Movie-goers have a salvo of Biblical movies this year. To start off this year's list is Noah with Russell Crowe in the lead role, which opened last Thursday in cinemas on 2-D and IMAX.  This was preceded by 20th Century Fox's Son of God and will be followed by Ridley Scott's Exodus later this year.

Noah has Darren Aronofsky as director and writer with Ari Handel as co-writer. The film was based on the Bible's book of Genesis story about Noah's Ark.

A number of traditional Christians were angered by the movie Noah. They accused Aronofsky and Handel of using the story of Noah's Ark to create a propaganda film about global warming. This accusation was denied by Handel, who claimed the movie deals with guardianship.

Both Handel and Aronofsky think that the story of Noah's Ark should be regarded as a nursery tale. For them, Noah is a rescuer -- his role is to save the animals that are valuable to humanity and to each other. Handel says Noah's Ark is the dark side in the book of Genesis and is a timely movie in the modern era. He mentioned that in the past few years, people have taken an interest in doomsday stories and that Noah is perhaps the first account of the apocalypse. The movie also stars Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson, Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins, Logan Lerman and Douglas Booth.

Son of God is produced by Mark Burnett and Richard Bedser with Christopher Spencer as director. This movie is about the life of Jesus (from birth to his teachings, crucifixion and resurrection) presented in an effective, inspiring and persuasive visual tale. It was shot in striking settings with stunning visual effects and superb musical scoring. The cast includes Diogo Morgado as Jesus Christ, Sebastian Knapp as St. John, Darwin Shaw as St. Peter, Greg Hicks as Pilate, Adrian Schiller as Caiphas and Joe Wredden as Judas.

Exodus: Gods and Kings, produced by Peter Chernin and directed by Scott, has Bill Collage, Steven Zaillian and Adam Cooper as writers. The movie is taken from the Bible's book of Exodus, where Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt. The cast includes Christian Bale as Moses, Joel Edgerton as Rhamses, Aaron Paul as Joshua and Ben Kingsley and Sigourney Weaver. The movie has a December 12, 2014 release date.