Q. Do I have to cite a movie if I'm only mentioning the name?

In my paper, I say "we come to know about smuggling through movies like "The French Connection", "Traffic", "American Gangster" and television series such as "Miami Vice", also they should be in quotations right?


Thank you for the question about citing a movie.

  • You do not need to cite a movie if you are only mentioning its name.
  • You DO need to cite the movie if you use ideas, themes, or quotes expressed by the film.
  • Movie titles should be in italicsnot placed in quotation marks, in order to conform to proper APA style.

For other citation questions, see the APA Help Guide.

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  • Last Updated Jan 30, 2018
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