9 SXSW Movies That'll Give You FOMO

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The South by Southwest Film Festival will take Austin by storm in coming days, with thousands of film enthusiasts and plenty of celebrities in attendance. In the midst of all the tacos, photo ops and cries of "Is that sunshine?!" some of 2015's biggest and most exciting movies will make their world debuts.

From the hilarious to the inspiring, here are nine movies we can't wait to see at SXSW 2015.

"Brand: A Second Coming"


Comedian Russell Brand shares his thoughts on life, love, sex, comedy and more in this first-person account, premiering Friday night (March 13) at SXSW.

"Trainwreck" (Work in Progress)

Want to be among the first to see a kinda-sorta close to done version of Judd Apatow's latest masterpiece? Of course you do. Starring Amy Schumer and Bill Hader, "Trainwreck" follows the journey of a woman whose life is, well, kind of a mess as she crashes into the one who may be her match.


Melissa McCarthy's latest team-up with director Paul Feig? Yes, please. "Spy" makes its world premiere Sunday night (March 15), and if it's anywhere half as funny as watching the bathroom scene in "Bridesmaids" (another Feig creation), we're so, so there.

"7 Chinese Brothers"

Jason Schwartzman (and his dog) star in a film exploring what it is to be a drifter. As he says in one of the promo clips released when a woman tells him to "get lost," "I am lost." We're in.

"Ex Machina"

We're officially super-scared of robots again now that we've gotten even just a glimpse of this one, starring Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson and Oscar Isaac. Color us intrigued.

"The Final Girls"


Taissa Farmiga stars as a girl pulled into the world of her late mother's most famous film, a horror movie. Will she make it out? We can't wait to see.

"Lost River"

If Ryan Gosling's directorial debut doesn't turn your head, we don't know what will. Taking place partly in the mind, we can't wait to see what The Gos has in store for us.

"A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story"

Ready to get inspired? It would be hard to leave "A Brave Heart" without feeling some major feels. Lizzie Velasquez, who has a rare congenital condition that doesn't allow her to gain weight, has risen above the haters and advocated for anti-bullying legislation. Bring a tissue for this one.


This story of two boys who spent seven summers of their lives making a shot-for-shot remake of "Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Arc," and then came back together 30 years later to complete the film's final shot, will make you laugh, make you cry and definitely make you wonder how two 12-year-olds pulled off practical effects like that. And seeing it with a bunch of film enthusiasts in Austin? Incomparable.

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