From his stunning breakout film, The Sixth Sense, to his latest, the trilogy capper Glass, here’s a ranking of every film directed by M Night Shyamalan
Glass, his trilogy capper almost 20 years in the making, finds him at his most plodding. Instead of transporting his fans back to when they first became admirers of his, Glass feels like an afterthought; a strange superhero movie that is happier listening to its characters talk than watching them do anything, a film whose ‘grand finale’ teases an epic showdown between its three characters, and instead
For years, the excuse Hollywood made for the box office underperformance of Unbreakable, Shyamalan’s Sixth Sense follow-up, was that it was way ahead of its time, offering an insider’s look at a culture that was still very niche. Almost 20 years and 20 Marvel movies later, we are currently in a Golden Age of Superhero Movies, and Shyamalan, unfortunately for him, has fallen behind.
Regardless of the film’s quality, Glass is expected to become the first blockbuster of 2019, but here’s a fun fact: most of his films are box office successes, even the bad ones.
So with all of us up to date on our M Night, here’s a look back at his films, starting from worst to best.