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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.

"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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  • 1
    A Nightmare on Elm Street
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    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    Johnny Depp, Robert Englund

    Released1984

    Directed byWes Craven

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  • 2
    There's Something About Mary
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    There's Something About Mary

    Cameron Diaz, Sarah Silverman

    Released1998

    Directed byPeter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

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  • 3
    Kingpin
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    Kingpin

    Bill Murray, Woody Harrelson

    Released1996

    Directed byPeter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

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  • 4
    Dead End
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    Dead End

    Amber Smith, Lin Shaye

    Released2003

    Directed byJean-Baptiste Andrea, Fabrice Canepa

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  • 5
    Dumb and Dumber
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    Dumb and Dumber

    Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels

    Released1994

    Directed byPeter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

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  • 6
    Detroit Rock City
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    Detroit Rock City

    Emmanuelle Chriqui, Edward Furlong

    Released1999

    Directed byAdam Rifkin

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  • 7
    Insidious
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    Insidious

    Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey

    Released2010

    Directed byJames Wan

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  • 8
    2001 Maniacs
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    2001 Maniacs

    Eli Roth, Peter Stormare

    Released2005

    Directed byTim Sullivan

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  • 9
    My Sister's Keeper
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    My Sister's Keeper

    Cameron Diaz, Alec Baldwin

    Released2009

    Directed byNick Cassavetes

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  • 10
    Critters
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    Critters

    Billy Zane, Dee Wallace

    Released1986

    Directed byStephen Herek

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  • 11
    Snakes on a Plane
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    Snakes on a Plane

    Samuel L. Jackson, Julianna Margulies

    Released2006

    Directed byDavid R. Ellis

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  • 12
    Asylum
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    Asylum

    Sarah Roemer, Lin Shaye

    Released2008

    Directed byDavid R. Ellis

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  • 13
    The Hidden
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    The Hidden

    Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Nouri

    Released1987

    Directed byJack Sholder

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  • 14
    Critters 2: The Main Course
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    Critters 2: The Main Course

    Lin Shaye, Scott Grimes

    Released1988

    Directed byMick Garris

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  • 15
    Driftwood
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    Driftwood

    Diamond Dallas Page, Lin Shaye

    Released2006

    Directed byTim Sullivan

    Driftwood is a 2006 horror film that was shown at the Screamfest LA International Horror Film... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Dumb & Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd
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    Dumb & Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd

    Shia LaBeouf, Rachel Nichols

    Released2003

    Directed byTroy Miller

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  • 17
    The Temp
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    The Temp

    Faye Dunaway, Oliver Platt

    Released1993

    Directed byTom Holland

    The Temp is a 1993 thriller film starring Timothy Hutton, Lara Flynn Boyle and Faye Dunaway.... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 18
    Contagion
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    Contagion

    Lin Shaye, Jeffrey Combs

    Released2002

    Directed byJohn Murlowski

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  • 19
    Boat Trip
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    Boat Trip

    Will Ferrell, Roselyn Sánchez

    Released2002

    Directed byMort Nathan

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  • 20
    A Good Old Fashioned Orgy
    20
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    A Good Old Fashioned Orgy

    Lake Bell, Leslie Bibb

    Released2011

    Directed byPete Huyck, Alex Gregory

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  • 21
    Say It Isn't So
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    Say It Isn't So

    Heather Graham, Sarah Silverman

    Released2001

    Directed byJames B. Rogers

    Say It Isn't So is a 2001 American comedy film starring Chris Klein and Heather Graham as two... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    The Three Stooges
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    The Three Stooges

    Kate Upton, Sofía Vergara

    Released2012

    Directed byPeter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

    The Three Stooges, also known as The Three Stooges: The Movie, is a 2012 slapstick comedy film... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    The Hidden II
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    The Hidden II

    Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Nouri

    Released1993

    Directed bySeth Pinsker

    The Hidden II is the 1993 direct-to-video sequel to the 1987 film The Hidden.
  • 24
    Living Out Loud
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    Living Out Loud

    Queen Latifah, Danny DeVito

    Released1998

    Directed byRichard LaGravenese

    Living Out Loud is a 1998 comedy-drama film written and directed by Richard LaGravenese and... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    The Hillside Strangler
    12
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    The Hillside Strangler

    C. Thomas Howell, Lin Shaye

    Released2004

    Directed byChuck Parello

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