ByDan White, writer at

Film 125 in the "1001 Films to See Before You Die" challenge is 1999's "The Sixth Sense". Written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, this film was the second highest grossing film in 1999, the first highest was "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace". Prior to this, Shyamalan had directed 1992's "Praying With Anger" and 1998's "Wide Awake" and was a writer for 1999's "Stuart Little". Since then his career has fallen downhill with films such as "Lady in the Water", "The Happening", "The Last Airbender" and "After Earth". Unlike those films, this one was fantastic. I don't know if I enjoyed this film more or less knowing that Bruce Willis was a ghost the entire time going into the film. I didn't feel that it ruined my enjoyment but it was interesting how they revealed it. Thought everyone played their parts well especially Haley Joel Osment (who played Cole). I personally thought he was brilliant throughout. Since this, Haley has been the voice of Sora in the "Kingdom Hearts" video game series and will be in the upcoming "Entourage" movie as Travis McCredle. I would recommend watching this but avoid all the other films made my Shyamalan. Feel free to watch "Signs". In 2002 Bruce Willis had this to say about the film, "Even when we were done, we still didn't quite know whether or not we were going to be able to fool the audience." Fun Fact - Shyamalan had initially shelved the idea when he heard about plans to make another ghost movie. That movie would be 1995's "Casper". If you have seen this film then let me know what you thought of it in the comments. Here is what I had to say while watching 1999's "The Sixth Sense"

Film - The Sixth Sense

Year - 1999

Director - M. Night Shyamalan

Written by - M. Night Shyamalan

Staring - Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Toni Collette

IMDb Rating - 8.2/10

My Rating - 8.3/10

Length - 102 min (1h 42min)

Genre - Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Creepy opening credits

This film opens by telling us that we should be drinking throughout

Malcom is really interested in that photo frame

"You sound like Dr Seuss when you're drunk"

The state of Pennsylvania called Malcolm "son"?!?

Time for some drunken sex... or not

Someone's broken into the house and decided to stand in their bathroom in his underwear instead of robbing people

He's a patient of Malcolm's! Vincent Grey

First of who keeps a gun in the bathroom?

Second, Malcolm and Vincent are both dead!!!

"The Next Fall" - HE'S DEAD!!!!!!

Wait... Is this the film telling us that he's a ghost!

Shyamalan you bastard!!!

Anyway, Malcolm is spying on Cole

I had those glasses when I was a kid

He followed Cole to a church where he's playing with army dolls

He doesn't have any glass in his glasses!

Still talking about that frame even in death

Honey I'm home

You need me? I'll be in the wine cellar studying Latin

"Out of the depths, I cry for you O Lord"

Who opened all the kitchen cupboards and drawers?

All I wanted was a Pop Tart

They weren't even Cocoa Pops! They're Nesquik

Time for school!

Screw that! It's time for a meeting with the parents

I won the lottery!

I got a grand slam in sports!

I'm here to see you, Cole!

Time to read Cole's mind in order to make him sit down

Three steps later and Malcolm appears to be winning

Maybe not!

Now Cole is getting closer to the door

You drew a photo of a man stabbing another man in the neck with a screwdriver

Nowadays I draw rainbows and smiles

And Malcolm lost! Better have dinner with Anna

That was their anniversary dinner! And he arrived at the end

I walk to school with a bully named Tommy

"You are not a freak" - He's not One of us!

The subtitles say "Rock On Headphones" but that sounds more like Dance music

Why do all my photos have mysterious lights in them?

Why is Cole hiding behind the couch?

"Keep moving, Cheese dick"

Time for another school lesson

What was the school before it was a school?

Cole thinks it use to be a slaugterhouse

WRONG!!!! It use to be a courthouse

What's a Stuttering Stanley?

What the hell is going on?

Time for a magic trick to make you smile

The TV is talking to Malcolm

What TV channel would let presenters go off script and talk about personal issues

Even showing their wedding video!

My wife is in the shower! Think I'll have the anit-depressent tablets

Looks like Cole is using Malcolm's magic trick on some kid

"I've never heard of this Chuck E Cheese"

Must follow red balloon

Lets go bully Cole

This has gone horribly wrong


And is accusing Lynn of child abuse

Time to tell bedtime stories

It's pretty clear that Malcolm has never told bedtime stories before

Your eyes told me that you're sad

Think this story is better than the last one

Cole says he'll tell his secret now

"I see dead people"

Is it common for doctors to record everything they say? I would guess so

Let's blame the bullies for those cuts on Cole's back

Who's messing with the heating?

And who's in the kitchen?

That's not Lynn!

What child has that much Jesus figures in a tent?

I like how every parent has their cameras out. Nowadays, they would be banned

Cole can see people being hung! He was right about it being a slaughterhouse

You pushing me faster in this trolley doesn't help with my problems

Time for an advert on cough syrup

I can switch off TVs by throwing stuff at it

So... Who did move the bumblebee pendant?

Damn dog won't come out of the closet

Back with Anna who's selling rings

Is it Anna's old ring?

Who's this that Anna is now in love with?

I broke the window of my wife's shop and mysteriously snook away

Malcolm says he's leaving Cole

Better listen to my conversations with Vincent

"Whew. It's cold in here" gets played over and over

Turn the volume up to 11!

Who's this speaking Spanish in the recording?

Let's use the Spanish I heard to help Cole

My wife's been cheating on me!

I think Lynn is having a nightmare

Damn! I broke my tent!

JESUS!!!! There's a woman puking in Cole's tent!

Time for a funeral

It's the funeral of the girl who scared Cole the night before

Time to enter the girls bedroom


Cole decides to give the father of the girl a box containing something important

It's a VHS tape of a puppet show

Fuck this puppet show! I'm off to bed


Time for another school play

It's the one where a boy pulls a sword out of a stone

Cole is now giving Malcolm advice on how to settle things with his wife

Great! Car crash has caused the road to be blocked in both directions

At least this gives Cole the chance to open up to Lynn

Cole! You're scaring your mother

Meanwhile, Malcolm visits Anna

FUCK!!!! I'm dead all along!


He still has the blood stain on his shirt!

Flashback to the wedding and that it



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