As we ease into spring, this list of women-led films and series will carry you through to brighter days. This month’s new releases include an array of eccentric series, heartfelt dramas, compelling documentaries and more! Here are our top 10 titles to watch in March 2024:

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500 Days in the Wild

Follow award-winning director and cinematographer Dianne Whelan, as she completes an epic journey across the infamous Canada Trail. This documentary takes viewers across 24,000 km of Canada’s land and trails, as Whelan hikes, bikes, paddles, snowshoes and skis from coast to coast, an incredible and exhilarating feat for a woman in her 50s who is not an extreme athlete. Starting out alone, disillusioned, and worried about climate change, this gruelling journey is a story full of surprises.

Release Date: March 1

Where to Watch: Select theaters

Analogue Revolution: How Feminist Media Changed the World

With International Women’s Day coming up, Analogue Revolution: How Feminist Media Changed the World is the perfect watch for this month! This documentary traces the fascinating history of feminist media in Canada while featuring trailblazing women who paved the way for women-led storytelling in our country. Directed by Marusya Bociurkiw, the eye-opening film examines the rise and fall of feminist media in Canada from the 1970s to 1990s. The featured women share the uphill battles they faced in getting their publications, films, and shows up and running while fighting a wave of misogyny and racism, shining a light on the untold stories of our country’s media.

Release Date: March 2

Where to Watch: Hot Docs Theatre

I Am Sirat 

I Am Sirat explores the duality of everyday life for Sirat, a transgender woman living in New Delhi. Caught between duty and self-determination, Sirat lives with her widowed mother, fulfilling responsibilities in the tradition of an Indian male. But for herself, her friends and co-workers, she identifies as Sirat, the woman she has always known herself to be. Mehta documents Sirat’s everyday life at work, home and with friends, as she longs for acceptance from her mother and embarks on a quest to reclaim herself. Shot entirely on smartphones, this documentary is a deeply moving collaboration between Sirat and award-winning filmmaker Deepa Mehta.

Release Date: March 3

Where to Watch: CBC Gem

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Hairy Tales 

Get ready for a follicle-filled adventure with the newest The Nature of Things documentary, Hairy Tales, from acclaimed filmmaker Leora Eisen. Both entertaining and informative, hosts Anthony Morgan and Sarika Cullis-Suzuki take viewers on a hair-raising journey from the salon to the lab to explore the science behind our locks. With insights from doctors, geneticists, leading researchers, and even a Guinness World Record holder for strong hair, the film covers all things from bad hair days to genetic predispositions, shedding light on the quest for a perfect hair day.

Release Date: March 7

Where to Watch: CBC Gem

Queen of the Deuce

Dive into the remarkable story of Chelly Wilson, a tenacious Jewish Greek-born woman, savvy businesswoman, and a pioneer of New York City’s porn cinema. From the ‘60s to the ‘80s Chelly ran several theatres along a strip known as The Deuce, the porn core of Times Square. Queen of the Deuce reveals Chelly’s origins as a taboo-breaking entrepreneur, the traumatic loss of her family to the Nazis and her colourful life amidst a notorious era of NYC’s history. 

Release Date: March 13

Where to Watch: CBC Gem

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Girls5eva – Season 3

Season 3 of this beloved musical comedy series picks back up with the members of the late ‘90s girl-group Girls5eva embarking on a comeback tour. With no plan, tour manager, or venues secured, the ladies pile into a van and hit the great unknown, doing their damnedest to promote their new album and get back on top. Will Girls5eva fast-track their comeback and sell their tour documentary in the process? Or will the road destroy them?

Release Date: March 14

Where to Watch: Netflix

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The Girls on the Bus 

Embrace your inner reporter with The Girls on the Bus, a new series chronicling life on the campaign trail for four female journalists, as they navigate friendship, love, and scandal.  The show centres on Sadie McCarthy (Melissa Benoist), a journalist who romanticizes the bygone era of campaign reporting, scrapping her whole life for a shot at covering the campaign for president. As she bonds with three of her competitors, the quartet become a found family with a front-row seat to the greatest soap opera in town — the battle for the White House.

Release Date: March 14

Where to Watch: Crave

Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour (Taylor’s Version) 

The Eras Tour and the following concert film catapulted Taylor Swift to a whole new level of fame in 2023. Now, the record-breaking film is finally available to stream, with the addition of the song “cardigan” and four acoustic performances. This enchanting, cinematic experience is a cleverly constructed showcase of Swift’s legacy as a songwriter and performer, highlighting the feat of artistry and stamina that is The Eras Tour. The film has already made history, grossing more than $260 million worldwide at the global box office, making it the top-selling concert film of all-time.

Release Date: March 15

Where to Watch: Disney+

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Davey & Jonesie’s Locker 

Two best friends, one ordinary locker, and a portal to the multiverse! This quirky coming-of-age comedy series follows Davey (Veronika Slowikowska) and Jonesie (Jaelynn Thora Brooks), two eccentric best friends who have always felt out of place with their peers. When they stumble upon a portal in their high school locker, the duo sets foot on a journey to escape mediocrity in favour of new horizons…but it turns out the portal only leads them to bizarre, offbeat versions of their high school.

Release Date: March 22

Where to Watch: Prime

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The Queen of My Dreams 

For those interested in sweeping, Bollywood-inspired dramas, The Queen of My Dreams may be the film for you. The film follows Azra (Amrit Kaur), who is worlds away from her Muslim mother Mariam (Nimra Bucha). When her father suddenly dies on a trip to Pakistan, Azra finds herself on a path through memories both real and imagined. Revisiting her mother’s youth in Karachi, and her own coming-of-age experiences in rural Canada, the film explores complex mother-daughter relationships as Azra finds herself in the past and present. 

Release Date: March 22

Where to Watch: Select Theatres