Find the latest TV shows and movies to stream on Academy On Demand

Academy On Demand is the streaming rental store from Auckland's home of arthouse and independent film, Academy Cinemas. MORE

The catalogue is curated by Academy Cinemas' staff and features New Zealand, LGBQTI+, cult and music collections.

What devices can I use to watch Academy On Demand?
Devices: Chromecast, Apple TV
Mobile/Tablets: Via the ScreenPlus app on iOS and Android
PCs & Laptops: Any internet browser

How much does it cost to rent/buy movies on Academy On Demand?
Pricing varies, standard rental prices are $4.99. You have a 30-day rental window to start watching your movie, once you've started you've got 48 hours to finish it.

More info & links
Academy On Demand’s official website
All new movies and TV shows streaming in New Zealand

Poster for The Bad Guys

The Bad Guys

This DreamWorks animated heist film centres on a rag-tag group of misfit animals. When their latest caper gets them caught, the gang must learn how to be good guys... or at least look like "good guys."
Poster for The Lost City

The Lost City

A reclusive romance novelist (Sandra Bullock) is stuck on a book tour with her cover model (Channing Tatum) only for things to take a weirder turn when a kidnapping attempt throws them into a deadly jungle adventure. Co-stars Brad Pitt and Daniel Radcliffe.
Poster for Titane


From the director of French cult horror Raw comes this Palme d'Or-winning thriller about an erotic dancer and occasional murderer forced on the run, attempting an improbable disguise.
Poster for X (2022)

X (2022)

Looking to make an adult film in a secluded farmhouse, a group of young filmmakers' mission turns nasty - well, nastier - when the property owners' leering interest takes a violent turn in this 1979-set horror written and directed by Ti West (The Innkeepers).
Poster for Mavis!


Documentary biopic on the incomparable Mavis Staples, the almighty singer whose family group – the Staple Singers – invigorated millions and helped power the civil rights movement with their music.
Poster for After Yang

After Yang

In the near future, a father and daughter try to save the life of Yang, their beloved robotic family member.
Poster for Cinderella (2021)

Cinderella (2021)

Latin Grammy Award-winning Cuban singer Camila Cabello is Cinderella in this modern retelling of the classic fairytale, co-starring Tony Award winner Billy Porter. The cast also features Minnie Driver, James Corden and comedian John Mulaney.
Poster for Dog (2022)

Dog (2022)

Channing Tatum stars in and co-directs this road trip comedy, following an army ranger tasked with transporting an unruly Belgian Shepherd across the Pacific Coast Highway to its owner's funeral.
Poster for Happening (L’événement)

Happening (L’événement)

Winner of the Golden Lion at Venice 2021, this adaptation of Annie Ernaux's novel looks back on the author's experience with abortion when it was still illegal in France in the 1960s.
Poster for Nowhere Special

Nowhere Special

BAFTA nominee James Norton (Little Women) leads this father-son drama as a terminally ill single dad determined to use the time he has left to find his son a new family.
Poster for Rabbit Academy

Rabbit Academy

Easter's in danger, and a rabbit must trust a fox to save the occasion in this animated family film.
Poster for Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Tails, Sonic's flying sidekick, plays a big part in this sequel to the hit 2020 family adventure based on the classic videogame. Jim Carrey and Ben Schwartz return alongside director Jeff Fowler.
Poster for Sweetie


Director Jane Campion (The Piano) explores the relationships between twentysomething sisters and their parents in this comedic family dysfunctions tale.
Poster for The Burning Sea

The Burning Sea

The follow-up to Norwegian disaster films The Wave and The Quake sees a submarine operator rushing to save members of an oil rig after a crack in the ocean floor leads to a natural disaster.
Poster for The Desert Said Dance

The Desert Said Dance

The Baja 1000 is a race like no other. It is the longest non-stop, point to point, offroad race in the world. Anyone can enter the Baja 1000, but not everyone will finish
Poster for The Duke

The Duke

Based on a real art theft, Jim Broadbent stars as an older taxi driver who stole a priceless portrait from London's National Gallery. His ransom? Free television for the elderly. From the director of Notting Hill, co-starring Matthew Goode (Downton Abbey) and the almighty Helen Mirren.
Poster for Belle (2021)

Belle (2021)

A teenage girl in a rural town suddenly has the attention of an online universe in this sci-fi fantasy anime from Mamoru Hosoda, writer-director of the Academy Award-nominated Mirai.
Poster for Fatherhood (2021)

Fatherhood (2021)

Kevin Hart is raising his daughter as a single father in this adaptation of Matthew Logelin's New York Times best-selling memoir, Two Kisses for Maddy.
Poster for Studio 666

Studio 666

Foo Fighters aim to record their 10th album in an Encino mansion, only to find themselves fighting supernatural forces that threaten to derail the completion of the album and their lives.
Poster for Drive My Car

Drive My Car

Winner of Best International Feature at the 2022 Oscars and Best Screenplay at Cannes 2021, this Japanese drama from Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Happy Hour) follows a happily married stage director who must suddenly deal with life without his beloved partner.
Poster for Flee


Before marrying his longtime boyfriend, a man reveals his secret and devastating past in this Sundance award-winning animated documentary.