 29th, 2002

2. 'The Sixth Sense' (1999)

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

The Sixth Sense

The Sixth Sense

"Not every gift is a blessing."
PG-131 hr 47 minAug 2nd, 1999
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1. 'Unbreakable' (2000)

Buena Vista Pictures

Buena Vista Pictures

An ordinary man (Bruce Willis) 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 (Samuel L. Jackson), a man who suffers from a disease that renders his bones as fragile as glass



"Some things are only revealed by accident"
PG131 hr 46 minNov 14th, 2000
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