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The Best Lin Shaye Movies

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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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    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    Johnny Depp, Robert Englund
    A Nightmare on Elm Street is a 1984 American supernatural slasher horror film written and...  more

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    There's Something About Mary

    Cameron Diaz, Sarah Silverman
    There's Something About Mary is a 1998 comedy film, directed by the Farrelly brothers, Bobby...  more

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    Kingpin

    Bill Murray, Woody Harrelson
    Kingpin is a 1996 American sport comedy film directed by the Farrelly brothers and starring...  more

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    Dead End

    Amber Smith, Lin Shaye
    This film is a 2003 French horror film directed by Jean-Baptiste Andrea and Fabrice Canepa....  more
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    Dumb and Dumber

    Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels
    Dumb and Dumber is a 1994 American road buddy comedy film starring Jim Carrey and Jeff...  more

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    Detroit Rock City

    Emmanuelle Chriqui, Edward Furlong
    Detroit Rock City is a 1999 American comedy film directed by Adam Rifkin and written by Carl...  more

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    Insidious

    Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey
    Insidious is a 2011 American supernatural horror film directed by James Wan, written by Leigh...  more

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    2001 Maniacs

    Eli Roth, Peter Stormare
    2001 Maniacs is a 2005 American comedy horror film directed by Tim Sullivan, starring Robert...  more
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    My Sister's Keeper

    Cameron Diaz, Alec Baldwin
    My Sisters's Keeper is a 2009 American drama film directed by Nick Cassavetes and starring...  more

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    Critters

    Billy Zane, Dee Wallace
    Critters is a 1986 cult comedy horror science fiction film starring Dee Wallace-Stone, M....  more

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    Snakes on a Plane

    Samuel L. Jackson, Julianna Margulies
    Snakes on a Plane is a 2006 American action thriller film directed by David R. Ellis and...  more

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    #127 of 318 The Greatest Disaster Movies of All Time#7 of 26 The Best F-Bombs In Movie History

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    Asylum

    Sarah Roemer, Lin Shaye
    Asylum is a 2008 American horror film that was directed by David R. Ellis. The movie was...  more
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    The Hidden

    Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Nouri
    The Hidden is an American science fiction action film produced and released in 1987 by New...  more

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    Critters 2: The Main Course

    Lin Shaye, Scott Grimes
    Critters 2: The Main Course is a 1988 science fiction comedy horror film starring Terrence...  more
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    Driftwood

    Diamond Dallas Page, Lin Shaye
    Driftwood is a 2006 horror film that was shown at the Screamfest LA International Horror Film...  more
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    Dumb & Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd

    Shia LaBeouf, Rachel Nichols
    Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd is a 2003 American comedy film. It is the second film...  more

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    The Temp

    Faye Dunaway, Oliver Platt
    The Temp is a 1993 thriller film starring Timothy Hutton, Lara Flynn Boyle and Faye Dunaway....  more
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    Contagion

    Lin Shaye, Jeffrey Combs
    Contagion is a 2002 drama and sci-fi film written by Russell V. Manzatt and directed by John...  more
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    Boat Trip

    Will Ferrell, Roselyn Sánchez
    Boat Trip is a 2002 American romantic comedy film directed by Mort Nathan in his directorial...  more

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    A Good Old Fashioned Orgy

    Lake Bell, Leslie Bibb
    A Good Old Fashioned Orgy is a 2011 ensemble-comedy film written and directed by Alex Gregory...  more
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    Say It Isn't So

    Heather Graham, Sarah Silverman
    Say It Isn't So is a 2001 American comedy film starring Chris Klein and Heather Graham as two...  more
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    The Three Stooges

    Kate Upton, Sofía Vergara
    The Three Stooges, also known as The Three Stooges: The Movie, is a 2012 slapstick comedy film...  more
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    The Hidden II

    Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Nouri
    The Hidden II is the 1993 direct-to-video sequel to the 1987 film The Hidden....  more
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    Living Out Loud

    Queen Latifah, Danny DeVito
    Living Out Loud is a 1998 comedy-drama film written and directed by Richard LaGravenese and...  more
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    The Hillside Strangler

    C. Thomas Howell, Lin Shaye
    The Hillside Strangler is a 2004 film, directed by Chuck Parello and written by Stephen...  more