How to Cite a TV Show or Movie in MLA

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To cite a TV show or movie you watched on a streaming service, follow the guidelines below. Remember, the key to making good citations is to give credit to the right people/organization. You can apply these formulas to any TV or movie content you watch on any streaming service, including Netflix, Google Play, Hulu, Amazon Prime, etc.

If you’d rather use a citation form, here is the citation generator form for citing a TV show in MLA.

Citing a specific TV episode:

“Grief Counseling.” The Office, season 3, episode 4, NBC, 12 Oct. 2006. Netflix,

Citing an entire TV series:

The Office, created by Greg Daniels and Roger Nygard, Deedle-Dee Productions and Universal Media Studios, 2005-2013. Netflix,

Citing Films or Movies

Films should be listed alphabetically by their title. Include the name of the director, the film studio or distributor, and the release year. If relevant, list performer names after the director’s name.

Beauty and the Beast. Directed by Bill Condon, performances by Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, and Josh Gad, Walt Disney Studios, 2017. Netflix,

*These examples are in MLA 9 format.


Looking for APA guides? Here is the guide on how to cite a TV show in APA.



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