Guide to Film Formats (Super 8 to IMAX)

Featuring this list are the important and most relevant motion picture film formats used throughout film history, with three of the movies/examples in which they were used. They are ranging from the smallest - Super 8 (8mm) to the biggest - IMAX (70mm). You can see all of the formats here, compared in sizes.


*Read notes* is essential for more information and hyperlinks about film formats.



Notable terms: List of all motion picture film formats, Movie projector, Movie camera, Aspect ratio, Cinematography, Letterboxing, Anamorphic format.


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  • Mary Jane's Not a Virgin Anymore
  • Year of the Horse
  • A Polish Vampire in Burbank
  • Clerks
  • Leaving Las Vegas
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Citizen Kane
  • Casablanca
  • Elephant
  • A Star Is Born
  • The High and the Mighty
  • East of Eden
  • White Christmas
  • The Searchers
  • Vertigo
  • The Big Country
  • Sayonara
  • Legend of the Lost
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • American Graffiti
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Blade Runner
  • Fight Club
  • No Country for Old Men
  • Oklahoma!
  • West Side Story
  • Baraka
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Spartacus
  • Zulu
  • Ben-Hur
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Dunkirk
  • A Beautiful Planet
  • First Man