Film Junk Poll: What is the Best M. Night Shyamalan Film?

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It’s been interesting to watch the twists and turns of M. Night Shyamalan’s career over the past decade or so as he made his slow decent into silliness and self-indulgence, followed by his recent reinvention and return to form. Clearly he is a director with tremendous talent and plenty of ideas, but his execution varies wildly. At the end of the day you have to give him credit for continuing to create mostly original stories. Now that his filmography has grown to a decent size, it seems like a good time to look back and discuss his greatest successes. No doubt some people still romanticize his early films while others may feel that they haven’t aged well and prefer his newer material instead. What do you think is M. Night Shyamalan’s strongest film to date? Cast your vote in this week’s poll and then sound off in the comments below.

What is the Best M. Night Shyamalan Movie?

 
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  • Indianamcclain

    I voted for Unbreakable, but it could’ve easily been the 6th Sense.

  • Colin

    It’s Signs, end of discussion

  • Jameson

    I voted Unbreakable too. Sixth Sense is entirely reliant on its twist. Unbreakable is an interesting twist on the superhero movie that was ahead of its time.

  • Lori Cerny

    Well said.

  • Deven Science

    I know in my brain thingy that Unbreakable is his best movie, but I also know that it’ll probably win pretty handily, and I’ve actually always really liked The Village, so that’s what I voted for.

    I know many did, but I did not see the end coming, and it blew me away the first time I watched it. I thought it an impressively original idea.

  • JC

    I’m with you bud. Although Unbreakable and the village are very close behind that.

  • Facebook User

    Yeah it’s clearly Unbreakable for me. The Village was great until the ending/twist – it was just too much for me swallow. I enjoyed the Sixth sense but it felt more like I was being tricked – scenes stopped and started just at the right time. Signs was okay – a little too contrived at the ending. Unbreakable feels the most organic to me – the twist being a product of the plot rather than the filmmaker.