Exceptional Modern Non-Widescreen Films


Whenever i'm working on a project in school or on my own time, i'm always thinking of the visual storytelling. It's kind of my first step in the creative process of film, painting up big pictures and scenes in my head.
Then what often comes to mind is how to find the most fitting way to tell a story. How should the composition engage the viewer and give multiple expressive thoughts?
The fact that 4:3 and similar aspect ratios has begun to make a comeback as a visually aesthetic tool for story in modern film, is a sign of the medium heading the right way.
The 4:3 aspect ratio for example has the look of a…

  • High Life
  • Asako I & II
  • The Assassin
  • American Honey
  • Blissfully Yours
  • No
  • First Reformed
  • Post Tenebras Lux
  • The Mountain
  • The Artist
  • Fish Tank
  • A Ghost Story
  • Ida
  • Cold War
  • Elephant
  • Laurence Anyways
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Son of Saul
  • River's Edge
  • Jauja
  • The Romance of Astrea and Celadon
  • Meek's Cutoff
  • Tabu
  • Harmonium
  • Mid90s
  • Niandra
  • Scarred Hearts
  • Blancanieves
  • Wuthering Heights
  • Crystal Swan
  • Nancy
  • The Night I Swam
  • Closeness
  • The Widowed Witch
  • Porto
  • All the Cities of the North
  • A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery
  • Horse Money
  • The Witch
  • Season of the Devil