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MLA Citation Guide 9th Edition: Citing a DVD / Streaming Service

MLA Citation Guide 9th Edition

Basic DVD citation

Title of the Movie (in italics)Directed by First Name Last Name. Distributor, Date of release.

  • The Act of Killing. Directed by Joshua Oppenheimer. Drafthouser Films2014.
  • Acting Shakespeare. Directed by Kirk Browning. E1 Entertainment, 2009.

Streaming video from a website

Last Name, First Name. "Title of Video." Title of the Hosting Website (platform), Day Month Year of upload, URL of Video. 

Berns, Sam. "My Philosophy for a Happy Life." TED Talks, October 2013,

Episode of a television series watched on a rtreaming service (MLA Handbook)

"I Don't Want to Be Free." Killing Eve, season 1, episode 7, BBC America, 2018. Hulu,

Streaming video from a library database (MLA Style Center)

Title of Video (in italics). Production Company, DateName of the Database or Site (in italics), URL . 

World War II: The Propaganda Battle. Films Media Group, 2010. Films on


Movie watched in theater (MLA Handbook)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Directed by Rian Johnson, Walt Disney Studios, 2017.