Top 10: Best Performances in a M. Night Shyamalan Movie

M. Night Shyamalan has had a rocky career, to say the least. After 1999’s “The Sixth Sense,” Shyamalan was hailed as the future of cinema and received his first (and only) Oscar nominee. Steadily, his movies got worse and worse. What used to be must-see cinema soon became a punchline. With a string of films that included “The Happening,” “The Last Airbender” and “After Earth,” everyone counted him out. Then came “The Visit,” which gave some hope. Once “Split” arrived in 2017, it became a surprise January hit. Suddenly, Shyamalan’s status as punchline was put on hold. With “Glass” opening this weekend, he combines characters from 2000’s “Unbreakable” with “Split” for a new cinematic universe. In honor of that film’s release, let’s take a look at the ten best performances from his wildly variant career.

10Mel Gibson – “Signs”

9Deanna Dunagan – “The Visit”

8Bruce Willis – “The Sixth Sense”

7Anya Taylor-Joy – “Split”

6Bryce Dallas Howard – “The Village”

5Samuel L. Jackson – “Unbreakable”

4Haley Joel Osment – “The Sixth Sense”

3Betty Buckley – “Split”

2Toni Collette – “The Sixth Sense”

1James McAvoy – “Split”