Controversial biblical movies

2014 promises a number of epic tales from the Bible, the latest being<strong> "Noah,"</strong> starring Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly (out March 28). But not everyone is happy with the depictions in faith-based films. While "Noah" makes clear it's merely "inspired by" the Biblical story, that hasn't stopped the outpouring of concern and anger from those sensitive to the source material. Even before "Noah" hit theaters, it was banned in several Middle Eastern countries for contradicting the teachings of Islam with its portrayal of a prophet. See the films, past and present, that brought the Bible to the box office with a bang.

2014 promises a number of epic tales from the Bible, the latest being "Noah," starring Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly (out March 28). But not everyone is happy with the depictions in faith-based films. While "Noah" makes clear it's merely "inspired by" the Biblical story, that hasn't stopped the outpouring of concern and anger from those sensitive to the source material. Even before "Noah" hit theaters, it was banned in several Middle Eastern countries for contradicting the teachings of Islam with its portrayal of a prophet. See the films, past and present, that brought the Bible to the box office with a bang.