The first signs of spring are creeping in; the sun is staying out longer, and you may be hearing the call of the outdoors. OK, so maybe not quite yet, but perhaps it’s for the best, because Shomi’s March offerings are binge-worthy and jam-packed with goodies.
As of March 1, Shomi will have both Seasons 1 and 2 of the hit show Empire, which has won multiple awards, including Taraji P. Henson’s Golden Globe win for Best Actress. (As an added bonus, new episodes of Empire will air exclusively on Shomi, matching date-and-time with the U.S. broadcast, starting on March 31.)
READ MORE: Shomi: What was good in February?
The new movies available on the streaming service for March are extensive, and if you’re a fan of animated comedy, you’re going to love the selection. Among the titles released on Shomi this month are Beavis and Butthead Do America, South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut and Team America: World Police. Classic musical Grease, Oscar-winning Black Swan and ’80s teenage drama Pretty in Pink will also become available throughout March.
Global News and Shomi have teamed up to provide you with our best suggestions for new arrivals, long-time favourites and titles expiring from the service. Feel free to read the below if you find yourself shuffling aimlessly through Shomi. (Of course, the streaming service has many more titles than listed here. This is just a curated selection of some of the best on offer.)
Here’s what’s happening on Shomi in March.
Black Swan — March 1
A committed dancer (Natalie Portman) wins the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” only to find herself struggling to maintain her sanity.
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America — March 1
The dimwitted teen duo of Beavis and Butt-Head travel across America in search of their stolen television set.
Dreamgirls — March 1
A trio of black female soul singers (Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson, Anika Noni Rose) cross over to the pop charts in the early 1960s, facing their own personal struggles along the way.
Into the Wild — March 1
After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless (Emile Hirsch) abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.
South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut — March 1
When the four boys see an R-rated movie featuring Canadians Terrance & Phillip, they are pronounced “corrupted,” and their parents pressure the United States to wage war against Canada.
Team America: World Police — March 1
Popular Broadway actor Gary Johnston is recruited by the elite counter-terrorism organization Team America: World Police. As the world begins to crumble around him, he must battle with terrorists, celebrities and falling in love.
Grease — March 4
Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they’re now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?
Pretty in Pink — March 14
A poor girl (Molly Ringwald) must choose between the affections of her doting childhood sweetheart and a rich-but-sensitive playboy.
School Ties — March 14
Set in the 1950s, a star quarterback (Brendan Fraser) is given an opportunity to attend an elite preparatory school but must conceal the fact that he is Jewish.
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? — March 24
Gilbert (Johnny Depp) has to care for his brother Arnie (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his obese mother, which gets in the way when love walks into his life.
READ MORE: What is Shomi and how does it work?
Empire (Seasons 1 & 2) — March 1
A hip-hop mogul must choose between his three sons who are battling for control over his multi-million dollar company, while his ex-wife schemes to get what’s hers.
You, Me and the Apocalypse (Season 1) — March 4
When a group of ordinary people learn that an eight-mile wide comet is on a collision course with Earth, they hunker beneath the town of Slough to watch the end of the world on television.
Married (Season 2) — March 25
This show revolves around the lengths to which two best friends are willing to go in order to salvage their marriage.
UnREAL (Season 1) — March 11
A behind-the-scenes look at the chaos surrounding the production of a dating competition program.
FOR THE KIDS
Penguins of Madagascar (Season 1) — March 4
Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private join forces with undercover organization The North Wind to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world as we know it.
Batman: The Animated Series (Seasons 1 & 2) — March 11
The Dark Knight battles crime in Gotham City with occasional help from Robin and Batgirl.
Wallace & Grommit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit — March 1
Wallace and his loyal dog, Grommit, set out to discover the mystery behind the garden sabotage that plagues their village and threatens the annual giant vegetable-growing contest.
READ MORE: Shomi now available for all Canadians
Dragons’ Den (Seasons 6 — 8) — March 31
A group of business people listen to sales pitches and decide whether to finance their business or not.
Air Force One — March 29
Hijackers seize the plane carrying the President of the United States (Harrison Ford) and his family, but he — an ex-soldier — works to defeat them.
Spider-Man — March 13
When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil after tragedy befalls his family.