The Sixth Sense | 1999

Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan

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Main Plot

Malcolm Crowe, a child psychologist, starts treating a young boy, Cole, who encounters dead people and convinces him to help them. In turn, Cole helps Malcolm reconcile with his estranged wife.


  • Bruce Willis' character in The Sixth Sense is a psychologist who helps a young boy who sees dead people.
  • Haley Joel Osment's character in The Sixth Sense is a young boy who can see and communicate with ghosts.
  • Toni Collette plays the role of a distressed mother who seeks help for her son's mysterious and supernatural abilities.


In the ending of The Sixth Sense, it is revealed that Dr. Malcolm Crowe, the protagonist, has been dead the entire time. He discovers this when he finally realizes that he is a ghost, and that the people he has been interacting with are also spirits. Crowe helps a young boy named Cole, who can see and communicate with the dead, come to terms with his abilities. The film concludes with Crowe accepting his own fate and helping Cole find peace with his gift.

M. Night Shyamalan