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by Elizabeth, ReelClassics.com 2003

The films listed next to the graphics below were intended for theatrical exhibition in that aspect ratio, although they may not have actually been filmed in one of the specific processes (listed in purple) most commonly associated with that aspect ratio.

1.33:1 Standard Aspect RatioFor example: BIRTH OF A NATION (1915), THE MAN FROM TEXAS (1915), INTOLERANCE (1916), A DOG'S LIFE (1918), BROKEN BLOSSOMS (1919), THE SHEIK (1921), ROBIN HOOD (1922), THE THIEF OF BAGDAD (1924), THE GOLD RUSH (1925), BEN-HUR (1925), METROPOLIS (1927), THE JAZZ SINGER (1927), ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (1930)
For example: LITTLE CAESAR (1931), KING KONG (1933), IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934), TOP HAT (1935), GONE WITH THE WIND (1939), STAGECOACH  (1939), THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939), CITIZEN KANE (1941), CASABLANCA (1942), IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946), SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (1952), THE QUIET MAN (1952), FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1953)
1.66:1 Standard European RatioFor example: SHANE (1953), EXECUTIVE SUITE (1954), TO CATCH A THIEF (1955), GIANT (1956), THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (1956), THE DEFIANT ONES (1958), NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959), BIRDMAN OF ALCATRAZ (1962), 8 1/2 (1963), DR. STRANGELOVE (1964), DAS BOOT (1981), FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL (1994)
1.75:1For example: CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (1954), THE FAR COUNTRY (1954), BLACKBOARD JUNGLE (1955), THE SEARCHERS (1956), THE ABSENT MINDED PROFESSOR (1961), THE PARENT TRAP (1961), A HARD DAY'S NIGHT (1964), MARY POPPINS (1964), THE LITTLE MERMAID (1989), ALADDIN (1992)
1.85:1 Standard American Aspect RatioFor example: WHITE CHRISTMAS (1954), STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND (1955), HIGH SOCIETY (1956), FUNNY FACE (1957), GUNFIGHT AT THE O.K. CORRAL (1957), VERTIGO (1958), PSYCHO (1960), BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967), THE GODFATHER (1972), CHARIOTS OF FIRE (1981), E.T. (1982), BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (1991)
2.00:1For example: NIAGARA FALLS (1926), VERA CRUZ (1954), MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION (1954), FRANCIS JOINS THE WACS (1954), MAN WITHOUT A STAR (1955), UNDERWATER! (1955), LIBEL (1959), FURY AT SMUGGLERS BAY (1961), THE DIRTY DOZEN (1967), MAN OF LA MANCHA (1972)
2.20:1For example: SLEEPING BEAUTY (1959), EXODUS (1960), 55 DAYS AT PEKING (1963), LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1963), MY FAIR LADY (1964), THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965), THE BIBLE (1966), 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968), PATTON (1970), TRON (1982), HAMLET (1996)
2.35:1For example: LADY AND THE TRAMP (1955), BHOWANI JUNCTION (1956), AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER (1957), ADVISE AND CONSENT (1962), DR. ZHIVAGO (1965), COOL HAND LUKE (1967), THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE (1972), STAR WARS (1977), AMADEUS (1984)
2.55:1For example: THE ROBE (1953), HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE (1953), SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS (1954), 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA (1954), MISTER ROBERTS (1955), OKLAHOMA! (1955), RAINTREE COUNTY (1957)
For example: SCENT OF MYSTERY (1960), THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM (1962), THE LAST VALLEY (1971)
For example: MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (1962), IT'S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD (1963), THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE (1964), THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD (1965), KHARTOUM (1966)
2.76:1For example: BEN-HUR (1959), THE BIG FISHERMAN (1959)
For example: THIS IS CINERAMA (1952), SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD (1956), SOUTH SEAS ADVENTURE (1958)

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