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MLA Citation Examples

Format for online video


  1. Author.
  2. "Title of Video."
  3. Host Website,
  4. uploaded by User,
  5. Publication Date,
  6. URL.


Author. "Title of Video." Host Website, uploaded by User, date, URL.

Fogarty, Mignon. "Why are we overwhelmed and not just whelmed?" YouTube, uploaded by Grammar Girl, 23 Apr. 2020,

McGregor, Wayne. "A Choreographer's Creative Process in Real Time." TED, June 2012.

Format for films/movies


  1. Title of Film/Movie.
  2. Directed by Director,
  3. Other contributors,
  4. Publisher,
  5. Publication Date.
  6. Host Website,
  7. URL.


Title of Film/Movie. Directed by Director, performance(s) by Other contributor(s), Publisher, date. Host Website, URL.

Start with the movie title:

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Directed by George Lucas, performances by Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher, Twentieth Century Fox, 1977.

If you would like to focus on one person in particular you can list them first:

Lucas, George, director. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Twentieth Century Fox, 1977.

Watched on a streaming platform:

Always Be My Maybe. Directed by Nahnatchka Khan, Netflix, 2019. Netflix,