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List of the best Lin Shaye movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Lin Shaye's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Lin Shaye movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Lin Shaye movies will be at the top of the list. Lin Shaye has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Lin Shaye movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Lin Shaye films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Lin Shaye role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Lin Shaye performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

Examples include Critters 2: The Main Course and The Temp.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Lin Shaye movies?" and "What are the greatest Lin Shaye roles of all time?"
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Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Patrick Wilson
Insidious is a 2011 American supernatural horror film directed by James Wan, written by Leigh Whannell, and starring Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne and Barbara Hershey. It is the first installment ...more

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A Nightmare on Elm Street is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Lin Shaye Movies
Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp
A Nightmare on Elm Street is a 1984 American supernatural slasher horror film written and directed by Wes Craven, and the first film of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. The film stars ...more

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Cameron Diaz, Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller
There's Something About Mary is a 1998 comedy film, directed by the Farrelly brothers, Bobby and Peter. It stars Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon and Ben Stiller, and it is a combination of romantic ...more

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Amber Smith, Lin Shaye, Alexandra Holden
This film is a 2003 French horror film directed by Jean-Baptiste Andrea and Fabrice Canepa. Although this film only had a budget of $900,000 it made a total of $77 million from DVD sales.

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Bill Murray, Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid
Kingpin is a 1996 American sport comedy film directed by the Farrelly brothers and starring Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid, Vanessa Angel, and Bill Murray. It was filmed in and around Pittsburgh, ...more

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Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Teri Garr
Dumb and Dumber is a 1994 American road buddy comedy film starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. It was written by the Farrelly brothers and Bennett Yellin, and is the Farrelly Brothers ...more

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Emmanuelle Chriqui, Edward Furlong, Gene Simmons
Detroit Rock City is a 1999 American comedy film directed by Adam Rifkin and written by Carl V. Dupré. It tells of four teenage boys in a KISS cover band who try to see their idols in ...more

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Eli Roth, Peter Stormare, Robert Englund
2001 Maniacs is a 2005 American comedy horror film directed by Tim Sullivan, starring Robert Englund, Jay Gillespie, Dylan Edrington, and Matthew Carey. It is a remake of the 1964 film Two ...more

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Cameron Diaz, Alec Baldwin, Emily Deschanel
My Sisters's Keeper is a 2009 American drama film directed by Nick Cassavetes and starring Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin, Sofia Vassilieva, and Alec Baldwin. Based on Jodi Picoult's novel of the ...more

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Sarah Roemer, Lin Shaye, Travis Van Winkle
Asylum is a 2008 American horror film that was directed by David R. Ellis. The movie was initially planned for a theatrical release but was instead released straight to DVD on July 15, 2008. ...more

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Billy Zane, Dee Wallace, M. Emmet Walsh
Critters is a 1986 cult comedy horror science fiction film starring Dee Wallace-Stone, M. Emmet Walsh, Billy Green Bush and Scott Grimes. It was the directorial debut of Stephen Herek who ...more

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Diamond Dallas Page, Lin Shaye, David Eigenberg
Driftwood is a 2006 horror film that was shown at the Screamfest LA International Horror Film Festival on October 20, 2006. The film was released on DVD on November 13, 2007. Driftwood was ...more

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Samuel L. Jackson, Julianna Margulies, Taylor Kitsch
Snakes on a Plane is a 2006 American action thriller film directed by David R. Ellis and starring Samuel L. Jackson. It was released by New Line Cinema on August 18, 2006, in North America. The ...more

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Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Nouri, Lin Shaye
The Hidden II is the 1993 direct-to-video sequel to the 1987 film The Hidden.

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Lake Bell, Leslie Bibb, Don Johnson
A Good Old Fashioned Orgy is a 2011 ensemble-comedy film written and directed by Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck. It stars Jason Sudeikis, Leslie Bibb, Lake Bell, Michelle Borth, Nick Kroll, Tyler ...more

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Lin Shaye, Scott Grimes, Terrence Mann
Critters 2: The Main Course is a 1988 science fiction comedy horror film starring Terrence Mann, Don Keith Opper, and Scott Grimes. It was directed by Mick Garris and written by David Twohy and ...more

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Shia LaBeouf, Rachel Nichols, Bob Saget
Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd is a 2003 American comedy film. It is the second film in the Dumb and Dumber film series and a prequel to the 1994 film Dumb and Dumber. However, after ...more

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Will Ferrell, Roselyn Sánchez, Roger Moore
Boat Trip is a 2002 American romantic comedy film directed by Mort Nathan in his directorial debut, and starring Cuba Gooding Jr., Horatio Sanz, Vivica A. Fox, Roselyn Sanchez, and Roger Moore.

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Heather Graham, Sarah Silverman, Sally Field
Say It Isn't So is a 2001 American comedy film starring Chris Klein and Heather Graham as two young lovers who come to believe that they are actually siblings. The film is directed by J.B. ...more

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Kate Upton, Sofía Vergara, Nicole Polizzi
The Three Stooges, also known as The Three Stooges: The Movie, is a 2012 slapstick comedy film based on the classic shorts of the mid-20th century comedy trio of the same name. The movie was ...more

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Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Nouri, Lin Shaye
The Hidden is an American science fiction action film produced and released in 1987 by New Line Cinema. The film was written by Bob Hunt and directed by Jack Sholder. The cast featured Kyle ...more

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Faye Dunaway, Oliver Platt, Maura Tierney
The Temp is a 1993 thriller film starring Timothy Hutton, Lara Flynn Boyle and Faye Dunaway. It was released from Paramount Pictures on February 12, 1993. Parts of the movie were filmed on the ...more

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C. Thomas Howell, Lin Shaye, Nicholas Turturro
The Hillside Strangler is a 2004 film, directed by Chuck Parello and written by Stephen Johnston, loosely based on the true story of the Hillside Strangler serial killers. Kenneth Bianchi was ...more

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Lin Shaye, Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Boxleitner
Contagion is a 2002 drama and sci-fi film written by Russell V. Manzatt and directed by John Murlowski.

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Queen Latifah, Danny DeVito, Holly Hunter
Living Out Loud is a 1998 comedy-drama film written and directed by Richard LaGravenese and set in New York City, starring Holly Hunter, Danny DeVito, Queen Latifah, Martin Donovan, and Elias