Ranked! M. Night Shyamalan’s Best Movies As ‘Old’ Gets Old Very Quickly

Every well-known director has a trademark (ex. Quentin Tarantino loves feet). Sometimes it feels like M. Night Shyamalan writes his movies around those trademark plot twists. So, if one takes on the gargantuan task of ranking his movies, you’re actually ranking his twists and how they work within those movies…often they don’t even make sense within the narrative and almost always warrant an eye roll, but you never know what you’re going to get. Hell, that’s the fun. 

Shyamalan’s latest flick is Old, which follows a family that goes on a tropical vacation only to find that the beach where they are relaxing is somehow causing them to age rapidly. Despite the film’s best attempts at subverting Syamalanian expectations (whatever that means), it does not. In fact, the more you think about Old’s twist, well, it gets old very quickly. However, it’s certainly not his worst film. In fact, it’s among his best—let’s take rank them. Obviously, beware of spoilers!

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