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Still shot from the movie: Noah.


The biblical story of Noah (played by Russell Crowe) makes a big splash on the big screen. The movie recounts his prophetic decision to build an ark to protect his family, along with the Earth's animals, before God sends a global flood. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: B-
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 138
Theater Release: 28 Mar 2014
Video Release:
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

The movie shows the seven days of creation, along with the Adam and Eve story. How does the depiction of evolution in this sequence differ from the Biblical account of events? The rock warriors (that look like Transformers) are not mentioned in the Bible either. Nor is the sleep-inducing smoke that makes the animals slumber indefinitely. And missing from the script is the fact that Shem, Ham and Japheth all had wives. Are theses, and other departures from the original text, meant to make the story more engaging? Does the inclusion of this artistic license work, or does it become a distraction for people who are familiar with the Bible?

This movie doesn’t include any use of the word God, even as a profanity. Why do you think the director choose to avoid terms of Deity in a biblical story?

Noah becomes increasingly unstable as the story goes on. Is there any indication in the Genesis that God believes all mankind is bad and wants them destroyed so only animals inhabit the earth? Why is Noah unable to see the good in his sons? What is Noah’s wife willing to do for her children?

Learn more about the universal nature of the flood story and read the biblical account of Noah in Genesis chapters 6 trough 9.

Learn more about the inspiration for the character Tubal-cain.

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