Guidelines for Citing Films*
For bibliographic citations at the end of your paper, list films 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.
If you want to emphasize specific performers or directors, begin the citation with the name of the desired performer or director, followed by the appropriate title for that person.
**Adapted from the Purdue OWL (https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/mla_style/mla_formatting_and_style_guide/mla_works_cited_other_common_sources.html )
To cite a film in the body of your paper, use an in-text citation. Your in-text citations will match up with how you've cited the film in your bibliography.
So, if you cited the film by the title, the in-text citation would include the films title.
You can even shorten the film name after using the full name one time in your paper.
If you cited the film using the director's name in the bibliography, continue to do it that way in your in-text citations.
More examples here: https://style.mla.org/in-text-citation-film/
This section provides information about writing a paper in MLA style, and includes the following sections:
Writing your paper
Creating a Works Cited Page