M. Night Shyamalan has had one of the most confusing careers as a filmmaker. While there are many who would critic his hold on cinema poor, others would cite films such as ‘The Sixth Sense’ (1999) and ‘Split’ (2016) to prove his mastery. The director has successfully created several modern day masterpieces and had been branded as a “twist-master” by many. The 47-year-old has also been praised with quite a many accolades which include a “Padma Shri” in 2008.
Shyamalan career can be categorically divided into three parts- rise to stardom, scathing fall and redemption. For this list, I have considered the impact of the film both critically and commercially. So, here is the list of top M. Night Shyamalan movies, ranked from worst to best.
12. The Last Airbender (2010)
For us, it’s a bad film directed by M. Night Shyamalan. For the ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ (2005–2008), it’s a crime committed by M. Night Shyamalan. Upon its release, this 2010 action fantasy adventure film was heavily panned by critics and fans alike. What makes this film such a “crime” are its faults, mistakes and inconsistencies in the basic elements of a film. The film managed to bag five Razzie Awards and earn the ill-reputation of critics and murderous thoughts of fans.