cinematography

1.33:1 or 4:3
standard (academy) and standard-definition video

Freaks

Tod Browning, 1932

1.66:1
most European theatrical showings

A Night to Remember

Roy Ward Baker, 1958

1.78:1 or 16:9
high-definition video

2012

Roland Emmerich, 2009

1.85:1
US theatrical showings since the 1960s

Wings of the Hawk

Budd Boetticher, 1953

2.39:1
CinemaScope, anamorphic wide-screen

Land of the Pharoahs

Howard Hawks, 1955

2.39:1
Cinerama, three aligned projectors shown on curved screen

This Is Cinerama!

Merian C. Cooper et al., 1952

2.75:1
aspect ratio of Ultra-Panavision 70

Ben-Hur

William Wyler, 1959

4.00:1
rare use of Polyvision (three 35mm 1.33:1 projected side by side)

Napoléon

Abel Gance, 1927