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The One Sixth Sense Quote That Still Has Fans Fighting Back Tears

Though "The Sixth Sense" wasn't M. Night Shyamalan's first film, it is presumably the one that has had the most significant effect on his career. Powered by impressive performances from actors like Bruce Willis, Toni Collette, and Haley Joel Osment, the supernatural thriller took the idea of the ghost story in a bold new direction and shocked audiences with a daring twist ending.

"The Sixth Sense" follows young Cole Sear as he begins to be treated by child psychologist Malcolm Crowe for his troubling behavior. However, once Cole reveals that the source of his odd behavior is that he can see the dead, Malcolm must reevaluate how he's going to help Cole with his frightening ability.

The film was nominated for 6 Academy Awards (via IMDb), and with good reason, as it clearly had a profound effect on audiences. Still, of all the memorable scenes in "The Sixth Sense," there's one that moves viewers more than the rest.

Fans love the conversation in the car between Cole and Lynn

On the r/movies subreddit, u/JediTigger asked film fans which line from a movie still moves them to tears, and a monologue by Cole Sear toward the end of "The Sixth Sense" came away as a major frontrunner with over 2000 upvotes. As Cole has finished processing his trauma and come to terms with his supernatural abilities, he sets out to tell his mother, Lynn, the truth about what's been troubling him.

As recounted by u/atre324, the line closes out with Cole's proof to his mother that what he's saying is true. He reveals that he's spoken to his dead grandmother and gives Lynn a message from her. "She said you came to the place where they buried her. Asked her a question," Cole says. "She said the answer is: 'Every day.' What did you ask?" This, of course, prompts the source of the waterworks, as Lynn answers with her question: "Do I make her proud?"

It's an incredibly moving scene because of the intense emotions put into it by Haley Joel Osment and Toni Collette. As the two collapse into a tearful embrace, you'd have to have a heart of stone not to feel anything. As for audiences, it's pretty clear that they felt those palpable emotions, as "The Sixth Sense" brought in over $600 million in box office revenue (via IMDb) and launched the career of M. Night Shyamalan as we know it today.