The Best Lin Shaye Movies 

Updated September 23, 2019 693 votes 118 voters 8.5k views 57 items

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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.

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Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Patrick Wilson

Released: 2010

Directed by: James Wan

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Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp

Released: 1984

Directed by: Wes Craven

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Cameron Diaz, Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller

Released: 1998

Directed by: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

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Bill Murray, Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid

Released: 1996

Directed by: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

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Amber Smith, Lin Shaye, Alexandra Holden

Released: 2003

Directed by: Jean-Baptiste Andrea, Fabrice Canepa

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Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Teri Garr

Released: 1994

Directed by: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

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Emmanuelle Chriqui, Edward Furlong, Gene Simmons

Released: 1999

Directed by: Adam Rifkin

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Eli Roth, Peter Stormare, Robert Englund

Released: 2005

Directed by: Tim Sullivan

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Cameron Diaz, Alec Baldwin, Emily Deschanel

Released: 2009

Directed by: Nick Cassavetes

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Released: 1986

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Released: 2006

Directed by: David R. Ellis

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Sarah Roemer, Lin Shaye, Travis Van Winkle

Released: 2008

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Lin Shaye, Scott Grimes, Terrence Mann

Released: 1988

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Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Nouri, Lin Shaye

Released: 1987

Directed by: Jack Sholder

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Diamond Dallas Page, Lin Shaye, David Eigenberg

Released: 2006

Directed by: Tim Sullivan

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Released: 2003

Directed by: Troy Miller

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Released: 2002

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Released: 2011

Directed by: Pete Huyck, Alex Gregory

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Faye Dunaway, Oliver Platt, Maura Tierney

Released: 1993

Directed by: Tom Holland

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Lin Shaye, Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Boxleitner

Released: 2002

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Heather Graham, Sarah Silverman, Sally Field

Released: 2001

Directed by: James B. Rogers

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Kate Upton, Sofía Vergara, Nicole Polizzi

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Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Nouri, Lin Shaye

Released: 1993

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Released: 1998

Directed by: Richard LaGravenese

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C. Thomas Howell, Lin Shaye, Nicholas Turturro

Released: 2004

Directed by: Chuck Parello

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