To wipe the slate clean and get a chance to redeem himself after that soul-scarring incident one year ago, the Philadelphia child psychologist, Dr Malcolm Crowe, decides to take on his first new case--the profoundly troubled eight-year-old boy, Cole Sear. Exhibiting the same symptoms like one of his former patients, Cole goes one step further by solemnly claiming he has the gift, or curse, of a rare and unwelcome sixth sense; the mysterious ability to see the dreadful and unquiet spectres of the deceased who linger in this earth. However, can a slowly-recovering sceptic believe, let alone, heal, a desperate soul crying for help? And, what if Cole's disturbingly recurring apparitions are not figments of an injured fantasy, but an irrefutable reality?
Nominated for Best Picture 2000
Nominated for Actor in a Supporting Role 2000 (Haley Joel Osment)
Nominated for Actress in a Supporting Role 2000 (Toni Collette)
Nominated for Directing 2000 (M. Night Shyamalan)
Nominated for Writing (Original Screenplay) 2000
Nominated for Film Editing 2000 (Andrew Mondshein)